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We need to talk about TED | Benjamin Bratton

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster<p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.<p>But have you ever …

Elon Musk: Triumph of His Will

For his entire life, Elon Musk has bent people to his insatiable will. Most recently, he's co-opted NASA. And now we'll see whether he's a) the visionary who forces americans to become explorers again, or b) a man so distracted by vision that his life's work is a series of brilliant disappointments.<p>…

Who Belongs to the Lower Middle Class, and Why Does It Matter?

It’s been a good week, rhetorically, for those who care about reducing inequality. Last Tuesday, in his first papal exhortation, Pope Francis bewailed the unequal distribution of global wealth, using language that sounded, at times, quite Marxist: “But until exclusion and inequality in society and …

Sick Kids Are Just the Beginning of America’s Lead Crisis

Yahoo’s Bad Week Continues: Flickr Crashed Today, Too

Wow, Yahoo just can’t catch a break. Yahoo’s photo-sharing service Flickr went down this morning, in a brief outage that appears to have started around 11 AM ET, lasting for over an hour. The first report of the site’s issues were posted to Twitter around 11 AM ET, but the velocity of tweets kicked …

Consumer Behavior, Not Snapchat, Created The Need For Instagram Direct

This morning Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature to privately send your friends photos and videos. Instagram refers to these photos on its blog as ‘moments’ to help people share things like “An inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one …

Dell Ventures Launches $300M Fund And Inks Deal With Dropbox, Showing Deeper Focus On Storage

Dell Ventures has announced a $300 million “Strategic Innovation” venture fund to invest in startups that have a focus on areas, such as storage, next-generation data-center technology and mobile. The deal follows the company’s news today of a global sales relationship with Dropbox. The two pieces …

Twitter Reveals The Most Retweeted Message Of 2013

"Thank you all for helping me through this time with your enormous love & support. Cory will forever be in my heart," read the tweet by co-star Lea Michele (@msleamichele) about Monteith's fatal drug overdose.<p>It was retweeted more than 408,000 times by users from 133 countries, making it the …

Let Beyonce Be Your Guide and Other Must-Read Business Tips

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>A roundup of the best tips of the week from Entrepreneur.com.</i><p>By any definition, Beyoncé is a superstar entertainer, so it's hard to believe that she would release an album without any fanfare or advance warning. But that's exactly what …

Entrepreneurship

Forget Setting Goals. Focus on This Instead.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, writing a best-selling book, winning a championship, and so on.<p>And for most of us, the …

Marathons

To Boost Innovation, Reboot Your Conversations

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You might not realize it, but a simple question such as, “How could you say that?” or “What were you thinking?” can stop creativity in its tracks. Such phrases activate people’s fear networks. Blood rushes to their primitive brain, …

Leadership

Why Hating the Competition Will Get You Nowhere

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I recently participated in a panel discussion on entrepreneurism and was asked by someone in the audience how to handle competition when you're building a startup. My short answer? Embrace it.<p>Using real or perceived competition to help …

Customers

Why Stellar Customer Service Is Key to Building Your Online Brand

If you and your employees truly believe the customer is always right, you can build one heck of a successful brand using social media.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>In his book</i> Tweet Naked<i>, online marketing expert and social media agency CEO Scott Levy provides the</i> …

Social Media

Preaching the Morality of Capitalism

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>On the eve of Christmas Eve, otherwise known as the Obamacare enrollment deadline, it seems fitting to ask why those who support and defend the free markets seem so afraid to embrace the moral foundation of their arguments.<p>It has been a …

Health Care

Fossil Fuels Get Half-A-Trillion-Dollar Christmas Present From Taxpayers

<b>Published on</b> December 19th, 2013 | <i>by Zachary Shahan</i><p>20<p>December 19th, 2013 by <b>Zachary Shahan</b><p>Fossil fuels have dominated the global energy market and …

5 Demand Response Trends to Watch in 2014

The term "demand response" is so 2010. It’s still the phrase the industry throws around to describe shedding load when the grid needs some help. But …

Energy Efficiency

The Great American Class War: Plutocracy Versus Democracy

<i>This is an edited version of a speech Bill Moyers delivered at the Brennan Center for Justice. It was first published at</i> TomDispatch.<p>I met Supreme …

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Why the future of the light bulb is flat

Philips launched a dimmable, LED lightbulb Monday with a completely different shape. Instead of a round bulb-shape, this lightbulb is a relatively …