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A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Military

Microsoft researchers say their newest deep learning system beats humans — and Google

Microsoft Research has outdone itself again when it comes to a trendy type of artificial intelligence called deep learning.<p>In a new academic paper, employees in the Asian office of the tech giant’s research arm say their latest deep learning system can outperform humans by one metric.<p>The Microsoft …

DARPA shows off its tech for indexing the deep web

On Sunday night, <i>60 Minutes</i> aired a segment about the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, and its attempts to secure the internet …

Machine Learning

Bizdaq Lets You Buy Or Sell Small And Medium-Sized Businesses

I’ve always wanted to buy a coffee shop, and if I ever make enough money to do so (blogger to VC, anyone?), Leeds, UK-based Bizdaq could just be the startup to make it happen. Aiming to disrupt the traditional ‘business transfer market’, the platform lets those with an existing small to …

Small Business

A Crypto Trick That Makes Software Nearly Impossible to Reverse-Engineer

Software reverse engineering, the art of pulling programs apart to figure out how they work, is what makes it possible for sophisticated hackers to …

What you earn in your 20s may predict your salary for the rest of your career

Your personality takes shape, plus you make choices about your career, marriage, and where you're going to live.<p>It's also the time when you set your earning trajectory, according to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.<p>"Across the board, the bulk of earnings growth happens …

Federal Reserve

Hyperloop Technologies is trying to make Elon Musk's dream a reality

It's still early, but the Hyperloop is potentially a world-changing mode of transportation<p>The Hyperloop, an idea first discussed by Tesla and Space X CEO Elon Musk back in 2013, is one of the most ambitious technological projects around and would provide the ability to travel between Los Angeles …

High-speed Rail

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

National Academy of Sciences

Conductor Proves Web Presence Management Is A Real Thing With $27 Million In Series D

Conductor, the web presence management platform that looks to put an end to ads, has today raised $27 million in Series D funding led by Catalyst Investors, with participation from existing investors including FirstMark Capital, Matrix Partners, and Investor Growth Capital. A new investor, Blue …

Marketing

Elon Musk Just Gave An Amazing Tip On How To Learn A Lot Quickly

But he wouldn't be any of those things if he wasn't ridiculously good at learning.<p>During the course of his career, Musk has mastered online payments, rocket flight, and electric car manufacturing, plus a host of other subjects.<p>In Monday night's Reddit AMA, user aerovistae asked Musk how he learns …

Tesla

Byron Wien Sees S&P 500 Rallying 15%, Putin Resignation

U.S. stocks will rally for a fourth year even as economic growth slows and computer hackers destabilize a major bank, Byron Wien said in his annual …

Markets

Tech 2015: Deep Learning And Machine Intelligence Will Eat The World

Despite what Stephen Hawking or Elon Musk say, hostile Artificial Intelligence is not going to destroy the world anytime soon. What is certain to happen, however, is the continued ascent of the practical applications of AI, namely deep learning and machine intelligence. The word is spreading in all …

How to hack AngelList and find your dream investor

When startups are fundraising for the first time, "everyone makes the same mistakes", AngelList's European chief Philipp Moehring tells the audience …

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery | WIRED

Franklin knew that his computers would do anything he told them to. That was a problem and a temptation. “It's very easy to fall into the trap of …

How Goldman Sachs Decides Whether A Job Candidate Is A 'Critical Thinker'

The Wall Street Journal reports that hiring managers at Goldman Sachs, recently ranked by LinkedIn as one of the world's 100 most in-demand employers, are looking for someone who is able to "make use of information that's available in their journey to arrive at a conclusion or decision."<p>The …

Goldman Sachs

Brain-Sensor Wearable Headbands De-Stress You in Minutes

I'm staring at a beach and listening for seagulls in the distance. When a voice asks me to concentrate on my breathing, requesting I count in …

Cloudera bought DataPad because data scientists need tooling, too

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Shutterstock / fivespots<p>Cloudera has acquired a data-visualization startup called DataPad in order to bring DataPad’s …

MIT to offer its first professional MOOC in big data

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: Slavoljub Pantelic<p>The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been involved in online education since the early …

The Crowdfunder’s Dilemma

My crowdfunding campaign is fully funded now and I’m preparing metrics and other measurements to help us both understand some best practices for crowdfunding. But, until then, I wanted to comment a bit on the problems facing crowdfunders when it comes to marketing and sales. I’m a writer and it’s …

Let’s build a semantic web by creating a Wikipedia for relevancy

Advertisement<p>11 Comments<p>Everyone is always asking me how big our ontology is. How many nodes are in your ontology? How many edges do you have? Or the …

The Simple Question That Helps You Use LinkedIn Better

LinkedIn can accelerate your career–if you understand this key to the site.<p>For its founder Reid Hoffman, launching LinkedIn ten years ago was like jumping off a cliff and building an airplane on the way down–but what vehicle hath he wrought upon the working world?<p>Writing at <i>HBR</i>, social media …

LinkedIn

One important gold chart

I’m not going to waste time with a long-winded introduction today. Just look at this chart:<p>(<i>Source:</i> <i>www.zerohedge.com</i>)<p>The thought for today will be …

Shock and awesome

PAUL MURPHY posts an interesting chart from Capital Economics, showing a divergence between the prices of equities and commodities:<p><b>Get our daily</b> …

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What is the World Trade Organisation?

Brazil's Roberto Azevedo has beaten Mexican veteran Herminio Blanco in the race to become the new leader of the World Trade Organization, according to reports. Here, we take closer look at what the WTO does.<p>The World Trade Organisation (WTO) was established in January 1995 with the aim of helping …