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Report: Amazon To Open Hundreds Of Brick-And-Mortar Bookstores

Amazon, the online retailer that killed off so many independent bookshops, is getting ready to launch its own brick-and-mortar book chain. According to the <i>Wall Street Journal</i>, the CEO of a major mall operator, General Growth Properties, revealed on Tuesday that Amazon intends to launch hundreds of …

Apple Loop: Latest iPhone 7 Leaks, Apple Chases HBO and Time Warner, Microsoft's Apple Attack

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes all the details on iOS 9.3, the continuing anger over Apple’s removal of the headphone jack in the next iPhone, Microsoft’s attack on the iPad Pro, Apple’s potential purchase of Time Warner, the impressive …

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11 Books By CEOs That Will Teach You How to Be Successful

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15 Books by Billionaires On How to Run the World

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Timbaland y Aaliyah, sonando a Daft Punk

Hace unos días se anunció que Timbaland lanzaría una mixtape por Navidad que contaría con la voz de Aaliyah, fallecida hace 15 años. Hoy ya puede …

Radiohead estrenan 'Spectre’, su tema para la última entrega de 'James Bond'

Radiohead ha querido hacer un regalo a sus seguidores por Navidad. Se trata de ‘Spectre’, un tema que el grupo escribió, efectivamente, para la …

Revenge of the nerds

<b>Which degrees give the best financial returns?</b><p>THE economies of the rich world increasingly depend upon skilled workers, and college degrees are in …

College & University

Teaching algorithms for Big Data

“algorithms for Big Data” (sometimes the name can slightly vary) is a new graduate class that has been introduced by many top computer science …

Bringing business intelligence to big data

Extracting useful information from business data used to mean waiting for the IT department to run reports. Increasingly though there's demand for …

Machine learning is the new SQL

Before the emergence of today’s massive data sets, organisations primarily stored their data in relational databases produced by the likes of Oracle, …

The 22 books you should read before you quit your job to start a business

I was recently visited by a good friend I went to university with.<p>He's still in the field of architecture, and it was the first time we'd seen each other since I'd given up on the industry in favor of entrepreneurship.<p>During his visit we talked a lot about the Architecture industry as a whole, our …

Excel 2016 introduces and streamlines data analysis capabilities | On MSFT

The pervasive tech of today without a doubt is big data. Companies and tools are springing up to analyze and visualize the massive amounts of data …

Google Glass Is Alive And Well And Living In The Enterprise

Rumors of Google Glass’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Google Glass is not dead. It’s not hospitalized. It’s not gravely ill. It is not even convalescing.<p>In fact, it’s alive and well, hard at work and living in the enterprise.<p>The enterprise, you say? What came over it?<p>Google Glass had its …

Keith Rabois Leads $1.5 Million Round For “Even,” An Interest-Free, Mobile Alternative To Payday Loans

A startup whose first product is a mobile money management application called Even, designed to offer low-income workers interest-free credit to help them make ends meet in between paychecks, has raised $1.5 million in a seed round led by Keith Rabois of Khosla Ventures, with participation from …

As Developers Depart, Google Glass Is Ready To Become This Era’s Segway

Just over 18 months ago Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said he found having to talk to Google Glass out loud “the weirdest thing” and admitted that there would be “places where Google Glass are inappropriate.” Well, hello! I think the average person could have told Google this long before they spent …

The Spider Of Silicon Valley: Inside 'Zuck & Friends' Secret Billionaire Fund

<i>Not all financial advisors are created equal. Meet Divesh Makan, consigliere to Silicon Valley’s brightest billionaires.</i><p>In the hierarchy of the investment business, stockbrokers have long occupied a spot near the bottom of the food chain. They are the hunters and gatherers, knocking on doors to …

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Japan's Economy Is In Deeper Trouble Than We Thought

The data indicated that the hit from April's sales tax hike turned out to be bigger than expected.<p>Abe, who has called a snap poll for Sunday, hopes voters will agree that his stimulus policies and a decision to delay a second sales tax hike next year will revive a sputtering economy.<p>The revision to …

Economy

GOLDMAN: Here Are The 10 Big Market Stories That'll Dominate 2015

Looking forward, the analysts at Goldman Sachs have been rolling out their 2015 forecasts through a series of notes. They've already offered their top eight trades for the year while forecasting that the S&P 500 would climb modestly to 2,100.<p>All of their forecasts fit in the context of their "Top …

15 Ways to Test Your Minimum Viable Product

<i>Chris Bank is the Growth Lead at UXPin, the UX Design App. He recently co-authored the Guide to UX Design & Process Documentation.</i><p>Though the MVP provides a means to test hypotheses as a starting point, it does not imply that it is easy to build. The idea behind this exercise is not to see if the …

Code.org Breaks Indiegogo Fundraising Record As It Reaches Halfway Point

Code.org, the organization backed by Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates that aims to teach children how to program, has set a new fundraising record on the crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. On Tuesday, the nonprofit’s campaign surpassed the $2.5 million benchmark set in August, with 41 days left to …

London Startup CheckoutSmart, A Grocery Cashback App Similar To Groupon’s Snap, Scores £1.5M Funding

London-based CheckoutSmart, a cashback app for UK supermarket shoppers — and similar to Groupon’s Canada and U.S.-only Snap — has raised a £1.5 million round of funding. Not only is the startup founded by Chris Howarth (who previously founded and exited retail analytics company Retail Insight) but …

Japan abruptly acts to stimulate economy

TOKYO — Japan is opting for another round of shock treatment, in a stark admission that the country’s economic revival plan is faltering.<p>After insisting for more than a year that its aggressive monetary action was sufficient, the Bank of Japan on Friday unexpectedly announced that it would buy …

Economy

Here’s How To Create A Workspace That Empowers Your People And Business

You can’t just throw some plants around the office and move some desks–designing an inspiring workplace takes research and care.<p>Amidst the constant debate about workplace design and the merits of cubicles and open-office layouts, it’s imperative we don’t lose sight of the fact that there are proven …

Meet Consano, The Crowdfunding Platform That Wants To Help Cure Cancer [TCTV]

Crowdfunding has been a godsend for getting lots of projects off the ground that otherwise may not have attracted dollars from traditional powers-that-be in retail manufacturing, music, movies, and the like. So at a time when the federal dollars that typically fund medical research are under more …

A Very Short History Of Data Science

The story of how data scientists became sexy is mostly the story of the coupling of the mature discipline of statistics with a very young one–computer science. The term “Data Science” has emerged only recently to specifically designate a new profession that is expected to make sense of the vast …