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Microsoft buys edtech startup Flipgrid and makes the video discussion tool free for all schools

Microsoft has acquired education technology startup Flipgrid, Inc., and immediately announced that the subscription social learning platform will be …

Education Technology

Collaborative Robots Used in eCommerce Fulfillment

What we refer to as autonomous mobile robots are not. They are not really autonomous that is. Autonomy suggests some level of independence by a human, or a robot, in picking which tasks to work on and how they are completed. But the ROI from mobile robots is based on the centralized intelligence …

Robotics

Google Search can help you decide on which college to attend

Selecting an institution for yours or your children's higher education is a difficult process, but it's one of the most important decisions in life. …

Google Search

Tableau rival Domo files for $100 million IPO as another enterprise software company goes public

Business data intelligence startup Domo filed for a $100 million IPO on Friday, becoming the latest enterprise software company to test the public …

Resource Planning

Instabridge, the Wi-Fi sharing community, scores $3M more funding for Asia expansion

Sweden’s Instabridge, the Wi-Fi sharing community and mobile app that has proved particularly popular in Brazil and Mexico, has scored $3 million in further funding — money it’s pegged for Asia expansion, starting with India.<p>The new round is led by Luminar Ventures (headed up by Magnus Bergman and …

10 Ways to Make the Denim Jumpsuit Work for You

Denim jumpsuits are decidedly summery, and we refuse to <i>not</i> wear one everywhere we go. The trick is picking the right silhouette for the occasion. A pair of baggy overalls, surprisingly, won't fly at a wedding, but we have an option that will. Then style the look accordingly—earrings, heels, …

Instagram now lets you link to hashtags and other profiles in your bio

Your social media bios are where you introduce yourself to the world, and Instagram gives you a canvas of 150 characters to accomplish this. Until very recently, this was a bit of a gilded cage. Instagram restricted users to mere text, emoji, and hyperlinks, and it wasn’t possible to link to …

We Need To Shut Bitcoin And All Other Cryptocurrencies Down. Here's Why.

Last week I wrote an article on illicit cryptomining – how hackers are sneaking cryptocurrency transaction processing software onto corporate networks, personal computers, and other devices. I attempted to raise the alarm, calling this threat the most dangerous of 2018.<p>I didn’t go far enough.<p>Upon …

Bitcoin

Duolingo data shows this is the fastest way to learn a new language

Language-learning app Duolingo recently combed through a mountain of user data to find the best times each day to practice a foreign language. Its findings were published today at <i>Quartz</i>.<p>The findings essentially mirrored a 2016 study that showed the positive effect on sleep between practice …

MoviePass blackouts and anti-fraud tests upset some customers

As MoviePass continues to grow its subscriber base, the all-you-can-watch theater card has upset some customers with a pair of recent moves. This week customers complain that they've seen many showings of the new Jennifer Lawrence movie <i>Red Sparrow</i> marked "not supported" by their pass. As <i>Pop Culture</i> …

Red Sparrow

5 easy-to-use tools to discover new ICO’s and cryptocurrencies

The last few decades have witnessed the rise of people who made their fortunes off the internet.<p>Some of these enterprising individuals built companies from an initial idea to global behemoths worth billions, while others became rich by investing in the stocks of internet-driven firms such as …

Cryptocurrency

How to get a world-class education for free on the internet

As crucial as a university degree has become for working in the modern economy, it is not the only route forward into a wildly lucrative and satisfying career—just ask famous dropouts Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey, Michael Dell, Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg.<p>In the future, a single bachelor’s degree in a …

Online Education

I've stayed in nearly 100 hostels on 4 continents — here are 9 red flags to look for before you unpack your suitcase

For millions of travelers, hostels are the preferred choice of lodging.<p>The benefits are obvious: Hostels are generally inexpensive, conveniently located, and a great way to meet other travelers and share recommendations. As long as you don't mind sharing a bedroom and bathroom, they're the perfect …

SoftBank Is Building The Most Interesting Portfolio In The World

We believe Masayoshi Son, the CEO and Founder of SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY), has a solid strategy to grow the company and bet in a technology-driven …

Venture Capital

An Italian company is trying to reinvent offline retail in India for pre-owned smartphones

In January this year, Phonup opened its first store in India — in Gurgaon, a suburb of the national capital. In India, Phonup is a joint venture between the parent company, Phonup Italy, and Francorp, a Franchise India company. Franchise India is one the largest integrated franchise solution …

Mobile

10 Gmail extensions that can boost your productivity

There’s a reason Gmail has become so popular — it’s free, it’s easy to use and it keeps evolving. To top it all off, Gmail offers even more improvements through the use of extensions, which are optional, user-installed upgrades that add new features or improve on features that already exist within …

Social Media

Jaguar and Shell partner for in-car fuel payments

Luxury automaker Jaguar Land Rover has partnered with Shell to make fueling up a touch more convenient. That's because everyone who owns a vehicle equipped with the company's InControl Apps will be able to pay for gas without ever leaving the driver's seat. All you need is the Shell mobile app, …

The chief investment officer of a $490 billion fund manager on Trump, Dow 20K, and big data

Business Insider recently caught up with Seth Masters, the chief investment officer of Bernstein Private Wealth Management, to hear about his outlook for the markets in 2017.<p>Masters is a 26-year veteran of the firm, which has $490 billion in assets under management. Masters has published numerous …

Nili Lotan, Queen of Tribeca, Still Attracts New Customers Like Gigi and Kendall

Despite The Odeon restaurant in Tribeca now teeming with fashion editors and neighborhood scions like Lena Dunham, it is still easy to spot the 59-year-old designer Nili Lotan on any given night wearing a black silk top and jeans in her favorite booth.<p>This is Lotan's spot, as it has been since the …

Amazon's New Credit Card Primed To Disrupt Retail

In July 1995, when Amazon sold its first book, <i>Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies</i> by Douglas Hofstadter, few could have predicted the disruptions that would follow.<p>One-click purchasing. Drones. Amazon Prime. Amazon Go.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced its latest benefit for Amazon Prime members: an …

eCommerce

Geenee picks up $4.4 million Series A to make Instagram more shoppable

There is a huge disconnect between the way users engage with content on platforms like Instagram and the way that they shop online. Without native links in Instagram posts, influencers are looking for other ways to monetize their posts through services like RewardStyle and now, Geenee .<p>Geenee is a …

Everything you wanted to know about Indus OS, world’s first regional operating system

India’s homegrown operating system, Indus OS, is a multilingual Android fork developed for the regional languages users in the country. Touted as the world’s first multilingual operating system, Indus OS supports 12 major Indian languages at the moment.<p>Launched in 2014, initially as Firstouch, …

This is why automakers are investing in self-driving and ride-hailing companies

So far, the race has been brutal, as companies jockey for position by spending billions to acquire/invest in companies that will help make a driverless taxi service a reality. Uber recently took the pole position by launching a pilot self-driving taxi service (with a driver still behind the wheel) …

Meet Coople: The 'gig-economy' app that's like Uber for short-term staffing

Apps like Uber, Deliveroo, and Airbnb have, from a user's point of view, changed the way we travel, eat, and sleep.<p>But they are also changing the way people work. For the estimated 5 million UK workers employed through such platforms, gone is the security associated with fixed terms of employment, …

Google’s search app now sports an incognito mode

Looking to surf the mobile web privately, but generally prefer the Google Search app over standalone browsers like Safari or Chrome? Then you’ll appreciate the latest update to the Google Search app for iOS, which now introduces an “incognito mode” that you can further protect using Touch ID, along …

I listened to 82 finance startup pitches — here's what I learned about where Wall Street is heading

They're gaining customers at a pace and have been making a lot of noise.<p>According to UBS Evidence Lab, the use of financial services from nonbank providers is set to surge by as much as 150% over the next year. A recent PricewaterhouseCoopers global fintech survey found that 60% of asset and wealth …

The 25 coolest new businesses in New York City

New York City is known around the world for its diversity in food, culture, shopping, and recreation. But what truly makes it a standout city are the small businesses that bring its innovative and entrepreneurial spirit to life.<p>We've scoured the city to spotlight some of the coolest small …

This app helps average investors become Warren Buffett

Spiking is an app that lets you mimic big investors as they buy and sell on the stock market.There’s a ton of social trading apps out there, but the …

Need Some AI? Yeah, There’s a Marketplace for That

Diego Oppenheimer is worried that the Googles and the Facebooks will dominate the world of artificial intelligence.<p>It's a legitimate worry. Elon Musk …

Artificial Intelligence

Vinli tops the car apps market, adds Meineke and Cox for distribution

Connected car startup Vinli has accumulated a lot of traction since it started shipping 10 months ago, following a launch at TechCrunch Disrupt in 2014. The company began by offering a hardware dongle for vehicle diagnostic OBD-II ports, but has since expanded to focus on its software platform, …