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4 Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Are Leaving The Workforce

The unemployment rate only includes people who don't have jobs and are looking for work. A much larger swath of people — about 36 percent of U.S. adults — don't have jobs and aren't looking for work at all. That figure is higher than it's been in decades (and, conversely, the share of adults in the …

In business, it’s actually a bad thing to be called smart

When I was a budding entrepreneur, recently having earned my PhD in astrophysics, people would often introduce me as a rocket scientist. At first I enjoyed the praise.<p>In time I found being called intelligent didn’t help me in business. By “in business” I mean in business roles with leadership and …

Goldman's Blankfein: The Worst Case Scenario 'Absolutely Will Happen'

Blankfein, who's been Goldman CEO since 2006, steered it through the fallout of the global financial crisis of 2007-2008. He said the experience had taught him to accept that the worst thing you can imagine will inevitably happen.<p>"Most risk management is really just advanced contingency planning …

Eike Batista, Formerly World's 8th Richest Man, Loses $33 Billion In Just 16 Months

You think losing a $10 bill is bad? Trying losing $33 <i>billion</i>, and with it your ranking among the world's richest men.<p>That’s what’s happened to Brazilian oil tycoon Eike Batista, who last year was quite literally on top of the world. Life was good, he was eighth richest man on the planet, and once …

Google Asks Glass Developers To Start Working On Android-Based Apps Ahead Of Glass Development Kit Launch

It looks like Google is about to unleash a new wave of more powerful applications for Google Glass. Currently, Glass developers can only build apps that are essentially web-based services that talk to the user’s hardware through a set of relatively limited APIs. At its I/O developer conference …

Pinterest Adds Support For “Do Not Track” As It Begins To Personalize Its Service For Users

Pinterest announced today that it will add support for Do Not Track, the web browser mechanism that allows users to opt-out of having their personal data and activity collected by websites and third parties. It’s not the first social media company to make this move — Twitter, for example, announced …

Google's Megan Smith On The 2 Innovations That Will Get More Women Into Tech

Could two simple innovations bridge the gender gap in tech jobs? VP of Google[x], Megan Smith, thinks so.<p>Women 2.0 -- an organization that aims to "increase the number of female founders of technology startups with inspiration, information and education" -- recently announced the speakers for their …

Dell's Project Ophelia now shipping to testers, everyone else this fall

If you ever doubted Dell's $100 pendroid would ship, the PC giant is proving you wrong. <i>PCWorld</i> reports that Project Ophelia units have started making their way to the tester community, and the general public can expect them between August and October. Enterprise users can rest assured that the …

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's Mixed Marks For Her First Year

<i>Check out the details of how we did the grading here.</i><p>Unlike her three immediate predecessors*, Marissa Mayer managed to make it through an entire year as CEO of Yahoo. She even got a $1.1 million bonus halfway through her first year, which began July 17, 2012. Did she earn it? Shares are up 80%, …

Mark Zuckerberg Has A 27-Year Plan For Adding Another 5 Billion Users On Facebook

It should not have.<p>CEO Mark Zuckerberg has, refreshingly, spoken in plain English about exactly how Facebook's revenue will grow, and where its new users will come from, for months now. The company has been very clear that its user base is switching from desktop to mobile, and that is where growth …

Twitter 'report abuse' button calls after rape threats

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/998000/998220_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534485368_f46d26ed0479d3ec98be7f5463b15f00<p><b>A petition calling on Twitter to add a "report abuse" button has received thousands of signatures.</b><p>It follows a deluge of abuse and rape threats received by …

'Inside' vs. 'outside' headphones: What's the difference?

The Velodyne vPulse is one of the best pair of $99 headphones I've ever listened to on the NYC subway, but it's not one I use at home or in any quiet space. Why's that?<p>The vPulse's overly generous bass turns me off at home, but it sounds perfectly balanced on trains, buses, cars, or planes. What …