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This is Google’s Titan security key

Google isn’t one to shy away from bold claims.<p>“We have had no reported or confirmed account takeovers since implementing security keys at Google,” a spokesperson told TechCrunch.<p>And it’s probably true. Think of a security key as like a two-factor authentication code that’s sent to your phone — but …

Authentication

Instacart now serves 70 percent of U.S. households

Toward the end of 2017, Instacart penned a partnership with one of the country’s biggest grocery retailers, Kroger. At the time, it was a smaller deal with one of Kroger’s chains called Ralphs.<p>But today Instacart is expanding its partnership with Kroger, bringing Instacart delivery to 75 additional …

eCommerce

Walmart.com now sells Handy’s installation and assembly services

In March, Walmart announced it was partnering with Handy to sell its in-home installation and assembly services in over 2,000 of its brick-and-mortar retail stores. Now, that partnership is expanding to Walmart’s e-commerce site, too. This week, Walmart began offering online shoppers the ability to …

Handy

OpenStack’s latest release focuses on bare metal clouds and easier upgrades

The OpenStack Foundation today released the 18th version of its namesake open-source cloud infrastructure software. The project has had its ups and downs, but it remains the de facto standard for running and managing large private clouds.<p>What’s been interesting to watch over the years is how the …

Virtualization

To boost Amazon Pay in India, Amazon reportedly acquired Tapzo, an ‘all-in-one’ aggregator app, for $40M

On the heels of Google rebranding Tez to Google Pay in India, and Walmart acquiring a majority stake in e-commerce marketplace Flipkart, Amazon is also making a run in India to hone in on the country’s growing economy.<p>According to multiple reports, Amazon has paid around $40 million to acquire …

Startups

Wish, Netflix, Uber and ~100 others testing WhatsApp’s new Business API

Earlier this month, WhatsApp announced the launch of its first revenue-generating enterprise product, the WhatsApp Business API. The API allows businesses to respond to messages from WhatsApp users for free up to 24 hours, then charges for any responses after that point on a per message basis. …

Customers

Education Without Classrooms: A Whim or a Reality?

<i>A venture capitalist, higher education leader muses on what’s next.</i> GUEST COLUMN | by Anjli Jain<b></b><b>When people hear</b> AR/VR in education, do they imagine …

Education Technology

Tracking devices are required in this French high school

Students who opened up the handbook for the Paris-based private high school Lycée Rocroy Saint-Vincent de Paul were jarred to find that they are now …

Stampli raises $6.7 M in Series A funding to streamline invoice management

Stampli, an invoice management platform, announced today the closing of a $6.7 M Series A funding round led by SignalFire, with participation from Bloomberg Beta, Hillsven Capital, and UpWest Labs.<p>If you’ve ever freelanced for a company, you’ll know that the long, instant ramen-filled days between …

Human Bankers Are Losing to Robots as Nordea Sets a New Standard

Something interesting happened in Swedish finance last quarter. The only big bank that managed to cut costs also happens to be behind one of the …

Business Development

A mind-controlling parasite found in cat poo can make you an entrepreneur

Yeah, you read that right. Researchers have discovered that people who have been infected with the Toxoplasma gondii parasite, which is commonly found in cat feces, are more likely to have started their own companies or majored in business, reports NBC News. <b>The parasite, which has mind-control</b> …

Six Steps To Becoming A Master Of Critical Thinking

Critical thinking stars are balanced thinkers. They practice moderation to insure against the perils of overthinking or underthinking. They are devotees of appropriateness and walk a path of situational awareness.<p>Real critical thinkers are disciplined in their craft of issue resolution. They honor …

Critical Thinking

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

How This Vegetable-Growing Startup Became 400 Times More Productive Than Traditional Farms

AeroFarms' 120 employees are reinventing how your kale and arugula are grown--in cities, and indoors.<p>Vertical farming startup AeroFarms grows crops indoors, where it can control light, temperature, and humidity. It doesn't use soil or 95 percent of the water usually required to produce greens; …

Why Darpa Wants Everyone to Launch Tiny Satellites

You could be excused, when you first hear Dane Rudy describe his company, for thinking that he wants to use raccoons to send satellites into space. …

Colon and rectal cancer screenings should start at 45, new guidelines say

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you're in your mid-40s and haven't had your colon checked, it might be time.<p>The American Cancer Society's newly updated guidelines for colon and rectal cancer screening recommend that adults at average risk get screened starting at age 45 instead of 50, as previously advised.<p>The updated …

Colon Cancer

Secret Europe: The 10 least-visited European countries

Leave the massive crowds of tourists behind in France or Italy, and make your next trip to one of the least-visited European countries.<p>To compile this list of least-visited European countries, I used data from the annual UNTWO Tourism report, which tracks international tourist arrivals. Note that …

European Travel

Report: Demand for these skills will rise dramatically by 2030

Here’s further evidence that robots and automation aren’t going to replace workers. A new McKinsey Global Institute paper looked at 25 core workplace skills today and in the future for the U.S., France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the U.K. The report found that there will be significant changes in …

The incredible story of Tobi Pearce, the millionaire fiancé of fitness star Kayla Itsines who used to be homeless

At 25, Tobi Pearce and his fiancé, fitness trainer Kayla Itsines, are worth a tidy $46 million.<p>But a few years ago, all this was still a distant dream for the young entrepreneur, who usually appears in the background, while Kayla, with 9.6 million Instagram subscribers, is the face of the fitness …

Fitness

A Meeting Agenda Guide That Actually Works (Infographic)

Running a meeting isn't always easy. However, this guide will make them a piece of cake.<p>Meetings can go two ways: They can end up being hour-long slow-talking processes that rarely cover what they needed to cover, or they can be productive, to-the-point collaborative get-togethers that solve …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

I Tried This At-Home Metabolism Test, and My Results Completely Surprised Me

I originally heard about EverlyWell on an episode of <b>Shark Tank</b>, and I was fascinated by the idea of being able to learn more about my health from home. However, I was definitely skeptical of how much easier and convenient this DIY lab kit claimed to be compared to a traditional doctor's visit. So …

Poq closes £9.5M Series B for its ‘apps-as-a-service’ for retailers

Poq, the London-based startup that offers a SaaS to make it easier for retailers to launch and maintain a consumer-facing shopping app, has raised £9.5 million in Series B funding. Leading the round is Smedvig Capital, with participation from previous backers Beringea, and Revolt Ventures. It …

New Grads Should Follow PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi's 5-Step Success Model

I’ve been speaking recently on the topic of communication skills to advance a person’s career. In my presentations I talk about Indra Nooyi’s “5 C’s” model of leadership. She presented it publicly several years ago, but it’s more relevant today than ever. When I speak about the model, it resonates …

Communication Skills

THE DIGITAL EVOLUTION OF WEALTH MANAGEMENT: How wealth managers are using emerging technologies to improve the user experience, while cutting costs and boosting revenue

An increasing number of wealth managers are using new technologies to make their operations more efficient and to increase customer satisfaction.<p>The technologies they are implementing include robotic process automation (RPA), chatbots, machine learning, application programming interfaces (APIs), …

Emerging Technology

What Does Potassium Do for Your Body? A Detailed Review

The importance of potassium is highly underestimated.<p>This mineral is classified as an electrolyte because it’s highly reactive in water. When …

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This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Microsoft Professional Program Artificial Intelligence track

Get Started with AI<p>Provided by Microsoft<p>Artificial Intelligence will define the next generation of software solutions. This computer science course …