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7 Technology Trends That Will Dominate 2018

Regardless of whether you’re a diehard tech fanatic, always after the latest devices, or a laid-back “average” consumer, if you’re like me, you can’t help but look forward to the tech developments and trends that lie ahead. After a year with surprisingly high sales for smart speakers and virtual …

Artificial Intelligence

These are 7 of the hottest startups that launched in 2017

But the problems faced by the founders, investors, and managers of companies such as Uber, Snap, and Blue Apron hasn't dissuaded other entrepreneurs from building new companies with the hope of disrupting existing industries or garnering a coveted billion-dollar unicorn valuation.<p>Among the rookies …

Venture Capital

23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

Y Combinator on 2017 trends and growing your startup after the seed stage

Twice a year, the <i>crème de la crème</i> of Silicon Valley flocks to the Computer History Museum in Mountain View to listen to 100 or so startups deliver carefully curated pitches at the widely popular Y Combinator (YC) Demo Days.<p>To select the batches, the accelerator program reviews countless …

Meet the 34-Year-Old Founder of Stitch Fix, Who Just Became One of America's Richest Self-Made Women

From teen raver to youngest-ever female startup IPO.<p>Katrina Lake founded Stitch Fix, the online personal shopping service, out of her apartment on …

Stitch Fix

What’s in the Tax Bill, and How It Will Affect You

(UPDATED) — Republican lawmakers passed a sweeping tax overhaul this week. Several of the most anticipated changes — such as a significant increase in the standard deduction and the curtailing of state and local income tax breaks — made the final cut of the bill. Some of the most controversial …

Retirement

The Great AI Paradox - MIT Technology Review

You’ve probably heard versions of each of the following ideas.<p>1. With computers becoming remarkably adept at driving, understanding speech, and other …

Artificial Intelligence

How Airbnb Is Using React Native

All You Need to Know About Bitcoin’s Rise, From $0.01 to $15,000

The initial price of bitcoin, set in 2010, was less than 1 cent. Now it’s crossed $16,000. Once seen as the province of nerds, libertarians and drug …

Bitcoin

Work Smarter Not Harder: 17 Great Tips

In Dan Pink’s Free Agent Nation: The Future of Working for Yourself he closes the book with a long, excellent list of “Work Smarter Not Harder” type …

Thomas Edison

15 books Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Elon Musk think everyone should read

Books have always been important to billionaire moguls like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Elon Musk.<p>Over the years, the trio has sung the praises of several books that influenced the way they see the world, from their approach to technological innovation to how they manage their businesses.<p>Here are …

Books

I break down my life into 4 'task buckets' — and it's helped me be great at everything I do

Great lives often include a collection of unbelievable stories. But they are not merely a collection of unbelievable stories. A great life is forged and created in the shadows of them. As Muhammad Ali once put it, <b>"The fight is won or lost far away from witnesses</b> — behind the lines, in the gym, and …

Text Messaging

5 toxic habits I've quit to be happier, smarter, and more productive

Do you want to know the honest reason why I study productivity?<p>I'm lazy. And I love life.<p>I also sincerely believe that productivity is the key skill that leads to a successful career and happy life. Why? When you're productive, you know how to get the <i>right</i> things done so you never have to worry …

Self-improvement

5 things I wish I'd known in my 20s before owning a house and having kids

In your early twenties, it's realistic to think that you have 10 years of freedom to pursue your goals before 'settling down', getting a real job, buying a house and starting a family (if that's what you choose to do).<p>The average age of a first-time parent in Australia is 30 (and rising). The …

Motivation

50 startups that will boom in 2018, according to VCs

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>We reached out to a number of top VCs and asked them which startups will boom in 2018. We invited participation from investors from a variety of backgrounds and …

Startups

Blockchain could ‘change everything’ for real estate

“This changes everything.” That’s how Apple introduced the original iPhone in 2007. But it could just as easily apply here and now to the blockchain and its potential to enable transformative innovation in a variety of industries.<p>The most mature proposals for blockchain-led innovation are in the …

21 Side Projects That Became Million-Dollar Startups (and How Yours Can, Too) | Inc.com

Maybe you want to start a business. Or maybe you want to expand your business into a new area. Or maybe you don't want to quit your full-time job--at least not yet. You're trying to find a side hustle. Should you?<p>Absolutely.<p>The following is from Ryan Robinson, a content marketing consultant to the …

Startups

The Science Behind Mona Lisa’s Smile

How Leonardo da Vinci engineered the world’s most famous painting<p>Leonardo da Vinci liked to think that he was as good at engineering as he was at painting, and though this was not actually the case (<i>nobody</i> was as good at engineering as he was at painting), the basis for his creativity was an …

Lips

Why the ‘end of the startup era’ could be great for entrepreneurs

Three prominent tech thinkers recently declared the end of the startup era, questioned the future of tech innovation generally and heralded the rise of the “Frightful Five” — Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft — who will dominate the future of tech. All of the posts make credible …

Startups

How to Launch a Product Without Starting a Business | Inc.com

There has never been a better time to pursue a product idea.<p>I really believe that.<p>You don't have to drain your savings account or quit your day job to get a concept off the ground. You don't need co-founders, investors, or even to write a business plan.<p>From the advent of rapid prototyping and …

Innovation

13 Must-Read Books Recommended by Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Brilliant Leaders | Inc.com

Many of the brightest minds in technology, entertainment, business, and philanthropy have said they owe their success to reading.<p>Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates reportedly reads 50 books a year. Oprah Winfrey has called reading "her personal path to freedom."<p>Gates and Winfrey, along with a number of …

Books

Serverless vs. Containers: How Serverless Will Win

Serverless will dominate in cloud computing, but containers will impact the cloud as well.

Cloud Computing

Build a Serverless Web Application

BUILD A SERVERLESS BLOG WEB APPLICATION<p>This reference architecture demonstrates how to use AWS Lambda with Amazon API Gateway, Amazon DynamoDB, …

Cloud Computing

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

25 Business Ideas Worth Millions That I Don't Have Time to Build

Here's a good business idea. Focus on one of the million problems people have that you could help them solve.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The advance of the internet has democratized admission to the world of entrepreneurship. From virtually anywhere in the world …

Small Business

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes | Andy Puddicombe

The art of stillness | Pico Iyer

The best men's haircut for every face shape

We have a recommendation: instead of just saying "the same as last time" or "the usual," take into account your face shape for a brand-new hairstyle. Some styles look better or worse based on your face shape, and this infographic — based on the one our friends at Men's Hairstyles Today put together …

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