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Austria: The up-and-coming early-stage investment capital of Europe

To many, Austria can seem like a country of the past, one whose very charm lies in the fact that its best days are behind it. The Austro-Hungarian Empire collapsed almost 100 years ago, and, with it, the aspirations this landlocked, Central European nation of 8.5 million had to control the global …

7 Technology Trends That Will Make Or Break Many Careers

No matter what field you work in, if you’re hoping to get ahead in your career, you need to be mindful of technology trends. We’ve seen it all too often in recent history, that a new technology takes over and suddenly those who can’t keep up are no longer needed.<p>But by educating yourself on what is …

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The CEO of the startup that dissolved overnight explains what happened: burn

Former Zirtual employees told Business Insider's Biz Carson that they felt blindsided by the news. Clients felt left in the lurch too.<p>Today, CEO Maren Kate Donovan explains what happened in a Medium post, writing that she "cannot express my deep sorrow at letting down our employees, our clients, …


This Mirror Can Detect Disease

A new smart mirror can assess your face, breath, and circulation for signs of illness.<p>Vanity can be good for your health—provided you’re preening in …

How to Manage People Who Are Smarter than You

The best managers hire smart people to work for them. But what if your direct reports are smarter than you? How do you manage people who have more experience or more knowledge? How do you coach them if you don’t have the same level of expertise?<p><b>What the Experts Say</b> <br>Getting promoted to a job that …


What it's like to pitch your startup to President Obama: 'He is extremely intimidating'

When language-learning service Duolingo got an invite from the White House to Tuesday's inaugural Demo Day celebration of American entrepreneurs, Duolingo leaders expected to meet fellow founders and catch a closing speech from President Barack Obama.<p>Instead, cofounder Luis von Ahn and VP of …

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11 scientists who are transforming how we treat disease, see the brain, and engineer our genes

From improving our understanding of everything from the human brain to the trillions of microbes that live on and within us, these researchers and physicians are revolutionizing the field.<p>These people were selected from a list we put together of 50 scientists from across the globe.


8 online classes that will make you smarter about business

Thankfully, educational institutions and technology are making continuing your education more convenient through online courses.<p>While there are thousands of informative and inspiring online courses you can take, here are classes you definitely should enroll in if you want to be an entrepreneur.<p>This …


Tools for Data Visualization in R, Python, and Julia

<b>For Python</b>:<p>Seaborn - A visualization library based upon matplotlib. Although not interactive, the visualizations can be very nice.<br>• Bokeh - Bokeh …

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What is Big Data? A super simple explanation for everyone

The term “Big Data” may have been around for some time now, but there is still quite a lot of confusion about what it actually means. In truth, the …