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Opinion: This stock-market selloff is creating a rare opportunity to buy Apple on the cheap

For roughly 10 years, Apple has been the belle of the ball on Wall Street.<p>Shares of the Apple Inc. AAPL, -1.30% have soared over 750% in the last 10 …

Stock Markets

11 Creative Ways to Take a Digital Detox

While we love how much technology has benefited our daily lives, there are some days when the constant buzzing and beeping of our tech can drive even the most put-together lady insane. So this week, we’re turning off our push notifications, logging off our social media, and taking the digital detox …

Tableau is the data visualization program you need to learn (​ZDNet Academy)

Analyze data more efficiently with this essential program.<p>Sifting through data is a necessary skill, and when dealing with massive amounts of data, …

Playing Office Politics Without Selling Your Soul

Politics is a dirty word. But office politics are unavoidable; as Aristotle noted, “man is by nature a political animal.” Whether you participate in them or not, politics have a big influence on what happens to you, your projects, and your team, so it’s hard to be indifferent to them.<p>To borrow from …

Leadership

U.S. natural gas futures rise for first time in five sessions

© Reuters. U.S. natural gas futures rise for first time in five sessions<p>Investing.com - U.S. natural gas futures were higher on Tuesday, rising for …

Commodities Are Good for Traders, Bad for Investors

These assets are in the midst of a prolonged drawdown.<p>Investing in commodities is tough. Things are so tough, in fact, that many commodities traders are fleeing the business altogether.<p>The recent performance of these hard assets shows why this is the case. While U.S. stocks are up for almost nine …

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are racing to kill it

From April to June, tech's biggest companies all held their annual mega-events, laying out their grand visions for the next 12 months or so.<p>Facebook kicked it off in late April with its F8 conference, followed by Microsoft Build, then the Google I/O conference, and Apple's Worldwide Developers …

The decentralization of startup building

Sam Cash Contributor<p>Sam Cash is a vice president at Betaworks.<p>Building and investing in startups is rapidly proliferating to the many, instead of remaining the preserve of the few.<p><b>The old paradigm of physical centralization</b><p>Silicon Valley is the innovation bellwether of our time. The concentration …

Blockchain

How $300 million mattress startup Casper is shaking up advertising

Getting bouts of FOMO looking at all your friends' various vacation pictures? Mattress startup Casper has got you covered.<p>The mattress maker's latest advertising effort is designed to let people trick their friends into thinking that they're on vacation from the comfort of their beds.<p>"Staycation …

Why SAFE notes are not safe for entrepreneurs

The shortcomings of SAFE notes (simple agreement for future equity) are coming home to roost; ironically, entrepreneurs are paying the price. Y Combinator invented the notes with a noble goal: “we intend the SAFE to remain fair to both investors and founders.” But many SAFE notes that entrepreneurs …

Venture Capital

5 Mistakes That Can Kill Even the Most Promising Startups

Founders beware.<p><i>What are some lies startup founders tell themselves? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Terrence Yang, Silicon Valley angel investor and failed startup founder, on</b> …

startups

Amazon just got one step closer to crushing America's biggest clothing stores

The ecommerce giant launched a new service called Prime Wardrobe on Tuesday that lets customers try on clothing before buying it.<p>Customers can order multiple items and then decide whether they want to keep any of the clothing or send it back.<p>If shoppers keep at least three items, they get 10% off …

Want To Make Your Team More Productive? Let Them Gossip More

You never know where it might lead<p>'A while back I was having lunch with a friend who is one of the most dynamic people I've ever met. A successful businesswoman, she regularly commutes between the five countries in which she run operations, while at the same time somehow manages to be a doting …

Kellogg School

8 body-language tricks that are hard to master but will pay off forever

As Ursula the sea witch famously said, "Don't underestimate the importance of body language."<p>Some tricks, like remembering to smile, are easy to implement in your everyday life.<p>However, other techniques, while relatively common sense, are somewhat trickier to tackle.<p>Still, they can make a huge …

How to get rich as AI takes over the world

In 2014, MIT economists Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson created a new zeitgeist with a book declaring The Second Machine Age — a time of …

The future of ad agencies has never been more in doubt

A few years ago, Booking.com, a hotel e-commerce site owned by Priceline, worked closely with a media-buying agency to figure out where to allocate its ad budgets.<p>"We'd have meetings where we'd sit down and say, 'We should put this much on YouTube, this much on other sites,' et cetera," Pepijn …

The Essential To-Do List for New Leaders

<b>By Karen Cates, Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University</b>If stepping into a new leadership role has you feeling a little nervous, multiply that feeling by ten to estimate the apprehension rippling through your new team. While you may be wondering whether you are …

Amazon’s 49,000% Gain: The Most ‘Super’ of ‘Superstocks’ Since 1926

Finding the next , which first sold shares to the public 20 years ago this week, is hard. In fact, finding the last Amazon was hard, too. From 1926 through 2015, only 30 stocks accounted for one-third of the cumulative wealth generated by the entire U.S. stock market; Amazon was one. That’s 30 out …

Stock Markets

Oh My, What's Going on at Etsy?

Another quarter of underperformance and fall in share prices, but this time its followed up with sweeping change. Here's what investors need to …

4 Stocks I’m Never Selling

From surgery to search, these industry leaders have earned a permanent place in my portfolio.<p>Times change: People come and go. Fashion styles burst …

Low volatility means ‘historic opportunities’ to buy options, Goldman says

The multidecade lows in U.S. stock market volatility may mean a dull trading environment for short-term market participants, but it has also “created …

Stock Markets

Why Sturm Ruger, Wayfair, and Valeant Pharmaceuticals Jumped Today

On a sluggish market day, these stocks climbed. Find out why.<p>Tuesday was another relatively calm day on Wall Street, with the <b>Nasdaq</b> hitting a fresh …

A former banker taught herself how to code and is now a top exec at a $700 million startup

Then the 2008 financial crisis struck and Lehman Brothers collapsed.<p>Lachs left Wall Street to get an MBA, hoping that some magical moment would strike where she would know what else to do with her life.<p>"I thought that I'd be sitting in a class and just have this moment of inspiration and I'd be …

Here's How Steve Jobs Drove Apple's Phenomenal Growth

Trying to beat companies like Procter & Gamble and Airbnb at the innovation game? Wharton professor David Robertson offers an alternative strategy.<p>"Innovate or die," declared management philosopher Peter Drucker. But innovation is easier said than done. Established players like Procter & Gamble …

Innovation

Stop Focusing on Profitability and Go for Growth

The global financial crisis prompted many companies to pull in their horns, hoard cash, trim costs, and take a wary view of large investments. Yet the same crisis ushered in a new age of capital superabundance. Bain & Company’s Macro Trends Group carefully analyzed the global balance sheet and …

Innovation

Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know - MIT Technology Review

News headlines might not be the only things that are fake in the future.<p>Powerful machine-learning techniques (see “The Dark Secret at the Heart of …

Machine Learning

These Entrepreneurs Won't Mind If You Copy Their Best Growth Strategies

Behind every high-growth business, there is a stroke of a genius kind of idea that put the wheels in motion.<p>If you talk to any entrepreneur, they’ll tell you that a great business idea without a tangible growth plan is worth as much as a car with an empty gas tank. You won’t get far. In fact, you …

Marketing

Here’s how one of Google’s top scientists thinks people should prepare for machine learning

People like famed physicist Stephen Hawking and Tesla's Elon Musk have issued dark warnings of a world where computers become so sophisticated, so …

Artificial Intelligence

LinkedIn hits 500 million users as it remains the quiet giant of social media

LinkedIn just hit a big milestone — the social networking platform now has more than 500 million users, according to a statement the company sent out …

Social Media