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Going public pits Spotify’s suggestions versus everyone

The secret to Spotify’s public market debut is actually an acquisition it made in 2014. The Echo Nest was powering music recommendations for Beats Music, Rdio, Vevo and iHeartRadio before Spotify pulled it out from under them by buying it for a reported $100 million — 90 percent in Spotify equity. …

The $1.1 Trillion Space Industry Prediction You Can't Afford to Miss

The global space industry is already bigger than you think, and growing faster than you can even imagine.<p>I admit it: I'm a procrastinator.<p>Last year, …

What is Graphene? Only the Outdoor Industry’s New Wonder Material

Catlike Mixino helmet<p>Two-hundred times stronger than steel, more conductive than copper, and lighter than carbon fiber, graphene is making waves in …

For Millennials, life insurance can be a bargain not to miss

Getting married, buying a house and having kids are all good reasons to purchase life insurance. But if other financial priorities keep getting in the way, there’s an economic consideration if you’re a Millennial (no matter how much you hate being called one): Getting life insurance now is probably …

Personal Finance

Bitcoin may not be worth all the hoopla: N.Y. Fed blog post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin and other digital currencies have, so far, not been formidable competition for cash, checks or credit cards as a payment method in the United States and other major economies, according to two economists at New York Federal Reserve.<p>Virtual currencies usually thrive as …

Cryptocurrency

Want to learn programming? This startup pays you cryptocurrency to study Python

Blockchain-based skills platform BitDegree has unconventional plans for connecting tech talent and recruiters.<p>Lithuania-based startup BitDegree has …

World's first robot citizen takes a swipe at Elon Musk

During the recent Future Investment Initiative in Saudi Arabia it was revealed that Sophia, a robot constructed by Hong Kong company Hanson Robotics, …

Elon Musk

Qualcomm successfully achieves first 5G data connection

Mobile chipset supplier Qualcomm claims it has achieved a 5G data connection on a 5G modem chipset for mobile devices

Mobile Devices

Get ready for 'unlimited data' of 5G networks in 2019

Next-gen networks will have vast capacity so your phone can handle data even in massive crowds. Help for self-driving cars will have to wait longer, though.<p>When it comes to 5G networks, there's something beyond pure speed to get excited about.<p>Next-generation mobile networks will be able to …

Telecoms

T-Mobile and Sprint may be getting close to a merger. Here’s what you need to know.

T-Mobile and Sprint appear to be edging ever closer to a merger, with a new report from CNBC suggesting that the two companies could announce a deal in late October or early November.<p>Combining America's third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers would leave the country with just three nationwide …

T-Mobile

A Practical Guide to Achieving Any Goal and Living Beyond Fear | Inc.com

Life is not meant to be easy.<p>There are seemingly infinite constraints (e.g., genetic and environmental) stopping you from being and living as you wish.<p>However, the primary obstacles stopping you from being and living how you want are:<p>The lack of trust you have <i>from</i> yourself and others<br>• Your emotional …

Self-improvement

Why We Might See a Shakeup in the Telecom Industry Soon

Now that the latest spectrum auction is over, a year of pent-up flirtation can begin.<p>Investors in the telephone or cable industries have had a …

Sprint and T-Mobile are reportedly in merger talks again

T-Mobile and Sprint are once again in talks to merge, according to reports.<p>The country's third- and fourth-largest cellphone carriers have reportedly begun informal discussions to explore a deal, according to Bloomberg News, after the parent companies of both firms this week publicly expressed an …

Telecoms

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read | Inc.com

Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet, or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor, or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why it's worth your attention.<p>1. <i>The Checklist Manifesto</i> by Atul Gawande<p>…

Mission Impossible

The U.S. Virgin Islands Will Give You Money to Visit in 2017

🚨 This is not a drill. 🚨<p>When daydreaming about your life next year, are you envisioning yourself lounging on a beach with the wind in your hair and some sort of fruity tropical drink right beside you? No? Well, YOU SHOULD. Because in 2017, the U.S. Virgin Islands will *pay you* to take a vacation …