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Google has made it official: The internet is now mobile-first

This may go down in history as the week the mobile web became <i>the</i> web.<p>On Monday, Google began indexing and ranking pages on its search engine based on the mobile versions of websites rather than the desktop ones, the company announced. The change may seem minor, but it underscores how Google views …

A group of industry insiders is putting Russian election meddling up for ad awards

A small group of advertising industry insiders have developed a novel campaign for this years’ ad awards season — nominating Russia’s misinformation and manipulation efforts for an award.<p>According to a report in <i>The New</i> <i>Yorker</i>, these ad insiders have already put the case study they made for Russia’s …

Strava's Fitness Heatmap Makes it Easy to Find Military Bases

Strava, which tracks your outdoor workouts via GPS, has also made it a bit too easy to find hidden American military bases overseas.<p>PCMag reviews …

Researchers use sperm to deliver cancer drugs to tumors

Chemotherapy has a lot of terrible side effects and that's partly because the drugs being used to fight cancer also attack healthy cells. Figuring out a way to deliver drugs to tumors without affecting healthy tissue is a challenge and a problem that researchers are trying to solve. One group …

Immunotherapy

Paddle, the software sales platform founded by a Thiel Fellow, raises $12.5M

Paddle, a U.K. startup that offers software companies a single platform for the entire software sales process — including trials and licenses, payments, and analytics — has raised $12.5 million in further funding.<p>Leading the Series B round is enterprise-focussed VC Notion, with participation from …

THE $10 BILLION CLUB: Meet the most valuable startups in the US

But when too many startups became unicorns, a new class of startups emerged: "decacorns,"companies valued at more than $10 billion.<p>These are the Ubers and Airbnbs of the world; the startups that steadfastly remain private companies as they load up with hundreds of millions of dollars in funding at …

Kevin O'Leary explains one big thing people don't understand about bitcoin (but need to)

With the recent frenzy around the staggering rise in the price of bitcoin, which briefly reached a high of $19,340 trading on the Coinbase exchange …

Cryptocurrency

Artificial Intelligence Is on a Crash Course With AR and VR. Here’s What It Means for Marketers

Like nearly everything in the world of technology, virtual and augmented reality are on a crash course with artificial intelligence. Here are some …

Consulting firms will ‘decimate’ ad agencies: Confessions of a marketing consultant

As management consultancies move further into the digital advertising arena, they will make a play for media buying budgets even if they won’t openly …

Advertising Industry

The search for alien life was just dealt a massive blow

With the incredible number of galaxies that mankind can observe from its tiny little perch here in the Milky Way, we know there are an absolutely …

Exoplanets

This site lets you take Harvard’s most popular computer science class and more courses from top universities for free

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Online learning has made education more accessible than ever, but few platforms make getting a quality education easier or more affordable …

Crazy realistic Steve Jobs action figure lets you stage your own Stevenotes

What better gift for the Apple geek in your life (or, heck, yourself) than a ridiculously realistic Steve Jobs action figure?<p>The 1/6 scale replica of the iconic Apple co-founder and CEO is coming soon from DAM Toys. In addition to boasting some highly detailed head sculpting, it sports Jobs’ iconic …

Silicon Valley

Tai Lopez Reveals the Secrets He Used to Make Millions From Social Media

It's easier than you think to transform your social media profile into a lucrative business.<p>7 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Think about how you use social media. Is it simply a method to connect with people? A distraction from boredom at work? Or is it a tool …

Marketing

This fictional video about AI-powered weapons makes The Terminator look like a Disney film

If you woke up today feeling like the world wasn’t a very scary place, and for some reason you didn’t want to continue feeling that way, we’ve got the remedy for you. “Slaughterbots” is seven minutes and forty-seven seconds of sheer horror designed to be a fictional warning against a future full of …

Stephen Hawking

4 Ways Entrepreneurs Can Embrace the Next Phase of Digital Maturity, 'Cognitive Transformation'

Begin your journey now, or risk losing ground to nimbler competitors already on the road to cognition.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In an era when "digital first" is table stakes for organizational survival, data-savvy companies are refocusing digital-transformation …

From Broke to Billions: 5 Strategies These Billionaires Used to Get Rich

Today, as it's been for all our recorded history, getting rich entails building and adding an abundant amount of value to the world.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There are 2,043 billionaires in this world. Approximately one-quarter of them are from the US. …

6 Things You Should Never Stop Asking For In Your Relationship

Relationships are give and take. You give your time, thoughts, consideration, care and love to your partner -- and then you expect something in …

I retired at 30 with $1.25 million — here are the 3 key strategies I used to get there

I started my financial independence journey in 2010 and saved $1.25 million in 5 years, reaching financial independence at the age of 30.<p>I get asked a lot how I did it and how someone else can too, so I decided to outline the variables and scenarios that impact how fast you, depending on your …

What Marketers Need to Know About Location-Based Advertising and Where It’s Headed

Marketers have long envisioned a world where millions of people walking by a Starbucks store on a hot day are served an offer for an ice-cold coffee …

How to run a token sale

Seed funding is drying up. Accelerators are scrambling for revenue. Things are changing drastically in the startup ecosystem.<p>Why?<p>First, as we all know, it’s easier than ever to build a startup. An MVP can hit the app stores in a few days and the need to raise millions for servers and software is …

Tai Lopez's 7 Steps to Start Your Own Marketing Agency

The social media master builds and scales multimillion-dollar businesses using these strategies.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Most people dream of starting their own business and creating a life that lets you travel and have fun while getting paid. The problem is that …

I Started Saying 'No' to These 6 Things. My Life and My Business Got a Lot Better.

The most difficult obstacles to get past are the ones we place in front of ourselves.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I’m a people pleaser. It’s hard for me to say "no" to people who ask for something -- despite a reluctance inside of me. This has gotten me into trouble …

These are the four questions Y Combinator uses to identify the next unicorn

Over 12 years, Silicon Valley accelerator-turned-seed-fund Y Combinator has invested in more than a thousand companies. Its success stories include Dropbox, Airbnb, and Stripe, and recipients of its investments are altogether worth an estimated $100 billion today.<p>Y Combinator accepts dozens of new …

Startups

Grand Ventures announces first fund, targets Midwest startups

There’s a new venture fund in Michigan and it aims to have deep pockets. Grand Ventures is the result of longtime Michigan businessman McKeel Hagerty teaming up with Huron River Venture co-founder Tim Streit. The two came together to found Grand Ventures and an SEC filing reveals the venture firm …

Venture Capital

InsideSales $50 million round includes another Microsoft investment

InsideSales, a predictive analytics platform which helps salespeople focus on finding and engaging prospects at the right time and in the right way, announced a $50 million round today with a couple of strategic investors — Microsoft and the Irish government.<p>The round was led by Polaris Capital, a …

The rising popularity of martech, and the decline of adtech

Private equity firms and business interests from the Far East are increasingly taking a stake in the combined adtech and martech space, according to …

Tour a Midcentury Modern Oasis in the Hudson Valley

While the trends come and go, there's one timeless classic we will never tire of: midcentury modernism. Whether you craft your entire home around the …

Hudson Valley

Shia LaBeouf Attempts To Explain His Performance Art To Jimmy Kimmel

<i>American Honey</i> star Shia LaBeouf dropped by <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live</i> last night, where the topic of conversation quickly turned from his critically acclaimed film to his various, uh, performance art side projects. But instead of writing Kimmel off with an “I don’t feel that I need to explain my art to you, …

Kristen Wiig Is A Comedy Goddess In This Deleted 'SNL' Sketch

Thanks for all the flamingoes and clams!<p>Kristen Wiig plays a self-deprecating goddess who seems to have all the best ideas for populating the planet in this “Saturday Night Live” sketch that was cut for time. As the creature pitch process wears on, Wiig’s celestial colleagues (Vanessa Bayer and …

Barn-inspired contemporary home ages beautifully over time

From a distance, this gabled Wisconsin building could be mistaken as a barn—but take a closer look and the curious assortment of differently sized …