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This tiny wearable knows what you’ve been eating, drinking, and smoking

A recent breakthrough in miniaturized sensor technology could end up taking a bite out of personal privacy. Researchers developed a wearable small enough to stick on a human tooth virtually unnoticed. And it’s capable of wirelessly transmitting data on any chemicals it comes in contact with.<p>The …

E-scooter company CEO wants to ‘Save Our Sidewalks’ from bike litter

Bird is flying into more cities, and as the electric scooter-share company spreads its wings, it wants to make sure it doesn't destroy communities …

Haley thanks Guatemala for help on Venezuela, Israel embassy

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Washington's U.N. ambassador thanked Guatemala on Wednesday for its support in confronting Venezuela over concerns about democracy and human rights in the South American nation.<p>Speaking after meeting in Guatemala City with President Jimmy Morales, Ambassador Nikki Haley …

Latin America

SpaceX's satellites for beaming internet access to earth are now in orbit

SpaceX is now one step closer to delivering broadband access via satellite, as it’s successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket (seen above) that delivered two Starlink demo satellites into low-earth-orbit.<p>The company’s been working on this for some time now, and the two Starlink satellites will help …

Nintendo wants to ‘prolong the life cycle’ of the Switch beyond six years

For decades, the life span of a video game console has been more or less set in stone. Whether it’s a huge success like the Wii or the PS2, or a huge …

Backing Robinhood, JAY-Z’s Roc Nation invests in would-be Rockefellers

Roc Nation, the full-service entertainment management company created by the music impresario Shawn Carter (better known as JAY-Z), is making an investment in financial trading platform Robinhood.<p>The investment, through Roc Nation’s Arrive subsidiary, is the latest instance of a celebrity rapper …

Against all odds, former Intel exec Renee James has launched a new chip company: 'Everyone took my calls. Everyone told me no' (INTC)

Wikimedia Commons<p><b>Former Intel president Renee James has officially launched her new semiconductor startup out of stealth on Monday, named</b> …

With Its Latest Acquisition, Walmart's Tech Incubator Is Trying to Transform the Way You Shop

The purchase of Spatialand is one of several ambitious retail technology initiatives Store No. 8 has undertaken since launching less than a year ago.<p>Nearly a year ago, Walmart launched its startup incubator Store No. 8 with the aim of reshaping the retail experience through technology like virtual …

How to Come Up With a Brilliant Business Idea | Inc.com

<i>Editor's Note: The following is adapted from</i> Start a Successful Business: Expert Advice to Take Your Startup From Idea to Empire<i>, published this month by Inc. Media and Amacom, a division of the American Management Association.</i><p>Sure, you want to be an empire maker. But first you need an idea. A …

Entrepreneurship

App to Help Black Barbershops Looks to Equity Crowdfunding to Grow

The barbershop has built ladders of opportunity in black communities for generations. Skilled barbers build a steady stream of income, and customers …

Crowd Funding

New, super-fast wireless technology could hit our homes by 2028

Researchers have shown that terahertz frequencies, which have a very large bandwidth, can be used in a range of environments<p>The wireless frequencies …

Make sure you've read these 27 important finance books

"In my whole life, I have known no wise people (over a broad subject matter area) who didn't read all the time — none," Berkshire Hathaway vice …

Investing

The AI disruption wave

Information technology evolves through disruption waves. First the computer, then the web and eventually social networks and smartphones all had the power to revolutionize how people live and how businesses operate. They destroyed companies that weren’t able to adapt, while creating new winners in …

Fintech could be bigger than ATMs, PayPal, and Bitcoin combined

Fintech broke onto the scene as a disruptive force following the 2008 crisis, but the industry's influence on the broader financial services system is changing.<p>The fintech industry no longer stands clearly apart from financial services proper, and is increasingly growing embedded in mainstream …

ATMs

Now Anyone With $2,000 Can Invest in a Startup

You don't have to be a venture capitalist -- or even an accredited investor -- any more.<p>If you’ve ever wished you could invest in cool startups like …

Venture Capital

U.S. bullet train proposals shun public funds, favor private cash | Reuters

(Reuters) - It took years of lawsuits and political battles for California to finally break ground last year on the nation’s first bullet train, which aims to connect San Francisco to Los Angeles by 2029.<p>China Railway High-speed Harmony bullet trains are seen at a high-speed train maintenance base …

Jerry Brown

This Stock Has A 12.69% Yield And Sells For Less Than Book

NorthStar Realty Finance Corp (NYSE: NRF) has been named as a Top 10 Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT), according to Dividend Channel, which published its most recent <i>”DividendRank”</i> report. The report noted that among REITs, NRF shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong …

Investing

How to start a business with almost no money

You're willing to take some risks, like leaving your current job or going without personal revenue for a while.<p>But there's one logistical hurdle stopping you: You don't have much money.<p><b>Related: 7 Myths About Starting a Business That I Used to Believe</b><p>On the surface, this seems like a major problem, …

Small Business

Puerto Rico's economic migrants escape to US mainland in search of stability

It can be hard to find a table these days at the Melao Bakery in Kissimmee, where the quesitos are exquisite and the mofongos taste as good as any you’ll find on the streets of Old San Juan.<p>This unofficial hub of central Florida’s fast-growing Puerto Rican community is where Edi Rivera Rodriguez …

Caribbean

Startups like Spotify are relying on Pager, an 'Uber for healthcare'

Pager made a name for itself as the “Uber for doctor house calls.” Instead of ordering a car, anyone in San Francisco or New York can schedule a …

CourseBuffet serves up a free DIY degree in Computer Science or Management

CourseBuffet understands that while college may be a rite of passage, it’s certainly not the only way to get the knowledge you need to succeed in the ever-changing tech or business world.<p>Look, school is expensive.<p>Even worse, we’re now finding out that the degrees that set us back years to obtain …

Dave Chappelle has found a way to stop people from filming his stand-up shows

The rise of smartphones has had a profound impact on the comedy scene. Comedians who might never have made a name for themselves a decade ago now …

​Mystery startup from ex-Mozilla CEO aims to go where tech titans won't

Brendan Eich, who left the Firefox maker during a firestorm over his anti-gay-marriage views, says his new startup's software will make the Internet faster, safer and better in ways today's Net powers won't pursue.<p>Brendan Eich is back in business.<p>A year and a half after resigning as Mozilla's chief …

Digital Advertising

U.S. SEC approves new crowdfunding rules

(By Michael Erman) – U.S. securities regulators approved new crowdfunding rules on Friday, allowing start-up companies to raise money from mom-and-pop investors over the internet.<p>Private companies were previously allowed to solicit only accredited investors – those with a net worth of at least $1 …

This Inflatable Space Elevator Could House Hotels and Airports High In The Sky

The logistics of launching into orbit might be very difficult but at least if you build it, tourists will come.<p>Thoth is a Canadian company that makes miniaturized, lightweight gadgets to be taken into space, and now it has just patented an insane, sci-fi technology that could make getting them into …

Space Travel

Pixar is making another in-house animation tool free for anyone to use

Universal Scene Description (USD) combines graphic elements from different animation apps<p>Last year, Pixar made its in-house animation software RenderMan free for non-commercial use, giving would-be filmmakers a powerful tool to get started with animated shorts and films. Now, it's following this up …