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This Google Car Is Worth Hundreds Of Millions But Looks Like It Cost $2,000

In roughly the decade since Google began to develop self-driving cars, the company has spent what's likely hundred of millions if not billions on the project, when you take into account all factors.<p>Those include engineers, equipment, the cost of buying a fleet of regular cars, and the cost of …

Google Doodle

IBM CEO Ginni Rometty on leadership, challenges, and reinvention

When Virginia Rometty became chief executive of IBM (IBM) in 2012, she took control of a company that was took in more than $100 billion in annual …

Particles and waves: The central mystery of quantum mechanics - Chad Orzel

5 Tips for Radically Changing Your Business Model | Inc.com

I learned an important lesson about growth after nearly three decades in business. Radically changing your core business model demands a radical change across all facets of your organization.<p>Maintain the Status Quo? No Way.<p>My 15-year technology services company, Tribridge, has experienced nearly …

Business Strategy

20 Essential Life Lessons For Happiness And Success

A recent birthday got me reflecting on my journey to this age, and I’m happy to say that, compared with the younger me, I’m much more at peace with myself, content with my life, confident of what I want and sure of how to get there.<p>I often write about how to attain career and money success, and …

New benchmark confirms the Galaxy Note 4 will be as monstrously great as you hoped

Although we recently saw the Galaxy Note 4’s specs revealed in a retail listing, the device’s full specifications have just been confirmed by an …

Ask The Experts: How Can I Get People To Take Me Seriously?

Being the class clown may have won you a lot of friends in high school but is cracking everyone up going to kill your career?<p>Making people laugh can make you the life of the party, but where does it put you in the office hierarchy?<p>Leadership coach Lolly Daskal helps a reader figure out how to …

27 of the Best Chrome Extensions You Should Check out Today

We love the Web. Seriously, we do. But sometimes, achieving what you want is a little harder and takes a little longer than you’d really want. It’s for that reason that we’ve put together a list of 27 of the best Chrome extensions you can find around.<p>We’ve broken them down into groups of a few per …

Teach Yourself Coding on Your Own Time With These Resources

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was an early adopter of the coding movement.<p>What that means is that I spent hours on a Commodore 64 typing lines of "if-then" code that resulted in my name flashing on a screen. Unfortunately, my coding life ended short when I …

Computer Science

Dear Josh: If I’m A Get-It-Done Type, Can I Also Be A Big-Ideas Creative?

Joshua Wolf Shenk, author of Powers of Two: Seeking the Essence of Innovation in Creative Pairs, offers advice on forging great creative relationships. Here, a hands-on creative wonders if you can be a dreamer and a doer.<p>From August 4 to 8, <i>Fast Company</i> is hosting the Creative Counselor, who offers …

The 3 Things You Need to Do When You've Upset Your Customer

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Have you ever had a customer complain to you about your product or service? If so, consider yourself lucky. Why? Because most people with a complaint will simply never come back to the business where they were wronged. They opt for the …

A year of tech industry hype in a single graph

Tech industry trends follow a fairly predictable pattern: there's a rush of hype, an inevitable backlash, and then a long, tired slog towards a product that actually works. It eventually produces incredible things like the internal combustion engine or my Droid 4, but it can be hard to tell exactly …

6 Tips for Managing People Who Are Older Than You

Like many other millennials hoping to break into the national security world, I hightailed it to Washington, D.C. the minute I had my master’s …

Moto X+1 confirmed to pack the Snapdragon 801

Last month, it was revealed that the upcoming DROID phones will sport the Snapdragon 801, so we kind of knew the new Moto X+1 would as well. In case …

It’s official: Your carrier is pushing you to buy a Samsung phone over an iPhone

It’s something we’ve long suspected but now we finally have the proof we need: Your wireless carrier wants to push you to buy a Samsung smartphone …

4 Ways to Manage Remote Employees

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In the past few years the number of employees working remotely has increased significantly, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report. Whether these employees are working from home, shared work spaces or coffee shops, research shows …

3 Smart Decisions to Make Before Advertising on Facebook

The goals your organization is looking to achieve on Facebook will guide the choice of certain features and tool sets over others.<p>“The way Facebook is structured is by objectives,” Smith said. “A lot of advertisers don’t know how to use these tools because they don’t actually know what they want to …

9 Reasons People Tune You Out (And What to Do Instead) | Inc.com

Business is all about communication, so when you're speaking, you want people to pay attention and listen. Their minds will wander, though, if you indulge any of these all-too-common habits:<p>1. You go on too long.<p>Life is short, time is money, and brevity is the soul of wit. 'Nuff said.<p><i>Fix:</i> Never …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

The 7 Most Destructive Phrases to Avoid at Work | Inc.com

Sometimes leaders make statements that have an effect entirely opposite of what was intended. These phrases might be well intended, but the interpretation can be very damaging. Instead of leading to efficiency and productivity gains, these phrases can result in destructive consequences. Use the …

3 Ways You're Hurting Your Company by Doing Too Much | Inc.com

One of the key roles that every CEO performs, especially in a company's early stages, is engaging in what I call Player mode. That means the CEO spends his or her time performing a key function within the company--say working on sales, marketing, or engineering--that adds value. In fact, the CEO is …

How to Completely Delete Facebook From Your Life

If you're seriously considering deleting your Facebook account, you're not alone.<p>Start typing in the letters "dele" into Google and you'll see …

5 Bizarre Ways to Appear Smarter, Based on Science | Inc.com

Look around you and it's clear that geeks are in ascendance. The tech industry, with it's army of engineers and eggheads, is the most dynamic and chattered about sector around, so-called "quants" are the new media superstars, and even something as old-school as farming is being radically disrupted …

10 Reasons to Stop Working So Hard | Inc.com

"30 hours of working and still going strooong," 24-year-old copywriter Mita Diran tweeted from Indonesia on December 14. Only she wasn't. A few hours later she collapsed in a coma and died the following day, a victim of exhaustion, overwork, and an energy drink called Krating Daeng, also known as …

Public Speaking: 8 Bad Habits That Ruin Good Presentations | Inc.com

I recently came across a fantastic article by the sales consultant and trainer Colleen Francis about common presentation mistakes that salespeople make in front of customers. As I read it, I realized that much of her advice applied to ALL presentations.<p>In particular, she identified in the article a …

Public Speaking

30 Things You Need To Know To Be Successful In Life

Quora users discussed some lessons they've learned along the way in the thread, "What are the top 10 things we should be informed about in life?" Users had many more than 10 tips to offer, and we've collected and paraphrased some of the best advice, arranged by contributor below.<p><i>Justin Freeman, who</i> …

A Tale of Two Data Centers

Data centers are assuming a great importance for the storage of personal and commercial content. These data centers contain many racks of servers, networking and storage equipment that generate a lot of heat and consume a lot of power. Data centers (and IT in general) are said to consume up to 10% …