Karen Walker

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Entrepreneurs Use Tech for the Greater Good

There's a new breed of entrepreneur: Small business owners equipped with cutting-edge technology, an invincible spirit, a global sense of …

This loophole lets you give 5% of Amazon purchases to charity—for free

This Giving Tuesday people are donating millions to charity. But did you know there’s a way to do it that doesn’t cost you a penny?<p>For a few years …

Lyft wants to help you donate to charity with every ride

Lyft is telling its riders they can “take a seat to take a stand” in connection with certain issues of global concern with a new scheme giving them …

Become A Deep Learning Coder From Scratch In Under A Year

Machine learning (AKA AI) seems bizarre and complicated. It's the tech behind image and speech recognition, recommendation systems, and all kinds of …

Worried About Surviving in an Automated World? These Are the Skills That Will Save You.

A future filled with automated robots inspires both optimism and anxiety. You can curb the latter by being what robots are not: human.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A future filled with automated robots inspires both optimism and anxiety. According to a 2017 study by …

Leveraging Microsites to Convert Social Traffic More Often

You know the basics of social media marketing campaigns and how they can ultimately benefit your brand. But how can you take them a step further so …

Marketing

The Secret to Productive Meetings? Gratitude | Inc.com

Maybe you've been in this meeting or one like it. Competing agendas fly like bullets. The pace of conversation speeds up. Interruptions pounce out the façade of civility. People anxiously wait to talk, heads burning with desire, rather than listen.<p>Desperate to prove theories with sheer force rather …

Gratitude

iOS vs Android – Which System is Right for You?

Simplicity<p>One of the largest differences that exist between Android and iOS is the simplicity that is associated with each system. Whole iOS is a …

Widgets

Google adds a slew of new Assistant features for app developers

In order for Google Assistant to be a real contender against the likes of Alexa, it needs third party app support. In order to get more developers on-board, the company needs to add a lot more features to incentivize development, even as Amazon’s home AI continues to dominate marketshare. This …

Rainmaker Digital is at Your Service - Copyblogger

We’ve launched a lot of things over the last decade.<p>Software, SaaS, WordPress hosting, WordPress design frameworks, themes, courses, certification, …

Meet the sex robots: Artificial intelligence wrapped in a sex doll

<b>By ITV News Correspondent Angus Walker</b><p>“Hi my name is Samantha, I love you, a lot!” For an opening line that’s a little forward, but that’s what the …

Artificial Intelligence

Industrial Design: Taptop Computer Concept

We have shared a concept about MacOs with an edge to edge design and now we are featuring a totally different perspective with an industrial design …

Industrial Design

Best Books 2017

<i>[This story has been optimized for offline reading on our apps. For a richer experience, you can find the full version of this story here. An Internet connection is required.]</i><p>Behave<p>The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst<p>$35<p>By: Robert M. Sapolsky<p>Penguin Press<p>If you ever thought that neuroscience …

Books

Former Apple photo guru releases powerful iPhone camera app

A “Gentleman Coder” who is the former director of the Apple photo apps teams has launched an IOS app for the photographer who prefers to shoot RAW images.<p>RAW Power for iOS hit the App Store this week from software company Gentlemen Coders LLC, which was founded by Nik Bhatt. His 14-year stint in …

Apps

Harvard professor predicts half of U.S. colleges will soon be bankrupt

Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen, known for his theory of disruptive innovation, predicts that half of the 4,000-plus colleges …

Bankruptcy

Blockchain is bringing the sharing economy to everyone

The sharing economy relies on a distributed workforce, shareable assets, and peer-to-peer transactions and contracts. Uber and Airbnb are probably the most famous examples, allowing people to make money by sharing their homes and their cars. Now blockchain technology is making it possible to earn …

Blockchain

JPEG vs. PNG: Which image-saving format is the better one to use?

In the world of digital imaging, there are two image formats that prevail above all else: JPEG (or JPG) and PNG.<p>At first glance, a single image shown …

The end of the cloud is coming

We’re facing the end of the cloud. It’s a bold statement, I know, and maybe it even sounds a little mad. But bear with me.<p>The conventional wisdom about running server applications, be it web apps or mobile app backends, is that the future is in the cloud. Amazon, Google, and Microsoft are adding …

Blockchain

98 Best Motivational Quotes to Make You More Successful | Inc.com

Motivational quotes can make a surprisingly big difference, lifting your spirits when you're down and encouraging you to even greater heights when you've hit a plateau.<p>That's because success is an outcome. Becoming successful--however you choose to define "success," since everyone's definition …

Motivation

How to Create a Blogging Masterpiece That Your Audience Will Share

Have you ever wondered what makes some blog posts go viral?<p>And have you ever wondered why some of your blog posts struggle to get even a few visitors?<p>…

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 12 – Awakenings by Oliver Sacks (1973)

Among the great books in this series that address the human condition, <i>Awakenings</i> stands out as a profoundly influential medical classic from the 1970s, whose extraordinary narrative continues to reverberate.<p><i>Awakenings</i> has inspired short stories, poems, novels and plays, notably Harold Pinter’s <i>A</i> …

Literature

If you want to start your own business, these online courses could help you get it off the ground

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Flickr/Apps for EuropeBuilding a business in 2016 presents a whole new set of challenges that weren't present in previous generations. …

11 Absolute Truths of Social Media Marketing

Break these rules and you could lose followers and credibility and hurt your business.<p>As an experienced digital marketer, you already know about the importance of social media marketing. However, even some of the most hardened online marketers are prone to making mistakes on social media every now …

The Scrum Master vs. the Product Manager

A scrum master is a member of a software development team that is practicing scrum -- the best known and most widely used Agile software development framework. The scrum master's key role is to help keep the team accountable to their business commitments -- and remove any roadblocks that might …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 10 – The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

An intoxicating renewal of evolutionary theory that coined the idea of the meme and paved the way for Professor Dawkins’s later, more polemical works<p>What is man, and what are we for? Remarkably, it was not until Charles Darwin published <i>On the Origin of Species</i> in 1859 that anyone, in our history, …

Biology

100 Dancing Drones Set World Record

If 2015 was the year consumer drones took off then 2016 is poised to be the year when curious and creative people use these unmanned aerial vehicles …

San Francisco startup Zenefits bans sex and alcohol in the office

Whiskey shots, kegs of beer, bottles of Champagne, packs of cigarettes, quickies in the stairwell.<p>The makings for a frat house party?<p>Nope, these were all allegedly a part of the culture at San Francisco software startup Zenefits.<p>But now, the party is over (which is probably a good thing for a …

The Apple Watch as a fitness device (as written by a runner)

I was supposed to review the Apple Watch. That was the plan, but then, when Engadget had its first chance to test the device, I was on vacation. Specifically, I was in France, where I ran the Paris Marathon, my sixth 26.2-mile race in five years. As it happens, our Editor-in-Chief Michael wrote a …

The Beginner's Guide to Google+

When Google+ entered the social space in 2011, it was met largely with skepticism. Joining a crowded field with platforms such as Facebook and …