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Google is bleeding cash trying to take on Amazon in the smart home

New financial figures for Nest shed light on Google’s race to be the eyes and ears of the smart home<p>Google parent company Alphabet reported first quarter earnings for 2018 today, beating Wall Street estimates on sales and profit thanks in large part to its mammoth search advertising machine that …

Google Home

Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel

Late last year, after Amazon announced it had acquired the rights to J.R.R. Tolkien’s epic “Lord of the Rings” saga for $250 million, I wrote how the move underscored Amazon’s relentless pursuit to build one platform to “rule them all.” Now that Amazon is investing half a billion dollars into …

eCommerce

MIT study shows the most successful entrepreneurs are in their forties

The tech world can sometimes feel like <i>Logan’s Run</i>. If you haven’t made your start by the end of your twenties, you’re officially past it. Daniel Ek founded Spotify when he was 23. Steve Jobs launched Apple when he was 21. And Mark Zuckerberg found the time to launch Facebook amidst a busy schedule …

Entrepreneurship

Abandoned fox cub adopted by orphaned baby badgers at animal sanctuary

An abandoned baby fox and two young orphaned badgers have created their own little family at an animal sanctuary.<p>Phoebe, the fox cub was found all …

Cute Animals

As U.S. leadership dims, the world is drifting away from democracy

The news that China’s constitution will be amended to permit Xi Jinping to serve additional terms as president is only the most recent instance of a …

Political Science

Amnesty accuses President Trump of human rights violations

<b>Human rights group Amnesty International has accused Donald Trump of "hateful" politics and of being a threat to human rights.</b><p>"President Trump takes actions that violate human rights at home and abroad," the group said.<p>Amnesty put Mr Trump in the same group as the leaders of Egypt, Russia, China, …

Rights & Freedoms

See the 100 Years of Presidential Portraits Leading Up to Kehinde Wiley’s Much-Debated Barack Obama

On View<p>Show of the Day: "America's Presidents" (plus Barack Obama's presidential portrait) at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Washington, …

30 Of The Most Hilarious Expressions Made By Dogs On Their Way To The Vet

Just as we humans are terrified of going to the doctor, dogs too are no less scared of visiting the vet. And while we can still make excuses and skip …

Pets

No Requirement For Banks To Tell Customers Their Info Was Hacked In New Breach Notification Bill

There’s no requirement for banks and other financial companies to tell customers their information has been hacked in the draft of a new data breach notification bill in Congress.<p>Instead, large operations including merchants, telecom companies and some non-profits would be the only operations …

Customers

Constitutional Crisis in Slow Motion

Donald Trump will destroy this entire country — its institutions and its safeguards, the rule of law and the customs of civility, the concept of truth and the inviolable nature of valor — to protect his own skin.<p>We are not dealing with a normal person here, let alone a normal president.<p>This is a …

Donald Trump

Trump’s Saturday Night Massacre Is Happening Right Before Our Eyes

The aim of the campaign against the Mueller investigation and the FBI is clear: Obstructing justice.<p>The FBI issued an extraordinary statement on Wednesday, pushing back on the release of a partisan congressional memo alleging the bureau used improper evidence to obtain legal permission to surveil a …

Donald Trump

Russian bots retweeted Trump nearly 500,000 times in final weeks of 2016 campaign

Russian-linked automated Twitter accounts, or bots, retweeted Donald Trump almost half a million times in the final weeks before the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, Twitter told the Senate Judiciary Committee.<p>The 50,000 automated accounts the company determined had ties to Russia sent more than 2 …

Social Media

'A New Low.' The World Is Furious at Trump for His Remark About 'Shithole Countries'

He may be a president already known for his crude language and off-color remarks demeaning other nations, but Donald Trump’s description of Haiti, El …

Donald Trump

Trump Holds Meeting to Show He’s in Charge, Instead Proves Opposite

In the hope of proving he is not the semiliterate ignoramus numerous media have depicted him to be, Donald Trump held a televised meeting with …

A tsunami of store closings is about to hit the US — and it's expected to eclipse the retail carnage of 2017

Retailers are bracing for a fresh wave of store closings in 2018 that is expected to eclipse the rash of closings that rocked the industry last year.<p>"Landlords are panicking," said Larry Perkins, the CEO and founder of the advisory firm SierraConstellation Partners. "The last year was pretty …

Commercial Real Estate

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Don't Leave a Job Interview Without Asking This Question

If you’re across the desk from a hiring manager, you should ask who else’s job you can do if you get hired.<p>It’s not as odd as it sounds. A new survey …

Employee Engagement

Does Your CEO Have A Personal Brand? If Not, It Could Be Affecting Your Bottom Line.

Who is the CEO of Amazon? That’s a pretty easy answer.<p>What about the CEO of UPS? Not quite as easy, right?<p>Jeff Bezos has become a household name, bringing Amazon lots of free attention and helping to propel it into an e-commerce giant with an enthusiastic international following. UPS would have to …

Leadership

Burn 1,000 Calories In 20 Minutes

It’s hard at times to fit the gym in so here’s a 1,000 calorie burn you can fit in any schedule from anywhere. We have two options when it comes to …

Exercise

32 Stylish Interiors All Men Will Love

If you follow our Instagram @stylishmanmag, you know we have an obsession with stylish and masculine interiors. We regularly feature lofts, bathrooms …

Zilingo lands $8M for its marketplace for fashion sellers in Southeast Asia

Zilingo may not be a name known to many prior to today, but the under-the-radar e-commerce company has closed an impressive $8 million Series A round to scale its fashion-focused operations in Southeast Asia.<p>The round was led by Sequoia India, Indonesia-based Venturra Capital and Susquehanna …

Startups

Morrisons turnaround continues as profits soar

Supermarket boss David Potts hailed a “new Morrisons” on Thursday after the Bradford-based grocer delivered a 40pc jump in profits and its seventh consecutive quarter of sales growth.<p>Since taking charge of Morrisons two years ago, Mr Potts has stabilised the once struggling retailer by focusing on …

Sainsbury'S

The Best Life Lessons We Learned From Children's Books

They still have a lot to teach us.<p>Children’s books are full of wisdom. They contain some of the most important, well said, and beautifully told …

Kids

Why H&M Will Close Stores As It Now Favors Online Growth

The Swedish fashion chain H&M had a terrific year in sales but not in profits. It posted revenues of 222.9 billion krona ($26.7 billion), up 6% from the previous year. However, net income dropped nearly 11% to 18.6 billion krona ($2 billion). Increased markdowns were to blame.<p>Notably, H&M expanded …

eCommerce

Why Ikea's flatpack refugee shelter won design of the year

Ikea’s solar-powered Better Shelter lasts six times longer than a typical emergency tent and has already changed the lives of thousands of refugees around the world<p>When Hind and Saffa Hameed arrived at the Al Jamea’a refugee camp in Baghdad in 2015, having been hounded from their home in Ramadi by …

Private Sector

Amazon patents show flying warehouses that send delivery drones to your door

We’ve known about Amazon’s drone delivery ambitions since 2013. But patent filings from Amazon, circulated today by CB Insights’ Zoe Leavitt, reveal more details about how the e-commerce titan could make drone deliveries work at scale, namely through “airborne fulfillment centers.” Yes, that’s a …

Mesh Network

The 10 Best Data Visualization Articles of 2016 (and Why They Were Awesome)

2016 was an astounding year for insightful, informative data visualization articles — here were the top 10 I saw all year (in no particular order), …

Data Visualization

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p>Dunhuang<b>,</b> Gansu Province, China<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are …

Travel

What Smartwatches Lost With The Death Of Pebble

As a business, Pebble was a failure, but its low-maintenance approach toward wearables deserves to live on.<p>Earlier this month, Pebble’s smartwatch underdog story reached a tragic conclusion: Under a crushing mound of debt and with no clear path to profitability, the startup sold its software assets …

Smartwatches