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Why Apple should be scared of Facebook's and Google's messaging apps

Companies like Facebook, Google, Atlassian, and Slack are expanding their messaging apps beyond merely sending text, video, and audio and into something a little bit more like an operating system.<p>On Tuesday, for example, The Wall Street Journal reported that Google is working on a new chat app that …

Apps

Police arrest suspect in 'twerking' incident at Washington gas station

One of two women accused of sexually assaulting a man inside a Washington gas station store has been arrested, authorities said Tuesday.<p>D.C. police arrested Ayanna Marie Knight, 22, of Las Vegas. She is facing a third-degree sex abuse charge. The other woman has not been found.<p>WTTG reports the …

Fiverr will soon let you set any price for your services

Freelance service platform Fiver has announced that it will soon remove the $5 starting price from which it got its name, and allow sellers to set their own rates.<p>The Israeli company will make this option available over the next several weeks and also introduce ‘easy-to-understand Gig (project) …

5 Crowdfunding Startups You Should Look Into

These are the five crowdfunding startups you'll want to keep an eye on in 2016.<p>Back in 2009, musician Allison Weiss set an example on Kickstarter by becoming the second highest-funded project of the year. Her goal was to raise just $2,000 to help record her new EP, but thanks to some creative …

Sex, Silicon Valley and Google — The Sex Trade Thrives

PROSTITUTION AS A CAREER? Your daughter? Sister? Oh, not ok for them?<p>This post has a humane and good for girls agenda and if you absolutely will be …

Elizabeth Warren’s Black Lives Matter speech was the best one yet. It’s still not enough.

Elizabeth Warren isn’t running for president, but she can still make a splash. On Sunday, it was with a full-throated speech on racial inequality and …

The Next Billion Dollar Startups

Startups that jump out to billion-dollar valuations are so rare they've come to be known as unicorns. We at FORBES, in cooperation with TrueBridge Capital Partners,* went hunting for the next wave of startups that are flying under the radar but getting ready to pop. We surveyed venture firms for …

Venture Capital

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

Costa Rica

Accounting software giant Intuit just took a big step into human resources

But the accounting giant wants to enter a new arena: hiring.<p>Its new product, Intuit Workforce, is designed to make it easier for on-demand economy startups to hire thousands of independent contractors, especially when they're just launching.<p>"What we found with a lot of these on-demand companies is …

The best (and worst) ways to spot a liar

Forget body language or eye movements. There are much better ways to identify the deceitful.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year. Browse the full list.</i><p>-<p>Thomas Ormerod’s team of security officers faced a seemingly impossible task. At airports across …

Body Language

Google’s newest patent is a game changer for anyone who wears glasses

Glasses have a habit of not staying put. They slide down your nose, and you have to push them back, then they slide back down again—it’s an unending game of cat-and-mouse that gets even worse if you’re doing anything remotely active, like running. A new patent from Google, however, might put an end …

Wearable Tech

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Adding solar panels to your roof can be frustrating, since it's often difficult to know if your home receives enough light to justify the investment. Google Maps, however, has satellite, navigation and sunlight data for every property in the world, so it's ideally placed to tell you how many rays …

17 Things That Happen When You Have An Anxious Mind But A Laid Back Personality

By Brianna Wiest,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1NnB4JU<p>There’s really no such thing as having an “anxious mind.” There is only having your anxiety …

On-demand startup Zirtual will be back in business thanks to Startups.co

On Monday, more than 400 employees of a company that provides on-demand, virtual assistants were unexpectedly laid off with little explanation other …

Homeless Bodybuilder

So your gym has a pool, a boxing ring and a sauna? Sounds nice. But does it have the Louvre?<p>Jacques Sayagh is a homeless 50-year-old bodybuilder who maintains his impressive physique by working out around the streets of Paris. He’ll do pushups on the street. He’ll wrap arm bands around some …

Student’s Faucet Design Saves Water By Swirling It Into Beautiful Patterns

Award winning designer, Simin Qiu, has developed a faucet that produces a spiralling stream of water and conserves 15% more water than yes…

No Thanks! Companies Reject 'Shark Tank' Deals, Still Thrive

Entrepreneurs may be all smiles when they get an offer on the show, but the deals aren't set in stone. Negotiations start soon after episodes are taped. Contestants can walk away if they don't like the terms.<p>With the cameras rolling, Daniel and Stephanie Rensing accepted an offer from a "Shark …

The Best Career Advice To Tap Your Creative Potential

Being fearless and following (or even finding) your passion isn’t easy. Here are a few motivating ideas to get started.<p>Tom Chi is brilliant (he was researching astrophysics at the age of 15), and has worked for many of the world’s most innovative companies–including Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft. …

6 Things Wise Leaders Do To Engage Their Employees

An article in the New York Daily News reports that nearly 70% of U.S. employees are miserable at work. According to the story, research conducted by the Gallup Poll suggests that the majority of American’s dislike or feel disengaged on the job. Needless to say, this is disturbing news. It’s also an …

How your eyes trick your mind

Look closer at optical illusions, says Melissa Hogenboom, and they can reveal how you truly perceive reality.<p><b>Visual, or optical, illusions show us that our minds tend to make assumptions about the world – and what you think you see is often not the truth.</b><p><b>Throughout history, curious minds have</b> …

The Best Mobile Games of 2014 (That You Didn’t Play)

There’s an <i>obscene</i> amount of games that hit the App Store every year, and as any developer will tell you, discoverability is hard. Sometimes the very …

Saudi Arabia's oil production costs are higher than US shale

Much time is being spent discussing the attempt by OPEC producers, especially Saudi Arabia, to drive higher-cost US shale drillers out of the oil game. The theory is that because OPEC cartel members can drill at dirt-cheap prices, they can inflict despair on the lightly defended shale patch. In the …

Oil

Chinese search giant Baidu to invest in Uber

Chinese search engine giant Baidu Inc. (BIDU) is to invest in the taxi app Uber Technologies Inc., according to media reports.<p>News of the Uber …

Every State Should Have Iowa's Driver's License App

The Hawkeye State lets its drivers carry a digital copy of their license or ID.<p>Many states now allow digital proof of insurance for motorists. Iowa is taking the next step, launching an app that will store a digital copy of a driver's license or state-issued ID.<p>The free app is set to launch …

Daily Inspiration #1945

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Floating Christmas tree at Lagoa, Rio de Janeiro. #rio #christmastree #lagoa

This Electric Bike Folds Up To Fit Inside Your Backpack

The secret is a circular design: Tiny solid wheels fold up into a frame made of two circles instead of the usual triangle. A circular seat doubles as …