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Progressive Web Apps, or WebAPKs, are live on Chrome for Android

<b>Update (2/3):</b> <i>After coming to Canary and Chrome Dev, now WebAPS support comes to the Beta version. More details here.</i><p>Google’s Progressive Web Apps — or WebAPKs — are now live in Chrome. The new web apps, discussed last year at the Chrome Dev Summit, behave similarly to apps you would download from …

Apps

Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi and will return to Silicon Valley

VP Hugo Barra announced on Facebook that he'll be leaving Xiaomi and returning to Silicon Valley. Barra, who became a popular figure in the company both at home in Beijing and abroad, was a star at Google's Android division prior to his tenure at Xiaomi. He called his time in Beijing "the greatest …

Facial recognition will replace passports in Australia

Australia has started implementing biometric facial, iris and fingerprint recognition in airports, allowing passengers to go through without showing a passport or even talking to anyone. The "Seamless Traveler" project is aimed at creating a "fast, seamless self-processing experience for up to 90 …

Spending 10 Minutes a Day on Mindfulness Subtly Changes the Way You React to Everything

Leaders across the globe feel that the unprecedented busyness of modern-day leadership makes them more reactive and less proactive. There is a solution to this hardwired, reactionary leadership approach: mindfulness.<p>Having trained thousands of leaders in the techniques of this ancient practice, …

Mindfulness

15 tricks to get a quicker start in the morning

And we know it.<p>So we consulted productivity experts and scoured the internet for the best ways to cut out the silly stuff and save time in your morning routine.<p>Read on for practical and creative strategies you can use to get out the door faster — starting tonight.

Sleep

Microsoft wants business users to stop using Windows 7

Windows 7 is not even ten years old, and already it’s rapidly approaching the end of its supported life.<p>Now, perhaps with the aim of preventing it from endlessly limping on as Windows XP did, Microsoft Germany is encouraging business users to make the switch to a newer version of the operating …

How (And Why) To Master The Habit Of Delaying Gratification

Impulse control is something you can practice, and these three daily techniques can help.<p>You already know what delaying gratification entails, which means you already know how difficult it is. Avoiding a temptation that’s standing right in front of you so you can hold out for something …

Social media isn't giving up on missing Malaysian flight

Social Cues: Also trending on Twitter are Betty White's 95th birthday and President-elect Donald Trump's low approval rating.<p>The search for a missing Malaysian Airlines flight will end without closure: The three countries in charge have called it quits after nearly three years of fruitless …

Social Media

Timekit wants to make it easy to build your own online booking system

Timekit, a Danish startup that offers a developer-friendly online booking platform, has closed $1.7 million in seed funding. The round was led by Connect Ventures, with participation from a group of rather noteworthy angel investors.<p>The latter includes former Spotify CTO Andreas Ehn, Libratone …

AT&T denies refunds for DirecTV Now customers, despite the service’s performance issues

A number of consumers report they’re unable to get a refund for their subscription to AT&T’s recently launched streaming service, DirecTV Now – something they’ve requested after being unhappy with the new service’s performance. According to several postings on AT&T’s official forums, customers …

Xiaomi boss says company has grown 'too fast'

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi won't be saying how many smartphones it sold in the last year. The company typically spins out its blockbuster phone sales, which easily demonstrated its growth over the years. It sold 7.2 million phones back in 2012, but by 2014 it sold 61 million units. That …

Alphabet’s smart home brand Nest expands to Germany, Austria, Italy, Spain

As Amazon, Apple and others tee up smart home strategies with apps, hubs and new devices, Google is also turning up the temperature, so to speak, on its own ambitions. Today, Nest — the smart home business that Google acquired for $3.2 billion a few years ago — announced at DLD in Munich that it …

Republicans tell Trump to quit, billionaire vows to press on

NEW YORK (AP) — A defiant Donald Trump insisted Saturday he would "never" abandon his White House bid, rejecting a growing backlash from Republican …

Donald Trump

Mark Cuban says 'Shark Tank' showed him there are 3 types of entrepreneurs

After seeing hundreds of entrepreneurs pitch their businesses over six full seasons of "Shark Tank," Mark Cuban said there are only three primary categories they can fall into: honest entrepreneurs, arrogant ones, or scam artists.<p>At a "Shark Tank" a roundtable discussion hosted by Sony Pictures …

Entrepreneurship

19 Custom Printing Services as an Alternative to Amazon Merch - Small Business Trends

Recently Amazon introduced Merch, a service that allows independent designers, including small businesses, to upload logos and other designs for …

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

This Is How You Can Become An Entrepreneur (It's Easier Than You've Imagined!)

Do you want to become an entrepreneur and make a difference in our world, but don't know where to start? Read this article!

9 Energy Hacks to Stay Motivated When You’re Exhausted

Americans work a lot. The vast majority of us go above and beyond the typical 9-5, Monday-Friday routine, working between 45-55 hours per week. So …

Productivity

15 free (and almost free) tools freelancers need to be using

Freelancers most often work in a virtual world, which can make collaboration challenging. In the olden days of freelancing, work would be exchanged via document uploading and downloading.<p>Numerous drafts would be created, leading to an inefficient process where it was difficult to know which version …

The Top 5 Time Management Mistakes You’re Making

From the amount of paper on your desk to the amount of time you check your email, this is what’s standing in the way of getting things done.<p>We keep to-do lists and try to stay on top of our schedules, yet no matter how hard we try, tasks continue to evade us. The to-do list gets longer and it feels …

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'Shark Tank' investor Daymond John explains how he spots up-and-coming entrepreneurs

<i>Back when the Fubu founder was just getting his fashion line off the ground, John built brand awareness by having rappers wear Fubu clothing in music videos.</i><p><i>Now, as a big-fish investor on ABC's "Shark Tank," John uses everything he's learned from more than two decades of business building to size</i> …

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Startups

Turkey: 27 killed in blast near Syrian border

ISTANBUL — At least 30 people were killed and nearly 100 wounded in an apparent terrorist attack by a suicide bomber Monday in the Turkish town of Suruc on the Syrian border, Turkey's Interior Ministry said.<p>Suruc is across the border from the Syrian town of Kobani, the site of fierce battles …

Extremism

Photos: When the US last had diplomatic relations with Cuba

Today, the US and Cuban governments will re-open their embassies in each other’s countries, formally establishing diplomatic relations that have waned since the 1959 Cuban revolution and subsequent US embargo.<p>This diplomacy—and the economic connections many hope will follow—could help bring new …

Cuba

Second Spanish priest dies of Ebola after being evacuated to Madrid

A second Spanish priest has died of the<p>Ebola virus, the Spanish Ministry of Health said Thursday.<p>Manuel Garcia Viejo, 69, died Thursday afternoon at the Carlos III hospital in Madrid, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health told the Los Angeles Times.<p>The priest was medical director of the San Juan …

Disease

US orders evacuation of embassy staff in Yemen citing security concerns

Separate travel warning for US citizens says the step was taken due to ‘continued civil unrest’ in Sana’a<p>The US State Department on Thursday ordered some of its diplomats and other government workers at the US embassy in Yemen to leave the country because of deteriorating security amid unrest and …

Officials: No indications of U.S. subway plot

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio emerged from the depths of the nation's largest transit system Thursday to assure commuters that trains are safe in the wake of reports of an ISIS terrorist plot against U.S. subways.<p>"I have a simple message for all New Yorkers: There is no immediate credible …

Deep, 6.2-magnitude quake strikes near Anchorage - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Alaskans were shaken up -- but not, it seems, rattled -- by a 6.2-magnitude earthquake and more than a dozen aftershocks that struck in the state Thursday.<p>The U.S. Geological Survey noted that the biggest tremor struck at 9:51 a.m. local time (1:51 p.m. ET), centered some 80 miles …