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Amazon's Audible stocks up on original radio programming

Amazon really wants you to listen to its podcast and audio-book service, Audible. And it's hoping to win you over by grabbing comedians like Maria Bamford and folks from the public radio and podcast world for original content, according to <i>Bloomberg</i>. Audible's also looking to fill some 100 jobs …

How To Take Advantage Of Hedge Funds' Artificial Intelligence Strategy

It’s back – the idea that a computer can invest better than a human. This time, the hedge fund industry has coalesced around a strategy with the formidable label, “Artificial Intelligence.” Although the approach has flaws, its current popularity is creating opportunistic side effects the rest of us …

A net neutrality expert just wrote the FCC saying T-Mobile’s Binge On is ‘likely illegal’

A Stanford Law professor and net neutrality expert just delivered a damning report to the FCC that claims T-Mobile’s Binge On service is likely illegal.<p>Barbara van Schewick’s report is extensive, but claims that when you appreciate the components of Binge On collectively, it’s actually a big …

Bank Stocks Could Rise 20% This Year, Barron's Says

Investors taking a defensive stance by abandoning tech and financial stocks may be making a mistake, according to a report in this week's …

Stock Markets

The Science Behind This Mesmerizing Color-Changing Tea

Wooooooahhhh.<p>Brewing a cup of butterfly pea flower tea, made from a Southeast Asian flower, is like seeing a glow stick turn from a boring translucent-gray tube into a glimmering neon cylinder for the first time. Just add water and it's a deep midnight-cobalt blue. Squeeze in lemon, and it …

Restaurants

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

"I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and …

Millennials Are Starting to Change the Stock Market

Alistair Owen pours most of his paycheck into what he calls a travel-and-lifestyle fund.<p>“I’m not saving up to buy anything,” said the 28-year-old …

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Fighting

Why Social Entrepreneurship Is Not Enough

The term “social enterprise” is far too limiting, says Laurence Brahm.<p>“Why shouldn’t business be profitable?”<p>Rightly so, it should, he says. But the aim of business has to be so much more than just profit. It has to solve problems, he goes on to explain. He’s referring to big global problems like …

Entrepreneurship

The Riskiest Emerging Markets

Investors worried about emerging markets face a vexing question: Which countries are actually the riskiest? By one measure -- corporate leverage -- …

These Exceptions Allow You to Withdraw Retirement Money Early, Penalty Free

Retirement funds are appealing because you can save money before taxes. The downside is, if you withdraw early, you typically have to pay a penalty. …

Here are the powerful Mexican drug cartels that operate in the US

Virtually the entire US illicit-drug market is controlled by seven Mexican cartels, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration's 2015 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary.<p>The DEA report notes that there are no organizations at this time with the infrastructure and power to challenge …

10 facts reveal the absurdity of Pablo Escobar's wealth

72.6k views<p>The "King of Cocaine" was the son of a poor Colombian farmer, but by the time he was 35, he was one of the world's wealthiest men.<p>Despite …

South America

Christopher Gray, 24

<b>Cofounder, Scholly</b><p>For seven months during high school in Alabama, Christopher Gray spent close to 12 hours a week searching and applying (sometimes on his cell phone) for college scholarships. By the time he set foot on Drexel University’s campus as a freshman, he had racked up enough money to …

13 Useful Productivity Apps for 2016

The start of a new year often prompts us to get things done. If you need some help with your productivity, there are some useful ...

Go beyond dairy for the calcium your body needs for good bone health

For years we've been told by governments and health organizations to drink milk to build strong bones and keep them healthy as we age. Health Canada, for instance, recommends consuming milk (or fortified soy beverages) every day to get essential nutrients, particularly calcium, for bone …

Are we headed for a recession?

<i>The smartest insight and analysis, from all perspectives, rounded up from around the web:</i><p>"Talk of a downturn is in the air," said Peter Coy at</i> …

Study: What Separates Successful Entrepreneurs From Those Who Fail

Many people starting a brand new business wonder if they’ve got the right stuff to succeed. Recent research by Xero, a provider of cloud-based accounting software used widely by the self-employed, suggests that the habits, practices and experiences that pave the way to entrepreneurial staying power …

10 Lessons Learned by An Agile Coach in 2015

Hi guys,<p>During last weeks I had an opportunity to do a personal retrospective about my own learnings in 2015 and I must admit that 2015 was rich in …

How NASA Pulled off the Craziest Stunt on Mars, From the Guy Who Led the Team

Just a normal interplanetary jaunt involving supersonic parachutes and Sky Cranes.<p>When it comes to outrageous stunts, Evel Knievel has nothing on the Mars Curiosity rover. On August 6, 2012, this robotic daredevil hurtled into the Martian atmosphere at 13,200 miles per hour, deployed a supersonic …

Britney Spears

6 unconventional business books that will completely change your perspective

And to what end? Aren't most of them just about the same? So many repetitions of the same tired advice. It can feel like there isn't much left to learn.<p>But that's actually an illusion created by conventional wisdom. It's human nature to like things that you agree with and that confirm what you …

Six Lessons On Innovation From The Wright Brothers

When Wilbur and Orville Wright managed to build and fly an airplane, you might imagine that the world was immediately dazzled by their amazing achievement.<p>You’d be wrong.<p>As David McCullough chronicles in his excellent book <i>The Wright Brothers</i>, many of the “most prominent engineers, scientists, and …

Prototypes

How Beyoncé's New Album Redefines Perfection

Queen Bey has created something on her own terms, and it's her most honest and self-assured record yet.<p>Every great pop star represents an archetype, and the one Beyoncé settled into a long time ago was that of the unstoppable, flawless goddess. Even casual fans approach her as a sort of deity, in …

Hands on with LG’s curved, self-healing G Flex smartphone

Unlike most new smartphones I’ve seen this year, the LG G Flex genuinely surprised me. And not just because of its curved design or the fact that …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Fitbit Force review: A tiny display makes a huge difference

The holidays are indeed one of the most wonderful times of the year, but they’re also one of least healthy. Thanksgiving roars in with stuffing and …

Obama Becomes First President to Acknowledge ‘Area 51’

President Barack Obama on Sunday likely became the first <i>actual</i> President to publicly acknowledge Area 51, the top-secret government testing ground …

The Xbox One is the Ultimate Culmination of Microsoft's Vision

Now that the Xbox One has finally hit the market, one of Microsoft’s visions has almost come true. For years, the company has been trumpeting its long-term plan to have ‘three screens and a cloud‘ for its flagship products, but until recently it had failed to deliver due to ageing devices (the Xbox …