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THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …

40 key computer science terms explained in ways your boss can understand

<i>Editor’s note: This post first appeared on Carl Cheo’s website. We’ve republished it here with his permission.</i><p>To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimally technical terms. It’s like an …

5 habits of effective data-driven organizations

A senior banker – let’s call him Jack — was on a conference call attempting to close out an acquisition. The stakes were high. It was a multibillion-dollar deal and the negotiation of the final price hinged on the measurement of the target’s EBITDA, the Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Pinterest is raising money at an $11 billion valuation.</b> It's looking to raise $500 million in new funding.<p><b>2. Apple is being sued for allegedly poaching auto engineers to build a battery division.</b> That means there's even more evidence Apple is building a car.<p><b>3. Uber is raising another $1 billion</b> …

Google executives explain why the MBA approach to building things is ‘stupid’

Google’s hiring chief says he doesn’t give much credit to college degrees in the hiring process. So it should come as no surprise that other Google executives also regard staples of traditional business school training at the nation’s elite colleges as downright “stupid.”<p>Former senior vice …

Learning to code: How CareerFoundry’s program launches successful careers

In the U.S. today, the vast majority of young students pick up, put down, play with, watch, and interact with electronics all day long. Their smartphones are the core of their social lifestyle, and their computers are how they get their school work done. Their level of tech savviness may surprise …

Computer Science

Make It: DIY Industrial Firewood Holder

A quick trip to your local hardware store and a few basic and inexpensive materials are all you need to make your own industrial-style firewood …

DIY

Electronic Etiquette in the Digital Age

<b>A New Normal</b><p>Americans have not as of yet decided how to deal with the incursion of portable digital technologies into our everyday public life. We are only now just beginning to address the intrusion these devices can and do create in our public places and spaces, and we are only now starting to …

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

Service Marketplace Thumbtack Raises $100M Round Led By Google Capital

Thumbtack, a company that connects customers with local service providers, just announced that it has raised $100 million in new funding.<p>The round was led by Google Capital (the search giant’s later-stage investment fund), with additional investment from past backers Tiger Global Management, …