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India is just not enough for some Indian startups

India’s homegrown startups are turning globetrotters.<p>Having grown firm roots in the country, a number of young Indian companies are expanding overseas. On June 20, hotels chain OYO announced it was venturing into China, its third international market after Nepal and Malaysia. “The country’s tourism …

Startups

You used to build a wall to keep them out, but now hackers are destroying you from the inside

Some time in 2017, a casino in North America hired Darktrace, a British cybersecurity company, about a data leak it was experiencing. Most …

Cybersecurity

oBike is closing its dock-less bike-sharing service in Singapore

Singapore’s upcoming licensing for dock-less bike-sharing services has claimed its first scalp after oBike — a Singapore-based company run by Chinese founders — announced that it would cease its service in the country ahead of the implementation of regulations.<p>The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is …

Regulation

Italy Wants to Put a Million Electric Cars on the Road. Price: $10 Billion

The populist government in Italy, Europe’s most sluggish market for electric cars, has a big-bang plan to put 1 million of the vehicles on the …

Natural Gas

How an Affair Between a Reporter and a Security Aide Has Rattled Washington Media

The pearl bracelet arrived in May 2014, in the spring of Ali Watkins’s senior year in college, a graduation gift from a man many years her senior. It was the sort of bauble that might imply something more deeply felt than friendship — but then again, might not.<p>Ms. Watkins, then a 22-year-old intern …

Journalism

My girlfriend’s sexual past makes me anxious and irrational

<b>My girlfriend has a very colourful sexual past, having been in at least three threesomes. This, coupled with the fact that she</b> <b>travel</b><b>s for her work and most of her friends</b> <b>are male, puts me in constant fear of being cheated</b> <b>on (having been cheated</b> <b>on in the past).</b> <b>And this drives me</b> <b>to have irrational</b> …

Self-esteem

Detroit vs Silicon Valley: We Are Betting On The Former One For Driverless Cars

The action in the automobile industry has long shifted from <b>Detroit</b> but you can’t change the fact that some of the most iconic car brands on this …

Silicon Valley

Survey: Most Americans Remain Unwilling to Let a Robot Into Their Home Yet

For decades, humans have dreamed of wasting away in their own decadence while armies of robots do everything for them. Yet it turns out that now idle …

Robotics

Why Rich Animations are crucial for design – Muzli -Design Inspiration

In today’s world, animation plays a crucial role in communication. It is incredibly versatile and can communicate abstract, complex and …

UI Design

Analytics Are Empowering Next-Gen Access And Zero Trust Security

Employee identities are the new security perimeter of any business. 80% of IT security breaches involve privileged credential access according to a Forrester study. According to the Verizon Mobile Security Index 2018 Report, 89% of organizations are relying on just a single security strategy to …

Machine Learning

Volvo is making a true ‘Autopilot’ that’ll let you eat, sleep, or watch movies – coming in 3 years

Self-driving cars have gone from DARPA project to roaming our streets much faster than anyone predicted, but if you bring the topic up with a grouchy …

Volvo

“My marriage is almost happy, but passionless. Should I leave him?”

<i>This story is part of a series called Craigslist Confessional. Writer Helena Bala started meeting people via Craigslist in 2014 and has been documenting their stories ever since. Each story is written as it was told to her. Bala says that by listening to their stories, she hopes to bear witness to</i> …

Relationships

Finally, a Problem Only Quantum Computers Will Ever Be Able to Solve

Early on in the study of quantum computers, computer scientists posed a question whose answer, they knew, would reveal something deep about the power …

Mathematics

Facial recognition is here to stay. And we should all probably accept it

For the past few years, the world’s biggest tech companies have been on a mission to put artificial-intelligence tools in the hands of every coder. The benefits are clear: Coders familiar with free AI frameworks from Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Facebook might be more inclined to someday work for …

Artificial Intelligence

This school is No. 2 for graduating CEOs—and it's not Harvard, MIT or Wharton

While prestigious private schools like MIT, Harvard and Wharton remain popular options among America's future executives, Pennsylvania State …

College & University

Amazon's plan to take over physical retail is finally becoming more clear

Forget about microchips — Amazon is now chasing "microtrips."<p>Amazon's physical retail strategy is coming into focus, and just like the company's e-commerce business, it's focused on convenience. Perhaps the best way to make things more convenient for customers is to shorten the time it takes for …

eCommerce

The Design Theory Behind Amazon’s $5.6 Billion Success

Amazon’s success brings into relief a principle that is sometimes hard to swallow in the design community: Successful design is not necessarily beautiful.<p>Amazon is undoubtedly the most significant force in the digital transformation of commerce: an estimated 44% of all online sales are on Amazon, …

eCommerce

How to Give Employees Structure Without Stifling Them

Leaders know they need to give people room to be their best, to pursue unconventional ideas, and to make smart decisions in the moment. It’s been said so often that it’s a cliché. But here’s the problem: Executives have trouble resolving the tension between employee empowerment and operational …

Management

Where Have America’s Truck Drivers Gone?

People want more stuff. Regulations, retirements and a lack of parking spaces aren’t helping long-haul truckers get it to them.<p>The internet doesn’t carry goods, only more and more orders for them. Self-driving trucks are a long way off. In the meantime, somebody has to haul freight and make …

Trucking

The secret to a meaningful life is simpler than you think

Some people seem to spend their whole lives dissatisfied, in search of a purpose. But philosopher Iddo Landau suggests that all of us have everything we need for a meaningful existence.<p>According to Landau, a philosophy professor at Haifa University in Israel and author of the 2017 book <i>Finding</i> …

University of London

Why America Can’t Regulate Bitcoin

Hearings on Bitcoin and its derivatives are being held in the USA on a regular basis, and invariably the expert witnesses fail to properly describe …

Blockchain can lift billions out of poverty, Overstock CEO says

Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne is hoping to use his original take in bitcoin to eradicate poverty around the world.<p>The company became the first major retailer to accept the cryptocurrency in 2014 when it was trading at $400 a coin.<p>In an exclusive interview with FOX Business’ Liz Claman, Byrne said he …

Bitcoin

Crypto is officially legit now

The followers of a cultishly beloved economic database have a new data series: cryptocurrencies.<p>The addition of digital assets to the Federal Reserve Economic Data (FRED) database, perhaps the most important source of data on the global economy, is yet another validation for virtual tokens.<p>FRED, …

Cryptocurrency

My ex told me years ago she’d been abused. Is it too late to help?

That you still dwell on this is reason enough to contact her<p><b>The dilemma</b> <i>I was born in Belfast in 1965. I fell in love with a girl in 1983 and at the time she fell in love with me. To cut to the chase, she told me that her brother had sexually abused her and her two sisters. However, the abuser was</i> …

Sociology

How to Identify and Tell Your Most Powerful Stories

When I ask executives what their favorite speech is, Steve Jobs’s Stanford commencement address is always at the top of the list. Many think of Jobs’s talk as their favorite because it is incredibly moving <b>—</b> thanks to the stories it contains.<p>Execs love to hear talks like this, but few are …

Creative Writing

Why our facial expressions don’t reflect our feelings

For centuries, we’ve believed that facial expressions mirror our innermost emotions. But recent research has found that may be far from the truth.<p>While conducting research on emotions and facial expressions in Papua New Guinea in 2015, psychologist Carlos Crivelli discovered something startling.<p>He …

Psychology

Masturbation: the last great Asian sexual taboo, why it’s natural and why couples should talk about their needs in bed

It was one of the most sexually liberating screen moments in Hollywood history. Woody Allen declares in the 1977 romantic comedy <i>Annie Hall</i>, “Don’t …

Sexual Health

Why 4 a.m. Is the Most Productive Hour

Tackle personal tasks before sunrise; find focus before distractions begin<p>By<p>Hilary Potkewitz<p>Most people who wake up at 4 a.m. do it because they have to—farmers, flight attendants, currency traders and postal workers. Others rise before dawn because they want to.<p>Russ Perry, the 33-year-old …

Time Management

Open source sustainability

Open source sustainability has been nothing short of an oxymoron. Engineers around the world pour their sweat and frankly, their hearts into these passion projects that undergird all software in the modern internet economy. In exchange, they ask for nothing in return except for recognition and help …

Red Hat

UX designers, stop the jargon and keep it simple

“On this screen, we have added a photo gallery. You can clearly see how it is inspired by Don Norman’s first level of visceral design, and how it utilizes some foundational Gestalt principles, helping achieve our graceful degradation strategy for pre-webkit browsers. It’s very gestural, intuitive, …

UX Design