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WikiLeaks Now Offers a Google-style Search Engine on its Site

Searching WikiLeaks for documents about a particular topic, event or individual just got a little bit easier. The whistle-blowing site now offers a search engine where you can query its entire database of published documents for a specific phrase or keyword of your choosing.<p>Just like Google, you …

New European Edtech Accelerator Kicks Off Search For 10 Startups Eager To Disrupt The Classroom

Another development in the European edtech ecosystem: early stage startups with a plan to disrupt education are being encouraged to apply to join a new incubator that will kick off its first programme this September.<p>The European Incubator for Innovation is currently accepting applications for its …

The Complete Quantitative Guide To Judging Your Startup

Raising capital from investors is often a frustrating experience. While part of that frustration will always be present when working on high-risk projects, a lot of the aggravation comes from the lack of clear signposts that allow founders to judge their company’s performance. The reality is, most …

The Best iOS And Android Apps Of 2013

Congratulations, Planet Earth! We made it another 365 days without crashing into the sun. Go team!<p>It’s the end of the year, and that means three things: booze, ridiculous sunglasses with numbers on them, and lists. Lots and lots of lists. You’ve seen our list of best/worst gadgets of the year. Up …

20 of the Best Productivity Apps of 2013

2013 was a great year for productivity. The email problem hasn’t been completely solved, but apps like Mailbox and Dispatch have taken away much of the pain of the task. Meanwhile, we have plenty of choices for calendar and to-do apps that are well-designed, useful and fast.<p>Here are 20 of our …

10 Apps to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

After you’ve finished working off your New Year’s Eve hangover, it’s time to get started on your resolutions. You let your goals slide in 2013 …

China’s e-commerce giant has spent $364 million on old-school logistical know-how

Alibaba is China’s biggest e-commerce firm, with grand global ambitions and a mega-IPO in the works. Haeir Group is a Chinese industrial giant that makes “white goods” like washing machines and refrigerators. What they have in common is the need to ship physical goods to the far-flung corners of …

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What are the most important unanswered questions on Quora?

For a site whose goal is to share knowledge, Quora has a considerable amount of questions that go unanswered.<p>“What happened to Steve Jobs’ office at Apple?” or “What was it like to work at the CIA in September 2001?” or even “What does Jack Dorsey tell all new Square employees on his ‘Gandhi …

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Warren Buffett's secrets uncovered by new study

Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill?<p>Is Warren Buffett's success as an investor the result of luck or skill? That's the question two analysts at AQR Capital Management, one of the world's largest and most sophisticated hedge funds, and a professor at New York …

5 Dating Apps To Help You Find Love

As we spent more hours on handheld devices, these dating apps are hoping to help you find mobile love.

Why the Next Three Weeks Will Be a Bargain Shopper’s Dream

After a lackluster Black Friday weekend at the mall, there is extra pressure on retailers to goose sales during the particularly brief and intense …

The secret to unlocking creativity at the office

Creativity happens when boundaries are crossed.<p>Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams were just small town teachers in Woodland Park, Colorado, when they came up with an idea they believed could change the way many students are taught.<p>They wanted a way to avoid boring lectures and tedious homework. So they …

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CREDIT SUISSE: Here Are 10 Reasons To Be Bullish On Stocks In 2014

"We stay overweight equities - and raise our end-2014 target on the S&P 500 to 1,960 from 1,900," said Credit Suisse's Andrew Garthwaite. "QE has meant that there are no cheap asset classes - but equities continue to look attractive in relative terms. Additionally, relative positioning, excess …

7 Quick Tips for Better Business Writing

Want your words to wow? Take this basic advice to write more effective emails, memos, and other professional materials.<p>I took many writing classes in college but perhaps the most useful was one focused on business writing. My classmates and I spent a semester editing example after example of …

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Practical Advice To Obtain A Big Data MBA

With Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business finally published, I wanted to share my original impetus for the book. I wrote this book to be a study guide – a hands-on, pragmatic handbook – for business folks to help them identify where and how they could leverage big data for business …

Gift Guide: The complete guide to home music production on your iPad or Mac

With an iPad and few accessories, these days anyone can have a functional recording studio in their home for less than the cost of a Mac. Whether you’re just getting started and want a modest iPad recording setup in your living room, or you’re looking to setup a full-blown home studio with your …