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11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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ClickTape Dispenser by Derk Reilink

Redesigning a simple product into much simpler can be challenging, but <b>ClickTape dispenser</b> has made it. Derk Reilink redesigns a traditional tape …

Why Alibaba's Alipay And PayPal Will, And Should, Destroy Physical Banks

Who needs banks? I’m not questioning the basis of our financial system—I’m talking about physical (high cost, low service) bank branches.<p>Banks these days are just big databases—digital depots where our paychecks flow in electronically and out quickly to cover credit card and utility bills. Simply …

Making Wearable Tech More Wearable

When Angela Ahrendts became the C.E.O. of Burberry, in 2006, the company had an unusual problem: its brand was too blatant. Burberry’s signature pattern, a beige, red, and black plaid, which had formerly been a symbol of exclusivity, was being widely copied—a parody of luxury. It even became …

How A Redesigned Meal Tray Is Saving Virgin Atlantic Millions

Virgin Atlantic reminds us that even when measured in grams, the dividends of good design can pay off big.<p>At 35,000 feet, small design decisions have big consequences. Ounces saved, in the design of aircraft equipment, can vastly reduce carbon emissions for an airline’s entire fleet.<p>Case in point: …

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Classic design plastic: Playmobil comes of age

In the world of tiny people, population growth is out of control. The number of Playmobil miniatures on the planet grows by 3.2 every second. What's more, they've been constructing their appealing microcosm of cowboys, knights and pirates for 40 years now, so there is a huge army out there.<p>Hans …

Inside The (Not So) Secret World of Pandas

The following images were taken by Ami Vitale from Nov. 6, to Nov. 11, 2013 A captive bred baby panda sits in a baske<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Ami Vitale<p>1 of</i> …

Apple’s “Transparent Texting” Could Make Typing And Walking Safer

If you’re walking, you really shouldn’t be texting. While not as perilous as texting and driving, there’s no surer way to annoy fellow pedestrians than by zigzagging across a sidewalk, eyes glued to your precious screen.<p>But if you <i>absolutely must</i> walk and text, Apple might have a new feature that …

Conscious Uncoupling

Divorce is a traumatic and difficult decision for all parties involved—and there’s arguably no salve besides time to take that pain away. However, …

Inside Sequoia Capital: Silicon Valley's Innovation Factory

When Doug Leone arrived in Mount Vernon, N.Y. in 1968, the 11-year-old Italian immigrant didn’t have a clue. He flunked a math quiz in school because the terms “true” and “false” bewildered him. He wore unsightly slacks from Sears that invited classmates’ teasing. After school he watched McHale’s …

iPads as Cash Registers Are About to Go From Novelty to Norm

On a recent morning at my corner café, I ordered two Americanos (they were out of drip) and a flaky, buttery calorie bomb of a pastry to start my day.<p>…

Dad Illustrates the Darndest Things He’s Ever Said to His Kids

Video producer and father of four, Nathan Ripperger, has caught himself saying the darndest things to his kids. It’ just another day in the life of a …

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

This is Healthbook, Apple’s major first step into health & fitness tracking

Seven years out from the original iPhone’s introduction, and four years past the iPad’s launch, Apple has found its next market ripe for reinvention: the mobile healthcare and fitness-tracking industry. Apple’s interest in healthcare and fitness tracking will be displayed in an iOS application …

It’s a mobile data world: In 2013 voice stopped being U.S. carriers’ main revenue driver

Just like that, in the fourth quarter of 2013 mobile data usage ticked up to reach a crossover point, making data a bigger revenue source for …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

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Square's New Online Stores Could Make Twitter Where You Shop

"Synergy" is one of the most abused clichés in the corporate lexicon. But when you're both the chairman of Twitter and the CEO of one of the …

Square Cash Beams Friends Money Via Email

Put that app and card reader down. Square’s next money revolution will be through a very old technology: Email.<p>For all of the touch-screen, gesture, and voice technology we’ve got, it’s still kind of tough to send someone $5. Despite the ubiquity of Paypal, and every digital wallet since, there is …

Samsung's Latest Enterprise Software Play: The Release Of 1,000 APIs

On the same week the BlackBerry announced it was being shopped for $4.7 billion, Samsung is talking about how it’s going to grab that company’s old user base of business executives and industry buyers.<p>Samsung is releasing a cache of application programming interfaces (APIs) and working with …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Pizza, programming, and starting an industry: Bill Gates, the college years

Bill Gates' presence as a titan of the computing industry is now taken for granted, but before all that he was just a (rather extraordinary) college student. Biographer Walter Isaacson takes a look at the software mogul's earlier years at Harvard for the <i>Harvard Gazette</i>. It's a look back at a human …

A Free Amazon Smartphone? It's All About The Services

There’s a fascinating scoop today from Jessica Lessin and Amir Efrati about the long-awaited, first smartphone from Amazon: according to their sources, the e-commerce giant wants to be able to give it to you for free.<p>Bear in mind “free” is a slightly deceptive term here. Amazon probably plans to …

Beyond Scorekeeping: Klout's New Plan to Become a Social Network

Five years ago, Joe Fernandez, at 30, had jaw surgery. His mouth was wired shut for three months and he couldn’t carry on a conversation. He immersed …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

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Huawei's CEO: The Innovation Journey To 5G And Beyond

<i>This is a guest post written by Ken Hu, the deputy chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies.</i><p>According to research released by the Global Mobile Suppliers Association, there are almost 200 fourth generation networks operating commercially across 75 countries today, with a further 200 in …

Singapore's Newest Billionaire Made $2.1B Fortune From Nothing

Goh Cheng Liang is one of Singapore’s best-known and least-celebrated tycoons. He has neither featured in any rich lists nor ever talked to the press, save for a one-off interview in 1997. Yet some of Singapore’s most prominent landmarks, like the high profile hospital Mt. Elizabeth and the Liang …

Why Putting Down Your Cell Phone Will Help Your Business

If you want to understand your potential customers, put your phone away and look around.<p>Last week, walking through New York and, later, Boston, I started to count how many people were looking at or clutching their cell phones. I'd say that 7 of every 8 were either staring at the phone, talking on …