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Hillary Clinton: I'm running for president

Former secretary of state and first lady begins campaign for 2016 White House with launch of new website, ending years of speculation about whether she would make a second attempt at the highest office in the United States<p>Hillary Clinton announced on Sunday that she was running for president of the …

Government

Where Android's little green robot mascot came from

"So the robot [is] starting to show up," one person who worked on the Android team years ago told Business Insider. "Some engineer, somebody created it. I don't even know who. And then they probably showed it to Andy [Rubin], and he said 'that's cool,' and he took that robot and he open sourced it."<p>…

Goldman Sachs is a tech company

Lloyd is Lloyd Blankfein, CEO of Wall Street investment bank Goldman Sachs.<p>And believe it or not, Goldman has more programmers and engineers working on tech matters than Facebook.<p>According to Goldman's tech team members who spoke with Business Insider, of about 33,000 full-time employees at the …

Goldman Sachs

Tesla's new gigafactory will highlight the 2 biggest labor trends in America

Tesla will build the batteries for its electric cars there, and while the factory is still years from being operational, a report in the Reno Gazette-Journal on Sunday discusses the impact the factory is already having on the region's economy.<p>Specifically, Tesla is amplifying the two biggest labor …

How a Broken Taillight Can Be a Death Sentence in America

So now we know: A broken taillight can get you killed in America.<p>The situation that led to the killing of Walter Scott by a white police officer in North Charleston, South Carolina is indicative of the crisis created by the growing criminalization of poverty in America and the persistent …

Spotify may soon be worth more than $8 billion

The new valuation would be double that of rival streaming service Pandora, which has a market capitalization of around $3.5 billion.<p>This news comes just months after it was reported that Spotify was looking for as much as $500 million in new venture funding.<p>The company is also said to be talking to …

Want A Self-Driving Car? Stock Up On The Dramamine

Here’s a long-term market play to make Warren Buffett proud: if self-driving cars end up on the road sooner than later, budding Buffetts might start eying the stock of Prestige Brands Holdings, one of the biggest marketers of the over-the-counter motion-sickness drug Dramamine.<p>How are Dramamine and …

Detroit Auto Show

One of the first execs Marissa Mayer really trusted at Yahoo just quit the company

Earlier today, Kerns tweeted about leaving Yahoo. He wrote, "fascinating five years...learned a lot and met/worked with great people. Made a positive impact and can't wait to get to what's next."<p>Kerns was a favorite of Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer's for a long time after she joined the company in the …

Advertising

'Call Of Duty: Black Ops III' Revealed In #BackInBlack Teaser

Treyarch and Activision have revealed this year’s <i>Call of Duty</i> will be <i>Black Ops III.</i><p>Earlier this week a viral snapchat video hinted at a possible return to either <i>Black Ops</i> or <i>World at War</i>. I was rooting for the latter, but I’m happy enough with rounding out the <i>Black Ops</i> trilogy. <i>Black Ops II</i> remains …

Call of Duty

LinkedIn just bought online learning company Lynda for $1.5 billion

Founded in 1995 by Lynda Weinman and her husband, Bruce Heavin, Lynda.com lets users learn business, technology, software, and creative skills through videos. People can access Lynda on their own, and corporations and schools can purchase subscriptions.<p>Weinman serves as the company's executive …

The World's Largest Drone Company Unveils Newest Product DJI Phantom 3

While Amazon builds drones for deliveries, DJI, the world’s largest manufacturer of consumer drones, is honed in on bringing professional quality aerial photography to the masses.<p>The Shenzhen-based drone manufacturer today unveiled the Phantom 3, the latest ready-to-fly unmanned aerial vehicle to …

Drones

Many big companies are still vulnerable to the biggest computer bug ever discovered, report says

Heartbleed, which has been referred to as one of the biggest computer vulnerabilities ever discovered, was a critical flaw that enabled hackers to steal data that was considered secure, as well as the encryption keys.<p>This meant that servers storing critical content like passwords, usernames, and …

Information Security

Mexico, US firm sign $1 billion energy investment deal

The deal comes on the heels of a $900 million deal last month between Pemex, First Reserve and BlackRock, the world's biggest money manager, in which the two US firms acquired a 45 percent stake in the construction of a natural gas pipeline.<p>Mexico is implementing a sweeping energy reform that opens …

Adobe Document Cloud now available w/ Acrobat DC, Fill & Sign, & eSign Manager DC for iOS

Adobe announced its new Document Cloud service a few weeks ago including new iOS apps for handling documents on-the-go. Described as the digital document hub, Adobe’s Document Cloud includes integration with new apps for iPhone and iPad.<p>Adobe Fill & Sign for iPad is out now with integration with …

Apps

Computers that Mimic the Function of the Brain

Mark Hersam<p>Researchers are always searching for improved technologies, but the most efficient computer possible already exists. It can learn and …

Silicon Valley: Anything is possible in the Disneyland of startups

Talk is cheap. Many people have great ideas for startups, but it's those who follow through from idea to market who distinguish themselves from the wantrapreneurs.<p>We knew that planning a group trip from Ottawa to Silicon Valley was no different in terms of the type execution needed. It took us …

Uber's co-founder just launched a new app to make your commute cheaper, easier and better for the environment

Salazar was Uber's founding CTO and third cofounder alongside Garrett Camp and Travis Kalanick. Salazar and Camp attended business school together; the pair built Uber's first prototype with another school friend, Conrad Whelan. Salazar departed the company amicably soon after it launched.<p>Ride, …

The Secrets of Unicorn Companies (and the 100 Most Scalable Organizations)

We are in era of unprecedented value creation, and its symbol is the Unicorn — a company that rapidly gains to a valuation of a billion dollars and …

The Web Designer's Guide To Programming — SitePoint

Do web designers really need to know how to code? Do we really need “unicorns”?<p>The answer is probably <b>no</b>.<p>Today's world is heading towards super …

Inkjet-printed liquid metal could bring wearable tech, soft robotics

New research shows how inkjet-printing technology can be used to mass-produce electronic circuits made of liquid-metal alloys for "soft robots" and …

Wearable Tech

Amiibos Are Region Free And Japan Has A Surplus

Hearing about the shortages of Amiibos in the US made me wonder whether the Japanese versions could be usable with a US Wii U. Well, they can and Japan seemingly has a surplus of the figures too.<p>While there were reports of US Amiibos being region free last year, there was no confirmation that the …

Retrogaming

Jay Z's music streaming site isn't about helping musicians — it's about making more money

There was a lot of speculation before the press conference about what Jay Z would announce. New albums from Jay Z, Kanye West and Rihanna were all rumoured. Another smart guess came from the hashtag that musicians were using to tweet about Tidal: #TIDALforALL. Maybe Jay Z's streaming site would …

Billboard Charts

sharing startup Vibbidi wants to be the next Vine

Startups

Disney invests $250M in online fantasy sports startup DraftKings, claims report

Disney said today that it is investing $250 million in online fantasy sports startup DraftKings, according to a report citing confidential sources.<p>That investment creates a huge moment for the online fantasy sports business, which has been booming with lots of startups, plenty of investments, and a …

Fantasy Sports

Fox Business Network apologizes after a commentator called Apple CEO Tim Cook a 'bigot'

The comments were in response to Cook's column in the Washington Post admonishing Indiana's religious freedom law and other potential laws like it.<p>On Wednesday's "Imus in the Morning" show, which is simulcast on Fox Business, Bernard McGuirk called Cook a "bigot hypocrite" for "running his mouth" …

5 Tech Trends That Will Hit Every Retail Store By 2020

Showrooming—the practice of shoppers using retail stores to discover products they’d like to buy, then completing their purchases online where they can find better deals—is often cited as a concern of physical retailers. With an enticing mix of low prices, breadth of selection, and convenience, …

eCommerce

4 reasons Nike's business will dominate

Athletic apparel and footwear is set to outperform the industry for the next five years, according to a report by Morgan Stanley.<p>That means that Nike, which leads the industry with could see business boom. Other brands that could benefit include Under Armour, Foot Locker, and Finish Line.<p>Under …

Which billion-dollar 'unicorn' startups are at most risk of dying? Here's what some data suggests ...

A unicorn is a term used to describe a startup worth $1 billion or more. Like the fictional animal, unicorn companies are supposed to be rare and magical.<p>Lately, tech's unicorns have become rather common. Last month, the Wall Street Journal compiled its own "billion-dollar club" — a list of 78 …

Venture Capital

From the Experts: Making Your Dream Italian Vacation Happen

<i>Italian countryside (Flickr: Aske Holst)</i><p>Your kids love pasta, pizza and ice cream, you're enthusiastic about history, culture and shopping -- then a family vacation in Italy promises to be a treat for everyone in the family. Some careful planning is required to make sure you go during the season …