Lukasz Muzyka

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7 Google changes that will make or break your SEO

Is your SEO strategy up to snuff for 2016?<p>This very question floats around offices of many small to large businesses as we head into an ultra-competitive (and ultra-technological) era in organic search. Are you ready?<p>Each year, Google changes its search algorithm over 600 times. Each year, there …

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archatlas: Hillside Residence Alterstudio Architecture The Hillside Residence is a substantial renovation and expansion of a 1927 bungalow in Travis Heights. The existing, 1000 sf building was rescued from dilapidation and delineated abstractly in stark white, and paired with a new, 1100 sf sculptural volume clad black-stained cypress, connected via a glass entry bridge. Akin to Marcel Breuer’s 1943 proposition for a Bi-Nuclear House, the home is split into two zones; one for living and socializing, and the other for concentration, work and sleeping – and by virtue of entering in the middle, both sides appear to be in dialogue with each other. Inside, the two zones are defined in distinctly different material and spatial characters; the combination being both gracious and provocative. Images and text via Alterstudio Architecture (via archatlas)

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Thriving Garden in Sealed Bottle Hasn't Been Watered in Over 40 Years

When David Latimer planted a seed in a glass bottle on Easter Sunday of 1960 out of pure curiosity, he had no idea that it would flourish into a mass of greenery that would thrive untouched for several decades. Now, over half a century later, the sealed bottle garden is still growing as vigorously …

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China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

Bitmessage: Choice Of A Rightly Paranoid Generation

In the wake of news that the NSA may be spying on citizen communications, many are asking how to secure email and other messaging protocols to keep prying eyes away. While some have traditionally turned to Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) encryption or other encryption programs to secure their …

Gold Is Looking Weak Again

Gold caught a bit on Wednesday evening after Bernanke came out and made some dovish noises.<p>But the momentum hasn't really been sustained.<p>And after a sharp spike Thursday morning, it's been generally fading, unable to carry through.<p>From Kitco:

“Why did you shoot me? I was reading a book”: The new warrior cop is out of control

SWAT teams raiding poker games and trying to stop underage drinking? Overwhelming paramilitary force is on the rise<p>Sal Culosi is dead because he bet on a football game — but it wasn’t a bookie or a loan shark who killed him. His local government killed him, ostensibly to protect him from his …

How the Secret FISA Court Justifies Spying

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court court at the center of the National Security …

Pope's Reform Path: Francis Shakes Up Church Establishment

It appears Pope Francis truly wants to change the Catholic Church. He's reforming the Vatican Bank first, but he's also circumventing the old guard …

Wall Street worried by strong jobs growth

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Jobs Keep Growing. How Soon Should The Fed Stop Helping?

The latest employment report is encouraging to many economists because the stronger job growth doesn't appear to be just a one-month blip. But some worry that it's so strong the Federal Reserve may pull back efforts to boost the economy.<p>The Labor Department's newest data released Friday shows the …

Is gold cheap enough to buy yet?

You're cheap. You're so cheap that your clothes went out of style in the Roosevelt administration. Teddy Roosevelt's administration. Cheap. When someone asks you for three cheers, you only give two.<p>So when you look at the price of gold and notice that it's nearly 35% off its record high, you're …

Federal Reserve approves possibly game-changing international banking rules

Today, the US Federal Reserve approved a final rule instituting the Basel III financial accords, a global agreement meant to make sure banks are better prepared to weather financial shocks. The rules, drawn up in 2010 and modified since, are supposed to be the strictest global financial rules …

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Business Ties Top Priorities on Obama's Mind in Tanzania | Public Radio International

President Obama is in the East African country of Tanzania, on the last leg of his African tour.<p>Trade and business are the top priorities of this trip.<p>The President's traveling with a group of US business leaders from Coca-Cola, General Electric and Microsoft, among others, in an effort to …

Snowden applies for political asylum in Russia, rants against Obama administration

Professed NSA leaker Edward Snowden has applied for political asylum in Russia, but President Vladimir Putin says he can stay only if he stops "damaging our American partners." Only hours later, Snowden released a statement railing against the U.S. government.<p>Russia was one of about 20 countries …

How To Launch Anything

Starting From Scratch<p>In July 2012, my blog had 100 subscribers. Two months later, I made $12,500 in sales in just one day. It turns out that you can …

The Army Has Partially Blocked Access to The Guardian

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The Army has responded to a series of stories from the <i>Guardian</i> revealing the extent of NSA …

Bitcoin: Are we looking at a revolution?

Bitcoin’s roller coaster ride over the past few months has been well documented. We watched Bitcoin’s meteoric rise in value from $33 at the end of February (then an all-time high) to a peak of nearly $266 on April 10, followed by the crash of as much as 70 percent.<p>But Bitcoin prices are not the …

CHART OF THE DAY: The Mortgage Rate Surge Is Unlike Anything We've Seen In 26 Years

The Federal Reserve's quantitative easing (QE) program involves the monthly purchases of $85 billion worth of Treasury and mortgage bonds. These purchases have helped keep interest rates historically low.<p>But in the last few months, Fed officials have started talking about tapering QE some time in …

GOLD FALLS BELOW $1200

The rout in the gold market continues.<p>Earlier, the shiny yellow metal broke through yesterday's low of $1221 an ounce on a bout of heavy selling, and is now trading around $1202 after hitting a low of $1198.90.<p>Gold futures are now down 2.4% on the day.<p>Check out the breakdown in the chart below from …

STOCKS RALLY, GOLD TANKS: Here's What You Need To Know

First, the scoreboard:<p>Dow: 15,024.2, +114.3, +0.7%<br>• S&P 500: 1,613.2, +9.9, +0.6%<br>• NASDAQ: 3,401.8, +25.6, +0.7%<p>And now, the top stories:<p>BI Intelligence, a new subscription research service from Business Insider, provides in-depth insight, data, and analysis of the mobile industry.<p>Access all reports, …

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Gold plunges to lowest level in nearly 3 years

The price of gold sank to its lowest level in nearly three years Wednesday, in a massive meltdown of the precious metals market.<p>Gold is suffering as investors continue to weigh comments during the past week from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke indicating the central bank's massive stimulus …

The Floor Dropped Out From Under Gold

Gold is still looking like one of the sickliest assets in the world.<p>The floor just dropped out of it tonight, sending it to a new low for this cycle.

Is The Fed Really Tightening? Fed Policy in Two Charts.

The Fed believes the stimulus from quantitative easing depends on the stock of Treasuries and mortgage-backed securities that it owns, not on the flow of its purchases. If that view is correct, the future tapering of Fed purchases won’t be monetary tightening, it will a slowing pace of monetary …

The 8 Worst Gold Price Predictions We've Ever Heard

And with inflation falling and the dollar stronger, analysts across Wall Street are convinced the yellow metal will continue to lose its luster.<p>Unfortunately, this has been devastating for the gold bulls, especially those who expected easy monetary policy to send prices into the stratosphere.<p>While …

Gold price set to fall further, forecasts Goldman Sachs

The price of gold fell some $20 to $1277 an ounce on Monday and Goldman Sachs predicted further falls over the next couple of years as the more …

How To Conduct Your Own Google Ventures Design Sprint

To mentor 150 startups in its portfolio, Google Ventures developed a five-day design process. Here, the method’s mastermind, Jake Knapp, details how your company can run its own sprint to solve a big problem.<p><i>Editor’s note: This post is part of a seven-part series originally published on Google</i> …

KRUGMAN: The Fed May Have Just Made A Historic Mistake, And Done More Damage Than It Realizes

The markets puked on the news, and interest rates shot up, a move that was exacerbated by Bernanke himself saying he was not worried about the rise in rates.<p>According to Paul Krugman, it's possible this will end up as a "historic" mistake.<p>If the economy recovers, then fine, whatever, the Fed will …