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Nine Factors Keeping the Dollar Down

The greenback will likely continue to depreciate this year despite relatively favorable interest rates in the US. Although the euro’s exchange value …

Economy

5 things everyone gets wrong about artificial intelligence and what it means for our future

Recode founder Kara Swisher told NPR's "Here and Now" that Ma is "a hundred percent right," adding that "any job that's repetitive, that doesn't include creativity, is finished because it can be digitized" and "it's not crazy to imagine a society where there's very little job availability."<p>She even …

Artificial Intelligence

When blockchain meets big data, the payoff will be huge

If there is a “sweet spot” for blockchain, it will likely be the ability to turn insights and questions into assets. Blockchains will give you greater confidence in the integrity of the data you see. Immutable entries, consensus-driven timestamping, audit trails, and certainty about the origin of …

Blockchain

Globalisation: the rise and fall of an idea that swept the world

It’s not just a populist backlash – many economists who once swore by free trade have changed their minds, too. How had they got it so wrong? By Nikil Saval<p>The annual January gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos is usually a placid affair: a place for well-heeled participants to exchange …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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The future of finance: Banking as a platform

Technology has lent itself well to changing and revolutionizing the world around us. Over time, technology has changed the way we communicate with each other, travel from place to place, conduct business, and how we maintain and organize our lives.<p>As more technology has developed over the years and …

APIs

51 Of The Most Powerful Pieces Of Advice From Books

"And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good." —John Steinbeck<p>2. "Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs."<p>—<i>Jane Eyre</i>, Charlotte Brontë"<p>Suggested by khlaw1993<p>3. "Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your …

Slightly More Than 100 Exceptional Works of Journalism

This fantastic nonfiction from 2015 is still worth discovering and pondering today.<p>Each year, I keep a running list of exceptional nonfiction that I encounter as I publish The Best of Journalism, an email newsletter that I curate weekly for its subscribers. This is my annual attempt to bring some …

Journalism

How To: Develop 5 Positive Traits for Happiness

Your happiness is, above all other things, your most important asset. Truly happy people are more successful in their career pursuits, have better …

Happiness

Here comes 5G — but first, a reality check

With last week’s 5G-related announcements, the U.S. is again poised to be a leader in the development and deployment of next-generation wireless technology.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech</i> …

Telecoms

Obstacles to Creative Disruption

This is the second post in my Creative Disruption trilogy. The first one provided strategies to protect your company from disruption. In this one, I would like to focus on the obstacles that companies need to overcome if their product or business is likely to disrupt the marketplace. Companies such …