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What The Heck Will Google Do With These Scary Military Robots?

Let’s see, we have a company that already knows everything about us, has possibly the world’s largest computer network, has recently built one of the biggest artificial-intelligence teams in the world–a company so powerful that it feels the need to soften its dominance with the informal motto, …

Compass Lets Startups Check their Growth Against Rivals

While startup CEOs measure key metrics to keep tabs on how well their business is doing, it can be hard for them to know exactly what counts as a good figure or a bad figure. How are they faring against their peers? Compass is a new tool that aims to answer that question.<p>Compass comes from the team …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

Personal Branding

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks about team building, product insight, and good design

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made an appearance at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco today to have a fireside chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff. During the hour-long conversation, Mayer spoke about her experience relating to teams, the impact of design on products, and how she helps empower …

What New York's New Mayor Must Do About The Future Of Tech In Silicon Alley

Some of this concern is reasonable considering that for the last 12 years most people in the startup and emerging technology industries could not have asked for a more supportive Mayor.<p>Among the Mayor Bloomberg's signature achievements were: the formation of Cornell's Technion's campus to stimulate …

Tech chief in Obamacare spotlight

President Barack Obama’s chief technology officer didn’t build HealthCare.gov, but he’s busy trying to fix it.<p>Todd Park, one of the most accomplished health IT entrepreneurs in the country, is just the kind of techie Obama needs to save the botched website — so much so that many wonder why Park …

New York City Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot says we're in a 'golden age of technology in NYC'

New York City's first Chief Digital Officer, Rachel Haot, is a <i>very</i> busy lady. She's charged with managing the digital universe of one of the planet's most technologically advanced cities. Haot's most recent accomplishment was heading up the relaunch of NYC.gov, the digital face of New York City. …

Here Are The Real Odds Of Your Startup Becoming Worth $1 Billion Or More, Like Facebook, Twitter Or Tumblr

They're so tiny that Lee calls $1 billion startups "unicorns." And you're not getting into the Unicorn Club any time soon.<p>Previously Lee worked at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, the venture capital fund — so she knows what she is talking about.<p>Only 39 companies have reached the $1 billion …

Oracle, Red Hat, And Google Employees Pitch In To Fix Beleaguered Healthcare.gov, Reports Indicate

Workers from tech giants Google, Red Hat, and Oracle and other companies have reportedly joined with the government to help fix the notoriously broken Healthcare.gov website that is a key portion of the Affordable Care Act.<p>According to a tweet from CNBC, “experts” from the firms have been …

How You Handle Screen, Technology Time With Your Kids

Smartphones and tablets. You can't miss them, and your kids can't resist them. Even the smallest children — 40 percent of kids 8 years old and under — have used their parents' mobile devices, according to a survey out this week by the nonprofit Common Sense Media. This week, we're exploring the …

Code.org Unveils 'Hour of Code' Campaign To Promote Computer Science

Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, has unveiled a new campaign it calls “Hour of Code” targeting 10 million students in the United States. From December 9-15, 2013, Code.org is asking schools, teachers, and parents for their help in motivating …

Mogul’s plan to kill Netflix: Unite cable companies to build a competitor

Cable giant Liberty Media issued a blunt warning at its investor day on Wednesday: US cable providers should band together to create a unified, national internet-streaming platform to rival Netflix.<p>Liberty Media, the $17 billion holding company controlled by Colorado-based billionaire John Malone …

Televisions

New MIT 3-D Printing Innovations Create Printable Objects That Assemble Themselves

When Skylar Tibbits drops a plastic-like rod into a tub of water, it starts to take shape, turning into a cube. It’s a result of what he calls 4-D printing, which adds the fourth dimension, time, to the increasingly popular process of 3-D printing. Over the time dimension, the objects …

How Facebook plans to make internet.org happen

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>As part of its idealistic — or cynical — quest to connect the world, Facebook, Ericsson and Qualcomm released a hefty white …

With iBeacon, Apple is going to dump on NFC and embrace the internet of things

Advertisement<p>182 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock<p>At WWDC in June, Apple (s aapl) quietly announced iBeacon, one of the more prominent features of iOS 7. …

Coding School & Web Development Bootcamp

Onsite<p>12 Weeks Full-Time<p>Join the ultimate, industry-proven software engineering program from San Francisco, New York City, Los Angeles or …

Deeplink.me Launches A Retargeting Network For Mobile That Sends Users Back To The Apps They’ve Already Installed

Deeplink.me, the new service from Cellogic making it possible for users to navigate through the apps on a smartphone the way you navigate the web, is today exiting from its beta period and launching an accompanying retargeting network. The network takes advantage of Deeplink.me’s knowledge of deep …

Cramming Into A Tiny House May Not Be So Bad

Between crippling recessions and human environmental impact things have gotten complicated, and frankly kind of negative. That may be why the small …

Crowdfunded Startup Canary Aims To Disrupt Home Security

“Home security has been built on the same model and infrastructure for so long, that people have gotten used to lots of false alarms and the police are not responding.”<p>That’s something that Adam Sager, the co-founder and CEO of Canary, a startup that’s producing what they’re calling a “smart home …

When will Sales catch up with Marketing? | SBI

Sales field alignment with the modern day buyer requires more than lip service. This blog is focused on the transformation of Sales to incorporate …

Google Surveys Can Make Anyone A Professional Pollster

Nate Silver and I are big fans of Google’s Consumer Surveys tool. “Perhaps it won’t be long before Google, not Gallup, is the most trusted name in polling,” wrote Silver, on how Google conducted one of the most accurate polls of the 2012 election cycle.<p>But I didn’t know how useful they’d be for …

Lenovo ThinkPad Helix review

It's been six months since Lenovo launched the ThinkPad Helix at CES, but during that time we've never really stopped talking about it. Every time we've reviewed a comparable product -- a small-ish PC that could be used in some sort of tablet mode -- we've returned to the Helix as a beacon of what …

Why markets are vulnerable to our irrational minds - Futurity

CALTECH (US) — Financial markets are not immune from human irrationality, whether that irrationality is …

Financial Markets

Home Economics: The Link Between Work-Life Balance and Income Equality

The central conflict of domestic life right now isn't men versus women or mothers versus fathers; it's the family against money.<p>My wife leans in. A year ago, after nine hours of labor, she received an epidural and immediately asked me to pass the iPad so she could send a note to work. I suggested …

Hacker Challenge: Share Your Best DIY Car Hack

Welcome to our next Hacker Challenge! Each week, we issue a new challenge. You get until Sunday to prepare your submission and send it to us. That …

Adobe XD's Project Mighty and Napoleon: the future of cloud-connected design tools for tablets (hands-on)

Adobe's best known for its creative software, but lately it's been toying with the hardware side of design. Over the past few weeks, the company's XD division's been teasing Projects Mighty and Napoleon for tablets: the former is a pressure-sensitive stylus, while the latter is a ruler for …

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

In His Own Words: Why Steve Jobs Decided to Create the iPad

Despite initial criticism (albeit brief) when the iPad was first released, there can be no doubt that the device has been insanely successful – it …

20 Things We Wish Someone Had Told Us At Graduation

So we decided to ask our editorial and senior staff here at Business Insider, "What do you wish someone had told you at graduation?"<p>Our colleagues had a lot to say, from how important it is to take care of your finances to not worrying about the first five years after graduation (you read that …

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