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3 Ways That The Blockchain Will Change The Real Estate Market

Don Oparah Contributor<p>Don Oparah is the CEO of Venture Aviator.<p>Experts have suggested a number of niche industries that will be made more secure by the untamperable data record provided by blockchain technology — including international art dealing, pharmaceuticals and international trade of …

Real Estate

Twitter May Introduce An Algorithmic Timeline And People Are Losing Their Minds

Remember Twitter?<p>Or, at least, that would seem to be the sentiment from parts of Twitter that are now shocked that the company is considering switching to an algorithmic timeline, according to a BuzzFeed report.<p>Everyone panic! This changes everything! Twitter will never be the same. #RIPTwitter. …

How To Start Fresh And Stay Safe With A New Device

Gary Davis Contributor<p>Gary Davis is the chief consumer security evangelist at Intel Security.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>How data thieves hook victims — and how to beat them<br>• Wearables: A Pandora’s Box For Security?<p>The New Year signals the kickoff of the great gadget migration, when our …

Super Bowl Technology Mishaps And Real Time Rescues

Steve Wilkes Contributor<p>Steve Wilkes is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of Striim.<p>The Super Bowl is the crowning glory of sports in the United States, but it hasn’t been without it’s mishaps. They aren’t the last minute fumbles, missed field goals, or obvious interceptions either. They’re …

Was Black Friday A DiSaaSter Or Simply Reversion To The Mean?

Joseph Floyd Contributor<p>Joseph Floyd is a principal at Emergence Capital,/a>.<p>Last Friday, LinkedIn, Salesforce and Workday lost $18B in market capitalization. To put that in perspective, these three SaaS companies lost more in market cap on Friday than 15 current SaaS leaders are worth…combined.<p>How …

Venture Capital

As Its Market Grows, Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Africa Internet Group Raises $83 Million

Jake Bright Contributor<p>Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail<br>• Harley Davidson’s EV debut could electrify the motorcycle industry<p>Some of Africa’s …

Financial Services

Lulu, The App That Lets Women Rate Men, Acquired By Badoo

Lulu, the once controversial mobile app that lets women anonymously review and rate men (something the startup calls ‘dating intelligence’), has been acquired by London-based dating platform Badoo.<p>The move also sees Lulu founder and CEO Alexandra Chong move back to the U.K. capital from New York to …

Startups

57 Ways To Sign Off On An Email

One day last fall, my colleague Miguel Morales received an email with a sign-off that was so strange, it has stuck in his mind for the last year. It came from Melissa Geisler, who works in digital sports programming and production at Yahoo. Below Geisler’s title and above her cell phone number was …

Plan Would Force Public Companies To Reveal Political Giving

The 2012 election was the most expensive in history, but there remain some gaping holes in our knowledge about who paid for what. The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering a proposal to add more transparency in future elections, but it won't happen without a fight.<p>The SEC proposal would …

Being a Chinese government official is one of the worst jobs in the world

Life as a Chinese government official isn’t what it used to be. Lavish, liquor-heavy banquets have been outlawed. It will soon be harder to get those handy military license plates, useful for avoiding hassle from traffic police. And these days, with China’s army of voracious and ever-watchful …

China

US economic growth quickens but misses forecasts as cuts kick in

The US economic recovery gathered pace in the first quarter but fell short of expectations as government cuts countered a sharp rise in consumer …

Federal Reserve Clashes With European Central Bank Over Bank Capital Reserves

At the height of the financial crisis in 2008, foreign banks, instead of American banks, were the biggest recipient of funds from the Federal Reserve …

Cornell Just Got $133 Million To Open This Massive New Tech School On An Island In New York City

To help fuel that growth, Qualcomm founder Irwin Jacobs and his wife just donated $133 million to the school, Ariel Kaminer of The New York Times reports.<p>The new school, Cornell NYC Tech, is the result of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's contest to a create a new science school. It beat out top-notch …

Secret weapon? How thermal imaging helped catch bomb suspect

Thermal-imaging devices have been used to seek out pot-growing operations, map Martian geology — and now, to watch the second suspect in this week's Boston Marathon bombings as he was holed up in his last hiding place.<p>Authorities said a helicopter equipped with a thermal imager spotted the heat …

Marissa Mayer Defends Her Work From Home Ban

At a conference for human resources professionals in Los Angeles, Mayer said "people are more productive when they're alone, but they're more collaborative and innovative when they're together. Some of the best ideas come from pulling two different ideas together."<p>According to Fortune's Christopher …

Anheuser-Busch InBev Settles With DOJ

Anheuser-Busch InBev has reached a settlement with the Department of Justice over the beer maker's $20.1 billion deal to buy the remaining shares of …

Advertising Industry

10 Questions Startups Use to Make Change Happen

Change is hard. I see entrepreneurs every day who are trying to change the world with a new idea, and startups that are trying to survive their hyper-growth phase by changing processes to meet demand. In both cases, it’s easy for them to become frustrated and give up, since most have never been …

Who Got Rich This Week: A Philosopher, A Biotech Businessman And More

Each week at Forbes we scan our database of corporate insiders to see who got richer from the action in the stock market. This past week started with a bang as the S&P 500 plunged 2.3% on Monday, the index’s largest single day loss since early November 2012. The S&P 500 ultimately ended the week …

How Volkswagen Made SEO Cool

Let's face it, SEO is rather boring. Despite being a necessary part of any site strategy, it's probably the least fun part of any content writing you may do. Doing keywords research, fitting them into your article or post and ensuring that the flow of your content isn't disrupted is a lot to think …

Sobering Presentation Reveals The Two Economies In America

The stock market is currently sitting near all-time highs. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy remains anemic with the unemployment rate painfully high.<p>Generally speaking, the stock market represents large corporations who can borrow cheaply from the bond markets and take advantage of low overseas tax …

Michael Dell should be able to keep his baby after all

After all the drama, Dell is basically back where it started before the pseudo-bidding war for the troubled PC maker began. The Wall Street Journal reported (and other outlets confirmed) that private equity firm Blackstone has decided to end its pursuit of the company. Blackstone was seen as the …

IT

3 Reasons Yahoo's Earnings Report Will Be a C- [Update With Results]

On her way to all her Stanford degrees, Marissa Mayer probably got plenty of A grades and high test scores. But after nine months as CEO, she looks to be bucking for a C- when it comes to Yahoo’s first quarter earnings report.<p>Of course, whatever the results, she will be well prepared to tout how …

What If Darwin Had Never Existed?

Imagining a world without the father of evolution<p>Imagine a dark, stormy night in the South Atlantic at the end of December 1832. Aboard the Royal Navy survey vessel HMS Beagle a young naturalist, racked with seasickness, staggers on deck. A sudden wave makes the ship heel violently, and he is …

Bitcoin: Whatever It Is, It's Not Money!

When governments undermine faith in their currencies people turn to alternatives. Weak as the dollar has been in recent years, for example, it is still seen in many parts of the world as infinitely preferable to the local money, which is why most of our physical currency- especially our hundred …