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The Best Internet-of-Things Stocks of 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>The Internet of Things is going to become harder to ignore, as it will continue to fundamentally change not only the tech sector but also the global economy in the decades to come. As we head into the end of the year, here's how three of the best Internet-of-Things stocks …

Investing

I’m a digital nomad—and my first order of business for 2017 is ditching mainstream banks

Few people think banks are fun, exactly. But banking is often seen as an unavoidable part of modern life—preferable, at the very least, to burying money in your backyard.<p>Still, as a dual-citizen freelancer who often travels in Europe and has bank accounts in both the UK and the US, I’ve found that …

Banking

The big data race reaches the City

IBM’s Watson supercomputer, once known for winning the television quiz show <i>Jeopardy!</i> in 2011, is now sold to wealth management companies as an affordable way to dispense investment advice. Twitter has introduced “cashtags” to its stream of social chatter so that investors can track what is said …

The 50 best beaches in the world

BEST FOR WOW FACTOR<p>1 Source d’Argent, Seychelles<p>As if a beach like this needed any enhancement, pink-hued sand ups the ante in the picture-postcard stakes at Source d’Argent, a secluded cove on La Digue, the Seychelles’ third-largest island (in an archipelago of 115). Huge, weathered granite …

PlentyOfFish

Dukes and other super-rich are not the only ones who can reduce death duties

When the 6th Duke of Westminster died this month, his son Hugh Richard Louis Grosvenor took on not just his father’s title but also an inheritance estimated at £9bn. Under conventional inheritance tax rules (IHT), this could have resulted in a £3bn bill for the 25-year-old, a figure not far removed …

Finance

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

Home Decorating

A Local's Guide To Venice: What To See And Do

This July, I visited Venice for the fifth time in seven years. Over those five trips, I have fallen in love with Venice, with her backstreets and her broad canals, with her crowded buildings tumbling against one another and her crowds. After writing my article, "Venice: Must Sees and Mystique", I …

The 10 best beach holidays in Italy for 2018

For more general advice on booking a break in Italy, see our Italy summer holidays guide. Our complete guide features expert recommendations for city, beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>1. Puglia, Italy<p>Some of the best beaches in mainland Italy are in Puglia – particularly …

What is the Internet of Things and how does ARM fit in?

Britain’s best unknown tech business ARM Holdings is being bought by Japan’s SoftBank on the back of the promise of the Internet of Things (IoT). But what is IoT, and what has a chip designer like ARM got to do with it?<p>What is the Internet of Things?<p>The idea behind IoT is to create a home where …

Internet of Things

These are the most powerful Internet of Things companies

But such a widespread and sweeping change requires loads of power, and several companies have stepped up to become the pillars that support the IoT as it approaches mass adoption. And of those companies, a few have become the most powerful of the bunch.<p>Network World has compiled a list of the 19 …

Internet of Things

Microsoft shows how to link Power BI and Azure ML to visualise big data

Microsoft is pushing its analytics credentials by detailing how its platforms can be used together to produce output in a way that chief information …

Power BI

The World's 50 Best Restaurants Announced

The World's 50 Best Restaurants were announced Tuesday evening at a ceremony in Melbourne, Australia—only the second time the annual event has been held outside Europe. Here are the winners.<p>The world’s best restaurant can no longer be found in Italy, according to the annual World’s 50 Best …

The Barcelona Guide | Goop

Barcelona is a city full of wonder and beauty, where there’s a pronounced passion for life, food, culture, and of course, architecture. Where else …

The new type of hotel rescuing Italy's hill villages

It was an unusual invasion: well-to-do people, most speaking strange tongues, and pulling their belongings behind them on little wheels. Arriving as couples, families, groups of friends, they spent money in the village shop and ate at its few restaurants. Feathers were occasionally ruffled when an …

Italy

9 Signs You're Successful--Even If It Doesn't Feel Like It

If you're ambitious, you're bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments when you aren't yet living up to your expectations.<p>We live in a world that reinforces this feeling. Though most people won't admit it--other than the guy with the <i>'He who dies with the</i> …

8 Incredible Online Resources for Creative Design Inspiration

<i>Design, whether it’s for print, digital marketing, editorials or websites, requires constant creative juice. But even the most prolific and</i> …

Graphic Design

Bonjour Brittany: a toddler-friendly holiday in rural France

Our writer heads for the Brittany coast to kick back in a farmhouse B&B that combines style and a wealth of vintage finds, while still staying toddler-friendly<p>Brittany, to me, means family holidays. In a faded photo album somewhere at home there’s a record of the summers I spent there as a child …

France

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Top 10: the best Amalfi Coast hotels

The fabulous coastline between Positano and Ravello, with its switchback road that hugs the cliff and curls around the deep bays that protect the towns and villages along the way remains as glamourous, compelling and historic as any summertime destination in Europe, with breathtaking views, …

The 38 Essential London Restaurants, Winter 2018

The Eater 38 aims to highlight London’s <i>essential</i> restaurants. It includes a range of price points, spans 19 cuisines and features time-honoured restaurants whose class and quality have resisted a frenetic, fad-fascinated culture as well as those that have more recently made the city a better place …

5 Must-Know Lessons About the Small Business World

Common sense strategies will grow your tribe, if you're consistent.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Over the last five years there have been some really hard lessons I’ve had to learn. Some were painful, some cost me money, some set me back from reaching my goals, but …

Changing How You Ask This Question Will Transform the Way You Network | Inc.com

It's a question you hear at the start of a meeting, while lingering in a waiting room, in line while waiting for coffee, and hundreds of times at conferences and networking events.<p>The dreaded <b>"What do you do?"</b><p>It has some close relatives, like "Where do you work?" and "What's your role at Company …

Entrepreneurship

10 of the best beaches in Europe for families

From the Baltic to the Med, Joanne O’Connor suggests 10 fine sandy strands, and nearby places to stay. Please use the comments to add your own suggestions<p>12 beaches with wow factor Five of the best UK beaches Best beaches for action and activities Five of the world’s best wild beaches<p>St …

European Travel

Epirus: the best-kept secret in Greece?

With increasingly shaky steps I edged closer to the cliff-face as the path ahead narrowed to a ledge and the first glimpse of the chasm I had travelled across Europe to see revealed itself through the pine trees. The path widened to accommodate a natural viewing platform and, placing a steadying …

THE BLOCKCHAIN REPORT: Why the technology behind Bitcoin is seeing widespread investment and early application across the finance industry

Blockchain technology, which is best known for powering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, is gaining steam among finance firms because of its potential to streamline processes and increase efficiency. The technology could cut costs by up to $20 billion annually by 2022, according to …

Blockchain

Shiny happy campers: an Airstream stay near Venice

Most travellers planning a trip to Venice picture staying in a romantic hotel on the Grand Canal or a cosy B&B in an ancient palazzo. But a caravan, tent or mobile home? Not so much. The reality, though, is that, during the summer, thousands of holidaymakers come in by boat from campsites on a …

RVs

Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a perception that it’s a bankers’ city – a Swiss Square Mile without any West End to escape into. While it is true that high salaries and a strong currency …

European Travel

Summer breeze: the best perfumes to wear in the sunshine

The Best Big Data And Business Analytics Companies To Work For In 2016

Paxata, Qubole, Gainsight, InsightSquared, Trifacta, Kyvos Insights, SiSense, ThoughtSpot, Google, and Looker are the ten most recommended big data and business analytics companies by employees to friends today.<p>These and other insights are from an analysis completed today comparing Glassdoor …

Big Data