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Dutch payments company Adyen opens at €400/share, a pop of 67%, now valued at $16B

After raising €1.1 billion in its initial offering and pricing its shares at €240 each last night, Adyen, the Dutch payments company, went public today with a bang. It opened for trading this morning on Amsterdam’s Euronext exchange at €400 a share, an impressive jump of 67 percent.<p>The share price …

Richard Branson Says Dump the MBA and Learn 1 Secret to Entrepreneurial Success

One thing can drive your business to success and it's not three letters at the end of your name.<p>Beyond his amazing business success after dropping out of school when he was 15, Richard Branson is unusual. He is unafraid of controversy while managing to live without regrets, as his mother taught …

Entrepreneurship

Warren Buffett Says Integrity Is the Most Important Trait to Hire For. Ask These 12 Questions to Find It

It holds intelligence and energy together, or everything crumbles.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, has lived by a set of awe-inspiring values and principles that has led to unbelievable success.<p>So whenever he imparts his wisdom, you want to tune in. As it relates …

RPGs

Digix gets $1.3m seed funding to turn gold into cryptocurrency

Photo credit: dariohayashi / 123RFSingapore-based Digix has secured US$1.25 million in seed funding, it announced today.The round was led by Japanese …

How Old Do You Look? Microsoft Built A Robot That Tries To Guess Your Age

How old do you look? Old for your years? Young enough that you get carded every time you try to buy a beer?<p>Now, how old do you look… to a computer that does nothing but guess ages?<p>As something of an experiment, Microsoft’s machine-learning team has built a site that takes any photo you throw at it …

Will these tricks make you smarter?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forgotten why you went to the refrigerator? Struggling to concentrate on work and multitask at the same time? Join the club. Experts cite that eating well, reducing stress and physical activity are all ways to keep our brains sharp and functioning at top-notch speed.<p>But in the same way you …

The Brain

Brain Training App Peak Scores $7 Million Series A Round

Late last year I declared a penchant for so-called brain training games, which claim to be able to help you improve your cognitive ability, while also cleverly tapping into the casual mobile gaming phenomena. Then I got bored. If these apps are supposed to improve one’s ability to focus and retain …

Salesforce’s Revamped Social Studio Includes Tighter Integration With Sales And Customer Service

Salesforce .com is unveiling a new version of the Social Studio, its set of social media tools for marketers.<p>When the company first announced the Social Studio earlier this year, it seemed like a way to bring its various social media acquisitions under one (metaphorical) roof. (The full name of the …