James Kelly

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The Neuroscientist Who Wants To Upload Humanity To A Computer

Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever<p>Everything felt possible at Transhuman Visions 2014, a conference in February billed as a forum for visionaries to "describe our fast-approaching, brilliant, and bizarre future." Inside an old waterfront military …

Tommy Lee Jones on The Homesman: 'It's a consideration of American imperialism'

Actor-director Tommy Lee Jones said that his new film, The Homesman, set during the mid-19th century western expansion of the United States, was about "American imperialism" across the continent. Speaking to journalists at the Cannes film festival after the world premiere screening, he said: "I …

Nigeria's Nobel Winner Wole Soyinka Blames Corrupt Political Elite Over Kidnapped Girls

I wanted President Goodluck Jonathan "to get off his butt and stop treating this episode in a perfunctory manner,” Nigeria's leading writer told BuzzFeed.<p>Wole Soyinka, Africa's first Nobel laureate for literature, blames government inaction and political corruption in Nigeria for the kidnapping of …

Gas-rich Qatar adds Deutsche to bank portfolio

The oil and gas rich Gulf state of Qatar has added Deutsche Bank to its portfolio, buying shares worth $2.4 billion as part of a move by the German lender to put its business on a firmer footing.<p>Qatar makes most of its money from energy -- it's the biggest exporter of liquified natural gas -- but …

IBM solar collector magnifies sun by 2,000x (without cooking itself), costs 3x less than similar systems

Cleverly combining solar PV with solar thermal to reach 80% conversion efficiency<p>Concentrating the sun's ray onto solar photovoltaic (PV) modules …

Google overtakes Apple as world's most valuable brand

Google has usurped Apple as the most valuable brand in the world after three years at the top, according to a new survey<p><b>Google</b> has been named ahead of <b>Apple</b> as the world's most valuable brand, according to a new survey.<p>Apple's brand value fell by 20pc in the past year to just under $148bn (£88bn), …

Hackers Launched Cyberattack on U.S. Public Utility, Government Says

A sophisticated hacking group recently attacked a U.S. public utility and compromised its control system network, but there was no evidence that the utility's operations were affected, according to the Department of Homeland Security.<p>DHS did not identify the utility in a report that was issued this …

Cybersecurity

Nigerian Neighbor Cameroon Faces 'Phantom Enemy' Boko Haram

<i>Editor's note: This story originally</i> <i>stated</i> <i>that</i> <i>Boko Haram had not been labeled a terrorist organization by the U.S. government.</i> <i>The story has been</i> <i>corrected</i><i>.</i><p>AMCHIDE, Cameroon - Cameroon’s elite special forces have a new base and a new mission in the country’s rugged extreme north on the border with …

Why People Don't Follow Their Dreams

6 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s a popular show on Food Network called Chopped. In each episode, four chefs battle each other and the clock by coming up with the best meals they can from a common set of mystery ingredients. There are three courses. …

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No. 1: Wal-Mart Stores

<b>Global 2000 rank</b>: 20<p><b>Country</b>: United States<p>Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. operates retail stores in various formats around the world. It operates through three segments: Walmart U.S., Walmart International and Sam's Club. The Walmart U.S. segment includes the company's mass merchant concept in the U.S., …

What 12 Super-Successful People Wish They Knew At 22

Maybe you wish you could rewrite your past. Or perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …

Credit Suisse escapes worst as it pleads guilty to U.S. charges

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Credit Suisse on Monday became the largest bank in 20 years to plead guilty to a U.S. criminal charge, and will pay a $2.5 billion fine to authorities for helping Americans evade taxes, Attorney General Eric Holder said.<p>The logo of Swiss bank Credit Suisse is seen at …

30 Secrets to Hiring the Right People

9 min read<p>The success of your business depends on the quality of your employees. Small businesses, especially, know that one bad hire can ruin their entire team's productivity. That's why entrepreneurs obsess over hiring.<p>We've compiled a wee guidebook of hiring tips from the small-business owners …

Entrepreneurship

The Science Of Happiness: 5 Career-Transforming Insights

Just be happy. Regardless of what’s happening around you. That may be the simplest and most straight-forward advice you can get from those who’ve studied the circuitry and poetry of the human mind.<p>It sounds simple enough. Of course, it helps to drill down and elaborate a bit about what that means …

Cisco CEO: 'Brutal' Times Are Coming For The Tech Industry

"You are going to see a brutal, brutal consolidation of the IT industry where out of the top five players, only two or three of us will be meaningful in as quick as five years," he said on Monday, during the opening keynote of Cisco's annual customer conference, Cisco Live. "We know we have to …

2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report

Shares 16K<p>Do you wonder how your peers are using social media?<p>Wondering if you should focus on Instagram or podcasting, or put more effort into …

Secrets, lies and Snowden's email: why I was forced to shut down Lavabit

My legal saga started last summer with a knock at the door, behind which stood two federal agents ready to to serve me with a court order requiring the installation of surveillance equipment on my company's network.<p>My company, Lavabit, provided email services to 410,000 people – including Edward …

Associated Press News

Markets Are Tumbling — Dow Down 150

The Dow is down 150 points (0.9%), the S&P 500 is down 16 points (0.8%) and the Nasdaq is down 32 points (1.0%).<p>No major economic data was released this morning, but two Fed Presidents, William Dudley of the New York Fed and Richard Plosser of the Philadelphia Fed, made speeches today.<p>In his …

5 Early Funding Mistakes that Can Kill Your Company in the Long Run

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The initial funding stages for a startup can be exciting, frustrating and a lot of hard work -- all in equal measure. But what entrepreneurs need to keep in mind is that what happens during those early stages can have a big …

Venture Capital

How To Be Interesting In A Cover Letter

Offer something other than your desperate self on a platter–plus seven more tips from Indexed cartoonist Jessica Hagy.<p>Write one. Your resume checks off key words and gets your information in front of someone, but it’s not enough to get you an interview. Use the power of the cover letter for your …

Here's A Simple Trick For Making Your Resume Stand Out

You and dozens — or sometimes hundreds — of other candidates are vying for the same coveted position, and hiring managers only spend an average of six seconds looking at your resume before deciding whether you're a good fit.<p>In a recent LinkedIn post, Ruben Quintero, a director on the Salvation Army …

5 Lessons I Learned From Starting My Own Business

From the ground-up, check out how one startup built momentum, a team, and tough skin against the naysayers.<p>Building a startup takes a long time: it’s been seven years since I first came up with the idea for my startup, a graphic design program Canva.<p>At the time I was teaching design at university …

4 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before Meeting an Investor

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Almost all startups – whether they are in major hubs like Silicon Valley, Boston or New York or less metropolitan areas like Kansas City, Mo. – face the same problem.<p>Every Wednesday morning, I sit in 1 Million Cups Kansas City, …

Entrepreneurship

You won’t believe this, but some big banks may have broken the law again

Just as markets were digesting the $2.6 billion penalty imposed on Credit Suisse for helping American clients avoid taxes, news from Brussels suggests that yet another big fine is looming for a few other banking giants. Today the European Commission accused JPMorgan, HSBC, and Crédit Agricole with …

Investing

Uber Cofounder: 3 Ways to Tell If Your Idea Is Worth Pursuing

Share your ideas early and often, and embrace the excitement of pre-launch stages.<p>The typical entrepreneur has more ideas than s/he knows what to do with. So how do you determine which ideas are startup-worthy, and which ones deserve to be set aside for a rainy year?<p>Garrett Camp, the cofounder of …

Startups

Why Your Startup Is More Likely to Succeed if You're Authentic and Passionate

Here's why I invest in the entrepreneur, not the idea.<p>My Twitter bio is says that I'm "looking to invest in passionate entrepreneurs," which almost sounds like I was just looking for a cliché soundbite to describe myself. Yet along with "authenticity" they are two of the key attributes I look for …

Startups

5 Ways Leaders Can Build Successful Teams

<i>Guest contributor: Steve Howe, EY Americas Managing Partner</i><p>Many of us were taught early in life to “follow the leader” to achieve success. But in today’s complex, global economy, following the leader is no longer good enough. You need to follow the right type of leader.<p>Team leadership is more …

Shell is pushed to explain its role in $1.1bn Nigerian corruption scandal

Ben van Beurden, the new head of Shell, faced a packed room of global investors on Tuesday at the oil group's annual shareholder meeting. In post since March, the 56-year-old Dutchman can expect probing questions about cash flows, capital efficiency, investment projections and so forth.<p>The list is …