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The money in Silicon Valley has attracted a different type of tech worker, says Apple cofounder

In an interview with Mashable, Wozniak argued that Silicon Valley's transformation from a land of fruit trees to a paved office park has it mirroring Los Angeles and Orange County now.<p>It's also changed who is coming to Silicon Valley for work.<p>"I think the money that's been made has attracted a …

Silicon Valley

35 books everyone should read at least once in their lifetime

Whether they're written for children, sci-fi lovers, mathematicians, or fiction aficionados, certain stories transcend their genre and should be read by everyone.<p>In a Reddit thread, users were asked what is a book that everyone needs to read at least once in their life?<p>So in honor of World Book …

Literature

Be Careful What You Google

The search engine creates a feedback loop that influences the way people see the world, a new study finds.<p>Google is a modern oracle, and a miraculous one at that. It can lead you to the <i>Perfect Strangers</i> theme song lyrics, or to a satellite image of your childhood neighborhood, or to a blueprint for …

Matched

Barack Obama and Raul Castro meet, launch new era of U.S.-Cuba ties

<b>Panama City, Panama (CNN) —</b> Ending a decades-long standstill in U.S.-Cuba relations, President Barack Obama met for an hour Saturday with his Cuban counterpart Raul Castro, the first time the two nations' top leaders have sat down for substantive talks in more than 50 years.<p>The meeting in a small …

Cuba

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Art

There's hope, America! Smart, successful people are finally talking about what's wrong with our country

The richest 10% of Americans — and especially the richest 1% and 0.1% of Americans — are now capturing <i>all</i> of the income growth in the country, while the rest of America, some 300 million people, are treading water or losing ground.<p>That's obviously not good for the 300 million Americans who are …

Henry Blodget

Yes, Larry Ellison's Oracle Is Now A Cloud Company

In case there were any lingering doubts, Oracle has truly become a cloud company. Not that it doesn’t still sell on-premises software and hardware, but cloud is the fuel that is making the company’s motor hum.<p>On March 17, Oracle reported Q3 fiscal 2015 revenues of $9.3 billion, up 6% in constant …

Women in Tech
Android News

The Top 100 Cloud-based Enterprise Software Startups Of 2015

Investments in emerging enterprise software companies increased 53% from Q3 to Q4, 2014 according to MoneyTree Report, a collaborative research initiative between PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association. A graphic from the latest available data shows how software …

Venture Capital

Goldman Sachs has a stunning new forecast for the euro

In currency markets, "parity" is when two currencies have the same value, or a 1:1 exchange rate.<p>The euro has fallen considerably over the last year and is currently at around 1.05 to the dollar. The euro hasn't been at parity with the dollar since late 2002.<p>In a note to clients on Friday, …

Markets

This is the best explanation we've heard for why Docker has become such a hot startup

Less than two years after its founder Solomon Hykes awkwardly previewed his creation at the PyCon conference, the biggest names in tech were on their knees asking it to be their partner: Amazon, Dell, HP, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, etc.<p>Why? It was hard to explain. Literally.<p>Docker …

Microservices

Apple Loop: Apple Watch Shock, Stylish New MacBook Has Issues, iOS 8.2's Nasty Surprise

Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop looks back at Monday’s big Apple Watch event, the iOS 8.2 update, the too-thin MacBook, the pricing on the Apple Watch, the need for inequality, the CIA ‘s hacking attempts on Xcode, the battery life issues of Apple’s …

Smartwatches

Android is suddenly surrounded by enemies

That threat isn't from Apple. Despite its record-breaking financial success, the iPhone doesn't pose an existential threat to Google's Android. Apple isn't prepared to drop its prices enough to compete in the low-end and emerging markets that Google dominates.<p>There's a very real and growing threat …

Eric Schmidt
Learning

Elon Musk Uses This Ancient Critical-Thinking Strategy To Outsmart Everybody Else

But while he dropped out of the program after only a few days, the field left an impression on the billionaire-to-be.<p>Perhaps most crucially, it trained him in <b>"first principles thinking,"</b> a mode of inquiry that relentlessly pursues the foundations of a problem.<p>"I think it's important to reason from …

Elon Musk

LARRY PAGE'S NIGHTMARE: How Google's Dominance Comes To An End

Google generates an astonishing $3 billion in free cash flow every quarter, and is growing at a rate of 20% yearly.<p>It still dominates search — the way most of us find information online, and the most lucrative form of advertising ever invented. It's got the dominant smartphone platform, Android, …

Sergey Brin

Apple and IBM Just Showed Everyone The Future Of Enterprise Mobile Apps

Apple and IBM announced a partnership to help companies build better mobile apps in July. The partnership offered services that ranged from procuring and managing devices to actual application development. Today, the two companies released the initial fruits of their labors. I met with Apple and …

Cloud Computing Adoption Continues Accelerating In The Enterprise

A recent study by IDG found that 69% of enterprises have either applications or infrastructure running in the cloud today, up 12% from 2012. The IDG Enterprise Cloud Computing Study 2014 found that cloud investments have increased by 19% in large-scale enterprises (1,000+ employees) spending on …

Deschooling Society? A Conversation With Danielle Fong

At Vienna’s Pioneers Festival, I had the chance to meet Danielle Fong, a young entrepreneur who just turned 27 and, if her past is any indication, is going do extraordinary things in the coming years. In fact, she probably has already done some.<p>Her company, LightSail Energy, seems to have come out …