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Snap stumbles toward a volatile IPO

Slowing growth, huge losses and no shareholder control could make Snap Inc.’s IPO a perilous gamble for investors. What it does have going for it is an addicted user base, fast-growing revenues and a visionary CEO.<p>Snap has declared itself a camera company, envisioning itself as more than just an …

Social Media

The 32 most powerful people in business technology in 2016

Companies spent an estimated $3.4 trillion on business tech in 2016.<p>With that kind of money, the business technology market has created some of the most powerful people in tech this year. That's not just business power, either: Some of the market's biggest millionaires and billionaires also took up …

Business Technology

How the Trump Camp's Data Inexperience Helped Propel His Win

It was late afternoon on Oct. 5, two days before a leaked "Access Hollywood" recording of Donald Trump boasting about his sexual exploits would erupt …

LeBron James' Net Worth: $275 Million In 2016

LeBron James just made the cut in Forbes 2016 look at the 40 Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 with a net worth of $275 million. He ranks No. 39 behind Beyoncé Knowles and ahead of Twitch Interactive cofounder Kyle Vogt. It is his first time appearing on the list. His net worth should soar over the …

25 Marketing Influencers To Watch In 2017

Meet the marketing influencers who are leading the pack in 2017.<p>From Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs to <i>New York Times</i> bestselling authors to social media namesakes, each of these individuals has proven that they are at the top of their game in their respective industries.<p>Learn how to catalyze your own …

Self-Driving Cars Excite The Industry, But They're Not Yet Ready For Prime Time

There has been much-fevered talk about the imminence of self-driving cars, leaving the impression with the public that it won’t be very long before the automobiles we buy don’t even have steering wheels or pedals.<p>This has been fuelled by the car manufacturers themselves as they swap overblown …

Autonomous Cars

How To Use The Reading Habits of Billionaires To Radically Improve Your Intelligence and Success

<b>Science says the reading routines of Warren Buffett and Bill Gates are guaranteed to make you smarter and wealthier.</b><p>When asked about the key to his …

Snapchat Spectacles are here and they are ridiculously fun

When Snap, Inc. announced earlier this year that it had created a pair of video-recording sunglasses called Spectacles, it was a little hard to get a handle on just what the end result would be. Snap was new to the hardware game, and more ambitious wearables like Google Glass had been expensive, …

This epic slide deck lays out the future of tech and media in 2017

He predicted that subscription revenue will drive internet and media, accounting for over half of growth. "Pay to download" models, on the other hand, are disappearing.<p>Wolf also crowned eSports, or competitive video gaming, as the next tech phenomenon. By 2020, he said eSports will be a $1.5 …

Media Industry

Costco and Amazon may not be competitors after all

Amazon has been a disruptor causing problems across the entire retail space.<p>In just the past year, you can blame the online retailer at least partly for Sports Authority going out of business, Sears teetering on the edge of oblivion, and even Macy's struggling for survival.<p>Costco, however, has been …

Costco

Influencer Marketing Is on the Rise for Good Reason

Every few years, a new marketing tactic hits the business world. Most recently, influencer marketing has taken up that title. The practice is defined …

New IBM Watson Data Platform Puts Machine Learning Into The Hands Of Everyone

IBM’s Watson project has always been about putting the power of data science into the hands of the masses. Today, IBM is announcing another step towards that vision with the launch of the Watson Data Platform.<p>The theory is simple. The incredible potential for driving efficiency and change with Big …

Machine Learning

Disney shouldn’t buy Twitter, but the fact that it thought about it should terrify Big Media

If Bob Iger is worried about the future, what about everyone else?<p>It doesn’t seem likely that Disney will buy Twitter. And it certainly doesn’t seem like a good idea.<p>But I just wanted to quickly flag something: Disney CEO Bob Iger and his lieutenants have indeed debated making a bid for Jack …

Former Wells Fargo workers file $2.6bn class action lawsuit amid quota scandal

Lawsuit seeks payout for workers in California who tried to meet sales quotas without turning to fraud – and ended up fired or demoted, filing says<p>Two former Wells Fargo employees have filed a class action in California seeking $2.6bn or more for workers who tried to meet aggressive sales quotas …

Twitter makes your timeline a bit more like Facebook

Twitter is tweaking its timeline.<p>The social media site will let people turn on a setting that lets popular tweets related to people you follow show …

Facebook says about 1 in 7 people on the planet now use WhatsApp

On Monday afternoon, Facebook-owned messaging service WhatsApp announced that one billion people use the app.<p>"That's nearly one in seven people on Earth who use WhatsApp each month to stay in touch with their loved ones, their friends and their family," the company said in a blog post. " But now, …

Facebook

Isis Inc: how oil fuels the jihadi terrorists | Financial Times

On the outskirts of al-Omar oilfield in eastern Syria, with warplanes flying overhead, a line of trucks stretches for 6km. Some drivers wait for a …

Star Wars' Greatest Screenwriter Wrote All Your Other Favorite Movies Too

Lawrence Kasdan’s keen ear for dialogue defined the movies of the 1980s and 1990s. From <i>Raiders of the Lost Ark</i> to <i>The Big Chill</i>, from <i>Silverado</i> to <i>Body</i> …

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CM Punk: Latest News and Buzz Surrounding Former WWE Star for Week of March 23

The idea that CM Punk is actually following up his WWE career with one in UFC is becoming more real. His training is intensifying, and fans recently got a first glimpse of what the former pro wrestler will look like in MMA garb.<p>As the second consecutive WrestleMania that Punk will not be a part of …

29 Smart Ways to Motivate Yourself to Work Out

Prove your haters wrong, hoard your medals, and stop washing your hair. (Plus 26 other awesome tips to get off the couch and go.)

Meet 'The Shark': 4-Star LB Jeffrey McCulloch Earning His Nickname, Big Offers

It all started as a joke.<p>Jeffrey McCulloch and his Davis High School teammates and friends were watching videos of game film. McCulloch, a 4-star linebacker, made a jarring hit on an opposing player.<p>And then another one. And another one. And another. Every play finishing with the same result: …

College Football

The Inescapable Paradox of Managing Creativity

When facing the challenge of unleashing organizational innovation, many leaders fail. Some attempt to help their teams flourish by granting almost unlimited freedoms, only to discover that they have created chaos, not high performance. Others try to force their employees’ creativity through …

Chilling Drone Footage From Ukraine's Radioactive Ghost Town

The 1,000-square-mile exclusion zone in Chernobyl, Ukraine (established in the wake of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster) has been virtually …

Disturbing & Uncensored Artworks That Reflect Modern Society

At first glance, the colourful illustrations of Spanish artist Gunsmithcat (aka Luis Quiles) look innocent enough, until you look a little closer. …

YouTube stars face authenticity test | Financial Times

YouTube stars have built large audiences on the internet by projecting themselves as a new type of celebrity.<p>The British beauty vlogger Zoella has …