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10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

How much data can one smart home generate? About 1 GB a week.

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>In my connected home I’ve focused mostly on automation, but Stephen Sorkin, the chief strategy officer at Splunk has decided to …

Google Shopping Now Has Product Ratings in Sponsored Ads

Shoppers in the US will soon see ratings in Google’s Product Listing Ads, as the search giant looks to lure more companies on board with the promise of better click-throughs.<p>While the temptation for you and me may be to skim over anything ‘Sponsored’ in our online searches, this is an easy way for …

Amazon is giving Prime users video credit for choosing slower shipping

Amazon has given its Prime subscribers a new perk, and it comes in the form of slower shipping. What’s the benefit of choosing the slower free …

eCommerce

ThredUp Flush with $23 Million

On the heels of online consignment rival Threadflip’s Series B, thredUP just filed a $23 million Series D with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.<p>According to the filing, ThredUP is seeking a total of $25 million in equity funding. We’ve reached out to ThredUp about the filing but have not …

Instagram reveals Bolt, a Snapchat-like messaging app

Rolling out in limited countries, the app lets users send photos and videos with a tap and delete them with a swipe.<p>Instagram appears to be jousting for Snapchat's market with a new photo and video messaging app called Bolt.<p>The app lets users quickly snap and send photos and videos to friends "with …

Apps

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Estimates for Internet of Things or IoT market value are massive, since by definition the IoT will be a diffuse layer of devices, sensors, and computing power that overlays entire consumer, business-to-business, and government industries. The IoT will account for an increasingly huge number of …

Internet of Things

Why you should fire your CIO

On what seems like a weekly basis, we see new technologies – from wearables to eye-tracking smartphones – emerge and promise to wedge their way into business environments. Unfortunately, most firms will struggle to build on and benefit from these IT innovations.<p>The presence of a CIO might be to …

What The Wright Brothers Could Teach Today’s Innovators About Solving Problems

Three tips for testing your assumptions the Wright–er, right–way<p>One key to successful innovation, a growing body of innovation thinkers believe, is trial-and-error experimentation. Proponents of the Lean Startup methodology urge innovators to create a minimum viable product (MVP)–something that …

Interview: The Puppet Master Pulling the Strings of Google Travel

<i>Editor’s note: Skift is two years old as of today, and we’re rolling out a week of special travel industry coverage. This is one of a series you can</i> …

13 Times Donuts Went Too Far

Let's talk about donuts today, guys.<p>Donuts, which have been making our mornings better for decades upon decades. Donuts, which delight and entice us with glazes, frostings, cream fillings and sprinkles. Donuts, which put all other breakfast pastries to shame. Those very same donuts -- which we …

Google Wants to Build a Model of Perfect Human Health

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Earlier this month, Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin expressed their reservations about entering the health-care industry, a space so heavily regulated “it’s just a painful business to be in,” Brin said at the time.<p>Less than …

The Best Tequilas Of 2014: Epicurious' Official Taste Test Results

<i>by Gabriella Vigoreaux</i><p>If there is one thing we like here at the Epicurious offices, it's great tequila. In fact, Nilou Motamed, our EIC, keeps a rather expansive selection of artisanal bottles in her office bar at all times. Needless to say, no arms were twisted in conducting this taste test. Under …