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Brands Forced To Choose Between Amazon And Retailers

Brands are caught between a retailer and a marketplace. Some retailers are feeling so threatened by Amazon that they are banning partner brands from selling there. For other retailers, success on Amazon is a marker of demand for a product, and they specifically seek out brands that are already …

Selling

After three years and hundreds of gruesome deaths, Britain’s ‘Cat Killer’ case has been solved

LONDON — The fiend was dubbed the “Croydon Cat Killer.” It had a chilling ring.<p>The brute left his — or her — victims scattered alongside the motorways around the British capital, the fringes of remnant woodlands and the gardens of suburban towns.<p>Police reported signs of “blunt-force trauma” — and …

National Crime Agency

After Years of Abusive E-mails, the Creator of Linux Steps Aside

The e-mails of the celebrated programmer Linus Torvalds land like thunderbolts from on high onto public lists, full of invective, insults, and demeaning language. “Please just kill yourself now. The world will be a better place,” he wrote in one. “Guys, this is not a dick-sucking contest,” he …

Linux Kernel

Astronomers Have Found the Universe's Missing Matter

Astronomers have finally found the last of the missing universe. It’s been hiding since the mid-1990s, when researchers decided to inventory all the …

Galaxies

This is how much VCs are paid

Venture capital is known for being an opaque industry, so it’s no surprise most of us have no idea what the average VC earns in a year.<p>I got a closer look at the survey results of J. Thelander Consulting‘s annual venture firm compensation survey and, unsurprisingly, VCs make a lot of money.<p>Just how …

Venture Capital

Who should you trust? Psychologists have a surprising answer

Can you ever really know who to trust at the office?<p>While there’s tons of research on the actions and behaviors that create trust, few studies have successfully identified what makes some people more trustworthy than others to begin with. New research published in the <i>Journal of Personality and</i> …

University of Chicago

Meet The Four-Dimensional Numbers That Led to Modern Algebra

Imagine winding the hour hand of a clock back from 3 o’clock to noon. Mathematicians have long known how to describe this rotation as a simple …

Mathematics

Why the Hottest Trend in Retail Today Is Physical Stores | Inc.com

It's long been conventional wisdom that the retail industry is dying. We've seen unprecedented store closings and bankruptcies at major chains such as Toys R US, Sears and Rite Aid and even successful chains are trimming locations. It seems that in a digital world, physical stores have become a …

Barnes & Noble

Bill Gates Loves These 4 Learning Hacks

Bill Gates knows a thing or two about hacking.<p>When it comes to learning hacks, in particular, here are a few of his favorites.<p><b>Learning Hacks: An Overview</b><p>Put simply, learning hacks are a quick way to get great information in a short amount of time.<p>If you are – or want to be – a digital learner, …

Bill Gates

Amazon's two secret strategies behind becoming a trillion-dollar company

Last night, Amazon became the second US company valued at over a trillion dollars, following the path tread just months earlier by Apple.<p>It’s a remarkable milestone, and Amazon’s road to a trillion was over 25 years in the making. It was entirely the product of Jeff Bezos’ leadership and cunning …

eCommerce

Nike shares fall as Colin Kaepernick's 'Just Do It' ad divides America

Some Kaepernick critics took that to mean sacrificing their Nike products.<p>Immediately, some people began posting pictures of socks and shoes being …

This Is the Fastest Growing Retailer in America — and They Don’t Sell Clothes Online

It currently has nine stores in the US but does not sell its products online.<p>Primark is the fastest-growing retailer in the United States, but many …

eCommerce

Philips Hue's New Lamps Look Like the Slickest Way to Throw Colors on Your Walls

There are a lot of dumbass smart gadgets out there, but smart lights aren’t one of them. Yet while Philips Hue remains the leader in intelligent …

Stunning anti-ageing breakthrough could see humans live to 150 and regenerate organs by 2020 'for the price of a coffee a day'

An extraordinary new anti-ageing technique could see humans live to 150 years old and allow them to regrow their organs by 2020.<p>Harvard Professor …

Anti-aging

Why Did America Give Up on Mass Transit? (Don't Blame Cars.)

Streetcar, bus, and metro systems have been ignoring one lesson for 100 years: Service drives demand.<p>One hundred years ago, the United States had a public transportation system that was the envy of the world. Today, outside a few major urban centers, it is barely on life support. Even in New York …

Urban Design

Ancient Bone Reveals Surprising Sex Lives Of Neanderthals

In the Altai mountains of southern Siberia, there's a cave that was inhabited for millennia. It's called Denisova, and it shelters something remarkable: the bones of different types of ancient human relatives.<p>Back in 2010, researchers analyzed a fossilized pinky finger bone found in the cave, and …

Humanity

‘Ring of Fire’ hit with 70 earthquakes in just 48 hours

Fears are mounting that the catastrophic “Big One” earthquake could rip through California, killing thousands, after 70 quakes rocked the deadly Ring …

Jeff Bezos Says Any Good Business Opportunity Has These 4 Qualities

Dreamy business offerings all have huge potential.<p><b>Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos said a "dreamy" business offering has at least four characteristics.</b>• <b><br>"Customers love it, it can grow to very large size, it has strong returns on capital, and it's durable in time," Bezos said in his 2014 letter to Amazon</b> …

A world-leading technologist on what the year 2038 will look like

Currently Senior Maverick at <i>Wired</i> magazine, <b>Kevin Kelly</b> helped launch the magazine and was its executive editor for its first seven years. He has …

The idea that everything from spoons to stones is conscious is gaining academic credibility

Consciousness permeates reality. Rather than being just a unique feature of human subjective experience, it’s the foundation of the universe, present in every particle and all physical matter.<p>This sounds like easily-dismissible bunkum, but as traditional attempts to explain consciousness continue …

Making the Leap to Retail: Why These Online Brands are Investing in In-Person Sales

There are new, digitally native brands launching every single day online. Scroll through Instagram and you’ll find endless apparel, consumer tech, …

eCommerce

Crying 'Pedophile' Is the Oldest Propaganda Trick in the Book

Almost a year ago, a woman accused Tom Hanks of sexually abusing her as a child and began posting reconstructed memories on Twitter. The accounts are …

Freshworks raises $100 million, at $1.5 billion valuation, from Sequoia, Accel, and CapitalG as it plans for IPO

Freshworks, which offers a range of customer support and sales software, has raised $100 million in a series G round of funding co-led by Sequoia and Accel Partners, with participation from Alphabet’s late-stage growth fund CapitalG.<p>The company was apparently valued at around $750 million during …

The Tiny "Spite Triangle" That Marks a Century-Old Grudge Against New York City

On an otherwise unremarkable stretch of sidewalk in New York City’s West Village, a tiny tile mosaic serves as David Hess’s century-old middle finger …

New York City

A CEO who sold his company for $365 million describes how one of the most humiliating moments of his life transformed his business into a huge success

When David Rusenko, founder of website building platform Weebly, debuted his product for the very first time before a crowd of nearly 1,000 people in 2006, he was met with a remarkably unfavorable response.<p>At an an early tech gathering led by a prominent tech CEO in New York, Rusenko was one among …

Entrepreneurship

Sacha Baron Cohen Tried to Prank Me. Here’s How I Knew It Was a Scam.

Sacha Baron Cohen’s fake production company contacted me in mid-February asking me to help put together a TV interview with my client, former Republican Congressman Michael Grimm. I didn’t know it was Cohen’s crew—in fact I called the overture in an email at the time “amateur Ali G.” But there were …

New York City

There Was No Big Bang Singularity

Almost everyone has heard the story of the Big Bang. But if you ask anyone, from a layperson to a cosmologist, to finish the following sentence, “In the beginning, there was…” you’ll get a slew of different answers. One of the most common ones is “a singularity,” which refers to an instant where …

Israel unveils Merkava Mk 4 Barak smart tank

The Israeli Defence Force brings artificial intelligence to armored combat with the latest variant of its main battle tank. The Merkava Mk 4 Barak is …

The ins and outs of negotiating with someone who is clearly a better negotiator

<b>What’s the best thing you can do when negotiating with someone who clearly is a better negotiator?</b><p>People often have a very “Hollywood” view of …

The Peculiar Math That Could Underlie the Laws of Nature

New findings are fueling an old suspicion that fundamental particles and forces spring from strange eight-part numbers called “octonions.”