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20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

This beautifully designed 'dumb phone' can only make calls and send texts — and it might be the key to curing our addiction to apps

The Brooklyn-based startup Light has set an impossible goal of getting people to put down their smartphones.<p>Light launched in 2014 and a year later debuted its first product, the Light Phone. It could only make calls and tell the time, and the company described it as a "quite a smart 'dumb' …

Apps

Google wants to teach more people AI and machine learning with a free online course

A new ‘Learn with Google AI’ site will serve as a hub for AI and machine learning resources<p>Machine learning and AI are some of the biggest topics in the tech world right now, and Google is looking to make those fields more accessible to more people with its new Learn with Google AI website.<p>Google …

Machine Learning

Why Your LinkedIn Profile Could Be Killing Your Professional Chances of Success

Whether you like it or not, your LinkedIn profile has become a regular part of potential clients (or employers) looking you up on online. Here's how to make sure it shines.<p>You may have set your LinkedIn profile up years ago and then promptly forgotten about it.<p>If so, you're putting your personal …

Employment

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …

Processed Food

Blockchain Explained: How It Works, Who Cares and What Its Future May Hold

Best known as the immutable database that runs underneath cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Ethereum, blockchain is poised to play a critical role in …

Here’s the Trump Tax Loophole Your Accountant Can Blow Wide Open

If exploiting a tax loophole is as much an art as a science, then the tax planning profession is poised for a creative renaissance.<p>The inspiration is …

Finance

Lights, Camera, Data

Video content analytics are poised to revolutionize data gathering and the Internet of Things.<p>From monitoring homes to tracking lunch deliveries, society is fast becoming reliant on sensor data gathered via the Internet of Things. Being able to access wide-ranging information instantaneously and …

Internet of Things

Using Slack and ChatOps to Create New Projects

I have been wanting to build a Slack bot for a while now, not for any specific reason, but simply just to try it out for myself.<p>Luckily, there are …

7 Mobile Design Trends to Watch for in 2018

2017 brought some fresh ideas to the market. We witnessed the world going gaga over simple and minimal design with bold typographies, which became a …

Swedish banks embrace rapidly evolving chatbots

Chatbots

25 Ultimate Things to Do in Switzerland

With its snow-capped mountain peaks, crystalline Alpine lakes, well-preserved Medieval Old Towns, fairy-tale mountain villages, and high-class cities …

You Have to Say No to Many Good Things to Have a Great Life | Inc.com

As a leadership professor at New York University, I see some of the world's top students. A recent conversation reminded me that our university's culture still misguides them.<p>Our corporate worlds suffer the same problem as my student. The more elite the institution, the more I see it.<p>My student was …

Leonardo Da Vinci

In just two hours, Amazon erased $30 billion in market value for healthcare’s biggest companies

Amazon has disrupted fashion, books, furniture, food, cloud-based storage services, and much else besides. Now, it’s coming for one of the biggest, most complex industries in the US: healthcare.<p>Today (Jan. 30), Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, and JPMorgan announced a vague but market-moving plan to …

2018 Trends

Trends show us the latest customer expectations, and reveal data and clues about changing habits and preferences. Healthcare marketers can use trends …

HealthCHarts

HealthCHarts

8 Crucial Elements to Creating and Marketing Successful Apps

Did you know that over six million apps are available for download in the leading app stores? The competition is fierce, but the potential success …

Marketing

I tried Apple's improved Health app. Here's what I found

Chasing down medical records just might make you sick.<p>You visit one online patient portal to hunt for lab results. You log onto another caregiver’s site to check on your immunizations. Then there’s the specialist that performed your last medical procedure. Good luck getting the doc's overtaxed …

Digital Health

Inside Telegram’s ambitious $1.2B ICO to create the next Ethereum

We have even more information about messaging app Telegram’s plans for cashing in on its popularity within the crypto community with the massive ICO for its proposed Telegram Open Network (TON) project (that we first reported), after obtaining the whitepaper and investor prospectuses in full.<p>From …

Blockchain

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

Ultimate Pitch Deck To Build A Billion Dollar Startup

Let’s be honest — most business plans are dull. No one has time to read a business plan unless they have already made the mental decision to fund you, and are just checking the boxes of due diligence. Experienced business pros and investors know that business plans change. In fact, the funding you …

Venture Capital

Social Media Marketing Trends: Planning for 2018 [#SMTLive Recap]

During our final #SMTLive Twitter chat of the year, we took time to reflect on digital marketing trends in 2017 and discuss new opportunities we …

What is the blockchain? WIRED explains

It’s got stiff competition, but ‘blockchain’ might just be the tech buzzword <i>de jour</i>. Want to make your startup sound like it’s much more …

Bitcoin is surging towards a serious mining problem — and no one knows what will happen when it gets there

Business Insider UK spoke with University of Cambridge Research Fellow Garrick Hileman about cryptocurrency mining and the potential problems that it could bring in the future.<p>He explains that the amount of Bitcoin rewarded for mining is halved every four years which means that it will be less …

Bitcoin

Predictions 2018: How Chatbots, AI Will Lead CX to New Heights

The IT consumer experience is becoming a big, "friendly" business. You will "friend" companies online and talk to them as though they are your …

Customer Experience

Top technology trends predictions that will dominate 2018

<b>Growing use of artificial intelligence, machine learning with data analytics, and business intelligence:</b> Business applications continue to churn out …

Artificial Intelligence

How to build a chatbot rich in functionality

<i>Editor's note: The following is a guest post from Ilker Koksal, CEO and co-founder of Botanalytics.</i><p>When it comes to chatbots, there's a big focus on …

Chatbot Design Trends 2018

The technology underneath is not new but 2017 it’s been the most prolific year for chatbot development. If we don’t want the industry to die, 2018 …