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Google Has Started Adding Imagination to Its DeepMind AI

The robots have plans now.<p>Researchers have started developing artificial intelligence with imagination – AI that can reason through decisions and …

6 reasons millennial entrepreneurs aren’t flocking to Silicon Valley

Millennials are continuing to quickly gain ground in the entrepreneurial space – and for good reason. The 2016 BNP Paribas Global Entrepreneur Report found that millennials are starting twice as many businesses as their parents. Averaging 27.7 years old when starting their first business, …

Facebook posts $3.89bn quarterly profit, up 71% from last year

Facebook has delivered a much higher-than-expected quarterly profit, driven by a sharp increase in sales of mobile video ads, sending its shares to an all-time high.<p>Total revenue rose 44.8% to $9.32bn from the same period in 2016, of which Facebook posted a profit of $3.89bn – up a whopping 71% …

Social Media

Localized Digital Marketing: How Brands Like Airbnb And WeWork Are Leading The Way

Local businesses are some of the slowest to adapt to digital technologies and digital marketing strategies. That’s because small local business owners have to wear many hats, and with so many responsibilities, staying on top of the most up-to-date marketing trends isn’t always a top priority. It …

Marketing

Google lanza nueva iniciativa para empresas que hacen uso de la Inteligencia Artificial

Google tiene un fuerte interés por fomentar las iniciativas basadas en el uso de la Inteligencia Artificial. Teniendo en cuenta las diferentes …

metorik, plataforma de estadísticas especializada en Woocomerce

Bryce Adams trabajó en WooCommerce antes de trabajar en Automattic, empresa responsable por WordPress, y ahora ha decidido salir también de allí para …

Why 2017 is the Year of Email Marketing (No Matter What Anybody Tells You)

If you're in online marketing, you've likely heard the news...<p>More than 50% of your visitors are now coming from mobile. That's <i>half</i> of all of your visitors.<p>Meaning that they are browsing your site from their phones. And that trend is only going to increase.<p>So, it makes sense that Google has …

Why Amazon's Alexa is the future of computing

Amazon doesn’t have a booth at the Consumer Electronics Show, but Alexa is everywhere at the Las Vegas event this week. Dozens of companies have announced plans to work with the virtual assistant that powers the Echo, Amazon’s smart speaker.<p>LG is building Alexa into one of its refrigerators. GE …

10 Facts You Didn't Know About Facebook Advertising

What works today may not work tomorrow.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Facebook ads are one of the trendiest online advertising tools because of their wide reach and relatively low cost. However, right when people believe they have figured it out, Facebook is going to …

Crean una cámara que puede fotografiar objetos que no ve

Desde hace años se han compartido diferentes investigaciones mostrando el potencial de la cámara de un pixel y sus aplicaciones en diferentes …

9 things your startup doesn’t need to reach $10 million in revenue

As an early stage entrepreneur, you’ll rarely be short of people offering their (often unsolicited) advice, and many of them will tell you that you can’t succeed as a startup without doing X, Y, and Z. Don’t listen to them. From my experience of bootstrapping a company to over $25 million ARR and …

3 Things the World's Most Influential Entrepreneurs Have in Common | Inc.com

The world's most influential entrepreneurs have several things in common. For the average person, it can be hard to recognize the patterns of success. But, if you look closely enough, the patterns of success are there. You can reverse engineer, study and figure out what they are if you know what to …

Entrepreneurship

WHAT TO KNOW NOW | Amazon Web Services

Invest in yourself.<p>A few years ago, “cloud computing” seemed like the marketing phrase du jour, a form of network decentralization designed to ease …

6 badass marketing ideas from unconventional industries

From a business standpoint, it doesn’t make sense to spend money on marketing unless it helps you generate more revenue. And where are the best places to spend your marketing dollars? If you’re thinking Google AdWords, SEO, or social media – yeah, they’re great – but they’re also …

How media giants see the future of advertising

The media buying arms of the world's largest advertising holding companies have released their ad spend forecasts for the coming year.<p>Variety reported on the estimates from WPP's GroupM and Interpublic Group's Magna Global, while Reuters outlined the forecast from Publicis-owned Zenith Optimedia.<p>Ad …

5 ideas inspiradas en negocios extranjeros. ¿Te atreves a montarlos?

¿Sabes cuánto cuesta un maniquí de segunda mano? Venga, intenta adivinarlo. Di una cifra. ¿500 euros? No, no has acertado. Frío. Venga, otra vez. …

Semana del emprendedor de IEBS

Un claro ejemplo de los resultados de este evento único en el mundo dirigido a emprendedores es Ferrán Díaz, que con su proyecto de alquiler …

Todo lo que conoces sobre la meditación probablemente es incorrecto

Meditar todos los días es uno de los cambios más importantes que he hecho en los últimos meses. En mi vida, quizá. Y sin embargo, cada vez que lo …

5 Daily Tasks Successful Entrepreneurs Never Put Away | Inc.com

Nobody wants to be a failure. Of course, eager pull towards success cannot be put in one row with instinct of survival, however, I doubt anyone underestimates its importance in personal life and business - especially for those who prefer to take control of themselves.<p>That's why it's crucial to …

Entrepreneurship

Why robots may soon replace fast-food employees

Imagine if the assembly line at your local McDonald's was as automated as the ones that make cars in Detroit.<p>Farfetched? A new report from financial …

Fast Food

Teaching Robots To Be Moral

“Chappie,” the highest-grossing movie in America last weekend, is, to put it mildly, not a great film; the critics have given it a twenty-nine on Rotten Tomatoes, and it is nowhere near as original as “District 9,” an earlier effort by the director, Neill Blomkamp. “Chappie” does not have the …

Robots are coming for your job: Amazon, McDonald’s and the next wave of dangerous capitalist “disruption”

Says one builder: “Our device isn’t meant to make employees more efficient. It’s meant to completely obviate them”<p>In the United States and other advanced economies, the major disruption will be in the service sector—which is, after all, where the vast majority of workers are now employed. This …

How To Create Super-Intelligent Machines That Won't Kill Us

Preventing an Age of Ultron<p>In the most recent installment of Marvel's Avengers franchise, the artificial intelligence Ultron is hell-bent on exterminating humanity. In Ultron's own words, "I was designed to save the world," but the robot ultimately concludes that when it comes to humans, "there's …

Oh no: MIT's Cheetah robot can jump over hurdles while running

MIT's scientists spent years making the Cheetah robot a more efficient runner. Now that's done, its creators probably thought it was time to give it a major upgrade: the metal quadruped can now autonomously jump over hurdles like a trained horse. Yes, it can automatically detect and leap over …

Rethinking the Manufacturing Robot - MIT Technology Review

In a workshop at the Boston headquarters of Rethink Robotics, engineers are tending to a troop of eight bright red robots called Baxter. Each robot …

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ELON MUSK busies himself building other people’s futures. A serial entrepreneur who made his first fortune in the early days of the world wide web, …

Attention White-Collar Workers: The Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs

From the self-checkout aisle of the grocery store to the sports section of the newspaper, robots and computer software are increasingly taking the place of humans in the workforce. Silicon Valley executive Martin Ford says that robots, once thought of as a threat to only manufacturing jobs, are …

Watch out college professors, the robots are coming for your jobs

The current thinking about the automation of the workplace is that the jobs that require the most creativity will be those that are safest from the robot overlords when they come for our jobs. That might be true, but the erudite university professor with the rumpled corduroy jacket and scholarly …