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Meet Sundar Pichai, the man with the keys to Google's products

Google is making some massive changes to its executive structure, and according to a <i>Re/code</i> report that surfaced online <i>yesterday</i>, India-born Sundar …

Why Google Asks Everyone Applying For A Job The Same Exact Questions

At the time, the company's SVP of People Operations, Laszlo Bock, said this line of questioning provided more information about a candidate's abilities than bizarre hypotheticals like, "How much should you charge to wash all the windows in Seattle?"<p>But a new video the company published yesterday …

Two Timeless Tips To Find The Career That Is Uniquely Right For You

Is what you are doing with your career what you should be doing? If so, how do you really know? And if not, what actions can you take to move in the right direction? A few thousand years ago, it turns out Aristotle had quite a lot to say on this topic.<p>Flashback 100 years: Two Oxford University …

8 Books Every New Entrepreneur Should Read

In this, perhaps, Golden Age of technology entrepreneurship, Peter Thiel can rest assured he will find an eager audience for his new book, <i>ZERO TO ONE: Notes on startups, Or How to Build the Future</i> (apparently he couldn’t decide).<p>Thiel, who turns 47 next month, was a co-founder of PayPal, and a …

5 Inspiring TED Talks You Can Watch In Under 5 Minutes

Many of them stretch on well past 10 minutes, but there are some under just five.<p>We've gone through all of the shortest TED Talks and picked the best motivational ones.<p>The next time you take a quick break and want something with some more substance than a blog post full of funny GIFs, check out one …

Here's What Apple Teaches Employees In Its Ultra-Secretive Internal Training Program

The second rule of Apple University is you don't talk about Apple University.<p>Unless, of course, you're the New York Times, which recently got a glimpse inside the tech giant's internal training program with the help of unnamed sources. The program is similar to Google's forward-thinking curriculum, …

Three Lessons I Learned About Running A Business As A Teenager

Teenagers do not usually start and run a business. They spend most of their time in school and at home studying strict curricula to prepare for college.<p>But there are plenty of exceptions to this rule. Forbes has published many stories of teenagers with exceptional skills who made millions of …

8 Common Tech Myths You Should Stop Believing Today

Despite how often we use devices like smartphones and laptops, we have plenty of questions about how those technologies works. And with so much information out there — not all of it true — it's hard to know if we're treating our electronics properly.<p>We've dug into some of the most common myths in …

Concerned about Ebola? You’re worrying about the wrong disease

A deadly disease is set to hit the shores of the US, UK and much of the rest of the northern hemisphere in the coming months. It will swamp our hospitals, lay millions low and by this time next year between 250,000 and 500,000 worldwide will be dead, thousands of them in the US and Britain.<p>Despite …

Vertu to launch 'Bentley' collection of luxury smartphones

What happens when two British luxury brands make a baby? In the case of phone maker Vertu and automaker Bentley, the pair have just announced that they are working on "Vertu for Bentley" phones -- with the first one due in October, followed by four more models over the course of the five-year …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

Happiness

NASA Has Discovered The First Potentially Habitable Earth-sized Planet

In the hunt for exoplanets (planets outside of our solar system), one of the things that astronomers have been desperately searching for is another planet like Earth that’s capable of supporting life. It’s been a close thing, so far. Astronomers have found Earth-sized planets in other solar …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

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Does young India deserve likes of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Narendra Modi?

The recent verdict by Supreme Court to re-criminalize homosexuality was backed by BJP. “Gay sex is unnatural and we cannot support anything that is …

India

Watch Batman Kick Butt in This Gorgeous, Noir-Style 75th Anniversary Short

Batman saves the day... and gets the girl.<p>To celebrate 75 years of The Dark Knight, DC Entertainment and producer Bruce Trimm released a beautiful three-minute short that pays homage to the early animated series. The nostalgic video -- titled "Batman: Strange Days" -- features the Caped Crusader …

This Is the No. 1 Cause of Disability Worldwide

Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on lower back pain, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), …

Apple Designer Jonathan Ive on What's Next

'Hello. Thanks for Coming'<p>We use Jonathan Ive’s products to help us to eat, drink and sleep, to work, travel, relax, read, listen and watch, to shop, …

Peter Thiel

Doing Big Business In Modi's Gujarat

When his son was married in the coastal state of Goa last year, Indian billionaire Gautam Adani’s guest list included the richest man in the country and many a chief executive and top banker and bureaucrat. Most, however, just stopped by the night before to bless the happy couple and skipped the …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

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The Rags-To-Riches Tale Of How Jan Koum Built WhatsApp Into Facebook's New $19 Billion Baby

<i>Click here for our magazine cover story on the Facebook-WhatsApp Megadeal: The Courtship, The Secret Meetings, The $19 Billion Poker Game</i><p>Jan Koum picked a meaningful spot to sign the $19 billion deal to sell his company WhatsApp to Facebook earlier today. Koum, cofounder Brian Acton and venture …

eBay snags a startup that helps you try clothes on virtually

Buying clothes online while you're lazing around in your underwear is a wonderful thing, but the tricky part is figuring out if that ironic t-shirt really flatters your figure. That's why eBay just bought a company called PhiSix -- the team's tech turns patterns and pictures of clothing into 3D …

Human Brains Now Understand Smiley Emoticon Like A Real Face

Just don't turn that :-) upside down.<p>The brain is great at recognizing faces. When you see a face, specific areas of the occipitotemporal cortex are activated. But what about emoticons, such as the smiley face--how does the brain react? Is it possible that they might be seen similarly to faces, …

The Brain

Apple reportedly making push in mobile health

The company is said to be developing an app called Healthbook for iOS 8, and some of Apple's top execs met with the FDA last month.<p>All signs point to Apple aiming to make a splash in mobile medical health.<p>The tech giant's so-called iWatch is said to be deep in development, with a heavy focus on …

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The 16 Most Interesting Things To Come Out Of Bill Gates' Reddit AMA

Everything from the name of Warren Buffett's plane to what kind of computer he uses. He replied to an "ask me anything" thread for a few hours today.<p>When Microsoft founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates speaks, people tend to listen — more so these days as he is taking an increasingly …

Bill Gates

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

Bill Gates

Intel plans a CES coup: Android and Windows in the same computer

Dual OS could dilute Windows dominance, if Microsoft doesn't kill it first<p>The PC industry isn't doing so well. Sales have dramatically slumped, despite the industry’s efforts to tempt consumers with Windows 8 tablets and transforming touchscreen laptops. But next week, the Consumer Electronics Show …

Bill Gates Funds A Smartphone Battery That Runs On Human Urine

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is on a mission to improve human sanitation, particularly in areas of the world that don't have a reliable water supply. Much of that effort is about reinventing the toilet but the foundation has also challenged scientists to find ways to turn human waste into …

2013's Biggest Tech Moments, Told In Photos

Octocopters, hyperloops, bitcoin — in the tech world, this is what we call an "eventful year." But you needn't fear information overload. Looking back, these are the innovations and tech moments to remember from 2013.<p><i>This story appears the special Year in Photos issue of our weekly iPad magazine,</i> …

The Worst CEO Screw-Ups Of 2013

Which CEOs made the most egregious errors in 2013? We’ve compiled a diverse roster this year. These bosses’ mistakes cover a range of behavior, from obliterating their companies’ stock value to making appallingly offensive statements that brought ridicule on them and in one case a boycott of the …