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Blockchain Company TenX Raises over $65 Million through Initial Coin Offering

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are the new way startups are raising 10s of millions of dollars through crowdfunding.<p>Ethereum is the new hot cryptocurrency that is allowing people to leverage these ICOs.<p>Bancor raised over $150 million during their ICO in the last 2 weeks, Status did over $100 million …

Bitcoin

Jeff Bezos might become the world's richest person — and he could redefine philanthropy

When Amazon bought Whole Foods on June 18, the move sent the online retailer's stock skyrocketing. It also increased the net worth of its CEO, Jeff Bezos, by $1.8 billion.<p>That put Bezos' net worth of $84.6 billion $5 billion behind — and within striking distance of — Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates, …

Philanthropy

Flying in a Hot Air Balloon in Cappadocia Should Be on Your Bucket List

A rocky landscape of natural wonders and human aptitude, Cappadocia is Turkey's very own fairytale kingdom. Initially shaped by volcanic eruption and …

List-Worthy

New startup trend: sell one digital currency for another

Entrepreneurs have a new trick to raise money quickly, and it all takes place online, free from the constraints of banks and regulators. Since the …

Wearable sales to double by 2021, says IDC

The wearables market, outside of smartwatches, is still in its infancy stage. Research firm IDC expects to see its sales double in four years, with smart clothing and hearables expected to be the two new trends.<p>Smartwatches will remain the dominant driver of wearable sales, going from 71.4 million …

Wearable Tech

Schools teach chess to help ‘difficult’ pupils concentrate

Game takes off in primaries as a way to lure pupils away from their phone screens<p>The year 3 pupils at Park End Primary School in Middlesbrough are a bit of a rowdy bunch. Headteacher Julia Rodwell describes them as “a complex and difficult group”. Put them in front of a chess set though, and …

Education

3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Brand's PR

Leveraged effectively, PR is one of the best tools in your marketing arsenal. Here's how your company can make the most of your earned press.<p>Content marketing trends have been pushing the evolution of the marketing industry for several years, and while I'm aware that I might seem biased as the …

Marketing

The Rise Of Machines And Automation

One measure of the status of civilization is the complexity of tools used by the society. As societies have progressed, tools and machines used by …

Intelligence

Why You Should Do Photography Work For Free

We’re often told as photographers not to work for free. I disagree. I think when we’re starting off, it is a good idea to work for free. Then as you …

Street Photography

30 Conversion-Boosting Lessons Learned from Viewing 18,250,000 Ads

Have you ever had a mind blowing “wow” moment about yourself?<p>I’m talking about that moment when you realize something that you hadn’t thought about</i> …

Marketing

Thousands of Kickstarter backers still waiting on Coolest Cooler may have to wait another 3 years

The 20,000 Kickstarter backers who have been waiting two years for their high-tech Coolest Cooler to arrive learned they may have to wait another …

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2017

The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are …

Houzz raises a huge $400M round at a $4B valuation

If you ask investors in Silicon Valley about Houzz — an app where you browse ridiculously nice homes and check out interesting interior design ideas — they’ll probably quietly mutter that they’re just growing their business. We really don’t hear about Houzz’s business that often.<p>Except now the …

Startups

Augmented reality could be the biggest reason to buy an iPhone 8

This year's iPhone (tentatively dubbed the "iPhone 8") is going to be a huge launch.<p>We've already heard a lot about the iPhone 8 through leaks. Rumors say it'll have a 5.8-inch edge-to-edge screen, Touch ID fingerprint sensor built into the screen, inductive wireless charging, a new "glass …

Augmented Reality

The 7 Biggest Time-Wasters in a New Entrepreneur's Day

Accepting that you'll never have "everything" done is just as important as weeding out your time-wasting habits.<p>Being a new entrepreneur is stressful, and that stress is compounded when you start realizing just how little time there is in a day. You’ll be managing more tasks and responsibilities …

Time Management

On Campus, Failure Is on the Syllabus

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Last year, during fall orientation at Smith College, and then again recently at final-exam time, students who wandered into the campus hub were faced with an unfamiliar situation: the worst failures of their peers projected onto a large screen.<p>“I failed my first college writing …

Education

Your Own Private Wind Turbine

It worked for the solar industry! Domestic wind power is now a thing.<p>In pursuit of cheaper and more efficient power, the wind industry continues to …

MIT and Google researchers have made AI that can link sound, sight, and text to understand the world

If we ever want future robots to do our bidding, they’ll have to understand the world around them in a complete way—if a robot hears a barking noise, what’s making it? What does a dog look like, and what do dogs need?<p>AI research has typically treated the ability to recognize images, identify …

Artificial Intelligence

Why Element.AI’s $102 million round is just the beginning

The venture capital community was shocked last week with Element AI’s fundraise. How can a Canadian startup founded in late 2016 raise a Series-A in June 2017 for a cool $102 million?<p>Microsoft, NVIDIA, and Intel Capital were among the illustrious group of VCs who put in this sum into a round that …

Artificial Intelligence

The Holo app is a tease of what's to come with AR on the iPhone

Get ready to fill the digital version of your world with lots of weird stuff<p>The most exciting thing about Apple’s recent announcement of iOS 11 at WWDC, to me, was ARKit. The idea that augmented reality is going to be baked into the mobile operating system means all sorts of weird stuff is on the …

Augmented Reality

10 of the best places to have an outdoor adventure in Canada

From sports to wildlife, these are experiences of a lifetime<p>Go on a new journey and explore 10 great outdoor experiences across Canada. From the west …

Canada

Researchers optimize a powered exoskeleton to cut energy used in walking

An hour on a treadmill and some clever programming make an exoskeleton efficient.<p>Exoskeletons are a common feature in the natural world. But in …

Robotics

Ethereum's Flash Crash Shows Hazards of Trading Cryptocurrencies

This is what a really free market looks like.<p>Ether, the digital currency used on the Ethereum platform, experienced a surge in trading that led to debilitating bottlenecks and a "flash crash" on Wednesday, with one exchange seeing trades as low as 10 cents for an asset that was trading above $300 …

Cryptocurrency

Hummer factory gets second life making electric cars

A U.S. auto plant that once made giant gas-guzzlers will now make cars that don't need gas at all.<p>AM General, which previously built the Hummer H2, sold its factory in South Bend, Indiana to the electric carmaker SF Motors, both firms announced Thursday.<p>SF Motors will pay $110 million to produce …

Electric Vehicles

Could an update mean a Google Glass resurgence?

Google Glass, an experimental and extremely expensive wearable that took the tech world by storm a few years ago, resurfaced again this week when it received its first software update in nearly three years.<p>The update, released on Tuesday, isn't terribly exciting: in addition to bug fixes and …

Google Glass

Apple’s new Chicago River retail store will look like a massive MacBook Air from the sky

We’ve been watching the progress of the new Chicago River Apple Store for several months now, and today <i>DNAInfo</i> has shared current shots of the construction progress. As the site reports, the latest Foster+Partners project looks like a giant MacBook Air landed next to the Chicago River…<p>Back at the …

Apple

Aberdeen Says Cryptocurrency Bubble Will Burst Even If Coins Change Finance - Bloomberg

Peter Denious, head of global venture capital at Aberdeen Asset Management Plc, said we’re in the midst of a virtual currency bubble, and like all …

Venture Capital

Coca-Cola, Dell and PayPal Share Their Influencer Marketing Secrets

Four tips to influencer marketing for companies of any size.<p>Every day, a story emerges about brands doing influencer marketing wrong. Often, the reason for these brands' errors is inexperience with the marketing tactic. Big brands like PayPal, Dell and Coca-Cola have been in the influencer …

Marketing

Fusion Breakthrough Puts Us One Step Closer to Limitless Clean Energy

Taking It Slow<p>Scientists consider nuclear fusion the “holy grail” of energy production for good reason. Not only could it provide a virtually …

Energy