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Bill Gates Wants You to Watch These 9 TED Talks

You can read what Gates called "one of the most important" books he's ever read, or you can watch these short but amazing TED Talks.<p>In an interview published in <i>Time</i> magazine earlier today, Bill Gates said that the late Hans Rosling's book <i>Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're Wrong About the World--and Why</i> …

Self-improvement

Amazon's new education tool helps students become better writers

Amazon's been ramping up its efforts in the education space since 2013, when it acquired TenMarks. The ed-tech startup helps teachers and parents create easy-to-digest curriculums for young students, which up until today were all about math. But now, Amazon is introducing TenMarks Writing, a …

Simple Web App with Javascript & JQuery

In this tutorial, we’re going to create a simple web app which organizes a list of users profiles into various teams, like you would see in a …

How I Grew My Company From $100 to $400 Million

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Before launching my current startup, I started a company called Trace3 with $100 and grew it to over $400 million in revenue. Certainly, Trace3 has been successful as a technology consultancy and reseller, but I didn’t start the company …

The cofounder of Uber has a new app with a wait list that's 80,000 people long

Garrett Camp, the cofounder of Uber, has a new on-demand app that lets you summon a whole network of people to help you shop with the press of a button. But don't count on trying it anytime soon.<p>Operator, officially unveiled on Thursday, already has more than 80,000 people waiting to try it out …

N.Y. teen accepted by all 8 Ivy League schools

High school senior Harold Ekeh didn't just get into one Ivy League university. He was accepted into all eight.<p>Now comes the really hard part: Deciding where to go. He actually got into all 13 schools he applied to, including MIT and Johns Hopkins.<p>"I am leaning toward Yale," he told CNNMoney. "I …

College & University

Codie Joins The Ranks Of Toys Aiming To Help Kids Learn Coding

Say hello to yet another cute toy with a mission to lift dollars out of parents’ wallets get kids coding and grasping the basics of logical thinking. Codie is a programmable robot that’s controlled via an app, using a visual programming language simplified into draggable blocks to make it easy for …

Skylink Offers Home Security for the Do It Yourselfer

Skylink allowed me to try its <b>SK-200 Alarm System Starter Kit ($149.99)</b>. This is a compact, easily giftable solution for anyone looking for home security without the contract and monthly payments. Because it is mostly wireless and compact, it could be a great solution for apartment or dorm dwellers …

Home Automation

How to be an Authentic Leader in 140 Characters or Less | Inc.com

Authenticity is a hallmark of leadership. This article in The Harvard Business Review reiterates that saying, "people want to be led by someone real." Think about your own situation...whether you are running an organization, leading a team or building the skills that you'll need to become a leader, …

Guy Kawasaki

Ask HN: How to move beyond “freelancer”?

I've been doing freelance web development for the past 7 years. I have consistent work and "OK" pay. I've experimented with my rates over time, and …

Google Now Includes Google+ Photos In Drive

Google has begun showing photos uploaded via Google+ in Google Drive, where they can be managed via a new Google Photos tab, or stored in folders alongside other kinds of files easily. The inclusion of Photos and Videos in Drive is one sign that Google is moving to part out the Google+ social …

Google

ARM Announces an OS for the Internet of Things

ARM today announced mbed IoT Device Platform, a new operating system designed for microcontrollers in connected devices. As GigaOm notes, the new mbed OS replaces the fragmented proprietary software that developers have been running on ARM’s chips.<p>Partners will have free access to mbed OS later …

Programming Startup Famo.us Gets $25 Million to Make JavaScript More Famous

Can the platform make the programming language cool and app development accessible?<p>Famo.us, an unusual programming startup that allows users to make nifty mobile apps using JavaScript, has raised $25 million in additional funding and added high-profile investor Jerry Murdock to its board.<p>The new …

First Look at Wink Hub: A Foolproof Home Automation Center

Another day, another product is added to the ever-growing “smart home” industry. Just last week, GE announced a $15 smart LED bulb along with a slew of other “connected” devices from its partnership with invention company Quirky.<p>Still, ask an average person if they’ve heard of Quirky and you might …

Puzzle Game 2048 Will Make You Forget Flappy Bird Ever Existed

Alas, a new number-crunching puzzle game called 2048 seems to be newest sensation in addictive games, CNET reports.<p>It's relatively similar to Threes, but instead of matching threes, you match any two tiles with the same numbers. The goal is to match up enough tiles to total 2048 before you run out …

Designing a Recurring Revenue Model Will Help Attract Capital

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago.</i><p>One of the first things that a venture capitalist looks for in assessing an investment opportunity is the revenue model of the business. More specifically, …