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The CEO of a $700 million company uses a simple sentence to turn lazy employees around

Duolingo CEO Luis von Ahn knows exactly what to do with lazy employees.<p>The founder of the language-learning app, which has been valued at $700 million, recently discussed his strategy for dealing with unengaged employees in an interview with the Financial Times.<p>"You can turn somebody from being a …

Employment

6 Smart Ways People With Emotional Intelligence Respond When Their Buttons Are Pushed

hen conflicts flare at your workplace, how do you respond?<p>Everyone has a "drama" story at work. What's yours?<p>In a previous company, I vividly recall a senior executive marching down the hall spewing expletives on his way to wage war with a middle manager. An ongoing issue boiled over, and this VP …

Facebook is facing its biggest test ever—and its lack of leadership could sink the company

Facebook is facing an existential test, and its leadership is failing to address it.<p>Good leaders admit mistakes, apologize quickly, show up where …

7 books that will make you smarter in a single plane ride

Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off from the constant barrage of phone notifications.<p>Why not spend that time getting smarter on a topic you've always wanted to learn more about.<p>With that in mind, Business Insider found seven …

34 Business Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

<i>This article originally ran in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter about deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here.</i><p>Alright, here it is: the book list to end all …

A Google Study Revealed That the Best Managers Use Emotional Intelligence And Share This 1 Trait

Cutting your employees some slack could be just the thing they need to increase their effectiveness.<p>Google's research on what constitutes a great leader revealed that employees appreciate managers who care for them both professionally and personally.<p>Whereas taking care of your people professionally …

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

The Mini PC That Runs Windows 10 And Fits In Your Pocket

In today's world computers are smaller than ever before. The Ockel Sirius B Windows 10 Pocket PC is both physically small enough to fit in your …

Windows 10

How To Protect Yourself From The Global WanaCry Ransomware Attack [Updated]

The WanaCry ransom screen.[/caption]<p>A ransomware variant called WanaCrypt0r 2.0, also known as WanaCry or WCry, has locked up over 75,000 computers in 99 countries in the last 24 hours according to cybersecurity company Avast. The National Health Service in the UK, Spanish telecommunications …

Cybersecurity

After 9 years, the smartphone boom is finally over

Now, just over nine years since the introduction of the iPhone, it looks like the boom is over.<p>Data from analyst firm IDC released this week suggests that smartphone market growth will only be up 1.6% in 2016 versus 2015, with 1.46 billion phones sold. In 2015, it was up a solid 10.6% versus 2014. …

Chinese Search Giant Baidu Open Sources Its Deep Learning Software

Deep learning is a burgeoning field in artificial intelligence. The algorithms are leading to huge advancements in natural language processing, computer vision and translation. But it’s been mostly limited to the few engineers who have mastered its esoteric details.<p>On Thursday, Chinese search giant …

Deep Learning

Apple's Profit Doom Loop

Apple used to make good money from iPhones. Now that those iPhone sales are falling, Apple is squeezing its suppliers — asking them to cut production and prices.<p>In the last five years, Apple has failed to find a new source of growth to replace its maturing iPhone. And that means the cycle of …

8 Steps to Hack Your Way Into Tech

These days, increasingly more millennials are opting out of the four-year college degree for a chance to work in one of the fastest growing and most lucrative sectors in history: technology. And for the millions who’ve already graduated and started out in their chosen career, many are getting the …

5 tips for writing a blog that people actually want to read

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i><p>What are Oliver Emberton's tips for running a blog?<p><b>Answer below by Quora user Oliver Emberton, Founder of</b> …

Miley Cyrus

Apple Pay adds support for 8 new card issuers/banks

Apple’s list of supported banks and card issuers for Apple Pay is growing again today with the addition of 8 new banks and credit unions, according to sources with knowledge of the matter. The full list of newly supported card issuers includes:<p>Security Service Federal Credit Union Consumers Credit …

WTA Burning Question No. 1: Is Genie Bouchard Ready to Win a Major?

<i>Over the next two weeks, as the new season begins and the Australian Open nears, our panel of writers and editors will debate the five burning</i> …

20 Of The Biggest Names In Tech Explain How They Achieve Success

We've collected thoughts on leadership from some of the most influential CEOs in the tech world to see how they approach business, develop elite teams, and push people to their full potential.

The corporate 'Internet of Things' will encompass more devices than the smartphone and tablet markets combined

That's because businesses have the capital and reach to purchase IoT devices and services on a large scale. They will see benefits from the IoT accrue fast enough to spur further adoption and investment.<p>IoT devices range from robot-like units to tiny chips that hook into industrial or office …

Workflow pushes the limits of how powerful iOS can be

A new app called Workflow aims to close the divide between the power of OS X and the convenience of iOS. By offering curated and custom workflows, the app can automate just about anything you’d want to do on the iPhone or iPad — along with actions you probably haven’t thought of before, like …

App Store

Latest Salesforce Product Lets Enterprises Roll Out Their Own App Stores

As companies develop more mobile apps, they need an organized way to distribute them and track usage. Salesforce announced a product today called AppExchange Store Builder that gives companies what they need: their very own AppExchange.<p>That’s right, Salesforce has packaged up the software they used …

Xiaomi's next-gen budget phone shows up with octa-core chip, larger screen

Xiaomi's sub-$130 budget line, the Redmi (previously known as Hongmi aka "Red Rice"), has been credited for accelerating the company's expansion into Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore, with nearby countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, and Thailand soon to be added to the list. While this is a recent …

MasterCard uses geolocation to make sure you are you

If someone steals your credit card, they’d probably have little trouble racking up a hefty bar tab or buying a new TV with the plastic. But …

Rise & Shine | Largest Learn Through Play Educational Fair For Preschoolers

8 Misconceptions of Chinese PreSchools in Singapore Debunked<p>"There’s no real advantage in sending my child to a Chinese preschool in Singapore.". "My …

DataWind’s $38 Tablet Is Turning the World Upside Down

Over the past couple years, DataWind has been up-ending the emerging tablet market with its budget Aakash and Ubislate tablets, which sell for as low as $38. At CES last week, we spoke to DataWind CEO Suneet Singh Tuli about the company’s recent expansion to the US, UK, and Canada and its plan to …

Au revoir NFC? Carrier Bouygues reportedly cools on contactless payments

France’s Bouygues Telecom has effectively abandoned its program for using mobile phones as contactless payment devices, according to a report in NFC …

How low can smartphones go? Xiaomi said to be looking to bring $50 smartphone to the market

With the high-end smartphone market becoming increasingly saturated, it seems as if manufacturers are beginning to turn their attention towards a market which arguably deserves the most attention. The low-end market has often been treated to an unfair show, with poor products and even worse user …

Mobile

Former Windows Leader Steven Sinofsky Presents 10 Mega Trends In Tech For 2014

Sinofsky is one of the smartest people in tech. He's currently working a partner with venture firm Andreessen Horowitz, and as an executive in residence at Harvard Business School.

Critical Linux vulnerability imperils users, even after “silent” fix

A month after critical bug was quietly fixed, "root" vulnerability persists.<p>For more than two years, the Linux operating system has contained a …