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Good guy NASA just released over 1,200 patents to tech startups, free of charge

As the foremost aeronautics and space organization in the world, NASA has amassed an absolutely huge collection of patents over the years. These …

Startups

5 noteworthy trends happening in mobile apps

The app market continues to evolve as developers and users explore the possibilities of mobile technology. From business security concerns to developers news to consumer product highlights, these five trends could change tomorrow’s mobile app landscape.<p><b>App Security</b><p>In mid-September of 2014 at the …

Apps to download for your car

REUTERS/Desmond Boylan<p>We own cars way longer than we own cell phones, but that means most of our cars are desperately in need of an upgrade.<p>That's where these apps step in. From getting gas on-demand to knowing why your check engine light is on, the way we drive and approach owning a car is …

How lucid dreaming can improve your creativity while you sleep

Imagine falling asleep and being able to pick up writing tips from Hemingway, hit tennis balls with Serena Williams, or pitch your startup to Peter Thiel knowing you can carry these very skills and experiences into waking life.<p>Imagine being able to fly, relax on a beach, or even calm your anxiety …

The Internet Of Sound

Patrick Bergel Contributor<p>Patrick Bergel is a creative technologist and one of the founders of Chirp, a platform for sharing data with sound.<p>How do birds communicate? By singing. And now it’s the turn of the machines. A new crop of businesses are now creating what’s referred to as the Internet of …

Google Maps

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Online Education

60 awesome free tools to create a visual marketing campaign on a budget – Learn

<i>Creating a visual marketing campaign is not just about telling the story of your brand or product, but finding the right tools to do it.</i><p>The …

Infographics

7 Business Blogs That Are Better Than an MBA - Sweet Fish Media | A Podcast Agency for B2B Brands

Owning a small business is tough, but you don’t have to do it alone.<p>The greatness of the internet is that information is free and available to anyone …

Social media apps are tracking your location in shocking detail

Here's a look at three ways social media apps can be used to track your every move.<p>While it's pretty well known that Facebook's Messenger app uses location data, it's not so well known just how that location data can be used.<p>But thanks to a new Google Chrome extension called Marauder's Map we now …

17 Apps Every Modern Gentleman Should Have On His Phone

But now it's time to grow up.<p>Lucky for you, Business Insider is here to help you by turning your smartphone into an even more useful sidekick.<p>Covering everything from getting organized to buying liquor, we've put together a list of the 17 apps that every gentleman needs in 2014.

3 Things That Can Stall Innovation (And How To Overcome Them)

Everyone wants to innovate these days, but it wasn’t always that way. Google’s Ngram shows that, although the term was commonly used in the 19th century, it didn’t become popular in the 20th century until the early 1970’s. Before that, managers valued tradition over novelty.<p>Now, however, things …

5 Reasons Why an LLC is the Right Structure for Your Startup | Inc.com

Despite the lingering effects of the Great Recession, people are more optimistic about the general business climate in the country, even though much of the wealth being generated hasn't spread to the nation's poor or middle class. Despite that, over 27 percent of those polled think that economic …

15 Iphone Apps To Be Even Lazier in 2015

The new year is knocking. Time to break out your goals for self-improvement and… eh, forget it. For most of us, these things won’t live to see the Superbowl half-time show. This year, why not be honest with ourselves and embrace our ever-increasing laziness? Call it maximizing our efficiency, if it …

Estonia offers e-residency to foreigners

When Cathy Wang was stuck in Dubai without her Estonian ID card reader last summer, she tweeted a plea to expat Estonians in the Gulf city, in the hope of finding one she might be able to borrow.<p>In a sign of just how small and tight-knit the Estonian community is, the country’s tech-savvy president …

The 4 Cs Of Success On YouTube: From The Pioneers Of Viral Video For Business

<i>(1st article in my YouTube series – Ken)</i><p>Half a million dollars … that’s what it would cost you to hire business renegades The Harmon Brothers to craft a viral video for your company on YouTube.<p>They may be the best in the business, and they are willing to share the 4 multimillion-dollar principles …

The Basics of Branding

In a free market world where companies fight for market share and recognition, your brand can be your most valuable asset. It helps you stand out from competition, gives your company a clear sense of place and purpose and it’s an important element of customer loyalty.<p>There are millions of …

17 of The Best Tools to Get Your Content Its Largest Audience

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>When you’re creating useful, actionable, epic content, everyone deserves to see it.<p>So how do you get your hard work and effort seen by the largest audience possible?<p>We’ve considered that question often at Buffer, as we try to maximize our content so …

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous Brain Scan Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

One September day in 2008, <b>Leonard Shlain</b> found himself having trouble buttoning his shirt with his right hand. He was admitted into the emergency room, diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer, and given nine months to live. Shlain — a surgeon by training and a self-described “synthesizer by nature” …

How Google Harnesses The Entire Company To Stay Innovative

How does a company that’s predictably innovative stay that way?<p>Making headlines the other week, Google CEO Larry Page anointed Sundar Pichai as czar of Google’s vast product realm. The move frees up Page to focus on Google’s innovation engine, including energy, Nest, Calico, and Google X.<p>Page faces …

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

The Best Free Stock Image Resources on the Web

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Here on the Buffer blog, we think a lot about visual content.<p>We’ve shared our own study on the importance of images in Twitter posts for more social sharing. We’ve explored tools that help anyone create visual content.<p>But there’s one question we get …