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Warren Buffett says these are the 6 most important things you should do with your money

Do you want to be smarter with your money and better at building wealth next year than you were this year? There's no one better to turn to for advice than Warren Buffett. The Oracle of Omaha has built his own personal fortune to more than $72 billion, making him the third richest person in the …

Personal Finance

AI and Finance: No Room for Philosophy

The Cambridge Handbook of Artificial Intelligence (AI) defines AI as a cross-disciplinary approach to understanding, modelling and creating …

Artificial Intelligence

Cuvva, The U.K. Hourly Car Insurance App, Picks Up Investment

Cuvva, a burgeoning startup based in Scotland, is solving a problem that I didn’t know existed: the need to insure a car for as little as an hour.<p>Sure, one day or temporary car insurance has been around for yonks, but the Edinburgh-headquartered company think it’s spotted a gap in the market by …

3 Time-Management Tips From a Google Exec | Inc.com

If it seems like there aren't enough hours in the work day, the solution might be as simple as changing how you think about time.<p>In an email to his team, Jeremiah Dillon, head of product marketing at Google Apps for Work, offered several tips to make the most of your work day. His theory: A smarter …

Time Management

The FBI is investigating Juniper's big, embarrassing security hole

On Thursday, Juniper disclosed the problem, which affected its NetScreen firewalls. Firewalls are security devices that are supposed to help protect networks from being hacked.<p>Now the FBI is investigating the breach to see if it let hackers working for foreign governments spy on the US government …

The Hidden Social Security Benefit You Probably Didn’t Expect

It turns out that Social Security's benefits aren't limited to your financial well-being.<p>We all know Social Security is a key component to a …

3 Tax Deductions That Could Lead to an Audit

These write-offs raise the biggest red flags.<p>Getting audited is many taxpayers’ worst nightmare, but that shouldn’t stop you from taking advantage of …

Should You Get a Real Estate License to Invest?

An early question many people have if they're getting serious about actively investing in real estate is whether to get a real estate license or not. After all, if you're out there buying and selling homes, it can be great to save the commissions and increase your income on every deal. Especially …

Why IBM spent billions buying technology it already had access to

After securing the initial partnership, IBM's Inhi Suh, VP and GM of Big Data, Integration, & Governance, realized that the Weather Company was working on some mind-blowing technology, she told Business Insider.<p>She realized that marrying that tech with IBM's own super smart computer Watson, which …

B2B

Why I quit Google to become a startup founder

I was one of the lucky ones, chosen to work at Google for more than five years.<p>I was grateful for my time there and for the technical skills I gained along the way.<p>However, at the end of the day, despite the perks and the prestige, it wasn't enough for me.<p>You see, there are three valuable …

The kernel of the argument

Published on November 5, 2015<p>It took years for the Internet to reach its first 100 computers. Today, 100 new ones join each second. And running deep within the silicon souls of most of these machines is the work of a technical wizard of remarkable power, a man described as a genius and a bully, a …

Computer Science

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Eight personal finance classics every saver must read

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but when it comes to learning about finances, these books are priceless. Here is a list of eight financial …

Investing

Intel and Oracle setup a secret team to take on cloud computing, IBM

The two companies have been partners for decades but now, they have a new common competitor: IBM.<p>This now that IBM has sold its Intel-based computer server business to Lenovo and is now concentrating on selling only the more expensive, higher-margin computer servers that use its own Power chip.<p>So a …

Oracle

Steve Jobs' reaction to this insult shows why he was such a great CEO

On stage at Apple's World Wide Developers Conference, Jobs was holding a rare Q&A with developers when one audience member stood up and lobbed an insult at Jobs.<p>"Mr. Jobs, you're a bright and influential man," he starts out with a flat tone. The audience laughs in the pause.<p>"Here it comes," Job …

WWDC

$50 TRILLION IN DEBT: This is what the '3rd wave' of the 2008 financial crisis looks like

It became a bit of a symbol of the economic and financial turmoil in China and much of the rest of the developing world: Growth has slowed, but debt is sloshing around like never before.<p>Goldman Sachs recently published a piece of research that boldly described events in the world's emerging …

Emerging Markets

Intel says may invest up to $5.5 billion in China memory chip plant | Reuters

(Reuters) - Intel Corp said it may invest up to $5.5 billion in manufacturing semiconductors in China, stepping up efforts to improve ties with Beijing as it seeks new revenue streams while demand for its core computer processing chips falters.<p>Shadows are cast near the Intel logo at the 2015 …

IT

Intel Develops Linux 'Software GPU' That's ~29-51x Faster

An anonymous reader writes: <i>Intel is open-sourcing their work on creating a high-performance graphics software rasterizer that originally was</i> …

A major investment bank just broke down the world's astonishing, warped distribution of wealth

The distribution of global wealth is getting more unequal every year, according to a huge study by Credit Suisse.<p>The bank has compiled statistics to show that just 0.7% of the world's adult population owns almost half of the world's wealth, while the bottom 71% have less than $10,000 (£6,500) …

怎样才能成为前1%的土豪?

本文是Quora上关于How Can One Become Part of the 1%?问题的高票回答<p>(译者注:这位仁兄在80年代从中国来到美国,三十多年间经历三次大起大落,本文是他的自述,在Quora上获得了14万次浏览和无数好评。希望大家能够从中获得经验教训。)<p>到今天为止,我做到了三次。但这件事没有捷径,除非你能中彩票,否则我也给不了你挣钱的速成方法。<p>我在80年代中期随父母离开中国大陆来到美国,那时根本没人在意中国。就算是在西雅图这里的华人群体中,我们也被看做是第三等公民,排在ABC甚至是台湾人后面。我们家没有任何技术背景、财产或是人脉,我们唯一能做的就是体力活。我的父母在国内原本是大学 …

【台灣工程師的矽谷故事】自己的薪水自己救:跟新創公司談待遇的三大心法 | TechOrange

效忠一家公司超過兩年,還不跳槽你就虧大了

美國有個最糟糕的秘密,在同一家公司年資兩年以上的員工,平均年薪都會較低。在同一家公司待兩年的人,一輩子的薪水平均會少 50%。<p>50 % 已經是最保守估計的數字。減少 50% 代表著您一生只工作十年。您工作的時間越長,一生薪水的差異會更劇烈。為什麼會這樣子呢?原因有上百萬個,但讓我們先聚焦在可以控制的 …

My brightest years running a startup were the darkest ones for my family

My wife and I both worked at startups and were committed to our careers; we expected that we would both pursue our careers and raise our first child at the same time. To facilitate that, we found an amazing, energetic, full-time nanny. In fact, my wife went back to work just two weeks after our …

The World's First Light-Based, Permanent Data-Storing Memory Chip

Today’s computers are held back by the relatively slow transmission of electronic data between the processor and the memory. Simply bridging the …

Nanotech

California Just Saw Its First Monthly Increase In Real Estate Agent Licenses Since 2007

Way back in 2005, I posted a graph of the Real Estate Agent Boom. Here is another update to the long term graph of the number of real estate licensees in California through August 2013.<p>The number of agents peaked at the end of 2007 (housing activity peaked in 2005, and prices in 2006).<p>The number of …

Real Estate

America's most expensive rental markets

California's real estate market is on fire, leaving residents with expensive housing options. Incomes are high in the the San Jose metro area, but it's also home to the highest median rent in the country.

Real Estate

Intel Corporation

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