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The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Bitcoin

How To Land Your Dream Job Working For An Entrepreneur

You’re either one of those people who will change the world or you’re insane, and as a result you’ve decided you want to work for an entrepreneur. Perhaps the reason is because you want to be an entrepreneur yourself, but you want to observe an entrepreneur in action and learn from his or her …

8 Strategies for Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business

How can your company become more successful at placing customers in the center of the business? At Oracle we’ve been on a 10-year-long enterprisewide journey toward greater customer-centricity—and that has required a change in our culture to embrace a new kind of relationship with the organizations …

The World's Most Influential Business Thinkers 2013

<b>Clayton Christensen</b> is still the most influential business thinker in the world, according to Thinkers50, a just-released ranking put out every other year by the consulting team Crainer Dearlove.<p>Christensen, a professor at Harvard Business School and the author of business best-sellers including <i>The</i> …

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

10 Best Free WordPress Themes

Out of all the sites on the web, about 34 percent of them use a content management system (CMS). From those 34 percent, more than half use WordPress—58.5 percent to be exact. The ease of use and developer support has surged WordPress to the top of the industry. Other CMS like Joomla and Drupal have …

7 Email Etiquette Rules Every Professional Should Know

Smartphones allow us to send and receive messages from anywhere. It's convenient, and you aren't afraid that you might be interrupting someone by texting or calling them on the phone.<p>But it's this convenience that leads people to making embarrassing mistakes that may be detrimental in a …

Body Language

9 Leadership Traits To Look For In New Hires

From leading a company to hiring workers, you necessarily must know what you're good at and what, if anything, you need help with to properly meet your company's goals. I'd argue that your leadership-development efforts may be more valuable for achieving startup success than building business …

The Anatomy of A Great Resume

Looking to create an absolutely great resume? This infographic can help you understand what to include -and, just as importantly, what to leave off.

Infographics

Job Hunters: Here's How You Can Stand Out From The Pack

Though the economy is beginning to improve, many employers are overloaded with job applicants and extremely choosy about who they’ll hire. So if you want to land a position, you’ve got to find a way to stand out from the pack.<p>That’s especially true for anyone over 50, who often faces the added …

39 Motivational Quotes That Will Make You Want To Start A Business

• 44shares<p>Starting a business takes the decision, willingness, commitment and the determination to finally do it. Just do it. There has never been an …

The Brilliant Career Advice Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Gave Sheryl Sandberg

We have the full speech, along with a video here.<p>But we want to highlight one of the best things in the speech. It's smart advice for just about everyone.<p>Here is the full bit, but really it can boiled down to this: "Don't be an idiot." We've added our own emphasis where appropriate:<p>As the world …

Startup Lab workshop: Meetings that don't suck

30 Questions You Should And Shouldn't Ask In A Job Interview

A job interview is a two-way street. The employer asks questions to determine if the interviewee is an ideal fit for the job, and the smart candidate uses the interview to assess how she would fit in, if she would be able to do her best work there, and how well aligned her goals are with those of …

BlackBerry: The one time smartphone leader, its fall, and the comeback that never happened

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>Credit: RIM<p>The year was 1999. Just when it seemed everyone who needed one was wearing an alphanumeric pager on their belt, …

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review (global edition)

Three is the magic number. Three is lucky. Three's a crowd. Okay, ignore that last one, but the number 3 does also apply to the latest Galaxy Note, and we're curious to know which of those maxims might apply. What are the marquee features this time around? Well, there's the usual bevy of …

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started

It’s 2013, and there’s no way around it: you need to learn how to use GitHub.<p>Why? Because it’s a social network that has completely changed the way we work. Having started as a developer’s collaborative platform, GitHub is now the largest online storage space of collaborative works that exists in …

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …

Stephen Elop's Nokia contract reportedly rewarded him for Microsoft buyout

Finland is upset over changes found in Elop's contract<p><i>Helsingin Sanomat</i>, one of Finland's largest newspapers, is reporting that Nokia falsely claimed CEO Stephen Elop's contract was the same as his predecessor's. To the contrary, the report found that the contract was changed so Elop would receive …

The Top 100 Websites For Your Career

Last year we inaugurated our first-ever list of the best websites for your career. We took nominations from readers and combed through some 700 sites in order to compile our list of the top 75. This August we put out another call for nominations and got a flood of 2,000 comments, emails and tweets …

The Truth About Marissa Mayer: An Unauthorized Biography

On the morning of Thursday, July 12, 2012, Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, still believed he was going to be named permanent CEO of the company.<p>He had just one meeting to go.<p>That meeting was a board meeting, to be held that day in a room on the second floor of Yahoo's Sunnyvale, Calif., …

Kinect app that turns any surface into a 'touchscreen' debuts for $149

Microsoft launched a Kinect Accelerator program for startups last year, and the results are starting to be shown. Ubi Interactive worked closely with Microsoft to create a system that uses a projector in combination with a Kinect sensor to create a virtual touchscreen that can be cast onto any …

Tsvangirai Demands Fresh Election in October, Exposes Nikuv In Dossier

MDC-T spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora addressing journalists outside the Constitutional Court today<p>By Professor Matodzi<p>Harare, August 9, 2013 – …

Elections

Nikuv paid $10 million to rig polls: MDC

<b>HARARE -</b> Outgoing Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai has revealed astonishing claims that the Registrar General’s office paid controversial …

No Zim dollars yet, says Reserve Bank

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IBM Develops Programming Language Inspired By The Human Brain

Two years ago this month, IBM announced that it had developed a cognitive computer chip, inspired by human neural architecture. That chip was developed as part of the SyNAPSE project, which has a long term goal of building a computing system that can handle tasks that are relatively easy for human …

Here’s what connected cars will be doing by 2020

<i>Pavan Mathew is Global Head of Connected Car for Telefonica Digital.</i><p>Many of us dream of autonomous cars. Just imagine the relaxation of completely hands-free driving that is both seamless and safe, unlocking new time for us to work, talk, and learn while going from point A to point B. A recent …