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Ethereum researcher explains why sharding is the only true blockchain scaling solution

Binary District spoke exclusively with Vlad Zamfir, a researcher at the Ethereum Foundation; and Sergey Gorkov, chairman of the government-owned Russian development bank Vnesheconombank. Both discussed some of the most pertinent topics in Ethereum – scalability, lack of incentives for core …

Blockchain

How I Make a Full-Time Income in My Spare Time -- And How You Can, Too

Affiliate marketing is simple, but it's not easy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As a young man, I learned how to make money online, initially to pay off my mother’s debt. I’ve used these same skills to create a lifestyle that many dream about, flying 96 times just this …

Alibaba And JD.com Target Luxury Consumers For Singles' Day -- But Is It Wise For Brands To Join?

As China’s Singles’ Day shopping festival approaches, the country’s e-commerce giants aren’t just thinking about discounted clothes, food and beauty products anymore. Alibaba and JD.com are now trying to establish themselves as leaders in the world’s luxury goods market.<p>Alibaba.com, which started …

How To Brand Yourself For Higher-Level Jobs

Dear Liz,<p>I’ve worked for years in broadcasting and held some high-level positions, but when that industry began struggling I took an Office Manager job to make ends meet. It’s not a bad job, but I can do a lot more. The company doesn’t ask a lot of me and the job is boring.<p><i>Watch on Forbes:</i><p>I need to …

What The Heck Is A Strategy Anyway?

The biggest problem with the way organizations think about strategy is they confuse strategy with plans. They aren’t the same thing. Strategic planning is an oxymoron. It is also the reason why strategic planning often misses the mark and why I always work extra closely with prospective clients to …

Management

World's Largest Laser Could Solve Our Energy Problems

You’re probably familiar with lasers and you might even have a laser pointer lying around at home which fits nicely in your hands. But now, imagine a laser that is the size of three (American) football pitches. Pretty hard to imagine, right? This huge laser does exist though. It lives in the …

Physics

How A Two-Person Montana Company Ended Up With The Biggest Energy Contract In Puerto Rico

With ties to the Interior Department secretary and a Trump donor, is it a swampy deal — or innovation at work?<p><b>Ten miles south</b> of Whitefish, Montana, a paved road turns into gravel, before turning into forest. On one side, there’s a small horse farm. On the other, signs read “Private Property” and …

Ask the CMO: Xerox's Toni Clayton-Hine On Marketing As The Driver Of Brand Reinvention

We are in a period of transformation we haven’t seen since the days of the Industrial Revolution. Once untouchable market incumbents have fallen. Small and agile start-ups have come out of nowhere to reimagine industries. Digital has gone from a mere channel to a necessary and vital component of …

Ikea, Lego, and Volvo Just Identified 4 Radical Ways to Hack Management | Inc.com

We've heard a lot about the business practices of the tried and true American innovators like Apple, Google, and Facebook. But there's also a lot of innovation happening outside of Silicon Valley, let alone the U.S. And we can learn from it all.<p>So where do you look?<p>Some of the most progressive …

World Happiness Report

Apple SVP Bruce Sewell interview details clash with Qualcomm over iPhone patent royalties

A new report from Bloomberg goes into detail about how relations between Apple and Qualcomm soured so quickly, after years of collaboration, featuring quotes from Qualcomm executives and excerpts from a new interview with Apple SVP Bruce Sewell.<p>Sewell points out that the Qualcomm modem inside an …

Tim Cook

Here's what quantum computing is and why it matters

Researchers for IBM, Google, Intel, and others are in a fantastic scientific arms race to build a commercially viable quantum computer. They already exist in laboratories, and we’re only a few years away from the beginning of what may turn out to be an entire shift in how we think about computing.<p>A …

Quantum Computing

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Google Just Gave Every Startup a Huge Gift With 1 Amazing, Free Website | Inc.com

Starting a startup isn't easy. Most startup founders struggle with juggling the myriad of success factors required to get things off the ground. Many new ventures fail.<p>It all just got a lot easier thanks to Startup with Google.<p>With one fell swoop, Google just provided proven tools, best practices, …

Startups

How Starbucks, Apple and More Make Content Work For Them | Inc.com

Long gone are the days when consumers waited patiently for advertising to reach them. The modern consumer seeks out information with the verve of an academic, and the instinct of an apex predator.<p>One of the most successful ways to appeal to this new kind of consumer is content marketing. In content …

Marketing

5 Online Business Courses That Will Make You Much Smarter (for Free) | Inc.com

Thanks to technology, learners in every corner of the globe can now study nearly any subject online, often for free or next to free. But such bounty can sometimes be overwhelming. With so many offerings, which classes really benefit students the most?<p>Class Central aims to clear up some of the …

Learning

The Single Best Way to Increase Your Brand's Reach | Inc.com

Influencer marketing can be used to achieve a number of organizational goals. You can use it to raise brand and product awareness, you can use it to build better relationships with your target audience, and you can use it to drive more sales. And one of the most effective uses of influencer …

Public Relations

33 Places to dine at in New York City for your first visit

33 Places A Southerner Should Dine at in NYC<p>Say goodbye to sweet tea, but hello to the wonders of New York City.<p>August 28, 2017<p>New York City is a …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Just Offered a Master Class in Attracting Millennials (in 2 Words) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>Millennials are people, too.<p>Some find this hard to remember, as the slightly younger, occasionally more bearded crowd are smeared with a group name that makes them sound other-worldly.<p>And not in a …

Jeff Bezos

6 Social Media Trends to Prepare for in 2018 | Inc.com

When it comes to reaching audiences, effectively distributing your content, and building a following around your brand, social media offers a wealth of possibilities. It's where your audiences already live and engage with content, which makes it a convenient platform for brands. Its built-in …

Social Media

The 15 best business books of all time

We've gone through our existing "best-of" lists and others to determine which business histories and management and investing guides have been most critically acclaimed.<p>We stayed away from academic books and biographies, and by limiting ourselves to just 15 titles, the final list is not …

Smart code helps your phone browse the web twice as quickly

Many attempts at improving the speed of mobile web browsing involve some obvious sacrifices: Google's Accelerated Mobile Pages alter how you view the pages, while proxies introduce the risk of someone intercepting your sensitive data. Researchers have found a way to boost performance without those …

University of Michigan

Y Combinator takes machine intelligence startups to school and learns a thing or two

Machine intelligence startups are the black sheep of the startup world. The new kids on the block are challenging investors to do their technical homework and differentiate themselves in intentional ways. Y Combinator joined a growing list of investors offering exclusive services to these companies …

Snap Targets Small Businesses in Latest Ad Strategy | Inc.com

• <b>Snapchat is offering discounts and incentives to help brands recut their videos into the vertical format.</b>• <b><br>The incentives appear to be targeted at small brands and businesses, which in addition to having smaller media budgets, generally have proportionally smaller production budgets as well.</b><p>Snap is …

The Defenders Could Punch Better if They Learned Some Physics

I haven't seen <i>The Defenders</i> yet, but it's high on my list of things to watch. I am super excited about it, and why not? It brings Luke Cage, Iron …

Physics

The New York Times Takes On Headwinds of 'Free' and 'Fake News' to Shift Its Brand Ahead

How do you compete with “free?” This is not a trick question. It is, however, a tricky question, especially for brands in the media business.<p>It’s a question I had the opportunity to discuss with David Rubin, senior vice president and head of audience and brand at The New York Times. We explored how …

Blockchain Is Now Aiming to Disrupt Social Networks in a Major Way | Inc.com

Recent news of Bitcoin going over $4,300 has a lot of people talking. Blockchain disruption has seen a major shift this year in the eyes of the mainstream, from a weird basement project to something that they literally can't take their hands (and wallets) off of. People from all walks of life are …

Blockchain

Microsoft and Intel want Bitcoin tech in your workplace

Blockchain is practically tailor-made for business, and not just because it's a cornerstone of Bitcoin. Its decentralized, speedy approach to secure transactions is more convenient for tracking cargo around the world or providing digital IDs to those who'd otherwise have nothing. And Microsoft …

What in the world is growth hacking—and why you should learn to do it

Any young company claiming to be the next Apple or Amazon has its work cut out for it. But even those mega-giants of the tech world began in …

Marketing

US Scientists Edit a Human Embryo—But Superbabies Won’t Come Easy

Last week, when a British reporter broke the news that American scientists had used Crispr to edit the first human embryos on US soil, he wasted no …

Genetics