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This cryptocurrency startup with a 12-year-old CEO is trying to solve a common frustration among gamers

George Weiksner was 11 years old when he sat down to discuss dividing up the equity of his new startup with his co-founder, who also happened to be his father. George initially asked for an 80% stake in their cryptocurrency-based gaming platform Pocketful of Quarters, a proposal his father, …

Cryptocurrency

5 Open Source Libraries to Aid in Your Machine Learning Endeavors

Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it's becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Machine learning is changing the way we do things, and it’s becoming mainstream very quickly.<p>While many factors have contributed to this increase …

Machine Learning

NVIDIA Thinks Big Oil Is the Next Untapped Frontier for AI

A partnership between the chipmaker and big oil could yield a gusher.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming a big part of our everyday lives, even …

How Israel is becoming the world's top cyber superpower

Israel, or "Startup Nation" as some call it, has become a world leader in cyber security. And the nation's military is fueling its supremacy.<p>Although Israel makes no cars of its own, the world's top auto-security companies are all Israeli. The country also receives roughly one-fifth of the world's …

Cybersecurity

Here’s how I’m harvesting credit card data from your site

Of course, when I first wrote this code, back in 2015, it was of no use at all sitting on my computer. I needed to get it out into the world. Out into your site.<p>In some wise words from Google:<p>Looking back on these golden years, I can’t believe that people exert so much effort messing around with …

A Massachusetts company claims to be close to a solid-state battery

New Investments<p>According to <i>Axios,</i> technology giants like Samsung and Dyson have collectively invested $65 million in Massachusetts-based Ionic …

This Blockchain-Based Travel Ecosystem Has Been in the Works for 3 Years

The full Decentralized Travel Ecosystem is the ultimate goal for Hob Khadka.<p>A self-funded startup in San Jose, California has been quietly building a blockchain-based travel ecosystem for the past 3 years and is finally readying itself to launch. Its name is XcelTrip and it is branding itself as …

Blockchain

UiPath raising around $120M at $1B+ valuation for its ‘software robots’ for internal business tasks

The initial hype around bots — applications that run partly or entirely using natural language processing, machine learning, computer vision and other AI tech to help consumers ask and answer questions, buy things and get other stuff done — may have waned a bit, but a startup building the …

Machine Learning

Demand for AI talent exploding: Here are the 10 most in-demand jobs

Employer demand for AI-related roles has more than doubled over the past three years, according to Indeed.<p>Building a slide deck, pitch, or …

A 39-year-old who left college to found his first biotech company now manages $365 million of his own money — here's what he looks for when he invests

Christian Angermayer has spent about half his life as an investor.<p>Angermayer, 39, helped found a biotech company in 2000 that eventually became Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, quitting school to work on it. Today, the company has a market cap of about $12 billion. In December, it submitted its first drug, …

Biotechnology

This Software Works Just as Accurately as Your Lawyer--Only 200 Times Faster

Artificial intelligence startup LawGeex put its software up against a group of lawyers. The results were pretty eye-opening.<p>Watch out, attorneys. The bots are coming--and they're getting good at your job.<p>For some lawyers, contract review takes up a huge chunk of time and it can be extremely tedious.<p>…

Artificial Intelligence

A startup that wants to better understand the relationship our gut has to our brain just raised $66 million

A startup working to better understand the relationship our gut has with our brain has raised another $66 million.<p>New York-based Kallyope raised its series B round from new investors Two Sigma Ventures and Euclidean Capital. They were joined by Polaris Partners, Illumina Ventures, Lux Capital and …

Neuroscience

The Best Healthcare AI Stock on the Market Right Now

This stock covers healthcare AI from A to Z.<p>Artificial intelligence (AI), healthcare, and investing in stocks are three of my favorite topics. So …

A peek inside Alphabet’s investing universe

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>Chances are high you have heard of …

Venture Capital

E-waste recycler gets 15 month prison sentence for creating worthless backup discs

You may recognize the name Eric Lundgren. In 2017, he was all over the news for creating a $13,000 DIY electric car with a 380-plus mile range, easily besting a Tesla. Today he’s on his way to jail.<p>Lundgren has always been a tinkerer. His LA-based company specialized in managing e-waste from common …

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma Says You Don't Need to Know Much to Be Successful. But You Do Need This | Inc.com

Jack Ma is one of the most successful businessmen in the world. Despite very modest beginnings (he was an English teacher who reportedly earned only $12 a month teaching at university), Ma founded Alibaba, the Chinese e-commerce colossus, where he now serves as executive chairman.<p>So, what was the …

World Economic Forum

The Fastest Path to the CEO Job, According to a 10-Year Study

Some people’s careers take off, while others’ take longer — or even stall out.<p>Common wisdom says that the former attend elite MBA programs, land high-powered jobs right out of school at prestigious firms, and climb the ladder straight to the top, carefully avoiding risky moves. But our data shows a …

Leadership

The Internet Of Things (IOT) Will Be Massive In 2018: Here Are The 4 Predictions From IBM

With the number of connected devices set to top 11 billion – and that’s not including computers and phones – in 2018, Internet of Things will clearly continue to be a hot topic.<p>I had the chance to speak to Bret Greenstein, VP of IBM’s Watson IoT Consumer Business, who highlighted four key trends. …

This Study of 400,000 People Reveals the 1 Reason Employees Work Harder (and It's Not Pay or Benefits or Culture Decks) | Inc.com

Forget slogans and posters. Forget mission statements. Forget culture decks. A survey of over 400,000 people across the U.S. found that when employees believe promotions are managed effectively, they are more than <b>two</b> times as likely to give extra effort at work -- and to plan for having a long-term …

Employee Engagement

I'm a startup CEO — here are 8 lessons critical to success I've already started teaching my kids

How comfortable are you with the unknown? Scientists say that successful entrepreneurs have a strong tolerance for ambiguity. But most company founders also know that the opposite of success is failure. The stakes are high and losing hurts. And that is a good thing. If it did not hurt — we would …

Self-improvement

How to Use Blockchain: 10 Use Cases

Forward-thinking enterprises are investigating innovative uses for this distributed ledger technology.<p>1 of 11<p>Many experts predict that blockchain …

Blockchain

In 6 Words, Elon Musk Explained Why So Many People Are Afraid to Take Risks and Achieve Greatness | Inc.com

<i>This series examines the stories behind some of the best inspiring quotes of all time. Check out the full list: the best inspirational quotes for 2018.</i><p>The most powerful threat to greatness isn't evil. It's mediocrity.<p>Of all the colorful ways to articulate that truth, one of the best is what Elon …

Cold War

Cold Calling is Dead. Here's an Effective New Approach | Inc.com

Cold calling doesn't work because no one like to be on the receiving end. (and most likely, your sales reps hate it too). Are your sales reps cold calling hundreds of prospects a day without seeing much success? It's time to quit the old-school tactics.<p>Do you like being cold called? How often do …

eBooks

Forget Bitcoin: Here Are 12 Cryptocurrencies You Should Be Following

The search for "the next bitcoin" has begun.<p>With 2017 now in the books, we can officially look back and dub it the "year of the cryptocurrency." …

Cryptocurrency

Work Smarter, Not Harder: 10 Ways to Be More Effective at Work | Inc.com

Regardless of your job or industry, there aren't always enough hours in the day to get everything done. As a result, you constantly feel like you're always behind. And that's just not good for your productivity or your health.<p>So, what's the answer? Work more hours?<p>Not necessarily. As Bob Sullivan …

Time Management

The 5 Online Businesses That Anyone Can Start | Inc.com

<i>I want to start any kind of online business that generates a monthly cashflow. What's the correct way to start? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Noah Kagan, Chief Sumo at AppSumo, on</b> …

Small Business

Starting a Business? Here Are the Most and Least Profitable Industries.

Before you get into business, do some homework.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re thinking about starting a business, it’s important to understand exactly what you’re getting into. Today, one-third of startups fail within their first two years of business, …

Small Business

3 Reasons Why You Should Start A Business In This $400 Billion Industry That Most Entrepreneurs Ignore | Inc.com

Some say it's $400 billion. Other estimate it to be over $800 billion. To put it in perspective... this industry is 6 to 13 times larger than digital advertising. In fact, Google, Amazon, and Bing are fighting to see who's boss in this space.<p>I'm talking about the home services industry, which …

Entrepreneurship

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books