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Shakeout In The Cloud: Success Of Salesforce, Oracle, SAP And Workday Triggering SaaS Consolidation

<i>(Note: After an award-winning career in the media business covering the tech industry, Bob Evans was VP of Strategic Communications at SAP in 2011, and Chief Communications Officer at Oracle from 2012 to 2016. He now runs his own firm, Evans Strategic Communications LLC.)</i><p>CLOUD WARS — As four of the …

SaaS

How to avoid losing your mind to Alzheimer's or dementia. Hint: Start now, says Maria Shriver

The most disturbing thing I heard recently about the prevention of Alzheimer's disease and dementia was a comment made by Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California who founded the Women's Alzheimer's Movement after discovering the disease affects twice as many women as men.<p>It would seem, …

Declutter Your Kids Brain By Doing These 6 Things

When it comes to options, sometimes less is more.<p>Today's children have playrooms stacked to the ceiling with plastic, battery-operated toys of every size, shape, and color. These same kids can watch up to eight hours of TV per day, a number that would have shocked the parents of yesteryear.<p>Growing …

Top 10 Fastest Ways to Make Money Online

In contemporary world, everyone is interested in making money online, even if they are not interested to have it as a full time job. So you must be …

How to make $400,000 a year writing about what you love — according to someone who's doing it

After posting my blogging income report from last year (where I made $401,681 with my blogging side hustle), I've been getting a lot of reader questions about how much money can you actually make blogging? I think blogging is the perfect side hustle because you can do it in your own time, you can …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

This 25-year-old entrepreneur went from leaving school at 16 to running the 'Airbnb of retail'

LONDON — Ross Bailey wants to talk about department stores.<p>"If analysts walked around some of them I think they would be trading at less than 30% their net asset value," Bailey says, referencing the already bombed out US "mall" sector.<p>He whips out his phone and starts scrolling through pictures …

How This Founder Went From Zero to $100 Million by Thinking Like a Kid | Inc.com

What is it that enables entrepreneurs such as Elon Musk, Sheryl Sandberg and Richard Branson to persevere through seemingly insurmountable challenges that at first seem to exceed their limits? Make a list of people you admire and who have made a difference in the world. They could be living or …

Sheryl Sandberg

Experiments Show The Effects of a Fourth Spatial Dimension

Wow.<p>We're used to dealing with three physical dimensions and one extra dimension of time as we move through the Universe, but two teams of scientists …

Are You a Divergent Thinker? Take This Simple Paper Clip Test to Find Out | Inc.com

I love the word <i>metacognition</i>. It means to <i>think about thinking</i>, and it's a favorite topic of mine because it can really help motivate us, find success, or advance a cause. It's not navel-gazing, and it's not just being analytical. It's a process of understanding why we think, how we think, and what …

Creativity

4 Essential Innovation Skills That Anybody Can Master | Inc.com

I spent the majority of my adult life managing organizations and I always felt enormous pressure to innovate, but whenever I went looking for guidance, what I found was a confused jumble. Disruptive innovation, design thinking, open innovation, lean launchpads and on and on. Unlike marketing or …

The 10 Best Kids' Books That Came Out in 2017

There's no better way to spend time with your kids than by reading to or with them. Whether they're toddlers or preteens, raising children who …

How this new probiotic could seriously help the environment

It’s no secret that the environment is in trouble. Like, <i>big</i> trouble. The Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Act—California’s plan to drastically …

A Bad Hotel Stay (And $9.5 Million From Expedia) Led Him To Revolutionize Hospitality Tech

During a particularly crummy hotel stay four years ago, Justin Effron had a vision of how the customer experience in hospitality could be improved through the application of technology. To pursue this, Effron, who had no hospitality industry experience (he was working a finance gig at Citibank) …

Customer Experience

The Answer To Life, The Universe — And Everything? It's 63

Often, as we go through the world, the key is to ask the right question.<p>When it comes to figuring out the nature of physical reality, part of that process starts at the absolute edge of the observable universe — the cosmic horizon, a distant layer from which light has only just, in this very …

Universe

100 Trips Everyone Should Take In Their Lifetime, According to the World's Top Travel Experts

These unique vacation excursions are stunning. 😍<p>No matter how many countries you’ve been to, there’s always somewhere new to discover.<p>But with so …

New Salesforce And Google Partnership Shakes Up The Cloud Race

Marc Benioff and Salesforce are partnering with Google in one of cloud computing’s highest profile alliances yet — one that could send aftershocks through the business software market.<p>In a strategic partnership announced on Monday, Salesforce and Google revealed plans to integrate Google’s office …

Google Analytics

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Archaeology

Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

Mark Zuckerberg

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

This Is the Most Wished-For Airbnb in Portugal

Find out why so many people want to stay there<p>Visitors to this villa in the hills of northern Portugal get the best of both worlds with nearby …

A couple paid for two Teslas by sharing them on the Airbnb for cars — here’s how they did it

As Chad Hurin puts it, he's not a car guy. But he is a Tesla enthusiast.<p>Before buying his first Tesla — a Model S 60 — Hurin owned a 2008 Pontiac that he guesses is worth $2,000 at this point. It still sits in his driveway in San Diego, California, flanked by the $68,000 Model S and his wife's …

Manhattan Beach Residence

Bitcoin is the opposite of gold — and that's why you might want to stock up

Indeed, gold and bitcoin are the only two widely distributed, decentralized methods of exchanging value as currency. There is no central authority issuance like there is with U.S. dollars or any other fiat currency.<p>Likewise, neither bitcoin nor gold can just be "printed" at the push of a button by …

Fintech startup Revolut is signing up 40 new business customers every day

LONDON — Foreign exchange startup Revolut is expanding rapidly, signing up 16,000 companies to its business accounts in just four months.<p>CEO Nikolay Storonsky disclosed the figure during a presentation at the LendIt Europe conference in London on Tuesday. Storonsky said Revolut is signing up 40 to …

How to Eat Your Way Through NYC, According to an Expert

You can't go to New York and not eat, well, everything. From the Brooklyn-style slabs of 'za to the inventive plates at Michelin-starred restaurants, …

Got 10 minutes? You can do this workout.

We often get derailed in our exercise routines because we can't fit the perfect workout into our day. We think we must go to a gym, or a certain class, or use a particular technique. And we end up doing nothing at all. According to the annual State of Obesity report, "Eighty percent of American …

Workouts

12 Foods You Need to Stop Buying—and 17 You Should Eat More Of

The best and worst choices in every food group, according to registered …

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

10 amazing flooring materials that imitate real wood

Real wood flooring is wonderful but can be exceptionally expensive, which is why interior designers are seeing a huge rise in demand for imitation …