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How Ashley Madison Hid Its Fembot Con From Users and Investigators

The developers at Ashley Madison created their first artificial woman sometime in early 2002. Her nickname was Sensuous Kitten, and she is listed as …

5 Ways to Inspire Your Team Even If You Can't Afford Fancy Perks

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It can feel like companies with deep pockets have an insurmountable advantage over smaller organizations when it comes to attracting and motivating employees, but experts will tell you employees don’t need luxuries to thrive at work.<p>“What …

Employee Engagement

My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and Twitter

<b>Kim Scott</b> had one thing to do that day. She was going to price her product. It was the year 2000, she was the founder and CEO of Juice Software, and …

Leadership

Here's What Happened to Baseball's Best Pitcher

In the fall of 1967, in the middle of a tight pennant race with the Boston Red Sox, the Detroit Tigers’ 23-year-old flamethrower Denny McLain, a …

Baseball

Inside the failure of Google+, a very expensive attempt to unseat Facebook

Create a social network or risk everything.<p>That was the original pitch for Google's Facebook rival, Google+, a refrain hammered over and over by the …

Silicon Valley’s Top 10 Tech Trends 2015

Churchill Club’ s annual event featured a Panel of venture capitalists making forecasts on “emerging, <b>non-obvious</b> technology trends with the potential …

How Geography Shaped Societies, From Neanderthals to iPhones

The very concept of the Anthropocene suggests that humans are actively shaping the planet in ways that will resonate through geologic time. But how …

Business Development

Treaty of Tordesillas

The <b>Treaty of Tordesillas</b> (Portuguese: <i>Tratado de Tordesilhas</i> [tɾɐˈtaðu ðɨ tuɾðɨˈziʎɐʃ],[3] Spanish: <i>Tratado de Tordesillas</i> [tɾaˈtaðo ðe toɾðeˈsiʎas]), …

Why I’m Doubling Down On Israel

No one has a crystal ball that tells the future. But once in awhile, we all see something that changes our perspective. And if we actually act on …

Economics
Economics

Women's World Cup final match report

USA thrash Japan 5-2 in Vancouver Carli Lloyd scores three as USA race into 4-0 lead inside 16 minutes Read Tom Lutz’s minute-by-minute report Photos: exuberant Women’s World Cup fans in Vancouver<p>Carli Lloyd’s fiance Brian wanted to come to Vancouver to see her play in the Women’s World Cup final. …

Minute by Minute

Margaret Thatcher Was Freakishly Correct About Why The Euro Would Be Such A Big Disaster

Margaret Thatcher was an incredibly polarizing figure, but everyone should be able to agree that she was absolutely spot on about why the Euro would be such a disaster.<p>As Peter Oborne reported in the Telegraph In 2010, Thatcher's two autobiographies, "The Downing Street Years" (1993) and "The Path …

Downing Street

Dune, 50 years on: how a science fiction novel changed the world

In 1959, if you were walking the sand dunes near Florence, Oregon, you might have encountered a burly, bearded extrovert, striding about in Ray-Ban Aviators and practical army surplus clothing. Frank Herbert, a freelance writer with a feeling for ecology, was researching a magazine story about a US …

Science Fiction

Listen To All Five U.S. Goals As Called By Telemundo's Andrés Cantor

While Fox’s J.P. Dellacamera did an adequate job calling today’s Women’s World Cup final, an even more legendary soccer broadcaster called the match …

Sports Media

Nobody Cares – Andreessen Horowitz

“Just win baby.”<br>—Al Davis<p><i><br>This post is dedicated to the late Al Davis. Rest in peace.</i><p>Back in the bad old days when I was running Loudcloud, I thought …

Fuck Yes or No

Think about this for a moment: Why would you ever choose to be with someone who is not excited to be with you?<p>There’s a grey area in dating many …

A French Soldier's View of US Soldiers in Afghanistan

What follows is an account from a French ISAF soldier that was stationed with American Warfighters in Afghanistan sometime in the past 6 years. This …

Where Are They Now? … 13 Big Startups That Haven’t Raised Since 2013

These companies are all valued at $100M or more, and together are worth more than $9B.<p>In April, Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield said, “this is the best …

Why it's okay to break the rules at work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Time I

Estudio "Millennials Roundup 2014" by eMarketer

Como bien lo dice el título, es un estudio que hace eMarketer para conocer hábitos, comportamiento y consumo de medios digitales del segmento mejor definido como "millennial". Esta es su versión 2014.

4 Poses, 4 Minutes, and Your Hips and Back Will Thank You

• Popsugar<br>• Health & Fitness<br>• Lower Back Pain<p>Shares<p>If you have the ever-popular office job that involves sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, it can …

Yoga

Face++, Whose Facial Recognition Tech Is Used By Alibaba, Raises $25M

Face++, a Chinese startup that makes facial recognition technology used by Alibaba’s financial unit, has secured an additional $25 million for its series B round.<p>Along with capital raised in November, this brings the company’s total series B to $47 million. A Face++ representative tells TechCrunch …

Administrative Law