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VC-backed CloudBees buys Electric Cloud

CloudBees has acquired Electric Cloud, a provider of continuous delivery and application release automation solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. CloudBees is backed by Matrix Partners, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Verizon Ventures, Delta-v Capital, Golub Capital and Unusual Ventures. PRESS RELEASE SAN FRANCISCO & SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CLOUDBEES DAYS–CloudBees, the enterprise DevOps leader powering the continuous economy, today announced the acquisition of Electric Cloud, a ma...
Tags: M&A, Tech, ARA, CD, CDF, CI, SDM, ARO


How social learning made us hugely successful as a species

What distinguishes humans is social learning — and teaching. Crucial to learning and teaching is the value of free expression. And we need political leaders who support environments of social peace and cooperation. Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society by now at amazone --> List Price: $30.00 New From: $14.00 in Stock Used From: $12.19 in Stock ...
Tags: Teaching, Evolution, Society, Relationships, Politics, Nicholas christakis, Learning


New fossils suggest human ancestors evolved in Europe, not Africa

The jaw bones of an 8-million-year-old ape were discovered at Nikiti, Greece, in the '90s. Researchers speculate it could be a previously unknown species and one of humanity's earliest evolutionary ancestors. These fossils may change how we view the evolution of our species. None Homo sapiens have been on earth for 200,000 years — give or take a few ten-thousand-year stretches. Much of that time is shrouded in the fog of prehistory. What we do know has been pieced together by deciphering the fos...
Tags: Evolution, Apes, Genetics, Nature, Primates, History, Dna, Africa, Europe, Biology


What physicians should know about investing in real estate

As someone who can’t stop talking about passive income investments, I inevitably end up having a lot of conversations about investing in real estate. I’ve heard countless stories of how real estate investing has helped people achieve their goals, but from those who don’t invest, I often hear this objection commonly voiced, “I don’t want to be called […] Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Finance, Practice Management


ProcessOut improves payment data visualization

ProcessOut has grown quite a lot since I first covered the startup. The company now has a ton of small and big clients, from Glovo to Vente-Privée and Dashlane. The company has become an expert on payment providers and payment analytics. The core of the product remains the same. Clients sign up to get an overview on the performance of their payment systems. After setting up ProcessOut Telescope, you can monitor payments with expensive fees, failed payments and disappointing payment service pr...
Tags: Europe, Startups, France Newsletter, ProcessOut


A Serial Entrepreneur’s Time Management Tips

by Cody McLain, founder of SupportNinja and author of “From Foster Care to Millionaire: A Young Entrepreneur’s Story of Tragedy and Triumph” So, you want to improve your time management skills? That’s great! Fortunately for you, it’s not that complicated. Here are some of the most effective time management tips, tools, and techniques that you can use when faced with many of life’s challenges — big or small. Audit your own time with apps. Quit second-guessing your window for availability...
Tags: Thinking Aloud, Cody McLain, Managing Time, Personal Productivity, Time Management


Did The Simpsons Predicts Pantone’s Color of the Year?

The Pantone Color of the Year is a calendar event that every designer keeps an eye on. Starting in 2000, the Color of the Year is as straightforward as it sounds. However, are there more nefarious forces at play? The team at Aspire Doors noticed something that may have just blown Pantone’s cover wide open. Kind of… Before we get into their discovery, let’s discuss the Pantone Color of the Year and its significance… What is the Pantone Color of the Year? Pantone was founded in 1962 for the pur...
Tags: PRIMARY-CHANNELS, CHANNEL-DIGITAL-ART, Color Theory, ColorSchemer Touch, OTHER-DIGITAL-ART, Trends


Beginners’ Guide To Search Engine Advertising

Search engine advertising is more than just a buzzword. It’s a powerful way to drive traffic to your business. However, there’s a bit of a learning curve that keeps many businesses away from this area of online advertising. What exactly is Search Engine Advertising? Also commonly referred to as paid search, this is how websites get their ads to appear on the search engine results pages (SERPs). Any time you search for something online, you’re engaging with search engine advertising. It’s a high...
Tags: Others, Online Advertising, Online marketing, Paid Search, Search Engine Advertising


After You Work for a Genius, Can You Go Off On Your Own?

Marilyn Van Alstyne (pictured) left working for P. Diddy and started her own business, EMVE Management.  Here's how her thinking went.“After realizing that I worked alongside Puff for 20 years, I started to think to myself, if I worked for a genius and he has built all of this, what can I build on my own?” After long days of self-reflection, Van Alstyne did what millions of people yearn to find the courage to do: She quit her job.Keep in mind that Marilyn started working for P. Diddy as an inte...
Tags: Bad Boy, Combs Enterprises, Dream Internship, EMVE Management, Go Off On Your Own, Marilyn Van Alstyne, P. Diddy, Puff, Quit Her Job, Start Your Own Business, Work For A Genius, Laurel Delaney


Celebrating marijuana and its taxes on 420 Day

420 Day celebrant photo by GoToVan via Flickr Happy 420 Day, when marijuana smokers commemorate cannabis. It's not surprising that the origins of this unofficial holiday to celebrate weed are fuzzy. Some say it's based on the California police or penal code number 420 that designates marijuana smoking. Not true. Another theory is that there are 420 active chemicals in marijuana. That count must have been made after a few tokes over the line. There are more than 500 active ingredients in m...
Tags: Law, Politics, Pop Culture, Sales tax, Shout Out, State/Local, Taxes, 4/20, 420 Day, April 20, Colorado, Marijuana Day, Medical Marijuana, National 420 Day, Pot Day, Recreational Pot Use


Imandra, Innovapptive, Nesh, Kroger Delivery Robots & More TX Tech

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—Austin-based LiveOak Venture Partners is one of three organizations that led a $5 million investment in Imandra, an artificial intelligence startup based in London, according to a press release. With the funding, Imandra says it will open a US headquarters in the Texas state capital. Other investors were AlbionVC and IQ Capital, based in London and Cambridge, England, respectively. The four-year-old startup makes AI software with tools to...
Tags: National blog main, Texas, Texas blog main, Texas top stories, AI, AlbionVC, Amplo, Analytics, Aparthotel, Aristos Ventures, Artificial Intelligence, Austin, Autonomous Vehicles, Big Data, Blake Rosenthal, Cambridge


From lab-grown meat to fermented fungus, here’s what corporate food VCs are serving up

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor A record $2.5B went to US insurance startup deals last year, and big insurers are in all the way Space tech rockets higher In a foodie’s ideal world, we’d all eat healthy, minimally processed cuisine sourced from artisanal farmers, bakers and chefs. In the real world, however, most of us derive the lion’s share of calories from edibles supplied by a handful of giant food conglomerat...
Tags: Column, Food, Startups, TC, Venture Capital, Acre Venture Partners, Cultured meat, Eighteen94 Capital, Food Tech, Ginkgo Bioworks, Meat, Memphis Meats, Spoiler Alert, Synthetic Biology


The 20 best smartphones in the world

What's the best smartphone? This list focuses primarily on high-end flagship devices, but the best flagship smartphones don't have to be the most expensive. Value plays a huge role in this list, and there's a mid-range device here that's well worth considering for more budget-minded buyers. In fact, the top three phones in this list aren't the top flagship models everyone expects from Apple or Samsung. It would be much easier to rank these smartphones based purely on specs and the number of f...


Federal investigators could go after Mark Zuckerberg personally in a legal escalation after massive privacy scandals

Mark Zuckerberg could be held directly responsible by the Federal Trade Commission for any Facebook privacy failings in an ongoing investigation of the social network, The Washington Post reports. The FTC's investigation is the result of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, which revealed the Facebook user data of millions of people was improperly handled by third-party services. If Zuckerberg is targeted in the investigation, it would represent a significant increase in federal scrutiny for the ...
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I drove a $42,000 VW Golf R to see if the hatchback is worth the price — here's the verdict

The VW Golf R is a performance hatchback that adds premium touches and tech to the VW Golf GTI. The Golf R is a bit expensive, but it's a versatile vehicle that's bliss to drive. The best part is that a driver can access all the power the Golf R's 288-horsepower engine puts out. This is an ideal daily commuter for a grownup who still wants to enjoy the occasional track day or just likes to carve up winding roads. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The 2018 Volkswagen Golf R m...


What everyone gets wrong about this famous Steve Jobs quote, according to Lyft's design boss

Katie Dill, Lyft's vice president of design, was recently named one of the 10 people transforming the world of consumer technology. Dill explained her approach to design in an interview with Business Insider. When asked about one of Steve Jobs' most famous quotes, she gave an interesting answer. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Apple cofounder Steve Jobs has a lot of famous quotes. One of them is a counter to the popular phrase, "The customer is always right." Here's the full quote...


TNW2019 Daily: The latest conference news

In the blink of an eye, it’s suddenly Friday again. The countdown to TNW Conference is going by in a flash! With only 20 days to go, let’s review this week’s TNW2019 highlights. Here’s what you might’ve missed You can now sign up for the House of Talent to find your next career challenge during TNW Conference. Apply now for 1-on-1 meetings with the biggest digital brands, including Nike and PwC We surpassed 350 confirmed speakers! Check out the official schedule to see what they’ll talk about, a...
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10 smartphone habits that are getting in the way of your success

The smartphone has given us instantaneous connection and access to limitless information, while helping keep our lives in order. However, spending too much time on social media, constantly receiving notifications, and sleeping near your smartphone could be hurting your productivity more than you think. Here are 10 smartphone habits that are ruining your productivity, according to experts. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Being on your phone at work, once the sign of a bad employe...


It’s the worst time to buy a PlayStation 4

Sony's PlayStation 4 is one of the most popular game consoles ever made, with nearly 100 million units sold since launch in 2013. But if you haven't already bought one, there's at least one very good reason to wait for the PlayStation 5: It's going to run PlayStation 4 games as well. And the next PlayStation is coming soon — it's expected to launch in 2020. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. With somewhere around 7 billion people on the planet, there's still a decent chance you're pa...


Juncker: EU cannot keep extending Brexit deadline for UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is warning Britain that the country’s departure from the European Union cannot be put off “indefinitely.” Britain was originally scheduled to leave the EU on March 29 but that date has been delayed twice, first to April 12 and now to Oct. 31, because the U.K. Parliament […]
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The 8 most important details we already know about PlayStation 5, Sony's next-generation video game console

Sony's next PlayStation console is deep into production, and is expected to arrive in 2020. The first details about the new console were revealed in an interview with Wired on Tuesday. As expected, the next PlayStation is promised to be more powerful than the existing PlayStation — but we also learned a lot more. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Who's ready for the PlayStation 5? At the very least, Sony clearly is — the company detailed the successor to the PlayStation 4 in an inte...


Upcoming Training Workshop Teaches You to Better Listen to Your Customers

The ability to listen to your customers more effectively has introduced new challenges and opportunities. Because of digital technology, your customers can let you know how they feel on your website, social media channel, blog, and other outlets. Applied Marketing Science (AMS) is holding a training workshop titled, “Listening to the Voice of the Customer” to teach you how to listen and use the information for better engagement. According to AMS, the course will present the Voice of the Custome...
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Amazon demands selfies from delivery drivers to combat fraud (AMZN)

Amazon is requiring delivery drivers to snap selfies to verify their identities. The selfies are meant to protect drivers from unauthorized usage of their Amazon Flex accounts, an Amazon spokeswoman said. The photos could prevent people — some of whom may not have undergone background checks or be authorized to work for Amazon — from delivering packages under accounts that don't belong to them. Amazon recently asked drivers to consent to the collection and storage of their biometric data.  Am...


Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine is considering book-themed subscription boxes

Reese Witherspoon’s media company Hello Sunshine already has its hands in movies, television, Apple TV+ shows, podcasts, Audible originals, books and more. Now it’s weighing an entry into the subscription box business to further capitalize on its brand and its appeal to women. The subscription boxes under consideration would operate out of Reese’s Book Club — the curated selection of book recommendations whose focus is on titles with strong female leads. The club, which some believe may one day ...
Tags: eCommerce, E-commerce, Hello Sunshine, Media, Reese Witherspoon, Subscription Services


Your vote matters — help decide the future of education innovation

Upvote/downvote each of the videos below! As you vote, keep in mind that we are looking for a winner with the most engaging social venture pitch - an idea you would want to invest in. Lumina Foundation and Big Think have partnered to bring this entrepreneurial competition to life, and we hope you'll participate! We have narrowed down the competition to four finalists and will be announcing an audience's choice award and a judges' choice award in May. The creator of the winning video — chosen...


Why Lil Dicky made this star-studded Earth Day music video

Lil Dicky is a rapper and comedian who released his debut album in 2015.His new music video, "Earth," features artists such as Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Ed Sheehan, Kevin Hart, and Leonardo DiCaprio.All proceeds of the music video will go to environmental causes, Dicky said. None Lil Dicky dropped a new Earth Day-themed music video today that's being called the "We Are the World" of the digital era, and it features about 30 of the biggest names in entertainment. But don't expect to see those...
Tags: Environment, World cultures, Climate change


In the News: Study Says Remote Workers Feel More Left Out Than They Would in the Office

If you have virtual employees or even people who work remotely just some of the time, you’ll want to hear this. A new survey of those people this week revealed many of them feel left out of the workplace. The report comes from the company Igloo. It found 70% of remote workers feel left out from the traditional work setting. You’re likely wanting to keep those employees or contractors where they are. Them being where they are probably saves you the money to afford their services. But if they’re ...
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How to right click on a Mac computer in three different ways

The right click function can be used to bring up menus, to give options to open, duplicate, or delete a file, or to customize the view of your Mac desktop. Mac users can right click in a number of ways, using their keyboard and trackpad in tandem, or by using specific tapping patterns on the trackboard itself. An external mouse can make right clicking on a Mac even easier. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. When the first Apple computer that used a mouse came out, a feature common ...


I reviewed Amazon's new waterproof Kindle Paperwhite to see if the upgrade is worth it — and I'd recommend it to anyone

Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The new Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, holds thousands of ebooks, and costs just $130, making it the best ebook reader for most people's needs. I read dozens of ebooks on the Kindle Paperwhite to put it to the test, and it's a won...
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Here's another sign Apple wants to make its Mac software more like the iPhone (AAPL)

Apple will announce a Mac software update that brings Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to its desktop software, says a new report. The report comes after Apple has brought other iPhone features like Siri to the Mac in recent years. Apple is also reportedly working on a way to help developers make apps that work across both iOS and macOS operating systems.  Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. Apple is reportedly planning to bring iPhone features like Siri Shortcuts and Screen Time to the...



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