Author Archives: Taiwo Talabi

Hurricane Matthew, now a Category 4 storm, approaches Florida; emergencies declared in three states – Washington Post

[ad_1] The city Melbourne in southeast Florida is expected to be one of the hardest hit areas when Hurricane Matthew makes landfall. (Dalton Bennett/The Washington Post) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The strongest storm system to threaten the United States in a decade roared toward Florida on Thursday, forcing thousands from their homes and prompting dire warnings from forecasters and public officials alike. Floridians hunkered ...

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Why 'One-Pocket' Thinking Matters and How Startups Can Lead the Way

[ad_1] Entrepreneur is on the road with startup platform Rise of the Rest. Check out Startup Anywhere for stories from the October road trip as well as for insights from thought leaders and community leaders showing there’s an entrepreneurial world outside Silicon Valley. One of the first investments I made was in a company called Kickboard. Founded by Jen Medbery, a Teach for America ...

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Change of tune

[ad_1] IT WAS an eventful summer in the business of streaming music. Taylor Swift and other artists attacked YouTube over rampant free streaming. Frank Ocean and Katy Perry cut exclusive deals with Apple Music, to the dismay of executives at Spotify, a Swedish rival. Behind the scenes, Pandora, a radio-like service, and Amazon, an e-commerce giant, stepped up their efforts ...

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Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms

[ad_1] Google almost sold artificially intelligent robotic arms, a project spearheaded by engineers within its experimental X division, but nixed the idea when it failed to pass executive muster. The post Skynet — ahem — Google executives scrapped plans to sell AI-powered arms appeared first on Digital Trends. [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”11″]

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The 3 Types of Partnerships Startups Need to Form

[ad_1] Starting up a business is never easy, especially when the market is constantly getting more crowded. It is increasingly difficult to find ways for your business stand out, and to forge the necessary relationships to help your business succeed in the early stages. But not all hope is lot. Partnerships with other growing companies can help spark innovation among ...

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In photos: Deadly Hurricane Matthew lays waste to parts of Haiti

[ad_1] Hurricane Matthew, the strongest storm to hit the Caribbean in a decade, swept through Haiti this week, downing power lines, flattening buildings and killing more than 100 people. Aid groups are finally beginning to reach parts of the impoverished country that were cut off as communications failed and bridges collapsed. [Death toll rises above 100 as Haiti tallies devastation] ...

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The internet of stings

[ad_1] Mr Krebs contemplates life TO A layman, the phrase “Internet of Things” (IoT) probably conjures up a half-fantastic future in which refrigerators monitor their own contents and send orders direct to the grocer when the butter is running out, while tired commuters order baths to be drawn automatically using their smartphones as they approach their houses in their self-driving ...

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Sounds like trouble

[ad_1] LINGUISTIC disorders of speech or of comprehension are awkward for anyone who suffers from them. For children, who are just beginning to make their way in society, they can be disastrous. Teasing, bullying, lack of friends and poor school performance may all follow from an inability to talk or listen normally. Early intervention and therapy, though, can make a ...

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Arnold Schwarzenegger did one of the most dangerous 'Terminator 2' stunts himself

[ad_1] The little-known, behind-the-scenes facts gathered here will help you prove you’re a true fan of the Terminator franchise, and worthy of making judgments upon T3, Terminator: Salvation and the reboot/sequel/spelling monstrosity, Terminator: Genisys.  Subscribe to CineFix for more videos: https://www.youtube.com/c/cinefix  Mashable Studios less than a minute ago [ad_2] Source link [wdi_feed id=”15″]

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Weapons of crass construction

[ad_1] AMERICA’S Supreme Court allows them to be banned from public spaces, and permits heavy fines for their improper handling, making rare exceptions to the protections of the constitution’s Bill of Rights. Guns? Only in a saner world. The weapons in question are swear-words, and readers who agree that they are objectively dangerous will want to stop reading at this ...

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Snap is working on an IPO for March that would value the company at $25 billion – Business Insider

[ad_1] Snap Inc. CEO Evan Spiegel AP Photo/Jae C. Hong Snap Inc., the company formerly known as Snapchat, is working on an initial public offering for March that would value the company at $25 billion, according to The Wall Street Journal. A source familiar with the matter confirmed the company’s IPO ambitions, but told Business Insider that the situation is ...

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10 Cannabis Startups You Need to Watch

[ad_1] Long gone are the scary days of Reefer Madness and an insurmountable societal fear of cannabis. CNN’s Sanjay Gupta recently blew up a 70-year myth about the enigmatic herb, confirming its medicinal properties. This, while some states are legalizing the herb’s recreational use, and even more states already permit medical marijuana and its derivatives. It’s this momentum that is driving some ...

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In formation

[ad_1] The A380 rarely flies economy TEN years ago this September Airbus’s first A380 superjumbo, laden with passengers, took to the skies over Toulouse. Airbus’s bosses hoped that the world’s largest jetliner, the first with two full decks, would help the European planemaker get even with its American rival, Boeing. But problems quickly mounted. In October 2006 Airbus revealed the ...

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Why True Entrepreneurs View Setbacks As Opportunities

[ad_1] Experiencing success as an entrepreneur is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world. Once you and your team have been directly responsible for building something that provides value to customers and stakeholders alike, you want to stay in that place forever. And that’s understandable. Related: 4 Ways to Rebuild Your Self-Confidence After a Setback However, anyone who has ever started ...

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Why Guterres won the race for U.N. secretary general despite not being a woman

[ad_1] U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres is surrounded by Somali refugees as he speaks to the media  outside Dadaab, Kenya, on July 10, 2011. (Rebecca Blackwell/AP) On Wednesday, the United Nations Security Council announced that it unanimously backed António Guterres to become the organization’s next secretary general, and on Thursday morning, it unanimously nominated him to the position. He will ...

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Summoned by screams

[ad_1] Come into my parlour THE botanical kingdom is rife with deceivers. Carrion flowers mimic the smell of rotten meat in order to attract scavenging beetles and flies and then cover them in pollen. Passion vines, beloved by some butterflies as food for their caterpillars, have yellow spots on their leaves that make them look as if they have already ...

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Greying

[ad_1] Alfred Nobel’s fortune should, according to his will, endow “prizes to those who, during the preceding year, shall have conferred the greatest benefit to mankind”. But the committees that select the recipients of Nobel prizes often pick discoveries made, or books written, decades earlier. Partly as a result of that, winners’ ages have been inching steadily upwards. Since 2000 ...

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