Business

A lot of attention is paid to the growing need for engineering jobs and STEM degrees, but even simple digital skills can make a big difference. Knowing how to do things like tackle an online spreadsheet or word processing document can open career doors and salary potential in today’s technology-driven age – even for workers […]

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A week after it was revealed that Facebook allowed ad buys targeted to anti-Semitic causes, including “Jew haters,” Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has responded to the controversy and offered some potential solutions for the social media platform. SEE ALSO: Facebook just stole one of Myspace’s worst features Sandberg’s response came in the form of — […]

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Amazon customers now have a growing list of options when it comes to returning their online purchases in person. In addition to any of the hundreds of Whole Foods supermarkets across the country, certain Kohl’s stores will now accept returns of “eligible items” as part of a retail partnership between the two companies that began […]

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WhatsApp and the government of the United Kingdom are in a battle over the future of encryption, and there doesn’t seem to be a clean resolution in sight. WhatsApp refused a UK government request to create some kind of limited access for officials to read requested messages, Sky News reported on Tuesday. But the UK […]

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Amid the hundreds of pages of legal verbiage and financial information, Toys “R” Us Inc.’s bankruptcy filing included something unusual: a song. SEE ALSO: Walgreens pact to buy fewer Rite Aid stores wins approval At the start of his remarks in the filing, Chief Executive Officer Dave Brandon kicked things off with the company’s iconic […]

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Lisa Hudson and her team at the East Colorado Small Business Development Center have accomplished all but one of their 18 goals set for the year.  This would be impressive for any business leader, but it’s even more praiseworthy since it’s her first year at the helm of the SBDC. Oh, and she’s the first […]

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While a few prominent tech and government leaders spark fear over an Artifical Intelligence-led war against humans, I believe the real AI issues that need to be addressed today are more nuanced, technical and ethical.  People building AI should view creating the technology as an opportunity to authentically inject diversity, ethics and inclusion into the […]

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“It​ ​is​ ​a​ ​bad​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a​ ​business​ ​with​ ​your​ ​best​ ​friend.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​also​ ​a​ ​terrible​ ​idea​ ​to​ ​start​ ​a business​ ​with​ ​your​ ​wife​ ​or​ ​your​ ​girlfriend.​ ​You​ ​will​ ​end​ ​up​ ​friendless,​ ​divorced,​ ​or available​ ​depending​ ​on​ ​the​ ​scenario.”​ ​— ​Gordon​ ​Miller, managing partner of G3i Ventures.  Everyone has heard this advice. Everyone. […]

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Investing tailored to women is turning out to be big business. Ellevest, the platform for investing for women, just raised $34 million.  Investing for women sounds like it could be an insulting idea—don’t women understand investing the normal way?—but that’s not what Ellevest is doing. The platform tailors investments to the realities of women’s careers: […]

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Twitter has been successfully weeding out terrorism from its network. The company revealed Tuesday it removed 299,649 accounts over the first six months of 2017. That may sound like a lot, but it’s a 20 percent decline from the previous six months. Twitter also reported 75 percent of the accounts removed were suspended before they […]

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What’s the value of Bitcoin? I can’t tell you that, but I can tell you something equally important: No one knows.  Not a single person can tell you what the price of Bitcoin will be tomorrow, in a month, or in ten years. Not the Core development team that’s (sort-of) directing the course for the […]

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How much is your personal data worth to you? A lot. (Thanks, Equifax.) And how much is it worth to an identity thief? You may be surprised, or insulted, or enraged, to find out. SEE ALSO: This chatbot could help you sue Equifax Verified high-limit credit cards from countries including the U.S., Japan, and South Korea are selling […]

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Snap’s found itself entangled for the first time in a politically-motivated censorship issue, one that legacy social media companies like Facebook have seen before. And it’s never ended well, optically, for its competitors.   Snap, the tech company behind the popular app, removed news outlet Al Jazeera’s curated content from its Discover Publisher Channels in […]

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