Cyber Saturday—YouTube Extremism, Bezos Phone Hacking, Spies at Mar-a-Lago

What causes a person to become radicalized? This was the subject of a fascinating talk delivered by Tamar Mitts, an assistant professor of international and public affairs at Columbia University, at a “data science day” hosted by the school on Wednesday. Mitts studied the efficacy of Twitter-disseminated propaganda supporting the self-identified Islamic State, or ISIS, […] Read more »

When Will Gene Editing Help Humans? This Investor Says It’s Already Happening

Technology has long infused health care with inspiration and hope. The trend held true on Wednesday when a trio of forward-thinking industry leaders shared their thoughts on the future of medicine at Fortune’s fourth-annual Brainstorm Health conference in San Diego. But their discussion was also about wallets—specifically, in what technologies these investors are putting their […] Read more »

Gadget Lab Podcast: Reporting From Syria

This week, we’re joined by a special guest: freelance war correspondent Kenneth R. Rosen. Ken is working on a series of stories for WIRED about the reconstruction efforts in Syria. The first of Ken’s stories, “The Body Pullers of Syria,” was published on WIRED earlier this week. We talk to Ken about how he does […] Read more »

South Korea rolls out 5G services on phones, in race with U.S. and China

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea will become one of the first countries to commercially launch fifth-generation (5G) services as it rolls out on Friday the latest wireless technology with Samsung Electronics’ new 5G-enabled smartphone Galaxy S10. People take photographs during a launching ceremony for SK Telecom’s 5G service, in Seoul, South Korea, April 3, 2019. […] Read more »

Apple Card vs. American Express Platinum: A High-End Credit Card Face-Off

Apple Card is coming this summer. And when it’s released, don’t be surprised if some industry watchers compare it to a variety of high-end credit cards including the American Express Platinum. The tech giant unveiled the credit card during its otherwise star-studded Hollywood upfront-like event last week. While the Apple Card will allow users to […] Read more »

Apple Has A New iPad Problem

With the amount of press surrounding Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) services business, some analysts seem to be forgetting that today, right now, the company gets 87% of its revenue from products. In the future, services may outstrip products, but products will still be a gateway. One product that doesn’t seem to get much press is the […] Read more »

National Enquirer: Bezos' girlfriend's brother 'single source' for reports

FILE PHOTO: Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington DC’s “Milestone Celebration Dinner” in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The publisher of the National Enquirer on Sunday said its reports on Amazon Chief Executive Jeff Bezos’ […] Read more »

The Only 4 Tools You Need to Improve Your Productivity Today

What I have learned through the process of applying new tools and forming new habits is that eliminating one thing made all the difference between getting bogged down and actually being productive: friction. Friction is how difficult something is to do. The more friction you have, the harder it is to process and, hence, the more […] Read more »

Want to Spend Less Time on Marketing? Let Your Customers Do It For You?-?Here's How

As an already-busy entrepreneur, taking the time to create kick-ass marketing campaigns can sometimes seem more like a distraction than a worthwhile investment of your time. That being said, most entrepreneurs aren’t taking advantage of something that could dramatically reduce the time they spend on marketing: their customers. If you take the time to strategize […] Read more »

My Company Asked More Than 1,200 CEOs About the Most Important Decision They'll Make in 2019. Here's What They Said

Talent issues are top-of-mind for business leaders in 2019. In fact, according to a new report from my organization, CEOs of small and midsize businesses rank decisions about talent higher in importance than decisions about customers and financials. Despite concerns for the economy, 65 percent of the 1,257 CEOs included in the Q4 2018 Vistage CEO […] Read more »