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For new college students, choosing a major can feel like a decision that shapes one's life trajectory. But a degree in computer science is no guarantee that you'll create the next billion-dollar startup, and a philosophy degree won't necessarily keep you from starting a business.

European Innovation Council buys shares in disruptive technology startups

South Korea and Sweden are the most innovative countries in the world, according to a league table covering everything from the concentration of tech companies to the number of science and engineering graduates. The index on innovative countries highlights South Korea`s position as the economy whose companies filed the most patents in 2017.

The CEO is rewriting the rulebook on corporate leadership and philanthropy.

Spencer Rascoff, a founder of Hotwire, was in his 20s when he sold the company to Expedia for $700 million. But his employees didn't walk away with much money.

A new McKinsey Global Institute report finds that $12 trillion could be added to global GDP by 2025 by advancing women`s equality.

The CEO of Starbucks, Kevin Johnson, talks with Fast Company editor Bob Safian about doubling down on innovation–and empath

New research from UBS and PwC shows that the number of billionaires in Asia has overtaken the US.

With bitcoin and Ethereum gathering momentum among investors, some experts fear a bubble could soon burst

When we think of tech giants, we tend to think of Silicon Valley. And rightly so. California has given the world iconic digital brands like Facebook, Google and Uber. The US leads the way both with listed tech giants and unicorns – privately held companies valued at $1 billion or more. More than half of the world`s unicorns are based in the US, according to research firm CB Insights.

Gretchen Rubin says people come in four types, or "tendencies."Gretchen Rubin says people come in four types, or "tendencies." Each tendency is best suited to certain types of work environments. Knowing your tendency can help you find a role you enjoy and one in which you do well.

The report measures 130 countries against four key areas of human capital development.

The World Economic Forum's recent Human Capital Report 2017, reads: “How nations develop their human capital can be a more important determinant of their long-term success than virtually any other factor.

On stage at Inc.'s Women's Summit, the famous investor discussed how he chooses businesses on the show.When Kevin O'Leary chooses companies to invest in on Shark Tank, he simply follows the data. It's a strategy that has led him to prefer women-led companies. "It's not because I'm sexist," O'Leary said at the Inc. Women's Summit in New York City on Monday. "But because I'm getting better returns."

Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President of Global Policy and Advocacy at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, explores how investment in data can help drive gender equality. A key agenda item at this year`s annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, under way this week, will be to assess global progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN`s consensus roadmap for solving the world`s biggest challenges by 2030.

Policy debates on climate change and sustainable development routinely cite the massive numbers needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): an additional $1 trillion annually in clean energy investments to limit global warming to below 2 degrees and between $5-7 trillion a year to achieve the SDGs. These numbers are overwhelming – but there is good news. When put in context with broader economic activity, these are far more manageable than they first appear.

BTCC will stop trading at the end of the month amid a widening crackdown on virtual currencies.

Best Buy Co, the No.1 U.S. electronics retailer, is pulling Kaspersky Lab's cyber security products from its shelves and website, amid concerns that the Moscow-based firm may be vulnerable to Russian government influence.

The idea of the United States as a “shining city upon a hill” is most closely associated with President Ronald Reagan but has been used by politicians since the country`s earliest days.

What was your favourite team to manage? Which signing was key to your success? And what happened to that social life?

Bitcoin is up 390% in 2017.The cryptocurrency on Friday crossed $4,800 for the first time. It's up 1.48% near $4,837 a coin as trade grinds higher for the eighth time in the past nine sessions.

This year`s fastest-growing economies, according to the World Bank`s latest Global Economic Prospects report.

Mobilising investment and innovation in low-carbon technologies, especially in renewable energy generation, is central to keeping the global average surface temperature increase well below 2°C. Successfully attracting investment and innovation in renewable energy requires not only core climate policies, such as pricing carbon, but also a focus on the broader investment environment.

Professor Christopher Snyder examines how economists should describe their work to those outside the field. When you meet someone at a cocktail party who learns you are an economist, the inevitable question follows, “What`s the stock market going to do?” That`s an excellent question. If, on the day I was born, my parents had invested $100 for me in Altria, the top-performing stock since then, I would be a millionaire.

A U.S. Democratic senator on Friday questioned the Federal Trade Commission's quick approval of Amazon.com Inc's purchase of Whole Foods Market Inc this week, less than three months after the $13.7 billion deal was announced.

Also in this week's round-up: the decentralized world of tomorrow and the rise and fall of cities over the last 4,000 years.Inequality harms innovation. Credit for the poor boosts it.

Cryptocurrency investors are booking profit on Friday, with Bitcoin seeing a small price dip after setting new records on Thursday.Bitcoin Cash is up over 13% against the dollar on Friday, while Bitcoin proper is down about 2%.

Google has fired the engineer behind the controversial 10-page manifesto that claimed men were better-suited for careers in tech than women.

Prof Frank Kelly says fewer not cleaner vehicles are needed, plus more cycling and walking and better transit systems

Last Monday, at the start of a chaotic week for his presidency, a defiant Donald Trump claimed there had been an upswing in America`s fortunes. Was he right?

We want to bring you behind the scenes, show you what really happens in Silicon Valley`s backstage and give you the insider perspective on how it feels to st...

Share price jump of 40% in 2017 made founder worth $91bn – for a short while leapfrogging the fortune of Microsoft founder Bill Gates

U.S. venture capital firms lining up for a slice of the burgeoning digital currency market are grappling with a novel challenge - some of the hottest tech startups that sell the coins just don't need their money.Only a few years ago, digital currency entrepreneurs, like other Silicon Valley peers, had to line up to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists, who controlled their destiny as virtually the only source of funding.

Microsoft on Thursday reported strong fourth-quarter earnings on the back of its fast-growing cloud computing business, stoking optimism that the once-stagnant company has found a new groove.

Twitter is a useful tool for anyone in finance — but only if you can filter out the noise. This list will help do that.

Asian stocks rose on Monday thanks to a robust Wall Street performance at the end of last week, while the U.S. dollar extended gains made after much stronger than expected June employment data.European stock markets were also poised for a more positive start, with financial spreadbetter CMC Markets expecting Britain's FTSE 100 and Germany's DAX to open up 0.4 percent each, and France's CAC 40 to start the day 0.3 percent higher.

Tesla boss Elon Musk tweets the first pictures of the electric car firm's latest, the Model 3.

In an effort to understand better the implications of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a technology-led transformation that is fundamentally altering the way people work, live and relate to one another – the World Economic Forum has prioritized a review of the financial system through the launch of a new initiative: Balancing Financial Stability, Innovation, and Economic Growth (FSIEG).

The 21st century calls for a new kind of leadership to inspire confidence in the ability of technology to enhance human potential rather than substitute for it. This is precisely the leadership that is also required to maintain faith in the liberal international economic order`s ability to raise living standards in developed and emerging economies as they integrate, lifting us up rather than pulling us apart.

So you're a new marketing manager? Congratulations! Now, it's time to make sure you're successful. For starters, keep in mind that pretty much everything you do will be seen by customers. That's the nature of your job, after all.

The job market continues to improve in the OECD area, with the employment rate finally returning to pre-crisis levels. But people on low and middle incomes have seen their wages stagnate and the share of middle-skilled jobs has fallen, contributing to rising inequality and concerns that top earners are getting a disproportionate share of the gains from economic growth, according to a new OECD report.

The world is changing. There`s no way around this fact. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is now. And, whether you know it or not, it will affect you. Billions of people and countless machines are connected to each other. Through groundbreaking technology, unprecedented processing power and speed, and massive storage capacity, data is being collected and harnessed like never before.

The Global Innovation Index 2017: Innovation Feeding the World is the result of a collaboration between Cornell University, INSEAD, and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) as co-publishers, and their Knowledge Partners.

The deal marks the biggest push yet by Amazon into traditional bricks and mortar retailing.

Amazon.com Inc said on Friday it would buy Whole Foods Market Inc for $13.7 billion, in an embrace of brick-and-mortar stores that could turn the high-end grocer into a mass-market merchant and upend the already struggling U.S. retail industry.

The new OECD Main Economic Indicators (MEI) is available! This indispensable and unique source of key short-term statistics is a vehicle for analysis for corporate planners, economists, academics, researchers and students.

Also in this week's roundup: Kenneth Rogoff on the future of the Eurozone and an explanation of the dollar slide.A list of some of the week`s most interesting stories on economic growth and social inclusion.

As the world`s hottest start-up, Uber has received a pass from investors despite losing as much as $1 billion a quarter. That might change after a litany of scandals at the ride-hailing firm.

With private enterprise leading the way out into the solar system, the next few decades could see Amazon-ordered satellites, a lunar economic zone and the moon becoming a launchpad for Mars.

Boeing Co is looking ahead to a brave new world where jetliners fly without pilots and aims to test some of the technology next year, the world's biggest plane maker said in a briefing ahead of the Paris Airshow.

Boston Dynamics is sold by Google-parent Alphabet to Japan's Softbank.

As the U.S. seems to be hell-bent on making itself less attractive to immigrants and visitors, its neighbors to the north are sensing an opening and going the..

Mark Zuckerberg gave Harvard's 2017 commencement address and received an honorary doctorate. He touched on a range of politically charged topics.

Three simple rules can help any founder or entrepreneur avoid classic headaches as they build out a startup or small company.

Facebook's Telecom Infrastructure Project promises to upend the telecom equipment market, just like its Open Computer Project has done to the data center.

Venture capital firms, which poured $117 billion into fintechs from 2012 to 2016, have been pulling back on their investments.

Almost every industry has been disrupted by digital technologies over the past decade. And, in 2017 we expect to see more revolutionary developments impacting our businesses, careers and lives. Among the groundbreaking moves, will be:

The world's largest private equity fund, backed by Japan's Softbank Group and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund, said on Saturday it had raised over $93 billion to invest in technology sectors such as artificial intelligence and robotics.

Volvo's S90 flagship sedan comes from a long line of large Swedish luxury cars.

The Valley is all about the so-called rock-star engineer.

What's remarkable about making these daily choices is knowing there will be no regrets.

Ready to be impressed? Meet Inc.'s 30 Under 30, the most brilliant young founders of 2017.

The venture capitalists were seemingly influenced by gender stereotypes, so that they thought men had high entrepreneurial potential, and women didn't.

Maps can tell us a lot about people, as well as places.

For the last five years, Apple held on to the title of the world`s most valuable brand. Then this year, the iPhone maker lost the top spot to Google, according to consultancy Brand Finance`s Global 500 rankings.

The investment firm Social Capital has hired Marc Mezvinsky as vice chairman as it expands beyond traditional venture capital.

AARP The Magazine found 10 cities around the country where a modest budget of $40,000 will get you far.

The survival rate of startups has increased in recent years, and once you know some of the most common reasons startups fail, you can work to ensure your business doesn`t fall prey to the same traps. Here are five pitfalls and how to avoid them.

Development and implementation are taking place mostly in large firms, and even then new technologies are underemployed and could be contributing much more than is currently the case, it says.The report highlights the potential effects of a wide range of technological developments in production - from the environmental impact of 3D printing, to autonomous digital systems and the latest advances in industrial biotechnology. ‌

What is the most effective way to embrace long-term competitiveness while strengthening the contribution of growth to broad-based progress in living standards?Rising income inequality is the cause of economic and social ills ranging from low consumption to social and political unrest.

With more than 60% of its population under the age of 25, sub-Saharan Africa is already the world`s youngest region today – and, by 2030, will be home to more than one-quarter of the world`s under-25 population.As this young population, the best-educated and globally connected the continent has ever had, enters the world of work, the region has a demographic opportunity. But the region can only leverage this opportunity by unlocking latent talent and preparing its people for the future of work.

India-based IT services firm Infosys Ltd said it plans to hire 10,000 U.S. workers in the next two years and open four technology centers in the United States, starting with a center this August in Indiana, the home state of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

Today`s global economy, riven with extreme inequalities, is running down the living world on which everything depends. How can we turn this around?https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/04/the-new-economic-model-that-could-end-inequality-doughnut

These 13 unicorn exits posted valuations of more than $1 billion each for these non-Valley tech companies, making massive impact in their communities, and huge returns for investors.

The FlowLight system tracks how busy workers are on their computers ­– and warns off colleagues if you are not to be disturbed

We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation...

The founder of online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has announced plans for a crowd-funded news website offering stories by journalists and volunteers working together, an initiative he hopes will counter the spread of fake news.

If you're looking for a job right now, you'd do well to make these sites a part of your daily routine.

Fashion designers make up a much bigger part of the workforce in New York than they do in the country as a whole.

Kaushik Basu, a former chief economist of the World Bank looks at continued issue of global inequalities.

The Italian economy may not be in great shape, but Italians certainly are, according to a ranking of the world`s healthiest nations.

The tent foundation seeks to improve the lives and livelihoods of the 65 million people who have been forcibly displaced around the globe. we do this by funding direct assistance, investing in innovation, and promoting policies and partnerships to help the displaced realize their full potential.

The founder of this website-building platform is making serious cash, but he doesn't want to spend a penny he doesn't have to.

Intel has cancelled its annual Intel Developers Forum event in San Francisco.

Small transparent spheres filled with natural or flavored water could help provide a solution to London's plastic waste problem, according to the start-up company based in the British capital that manufactures them.

A new startup is trying to take on industry giants like Gerber with baby food that is more than just goop in a jar.

The Trump administration suddenly seems eager to welcome firms that want to build wind farms off the East Coast of the U.S.

Government has accused Google, a repeat federal contractor, of fostering company-wide pay discrimination against its female employees.

One friend`s version of meal planning for the weekend is to stock up on free food from the office cafeteria on Fridays

The US government had demanded the social network unmask an anonymous, anti-Trump tweeter.