Tennis legend Billie Jean King on the 3 common traits that lead to greatness

Billie Jean King, left, interviewed by Beth Brooke-Marciniak, EY Global Vice Chair ofPublic Policy at the EY Strategic Growth Forum. (GeekWire Photo) PALM DESERT, Calif.— Tennis legend Billie Jean King — who blazed a trail for equality and ushered in a new era for women’s sports in the 1970s — never perceived herself as a great athlete. “I never thought I was good enough,” said King, who spoke Thursday here at the EY Strategic Growth Forum. “I always wanted to be better than I was in the last match.” It was that drive for excellence that made King — who won 39 Grand Slam events and received the Presidential Medal… Read More

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His company sells a giant Teddy bear that went viral for the wrong reasons: ‘It’s actually not a joke at all’

The giant Teddy bear from Cleveland-based Joyfay is a big seller around Christmas and Valentine’s Day. (Joyfay Photo) Nikola Matic is serious about Teddy bears. While he may very well be a cuddly person in his private life, Matic was all business on the phone this week when he talked to GeekWire about Joyfay, the company he helped create, and his signature product, a giant Teddy bear that caught the attention of the internet and went viral for what Matic called all the wrong reasons. In addition to the Joyfay site, the bear is for sale on Amazon, which is where Matic’s troubles started. Despite averaging 4.6 out of 5… Read More

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Night launch sends next-gen JPSS-1 weather satellite (and more) into orbit

A United Launch Alliance Delta 2 rocket sends the JPSS-1 satellite into space from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. (ULA Photo) The first in a series of four next-generation weather satellites, known as the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 or JPSS-1, is in orbit after a twice-delayed liftoff from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Four small research satellites and an Australian nanosatellite piggybacked on today’s United Launch Alliance Delta 2 launch and were successfully deployed as well. Two launch attempts had to be scrubbed earlier in the week due to a variety of snags, including boats that strayed into the restricted zone for the launch, a technical glitch and… Read More

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Enjoy safe and secure online shopping without getting stung this holiday season

Savvy shoppers are already preparing to secure the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. But, many remain oblivious to devious cybercriminals that are hoping to use the excitement and thirst for massive sales to trick unsuspecting users into handing over their details. Many will remember David Baggett as the co-founder of ITA Software that was sold to Google in 2010 for $700 million. But the cybersecurity expert and Inky CEO, recently shared essential information on my podcast about the most common scams and how to avoid them. Baggett warned that everyone should approach emails that seem to be from… This story continues at The Next Web …read more Source::… Read More

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Master digital image editing with this Photoshop mastery package — now under $30

While smartphones and other portable devices have empowered photographers of all ages and abilities to snap away, there’s still a thriving market for apps to make those images look better. So master the tool that’s been setting the digital photography pace this century with the Complete Photoshop Mastery Bundle. It’s on sale now for just $29 (an over 90 percent savings) from TNW Deals. …read more Source:: The Next Web – Technology

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How much autonomy is too much for AI?

AI has the power to make decisions on our behalf and the world is getting excited. But there’s always that nagging question: Who will be the servant and who will be the master? Should we approach AI from a completely different angle? Should we actually hand over control at all and let the AI make its own decisions? Well, to an extent, in some circumstances, we’re going to have to let go of the reins. AI with no decision-making power really is not AI at all. Machine learning, at times, must be input-free There’s no way to reap the massive benefits… This story continues at The Next Web …read more… Read More

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