Insider Tips on How to Get a Job in the Booming Weed Industry


Thanks to legalization efforts around the country, the marijuana industry is booming, and cannabis-related jobs are following. Last month I wrote Need a Job? The Weed Industry is Hiring -- Especially Women, which reported that industry experts expect 200,000 pot-related positions to be created in 2015 alone. Professional positions with big growth [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Apple Puts Up $50 Million to Increase Diversity in Tech Industry


It’s a big week for Apple. On Monday the iPhone-maker unveiled the latest addition to its ecosystem of devices, a smart watch whose price will range from $ 350 to $ 18,000. On Tuesday, the company kicks off its annual shareholders’ meeting in Cupertino, Calif. But there’s more. In an exclusive interview with Fortune, Apple’s human resources chief Denise Young Smith said the company is partnering with several non-profit organizations on a multi-year, multi-million-dollar Read more [...]

Has the game industry turned the corner on women and diversity? (interview)


Gaming execs: Join 180 select leaders from King, Glu, Rovio, Unity, Facebook, and more to plan your path to global domination in 2015. GamesBeat Summit is invite-only -- apply here. Ticket prices increase on March 6! After a year of going back to the Stone Age during the GamerGate controversy, the game industry made some progress last week in advancing the cause of women and diversity in the game business. Kate Edwards, executive director at the International Game Developers Association, is Read more [...]

Robo-Advisor 2.0: A Brave New Financial Services Industry


Simply put, today’s robo-advisors are computer programs that will create and manage an investment portfolio less expensively than flesh-and-blood investment advisors. Let’s call these robo-advisors, Version 1.0. In many respects, robo-advisor 1.0 is just a less expensive form of investment back-office than some of the turn-key asset management programs or model [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]

Honeywell And Tata Power SED Signs Landmark Agreement For India’s Defense Industry


Honeywell Aerospace signed a licensing agreement with Tata Power’s Strategic Engineering Division (SED), enabling it to produce Honeywell’s Tactical Advanced Land Inertial Navigator, or “TALIN” in India.  This Honeywell-patented technology enables vehicles and artillery to navigate very precisely, even where GPS satellite guidance is not available, to increase troop safety and maximize mission success. Aligning with the Indian Government’s objective of organically Read more [...]

PayPal Co-Founder Takes Aim at Credit Card Industry With New Lending App


The most miserable year of Max Levchin’s life began in 2002, shortly after he sold off his ownership stake in PayPal to eBay for an estimated $ 34 million. “At the time, I had a fascination with the color yellow,” Levchin told TIME. He would arrive to work in a yellow car, wearing a yellow jumpsuit and hole up in his executive suite, blending in with the all-yellow office paraphernalia. His former direct reports, who numbered in the hundreds, shuffled past the door, “staring Read more [...]

Aussie Startup StockSpot Seeks To Shake Up The Wealth Management Industry


Investing your money can be scary, especially for the young and inexperienced. To do the scary work for you, financial planners, wealth and fund managers have been happily investing for you and charging a handsome sum for it. Although online trading has already shaken the industry up, there is a [...] Forbes - Personal Finance Read more [...]