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    Caltech studentsWe recently ranked the 50 best colleges in America based on how well they prepare students for success after graduation. Next, we wanted to find out which schools enroll the smartest students.

    Jonathan Wai, a Duke University Talent Identification Program research scientist, created a ranking exclusively for Business Insider of the smartest US colleges and universities based on the schools' average standardized test scores. Research shows that both the SAT and ACT are good measures of general cognitive ability, since they measure one's ability to reason.

    We updated last year's ranking by including the 1,338 schools in the national universityliberal arts collegeregional university, and regional college lists that reported SAT or ACT scores in the latest US News & World Report rankingACT scores were converted to SAT scores (math + verbal) using this concordance table so all schools could be compared on one metric. Then, an average of the 25th and 75th percentile was computed (see more detail on methods and limitations here).

    Once again, the Pasadena-based California Institute of Technology takes the top spot on the list, and the University of Chicago, Harvard, Yale, and Princeton round out the top five schools. 

    Keep scrolling to see the 50 smartest colleges in America.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best colleges in America

    DON'T MISS: The 50 best colleges where students earn high starting salaries

    50. Macalester College

    St. Paul, Minnesota

    Average SAT score: 1368

    Macalester ranks sixth in the nation, according to US News, for best undergraduate teaching, and 23rd overall for best liberal-arts colleges. Macalester is proud of its "cutting-edge courses" that bring out-of-the-box perspectives to today's global issues. Previous classes include "inside the animal mind,""constructions of a female killer," and "the automobile and the American environment."



    47 (TIE). Case Western Reserve University

    Cleveland, Ohio

    Average SAT score: 1370

    Case Western is known for its top-rated engineering and science programs: Nearly 30% of students major in an engineering field, and another 13% major in biology. Students are exposed to an endless number of research opportunities at a school that's consistently ranked in the top 20 private research institutes in the country.



    47 (TIE). College of William and Mary

    Williamsburg, Virginia

    Average SAT score: 1370

    William and Mary calls itself a "public Ivy" for its high-quality research program and academic rigor at a public-school price. The school is the second-oldest college in the US — chartered in 1693 — and attracts some of the smartest students in the nation: 81% of new students this year ranked within the top 10% of their high school classes.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    University of Dallas study abroadHundreds of thousands of college students set off on journeys around the world every semester to study, research, intern, and explore. Many return home with a new perspective, or even a yearning to go back.

    The Princeton Review recently released its 2016 college rankings, which included a ranking of the 20 most popular study abroad programsin the country.

    To compile this list, The Princeton Review asked 136,000 students at 380 colleges "How much do you agree/disagree with the statement 'Studying abroad is popular at my college'?" Students responded on a five-header scale from strongly disagree to strongly agree.

    Scroll through to find out why these colleges are the most popular for studying abroad.

    SEE ALSO: The 20 colleges with the most school spirit

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best colleges in America

    20. Dickinson College

    Location: Carlisle, Pennsylvania

    Education Abroad at Dickinson immerses students in the study of foreign language. Three categories of study abroad — Dickinson Programs, Partner Programs, and Non-Dickinson Programs — all offer semester- or year-long courses abroad.

    Nearly 70% of students who study abroad and 40% of Dickinson faculty participate in 15 Dickinson Programs in more than a dozen countries. 



    19. University of Delaware

    Location: Newark, Delaware

    The Institute for Global Studies at UDel coordinates over 70 study-abroad programs annually. This fall, UDel is leading trips to a dozen countries including Japan, Italy, Portugal, and France.

    UDel also offers winter and summer programs that last anywhere from three to five weeks, and offers one or two courses in a variety of disciplines.



    18. Georgetown University

    Location: Washington, D.C.

    As a university dedicated to global study where students say their peers are "extremely well aware of the world around them," Georgetown is unsurprisingly seasoned at sending students abroad.

    There are 160 programs available in 40 countries through Georgetown in area studies, language immersion, business, nursing, and service learning. 



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    2x1_50 most powerful companies thumb

    Power comes in many forms, but it boils down to having influence: over people, resources, and the global conversation.

    Major corporations often wield more power than individuals, so we decided to break down which ones command the most. 

    To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, number of employees, press mentions on Google News over the past year, and social media influence, as ranked on a scale of 1 to 100 by Klout, a site that analyzes social-media influence of companies and individuals across all platforms.

    You can read our full methodology here.

    Walmart, with its army of workers and massive sales, ranks as the most powerful company in America. It's followed by competitor Target (No. 2) and General Electric (No. 3).

    Scroll down to see the full list.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best companies to work for in America

    SEE ALSO: The world's 100 most desirable employers

    50. Prudential

    2014 revenue:$54.1 billion

    Number of employees: 48,000

    More than just providing life insurance, Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential helps clients save for retirement and manage their money at every stage of life. Fortune predicts that good things are ahead for the insurance company, noting that "the aging of the wealthy world will increase demand for insurance products."

    Despite its 63,000 Twitter followers and 338,706 likes on Facebook, no Klout score is available for Prudential.



    49. Procter and Gamble

    2014 revenue: $83 billion

    Number of employees: 118,000

    P&G dropped nearly 100 of its brands in 2014 to streamline the company and focus on its biggest profit-makers.

    According to Fortune, which ranks the Cincinnati-based company as the 17th most admired company in the world, P&G is the global leader in consumer goods with an unparalleled production scale and international reach.

    With a slimmer brand portfolio, P&G reported 5% lower sales in fiscal 2015. The company isn't engaging on social media, earning it a low Klout score of 68 out of 100.



    48. Uber

    2014 revenue:N/A

    Number of employees: ~2,000

    Uber is changing the way we think about transportation, and despite numerous controversies and setbacks, it continues to grow.

    Even though Uber doesn't release revenue data, the Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing service raised close to $1 billion in July, valuing it at $50 billion. Not to mention, it has a Klout score of 85.

    Plus, with phrases like "it's the Uber of [insert activity here]" permeating our vernacular, it's impossible to deny the company's influence.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    michelle mone blue dress

    British lingerie tycoon Michelle Mone, 43, is the poster child for entrepreneurship and inspirational women in business.

    So much so, Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron in August named Mone as the country's entrepreneurship tsar, which means she will help people get people back into work in areas of high unemployment.

    They probably couldn't have picked a better person. Her life may look glamorous now, but it hasn't been plain sailing.

    The Scottish founder of the British brand Ultimo, launched in 1996, grew up in an impoverished part of Glasgow, left school at 15 with no qualifications, and got pregnant at 18.

    Troubles followed Mone into her later life. She was mugged and assaulted outside her office, her husband left her on Christmas Day 2011, and her messy divorce cost her nearly half her wealth.

    Mone has charted her journey from jobless teen to creating one of the world's most iconic lingerie brands in her new book, "My Fight to the Top." The entrepreneur now has an estimated net worth of £20 million ($30 million). Her name is such a well-known brand in itself that she is even able to sell out a jewellery line in 1 minute and 32 seconds on TV.

    Here is her story, sourced from her book, her interview with Business Insider, as well as official pictures from her website, and several social media accounts.

    Michelle Georgina Mone (née Allan) was born on October 8, 1971, in the East End of Glasgow.



    Mone was bullied at school because she was "terrible" academically, according to her new book, "Michelle Mone: My Fight to The Top."



    Mone left school at age 15 with no qualifications. She became a model to help out her parents financially after her father was left in a wheelchair after a rare degenerative spinal disorder, which left him unable to work.



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    Matthew Desmond MacArthur 2015

    The MacArthur Foundation grant is one of the most prestigious, and most lucrative, awards in the country.

    Started in 1981 by philanthropists John and Catherine MacArthur, the Fellows Program awards an unrestricted $625,000 fellowship to individuals devoted to creative, humanitarian, and intellectual pursuits. These are people researching new treatments to illnesses, exploring controversial issues like racism and climate change, and defending marginalized populations through art, science, and more.

    In short, they're an incredible group of innovators and creatives out to change the world.

    Scroll down to meet this year's 24 MacArthur fellows.

    SEE ALSO: 50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world

    Patrick Awuah is bringing better higher education to Ghana.

    Alma mater: Swarthmore College (BS, BA), University of California at Berkeley (MBA)

    After experiencing the benefits of a liberal-arts education in the US, in 2002 Awuah founded Ashesi University, a four-year, private institute dedicated to bringing better higher education to Awuah's native Ghana.

    In just 13 years, the 50-year-old entrepreneur and educator has made Ashesi University one of Ghana's premier schools.

    Read Awuah's full bio here »



    Kartik Chandran is turning wastewater into a usable resource.

    Alma mater: Indian Institute of Technology at Roorkee (BS), University of Connecticut (PhD)

    An environmental engineer and associate professor in Columbia University's department of earth and environmental engineering, Chandran, 41, conducts research which focuses on applications for transforming wastewater into resources such as fertilizers and energy sources, as well as clean water.

    His applications have been tested in Ghana and New York City.

    Read Chandran's full bio here »



    Ta-Nehisi Coates is a journalist challenging America's most controversial issues.

    Alma mater: Howard University

    The 39-year-old Coates writes for The Atlantic about issues like racial identity, systemic racial bias, and urban policing, bringing a higher level of discussion to some of the most important topics in the country today.

    His straightforward and compelling arguments are analyzed in depth in his memoir "The Beautiful Struggle" and his historical bio "Between the World and Me."

    Read Coates' full bio here »



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Boxcar Coffee Roasters, Colorado

    Forget Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts.

    Every state has its beloved local haunt where you can grab a cup of joe or a foamy masterpiece of latte art and unwind.

    Today is National Coffee Day, so we're honoring some of the best coffee shops around the US.

    We looked at expert reviews and local recommendations to find the best coffee shop in every state.

    SEE ALSO: The best fries from every state

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    ALABAMA: O'Henry's Coffees is there to keep Birmingham hyper-caffeinated with its signature Gibraltar Quad Shot: four shots of espresso and a hint of milk.

    O'Henry's Coffees



    ALASKA: Jitters is so good it can give you just that, if you drink too much. In a hurry? Grab a coffee from its coffee truck, right in the shop's Eagle River parking lot.

    Jitters



    ARIZONA: Cartel Coffee Lab is a great, six-location local chain. Its single-origin coffee is roasted in-house and served with fresh pastries daily.

    Cartel Coffee Lab



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    When fall rolls around and people start craving pumpkin-spice everything, the one pumpkin product that's definitely worth checking out is pumpkin beer.

    We sampled some of the best pumpkin beers available to find the 10 best across a variety of beer styles. We guarantee you'll spot one you want to try in the graphic below.

    BI Graphic_Pumpkin Beer

    SEE ALSO: The top 10 beers chosen by beer enthusiasts across the country

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    warren buffett berkshire hathaway

    We recently released our list of the 50 most powerful companies in America.

    To determine the power of each company, we factored together 2014 revenue, number of employees, press mentions, and social media influence. You can read our full methodology here.

    Now we're looking at the most powerful finance companies from our list.

    Berkshire Hathaway is the most powerful finance company in America — it ranked at No. 20 on the list, followed by Wells Fargo (No. 25) and American Express (No. 28). 

    Scroll through to see the 9 most powerful finance companies in America.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 most powerful companies in America

    SEE ALSO: WALMART VS. TARGET: Which retailer is more powerful?

    9. Prudential

    2014 revenue:$54.1 billion

    Number of employees: 48,000

    More than just providing life insurance, Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential helps clients save for retirement and manage their money at every stage of life. Fortune predicts that good things are ahead for the insurance company, noting that "the aging of the wealthy world will increase demand for insurance products."

    Despite its 63,000 Twitter followers and 338,706 likes on Facebook, no Klout score is available for Prudential.



    8. JPMorgan Chase

    2014 revenue: $94.2 billion

    Number of employees: 240,000

    The nation's largest bank announced that it will close 300 bank branches by 2017 as more customers rely on mobile and online banking. The closures are part of a $1.4 billion cost-cutting plan put in place earlier this year by the Midtown Manhattan-based finance giant.

    With the lowest social media influence among the Big Four banks, JPMorgan Chase has a Klout score of 68 out of 100, although the bank does command over 171,000 followers on Twitter.



    7. Goldman Sachs

    2014 revenue: $34.53 billion

    Number of employees: 34,000

    On Wall Street, few names inspire as much respect as Goldman Sachs. And the investment banking firm is on the rise — it grew profits 5% last year and recently garnered attention for backing Symphony, a secure internal chat system that has been called a "Bloomberg killer."

    Goldman also proves its social media influence with over 400,000 followers on Twitter and more than 30,000 likes on Facebook, earning the New York-based bank a Klout score of 89.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Rupert Murdoch Apple Watch

    Celebrities everywhere are showing off how high-tech they are by wearing the new Apple Watch in public.

    Everyone from politicians and sports stars to singers and business executives have Apple Watches. But how much do they cost?

    We checked out the price of every famous figure's fancy new watch.

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was spotted wearing a space grey Apple Watch in a meeting with Putin. These are worth £339.



    Rapper Frank Ocean posted a photo on Tumblr of himself wearing a £339 aluminium Apple Watch with a white strap



    Rapper Kid Cudi has a £339 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a blue strap.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    brady1

    Karren Brady is the British multimillionaire known as the "First Lady of Football," after a three-decade career in the industry.

    She ditched her formal education at the age of 18 and quickly rose up in the world of advertising and sport, to become one of the few — and, therefore, also prominent — women in football.

    She became a director of a major publishing company, Sport Newspapers Ltd., at 20, and a managing director of Birmingham City Football Club before she hit 30. She made an estimated £82 million ($125 million) by the time she turned 40.

    After overcoming a potentially fatal cerebral aneurysm and a police arrest over allegations of corruption in English football, she was awarded a CBE for services to Women in Business and Entrepreneurship. 

    By the end of last year, she was granted the title Baroness Brady of Knightsbridge.

    Karren Rita Brady was born on April 4, 1969, in Edmonton, London. Her family house was near to the Tottenham Hotspur football ground - White Hart Lane.



    Her father Terry Brady made an undisclosed fortune in printing and property development while her mother was a stay-at-home wife. Brady has an older brother, Darren.



    Until 11 years old, she attended Salcombe Preparatory School in Southgate.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    walmart store aisle

    We recently released our list of the most powerful companies in America, breaking down which ones command the most influence.

    To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together revenue, number of employees, press mentions, and social media influence as ranked on a scale of 1 to 100 by Klout, a site that analyzes social-media influence. You can read our full methodology here.

    Walmart took the top spot on our list, and Target came in at No. 2.

    In fact, many of the companies on the list fell within the retail realm, so we broke these companies out here into their own separate list.

    Keep scrolling to see the most powerful retail companies in America.

    SEE THE FULL LIST: The 50 most powerful companies in America

    SEE ALSO: The 9 most powerful finance companies in America

    12. eBay

    2014 revenue: $17.9 billion

    Number of employees: 34,600

    In 2014, the California-based e-commerce giant announced it would be splitting eBay and PayPal into two companies. EBay still runs Skype and StubHub, but PayPal has been its principal source of growth since the company was bought by eBay in 2002.

    Still, eBay, now in its 20th year of operation, has a huge command over online shoppers spanning 203 markets worldwide. It's powerful online, as well: The company has a Klout score of 94.



    11. Costco

    2014 revenue: $110.2 billion

    Number of employees: 195,000

    Wholesale-discount-superstore Costco consistently outperforms competitors Walmart and Target due to its concentration on driving sales. While other stores split their focus between marketing, sales, and more, Costco keeps its eye on the prize — to the tune of more than $100 billion in revenue last year.

    And more than just home goods and food, Costco is also a growing force in car sales, likely due to its fixed prices. But despite its over 1.2 million Facebook fans, no Klout score is available for the Issaquah, Washington-based company.



    10. Starbucks

    2014 revenue: $16.4 billion

    Number of employees: 191,000

    Starbucks, the fifth-most admired brand in the world, according to Fortune, is more pervasive than ever. With 22,000 retail stores in 66 countries, the Seattle-based coffee retailer spent most of 2014 dedicated to going green and launching plans to send its employees to college and hire more of America's military families and veterans. Some of its stores are also rolling out beer, wine, and gourmet food options.

    Starbucks has a Klout score of 84 and nearly 10 million followers on Twitter.



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    richard reed innocent

    Becoming a millionaire seems like an impossible feat for most of us but some of the successful people in Britain grew their wealth from scratch by building great companies.

    The BBC talked to a number of famous British entrepreneurs, business leaders, and musicians as part of their "CEO Secrets" series and each delivered snappy pieces of advice about making it big.

    From starting a multi-pound business whilst at university, to changing careers in your forties, these business leaders have had very varied experiences making it big.

    Business Insider picked seven of the best ones to show you how it's never too late to become a success.

    Anya Hindmarch: Designer and businesswoman

    Hindmarch designs some of the most sought after bags in the world which has won her accolades and a net worth of £13.2 million ($20 million).

    She said: "The advice I would give is, 'be yourself because the other places are taken.' Be original. Cash is king, do not run out of money. Just be brave."



    James Dyson: Inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner

    Dyson is the inventor of the bagless vacuum cleaner and now has a net worth of £3.1 billion ($4.8 billion). 

    His advice is learning from your mistakes: "50% of the decisions you make will be wrong — learn from them."



    Ruth Rogers: Chef and co-founder of The River Cafe

    Rogers is the chef and co-founder of the massively popular restaurant The River Cafe. She was awarded an MBE from the Queen in 2010.

    The restaurant won a Michelin star and over one million River Cafe cookbooks have been sold.

    "If you are starting a new business, it's crucial you choose the people you are going to work with, and then treat them well. You are going to be spending a lot of time with them", Rogers advised.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Lucha libre, which means "free wrestling," is a form of professional wrestling that was popularised in Mexico and subsequently the US.

    Now it's in Britain, and the entertainment sport is taking London by storm.

    Wrestlers in colourful spandex costumes, masks, and with engineered story lines are battling underneath the capital's railway arches at night. The monthly events are sell-out attractions.

    Business Insider just HAD to see what the fuss was all about. And guess what? Watching a "Lucha Britannia" is epic.

    "Lucha Libre"— Mexican wrestling — is the second-most-popular sport in Mexico after football and is now becoming massive in the UK.



    Lucha Libre ("free wrestling" in Spanish) is characterised by colourful costumes and mysterious fighters famous for their masks.



    In the UK, Lucha Britannia is a mix of Mexican wrestling and US, British, and Japanese martial disciplines.



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    2x1_50 most powerful companies thumb

    Power comes in many forms, but it boils down to having influence: over people, resources, and the global conversation.

    Major corporations often wield more power than individuals, so we decided to break down which ones command the most. 

    To determine how powerful each company is, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, number of employees, press mentions on Google News over the past year, and social media influence, as ranked on a scale of 1 to 100 by Klout, a site that analyzes social-media influence of companies and individuals across all platforms.

    You can read our full methodology here.

    Walmart, with its army of workers and massive sales, ranks as the most powerful company in America. It's followed by competitor Target (No. 2) and General Electric (No. 3).

    Scroll down to see the full list.

    SEE ALSO: The 50 best companies to work for in America

    SEE ALSO: The world's 100 most desirable employers

    50. Prudential

    2014 revenue:$54.1 billion

    Number of employees: 48,000

    More than just providing life insurance, Newark, New Jersey-based Prudential helps clients save for retirement and manage their money at every stage of life. Fortune predicts that good things are ahead for the insurance company, noting that "the aging of the wealthy world will increase demand for insurance products."

    Despite its 63,000 Twitter followers and 338,706 likes on Facebook, no Klout score is available for Prudential.



    49. Procter and Gamble

    2014 revenue: $83 billion

    Number of employees: 118,000

    P&G dropped nearly 100 of its brands in 2014 to streamline the company and focus on its biggest profit-makers.

    According to Fortune, which ranks the Cincinnati-based company as the 17th most admired company in the world, P&G is the global leader in consumer goods with an unparalleled production scale and international reach.

    With a slimmer brand portfolio, P&G reported 5% lower sales in fiscal 2015. The company isn't engaging on social media, earning it a low Klout score of 68 out of 100.



    48. Uber

    2014 revenue:N/A

    Number of employees: ~2,000

    Uber is changing the way we think about transportation, and despite numerous controversies and setbacks, it continues to grow.

    Even though Uber doesn't release revenue data, the Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing service raised close to $1 billion in July, valuing it at $50 billion. Not to mention, it has a Klout score of 85.

    Plus, with phrases like "it's the Uber of [insert activity here]" permeating our vernacular, it's impossible to deny the company's influence.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Rupert Murdoch Apple Watch

    Celebrities everywhere are showing off how high-tech they are by wearing the new Apple Watch in public.

    Everyone from politicians and sports stars to singers and business executives have Apple Watches. But how much do they cost?

    We checked out the price of every famous figure's fancy new watch.

    Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev was spotted wearing a space grey Apple Watch in a meeting with Putin. These are worth £339.



    Rapper Frank Ocean posted a photo on Tumblr of himself wearing a £339 aluminium Apple Watch with a white strap



    Rapper Kid Cudi has a £339 42mm Apple Watch Sport with a blue strap.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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    Jeff Bezos

    We recently released our list of the 50 most powerful companies in America.

    Unsurprisingly, several tech companies topped the rankings. So we decided to sort them into a separate list to show which command the most power.

    To determine each company's level of power, we factored together fiscal 2014 revenue, number of employees, press mentions on Google News over the past year, and social media influence, as ranked on a scale of 1 to 100 by Klout, a site that analyzes social-media influence of companies and individuals across all platforms. You can read the full methodology here.

    E-commerce giant Amazon took the No. 1 spot on the list, followed by Microsoft at No. 2 and AT&T at No. 3. Interestingly, tech heavyweights Apple and Google missed the top three, but cinched the No. 4 and 6 spots, respectively.

    Scroll down to see the top 15. 

    SEE ALSO: The 50 most powerful companies in America

    SEE ALSO: The world's 100 most desirable employers

    15. Uber

    2014 revenue:N/A

    Number of employees: ~2,000

    Uber is changing the way we think about transportation, and despite numerous controversies and setbacks, it continues to grow.

    Even though Uber doesn't release revenue data, the Silicon Valley-based ride-hailing service raised close to $1 billion in July, valuing it at $50 billion. Not to mention, it has a Klout score of 85.

    Plus, with phrases like "it's the Uber of [insert activity here]" permeating our vernacular, it's impossible to deny the company's influence.



    14. Yahoo

    2014 revenue: $4.98 billion

    Number of employees: 12,500

    California-based Yahoo generated more than $1 billion in new revenue in 2014 through its mobile, video, native, and social channels (aka Mavens). Yahoo now reaches 575 million mobile users, one of the largest mobile audiences globally.

    Furthering its scope, Yahoo entered a partnership with Mozilla in late 2014 to use Yahoo.com as the default homepage for Firefox in the US. According to analytics site Alexa.com, Yahoo is the fifth most popular site in the world, and has a Klout score of 98 — unsurprising for an internet giant.



    13. Cisco Systems

    2014 revenue: $47.1 billion

    Number of employees: 74,042

    After a difficult fiscal 2014, Cisco Systems is expected to come back strong with a new CEO at the helm who's already fixing some costly mistakes. The worldwide leader in IT is expected to continue growing its emerging cloud services and security business.

    The Silicon Valley company has a Klout score of 92, expectedly high considering much of the world's internet traffic runs through Cisco Systems.



    See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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  • 10/08/15--07:00: SILICON ALLEY 100: 1-100
  • We recently released our annual Silicon Alley 100 list — a ranking of the coolest, most inspiring people in the New York tech industry. We ranked our list based on who in NYC tech has done the coolest stuff this year.

    We've included them all in order of the ranking below, but be sure to check out the full list to find out more about these amazing individuals in detail.

    The 2015 Silicon Alley 100:

    1. Chad Dickerson | CEO | Etsy

    2. Tim Armstrong | CEO | AOL

    3. Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey | cofounder/CEO (Neumann), CCO (McKelvey) | WeWork

    4. Matt Salzberg, Matthew Wadiak, and Ilia Papas | cofounder/CEO (Salzberg), cofounder/COO (Wadiak), cofounder/CTO Papas) | Blue Apron

    5. Dan Doctoroff | CEO | Sidewalk

    6. Mike Bloomberg | CEO | Bloomberg

    7. Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice | cofounders and co-chief creative officers | SoulCycle

    8. Jonah Peretti | cofounder/CEO | BuzzFeed

    9. Mario Schlosser, Josh Kushner, and Kevin Nazemi | cofounder/CEO (Schlosser), cofounders (Kushner and Nazemi) | Oscar

    10. Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Nigel Eccles, Rob Jones, and Chris Stafford | cofounders | FanDuel

    11. James Murdoch | CEO | 21st Century Fox

    12. Marc Lore, Mike Hanrahan, and Nathan Faust | founder/CEO (Lore), cofounder/CTO (Hanrahan), cofounder/COO (Faust) | Jet.com

    13. Ginni Rometty | CEO | IBM

    14. David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal | cofounders/co-CEOs | Warby Parker

    15. Cyrus Massoumi, Nick Ganju, and Oliver Kharraz | cofounder/CEO (Massoumi), cofounder (Ganju), cofounder/president (Kharraz) | ZocDoc

    16. Brian O'Kelley, Michael Rubenstein, and Jon Hsu | founder/CEO (O'Kelley), president (Rubenstein), COO (Hsu) | AppNexus

    17. Saagar Govil | chairman/CEO | Cemtrex

    18. Jim Bankoff | CEO | Vox Media

    19. Barry Diller and Sam Yagan | chairman/senior executive (Diller), Match Group CEO (Yagan) | IAC

    20. Lowell McAdam | CEO | Verizon

    21. Arianna Huffington and Jared Grusd | cofounder and editor-in-chief (Huffington), CEO (Grusd) | The Huffington Post

    22. Joe Marchese, David Levy, and Brandon Mills | cofounders | true[x]

    23. Kim Posnett | co-head of internet investment-banking team | Goldman Sachs

    24. Nick Denton | founder/managing editor | Gawker

    25. Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran | investors | "Shark Tank"

    26. Adam Singolda | founder/CEO | Taboola

    27. Dev Ittycheria, Eliot Horowitz, and Michael Gordon | president/CEO (Ittycheria), cofounder/CTO (Horowitz), CFO (Gordon) | MongoDB

    28. Bill de Blasio and Fred Wilson | mayor of New York City (de Blasio), cofounder of Union Square Ventures | Computer Science for All

    29. Andy Mitchell | director of news and global media partnerships | Facebook

    30. Darren Lachtman and Rob Fishman | cofounders | Niche

    31. Rus Yusupov and Jason Toff | Cofounder (Yusupov), general manager (Toff) | Vine

    32. Payal Kadakia and Mary Biggins | cofounder/CEO (Kadakia), cofounder (Biggins) | ClassPass

    33. Jeff Kinsey and Ted Bailey | cofounder/CTO (Kinsey), cofounder/CEO (Bailey) | Dataminr

    34. Lisa Falzone | cofounder/CEO | Revel Systems

    35. David Haber and Peyton Sherwood | cofounder/CEO (Haber), cofounder/CTO (Sherwood) | Bond Street

    36. Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat, and Paramdeep Singh | cofounder/CEO (Malhotra), cofounder/president/CSO (Bhat), cofounder/executive chairman (Singh) | Saavn

    37. Ragy Thomas | founder/CEO | Sprinklr

    38. Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield | cofounders/co-CEOs | Harry's

    39. Philip Krim, Jeff Chapin, Luke Sherwin, Gabe Flateman, Neil Parikh | cofounders | Casper

    40. Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum | president (Enbar), dean (Flombaum) | Flatiron School

    41. Scott DeLong | founder/chief strategy officer | ViralNova

    42. David Arabov, Jonathan Francis, and Gerard Adams | cofounder/president (Arabov), cofounder/COO (Francis), cofounder/CEO (Adams) | Elite Daily

    43. Ben Uretsky, Moisey Uretsky, Alex Hartman, Mitch Wainer, and Jeff Car | cofounders | DigitalOcean

    44. Alexa Von Tobel | founder/CEO | Learnvest

    45. Garrett Camp and Naveen Selvadurai | founders | Expa

    46. Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg | cofounders | Flatiron Health

    47. Taylor Swift | music artist

    48. Alex Chung | cofounder/CEO | Giphy

    49. Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin | cofounders | TheSkimm

    50. Adi Sideman | CEO | YouNow

    51. Sean Mills and Peter Hamby | head of original content (Mills), head of news (Hamby) | Snapchat

    52. Dennis Crowley and Steve Rosenblatt | cofounder and CEO (Crowley), CRO (Rosenblatt) | Foursquare

    53. Phillippe von Borries and Justin Stefano | cofounders | Refinery29

    54. Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon | founder/CEO (Reffkin), founder/chairman (Allon) | Compass

    55. Morgan Hermand-Waiche | founder/CEO | AdoreMe

    56. Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz | cofounder/CEO (Altchek), cofounder (Horowitz) | Mic

    57. Bryan Goldberg and Kate Ward | editor-in-chief (Ward), founder/CEO (Goldberg) | Bustle

    58. Justin McLeod | founder/CEO | Hinge

    59. Ben Barokas, JP Carlucci, Matt Adkisson, Brian Kane, Geir Magnusson, and Jeroen Seghers | cofounders | Sourcepoint

    60. Rob Wiesenthal and Steve Martocci | cofounders | Blade

    61. Nicholas Chirls and Alex Lines | partners/cofounders | Notation Capital

    62. Jon Steinberg | CEO (Daily Mail), board member (Truffle Pig) | Daily Mail North America, Truffle Pig

    63. Howard Lerman | cofounder/CEO (Yext), cofounder/chairman (Confide) | Yext, Confide

    64. Michael Jaconi, Siddhartha Dabral, Stephen Milbank, Tanner Hackett, Chris Maddern, and Mike Dudas | cofounders | Button

    65. Seth Melnick | New York City market manager | Lyft

    66. Alan Tisch, Octavian Costache, David Tisch, and Ara Katz | cofounders | Spring

    67. Umang Dua, Oisin Hanrahan, Ignacio Leonhardt, and Weina Scott | cofounders | Handy

    68. Jeremy Johnson, Ian Carnevale, Christina Sass, and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji | cofounders | Andela

    69. Fritz Lanman | angel investor and entrepreneur

    70. Oscar Salazar | angel investor and advisor

    71. Scott Belsky | vice president of products-community at Adobe and head of Behance | Adobe

    72. Shana Fisher | managing partner | High Line Venture Partners

    73. Matt Burton, Jonathan Kelfer, Angela Ceresnie, and David Snitkof | cofounders | Orchard Platform

    74. Adam Sager, Chris Rill, and Jon Troutman | cofounders | Canary

    75. Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman | cofounder/head of business development (Fleiss), cofounder/CEO (Hyman) | Rent the Runway

    76. John Foley, Tom Cortese, Yony Feng, and Graham Stanton | cofounder/CEO (Foley), cofounders (others)| Peloton

    77. Andy Dunn | founder/CEO | Bonobos

    78. Allon Bloch, Elie Wurtman, Kevin Westfall, and Marshall Chesrown | CEO (Bloch), cofounders (others) | Vroom

    79. Jared Hecht and Rohan Deshpande | cofounder/CEO (Hecht), cofounder/CTO (Deshpande) | Fundera

    80. Jack Groetzinger and Russell D'Souza | cofounders | SeatGeek

    81. Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky | cofounder (Atwood), cofounder/CEO (Spolsky) | Stack Exchange

    82. Alex Zhardanovsky and Joe Speiser | cofounders | LittleThings

    83. Ken Lerer, Eric Hippeau, and Brian Bedol | cofounders | NowThis

    84. Evan Beard and Kendall Dabaghi | cofounder/CEO (Beard), cofounder/president (Dabaghi) | A Plus

    85. Melissa McCreery, Kathryn Minshew, and Alexandra Cavoulacos | cofounder/editor-in-chief (McCreery), cofounder/CEO (Minshew), cofounder/COO (Cavoulacos) | The Muse

    86. David Nemetz, Michael Schaefermeyer, Steve Marshall, Winton Welsh, and John Degner | cofounders | Inverse

    87. Josh Mohrer | New York general manager | Uber

    88. Brad Hargreaves | founder/CEO | Common

    89. Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis | cofounders | AptDeco

    90. Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman | cofounder/CEO (Wessel), cofounder/CTO | WayUp

    91. Dan Reich, Scott Britton, and Greg Ratner | cofounder/CEO (Reich), cofounder/director of sales and growth (Britton), cofounder/VP of tech (Ratner) | Troops

    92. Casey Neistat | founder/YouTube star | Beme

    93. Alanna Gregory | founder/CEO | Vive

    94. Alexandra Keating | cofounder/CEO | DWNLD

    95. Ben McKean and Gregory Struck | cofounder/CEO (McKean), cofounder/COO (Struck) | Hungryroot

    96. Dan Teran and Saman Rahmanian | cofounders | Managed by Q

    97. Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck | cofounder/CEO (Sapone), cofounder/COO (Beck) | Alfred

    98. Karlie Kloss | model/student/entrepreneur | Kode with Karlie

    99. Bill Trenchard, Chris Fralic, Howard Morgan, Josh Kopelman, Phin Barnes, Rob Hayes, and Wiley Cerilli | venture capitalists | First Round Capital

    100. Cian Cotter, Deven Parekh, Euan Menzies, Hilary Gosher, Jeff Horing, Jeff Lieberman, Michael Triplett, Nikitas Koutoupes, Peter Sobiloff, Richard Wells, and Ryan Hinkle | managing directors | Insight Venture Partners

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  • 10/08/15--07:00: SILICON ALLEY 100: A-Z
  • We recently released our annual Silicon Alley 100 list — a ranking of the coolest, most inspiring people in the New York tech industry. We ranked our list based on who in NYC tech has done the coolest stuff this year.

    We've included them all below in alphabetical order, but be sure to check out the full list to find out more about these amazing individuals in detail.

    2015 Silicon Alley 100: A-Z

    Adam Enbar and Avi Flombaum | president (Enbar), dean (Flombaum) | Flatiron School

    Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey | cofounder/CEO (Neumann), CCO (McKelvey) | WeWork

    Adam Sager, Chris Rill, and Jon Troutman | cofounders | Canary

    Adam Singolda | founder/CEO | Taboola

    Adi Sideman | CEO | YouNow

    Alan Tisch, Octavian Costache, David Tisch, and Ara Katz | cofounders | Spring

    Alanna Gregory | founder/CEO | Vive

    Alex Chung | cofounder/CEO | Giphy

    Alex Zhardanovsky and Joe Speiser | cofounders | LittleThings

    Alexa Von Tobel | founder/CEO | Learnvest

    Alexandra Keating | cofounder/CEO | DWNLD

    Allon Bloch, Elie Wurtman, Kevin Westfall, and Marshall Chesrown | CEO (Bloch), cofounders (others) | Vroom

    Andy Dunn | founder/CEO | Bonobos

    Andy Mitchell | director of news and global media partnerships | Facebook

    Arianna Huffington and Jared Grusd | cofounder and editor-in-chief (Huffington), CEO (Grusd) | The Huffington Post

    Barry Diller and Sam Yagan | chairman/senior executive (Diller), Match Group CEO (Yagan) | IAC

    Ben Barokas, JP Carlucci, Matt Adkisson, Brian Kane, Geir Magnusson, and Jeroen Seghers | cofounders | Sourcepoint

    Ben McKean and Gregory Struck | cofounder/CEO (McKean), cofounder/COO (Struck) | Hungryroot

    Ben Uretsky, Moisey Uretsky, Alex Hartman, Mitch Wainer, and Jeff Car | cofounders | DigitalOcean

    Bill de Blasio and Fred Wilson | mayor of New York City (de Blasio), cofounder of Union Square Ventures | Computer Science for All

    Bill Trenchard, Chris Fralic, Howard Morgan, Josh Kopelman, Phin Barnes, Rob Hayes, and Wiley Cerilli | venture capitalists | First Round Capital

    Brad Hargreaves | founder/CEO | Common

    Brian O'Kelley, Michael Rubenstein, and Jon Hsu | founder/CEO (O'Kelley), president (Rubenstein), COO (Hsu) | AppNexus

    Bryan Goldberg and Kate Ward | editor-in-chief (Ward), founder/CEO (Goldberg) | Bustle

    Casey Neistat | founder/YouTube star | Beme

    Chad Dickerson | CEO | Etsy

    Chris Altchek and Jake Horowitz | cofounder/CEO (Altchek), cofounder (Horowitz) | Mic

    Cian Cotter, Deven Parekh, Euan Menzies, Hilary Gosher, Jeff Horing, Jeff Lieberman, Michael Triplett, Nikitas Koutoupes, Peter Sobiloff, Richard Wells, and Ryan Hinkle | managing directors | Insight Venture Partners

    Cyrus Massoumi, Nick Ganju, and Oliver Kharraz | cofounder/CEO (Massoumi), cofounder (Ganju), cofounder/president (Kharraz) | ZocDoc

    Dan Doctoroff | CEO | Sidewalk

    Dan Reich, Scott Britton, and Greg Ratner | cofounder/CEO (Reich), cofounder/director of sales and growth (Britton), cofounder/VP of tech (Ratner) | Troops

    Dan Teran and Saman Rahmanian | cofounders | Managed by Q

    Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin | cofounders | TheSkimm

    Darren Lachtman and Rob Fishman | cofounders | Niche

    David Arabov, Jonathan Francis, and Gerard Adams | cofounder/president (Arabov), cofounder/COO (Francis), cofounder/CEO (Adams) | Elite Daily

    David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal | cofounders/co-CEOs | Warby Parker

    David Haber and Peyton Sherwood | cofounder/CEO (Haber), cofounder/CTO (Sherwood) | Bond Street

    David Nemetz, Michael Schaefermeyer, Steve Marshall, Winton Welsh, and John Degner | cofounders | Inverse

    Daymond John and Barbara Corcoran | investors | "Shark Tank"

    Dennis Crowley and Steve Rosenblatt | cofounder and CEO (Crowley), CRO (Rosenblatt) | Foursquare

    Dev Ittycheria, Eliot Horowitz, and Michael Gordon | president/CEO (Ittycheria), cofounder/CTO (Horowitz), CFO (Gordon) | MongoDB

    Elizabeth Cutler and Julie Rice | cofounders and c0-chief creative officers | SoulCycle

    Evan Beard and Kendall Dabaghi | cofounder/CEO (Beard), cofounder/president (Dabaghi) | A Plus

    Fritz Lanman | angel investor and entrepreneur

    Garrett Camp and Naveen Selvadurai | founders | Expa

    Ginni Rometty | CEO | IBM

    Howard Lerman | cofounder/CEO (Yext), cofounder/chairman (Confide) | Yext, Confide

    Jack Groetzinger and Russell D'Souza | cofounders | SeatGeek

    James Murdoch | CEO | 21st Century Fox

    Jared Hecht and Rohan Deshpande | cofounder/CEO (Hecht), cofounder/CTO (Deshpande) | Fundera

    Jeff Atwood and Joel Spolsky | cofounder (Atwood), cofounder/CEO (Spolsky) | Stack Exchange

    Jeff Kinsey and Ted Bailey | cofounder/CTO (Kinsey), cofounder/CEO (Bailey) | Dataminr

    Jeffrey Raider and Andy Katz-Mayfield | cofounders/co-CEOs | Harry's

    Jennifer Fleiss and Jennifer Hyman | cofounder/head of business development (Fleiss), cofounder/CEO (Hyman) | Rent the Runway

    Jeremy Johnson, Ian Carnevale, Christina Sass, and Iyinoluwa Aboyeji | cofounders | Andela

    Jim Bankoff | CEO | Vox Media

    Joe Marchese, David Levy, and Brandon Mills | cofounders |true[x]

    John Foley, Tom Cortese, Yony Feng, and Graham Stanton | cofounder/CEO (Foley), cofounders (others)| Peloton

    Jon Steinberg | CEO (Daily Mail), board member (Truffle Pig) | Daily Mail North America, Truffle Pig

    Jonah Peretti | cofounder/CEO | BuzzFeed

    Josh Mohrer | New York general manager | Uber

    Justin McLeod | founder/CEO | Hinge

    Karlie Kloss | model/student/entrepreneur | Kode with Karlie

    Ken Lerer, Eric Hippeau, and Brian Bedol | cofounders | NowThis

    Kim Posnett | co-head of internet investment-banking team | Goldman Sachs

    Lesley Eccles, Tom Griffiths, Nigel Eccles, Rob Jones, and Chris Stafford | cofounders | FanDuel

    Lisa Falzone | cofounder/CEO | Revel Systems

    Liz Wessel and JJ Fliegelman | cofounder/CEO (Wessel), cofounder/CTO | WayUp

    Lowell McAdam | CEO | Verizon

    Marc Lore, Mike Hanrahan, and Nathan Faust | founder/CEO (Lore), cofounder/CTO (Hanrahan), cofounder/COO (Faust) | Jet.com

    Marcela Sapone and Jessica Beck | cofounder/CEO (Sapone), cofounder/COO (Beck) | Alfred

    Mario Schlosser, Josh Kushner, and Kevin Nazemi | cofounder/CEO (Schlosser), cofounders (Kushner and Nazemi) | Oscar

    Matt Burton, Jonathan Kelfer, Angela Ceresnie, and David Snitkof | cofounders | Orchard Platform

    Matt Salzberg, Matthew Wadiak, and Ilia Papas | cofounder/CEO (Salzberg), cofounder/COO (Wadiak), cofounder/CTO Papas) | Blue Apron

    Melissa McCreery, Kathryn Minshew, and Alexandra Cavoulacos | cofounder/editor-in-chief (McCreery), cofounder/CEO (Minshew), cofounder/COO (Cavoulacos) | The Muse

    Michael Jaconi, Siddhartha Dabral, Stephen Milbank, Tanner Hackett, Chris Maddern, and Mike Dudas | cofounders | Button

    Mike Bloomberg | CEO | Bloomberg

    Morgan Hermand-Waiche | founder/CEO | AdoreMe

    Nat Turner and Zach Weinberg | cofounders | Flatiron Health

    Nicholas Chirls and Alex Lines | partners/cofounders | Notation Capital

    Nick Denton | founder/managing editor | Gawker

    Oscar Salazar | angel investor and advisor

    Payal Kadakia and Mary Biggins | cofounder/CEO (Kadakia), cofounder (Biggins) | ClassPass

    Philip Krim, Jeff Chapin, Luke Sherwin, Gabe Flateman, Neil Parikh | cofounders | Casper

    Phillippe von Borries and Justin Stefano | cofounders | Refinery29

    Ragy Thomas | founder/CEO | Sprinklr

    Reham Fagiri and Kalam Dennis | cofounders | AptDeco

    Rishi Malhotra, Vinodh Bhat, and Paramdeep Singh | cofounder/CEO (Malhotra), cofounder/president/CSO (Bhat), cofounder/executive chairman (Singh) | Saavn

    Rob Wiesenthal and Steve Martocci | cofounders | Blade

    Robert Reffkin and Ori Allon | founder/CEO (Reffkin), founder/chairman (Allon) | Compass

    Rus Yusupov and Jason Toff | Cofounder (Yusupov), general manager (Toff) | Vine

    Saagar Govil | chairman/CEO | Cemtrex

    Scott Belsky | vice president of products-community at Adobe and head of Behance | Adobe

    Scott DeLong | founder/chief strategy officer | ViralNova

    Sean Mills and Peter Hamby | head of original content (Mills), head of news (Hamby) | Snapchat

    Seth Melnick | New York City market manager | Lyft

    Shana Fisher | managing partner | High Line Venture Partners

    Taylor Swift | music artist

    Tim Armstrong | CEO | AOL

    Umang Dua, Oisin Hanrahan, Ignacio Leonhardt, and Weina Scott | cofounders | Handy

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    Stanford Graduate School of Business

    Business school is just as much about making professional connections as it is about getting a business education.

    Online grad school guide GraduatePrograms.com surveyed over 13,000 current and former business school students about their programs to find which places offer the strongest networks — schools where students have strong peer, faculty, and alumni networking connections and opportunities, even after graduating.

    Students ranked their schools on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being a perfect score. The scores for each school were averaged together and then ranked accordingly.

    These are the best business schools for networking:

    BI Business Schools_Networking

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    Amidst academic, professional, and financial pressures, many MBA candidates forget that business school is also a time to network, party, and have fun with their peers.

    Online grad school guide Graduateprograms.com surveyed more than 13,000 current and former business school students to find out which programs offer the best social scene. Students ranked their schools on a scale from 1 to 10, with 10 being a perfect score. The scores for each school were averaged together and then ranked accordingly.

    Here are the 25 schools with the best social life:

    BI Business Schools_Social Life

    SEE ALSO: The 25 best business schools for networking

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