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Genius New Therapy Has Wiped Out Incurable Cancer in Three Patients

Here's how it works.<p>A Florida woman diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, generally considered incurable, is free of the disease two-and-a-half …

Cancer

The 10 Best Places to Live in America (Some Will Surprise You)

U.S. News & World Report ranked the most livable cities in the U.S. across a wide range of variables<p>What are the best places in the United States to live and work? Every year, <i>U.S. News & World Report</i> sets out to answer that question, ranking the 125 most populous metropolitan areas in the nation to …

Rocky Mountains

12 of the Best Business Books of 2017, According to the Stanford Business School

Learn from the best to become your best.<p>A good book is like food for the soul. When you want to curl up by the fire with a truly great one, look no further than this list furnished by members of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.<p>If you've got an entrepreneur or two in your life, these might …

Self-improvement

Should Maine Startups Really Be Worrying About Access to Capital?

Over the past several months, I’ve heard on several occasions that there’s a lack of capital available for early stage startups in the Portland, …

Startups

The US metro areas where people make the most and least money

Of the 382 metropolitan statistical areas (MSA) that the US government recognizes, the median income of $110,000 in Silicon Valley is over three times the median income of $35,600 in Laredo, TX.<p>These MSAs can be large. For example, the extended San Francisco Bay Area is divided in several metros …

How pro rata works in venture capital deals

Jason Rowley Contributor<p>Jason Rowley is a venture capital and technology reporter for Crunchbase News.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Where did venture capitalists go to college?<br>• ICOs delivered at least 3.5x more capital to blockchain startups than VC since 2017<p>To the uninitiated, startup fundraising …

5 Reasons the Home Automation Market is On Track to Hit $79 Billion by 2022

Home automation is growing more than you might think.<p>After years of being relegated to niche publications, the security industry is suddenly making major headlines. First there was the news that home security systems are expected to reach revenues of $100 billion by 2020. Then it was announced that …

Internet of Things

Apple will now let hobbyists build their own HomeKit devices

Though Apple didn't have much to say about HomeKit during its keynote presentation on Monday, it turns out the company's smart home system is seeing some very notable changes this year. The updates center on two things: making HomeKit more flexible for users, and making it much easier for …

The Hottest New Way of Investing in Silicon Valley Comes With a Big Catch

It’s too late to invest in Airbnb Inc. but a company that bills itself as the Airbnb of cloud computer storage is raising cash -- and anyone with an …

Former Bitly CMO returns to Seattle, creates VC fund to provide NW startups with more early-stage cash

Seattle has become one of the most important top tech hubs in the world, with an all-star lineup of homegrown companies and massive offices for …

Startups

Market for smart home sensors is changing

ABI Research predicts more microphones leading to more voice interactionSpencer IvesWednesday, May 10, 2017LONDON—ABI Research recently published a …

There’s Still Time For Apple To Beat Amazon’s Echo At Its Own Game

An Apple smart home device might shine most brightly as the center of the connected home.<p>Apple is working on an Amazon Echo-like device, says KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is one of the most reliable seers when it comes to predicting Apple’s moves, in a report published on Monday. …

Linksys Velop home mesh gets full bridge mode

Linksys announced today that it just released a firmware update that enables a <i>full</i> bridge mode to its Velop Wi-Fi system.<p>This is a significant update since it allows the system to work as part of an existing network, such as one powered by a router/modem combo gateway, instead of creating a …

This Box Detects Home Intruders By Only Using Wi-Fi

Aura is a security device radically different than those that came before it.<p>A few years ago, researchers at MIT developed a new technology that could detect movement by measuring changes to wireless signals. This device, called Radio Frequency (RF) Capture, could in effect "see through walls" by …

31 Tips for a Successful Y Combinator Application

Codementor Blog<p>Published Mar 10, 2017Last updated Jun 19, 2017<p>Thought Leadership<p>Related Articles<p>Mar 10, 2017<p>Remote Team Management: How Zapier …

Remote Working

The 7 Businesses Venture Capitalists Are Really Interested In

VCs fill us in on the sectors likely to score major financing in the months and years ahead.<p>7 min read<p><i>The following excerpt is from Entrepreneur's book</i> Finance Your Business<i>. Buy it now from</i> Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Venture capital (VC) firms are often regarded as the holy grail of startup …

Venture Capital

Venture Capital Firms Are Really Into Podcasting

<i>This article first appeared in Term Sheet, Fortune’s newsletter on deals and dealmakers.</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>As the tech industry revealed in the 2015 Ellen …

Infographic: 34 Startup Metrics That Tech Entrepreneurs Need to Know

<i>Today’s infographic comes from Funders and Founders and information designer Anna Vital, and it lists the important metrics to gauge traction and</i> …

10 Reasons Why Your Startup Idea Is Terrible And Won't Get Funded

As a venture capital and angel investor, I get bombarded with proposals to invest in startups. Many of them are terrible and just not fundable by angel investors or venture capital funds. Here are 10 common mistakes I have seen startups make that have resulted in their inability to raise</b> …

Venture Capital

13 Red Flags That Will Get Your Pitch Rejected Every Time

Investors are people too. A positive first impression can quickly turn negative if you innocently seem to violate business basics while profiling your new venture.<p>After listening to hundreds of startup pitches, and reading even more business plans, most new venture investors develop their own …

Startups

StackSocial: The Hottest Tech Deals, Delivered Daily

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Why Deep Learning Is Suddenly Changing Your Life

<b>By Roger Parloff</b><p>Illustration by Justin Metz<p>September 28, 2016, 5:00 PM EDT<p>Decades-old discoveries are now electrifying the computing industry and …

5 Ways to Launch Your Own Business in Less Than 2 Weeks

How the Amazon Echo won me over and became the center of my smart home

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Amazon<p>Despite the fact that I've only had an Amazon Echo for three and a half months, I already consider it to be one of the best tech …

Capital Gains: GM Injects Lyft With Half a Billion, Audi Invests in Rentals, and More

Car tech and cancer tech raised major money this past week.<p>CES was this past week, and everyone at the techno show was talking about cars. Predictably, some big car-tech funding news also dropped this week, involving players like Audi and GM. Here’s what went down:<p>General Motors, under pressure …

Venture Capital

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

Whether you're seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.

Entrepreneurship

The real reason Quirky, a startup that raised $183 million, went bankrupt in 6 years

There's been a lot of buzz covering the story of Quirky failing this summer (and filing for bankruptcy this week). It usually reads something like "venture backed company burns through mountain of cash without real business" or some other such garbage. I've found myself thinking a lot about the …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

A Critical Look at Gartner's Internet of Things

The end of the summer marks the return to school and a time to digest our favorite summer publication: the Gartner Hype Cycle for Emerging …

Internet of Things