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What's Wrong with the Economy—and with Economics? | by The Editors | NYR Daily | The New York Review of Books

<i>On March 14–15, 2015, The New York Review of Books Foundation, Fritt Ord, and the Dan David Prize held a conference, “What’s Wrong with the</i> …

Economics

Business Model Canvas beyond startups – Part 1 – Tom Graves

Is Business Model Canvas at risk of becoming another TOGAF – a useful tool for a specific context, yet often more of a hindrance than a help wherever …

Business Model Canvas beyond startups – Part 2: Front-end – Tom Graves

How can we use Business Model Canvas beyond its initial intended context of commercial startups? In particular, how best can we use it to explore the …

500 Startups Announces Batch 13 in Mountain View

Double dang. Can you believe we’re already on our 13th accelerator batch? For those of you keeping track, this is our tenth batch in Mountain View!<p>As …

San Francisco

Project Music Incubator Names 8 Startups To Class Of 2015

____________________________________<p>The 14-week Project Music business accelerator was created by the Nashville Entrepreneur Center in partnership …

11 “Internet of Things” Startups to Watch

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data …

Internet of Things

Sneaky Questions Early-Stage VCs Ask Founders

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Rob Go is a co-founder and partner at seed-stage VC NextView Ventures and writes on the firm’s blog, the View from Seed.</i><p>During conversations with VCs, entrepreneurs will often encounter a few sneaky questions that have nothing to do with their actual businesses today. Many of these …

Venture Capital

A brief history of USB, what it replaced, and what has failed to replace it

USB isn't perfect, but it replaced lots of ports we'll never have to see again.<p>Like all technology, USB has evolved over time. Despite being a …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …

Earth Science

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai

Photographer Karim Nafatni gives new energy to the glowing lights of bustling Dubai in his stunning series of cityscapes, simply called <i>Rooftop Photography</i>. As we have seen before, the Dubai-based photographer and major airline pilot is certainly not afraid of heights! In his ongoing series, Nafatni …

Photography

Music streaming up by a third in US as CD sales fall

<b>Music streaming through websites like Spotify and YouTube increased by 32% in the US in 2013.</b><p>More than 118 billion streams took place according to Nielsen and Billboard's 2013 Music Report.<p>The boost came as sales of physical albums dropped by almost 14%, while digital sales recorded no change.<p>The …

Miley Cyrus

Starting a Company? 8 Free Online Courses You Can't Miss | Inc.com

Entrepreneurial education is slowly but surely becoming more mainstream. Traditional universities are offering entrepreneurs more tools than ever before. But education start-ups such as Coursera and Udacity have taken this a step further--offering in-depth classes on entrepreneurship taught by …

Entrepreneurship

The shakeup of Kleiner Perkins exposes the short comings of venture capital

Advertisement<p>19 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Apple.<p>Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins’ aggressive bet on cleantech has turned out to be …

Salon’s ultimate book guide for 2013

Got gift certificates to spend? James McBride, Elizabeth Gilbert, Junot Diaz and many more have suggestions<p>Salon reached out to a bunch of writers who had new books out this year to find out what their favorite book of the year was. We saw a lot of books by big-name writers: Donna Tartt, Jonathan …

Bitcoin Explained

Information Geographies

<b>Geographies of Google Search</b><p>Description This graphic illustrates the number of pages indexed by Google about each country. Data The data were …

By 2015, Chinese tourists could spend more than all the world’s luxury shoppers combined

In two years, Chinese tourists could be spending as much as $194 billion a year in Europe, the US, Asia and other vacation spots. That’s according to Morgan Stanley, in a research note this week on luxury companies.<p>That figure speaks of the growing economic clout of China’s middle class—but also …

China

Blockbuster’s Demise Puts to Rest the Movie-Rental Store Era

It’s been years in the making, but DISH has finally pulled video store rental chain Blockbuster off life support. The company announced today that it will shutter Blockbuster’s remaining 300 retail stores in the US and cease its DVD mail distribution service.<p>Blockbuster by Mail will halt in …

More than 5 million people have backed a Kickstarter project

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Crowd-funding giant Kickstarter unveiled some of its latest stats on Tuesday, showing just how quickly the company’s community …

Kindle Most Popular Device For Ebooks, Beating Out iPad; Tablets On The Rise

More people who read ebooks own an Amazon Kindle dedicated e-reader than own an Apple iPad — or any other device for that matter. As more people buy tablets and fewer buy e-readers, however, that fact is set to flip.<p>According to a new study from the Book Industry Study Group, nearly 40% of U.S. …

Startup sets sights on rapid transit Hyperloop prototype by 2015

Hyperloop passenger transport capsule conceptual design rendering.<p>Prototypes of Elon Musk's high-speed "Hyperloop" transit will be ready by 2015, according to the group taking over development of the project. That's just two years after Musk first described his idea to transport humans between …

High-speed Rail

Google Fonts now fully accessible to design enthusiasts

The company's boatload of fonts can now be tested before a person decides to download and use them for their project.<p>Google Fonts, the search giant's repository for typefaces, has inked a deal with Monotype to make it easier to preview those fonts.<p>The companies announced the deal on Thursday, …

Typography

For the first time ever, Apple will spend more money on technology than Intel

Apple has just revealed in a filing with the SEC that the company will spend $10.5 billion on stuff—also known as “capital expenditures”—in 2014. For Apple, that stuff includes “manufacturing process equipment, corporate facilities and infrastructure,” but does not include the company’s myriad …

Intel Corporation

Facebook, Google Slow Their Startup Spending Spree

Want to sell your startup to Facebook or Google? Don’t try doing it in late summer.<p>Both Web giants, which have been very active acquirers for the …