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LA tech guru and ex-MySpace CEO reveals the 2 keys to successful startups

He's invested in some of these startups, mentored others, and built many from the ground up.<p>His experience with startups has revealed two big qualities that distinguish companies that actually succeed from the rest: quality managers and a solid audience.<p>"I've seen a lot of companies with a great …

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

The investment values the ridesharing company at $2.5bn, which he says is a bargain compared with Uber’s $41bn<p>Billionaire investor Carl Icahn has bought a $100m stake in Lyft, the fast-growing taxi app rival to Uber.

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Tech billionaires are paying hundreds of millions to get their privacy back

The purchase included two separate parcels: the Kahu'aina Plantation, a 357-acre former sugarcane plantation, and Pila'a Beach, a 393-acre property with bright white sand.<p>The property is large enough for a set of villas or even a resort. But Zuckerberg apparently plans to only build one home: an …

Infosys CEO On Mission To Transform His Company Into Design Thinkers

It’s been just over a year since Vishal Sikka surprised many when he walked away from SAP. Several months later, he shocked a few more when he took the job as CEO at Infosys, the Indian consulting firm. I talked to him this week, and nine months into his new job, he’s making a concerted effort to …

These are the Oppo R7 and R7 Plus

Oppo is taking a leaf out of LG’s book by revealing information about the upcoming R7 ahead of the phone’s official unveiling on May 20. More than that, Oppo just confirmed the existence of another device launching the same day: the supersized R7 Plus.<p>The R7 and R7 Plus have been revealed in a …

Xiaomi is taking on Alibaba and Tencent by launching its own bank

The Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has bigger ambitions than just making handsets and tablets–and in the Chinese tech sector, that means opening a bank. The company today launched an online money-market offering (link in Chinese) called Xiaomi Huoqibao (which roughly translates as “Xiaomi savings …

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Southeast Asian Logistics Firm aCommerce Raises $5M Ahead Of Series B

aCommerce, the NTT Docomo-backed logistics and commerce fulfillment firm that serves Southeast Asia, has raised $5 million as it prepares for an upcoming Series B round that could exceed $30 million.<p>The Bangkok-headquartered company, which provides backend tech and logistics for a range of online …

FCC strikes down petition to delay new net neutrality rules

Petition drawn up by AT&T, CenturyLink, USTelecom, and others halted<p>From the moment the Federal Communications published its Open Internet order — rules designed to protect net neutrality — on March 12th, it has faced multiple legal challenges from telecom companies keen to shoot down the new …

Fujifilm's X-T1 camera is getting a revamped autofocus system

A notable firmware update is coming to the X-T1 and X-T1 Graphite Silver Edition in June, Fujifilm has announced. With this new version, 4.0, both sleek cameras will welcome a vastly enhanced autofocus system and other under-the-hood upgrades -- all of which are expected to improve performance by a …

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London's Boris bikes can now be booked from your phone

You can now book and pay for a bicycle from the capital's Santander cycle hire scheme with an app.<p>On yer bike: you can finally bypass fiddly kiosks and book a Boris bike from your phone when you want to explore the capital on two wheels.<p>The Santander-sponsored cycles hire scheme from Transport for …

Uber says it will 'discourage' its drivers from earning extra cash by placing ads in their cars

The move comes after an unofficial in-car advertising service for rideshare and on-demand drivers launched in the US earlier this month. Viewswagen asks drivers to download two apps which sync together: One of their smartphones, and another for a tablet, which can be positioned in the back of their …

This is probably Samsung's Galaxy Tab S2

<b>Update, June 3:</b> The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 is one step closer to a real announcement, having just passed through TENAA in China. As is usually the case, TENAA has posted a few new images of the tablet, as well as a short specs list. Hit the gallery at the bottom of this article to see it all.<p><b>Update,</b> …

Smartphone shipments in China decline for the first time in six years

Apple emerges as the number one vendor in the first quarter of 2015<p>For years now China has been one of the main drivers of growth in the global smartphone market, but it looks like demand in the country is beginning to slow down. For the first time in six years, smartphone shipments in China …

Apple Expands Its Renewable Paper And Energy Initiatives To China

Apple will extend several of its environmental projects in China, one of its fastest-growing markets.<p>These initiatives include a partnership with the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to protect forests used in the production of paper packaging for Apple items, as well as an effort to increase the use of …

Microsoft to move to smaller, more frequent updates – meaning the all-important version number will remain the same from now on<p>Windows 10 will be the last major release of Microsoft’s venerable operating system, according to a development executive at the firm.<p>Once the new version is released this …

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Google's Mobile Search Strategy: Bake In and Take Out

This week Google edged further into other industries, launching new mobile search features for cars, hotels and food delivery.<p>On Tuesday, Google confirmed what many had long suspected: Mobile searches now outnumber those on desktop.<p>That must have been worrying news in the Googleplex because, while …

CHIP is a $9 Raspberry Pi killer

The Raspberry Pi was definitely a game changer when it hit shelves at only $35. But CHIP is hoping to make the Pi look positively pricey by comparison. The Kickstarter campaign has already blown way past its $50,000 goal. In fact, at the time of this writing its approaching $500,000. Like the Pi, …

You Owe Your Daily Routine To The World’s Fair

Inventions that'll take you from breakfast to bedtime<p>Begun in 1851, the World’s Fair once served as an open showroom for technical oddities, scientific breakthroughs, and cultural mash-ups. Although it still draws millions of visitors every five years, upstarts like the Consumer Electronics Show …

Why so many Apple Watch apps don't work

On the front page of Sunday’s New York Times travel section, Stephanie Rosenbloom tells a story about the first time she tried to order a Uber ride …

11 Things I Learned During 2 Weeks with an Apple Watch

It’s now two weeks since I took delivery of my 42mm Space Grey Apple Watch Sport and awkwardly (see point 7 below) placed it on my wrist.<p>I haven’t tried to do any kind of stress-test on the device here. There are reviews elsewhere online if you want to read about someone trying everything the Watch …

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The CHIP Is A $9 Computer That Can Almost Do It All

If you need a computer about the size of a credit card, look no further. The CHIP is a $9 single-board computer that runs Linux and can do just about anything you want it to… including play Quake.<p>The board includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth as well as optional ports for VGA and HDMI monitors. On board …

Video shows first hands-on with $400 gold-plated Apple Watch

Earlier this week, a few aftermarket services emerged that claimed to gold-plate an Apple Watch for as little as $399. Now, the first users who have taken advantage of the Watch Plate service have started receiving their gold-plated Apple Watch devices back. Among them is YouTuber Keaton Keller of …

C.H.I.P. — the super tiny computer that only costs $9

If you thought the $35 Raspberry Pi 2 was a small and cheap computer, think again. Next Thing Co.'s open-source C.H.I.P. is an even smaller barebones …

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Browsing the web on an Apple Watch is the worst user experience ever

Yearning to browse the web directly from your wrist on Apple Watch's tiny 1.32-inch screen? You're not alone. A developer known by the nickname Comex …

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Revolutionary flying car prototype crashes

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It's not easy to perfect a car that can fly.<p>On Friday, the AeroMobil 3.0 prototype flying car was on a test flight in Slovakia when eyewitnesses say it went into a tailspin.<p>Its inventor and the man behind …

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Amazon reveals HDR-quality video streaming is coming to Prime this year, kicking off with Amazon Originals

Amazon has announced that it’s introducing support for high dynamic range (HDR) quality videos, kicking off later this year with Amazon’s own “Originals” programming.<p>HDR has become increasingly used in the digital media era, designed to create more lifelike images. It effectively brings more color …

Japanese Court Orders Google To Delete Critical Reviews From Google Maps

There’s troubling news in Japan today, after Google was told to delete two critical customer reviews from its Google Maps service.<p>The Chiba District Court today issued a preliminary injunction forcing the U.S. internet company to remove two anonymous reviews for an undisclosed medical clinic in the …