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What We Can Learn From the Refugee Crisis That Doomed the Roman Empire

Politicians flounder and demagogues huff and puff over this “unprecedented” immigration pressure. In fact, it all more or less happened 1,640 years …

'BEYOND REPAIR': Former US Defense Secretary Robert Gates tears into Donald Trump

Gates, who has served under eight US presidents, including George W. Bush and Barack Obama, over the course of 50 years, said there is still too much that we do not know about Clinton's and Trump's foreign-policy positions.<p>"Neither candidate has seriously addressed how he or she thinks about the …

Donald Trump

A YouTube video that claims Facebook is 'stealing billions of views' is going viral

A YouTube video that accuses Facebook of "stealing billions of views" is going viral and receiving a ton of support from content creators and prominent tech executives.<p>The video, created by the Munich-based YouTube channel and design studio Kurzgesagt, was released on Monday, shortly after Facebook …

Internet

How to detect lies with a storytelling technique

The idea that you can tell if someone is lying by analysing certain physical cues has been prominent ever since the 1920s, when the polygraph first …

“Wait, You Write In A Spreadsheet?”

How a cobbled-together, in-house publishing tool evolved into a real product<p>It started with Keynote, actually.<p>I had loved Robin Sloan’s FISH and …

New York Times

Why the startup powering Uber’s text messages is worth over $1 billion

For example, when Uber sends you a text message after a driver accepts a request or the ride arrives, it relies on Twilio's technology to do it. The number you call to reach the driver is a temporary, one-time number created by Twilio too. Uber simply has to integrate Twilio's software code into …

Startups

Enterprise Software’s Trillion-Dollar Opportunity

Aaron Levie Contributor<p>Aaron Levie is the Chief Executive Officer of Box.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Now the cloud wars (really) begin<br>• The Industrialist’s Dilemma<p>Outside of the tech industry, an unmistakable trend is sweeping the business world.<p>Companies in industries as far ranging as …

Innovation