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Lily Is A Self-Flying Drone That Follows You Around And Films You

If Chinese drone maker DJI’s massive valuation and revenue are any indication, drones are becoming a big business. The flying machines are finding their way into many situations you’d previously use an expensive helicopter for — aerial film shots, professional photography, monitoring remote sites, …

Drones

7 questions you should ask a startup CEO during a job interview

<i>This article is part of DBA, a series on Mashable about running a business that features insights from leaders in entrepreneurship, venture capital</i> …

Stock Markets

Google's research on ad injecting malware shows millions of its visitors are affected

Ad injectors – unwanted software that insert new ads or replace the ones already there – have plagued the internet for many a year, but Google wants to show us just how pervasive they are.<p>Today the company released details from a study performed in a partnership with UC Berkley and Santa Barbara …

Safety concerns arise with increased use of cheap imported brakes

Companies in the brake business are sounding the alarm about imported brake pads that they say represent a safety hazard.<p>Brake pads made with cheap materials, imported from low-cost countries and installed on vehicles when the original equipment is worn out need to be subject to safety standards …

General Motors

Soon, a 1-person startup will be worth $1 billion

Maybe I was a bit overzealous, suggesting a company could reach $1B in value without <i>any</i> full-time employees… but startup value per person (whether measured in users, or dollars, or some other way) is rising fast. Why?<p>Another way to look at the question: why do companies of more than one person …

Startups

100,000 North Koreans sent abroad as ‘slaves’

Wages of thousands of “state-sponsored slaves” are used to buy luxury goods and bankroll Pyongyang’s construction boom, activists say<p>Tens of thousands of impoverished North Koreans have been sent abroad to work as “state-sponsored slaves” whose wages are confiscated and used to buy luxury goods for …

Rigged, manipulated and opaque: the $3 trillion oil market needs reform

Global energy markets are a complete mess - and the whole system, from supply through to trading, poses a real systemic risk to global growth<p>Igor Sechin is an uncompromising figure. The head of Russian energy giant Rosneft and right-hand man of President Vladimir Putin <b>launched an extraordinary</b> …

Oil

TOMS' Blake Mycoskie: Too Many Entrepreneurs Make This Mistake | Inc.com

Convincing a large a retailer to sell your product is a great achievement for many entrepreneurs, but it can also wind up hurting your business in the long run.<p>As TOMS founder Blake Mycoskie explained in a recent interview with <i>Inc.</i>, many entrepreneurs don't realize there are times when they should …

Entrepreneurship

Vanity Fair Readers Pick Their Favorite Movies About New York City

From Muppets to Ghostbusters to maniacal magazine editors, here are the Manhattan movies that caught the eye of our readers.<p>This week, in honor of the recent downtown relocation of the Conde Nast offices, the editors of <i>Vanity Fair</i> picked their 100 favorite New York City movies, highlighting their …

New York City

7 Tax Time Retirement Savings Tricks

What if you could boost your retirement savings, courtesy of Uncle Sam? Some of the most generous provisions of the tax code are incentives to save whether via a workplace 401(k), an Individual Retirement Account, a Roth IRA, or one of many retirement plans for the self-employed. Yet year after …

Retirement

What I Learned From Interviewing 163 Entrepreneurs About Failure

<i>This post is co-authored by Dorie Clark and Matthew Turner.</i><p>We always hear about the success stories. Mark Zuckerberg launching in his dorm room. The WhatsApp guys selling for $19 billion. Uber disrupting the taxi industry, and pretty soon everything else. But along the way, even the most successful …

Entrepreneurship

Italy mourns Nutella creator Ferrero's death

Country’s richest man, who took chocolate spread brand around the world but shunned limelight, dies aged 89<p>Michele Ferrero, who built up a sweet fortune with his Nutella empire, died on Saturday with a legacy lauded by the Italian president and chocolate lovers globally.<p>Ferrero, 89, died in Monte …

Nutella

How To Become A 401(k) Millionaire In Four Easy Steps

If it weren’t for the tripwires of human behavior, becoming a millionaire would be a pretty easy path to follow.<p>It’s mostly math and good habits.<p>So when I came across this piece on nowitcounts.com, a Web site for investors over 50, I saw a clear message: If you save consistently, the miracle of …

Retirement

Downton Abbey Recap: The Return of the Worst Dinner Guest

Following last Sunday’s plot-twist extravaganza, <i>Downton Abbey</i> returned to its season-five cruise-control speed of “reassuringly slow” tonight. There were a few surprises though: The Worst Dinner Guest of the Century returned to pretty much diss everyone sitting around Downton’s dinner table; Isis …

TV

Hackers steal $1bn in series of online bank thefts says report

Security firm says hackers infiltrated more than 100 banks and ‘watched’ employees to gain knowledge of systems<p>A hacking ring has stolen up to $1bn from banks around the world in what would be one of the biggest banking breaches known, a cybersecurity firm says in a report scheduled to be delivered …

Home Depot

Nothing for a Ham Dog? Why some Shark Tank entrepreneurs seem to give their businesses away

by Steve Baxter<p>People in the start-up scene know me as a numbers guy and I’ll admit, it’s hard to get a dud deal past me these days.<p>But believe it or …

5 Lame Excuses for Not Starting Your Business | Inc.com

In my experience, there are two types of people in this world 1) those who have started their own businesses, and 2) those who want to start their own business but keep finding excuses to put it off.<p>I'm sure there are some good excuses out there, but the five most common excuses are pretty lame, …

Entrepreneurship

How To Build The STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS Stormtrooper Helmet Out of Metal

A Sundance Filmmaker Attempts to Explain Marlon Brando in the Enigmatic Icon’s Own Words

<i>Listen to Me Marlon</i> is a compelling documentary about Marlon Brando compiled entirely from private audio tapes the actor recorded at home, in business meetings, during hypnosis, in therapy, and during press interviews. And in the first 10 minutes of the Showtime-produced film, from director <b>Stevan</b> …

Marlon Brando

American Sniper: propaganda movie or tale the nation needed to hear?

Big-screen adaptation of former Navy Seal’s bestselling memoir has exceeded box-office forecasts and split the critics<p>The record-breaking box office figures achieved by the new Clint Eastwood film American Sniper over the past week have caused consternation among Hollywood liberals and bitterly …

Box Office

And the winner is...'American Sniper': Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, “American Sniper,” Clint Eastwood’s portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner, according to the annual Reuters/Ipsos Oscars poll.<p>Actress Sienna Miller (L), director Clint Eastwood and …

Clint Eastwood

"Are Video Games Addictive?" — Infographic

Han Solo and Boba Fett Spin-off films

Wall Street

He Left Wall Street to Start A Pizzeria, Now Feeds Many Homeless People Each Day

Walk in to buy a pizza slice for $1 at Rosa's Fresh Pizza in Philadelphia and chances are that you'll end up doing someone a really good turn. The …

'Pin' Meet 'Housing Bubble 2.0'

Housing bubble 2.0 just met Pin 2.0<p><b>The 30 Year U.S. Treasury bond yield hit 2.35% yesterday.</b> That is the lowest rate in U.S. history for the 30 Year …

Ben Bernanke