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Prague's famous astronomical clock stops

The 15th-century astronomical clock in central Prague, which draws crowds of tourists every hour, was halted on Monday morning for six months of …

Reid Hoffman: To Successfully Grow A Business, You Must 'Expect Chaos'

He's the billionaire co-founder of LinkedIn, Greylock Partner, a mentor to many, and, starting in May, the host of a new podcast called 'Masters of Scale.' Here, Hoffman gives us an inside look at how he teaches entrepreneurs to grow successful businesses.<p>This story appears in the May 2017 issue of</i> …

Getting Your Head in the Game for Fund Raising

When you run a startup you’re always on borrowed time. You have cash in the bank, a monthly burn rate and a “cash out” date that few in the company …

Venture Capital

The Bay Area Should Levy a 5% Equity Tax on Startups

There are a lot of new tax ideas circulating in conversations. With aging infrastructure, growing inequality, and an expectation of less federal …

Larry Page-backed startup reveals electric flying vehicle that launches this year

Flying hybrid vehicles are very popular right now, with established companies and numerous startups currently working on the vehicles. One firm that …

Startups

How to tell when a SaaS startup is ready for IPO

If you’re a founder, early employee, or investor of a growing SaaS startup, chances are that the word “Exit” has crossed your mind. Generally, you have two options: get acquired or go public. While the former has long been a viable option, the public market for SaaS businesses is relatively new. …

SaaS

Scott Belsky: How a founder built a $150 million company and turned half of his employees into millionaires - Success! How I Did It

article<p>https://www.breaker.audio/success-how-i-did-it/e/16768679<p>Scott Belsky began his career at Goldman Sachs. But he didn't like it, so he saved …

How a Berlin startup beat the online giants at image recognition

Can a machine learn aesthetics in a way a human would? Could it then look at a set of photos, and draw on those same aesthetics to reproduce a different set? It’s a big question because it has long-term implications for how AI is going to develop.<p>What are aesthetics anyway? Is it just what you …

This Entrepreneur Skipped College and Made $1,037,100 In Five Months

The Million Dollar Homepage is a successful gimmick that proves success has no formula.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Alex Tew didn’t give a damn about paying his “dues.”<p>At 21, he was about to start a three-year business management course at the University of …

Hallowed leader's name behind U.S. student's jailing in North Korea | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. student sentenced to 15 years of hard labor by North Korea’s supreme court was convicted for trying to steal a banner invoking former North Korean leader Kim Jong Il, state media footage of the trial indicates.<p>The court sentenced the student, Otto Warmbier, on Wednesday …

North Korea

Korean-American in North Korea confesses to stealing secrets: media | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Korean-American man detained in North Korea has confessed to stealing military secrets and plotting subversion with South Koreans, the North’s official news agency and foreign media reported on Friday.<p>North Korea, which has been criticized for its human rights record, has in the …

North Korea

The future is a pen and this microwavable notepad

Despite the abundance of technology that I surround myself with (laptop, phone, second monitor, tablet, camera, ridiculously heavy and terrible iPad charger) the two tool that never outlive their welcome in my daily repertoire is a pen and notepad.<p>I’ve tried using a whole range of different …

Notepads

Amazon will give you $5 for your Kindle DX, which once cost $379

Amazon has a Kindle trade-in program, but if you own a Kindle DX, you're probably better off selling it on eBay.<p>Amazon is offering Kindle e-reader owners an incentive to buy a new Kindle: trade in your old model for a gift card and a $20 credit toward a Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage or …

Drone Sales Are About To Go Crazy

The future will likely include a lot more drones buzzing overhead.<p>Drone sales are expected to grow from 2.5 million this year to 7 million in 2020, …

Unmanned Aircraft

Kanye West Takes Another Shot at Taylor Swift in His Leaked Saturday Night Live Rant

Pinterest<p>Another day, another drama for Kanye West.<p>The latest in West-gate comes as an uncensored recording of his meltdown at <i>Saturday Night Live</i> hit the interwebs yesterday. The brief backstory, ICYMI, is that Kanye was reportedly pissed with a capital P over last-minute changes made to his stage …

Startup bets on device success by sneaking under Apple and Google radar

Acadine Technologies thinks there's room alongside Silicon Valley's biggest powers for software to power drones, action cams, smartwatches, and the feature phones plenty of people still buy.<p>Chances are that if you bought a phone today, it would run on Apple's iOS or Google's Android software. …

LG Electronics

Why male athletes are pulling out of the Olympics

<b>(CNN) —</b> Watching the news, Dr. William Schaffner wanted to reach into his television set and give soccer player Hope Solo this message: "You have it all backward!"<p>He heard that Solo said she wouldn't compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil if the games were held today because she worried she might …

Public Health

Apple Pay will help China’s mammoth state banks crush Alibaba offline

Apple Pay goes live in China today.<p>Apple launched its mobile wallet over a year ago, but it is still not doing well in Apple’s native US. But its expansion to China, the fifth country to get Apple Pay, could be different. Chinese consumers are used to mobile payments, thanks to Alibaba’s Alipay and …

FinTech

Discussing gravitational waves with LIGO team member Joshua Smith (Tomorrow Daily)

Ashley and Jeff deep dive into Mattel's NY Toy Fair announcements, the shoe sole that aims to charge your devices through motion. We also welcome Joshua Smith (CSUF, LIGO collaborative) to discuss gravitational waves and what they mean for future research.

LIGO

Newly discovered Ebola-fighting antibodies could aid vaccine research

In the blood of a survivor of the recent<p>Ebolaoutbreak, a team of researchers has discovered a number of antibodies that seem to successfully combat the deadly virus in mice.<p>The findings, published in the journal Science, may help point scientists in the right direction for developing a vaccine that …

Disease

This car has no gears and pumps out only water from its exhaust

A British startup has unveiled a working prototype of a zero-emission car that runs on hydrogen and is about to hit Europe’s roads.<p>The super-simple Rasa design created by Riversimple has only 18 moving parts and can run for 300 miles on just over 50 ounces of hydrogen.<p>The potential gasoline killer …

Alternative Fuel

Apple's chip boss is so secretive that all the papers on his desk are turned upside down

Part of the reason Apple has been able to keep the details of its chipmaking under wraps is that the man who runs it, Johny Srouji, is great at keeping secrets, according to a profile of Srouji in Bloomberg.<p>The secrecy applies even to Srouji's office:<p>Srouji once invited his former Intel colleague, …

Julian Assange should be allowed to go free, UN panel finds

<b>Wikileaks founder Julian Assange should be allowed to walk free and be compensated for his "deprivation of liberty", a UN legal panel has found.</b><p>Mr Assange, 44, - who faces extradition to Sweden over a rape claim, which he denies - claimed asylum in London's Ecuadorean embassy in 2012.<p>He has been …