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Stories of Rejection From 8 of the World's Most Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

These innovators share how they learned from their setbacks.<p>No matter what you do, if you decide to pursue entrepreneurship, you’re going to have to deal with a lot of “no’s.” But it isn’t the setback that defines who you are, but how you handle it. You want to make sure that if you hit a brick …

American Cities

Inside the Emotion Machine – AI and the Social Dilemma

Already, computing systems are outperforming humans in many tasks that profoundly shape our everyday lives in the fields of transportation, …

Artificial Intelligence

Florida shooting survivor Hogg won't accept Ingraham's apology over mocking tweet

Florida shooting survivor David Hogg declined on Friday to accept Fox News host Laura Ingraham’s apology over a tweet mocking him, saying she’s expressing remorse only because a flurry of advertisers dropped her program.<p>Hogg, who called for companies to boycott the talk show host after she derided …

Parkland Shooting

Why I left Fox News

You could measure the decline of Fox News by the drop in the quality of guests waiting in the green room. A year and a half ago, you might have heard George Will discussing policy with a senator while a former Cabinet member listened in. Today, you would meet a Republican commissar with a …

Gun Control

A startup founder who was rejected 148 times before raising almost $30 million made 2 small changes to get investors excited

A different type of entrepreneur might have given up.<p>And after 148 rejections from investors, no one would have faulted her for throwing in the towel.<p>But if there's one thing Kathryn Minshew values, it's perseverance— when one approach doesn't work, she's ready to try another.<p>Minshew is the …

Startups

George W. Bush slams Trumpism, without mentioning president by name

'Bigotry seems emboldened. Our politics seems more vulnerable to conspiracy theories and outright fabrication,' Bush declared.<p>Former President George W. Bush offered an unmistakable denunciation of Trumpism on Thursday without mentioning the president by name, urging citizens to oppose threats to …

Political Science

An absolutely maddening exchange between Sarah Sanders and the media

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Tuesday, amid chiding reporters for lacking a sense of humor about something that was not a joke, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had the following exchange with One America News Network's Trey Yingst:<p><b>Yingst</b>: "And I have one quick follow-up, Sarah, on taxes. The …

Sarah Sanders

This Zambian Tourism Campaign Goes Right For Donald Trump

Of late, American politics feels less like organized squabbles over the minutiae of infrastructure policy and more like a mortal struggle for the soul of the country. The latest example: President Donald Trump, while stumping for an aggressive immigration policy in a meeting with numerous U.S. …

Donald Trump

Elon Musk Is Offering To Rebuild Puerto Rico’s Power Grid With Solar, And The Governor Is Ready To Talk

Billionaire Elon Musk has popped up in some unexpected contexts online — regarding everything from his fantastically fierce meeting behavior to tangling with <i>Rick and Morty</i> — in recent days, but now he’s focusing on a much more vital subject. That is, Musk recognizes that Puerto Rico needs more help …

Watch Chris Cuomo nail Kellyanne Conway for trying to blame lack of gun control on Hillary Clinton

In an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, the White House adviser tried to lay lax gun control at the feet of Clinton<p>CNN's Chris Cuomo and White House adviser Kellyanne Conway have a history of heated exchanges. Thursday's interview following President Trump's visit to Las Vegas was perhaps the most …

Gun Control

Trump attacks San Juan mayor over hurricane response

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump launched an attack on San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz on Saturday for criticizing the White House's hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico, accusing her of "poor leadership" and suggesting that the island's residents are not doing enough to help …

Caribbean

San Juan mayor: 'Dammit, this is not a good news story'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz reacted with shock and anger to acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke on Friday, saying Puerto Rico's recovery is "not a good news story."<p>"This is a 'people are dying' story," she said in disbelief.<p>Cruz was referencing Duke's comments …

Caribbean

Nearly Half of Americans Don’t Know Puerto Ricans Are Fellow Citizens

More than three million Americans in Puerto Rico are struggling to meet basic needs after a devastating strike from Hurricane Maria, but their plight seems to be attracting far less public or political attention than the woes caused by the recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.<p>One potential …

Caribbean

Infamous fake news writer found dead in bed

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18.<p>Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs of foul play. He said Horner had a history of prescription drug …

Fake News

4 reasons Trump thinks NFL players are a good target (and 1 big reason he's wrong)

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Friday night, President Donald Trump began a full frontal assault against NFL players who refused to stand during the national anthem -- deriding them as "sons of bitches." On Sunday night, he was still at it, tweeting: "Sports fans should never condone players that do not …

Donald Trump

The Faces Diplomats Made While Watching Trump's First UN Speech Were Pretty Great

It was...definitely interesting!

Check out this amazing use of drag-and-drop in iOS 11

With the iOS 11 launch imminent, developers are releasing updates that take advantage of all its new features. Some, like Dropbox, will support the new Files app, making Dropbox appear like just another folder like it does on the Mac. Other apps, like 1Writer and GoodNotes, now support …

Apps

Videoblocks launches its stock photo service and changes its name to Storyblocks

Stock imagery service Videoblocks made its name thanks to its flat-rate, unlimited video library and a marketplace that paid photographers a 100 percent commission. Over time, the service started branching out beyond video, though, and the company first announced its plans for a stock photo service …

Typography

There’s now a one in 20 chance of global warming ‘which could wipe out humanity’

There’s a one in 20 chance that the carbon dioxide in Earth’s atmosphere will cause a five-degree rise in temperature by 2100 – which could wipe out …

Keybase launches fully encrypted Slack-like communications tool — and it’s free

Keybase added to its encrypted tool kit today when it launched Keybase Teams, an open source, Slack-like communications tool with end-to-end encryption. Desktop and mobile versions are available for download now.<p>It may seem like competing with Slack, the enormously popular enterprise communications …

Encryption

There's one 'It' scene that even scared Stephen King

Stephen King is the twisted mind behind "It" and countless other supernatural horror novels. One would think scaring him would be difficult to do — especially with his own work.<p>But it turns out that one scene in the new film version of "It" — which was not part of the original novel — even scared …

Construction

Announcing Startup Battlefield at Disrupt San Francisco

Each year, TechCrunch selects early-stage startups from a pool of thousands across the globe, and selects the top innovators to compete in Startup Battlefield. Over the next three days at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2017, a select few will vie for $50,000 and the coveted Disrupt Cup.<p>Our founders are …

Startups

Hollywood just enabled Sean Spicer and that's not funny

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Sean Spicer rolled a faux presidential podium onto the Emmys stage Sunday night in Los Angeles, a collective gasp went up among the assembled celebrities. Was it really him?? What would he say???<p>Spicer played his part perfectly -- insisting that "this will be the largest audience to …

Donald Trump

Obama Goes From White House to Wall Street in Less Than One Year

<i>Follow @bpolitics for all the latest news, and sign up for our daily Balance of Power newsletter.</i><p>Hillary Clinton says she made a mistake when she …

Wall Street

The Loneliest President

He’s increasingly isolated in the White House, but for Donald Trump, being alone is not a liability. It’s where he’s most comfortable.<p>“ISOLATED?” read the subject line.<p>“Friend,” Donald Trump wrote recently to supporters in a fundraising email. “The fake news keeps saying, ‘President Trump is …

Donald Trump

After an earthquake and a hurricane — and Trump's failure to send condolences — Mexico rescinds offer of aid to U.S.

Mexico on Monday withdrew its offer of aid to the United States to help victims of<p>Hurricane Harvey, saying those resources are now needed at home as Mexico recovers from a separate hurricane and a devastating earthquake.<p>Last month, as Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston with days of record-breaking …

Apple finally unveils the iPhone 8 in all its glory

Apple announced today the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus devices at the Steve Jobs Theater near its "spaceship" headquarters in California.<p>The new phones …

Trump Organization drops birther crusade from Trump's corporate biography

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Trump Organization this year removed from Donald Trump's corporate biography a reference to his involvement in the birther movement that sought to prove then-President Barack Obama was not a natural-born citizen of the United States.<p>The line, which had been included in Trump's bio since …

Donald Trump

Want to reinvent yourself? Retire abroad

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>As the founder of Best Places in the World to Retire, I’ve heard many of our expat …

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