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Here's How Startups Actually Start Up

There’s a sucker born every day — or so they say. But the way startup fever has been spreading across the land, it almost feels more like there’s a …

Google's Chrome to start auto-pausing Flash ads today

Flash, it was nice knowing you.<p>The demise of the once ever-present multimedia platform draws nearer with Google's decision to automatically pause …

The stock market is way less insane if you're able to think long term

Markets have been on a roller coaster ride.<p>In the midst of all this market chaos, it might be tempting to run away from stocks. But if you're investing for the long term, things should be okay.<p>A blog post by Charles Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders lays out the argument that it's important to keep a …

A look inside the world's superhouses – in pictures

A new book and exhibition looks at some of the world’s most extraordinary houses, including a transformed cement factory outside Barcelona, a prefabricated house in the Netherlands, a restored 12th-century castle in England, and a futuristic seaside escape on the coast of Victoria.<p>• McCartney’s …

Architecture

Oracle's now dumping Java crapware bundles on your Mac, too

Since megayachts aren't going to buy themselves, Larry Ellison's Oracle has been picking up extra cash for years by slipping adware to Windows users via its ubiquitous Java software. If you felt smug because you were on a Mac, guess what! Installing Java on your OSX-equipped MacBook could now lead …

Google Glass Got It Backwards

Now that the Google Glass prototype has been withdrawn from the market, the company has reportedly moved it from research into product development. Consumer fashion and retailing experts have been tasked with refining a look that some in the market labeled “Glasshole” and, according to critics of …

Google Glass