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Starting Up Down Under: The Guide to Australia’s Tech Scene

<i>Bryce Keane is an Australian expat now living in London. He is co-founder of international start-up community event organisation 3beards and founder and director of Albion Drive, a fully integrated communicaitons agency for entrepreneurs and challenger brands.</i><p>Last November, Sydney-based startup …

Evan Spiegel, 23, and Bobby Murphy, 25

<b>Cofounders, Snapchat</b><br>Run Snapchat, a mobile app used to send 400 million disappearing photos and videos each day. The company raised $50 million at a near $2 billion valuation in December and is reported to have turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer from Facebook.

Private Tech Companies Valued Above $1 Billion

CB Insights tracks venture capitalists and the companies they invest in. According to their data 26 privately held technology companies have a valuation of at least $1 billion (real or rumored).

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Don't Bet Against Aaron Levie

The improbable but beautifully executed pivot. The prescience about technological change. The insight about what users want and need. Aaron Levie, the 28-year-old CEO of the billion-dollar cloud-computing company Box, just keeps getting it right.<p><i>Editor's note: Box went public Friday, opening at</i> …

How One Startup Aims to Revolutionize the Hiring Process

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>There's no denying that America's labor market is dramatically out of whack.<p>Job-seekers today either lack or are unsure how to get the skills they need to land a steady, well-paying position. Employers, in turn, are uncertain how to assess the …

Fast, Easy, and Online | Inc.com

Mobile payment--so recently novel, now ubiquitous--is getting better fast. Most significant, the services are increasingly targeted. You manage your accounts through QuickBooks? There's a service precisely for you. Your customers use mobile wallets rather than credit cards? You have choices.<p>In this …

Square Competitor Leaf Scores $20 Million Investment From Payments Giant Heartland

For a while, it wasn’t clear how payments startup Leaf would get the distribution it needed to compete against Square and others trying to reinvent …

Payments Startup MobiKwik Launches Mobile Wallet As India’s Central Bank Acts To End Country’s Cash Dependence

In a move that could ease paper money’s stranglehold over the Indian economy and society, Mobikwik is releasing a mobile wallet for the country’s burgeoning smartphone-class to digitally buy goods directly from merchants. The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is empowering payment companies to facilitate …

One of China’s biggest growth markets: condoms

China is the fourth largest condom maker in the world, and yet its people don’t tend to use condoms—at least not until recently.<p>China’s condom market will grow by nearly 60% in the next five years, according to Bloomberg, which cites research by Global Industry Analysts. That could spell big …

Diane Von Furstenberg And Jack Dorsey Talk Influences, Parents, And Whether Or Not They’d Make Good Employees

Two star entrepreneurs chat about what got them started and keeps them going.<p>Although they’ve succeeded in very different industries–he launched Twitter and Square, she’s a clothing designer who built an eponymous empire–Jack Dorsey and Diane von Furstenberg have both struggled with similar …

Cloudera names new CEO; Mike Olson now chairman and chief strategy officer

Cloudera co-founder Mike Olson is no longer the company’s CEO, according to a Tuesday morning blog post from Olson. Former Arcsight CEO Tom Reilly is …

Microsoft continues iPad-mocking ads with comparison with Dell XPS 10

Microsoft is running another of its seemingly disingenuous 30-second ads comparing Windows 8 tablets with the iPad, this time highlighting Windows 8 zoomable homescreen, multi-tasking (iOS 7?) and the iPad’s lack of SD card slot (adapters! in the rare case you need one).<p>The timing of the ad, which …

TODAY Video - Latest TODAY show clips, news & video - TODAY.com | TODAY

VIDEO<p>A-Rod gets real about love and more in ‘Guys Tell All’ gameA-Rod gets real about love and more in ‘Guys Tell All’ gameA-Rod gets real about love and more in ‘Guys Tell All’ game<p>07:53<p>Test your baseball knowledge with A-Rod in special MLB edition of ‘Who Knew?’Test your baseball knowledge with …

Stripe Makes It Easier For Marketplaces To Collect And Distribute Payments To Multiple Accounts

Payments startup Stripe is making an interesting move in the world of marketplaces that should make it significantly easier for collaborative consumption startups to take and process payments. The company is debuting a technology that allows for payments to be distributed to multiple bank …

Twitter and Its Silicon Valley Frenemies

Twitter has to work with lots of different Silicon Valley companies. How well it works with those companies depends on how much overlap there is. CEO …

What if Hulu Really Isn’t for Sale After All?

Asa Mathat | D: All Things Digital<p>There are at least seven bidders for Hulu. But that doesn’t mean its TV network owners are actually going to sell …

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann: The Full D11 Interview

Pinterest CEO Ben Silbermann doesn’t do a whole lot of press. So we were eager to hear the young CEO’s thoughts on how the social, photo-centric …

Dress Your Body Type: Skinny

<i>Click here to follow AskMen Fashion on Twitter</i>.<p>Regardless of the body type Mother Nature gave you, making the most of what you were given goes a long way to helping you look and feel more confident and attractive, both to yourself and to others. In the second installment of our Dress Your Body Type …

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From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3 Years: How Nest Thermostats Were Born

<b>Editor’s note:</b> Derek Andersen <i>is the founder of</i> Startup Grind<i>, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs</i><i>.</i><p>I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs. The guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats …