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This couple invented a clever piece of luggage so you'll never have to check your bags again — here's how it works

Over the past two years, Johnathan Webster has taken nearly 60 flights and successfully avoided one bane of airline travel: checking his luggage.<p>Webster and his wife, Gizem Mut-Webster, have evaded checking luggage on flights since they backpacked through Europe in college. As students traveling on …

Wool

5 Things This Serial Entrepreneur Does Again And Again That Makes Millions

Jesse Itzler, of ZICO coconut water, the Atlanta Hawks, and 100 Mile Man, on what it takes to launch more than one venture, and the success principles he swears by.<p>Jesse Itzler is a man of many hats. He's the co-owner of the NBA's Atlanta Hawks, partner in ZICO Coconut Water, founder of Marquis …

Entrepreneurship

Raise softly and deliver a big exit

In the world of venture capital, the prospect of a successful “exit” looms large in the minds of investors. A VC’s business model is less about the money that goes into a startup than it is about what comes out. It’s true that most companies fail to exit gracefully, and of those that do, …

Venture Capital

Blockchain-Based 'Internet Computer' Gets $61M from Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain | Investopedia

Blockchain is now being used to build an “Internet computer.”<p>Top Silicon Valley venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz and Polychain Capital, a …

Andreessen Horowitz

We suck at recycling straws—so maybe we should ban them

Reduce, reuse.<p>Walk into any casual restaurant and before you’ve finished looking at the menu, your waiter will probably give you a glass of cold water. There might be a lemon in it. There might be ice. There’s probably a plastic straw sticking out of the cup. Perhaps this morning you slurped up …

Pollution

18 Investors That Could Fund Your Hardtech Startup

Hardware is hard. These investors know how to make it work.<p>As a founder of a hardware startup, I can affirmatively say that the clich is true: "hardware is hard." With all due respect to other industries and types of companies, a hardware startup requires an extra level of risk, capital, execution …

Venture Capital

21 Questions Amazon Asks Its Job Candidates

If you want to work for Jeff Bezos, you're going to have to answer some tough questions first.<p><b>Amazon goes to great lengths to ensure that they are hiring the right people.</b>• <b><br>We sifted through hundreds of Glassdoor reviews to find some of the company's toughest interview questions.</b>• <b><br>Questions about</b> …

Employment

Uber will soon be bringing a dockless, electric bike-sharing service to San Francisco

Ride-hailing services have been around for some time now with companies like Uber and Lyft exploding in popularity due to their convenience and low …

Transportation

The simple way this Japanese town has become nearly zero-waste

At times, separating trash between paper and plastic can be time-consuming. But it's nothing compared to the recycling efforts of residents in …

Sustainability

The 31-year-old CEO of startup Outcome Health stepped down just 8 months after raising $500 million

For a brief moment going into summer 2017, Outcome Health was one of the buzziest healthcare startups.<p>In May, the company, which places monitors in doctor's offices that display advertisements and health information, had raised more than $500 million and the lofty goal of being in 70% of all …

Goldman Sachs

This Married Couple Built a $131 Pizza Empire (After Selling a Coffee Business to Starbucks). Here's Their 1 Secret to Success

The couple has built several successful businesses, including one they sold to Starbucks for about $90 million.<p>For the married co-founders of MOD Pizza, a chain of artisan-style pizza restaurants throughout the U.S., their business model was built from taking risks. Scott Svenson, who launched the …

Success

Water-based AC cools the air without using harmful chemicals

Our air conditioners still draw on principles that are around 100-years-old, sucking up power in the process. Researchers from the National …

Clean Energy

Research Shows the Best Resumes and Cover Letters Use These Words and Phrases (In Moderation)

If you want to land an interview, create resumes and cover letters that are light on self-promotion and heavy on ingratiation.<p>While your resume won't get you the job you really want, if you're following a standard hiring process, a good cover letter and resume is necessary to get you to the next …

California torture case raises questions about home school regulation

<b>(CNN) —</b> David Turpin, administrator and principal of a Southern California private school operated out of his home, gave it an inviting name: Sandcastle Day School.<p>The engineer started the school by simply filling out a Department of Education affidavit stating that his children were attending …

CNN

Tesla is about to suffer the same fate as Ford

About a century ago, give or take a decade, the Ford Motor Company was <i>the</i> American carmaker. Its Model T was the first successful vehicle for everybody, and its founder, Henry Ford, was the greatest businessman in history, warts and all.<p>At the time, General Motors was a disorganized cluster of …

Tesla

Watch Out, Bitcoin Investors: The IRS Wants Its Share of Your Profits

Find out how lawmakers took away a key tax break.<p>Bitcoin surged in 2017, turning many early adopters of the cryptocurrency into millionaires. …

Ujet electric scooter cruises cities on hubless wheels and carbon nanotube tires

The Ujet is just one in a long, ever-growing line of folding scooters designed for nimble urban mobility. But it's one that absolutely stands out …

Growing weed is not so great for the environment — what Canada can do to make it greener

As marijuana legalization looms, there's a lot for the government to consider in terms of the best ways to handle production.<p>One of those factors …

All-black solar panel from California achieves groundbreaking 19.4% efficiency

California-based Solaria has designed a sleek, all-black solar panel with more than just a pretty face. The company manufactures products with less …

A Walmart executive who sold his first startup for $6 million, 2nd for $550 million, and 3rd for $3 billion, reveals how he became wildly successful

• <b>Marc Lore is the president and CEO of Walmart eCommerce in the US.</b>• <b><br>He founded Quidsi and sold it to Amazon in 2011 for over $500 million. Then he founded Jet.com and sold that to Walmart in 2016 for $3 billion and stock. His first startup was acquired for $6 million.</b>• <b><br>Lore says radical transparency,</b> …

Staten Island

2 Bitcoin Stocks I'd Never Buy, and 1 I'll Consider

Most bitcoin stocks aren't appropriate for serious long-term investors, but there are exceptions.<p>For the most part, I consider bitcoin, other …

New double-pane quantum dot solar windows generate power with better efficiency

Researchers at an American national laboratory have now employed quantum dots for double-pane solar windows that offer shading, insulation, and, of …

How a Maryland bank is quietly solving the marijuana industry’s cash problem

Most banks refuse to open accounts for cannabis-related businesses even in states where pot is legal, citing federal laws that outlaw the drug and consider it on par with cocaine and heroin.<p>In Maryland, however, at least one community bank is working with the state’s newly launched medical …

Cannabis

Einhorn: "None Of The Problems From The Crisis Have Been Solved" - Full Q&A

Two months ago, a downbeat David Einhorn mused rhetorically "will this market cycle never turn?"<p>Despite solid Q3 performance, Einhorn admitted that</i> …

In 2018, We Will CRISPR Human Beings

Ever since 2012, when researchers first discovered that bacterial immune systems could be hijacked to edit DNA in living creatures, CRISPR has been …

3 Stocks That Feel Like Netflix in 2002

Don't let these three compelling businesses pass you by.<p>Buying and holding great stocks is the best way to predictably create wealth over the long …

How to Get Wyoming Wind to California, and Cut 80% of U.S. Carbon Emissions - MIT Technology Review

Several miles south of Rawlins, Wyoming, on a cattle ranch east of the Continental Divide, construction crews have begun laying down roads and pads …

Renewable Energy

‘We have tapped into something’: Impeachment drive builds digital army to take on Trump

Tom Steyer's trove of data is fueling speculation about how the Democratic activist might use his new political power.<p>SAN FRANCISCO — When billionaire Democratic donor Tom Steyer launched a digital petition drive to impeach President Donald Trump two months ago, some Democratic Party leaders …

Tom Steyer

On the Brink of Legalization in California, Cannabis Company Stocks Should Soar

Technical analyst Clive Maund provides an argument for why two cannabis companies are poised for big gains following the legalization of recreational …

The Digital Story Behind Your Next Bowl Of Ramen

Estimates for the number of ramen restaurants in Tokyo range from 6,000 – 10,000. There seems to be at least one ramen shop (as they are referred to locally) on every block. Even the ubiquitous convenience stores have whole aisles dedicated to different varieties of instant ramen.<p>Although ramen …

Innovation