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The End of Moore's Law Will Change How We Need To Think About Innovation

A shift from disrupting markets to tackling grand challenges<p>In 1965, Intel cofounder Gordon Moore published a remarkably prescient paper which predicted that computing power would double about every two years. For a half century, this process of doubling has proved to be so remarkably consistent …

Silicon Valley Wants To Dust Off The Democratic Establishment

A massive shift happened, quietly, during the Obama years: Democrats got comfortable and gave up their lead in digital campaigning, Democratic and Republican political operatives say.<p>Republicans, meanwhile, itched to regain power and invested heavily in using the Internet to build political support.<p>…

3 Ways to Save Your Career From Being Destroyed By Anger

What everyone needs to know to thrive.<p>Sage advice--for life and careers--often appears in the strangest situations. I personally have gained life-long lessons in some of the strangest circumstances.<p>I learned, for example, how to know it's time to quit a job from a stranger I met on a bus. A Taco …

Taco Bell

Two-thirds of Americans are now getting news from social media

More Americans than ever are getting news from social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Snapchat.<p>With a social media-obsessed president in the White House, more Americans than ever are getting news from social platforms like Facebook, Twitter and even Snapchat.<p>More than two-thirds of …

Social Media

'Millennipreneurs' Are Starting More Businesses, Targeting Higher Profits

A new generation of entrepreneurs has arrived, and they’re already outperforming their parents.<p>They’re the “millennipreneurs,” as a new survey puts …

10 Steps to Perfect Your Startup Pitch

Startup guru Guy Kawasaki explains why asking investors for money is like online dating.<p><i>By Ian Chipman | Stanford Business Contributor</i><p>Pitching a startup to venture capitalists is like online dating, says Guy Kawasaki, who has pitched and been pitched to more times than he can count. But not like …

Kawasaki

Think your internet is slow? It probably has something to do with where you live

It may be a central tenet of our democracy, but it doesn’t look like equality is all that present when it comes to the internet in our country. …

That time Marc Andreessen's first company shipped a $7 million CD in a plastic baggie from the kitchen

But circa 1994, he was fresh out of school and serving as a cofounder at pioneering web software company Netscape Communications, which had just signed a $7 million deal with telecom giant MCI to help build MCI Marketplace, an early take on an Amazon-style online store.<p>On stage at this week's …

Venture Capital

The dirty little secret that data journalists aren’t telling you

Take a look at the map above. It tells the story of a year's population change in the United States, according to the latest census data. It shows where the population is growing, like the coasts, the Sun Belt and the oil fields of western North Dakota.<p>It shows, too, where numbers are in decline -- …

Leaked documents from startup Maple show the brutal economics of food delivery

On average, the restaurant-in-an-app lost money on each meal in 2015.<p>It has been a challenging year for food-delivery startups. SpoonRocket went out of business. Munchery is struggling. DoorDash and Postmates secured new investments at a lower and flat valuation, respectively.<p>Maple, the …

These Are The Five Key Battlegrounds For The Big Tech Platforms In 2017

Technology companies will increasingly invest in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other emerging tech next year.<p>Large platform companies like Amazon, Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft want to provide the operating system for our lives, and they will fight hard in 2017 to establish …

3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give Up Equity in Your Company

There aren’t many certainties when you’re building a company from the ground up. But one thing nearly all entrepreneurs face is the need to raise …

Here's why Steve Jobs never let his kids use an iPad

New York University professor Adam Alter, author of " Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked ," explains why Steve Jobs never let his kids use an iPad. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><i>Steve Jobs in 2010 was on the stage at the Apple event</i> …

Apple

The Ugly Unethical Underside of Silicon Valley

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Illustration by Alconic for Fortune<p>December 28, 2016, 6:30 AM EDT<p>As the list of startup scandals grows, it’s time to ask whether …

How I Built A Successful Startup In The Middle Of Nowhere

It can be done–even in Utica, New York.<p>Location, location, location. It’s an old mantra of traditional marketers and a reason why so many startups all cluster in the same place. For many of those in the San Francisco Bay Area or New York City, location really is everything. The connections and …

Italy's banks are on the brink

There is a high degree of probability (approaching 90%, I'd say) that Italy will experience a severe banking crisis in the next few quarters. Perhaps they can stave off the problem for a year, but something will have to be done about the banks.<p><b>Italian GDP per person lagging the rest of …

Economy

This startup has no offices and unlimited vacation, and its cofounder has lived in more than 30 countries in 5 years

Nearly six years later, the company is "flying way past" $100 million annually, has clients ranging from the Cleveland Cavaliers to Airbnb, has hundreds of employees — and not a single office space anywhere in the world.<p>Beneschott cofounded Toptal while he was still in school at Princeton …

Employment

What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the internet

Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the …

Internet of Things