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The CEO of SnapLogic tells us why he's so enthusiastic about staging an IPO

Tech CEOs are often pretty cagey when you ask them if they will take their companies public. They don't like to give away corporate strategy as a rule, they prefer to keep their options open, and staging an IPO can be a total nightmare of red tape, lawyers, short-term thinking, and unwanted media …

San Mateo

Airbnb management service Hostmaker scores $15M Series B funding

Airbnb continues to be an ecosystem in its own right, with a number of startups building a business by making the lives of hosts easier and potentially more lucrative. One such company is London-based Hostmaker, an upmarket Airbnb management service, which today is announcing $15 million in Series …

Hospitality

One snub of Hitler may have changed history

A snub appears to have led Adolf Hitler to the Nazi party. A historian is making the case that the most reviled dictator in history first tried to join the German Socialist party but was rejected, the <i>Guardian</i> reports.<p>If the German Socialists, another far right party, had taken him, Hitler may have …

World History

SoftBank’s massive investments are stalling tech IPOs

(<i>Reuters</i>) — Big cash infusions for startups from an ever-expanding group of financiers, led by SoftBank and Middle East sovereign wealth funds, have extinguished hopes that the technology IPO market would bounce back this year.<p>These deep-pocketed financiers, which have traditionally invested in the …

Venture Capital

Facebook and Apple can’t agree on terms, so Facebook’s subscription tool will only launch on Android phones

The problem: Apple’s 30 percent tax.<p>Facebook’s effort to help media companies sell subscriptions has hit a snag: Apple.<p>The two companies are butting heads over Facebook’s plan for a new subscription tool in its mobile app. The tool will put paywalls around some articles in Facebook’s news feed, and …

Android Phones

Stanford researchers built a 'gaydar' for photos — and it reveals something disturbing about facial recognition technology

Psychologist Michal Kosinski and his colleague Yilun Wang at the Stanford Graduate School of Business caused a stir last month when they suggested that artificial intelligence could apply a sort of "gaydar" to profile photos on dating websites.<p>In a forthcoming paper in the Journal of Personality …

Business School

How Porn Publisher Larry Flynt Hustled — And Wound Up Richer Than Hugh Hefner

Hustler publisher Larry Flynt made waves Sunday for offering a $10 million bounty on information leading to the impeachment of President Donald Trump …

A Self-Made Billionaire Reveals the 1 Mental Hurdle That You Must Overcome to Reach Your Potential

People who can do this are winners; those who can't are losers, according to the world's most influential hedge fund entrepreneur.<p>Billionaire Ray Dalio founded Bridgewater, one of the world's largest and best-performing hedge funds. A true entrepreneurial success story, Dalio started his company in …

Self-improvement

How the Kushner Family’s Real Estate Fumble May Entangle Trump's White House

In 2007, near the peak of the real estate bubble, Kushner Companies made a huge leap from New Jersey apartments to Manhattan high rises. Using only a …

Twitter’s terms of service are making people mad — but they’re not new

Twitter is making some minor changes to its terms of service (ToS) for users outside of the U.S. this October and a lot of people are rather upset about them.<p>What seems to be the trigger here is that these “new” terms are going into effect for the rest of the world on October 2nd and Twitter is …

Girl, 14, found hanged in wardrobe died after being ‘let down by authorities’

A troubled teenager deemed at high risk of self-harm was let down by authorities, an inquest has ruled.<p>Charlotte Baron, 14, was found hanged in her …

Most CEOs Are Not Thought Leaders. Here's Why

How does nobody understand this?<p>When I played hockey growing up, I didn't just want to have fun--I wanted to make it to the NHL and win the Stanley Cup.<p>When I started playing World of Warcraft as a 14 year old, I didn't just want to kill hours in front of my computer--I wanted to become one of the …

Leadership

Amazon Stock Market Value Drops By $5B After Single Tweet By Trump

Amazon’s stock market value plunged by more than $5 billion following a tweet by Donald Trump that criticized the company. The president took to …

This Is What Goldman Sachs Is Telling Big Money Clients About Bitcoin

Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is acknowledging that it’s getting harder for institutional investors to ignore the cryptocurrency market with total assets …

Secretive startup Magic Leap is solving the same boring problems as everyone else

It seems ushering in “a complete shift in visual computing” looks a lot simpler up close.<p>New research from secretive augmented-reality startup Magic Leap shows the company has been working on an AI-based approach to estimating the size and shape of rooms, called RoomNet. The paper, written by the …

Augmented Reality

Popular face-aging app now offers ‘Black,’ ‘Indian,’ and ‘Asian’ filters

FaceApp previously got in trouble for making users skin lighter to make them ‘hotter’<p><i>Update August 9th, 17:15PM ET:</i> <i>FaceApp’s CEO says: “The new controversial filters will be removed in the next few hours.”</i><p>You might remember FaceApp — a selfie-editing app that transforms users’ pictures by making …

Bob Marley

Science Explains Why Some People Look Prettier From the Side

Ariana Grande knows what she's doing.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Ariana Grande, Biology, Health & Psychology<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent …

3 Ways to Raise Your Kids to Think -- and Solve Problems -- Like an Entrepreneur

Kids who feel lost in the face of adversity today will encounter substantial challenges in the "Fourth Revolution" of tomorrow.<p>Serial Entrepreneur and Parenting Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>As every parent knows all too well, parenting doesn't come with a …

World Economic Forum

Apple starts promotional campaign to win Chinese consumers to Apple Pay

Between July 18 and 24, consumers using Apple Pay to make payments in designated online and offline merchants in mainland China that display the logo of UnionPay's quick pass facility will receive discounts of up to 50% and as much as 50 times the usual amounts of reward points for credit cards, …

China

Girl, 16, found hanged in school toilets after hearing bullies call her ‘stupid Pole’

A Polish-born teenager who was found hanged in toilets at her school complained that she had been bullied and had been called a ‘stupid Pole’ and …

Uber's global retreat continues as it pulls out of Macau

Uber is in a global retreat right now.<p>The company will suspend its operations in the former Portuguese territory of Macau from 22 July as it could "not secure a business environment" to "unlock the full benefits of ride-sharing".<p>Uber, in its official website, said it was exploring ways to serve the …

Macau

The smartphone is eventually going to die, and Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Facebook are racing to kill it

From April to June, tech's biggest companies all held their annual mega-events, laying out their grand visions for the next 12 months or so.<p>Facebook kicked it off in late April with its F8 conference, followed by Microsoft Build, then the Google I/O conference, and Apple's Worldwide Developers …

Augmented Reality

The Brazilian Maker of Havaianas Flip-Flops Was Just Sold For Over $1 Billion

J&F Investimentos, the holding company for one of Brazil’s richest families, has sold its controlling stake in the company that makes Havaianas …

Wall Street sours on Snap

Snap shares closed below the company's $17 IPO price for the first time this week, and analysts downgraded the stock.<p>Morgan Stanley cut its price …

Your Facebook Messenger app is about to be filled with ads

After forcing users to switch to separate Messenger app to continue chatting, Facebook will now push adverts on them in expanded trial<p>After forcing Facebook users to switch to a separate Messenger app to continue chatting, the social network is about to start pushing adverts on those using the …

Gong, an AI-based language tool to help sales and customer service reps, nabs $20M

As artificial intelligence continues its spread into all aspects of computing, many believe that it will be the next big frontier in CRM. Today a startup called Gong.io underscores that trend: the Israeli startup, which has built a tool that uses natural language processing and machine learning to …

WhatsApp 'not doing enough' to defend users against governments

WhatsAppis not doing enough to protect its users' data from governments, internet privacy campaigners have claimed.<p>The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a digital rights group, gave the messaging app one of the lowest scores in its annual report into how technology companies protect their users.<p>The …

Privacy

Einstein's Riddle

This is Einstein's riddle: There are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different …

Albert Einstein

Snapchat’s latest update lets you send links to friends

Snapchat’s latest update on iOS and Android now lets users do what brands can already do: link a website to your snap. Now your friends just have to swipe up to view whatever you link in Snapchat’s internal browser.<p>After today’s update, users can just tap a little paperclip icon located in the …

League of Legends point prices are going up abroad, and Brexit is to blame

The U.K. will see a 20 percent increase for RP<p>Buying Riot Points for <i>League of Legends</i> is about to get costly for players in the U.K. A 20 percent increase in prices for the in-game currency will be effective starting later this month, and Riot Games is pointing to “Brexit” as the cause of the …