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The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Daily Fantasy Sports Hedge Funds: Coming Soon To A Market Near You?

Although legal issues surrounding daily fantasy sports remain unsettled in some states, new money continues to flow into these contests at a rapid rate. As a result, springboard industries have emerged to provide high-stakes daily fantasy sports contestants with spreadsheets, statistical databases, …

Amazon’s new ad network has a secret weapon against Google AdWords: shopping data

The secret sauce of delivering relevant ads is rich and clean demographic, psychographic, and social data. Google has data on what we search for, Facebook has data on what we like and share, but Amazon’s data may be the best of all for targeting ads. It has data on what we browse and buy.<p>That’s why …

A Look Back At Yahoo’s Flickr Acquisition For Lessons Today

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series on the tech M&A market.</i><p>When Yahoo offered to buy Flickr in early 2005, co-founder Stewart Butterfield and his team had a tough decision to make. There were many reasons to sell. But there were also many …

You can steal data from a computer by touching it

Normally, breaking a PC's security involves either finding security exploits or launching brute force attacks, neither of which is necessarily quick or easy. However, a team at Tel Aviv University has come up with a potentially much simpler way to swipe data from a computer: touch it. If you make …

MIT students figure out how to make delivery-by-drone a reality

The same day that Amazon announced a trial run of its delivery by drone service in India, a couple of MIT researchers released a new study that shows how to keep delivery drones running efficiently — and it’s funded by Boeing.<p>A team of researchers have developed what is essentially a health kit for …

Top designers react to Google’s new ‘Material’ design language

Two days ago, Google revealed its next generation “Material” design language — a departure from past guidelines and a clear reaction to design trends made popular by Apple and Microsoft.<p>To fully digest the impact Material will have on the future of digital design, VentureBeat asked several …

AT&T Plans to Lay Fiber Straight to Apple's Front Yard

Cupertino gets the GigaPower service.<p>AT&T said Tuesday that it will bring its GigaPower fiber Internet service to Cupertino, Calif. — the Silicon Valley town best known as the headquarters of Apple. It’s also not far from the headquarters of Google — AT&T’s chief rival in the race to deliver fiber …

San Francisco Open Exchange Aims To Be The E-Trade Of Bitcoin

Y Combinator-backed startup San Francisco Open Exchange (SFOX) is an online trading platform that helps people find the best bitcoin prices at various exchanges. In other words, it would like to help you buy, sell and invest in bitcoin exchanges kinda like and investor buys and sells stock on …

Activate Your Company's Potential By Teaming Up With A University

Top-notch talent is critical for any business. For a growing company, universities are the perfect place to hunt for the most ambitious and passionate entry-level employees.<p>For my company, developing a relationship with the University of Missouri made perfect sense. It has one of the best …

You'll Fail At Your Next Presentation Without The Answers To These 3 Questions

Public speaking is the most dynamic way to build your personal brand – as long as you remember that it’s not about you. It’s about the people in the seats, looking up at you with eager anticipation.<p>I have been a professional public speaker for over a decade. Before all my presentations around the …

Majority Of Digital Media Consumption Now Takes Place In Mobile Apps

U.S. users are now spending the majority of their time consuming digital media within mobile applications, according to a new study released by comScore this morning. That means mobile apps, including the number 1 most popular app Facebook, eat up more of our time than desktop usage or mobile web …

New Apple patents turn your phone into a car locator

This dreaded moment has happened to everyone. You walk out of a store and panic seizes you. “Where did I park my car?” you ask. You’re then subjected to the wander of shame through the parking lot as you desperately try to locate your vehicle.<p>But thanks to two new Apple patents, this …

Meet Sobrr, the anti-Facebook app

What would you do if you only had one day to live? Probably not spend time downloading and fiddling with a mobile app, we're guessing.<p>But a new app, Sobrr, wants you to embrace life in just that way. It lets you create a social network geared toward meeting new people around you, sharing photos and …

Estately Launches Flip, A Tinder For Real Estate

One of the annoyances of online real estate search is that you often see the exact same house pop up day after day, even though it is a run-down shack (“rustic with good bones”) in a not so nice (“up and coming”) neighborhood with a concrete yard (“low maintenance”). Estately wants to free you from …

Old Coders: When Programming Is a Second Career

Liz Beigle-Bryant took her first programming class, BASIC, in 1973. At the time, computers were part of the math departments instead of the …

Voice-Based Social Media Platform Bubbly Acquired By Altruist Group

Bubbly, the voice-based social media network, has been acquired by India-based Altruist, which provides telecom services in Europe, Africa, and Asia. The terms of the deal were undisclosed. Bubbly, which was known as Bubble Motion before rebranding last year, raised a total of $39 million, and …

Instagram Announces Account Insights, Ad Insights, Ad staging

Instagram today announced three new business tools to help brands build their following on the social network: Account insights, Ad insights, and Ad staging. The Facebook-owned company says the new suite will be rolled out “over the coming weeks and months,” but wouldn’t provide details regarding …

Why People Aren't Buying iPads Anymore

Last week, a colleague of mine went to the Verizon store to get a new phone. An hour later, he walked out with a new smartphone and a free Android tablet.<p>That's how cheap tablets have become: Verizon will give you a free one when you sign a two-year contract with the company.<p>No wonder iPad sales …

Microsoft just gifted the world’s most promising mobile phone market to Google

Feature phones—those things without touchscreens or internet connections known colloquially as dumbphones—aren’t dead yet. But if Google and Microsoft get their way, they are are not long for this world. Smartphones outsold feature phones for the first time in 2013.<p>This week, Microsoft announced …

How to Unbutton and Still Look Buttoned-Up

0<p>SHARES<p>Staying buttoned-up during a heat wave is no easy task, but no man should be caught walking around with his cleavage out. Yes, you can …

'Mario Kart 8' Tops Video Game Charts In June

This past June was another good month for Nintendo.<p>Although Ubisoft’s <i>Watch Dogs</i> video game sold the most total units, Nintendo’s <i>Mario Kart 8</i> sold the most on a single platform, moving over 470,000 copies last month. That brings the total in just five weeks to 870,000 in the US alone.<p>The second-best …

How the BRICS New Development Bank Serves China's Interest

When the leaders of Brazil, Russia, India China, and South Africa announced the formation of a jointly run development bank earlier this week, the …

'Kickstarter For The Homeless' Raises Investment From Some Of The Biggest Tech Investors, Including Marc Benioff

Some of the biggest tech investors have joined the seed round, including Salesforce's Marc Benioff, SV Angels' Ron Conway, and Reddit's Alexis Ohanian.<p>Poverty is a serious issue in America, with approximately 46 million people living below the poverty line and 3.5 million of them homeless. In San …

Wells Fargo To Stop Reordering Check Transactions; Should Reduce Overdraft Charges

A little talked-about way in which banks maximize overdraft fees is by processing transactions not in the order in which they are received, but in a …

Vertu, maker of the $22,000 smartphone, is considering luxury wearables

Last month was a special one for Max Pogliani: Not only did it mark his first anniversary as Vertu's CEO, but it also saw the launch of his very own baby, the Android-powered Signature Touch. This new phone's up-to-date specs have already silenced critics; and despite the luxury market's slowdown, …

Fox Offered $80 Billion To Buy Time Warner And Was Rejected: Report

Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (NASDAQ:FOXA) offered $80 billion to buy Time Warner Inc. (NYSE:TWX) last month and was turned down by …

Jibo Is a Remarkable Robot Assistant for the Whole Family

MIT Media Lab professor Cynthia Breazeal has launched a crowdfunding campaign for Jibo, a cute little robot that will help out around the house.<p>Breazeal is considered one of the front-runners in the field of social robotics, which aims to create robots that we can communicate naturally with and …