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The Next Billion-Dollar Startups 2017

Every year for the past three, Forbes has gone looking for 25 young U.S. companies with a strong shot at reaching a valuation of $1 billion or more. Last year’s list included hot companies like the crowdfunding site GoFundMe, online retailer Boxed and innovative home seller OpenDoor. This year, …

Startups

Microsoft Goes Ethereum: $561 Bln US Company Releases Ethereum-Based Protocol ‘Coco’

Microsoft, the $561 bln US-based technology company, has released the Confidential Consortium (Coco) Framework, an Ethereum-based protocol which …

How Two Brothers Turned Seven Lines of Code Into a $9.2 Billion Startup

Now, Stripe’s Patrick and John Collison are teaming with Amazon to grab even more control over the global flow of commerce.<p>Every day, Americans spend …

32-year-old investor with ties to Elon Musk wants to upend America with a crazy utopian plan for the future

In a not-too-distant future city, superintelligent robots will carry out the majority of vital tasks. Driverless cars will ferry passengers to and from points of interest. Housing and healthcare will be affordable, if not free to all. Political leaders and technologists will speak the same …

A computer predicted the success of Etsy, Spotify, and other major startups 8 years ago — and it's just generated a new list

The domain of picking "start-up winners" was — and largely still is — dominated by a belief held by the venture capital (VC) industry that machines do not play a role in the identification of winners.<p>Ironically, the VC world, having fuelled the creation of computing, is one of the last areas of …

It's now easier to get Purism's security-focused laptops

Purism is nowhere near as well-known as other PC makers, but you may want to keep it on your radar if you're becoming increasingly concerned about security and privacy. The company, which only used to sell made-to-order machines, has just announced the general availability of its security-focused …

🌟 Introducing Dash 🌟

Create Reactive Web Apps in pure Python<p>Dash is a Open Source Python library for creating reactive, Web-based applications. Dash started as a public …

How secure is your favorite messaging app?

WhatsApp, Messenger, Facetime, iMessage, Allo, Telegram, Hangouts, Skype. You have dozens of mainstream messaging apps to choose from, each with tens—if not hundreds—of millions of users and more than enough features to fulfill your communication needs.<p>But not all of these messaging apps are …

Inside Facebook's plan to eat another $350 billion IT market

He suggested doing something that had never been done before and could upend the $350 billion telecommunication market.<p>"It can't be so difficult to build our own system," the engineer said, referring to the telecom equipment that sends data across cables and wireless networks, a system that could …

“Why We Didn’t Use A Framework” (Case Study)

When we set out to build MeetSpace (a video conferencing app for distributed teams), we had a familiar decision to make: What's our tech stack going …

Massive database containing over 560 million passwords discovered

Looks like it’s time to change passwords again. Security researchers have discovered a massive database of login credentials — over 560 million emails and passwords — put together by an unknown person. All of the information is insecure.<p>The database was discovered by the Kromtech Security Research …

These three asset management firms own corporate America

The Big Three together control shares in 40% of all publicly listed firms in the United States.<p>A fundamental change is underway in stock market …

Microsoft’s bid to bring AI to every developer is starting to make sense

The APIs are getting good enough to be built into production systems.<p>SEATTLE—For the third year in a row, Microsoft is heavily promoting …

This analytics firm uses one trillion Facebook and Twitter posts to predict stock movements

Since it launched in 2008, the Boston-based analytics firm has collected, stored, and indexed over a trillion public posts from Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and Instagram to create the world's largest database of its kind.<p>The firm's core competency is "unstructured text analytics." In other words, as …

How Elon Musk learns faster and better than everyone else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)?<p>To explain Musk’s success, others have pointed to his heroic work ethic (he regularly works 85-hour weeks), his ability to set …

Learning

The Holy Grail Of Investing - A Barbell Approach

You've all heard the old adage: "You can't HAVE your cake and EAT it too." (For non-English language readers, a more accurate adage would be "You …