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The Future Of Those Cheap Private Jet By The Seat Flights

For most of us, the best chance we will have to experience private aviation on a regular basis, meaning not having to wait for an invite from the boss or a rich friend, is the plethora of services that have emerged selling singles seats, either on individual flights or via membership. For an …

Flying

This 3D Design App Is Used By Millions Of China's House Builders, And Plans To Go Global

China’s rapidly growing middle class–and their willingness to spend–in recent years has notoriously driven up property prices in major cities around the world. But back home, the Chinese’s desire to buy homes requires a different approach. While in Los Angeles or Hong Kong, mainland buyers can walk …

Computer Science

This is why our phones are making us miserable: happiness isn't the same thing as pleasure, and our brain knows it

People trying to sell you a new car, a fancy phone, or a bigger home might like you to believe that money can buy a whole lot of happiness. But your brain knows that's not true. Money can buy you pleasure, but happiness has to come from somewhere else.<p>If you're confused between happiness and …

Happiness

The Basics of Blockchain Technology, Explained in Plain English

Anything and everything you need to know about what makes blockchain technology tick.<p>Historically, no asset has been a greater source of wealth …

Blockchain

Go-Jek buys three startups to advance its mobile payment business

Go-Jek, the company leading Uber and Grab in Southeast Asia’s largest market, has bagged a hat trick of deals to advance its mobile payment strategy.<p>Indonesia-based Go-Jek revealed it has acquired offline payment firm Kartuku, payment gateway Midtrans and payment and lending network Mapan for …

How China became a haven for people looking to cash in on the Bitcoin gold rush

Business Insider UK spoke with University of Cambridge Research Fellow Garrick Hileman about cryptocurrency mining and the countries that are best suited for it and why China produces the most Bitcoin of any country.<p>He explains that there are four key ingredients that make the ideal conditions for …

Bootstrapped Farmgirl Flowers Is Taking On The Flower Industry And A Host Of Venture-Backed Rivals

Christina Stembel, 39, grew up on an Indiana corn and soybean farm and didn’t go to college. Now she’s building Farmgirl Flowers in San Francisco, which will clock $15 million in revenue this year. When she launched the company in 2010, the $18 billion U.S. flower industry was dominated by four big …

Startups

Natural Cycles gets $30M for its EU-certified “digital contraception”

Contraception can be a charged topic for many reasons. It’s highly personal, of course. Frequently it’s political. And the stakes, should your method of choice fail, are obviously very high indeed.<p>Which perhaps explains why there hasn’t been a whole lot of innovation in the space — unless you count …

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear Ads Show A Dated Device, Not A Futuristic One

Even Samsung thinks its Galaxy Gear is anachronistic – at least if the commercials are to be believed. New ads for the new Samsung Galaxy Gear that popped up on the company’s official YouTube page this weekend are supposed to be an exercise in wish-fulfillment, but they end up showing off a company …

Google Tabs happened, now marketers must step up their game

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Marketing is always most effective when it is delivered with something else of value. If you open your postal mailbox and its …