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Apple’s first big break came because of the spreadsheet

These days, Apple’s marketing campaigns play up the company’s appeal to cool, creative people. Things were different in the early days of the now dominant computer and device maker.<p>The $800 billion market cap behemoth we know today owes much of its initial success to the humble spreadsheet. More …

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The Communist App Store: China’s endless apps for tracking, organizing, and motivating party members

China’s Communist Party is getting into app development big time, with dozens of apps to educate and promote social networking among party members hitting the country’s Apple and Android app stores.<p>The party has long put special focus on “party construction,” a key plank of which involves inspiring …

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Photos: The secret Swiss mountain bunker where millionaires stash their bitcoins

Attinghausen, Switzerland<p>I’m being driven along the eastern shore of Lake Lucerne when my guide points out our destination. “The bunker is in one of those mountains,” says Maxim Kon, gesturing at a fog shrouded peak on the opposite shore as he pilots his BMW convertible.<p>Kon is taking me to see one …

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Uber’s culture problems stem from “worship at the altar of hyper growth”

Uber is heading in new direction.<p>It has a new chief executive, Dara Khosrowshahi, charged with cleaning up a raft of culture problems. It is also about to seal a billion-dollar investment deal with Japanese tech giant SoftBank.<p>“We expect to have an announcement pretty soon… very likely in the next …

Facebook buys anonymous teen compliment app tbh

Facebook has scooped up the popular app after it saw 5 million downloads and 2.5 million active daily users in just nine weeks, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The app allows users to receive poll results as compliments based on questions their friends have answered about them. <b>The social media giant reportedly</b> …

SoftBank’s multibillion dollar investment in Uber is “very likely”

Uber board member Arianna Huffington confirmed at WSJ D.Live that a multibillion-dollar Uber-SoftBank deal is very likely to be completed within the week, reports <i>TechCrunch</i>. The Japanese telecoms giant has been investing in pretty much everything over the past year, including Uber’s competitors.</b> …

The University of Florida is allowing Richard Spencer to speak because it has to

White supremacist Richard Spencer is scheduled to speak this Thursday (Oct. 19) afternoon on the University of Florida’s (UF) Gainesville campus. The National Policy Institute, the white supremacist think tank Spencer leads, initially sought to rent space on the UF campus on Sept. 12, shortly after …