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Why two Googlers left the company's top-secret lab to create an app that aims to change how people talk to each other

One day, while he and his wife were both at work, he got a text message containing an audio file from his 20-month-old daughter's nanny.<p>When he finally downloaded the file as an MP3 and fired up his media player, he heard June, his 20-month-old daughter, say some of her first words: "I miss you, …

How to know when your startup is ready to acquire its first company

As the founder of a growing startup, one of the most common questions I get asked whenever the topic of competitors comes up is, “Can’t you just buy some of these companies out?”<p>From the very beginning of the dot-com boom, the idea of raising money, acquiring another company, or going public has …

How two millennials built a $100 million startup in 4 years and landed an interview with the president

Michelle Obama's glam squad had already powdered his nose. He sipped water and thumbed an issue of The New Yorker, trying to stave off nerves.<p>Horowitz, 27, was about to conduct his third-ever video interview for a website he cofounded four years earlier, Mic. The president had only granted two …

The Chinese super-rich are about to flood the US real-estate market

The Sotheby's real-estate agent was on a business trip in Shanghai, and he was mid-bite during a dinner when he saw his phone light up from a message on his app, WeChat.<p>It was a Chinese client concerned over a $6 million property she was about to buy near Central Park. She was visiting New York at …

A successor to the storied U-2 spy plane is reportedly in development

Lockeed Martin's "Skunk Works," the office in charge of developing the company's high-end future defense systems, is in the planning stages for a spy plane that combines the best features of both Lockheed's U-2 and Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk drone.<p>The RQ-4 and the U-2 already perform …

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How $50 billion Salesforce is turning into one of the most aggressive investors in Silicon Valley

Salesforce had invested a small amount in InsideSales' previous round, through its VC arm Salesforce Ventures, so Elkington wasn't too surprised by their interest.<p>But their next move did.<p>"As we further discussed, they said, 'Let us just lead this round' — which is not a typical thing [for them] to …

19 books by CEOs that will teach you how to run the world

But the ones worth reading ditch the platitudes in favor of instructive anecdotes — which is why they so often come from execs who have lived through it.<p>From the memoir of a former gang member to an analysis of the most efficient hiring methods, here are the best leadership books from people who …

Airline Announces Plans To Weigh All Passengers In The Name Of ‘Safety’

Air travel regularly annoys passengers to such a great degree that it’s almost easier to drive the distance when possible. Let’s say you were to embark upon a short flight, which doesn’t serve as a mere connection between greater distances. When one takes security lines, luggage restrictions, and …

11 National Parks That Are America's Best Kept Secrets

You'll want to go to there.<p>Channel Island National Park consists of five islands off the coast of southern California. The islands are so isolated that they house over 150 unique species of plants and animals that are not found anywhere else in the world.<p>Voyageurs National Park boasts beautiful …

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30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

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British Airways Boeing 777 Pilots Got Sick as Cockpit Starved of Air: AIIB Report

World<p>LONDON — Pilots of a Boeing 777 flying across the Atlantic got sick at the controls because their cockpit was starved of air, an official report said Thursday.<p>The British Airways jet carrying 235 passengers and crew to Seattle on March 6 returned to London Heathrow for an emergency landing …

Windows 10 may send Microsoft data even when you tell it not to

Several key Windows 10 features, including Cortana, could be sending identifiable information to Microsoft, according to tests by <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>Windows …

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President Barack Obama's favourite books

President Barack Obama is a voracious reader so when he recommends a book it tends to get noticed.<p>In an interview with People magazine in December 2015, he said that his favourite book of the year was the novel Fates and Furies by Lauren Goff. Fates and Furies, a portrait of a dishonest marriage …

Pentagon Fears It’s Not Ready for a War With Putin

A series of classified exercises over the summer has raised concerns inside the Defense Department that its forces are not prepared for a sustained …

Military

William and Kate issue furious warning over paparazzi pictures of their children

Royal couple demand that Prince George and Princess Charlotte are given privacy as they describe 'alarming' tactics used by paparazzi<p>The paparazzi are using children to lure Prince George into view as they take increasingly desperate measures to capture lucrative images of the young royal, the Duke …

11 consumer trends that will change the way you do business in the next 5 years

Thanks to the proliferation of high-tech consumer services like Uber and Apple Pay, the business world is trending toward improving customer …

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This app lets you text without Wi-Fi or a data plan anywhere in the world — even on a plane

FireChat is the perfect travel app, allowing users to send and receive text messages entirely without data or internet thanks to something called mesh networking.<p>Basically, mesh networking allows you to communicate wirelessly by bouncing your message from one phone equipped with FireChat (within …

Wi-Fi

Telling the truth pays: Jessica Alba's Honest Company is worth $1.7 billion

Sometimes, honesty really is the best policy.<p>Jessica Alba’s sustainability- and transparency-focused Honest Company is the latest member of the …

How Regular People Make Big Money Running Really Strange Businesses

Next time you're wondering whether your business idea is too crazy to work, remember these crazy ideas that led to insane profits.<p>Jealousy is probably the least attractive emotion in entrepreneurship. Ideally, we'd all like to be the kinds of people who put others first, who care about improving …

These are the 19 most game-changing weapons of the 21st century

The imperatives of the military have always been one of the main drivers of technological development.<p>ARPANET, one of the internet's most important precursors, was a Pentagon project while most of the technology in an iPhone originated with the US Department of Defense.<p>Just as smart gadgets have …

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7 surprising facts you probably don't know about the US Army

Americans celebrate the birth of their nation as July 4, 1776, but the Army is actually the country's "big brother." That makes sense, considering the Continental Army of 1775 — led by future President George Washington — needed to start beating the British in the colonies so Thomas Jefferson could …

Military

America’s new trillion-dollar fighter jet under fire again

It’s tough being the world’s most expensive weapon system. Years behind schedule and billions over-budget, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program has …

China is in deep economic trouble

It just so happens, however, that doing so at this moment cheapened the yuan, also known as the renminbi, against the dollar — which boosts the competitiveness of Chinese exports and hurts the sale of U.S. goods in China. Politicians ranging from Donald Trump to Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) are …

Human Rights

These are 2 of the rarest privately owned planes in the world

The images in this post were taken by aviation photographer Rich Cooper over the Cornish coastline, near Falmouth, during the RNAS Culdrose Air Day on July 30.<p>They show two extremely rare privately owned aircraft: the sole flying examples in the world of a Sea Vixen FAW2 (G-CVIX/XP924), flown by …

This London startup thinks it has solved one of the most annoying things about flying

Fliers have to trek to the airport with heavy bags, wait in indeterminate queues, face frequent checks, and endure the rigmarole of repetitive in-flight safety messages.<p>One London startup wants to make the whole affair a little easier — by removing the need to have to worry about transporting …

World's Smallest Sustainable House Can Fit a Family of Four

1/14<p>Nano Living System<p>Building "the world's smallest sustainable house" is a mighty big claim, but that's what one company says that they've done …

Here's how Tokyo — the largest city in the world — brilliantly eliminated traffic deaths

According to a new report on city safety from the global research organization World Resources Institute, traffic fatalities are near rock-bottom for Tokyoites. They occur at a rate of only 1.3 per 100,000 people.<p>That's incredibly for a city that, by metropolitan area, is the most populated in the …

LUFTHANSA 2 For 1 FIRST CLASS SALE!

Lufthansa has quietly launched a fantastic First Class fare sale. Before you get too excited there are a few provisions that you have to abide …

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