Marcus Nelson

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Duo Security Hires Former Zendesk COO Zack Urlocker To Run Operations

Two-factor authentication startup Duo Security recently raised a $12 million round of funding to quickly grow its business and customer base. To help with that, the company hired seasoned tech exec Zack Urlocker as its new chief operating officer.<p>Urlocker has 25 years of experience in the tech …

Startups

The $1 billion company that prefers 40 year old coders who only work 45 hours a week (Now that's a unicorn)

Here's one thing you don't hear everyday in the Valley: "We probably have more engineers over 40 than any other company, and of all the $1 billion …

Startup Documents

February 2016<p>Safe Financing Documents<p>The safe (simple agreement for future equity) is intended to replace convertible notes in most cases, and we …

Venture Capital

What I’m Learning by Listening – Key Insights from Technology Leaders - W2O Group

Although it is rare, every now and then, I get to just sit back and listen to leaders talk about innovation and entrepreneurship.<p>In the last two …

You Ain't Ever Gonna Burn My Heart OutHOW TO LOSE WEIGHT IN 4 EASY STEPS

I’ve spent the past year losing 80 lbs and getting in shape. A lot of people have been asking me how I did it; specifics like what diet I was on, how …

Cary Elwes on The Princess Bride: ‘I know what my epitaph will be’

Since its release in 1987, The Princess Bride has built a devoted following – nowhere more so than in the Freeman household. Hadley Freeman takes her family along to meet its dashing star Cary Elwes<p>Back in 1987, my mother took my little sister Nell and me to see a new movie she’d read something …

Robin Hood

Garbage's Shirley Manson writes open letter to Kanye West

<b>Rock icon and Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson has stepped in to the Kanye West vs. Beck GRAMMY controversy, slamming Yeezy for being 'petty and</b> …

Scaling Self-Publishing Interests on Flipboard

Just shy of a year following my decision to no longer be a reporter for The Next Web, I’ve continued to be enthralled by the hustle and bustle in the …

Tech Industry

Salesforce CEO Slams 'The World's Dumbest Idea': Maximizing Shareholder Value

Jack Welch has called it “the dumbest idea in the world.”<p>Vinci Group Chairman and CEO Xavier Huillard has called it “totally idiotic.”<p>Alibaba CEO Jack Ma has said that “customers are number one; employees are number two and shareholders are number three.”<p>Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever [UN], has …

World Economic Forum

Robert Reich: The sharing economy is hurtling us backwards

The former secretary of labor outlines the increasingly dystopian future of America’s workforce<p>How would you like to live in an economy where robots do everything that can be predictably programmed in advance, and almost all profits go to the robots’ owners?<p>Meanwhile, human beings do the work …

Online

Don't Look At Black Holes Too Closely, They Might Disappear

We’ve come a long way in 13.8 billion years; but despite our impressively extensive understanding of the Universe, there are still a few strings left …

Physics

Apple Has 93% of Mobile Profits; 650M Users by 2018, Says Canaccord

<b>Canaccord Genuity</b>’s <b>Mike Walkley</b> this morning raises his price target on shares of <b>Apple</b> (AAPL) to $145 from $135, writing that his review of market …

Previously $24 A Year, Imgur Pro Is Now Free

Do you, like much of the Internet, turn to Imgur for your one-off image hosting needs? Want the features that come with an Imgur Pro account, but don’t want to… you know, pay for it?<p>Good news! Imgur Pro doesn’t exist anymore. The company has ditched the $3 per month (or $24 per year if you pay in …

Compress

Apple’s iOS 9 Pegged As A Stability Update, Which Is Way Better Than A Feature Frenzy

Apple’s iOS 9 is going to be focused on improving stability and zapping bugs, according to a new report from the reliable 9to5Mac. The major update for Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch for 2015 is expected to take a step back from the rapid release of new features in favor of building on the …

Apple Pay

Apple Is Reportedly Buying Taylor Swift's Label

Apple’s revamped Beats Music streaming service is expected to launch some time in the near future. The service is reportedly being integrated into …

Bodyweight Hypertrophy: 10 Ways to Build Muscle

One of the biggest myths in the fitness industry is that bodyweight exercises cannot be used to build muscle.<p>Resistance is resistance, whether it …

Intensity Amplifier: Bicep Blast

When you head into the gym, the box, the track or wherever it is that you choose to work out, you've probably got a plan written out, it's on an app …

Scientists Have Figured Out How to Stop The Common Cold in Its Tracks

Plus Ebola, hepatitis C, HIV, polio, and many others.<p>We're still a long way off developing new drugs to combat them, but scientists have finally …

Biology
Cancer

Woman diagnosed her own terminal cancer using Google after doctors missed it

A young woman with stomach pains who typed her symptoms into Google recognised the warning signs of ovarian cancer – which doctors didn’t find until …

Are we winning the war on cancer?

In 1971 Richard Nixon declared “War on Cancer” with the signing of the National Cancer Act. Significant progress has been made in the intervening 44 …

Cancer

Netflix Comes To Cuba

Streaming video service Netflix will be available to Cuban customers starting today, at the $7.99 U.S. per month rate that it offers in the U.S., the company announced today. It’ll still require an international payment method for now, as well as Internet access (which still isn’t ubiquitous in the …

Televisions

3 Things Entrepreneurs Can Do Today To Prepare For Retirement

Some entrepreneurs say they’ll work forever. Yet there comes a <b></b>point when most business owners want to retire and transfer their ownership in order to enjoy everything they’ve worked so hard to obtain.<p>Though entrepreneurs may feel anxious about stepping away from a lifelong business, careful …

Retirement

Female venture capitalist is breaking the mould in Silicon Valley

Katherine Barr is used to standing out.<p>When she was in university, she managed the top-performing College Pro painting franchise in Quebec and led Japanese tourists around Banff, Alta., on horseback. "It was me and 80 cowboys," she says.<p>She grew accustomed to stares from locals when she worked in …

A Map Of Every Patent Steve Jobs Touched

You might never be able to get inside the enigmatic Apple founder’s head, but this could be the next best thing.<p>People are always trying to put themselves into the head of Apple founder Steve Jobs, to figure out how he thought. Unfortunately, Jobs was pretty inscrutable, but here’s one fun way to …

Encryption

'Better Call Saul,' The Prequel To 'Breaking Bad,' Stands On Its Own

I'm guessing that the first thing fans of Vince Gilligan's <i>Breaking Bad</i> want to know is whether its AMC prequel series, <i>Better Call Saul</i>, premiering Sunday and Monday,is anywhere near as good as the original — which was TV at its very best. And I'm also guessing that people who haven't yet worked …

TV

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

SIM Cards Have Finally Been Hacked, And The Flaw Could Affect Millions Of Phones

Smartphones are susceptible to malware and carriers have enabled NSA snooping, but the prevailing wisdom has it there’s still one part of your mobile phone that remains safe and un-hackable: your SIM card.<p>Yet after three years of research, German cryptographer Karsten Nohl claims to have finally …