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Uber, Mint, and Square investor Rob Hayes shares what he looks for in community-driven startups

<i>[Disclosure: Hayes’ firm, First Round is an UrbanSitter investor and Hayes is a member of the company’s board]</i><p>When it comes to successfully investing in companies that build large communities of users, few can compare to Rob Hayes of First Round. Rob opened First Round’s San Francisco office in …

Tech stocks are on fire: How high can they go?

Tech stocks are red hot this winter. Don't expect that to change any time soon.<p>Apple (AAPL)'s stock keeps hitting all-time highs. Last week, the company became the first American business worth over $700 billion. But Apple is hardly alone. The Nasdaq is at its highest level in 15 years. It's within …

Photographer Spends Years Creating New ‘Historical’ Photos of Old Warships

Danish photographer Thomas Bangsted sits on the opposite end of the spectrum from “spray and pray” photography. The Brooklyn-based artist often …

Photography

Uber vs Sprig: 2 different flavors of dynamic pricing

When someone says “Uber,” what immediately comes to mind? If seemingly endless controversies are top of the list, you’re not alone.<p>Perhaps the biggest one is just two short words: surge pricing.<p>One of the longest standing complaints of users and journalists alike is its use of dynamic pricing, or …

Democratising Finance on Flipboard

By Financial Times | Financial Times created a magazine on Flipboard. “Democratising Finance on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other …

Accenture unveils its vision for five big tech trends in 2015

Global consulting company Accenture offers a lot of advice to its customers about important business trends, so the company has to stay up to speed on technology. And that’s why it’s revealing its five big tech trends for 2015.<p>The Accenture Technology Vision 2015 says that every business is now a …

[En bref] FinTech: Orange investit dans Afrimarket, Impression 3D : FabShop cherche à lever 1,2 million d’euros…

[tabs]<p>[tab title= »Orange investit dans Afrimarket »]<p>Orange a annoncé avoir investi dans Afrimarket, une start-up parisienne spécialisée dans le …

Dianne Feinstein leaving intelligence job amid clash on tactics report

As head of the Senate Intelligence Committee since 2009, Sen. Dianne Feinstein has spent hundreds of hours in secret briefings and seen thousands of pictures from battlefields in Syria, Iraq and Yemen. She keeps two images with her.<p>One shows a little girl wearing a gingham dress, white tights and …

National Security

A Photographer Reveals The Spectacular Beauty Of An Iceberg That Flipped Over

"My favorite trips are those that are centered around a beautiful landscape — the more dramatic or unusual the better," says Alex Cornell, a San Francisco-based designer and musician.<p>So it's no surprise that Cornell, along with his mother and sister, traveled to Antarctica in December to take in …

Catholics don't have to breed 'like rabbits', says Pope Francis

Catholics do not have to breed “like rabbits” and should instead practise responsible parenting, Pope Francis said on Monday.<p>Speaking to reporters en route home from the Philippines, Francis said there were plenty of church-approved ways to regulate births.<p>But he firmly upheld church teaching …

Singapore Launches Program In San Francisco To Attract More U.S. Startups

Singapore is already one of the most developed startup hubs in Asia. Now its government wants to bring more U.S. startups to the city-nation.<p>Earlier today, the Infocomm Development Authority Of Singapore, a government organization focused on growing the country’s tech industry, opened a new office …

Apple's iPhone 6 Taking Significant Share In China, Japan And South Korea

Counterpoint Research surveys major mass retailers and distributors in 33 countries along with utilizing demand side surveys and analysis to compile worldwide monthly smartphone sales. In October and November it saw Apple’s iPhone gain significant market share in China, Japan and South Korea. <i>(Note</i> …

Amazon changed the price of the Bible over 100 times in five years

Amazon is famous for changing prices frequently to test the demand for products or undercut a competitor on hot items like Beats headphones or Razor electric scooters.<p>A generic King James version of the Holy Bible wouldn’t seem like an obvious candidate for such dynamic pricing.<p>But data show that …

Shopping

Shazam Is Now A Billion-Dollar Company

The music discovery startup has closed a new round of funding for $30 million, the Wall Street Journal is reporting, with a valuation of around $1 billion. It's double what the company was valued at a year ago.<p>The investors now own 3% of the company — but their identities haven't been disclosed. We …

Fortune.com

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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

Here's the tech news you need to know today.<p><b>1. Google is interested in investing in Elon Musk's SpaceX.</b> The tech giant is keen on the idea of using satellites to bring the internet to people around the world.<p><b>2. Twitter has acquired Indian mobile marketing startup ZipDial.</b> The company gives clients …

A Clean Slate: Why One of Instagram’s Most Followed Photographers is Deleting All 1K of His Posts

Well known Instagram user, street photographer, and Assistant Professor at UC Berkeley Richard Koci Hernandez has announced he will be deleting all …

Masai Warriors, Elephants and Giraffes All Made an Appearance at This Stunning Wedding in Kenya

Wedding photographer Jonas Peterson has captured dozens of beautiful weddings all over the world. But even with his impressive resume and archive of …

17 Shocking Photos That Show How Global Warming Is Everywhere

Concerns over global climate change have never been higher — and with good reason. For decades, scientists have been watching warming-related trends.<p>Increases in fires, floods, droughts, severe storms, and sea levels are just some of the consequences that researchers have observed as companions to …

‘Life on Earth is in peril. We have no future if we don’t go into space’

STEPHEN HAWKING<p>Physicist and cosmologist<p>Robotic missions are much cheaper and may provide more scientific information, but they don’t catch the public imagination in the same way, and they don’t spread the human race into space, which I’m arguing should be our long-term strategy. If the human race …