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Inside the bizarre upside-down bankruptcy of Mt. Gox

The collapsed bitcoin exchange now weirdly has more assets than liabilities<p>Every six months for the past four years, some number of former customers of the defunct Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange have gathered in a small room in a Tokyo courthouse to hear an update from Nobuaki Kobayashi, the stoic …

At Uber, a New C.E.O. Shifts Gears

Dara Khosrowshahi is charged with turning the scandal-plagued startup into a traditional company—without sacrificing what made it successful.<p><b>Audio:</b> Listen to this story. To hear more feature stories, download the Audm app for your iPhone.<p>The Indian city of Gurugram, which in Hindi means “village of …

Tech Thinks It Has a Fix for the Problems It Created: Blockchain

SAN FRANCISCO — Worried about someone hacking the next election? Bothered by the way Facebook and Equifax coughed up your personal information?<p>The technology industry has an answer called the blockchain — even for the problems the industry helped to create.<p>The first blockchain was created in 2009 …

Blockchain

Waymo Isn’t Going to Slow Down Now

Waymo, the self-driving car company started by Google, did nothing after an autonomous vehicle run by Uber killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. It …

Inside Google’s plan to build a smart neighborhood in Toronto

On the Sidewalk Labs website is a 200-page document explaining its vision for a smart neighborhood in Toronto. It's packed with illustrations that show a warm, idyllic community full of grassy parks, modular buildings and underground tunnels with delivery robots and internet cabling inside. The …

Is It Time to Give Up on Fish Oil?

About 15 years ago, when my cholesterol level began an inexplicable climb, I tried a slew of suggested dietary remedies that included eating more fish, along with a daily supplement of fish oil, which research at the time suggested would help prevent heart attacks and strokes.<p>Alas, my body …

Rumor Has It Kendall Jenner and Blake Griffin Are a Thing

While Kendall Jenner has made it clear in interviews that she doesn't have any plan to talk about her love life publicly unless she's"fully, fully in it with someone," the model has been rumored to be quietly dating rapper A$AP Rocky for months. They were photographed at the Met Gala together; in …

Blake Griffin

Have You Ever Tried to Sell a Diamond?

An unruly market may undo the work of a giant cartel and of an inspired, decades-long ad campaign<p>The diamond invention—the creation of the idea that diamonds are rare and valuable, and are essential signs of esteem—is a relatively recent development in the history of the diamond trade. Until the …

Southern Africa

OpenGov acquires Ontodia to add open-sourced data to its civic intelligence platform

After raising $25 million in additional funding in October, civic technology specialist OpenGov — the startup co-founded by Palantir’s Joe Lonsdale that works with government organizations to collate, analyse and publicly present financial and other data — today announced its first acquisition. To …

21 Clothing Hacks That Will Save You From Embarrassing Mishaps

Get a fresh new wardrobe but still save money.

Embracing the Cycle of Life in India’s Holiest City

Photo by Trujillo Paumier<p>The empty sandy shore across the Ganges from Varanasi is faintly visible from the Chet Singh ghat.<p>When a traveler faces his …

Can Nikesh Arora Make Softbank the Berkshire Hathaway of Tech?

<b>By Erin Griffith</b><p>Photograph by Benjamin Rasmussen for Fortune<p>December 3, 2015, 8:30 AM EDT<p><i>Nikesh Arora helped Google become a profit machine. Now, as</i> …

Tiger Woods 40th Birthday Interview

Turning 40, the golfer talks about his highs and lows on and off the course<p>By Lorne Rubenstein<p>Tiger Woods was raised to be a champion. Groomed by a …

Chennai Floods: A Perfect Storm of Climate Change and Failed Planning

“This is New Orleans after the levees broke.”<p>Last week, as world leaders met in Paris to discuss climate change, the Indian city of Chennai was drowning.<p>The coastal city of more than 4.6 million residents saw its heaviest rainfall in a century. Around 280 people have reportedly died from the …

How to get rich in tech, guaranteed

<i>Startup L. Jackson is an anonymous blogger who writes about startups and Silicon Valley. This post originally appeared on his blog and is republished here with permission.</i><p>This week's NYT article on how employees sometimes lose out is a great read. Employees who like that might also like [Homebrew …

20 Motivational Quotes That Can Invoke A Great Leader In Every Entrepreneur

<b>1. “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain</b><p><b>2. “If you just work on stuff that</b> …

Meet the 29-Year-Old Disruptor Turning the Senior Care Industry on Its Head

<i>This profile is part of “The Fortune Entrepreneurs” list. See the full package here.</i><p>Don’t let Josh Bruno’s charming smile and young age fool you. He …

A History of Islam by Ryan Reeves

In AD 622, Muhammad and his followers took flight from Mecca to Medina—an event known as the <i>Hijra</i>. This date is seen as the beginning point of the …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Startups

How Hillary Clinton’s Loyal Confidants Could Cost Her the Election

Lawyers! Aides! Advisers! No presidential candidate has ever been as defended as Hillary Clinton. As Sarah Ellison reports, the tight-lipped human wall she has raised is also a major liability.<p><b>I. The Praetorians</b><p>They were her darkest days yet as First Lady, though there would be far worse to come. …

The Biggest Korean Beauty Trends to Know for 2016

Alicia Yoon of Peach & Lily and Angela Kim of Insider Beauty predict the next big things.<p>We asked the founders of our two favorite Korean beauty stores to give us the scoop on the hot new ingredients, the brands on the verge of cult status and the makeup trends to know for 2016.<p><b>1) Wetness is the</b> …

Skin Care

Something strange is happening in housing

My wife and I recently looked at homes around Washington D.C. We were shocked. Prices in many D.C. suburbs are 30% to 50% higher than they were five years ago. We visited Seattle over Christmas and found the same: Prices are up anywhere from 30% to 70% since 2009.<p>D.C. and Seattle are big, wealthy, …