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11 Google leaders share their first summer jobs, from making scrunchies to ringing up orders at McDonald's

Jeff Bezos rang up orders at McDonald's. Marissa Mayer was a grocery store clerk. And Phillip Lim was a sales associate at local California kids' clothing store.<p>Those business leaders aren't the only ones whose first jobs were less than glamorous. Google published the summer job sagas of 20 of …

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How Mark Zuckerberg mentored Carousell’s CEO (but never knew about it)

Carousell cofounder Siu Rui Quek talks about the company's early days and how Mark Zuckerberg was his "one-way" mentor.

5 Thai startups that embody the “Thailand 4.0” vision

Photo credit: PixabayThailand’s economy is undergoing a major shift. Under the Thailand 4.0 program introduced in 2016, the country is moving away …

L.L. Bean opens up outdoor coworking spaces for cooped up office workers

L.L. Bean’s latest campaign begins with some pretty grim statistics: according to the outdoor clothing company, Americans spend 95% of their lives …

Meet the 50 top-funded startups and tech companies in India

Here are the companies in India that are attracting tons of investors and have the resources to spend on software, talent, and expansion.

Newly public Spotify is now bigger than Twitter, Snap and Dropbox

<b>NEW YORK</b> -- Spotify (SPOT) ended its first day as a public company with a market capitalization of more than $26 billion, ranking it as one of the …

Wi-Fiber is creating safer cities by combining wireless tech, smart streetlights

A small company based in Camp Springs, Maryland, is using two very different platforms to give cities and communities all over America a major …

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4 Simple Ways Highest-Performing Employees Increase Productivity and Decrease Stress

50 percent of employers have also noticed that the best employees work both smarter and harder. But they need your help to get there.<p>It's impossible to overvalue fantastic employees. These team members are always on time. They hand in impeccable work. Their attitudes are always positive and …

Science Explains Why You're More Productive When You Work Around Strangers

Turns out it's not noise you hate when working, but who's making the noise.<p>"I don't understand how you can work in coffee shops every day. That would drive me crazy."<p>I've heard that from more people than I can count since starting my own business. It's gotten to the point where instead of making my …

The secret lives of students who mine cryptocurrency in their dorm rooms

Mark was a sophomore at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, when he began mining cryptocurrencies more or less by accident.<p>In November 2016, he stumbled on NiceHash, an online marketplace for individuals to mine cryptocurrency for willing buyers. His desktop computer, boosted with a graphics card, was …

Singapore’s 10 best-funded startups this year

Southeast Asia’s tech firms saw a record US$8.6 billion in disclosed funding in 2017, obliterating last year’s US$2.6 billion, according to the <i>Tech</i> …

7 rising startups in Japan

The tap of money flow into Japanese startups seems to be wide open as 2017 winds down. Get the lowdown on earlier-stage Japanese startups that …

Turn Your 'Passionpreneur' Project into a Money Maker. These 4 Entrepreneurs Did Just That.

Turning something close to your heart into something that makes you money may not be as difficult as you think.<p>Turning something close to your heart into something that makes you money may not be as difficult as you think.<p>Truth be told, ideas and talk are cheap. No one is remembered for a solution …

Step inside the mind of the young Stephen Hawking as his PhD thesis goes online for first time

The 1966 doctoral thesis by the world’s most recognisable scientist is the most requested item in Apollo with the catalogue record alone attracting …

It took us 4 years to define our startup’s culture. Here’s what I learned

Company culture can be the surfboard of a business, helping it ride the exciting waves of evolving trends. It provides the necessary stability. Just …

MOOCs from Great Universities (Many With Certificates)

Discover 800+ Fee MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) by great universities -- Harvard, Stanford. MIT, etc. Most offer "certificates" or "statements …

Competing in the digital transformation triathlon

Digital transformation has become a buzzword among Thai corporations, reflecting the rising risk of being disrupted by the tectonic shifts that …

Ministers and monks – 4 unexpected speakers at Thailand’s new startup summit

Photo credit: Unsplash.Startup conferences often have the same faces — successful founders sharing their experiences, corporate executives expounding …

Pentatonic launches new brand of modern furniture made with nothing but trash

Trash never looked so good. Pentatonic has launched a new brand of modern, modular furniture made with nothing but repurposed waste materials. But – …

I landed a startup job without the necessary degree. Here’s how you can do it

“Can you read my mind?” my aunt snickered.<p>“No, I can’t. Psychology is not mind reading,” I said, exasperated. This must have been the 10,000th time I …

Term Sheet -- Tuesday, Aug. 1

By<p>REALITY CHECK<p><b>UBER MARKDOWNS:</b> The daily headlines of new drama at Uber slowed down in July, but that doesn’t mean the company is in recovery mode …

10 of the Top WordPress Themes for Startups and Small Businesses

Today’s business world’s environment is highly competitive. Thus, garnering new customers and retaining existing ones is always a challenge. In fact, …

Cancel your summer trip to nearby Proxima b. No chance of life, room service, say boffins

It's cold outside, there's no kind of atmosphere ... I'm all aloneNASA scientists have dashed hopes that Proxima Centauri b, an Earth-ish-like planet …

Physicists Take Big Step Towards Quantum Computing and Encryption with new Experiment

Quantum entanglement remains one of the most challenging fields of study for modern physicists. Described by Einstein as “spooky action at a …

Breathtaking Pics From Cassini's Journey to Saturn

Cassini went out like a gangsta today; check out these images from its 20-year mission.<p>PCMag reviews products independently, but we may earn …

What Is Blogging, Actually?

Really mother?<p>This was my initial reaction to her question, <b>“What is blogging, actually?”</b><p>After 14 months of sweating over WordPress, pouring my heart …

13 startups in Asia that caught our eye

Here’s our newest round-up of the featured startups on our site this week. If you have startup tips or story suggestions, feel free to email us. …