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Yes, the click farms on HBO's 'Silicon Valley' are a real thing and they aren't going away

In the Sunday season finale of "Silicon Valley," Pied Piper nearly collapses after Richard Hendricks admits to using a "click farm."<p>It makes for a compelling story, but unless you're an expert in the ways of the web business, you might find yourself wondering just how realistic that plot was.<p>So …

We have hit peak Silicon Valley: New crazy goal to disrupt entire cities

<b>Comment</b> Ever wondered what would happen if you gave that stoner dude with the far-out ideas millions of dollars?<p>Well, wonder no more, because like …

10 Free (or Cheap) Travel Apps Worth Downloading

After a week of downloading and trying out various travel and navigation apps, I reached an unfortunate conclusion: Most of them are worthless — clunky, buggy, seemingly desultory efforts by developers rushing a poor product to market. There are a few, though, that provide elegant solutions to some …

These Foods Will Help Preserve Your Vision

Cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are the most common eye problems to affect older adults, leading to vision impairment and …

10 Travel Tips Based On Your Top Google Searches

Based on a Google analysis of recent, common travel questions, we dug up the answers you need to get through any trip in a breeze.<p>Traveling raises plenty of questions. There's how you'll get there, how long it will take, what cosmetics you can bring in your carry-on, and <i>is</i> there a trick to getting …

Why Solar Energy Has Explosive Potential for Investors

The rise in average global temperature over the past 50 years has occurred at a higher rate than ever before, and solar photovoltaic power (PV) …

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Startups

A Silicon Valley Startup Is Building Pizza-Making Robots

Bringing us closer to the Singularity, one slice at a time<p>A Silicon Valley startup is trying to disrupt the made-to-order pizza industry -- an industry I really didn't think needed disrupting -- with pizza-making robots.<p>You can go watch the robots in action over at Bloomberg. The pizzeria, Zume …

Airbnb files suit against San Francisco over rental laws

Airbnb's long-running tussles with home-city San Francisco have escalated even further. The rental outfit recently sued the city, claiming that a new law requiring hosts to register their living spaces with local government before listing them via Airbnb violates federal law. Which law? The …

The future is looking very shaky for London’s Heathrow Airport

There’s turbulence ahead for the UK’s most bustling airport.<p>As the UK grapples with a tumbling currency and economic uncertainty following a historic vote to leave the European Union last week, Heathrow Airport has been slipping in the ranks of the world’s busiest airports as international hubs …

Heathrow

Why You Should Never Feel Intimidated by Investors

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Proterra releases fast-charging EV patents to the wild

CEO says openess helps the entire electric vehicle industry, especially buses.<p>If you know the world of electric buses, you know the name Proterra. The company has been making its all-electric buses go farther and farther on a charge and, thanks to fast charging, up to 700 miles in a single day. …

A few Wall St. pros are telling clients something they really don't want to hear

In the wake of the surprise Brexit vote, markets around the world have been tumbling. The S&P 500 <b>(^GSPC)</b> has gone from 2,113 on Thursday before the …

No shirt, no shoes? No problem for cruise companies using sex to lure travelers

Clothes? Who needs clothes?<p>Not you, if you sign up for Desire Cruises’ eight-day, clothing-optional Venice Foreplay cruise.<p>The Original Group, a Mexican adult hospitality firm that owns three adults-only resorts in Mexico, has chartered the Azamara Quest for a sex-themed cruise that will depart …

The biggest startup farm in Silicon Valley now wants to build a brand new city from the ground up

Y Combinator's Adora Cheung and Sam Altman posted a job listing on June 27 announcing plans for a research project focused on building cities of the future. The pair explain in their blog post that they want to prepare for an increasingly urbanized world by designing the smartest city possible.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

Here's All the Awful Things Wall Street Says Are Going to Happen Because of Brexit

The overwhelming sentiment on Wall Street regarding Brexit has been uncertainty.<p>Most banks weren’t anticipating U.K. voters to side with leaving the …

'Silicon Valley' Has Become the Most Realistic Show on TV

Full-on horse sex, Bangladeshi click farms, and using endangered animals as props in board meetings were just some of the totally-not-exaggerated moments from the HBO sitcom's third season.<p><i>Silicon Valley</i> has enough talent assembled in front of and behind the camera that it could have pretty much …