Samuel Silverman

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Slack is now worth $2 billion — it doubled its value in six months

Slack, the chat app that's been the talk of the startup world for the last year thanks to its incredible growth, is in talks to raise another round of funding at a $2 billion valuation, according to a Bloomberg report.<p>The report didn't say how much Slack is seeking to raise.<p>If the report is …

Venture Capital

Russia controls this vital strategic exclave in the heart of NATO-allied eastern Europe

The Russian exclave of Kaliningrad is a political and geographic anomaly. Separated from Russia and situated on the Baltic Sea, the region is surrounded by NATO-member states Poland and Lithuania. It's closer to Berlin and Prague than it is to Moscow and St Petersburg.<p>Until 1945, Kaliningrad was …


S Arabia ready to take 'necessary measures' in Yemen

UN-brokered talks aimed at resolving the escalating political crisis in Yemen will be held in Doha, the UN envoy to Yemen has said, after the internationally recognised Yemeni government appealed to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for military assistance.<p>A day after warning the UN Security …

South Asia

Meet Cyanogen, The Startup That Wants To Steal Android From Google

It’s a little hard to take Kirt McMaster seriously at first. He tends to run on his own schedule, and when he shows up 20 minutes late for a meeting on a recent weekday, there’s not so much as a mention of his tardiness, let alone an apology. In black jeans, a black hoodie that looks a half-size …


The Next Chipotle: 6 Chains Ready to Blow Up in 2015

<i>By: Dan Gentile</i><p>While no restaurant chain has ever seen a meteoric rise quite like Chipotle, a select few are proving you don't need to serve 6-ton burritos to achieve fast-casual stardom. Predicting this type of success isn't easy, but there are tell-tale signs: a bulletproof concept, smart …

Fast Casual

Campaign 2016 Begins: Ted Cruz Enters the White House Race

Sen. Ted Cruz became the first major Republican candidate to enter the race for the White House on Monday. In a speech at Liberty University, the GOP firebrand described his personal history in detail and set the conservative tone for his campaign.<p>“I believe in you. I believe in the power of …