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Are You Too Old To Be The Next Mark Zuckerberg?

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>I was at a local networking event when a woman in her mid-40s approached me. "I think I'm over-the-hill in the creativity department," she sighed. I was about to give a talk to the group about identifying new growth …

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Zuckerberg’s Manifest Destiny: Connecting The 5 Billion People Without Internet

Facebook didn’t stop when it hit 1 billion users. And it won’t stop even if it connects everyone with web access. “To make the world more open and connected” really means <i>the world</i> — every human regardless of location or income. That’s why CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “retooling the company to take …

"What do you think of the new Yahoo logo?" - Michael Arrington to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerburg #tcdisrupt

And The Winner Of Disrupt SF Battlefield 2013 Is… Layer!

After three days and some truly incredible pitches from each of our 30 Battlefield competitors, the time has finally come to crown a Disrupt Battlefield champion. Competition among this year’s pack of six finalists — Dryft, Fates Forever, Layer, Soil IQ, Regalii, and Cota by Ossia — was as stiff as …

Introducing Disrupt Daily, TC’s Daily Flipboard Magazine Covering The Best Of Disrupt SF 2013

There’s a lot happening at Disrupt SF. So much so that it cannot be consumed on just one site. Produced daily at 6:00pm PDT (right after the last panel of the day) a new Flipboard magazine will be released to showcase the best of the day’s panels, interviews, and videos.<p>Between all the stories and …

Spruce Crowned The Disrupt SF 2013 Hackathon Grand Prize Winner, Cloudiverse And AdFree Take Second And Third

TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013’s Hackathon wrapped up today, with a demo session that spanned around five hours, after a marathon 24 hour session of actually building hacks. We had a record 264 registered entrants this time around, crushing the previous record of 164 set at Disrupt NY. As a result the …

The Hyperloop: L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?

Imagine paying $20 and sitting down inside a Space Age capsule in Los Angeles. About half an hour later, you're in sight of the Golden Gate Bridge.<p>Los Angeles billionaire<p>Elon Musk, the man who made electric vehicles sexy, revolutionized the online payment business and transformed spaceflight …

Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Jobs's Great-Man Theory of Technology

The new biopic doesn't just portray Steve Jobs as a jerk, it justifies and glorifies his ruthless, uncompromising vision.<p>Endgame Entertainment; Five Star Feature Films<p>After the 1976 launch of Apple Computer, Steve Jobs bought a mansion. In the enormous house's living room, over its enormous …

When a Friend Falls Ill

Expect neither exemptions nor easy explanations.<p>A friend was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Since that moment, his friends and family have been asking the same question over and over: Why him? Why should he find himself perched at the top of this long and seemingly inexorable …

Crazy Rich Asians Author Kevin Kwan on the Lavish Culture of Asia’s Upper Crust: “The Reality Is Simply Unbelievable”

<i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> (Doubleday) is a sprawling, multi-generational mock epic that centers on a clan of Singaporeans whose various factions gather from their respective lairs around the globe for a wedding that is the year’s most talked-about event among the international Chinese aristocracy. The …

D.C.’s ‘Downton Abbey’ Mansion: Living Artfully at The Hillwood Estate

In a new exhibit, The Hillwood Estate offers a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life of its richest owner.<p>Always dreamt of visiting a European …

Apes and Monkeys: The Capulets and Montagues of the Oligocene Epoch

Apes and monkeys: what’s the difference, right? Different names for the same thing? Or different names for a slightly different thing that might as well be the same thing, because honestly? Scientists are closer than ever to solving these crucial, real, and time-sensitive mysteries.<p>“What makes an …

What Educational Disruption Means for Your Company

With graduation season upon us, it’s important to remember that as a manager you must often be a teacher too. A major part of your role is instruction — which means that you need to pay attention to the massive disruption going on in higher education and what it means for company learning.<p>The most …