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How to Crush It in Your Startup's First Year

Ten things to watch out for, from an entrepreneur who's been there.<p>When she was just a sophomore at Georgetown University, Ann Yang started a business with her best friend, Phil Wong. They wanted to address the growing problem of food waste — up to 40 percent of all food produced in the U.S. winds …

John Borthwick, Naveen Selvadurai, and Heather Hartnett to school us on startup studios at TC Disrupt NY

Some of the most influential and successful companies in the game have come out of startup studios. Just look at Giphy, Reserve, and Operator. But what makes a startup studio successful?<p>At Disrupt NY in May, we aim to find out.<p>Betaworks’ John Borthwick, Expa’s Naveen Selvadurai, and Human Ventures’ …

Startups

8 Reasons to Quit Dreaming and Start Your Company Today

Freedom to live life on your terms starting right now.<p>I had a dream that I went to a corporate picnic and I had to tell my kids to please be on their best behavior so it wouldn't limit my career. Actually, this wasn't a dream; it was a nightmare. If I had to create a title for my nightmare, it …

The Anonymous 'war' on Donald Trump is a complete disaster

In early March, hackers affiliated with Anonymous tried to reboot their Operation Trump campaign by calling for everyone to take down Trump's websites in a coordinated effort on April 1. Almost immediately, the initiative was criticized by people within Anonymous as irresponsible and …

Donald Trump

5 Topics for March Madness

Kansas was the top-ranked team in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament field announced Sunday night, followed by North Carolina, Virginia and Oregon. The Big 12, Big Ten, A.C.C. and Pac-12 each placed seven teams in the bracket, while the Big East placed two teams.<p>There were some surprises, but …

North Carolina

6 Ways to Predict Your Future Happiness

Everyone is working toward something. But will your future bring happiness? Find out here.<p>So many people focus solely on the here and now. In fact, they get so caught up in the moment, they forget that the future lies ahead. They may think a little about the future, hoping that the right deal, …

Easy Location-Sharing App Jink Is Kind To Your Smartphone’s Battery

Jink is an iOS and Android app with one goal: to answer the question “where the heck are you?”<p>The location sharing app, developed by Taipei and San Francisco-based Greenhouse Apps, is the latest entrant in a very busy space and is up against some formidable competition, including Glympse (which …

Imoji for iPhone Turns Your Selfies into Awesome Stickers

If you’re the type of person who saves memes and reaction GIFs to your iPhone camera roll, the new Imoji app for iPhone is for you. The app lets you crop photos and turn them into stickers to send your friends over iMessage.<p>Imoji has a simple design to it, but it’s confusing at first. To get that …

Venturra Capital Is A Big-Hitting $150M Fund For Startups In Southeast Asia

In a further sign of the increasing maturity of Southeast Asia’s startup ecosystem, a new fund has arrived to offer yet more financing options for emerging tech companies. Venturra Capital is a big-hitting $150 million fund announced this week that is focused on the region, where mobile internet …

5 Tools for Digital Marketing

For a business to succeed in today’s world, it is important to have a strong digital footprint within the Internet. Therefore, when a business is …

5 Biggest Things In Tech You Missed This Week: 2/27/16

Here are five big things that happened in the world of technology this past week and why they’re important for your business (and mine). Did you miss them?<p><b>1 – Facebook says Instagram now has more than 200,000 advertisers.</b><p>From Venture Beat: <i>Five months ago, Facebook began trying to transform its</i> …

Retirement Planning

4 reasons Saudi Arabia can't control oil

Saudi Arabia is not in dire straits at the moment; it has sufficient reserves to sustain the country for a few years. However, if these reserves do run out, it will be in hazardously deep trouble.<p>In the past, OPEC—led by Saudi Arabia—would reduce production in order to maintain the oil price. …

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Photojournalist Stars in New Squarespace Commercial

The ad spot shows a young boy running through the cornfields of Iowa, his grandfather’s Polaroid camera in his hands. In the background, a grain silo …

Photojournalism

Meet An Entrepreneur Who Doesn't Believe In Venture Capital

Entrepreneur Brian Pallas doesn’t believe in venture capital. His startup, Opportunity Network is funded entirely from private investors and business partners. The 28-year old hasn’t taken a penny of venture capital. Last year, when I first reported about Pallas’ success, ON was valued at $100m …

Venture Capital

YouTube is launching a new tool that lets filmmakers blur out any object

YouTube is launching a custom blurring tool today that will let filmmakers blur out any object in their videos. The video platform has offered a face-blurring tool since 2012, but the revamped desktop tool now works on items that move, too, and it keeps them blurred as they travel around the …

Lions Escape Kenya's Nairobi National Park, Roam Residential Area

NAIROBI, Kenya — Up to six lions have broken out of a national park near the Kenyan capital and were last seen roaming a residential area, wildlife officials said Friday.<p>The lions were first spotted at 4 a.m. Friday (8 p.m. Thursday ET) near a hospital in the suburb of Langata, and later near …

The Latest: Clinton tells casino workers she'll be a fighter

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 ahead of Saturday's South Carolina Republican primary and Nevada Democratic caucuses (all times Eastern Standard Time):<p>12:20 a.m.<p>Hillary Clinton has spent the day campaigning around Las Vegas, filling her hours with low-key, policy-heavy stops — …

Researchers say this disagreeable personality trait displayed by Bill Gates as a kid may predict success in adulthood

As his intellectual capacity grew, so did his argumentativeness. He refused to do the things his mom asked of him, like cleaning his room and showing up on time to dinner, according to The Wall Street Journal.<p>It came to a head one night when Gates was about 12 years old. The "tempestuous" …

Psychology

China could be Apple Pay's 'largest' market

One of China's biggest banks might've spoiled Cupertino's surprise about Apple Pay launching in the region, but, well, now its Thursday debut is official. "We think China could be our largest Apple Pay market," vice president of the service Jennifer Bailey told <i>Reuters</i>. Of course, the hard part will …

Twitter, Facebook support Apple in its fight with the FBI

As Apple CEO Tim Cook insists that his company should not be forced to help the FBI weaken security on an iPhone (Not sure why that matters? Get an explanation of the key issues here.), a few more companies have stepped forward in support. Yesterday Google CEO Sundar Pichai issued a …

Go Behind the Scenes at the Westminster Dog Show

Terrier fans, 2015<br>Dolly Faibyshev<p>1 of 16<p>“The people themselves are kind of a special breed,” photographer Dolly Faibyshev says, “as if they all come …

Tony Romo discusses his health and the evolution of the quarterback position

✕<p>Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo sits down with Dan Rubenstein to discuss how his collarbone's recovering from breaking twice in 2015, how the quarterback position in the NFL has evolved, what it takes to play the position at a high level, and more.<p>Watch on YouTube | Subscribe to SB Nation on …

Cal to hire Jake Spavital as new offensive coordinator

The former Texas A&M offensive coordinator replaces Tony Franklin and could help Cal recruit some top-tier quarterbacks over the next few …

Amazon: Can’t Buy Back Investor Love

Amazon’s $5 billion stock-buyback program may not be such a positive thing for investors<p>Amazon.com apparently thinks its stock is cheap. That is a bit of a leap at more than 100 times estimated forward earnings.<p>The e-commerce giant said late Wednesday that its board had authorized a $5 billion …

We’re probably not going to see that streaming Apple TV service anytime soon

The service, which would include a smaller bundle of about two dozen channels, was rumored to come out in the fall or early this year.<p>But it's looking more and more like it will a bit before we'll see Apple release a cable and satellite competitor.<p>The latest sign is that Les Moonves, the CEO of …

Google Play Games soon won't require a Google+ account

Google is removing the requirement for users of Google Play Games to sign into the service using a Google+ account, which will please the many Android users who don’t use the slowly dying social network.<p>The decision is just the latest move in Google’s uncoupling of Google+ from other services, …