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What makes a great company? Let’s talk information flow

A lot goes into creating a company, and a lot more goes into creating a great company that endures. The difference between the two comes down to one thing: investing in the people.<p>It’s because people aren’t simply a replicable “perk.” They elevate work environments, attract talent and nurture …

Google grew both its revenue and profit in the first quarter of 2015

Google just released its earnings statement for the first quarter of 2015, and the company had another healthy financial period — albeit one that just missed Wall Street estimates. The company pulled in $17.3 billion in revenue, up 17 percent year over year, while operating income of $4.45 billion …

Project Elysium Wants to Virtually Bring Back Your Dead Relatives

I've hungered for your touch...<p>In one of the weirdest uses for VR, Australian indie studio Paranormal Games is developing a virtual reality game that …

Top NASA Scientist: We'll Find Signs of Alien Life 'Within a Decade'

Space<p>Humanity is on the verge of discovering alien life, high-ranking NASA scientists say.<p>"I think we're going to have strong indications of life beyond Earth within a decade, and I think we're going to have definitive evidence within 20 to 30 years," NASA chief scientist Ellen Stofan said Tuesday …

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How U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.<p>While the White House has said the breach only …

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House Republicans sue Obama over Affordable Care Act enactment

After searching for months to find an attorney who would take their case, House<p>Republicansmade good on their threat to sue the Obama administration Friday, filing a lawsuit challenging the president's authority to enact key parts of theAffordable Care Act.<p>The case has been considered a long shot by …

Obama immigration plan good, not great for economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's expansive executive action on immigration is good for the U.S. economy — just not as good as partnering …

How design changes the way investors see your startup

A few weeks ago during a moment of self-reflection, I noticed a recurring theme throughout the top deals in our pipeline and became suddenly aware of my tendency to value startups with well-formed user experience and user interface (UX/UI) design elements over more technical elements.<p>My initial …

How fast food targets you: The secret science — and sauce — behind McDonald’s, Snickers, Fritos and more

<b>(MaraZe via Shutterstock)</b><p>Technology and marketing have revolutionized desire — and made us crave salty, fatty foods<p>Gary S. Cross • Robert N. Proctor<p>November 9, 2014 8:00pm (UTC)<p>Reprinted with permission from “Packaged Pleasures: How Technology and Marketing Revolutionized Desire”<p><b>Supersized Soda and</b> …

Detroit starts down the road to recovery, respect

DETROIT (AP) — The largest U.S. city to endure bankruptcy has exited insolvency $7 billion lighter in debt, but the effects of civic neglect linger …

How The People Are Taking Over The World

<i>We asked several participants in the upcoming Techonomy 2014 conference to write an article for us on what they are passionate about right now.</i><p>I remember my parents in Belgium staring at the front page of our newspaper, which portrayed the first picture of our planet taken from space. It was called …

Pangu iOS 8 jailbreak now available for Mac

The iOS 8 Pangu jailbreak tool was made available on the Mac today after being on Windows only for the past few weeks.<p>Once downloaded, Pangu can jailbreak any iOS device running iOS 8 through 8.1 via USB. The process usually takes less than five minutes.<p>Developed by a group of Chinese hackers, the …

10 crazy questions tech companies ask job candidates

What would you say if — right this second — you had to “describe Google as a person.”<p>What about if you had to answer this — on the spot — in a job …

5 things NOT to buy at Costco and Sam’s Club

Slide 1 of 7<p>Many a shopper has walked out of warehouse clubs like Costco COST, +0.95% and Sam’s Club WMT, +1.31% with a receipt containing at least a …

This is your brain on money: Why America’s rich think differently than the rest of us

<b>(Universal/Battrick via Shutterstock/Salon)</b><p>Nobody’s perfect. But only the rich get away with thinking that their luck and their flaws are actually strengths<p>Sean McElwee<p>October 11, 2014 6:30pm (UTC)<p>Consider the following recent headlines:<p>“What The Middle Class Doesn't Understand About Rich People”<br>• “9 …

Here's A Great Way To Find A Cheap Flight If You Don't Care Where

Sometimes, when you are planning a vacation, where to go isn't the most important part of the equation.<p>For me, any number of factors can determine the destination: Is it relaxing? Is it interesting? Is it exotic? Have I been there before? If a destination hits any of those factors, I could be …

Google's First 21 Employees: Where Are They Now?

Some early Google employees have become entrepreneurs. Others are angel investors. A few are happily retired.<p>A Quora user compiled a list of all the original Googlers.

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'Goodell Must Go' Banner Flies Over Stadium As Pressure On NFL Commissioner Rises (PHOTO)

The campaign to oust NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has taken to the skies.<p>Women's advocacy group UltraViolet planned to fly banners that read “@Ultraviolet: #GoodellMustGo” over three NFL stadiums on Sunday. The first banner was spotted above MetLife Stadium in New Jersey before the Giants kicked …

Measure Backward, Not Forward

<i>James Clear writes about using behavioral science to master your habits and improve your health. His free guide, Transform Your Habits, has been downloaded more than 80,000 times. This post originally appeared on his blog.</i><p>We often measure our progress by looking forward. We set goals. We plan …

It's Go Time for the San Francisco 49ers' New Tech-Infused Stadium

Preseason is over for the stadium, too.<p>With the San Francisco 49ers set to host the Chicago Bears for Sunday Night Football, the nation will have its eyes on Levi’s Stadium — and not just for the players on the field.<p>Sunday signals go-time for the 49ers’ new tech-infused stadium, a $1.3 billion …

How to bet Mayweather-Maidana II

Apple Watch not wowing health care industry, yet

The new Apple Watch isn't just a smartwatch, it's also a health and fitness tracker. But the health care community will need to be convinced of its medical prowess before giving it a clean bill of health, at least according to Reuters.<p>In a story published late Thursday, Reuters spoke of "observers" …

Rory McIlroy: 'I wasn't going in there'

ATLANTA -- The rules of golf stipulate that you play the ball as it lies, but Rory McIlroy wasn't going there Friday during the second round of the …

Mayweather v Maidana 2: Amir Khan's verdict on rematch of the boxing welterweight championship superfight

Floyd Mayweather Jr will be better prepared for his welterweight championship superfight rematch against Marcos Maidana, and I look forward to facing the American<p>The first Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight surprised a lot of people. No one expected Floyd to be in such a tough fight with …

The Week in Review: Tech Giant on Stage

It was the event we’ve come to expect from Apple: a crowded dark room, a dramatic stage, a detailed presentation and the unveiling of new products …

Report: The NFL And NFLPA Are Close To Agreeing On A New Drug Policy That Could Reinstate Suspended Players

The policy would include HGH testing and changes to the penalties for testing positive for marijuana. As a result, suspended players like Josh Gordon, Wes Welker, and Orlando Scandrick could have their suspensions reduced.<p>Gordon is the most notable case, as his one-year suspension for testing …

This Nike-Themed Airplane Interior Could End Home Field Advantage

Fatigue caused by a heavy travel schedule contributes not only to the well-known "home field advantage," but also to increased likelihood of injuries.<p>In an attempt to address this problem, award winning Seattle-based design firm Teague teamed up with Nike to create what they call the "Athlete's …

College football's Week 1 winners and losers

Sam Ficken had been here before.<p>Two years ago, Penn State lost to Virginia when he missed a field goal on the final play. Flash forward to Ireland on Saturday, and the senior redeemed himself with a 36-yard kick at the gun to lift the Nittany Lions past Central Florida 26-24.<p>Ficken's fourth field …

How the top 25 college football teams fared in Week 1

No. 1 Florida State 37, Oklahoma State 31 Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports<p>No. 2 Alabama 33, West Virginia 23 John David Mercer, USA TODAY Sports<p>No. 3 Oklahoma 48, Louisiana Tech 16 Kevin Jairaj, USA TODAY Sports<p>No. 4 Oregon 62, South Dakota 13 Jaime Valdez, USA TODAY Sports<p>No. 5 Auburn 45, Arkansas …

After a choppy week, smooth sailing for USC, Steve Sarkisian

LOS ANGELES — How successful was Steve Sarkisian in his debut as the Southern California football coach?<p>On a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being something similar to Lane Kiffin and 10 being a freaking genius, it's tempting to give Sarkisian an 11.<p>Except that it was really more like a 12.<p>USC 52, Fresno …