Nicolas de los Rios

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Here’s Where Too Many Startups Go Wrong

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

Startups

28 Hottest Startups (And Products) to Watch in 2016

What’s going to be huge this year?<p>Predicting the next big thing is hard and pretty tough. Every year there are thousands of new <b>startups</b> that hope to …

This startup makes it easier to find luxury gifts in Asia

It’s trying to differentiate itself by concentrating on a niche market.

Chinese New Year

10 Ideas to Enhance Your Design Workspace

Work efficiency is comprised of more than just actionable lists and process engagements. The environment surrounding you affects your frame of mind …

Ergonomics

12 Airline Employees Confess Fascinating Secrets of Air Travel

Some are scary, some are interesting, and some are downright bizarre.<p>Over at Reddit, someone asked airline employees to share secrets about the magical world of air travel. And, hoo boy! There are some doozies.<p>Without further ado, I present you some of the most fascinating items they spilled:<p>1. …

8 responsive web design trends that defined 2015

The article that introduced responsive web design to the world was published by Ethan Marcotte just over five years ago.<p>In the short timespan since, responsive web design has gone from an interesting new idea to the industry-wide accepted approach to multi-device design. As we look to 2016, we can …

The 19 hottest female-founded startups of 2015

Women may be underrepresented throughout the tech sector, but they're building some incredible startups, apps, and products.<p>We've rounded up a collection of 19 female-founded startups that made the news this year.<p>Some of them launched or came out of beta, while others raised funding or launched new …

Startups

Airbus has a crazy idea to speed up airplane boarding that looks like something from 'Thunderbirds'

Airbus has just been granted a patent for a wild new way to try to speed up boarding on planes — and as Ars Technica points out, it's just like something out of "Thunderbirds."<p>Here's how it works.

Airbus

The women who fought to be war correspondents

Photojournalist Dickey Chapelle was wearing combat boots, a bush hat and her signature pearl earrings when she was hit by shrapnel from a Viet Cong land mine near Chu Lai Air Base on Nov. 4, 1965. She was the first female American war correspondent to be killed in action. "When I die, I want it to …

Web-connected coffee maker plans to school the competition

The $399 Auroma One is built to brew quality coffee tailored to your tastes thanks to its Wi-Fi and app connection.<p>Programmable coffee makers have been around for decades, but modern Web-connected java brewers are still mostly a pipe dream. Auroma Brewing is aiming to change that. The startup has …

Coffee
Aviation

10 Stylish Ways To Wear Color Without Going Overboard

Some of us like to live in black and white, and some of us love color. If your motto is "the brighter, the better," then you should keep reading.<p>We've rounded up 10 amazingly colorful outfits to inspire all the women who think that orange is the new black. While it can be easy to fall into the trap …

Clothing

Photos of LAX From the 1980s Show Gritty Side of Travel

Remember the good old days of passenger aviation, when stylish travelers breezed through security and arrived calmly at their destinations, not a single hair out of place? Neither do I.<p>As a travel writer and native Angeleno, I cut my teeth on the travel industry during the 1980s, when my parents …

Travel Industry

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Rocket Fuel has announced a series of management changes.</b> Randy Wootton is the ad tech company's new CEO, while its former cofounder and CEO George John and CFO David Sankaran are leaving.<p><b>2. Saatchi & Saatchi CEO Robert Senior has fighting talk for the tech companies like Google and Facebook</b> …

Advertising

Pearl Harbor welcomes the Swamp Ghost, a WWII bomber that has a chilling story to tell

Here's a ghost story that's more than 70 years in the making: Visitors to Oahu's Pearl Harbor can now visit a rare World War II bomber called the Swamp Ghost that was lost for decades but is now being restored.<p>The Swamp Ghost, a B-17E bomber, is among the newest acquisitions of the Pacific Aviation …

The woman who wrote that explosive blog post listing all the awful things men in tech say to her at meetings explains why she did it

Leah Weitz works in marketing for a cloud cost management startup called Cloudability.<p>Last week, her startup was heading to a big tech event. Weitz asked one of her female coworkers if she'd be joining the rest of the Cloudability team there.<p>"She'd been asked but she didn't want to, she had …

Tech Industry

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Twitter confirmed it is laying off 8% of its global workforce.</b> Here's the email CEO Jack Dorsey sent to staff.<p><b>2. We spoke to two of the New York Times execs whose job it is to help double digital revenue to $800 million by 2020.</b> The Times is placing a big focus on native advertising.<p><b>3. Soho</b> …

Advertising

China: Construction begins on worlds longest and highest glass bridge

China has begun construction on what it claims will be the longest and tallest glass-bottom bridge in the world. The bridge will be suspended across …

30 Outstanding Examples of Restaurant Logos

Any business logo, no matter how small it may be, could actually have a huge impact on the way the business goes.<p>It dictates how much recall the …

Graphic Design

See Grisly Photos from the Godfather of Crime Scene Photography

'Weegee: Murder Is My Business' comes to Toronto's Ryerson Image Centre.<p><b>This article contains graphic images that may be unsuitable for some viewers.</b><p>Freelance photojournalist Weegee (1899-1968) is known for his gritty, sensationalistic photographs of crime scenes in New York City between 1936 and …

Street Photography

Ranking the world’s most powerful passports

Ten years ago, in my first job after graduation, I shared an office with a researcher called Munir who I nicknamed Dr2 because he not only had a PhD …

Meet Mark, the crazy genius who designed an airplane while drunk

A US college student got very drunk and designed an entire plane. His friend’s tweet about it has gone viral and been retweeted more than 30,000 times. We talk to the guys …<p>The news is, to put it mildly, pretty depressing recently – social media equally so. Twitter timelines are filled with the …

Prototyping

The Future Is African

Barrett Nash Contributor<p>Barrett Nash is the co-founder of Rwanda-based SafeMotos.<p>This is a call to action for the dreamers of the world.<p>Imagine being in a market where more people live in a high-speed mobile Internet zone than have electricity. Where farmers with $50 Android 5.0 smartphones use …

Innovation

Airlines favourite excuse: 'extraordinary circumstances'

Some airlines will go to great lengths to avoid paying compensation due to passengers when flights are delayed …<p><b>Lufthansa used it when it said ‘no’ after strike action</b><p><b>Last November I was stranded in Cologne with my elderly mother and seven-year-old daughter. Our flight home was cancelled due to</b> …

Aviation

10 most annoying airline passengers of all time

<b>Warning: Not for the faint of heart or easily disgusted</b><p>The holiday season is upon us, and for many of us that means flying — complete with all the …

American Airlines

Confusing air travel terminology

The language of travel can be filled with confusing euphemisms such as "involuntary bumping" or "mishandled baggage".<p>What are they talking about? Allow me to translate.<p><b>When they say: "Sorry, we have to bump you."</b><p>It means the airline overbooked the flight and you have to suffer the consequences. …

'Shawshank' prison escape: $100,000 reward offered as focus turns to accomplices

Two murderers who escaped from a maximum security jail may have had help from a female prison employee in what was an inside job<p>Two convicted murderers who escaped from a maximum security prison may have had help from a female prison worker one of them had charmed.<p>The woman was questioned as a …

Crime