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Most Americans don’t know what bitcoin is, and that’s good news for speculators

Bloomberg surveyed a bunch of Americans and discovered that only 42% could correctly identify what bitcoin is. A small minority (12%) thought bitcoin was either an Xbox game or an iPhone app. (Scroll to the bottom of this Bloomberg page for an unintentionally hilarious pie chart depicting the …

Cryptocurrency

Entrepreneur finds remedy for water-damaged phones

Ever dropped your smartphone down the loo? Last year, 900,000 people did just that, according to gadget site Gizmodo. But water-damaged phones will soon be a thing of the past.<p>Oliver Murphy, a 20-year-old inventor turned entrepreneur has devised an ingenious system for bringing phones that have …

It’s time to rethink startup equity

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / AnatolyM<p>Change is the only constant in life and this is especially true in Silicon Valley. We live in …

Highlights of NCAA's first week

The Orlando Magic have started their season admirably but most experts still project the team to finish with a high lottery pick. There's no problem …

US CEOs break pay record as top 10 earners take home at least $100m each

Pay gaps within companies widen as top two earners, led by Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, earn billion-dollar paychecks<p>• The 10 best-paid chief executives in America<p>For the first time ever, the 10 highest-paid chief executives in the US received more than $100m in compensation last year, and two took …

What Will End The Wall Street Bubble?

Anyone who has been around Wall Street long enough cannot help but be concerned about the blowing of a new bubble. The S&P500 (NYSE:SPY) is hitting one new high after another; NASDAQ (NASDAQ:QQQ) is racing towards the elusive pre-dot.com crash mark; and a number of hot stocks are trading at …

Meet The One-Handed Basketball Star With Crazy Skills

Zach Hodskins is much more than another inspirational story — the kid can ball.

Mark Zuckerberg On The Real Beginnings of Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his annual appearance at Y Combinator’s Startup School event for a fireside chat with Paul Graham. In this conversation, he spoke about what he first built, never being afraid of making mistakes, and the movement that the social network has become to connect …

Obamacare Is The Chance Of A Lifetime For Venture Capitalists

"This is the greatest opportunity I've seen in my lifetime. It's the first time we are seeing really fundamental changes happen. And there's a lot of money that can be made as this chaos is sorted out," said Lisa Suennen, the co-founder and managing member of Psilos Group, a health-care-focused …

Health Care

European Economic Stability Threatened By Renewable Energy Subsidies

The stability of Europe’s electricity generation is at risk from the warped market structure caused by skyrocketing renewable energy subsidies that have swarmed across the continent over the last decade.<p>This sentiment was echoed a week ago by the CEOs of Europe’s largest energy companies, who …

In new budget talks, each side has a motive to reach a deal

WASHINGTON — The latest federal<p>budgetshowdown has quickly set the stage for the next one, as Republicans and Democrats have just three months to craft a new agreement to avoid another shutdown crisis.<p>This time, though, the parties come to the table with serious incentives to reach a deal. Both want …

Super-large-scale solar installations are surging in the US

Don’t write Big Solar off yet. With the plunge in photovoltaic panel prices, US utilities that once enthusiastically signed deals for massive solar power plants to be built in the desert began to favor small installations deployed near cities that don’t require the construction of …

Solar Power

Red Sox handle curves en route to Pennant

Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports<p>Shane Victorino's seventh inning grand slam propelled the Red Sox into the World Series.The Boston Red Sox advanced to …

Luggage

US debt: 'Your shutdown is not an 'epic battle', it is bad governance'

The Republican Party has completely lost the public relations war over who was primarily responsible for Washington's latest damaging budget stand-off, writes Peter Foster<p>With cracked voice and snow-white goatee, the veteran of six Second World War naval clashes narrows his eyes towards a distant …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …

Social Media

Inside GitHub’s Super-Lean Management Strategy–And How It Drives Innovation

Comedy is central to a lot of our video content. I think that just to strip it down to the fundamentals, I think that comedy is fun and people like …

Startups

Facebook ad profit a staggering 1,790% more on iPhone than Android

A study of more than 200 billion ads on Facebook says that mobile ads on iPhone generate 1,790 percent more return on investment than ads on Android. Even worse, advertising on Android actually costs more than it returns.<p>The study is by Nanigans, one of the biggest buyers of Facebook ads, and it …

35% of Americans now own a tablet, Pew says

Pew Internet Research reports a notable spike in tablet ownership, which is up 10 percent from a year ago among Americans.<p>Thirty-five percent of Americans own a tablet and 24 percent own an e-reader, according to the latest study from Pew Internet Research.<p>Pew documented a big jump in tablet …

Tablets

The Grantland Annual NBA League Pass Rankings

Part 1 of a not-in-any-way-obsessive exercise<p>With the 2013-14 NBA season just 11 days away, Grantland’s Bill Simmons and Zach Lowe decided to blow …

Kevin Garnett: LeBron just needs to 'worry about Miami'

The bad blood remains between Garnett and James.<p>LeBron James built up quite the rivalry with the Boston Celtics over the years, suffering some of his worst playoff defeats while also delivering a few of his finest moments. Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce were key players in that rivalry, and now that …

Baseball

Amazon Becomes The Remora Of The Retail World, Operates Within Supplier Warehouses

Amazon has a strong advantage over other retailers when it comes to prices, and a new report from The Wall Street Journal shows one reason why. In addition to not having to maintain expensive, huge retail stores like competitors including Best Buy and Walmart, Amazon is also now experimenting with …

Microsoft Investors Cheer as Jefferies Turns Bullish

Shares of Microsoft (MSFT) got a boost on Tuesday as investors digested an upgrade to “buy” from “hold” by Jefferies and continued to evaluate a new Windows update that is expected to support bigger and faster next-generation phones.<p>The upcoming year-and-a-half could be a game changer for …

Many fast-food workers living in poverty, analysis finds

<i>By Allison Linn, CNBC Digital</i><br>Every time you go to a fast-food restaurant, you have a 1 in 5 chance of being served by a worker who’s living in poverty.<p>A substantial number of workers who serve up your fast food aren’t making enough to get by, and are instead living in poverty or relying on …