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How Goldman Sachs won and lost with China's Alibaba

Fifteen years ago, when Shirley Lin started talking to Jack Ma about investing in Alibaba<b>,</b> he wanted to sell 10 per cent of his company for $5-million (U.S.).<p>Alibaba wasn't much then, just a small collection of people who got their start in an apartment building a website to connect businesses with …

4 Steps to Starting a Web Business Without Knowing Coding

<i>Eddy Lee, Ph.D, is a venture capitalist investing in Silicon Valley and Singapore. He is also a Consulting Assistant Professor at Stanford University.</i><p>So you have a great idea for a new mobile app or Web service—but you don’t know anything about coding or developing. You might have started searching …

The Government Shutdown Could Cost $300 Million Per Day

The price of political incompetence? About $300 million per day.<p>That’s how much a government shutdown will cost the U.S. in lost economic output, according to an analysis from IHS Global Insight. As Bloomberg notes, that’s less than a fraction of a percent of nation’s $15.7 trillion economy, but …

Facebook expands advertising service as it eyes mobile growth

Facebook is expanding an advertising service aimed at developers of smartphone and tablet apps in the social network's latest move to bolster its fast-growing mobile business.<p>Facebook's so-called mobile app ads - which allow companies to promote their mobile apps to Facebook's 1.15bn users - will …

Gravity Is an Unprecedented Achievement

It's the rare actual must-see movie that lives up to the hype<p><b>Already, two weeks before its release,</b> the hype surrounding Alfonso Cuar<i>ó</i>n's new film, <i>Gravity,</i> appears to be the sort that no movie can possibly live up to. I saw it for the first time (and not by any means the last) at the Toronto …

Magic

Why Does Miyazaki’s Final Film Have Such Terrible Female Characters?

With the exception of a limited New York/Los Angeles run in November, Hayao Miyazaki’s latest — and final — movie won’t go into wide release in the …

Anime

Extra bites for mom could mean future fat for baby: study - TODAY.com

Today<p>Expectant moms often justify an extra slice of cheesecake or late night pizza by saying they’re eating for two. But they might want to temper those indulgences. A new study published Tuesday in <i>PLoS Medicine</i>, says pregnant women who gain excessive amounts of weight contribute to their children …

Obama to Republicans: Reopen the government

President Obama urged congressional Republicans on Tuesday to reopen the government, saying the longer the shutdown continues, the greater the damage to the economy.<p>"More families will be hurt — more businesses will be harmed," Obama said after meeting with supporters about the program at the heart …

Hugh Jackman hints at Wolverine exit

Hugh Jackman has hinted his next turn as superhero Wolverine could be his last after arriving at the San Sebastián film festival to pick up a lifetime achievement award.<p>Jackman, who has starred as the adamantium-clawed mutant in six films stretching back to 2000's X-Men, said he would be unlikely …

Time Away For Feeling Relaxed Yet Energized: Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing

There is a place where you can leave from a vacation feeling energized yet relaxed – <b>Brilliant Resort & Spa Chongqing</b>. Located within the ancient hot …

30 Must-Have iPhone Apps For Frequent Flyers

Your iPhone could be your most valuable travel companion. It can help you get the best seats on and off the plane, get you to the gate on time, find convenient airport lounges, avoid weather cancellations and even help you find the bathroom in a pitch dark hotel room. All these apps are available …

Olympus Has Fallen is another dog of a film from Antoine Fuqua

I was on an Antoine Fuqua set once, The Replacement Killers, to meet Chow Yun-Fat, a delightful man. Even then, in the late 90s, back when it looked …

The Best and Worst of the Internet's April Fools' Day Pranks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's April 1, so while you were pulling pranks at the office and maybe bringing some actual humor to …

April Fools 2013: The Ultimate Round-Up

Happy April First, errybody! Yes, that’s right, we’ve reached that special, inimitable time of year. April Fools Day 2013. At TechCrunch, we have a long history of taking April Fools seriously. Deadly, deadly seriously. So, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to create a master list (which will be …

Whimsical City Silhouettes by Jasper James

<i>0</i><p>Everything is possible, that means, you could also make a 360 degrees panorama picture like that one. Good examples were shared by a group of …

Photography

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Mark Zuckerberg stars in new Facebook Home ad, only to be ignored by his employees

Facebook has released a new commercial with an unusual star — CEO Mark Zuckerberg. The company's "Launch Day" ad, published to the web yesterday, sees Zuckerberg deliver an address to his employees prior to the release of Facebook Home, Facebook's new Android-integrated mobile operating …

Cash is on the line when Facebook comes calling…

Infectious diseases, says the World Health Organisation, "are caused by pathogenic microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungi; the …

Phone Plan: Google Now, Samsung Soon or Apple Later?

If you are in the market for a cutting-edge smartphone today, which should you choose? Every platform and manufacturer has its partisans, but the three front-runners are clearly the Google Nexus 4, the soon-to-be released Samsung Galaxy 4 and (at the moment) the iPhone 5. Adding to the confusion …

Google's Big Chinese Competitor, Baidu, Is Setting Up Shop In Google's Backyard

There, Baidu will be trying to build computers that mimic the human brain, thinking and learning like humans do, reports Wired's Daniela Hernandez.<p>Baidu is certainly not alone in the quest for more human-like computers. Google is obviously working on this too. About five months ago, Google nabbed …

Artificial Intelligence