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Google's IPO, 10 Years Later

On August 19, 2004, Google went public in a highly anticipated initial public offering that valued the six-year old company at what seemed to be an astronomical $23 billion, with a price-earnings ratio of 80, a mere six years after its founding. The company was already generating annualized revenue …

How Your E-Commerce Store Can Outpace Amazon

Since Amazon is such a large organization with an extensive website, it’s limited in how quickly and extensively it can update its site to be both user-friendly and aesthetically pleasing.<p>An organization smaller than Amazon, which many are, has the opportunity to outperform the company when it …

Pakistan's slow but steady progress on ending child marriage

Law passed in Sindh province shows that despite religious opposition, steps taken to outlaw child marriage are taking effect<p>The Council of Islamic Ideology (CII), one of Pakistan's most influential religious and constitutional bodies, has announced that girls are ready for marriage the moment they …

What Usain Bolt can teach banks about financial risk

THE banking industry did a bad job in the run-up to the financial crisis of assessing “tail risks”, extreme events that represent the least likely of …

5 things to know about how Tesla’s huge battery factory will affect the power grid

Advertisement<p>29 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Tesla.<p>Since Tesla confirmed last month that it plans to build a massive battery factory in the …

New Jersey slaps MIT Bitcoin hackers with subpoena — and they’re fighting back

The MIT students behind Bitcoin mining program Tidbit won the “most innovative” award at a recent hackathon.<p>But they will soon face a ruling from another kind of judge: one employed by the state of New Jersey.<p>In early December, a few weeks after the hackathon, the New Jersey division of consumer …

The Science Behind Upworthy's Miraculous Virality [Slide Deck]

While Buzzfeed and Business Insider took years to build their readerships, Upworthy was able to amass a comparable audience numbering in the millions, in a period of a few months.<p>Most people associate the site's growth with headlines like "Imagine Trying To Pay Bills On Little Money. Then Imagine …

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The 13 Best Songs of 2013: Lorde, Kanye West, Beyoncé, and More

Teen prodigy Lorde wowed us. David Bowie returned. Kanye West deified himself. Beyoncé surprised us all. Listen to The Daily Beast’s picks for the …

Augmented Reality Is Almost Everywhere

There is less difference between our work and home devices, our tablets and our mobile phones. They are not meant for “work” or for the “home.” We just use them wherever we are. The idea of a balance or even the concept of an enterprise hardware manufacturer seems quaint.<p>The difference, really, is …

How Google Sold Its Engineers on Management

Artwork: Chad Hagen, Graphic Composition No. 1, 2009, digital<p>Since the early days of Google, people throughout the company have questioned the value of managers. That skepticism stems from a highly technocratic culture. As one software engineer, Eric Flatt, puts it, “We are a company built by …

Twitter Breaks Down How Its Engineering Teams Work

Image: Graham Smith/Flickr<p>Twitter may not have its work-flow process worked out well in every area of the company. But in its pitch to engineers, it …

Airbnb unleashes string of new products to strengthen its host community: ‘We are a hospitality company’

SAN FRANCISCO — Airbnb has transformed travel for millions of people around the world, and it’s now making a big push to become a “hospitality” company in which a high-quality stay is at the center of the experience.<p>Today at an event at its new office, Airbnb’s top management talked about what it’s …

Google Employees Confess The Worst Things About Working At Google

Well, take a look at this Quora thread, which is being used by current and former Google employees to dish the dirt on working for Big G.<p>We've edited some of the standout comments into this excerpt.<p><b>Everyone is awesome, so they can hire the very best people to do even the most mundane jobs.</b><p>"The …

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With Two Weeks Left To Live, Frontback Got Hundreds Of Thousands Of Downloads

Today at Disrupt SF, Frontback co-founder and CEO Frédéric della Faille took the stage to introduce Frontback to the world. After 200,000 downloads in a month, everybody is trying to answer this intriguing question: why is this app so successful? Jack Dorsey, Ashton Kutcher and the Prime Minister …

Woody Allen: What I've Learned

Writer and Director, 77, New York City<p><i>Allen was photographed on June 3 at his office in Manhattan. His forty-eight picture as a director,</i> Blue Jasmine<i>, is now in theaters. Interviewed June 4, 2013</i><p><b>My two teenage girls</b> think of me as ancient. But I'm up before them and wake them to go to school.<p><b>What</b> …

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Harvard Innovation Lab’s youngest team launches recommendation engine Side

Many spend their freshman year of college sleeping through Psych 101 and drinking cheap beer at parties. Nithin Tumma, James Ruben, and Neel Patel, however, dedicated their first year to building a startup.<p>Side also connects with Facebook in order to pose questions about your friends, like “which …

Snapchat's Founders Have Some Explaining To Do...

Beyoncé, Jimmy Fallon, Will and Jaden Smith, and More Viral Videos

WATCH Beyoncé get booty-slapped, ‘The Fresh Prince’ gang reunite, and more of this week’s viral videos.<p>10. <b>Bear Hit by Car, Runs Away</b>Russian dashcam …

The 12 Smartest People On Wall Street

Of course, the best insights always come from the people who really know their stuff - and that knowledge and experience typically lends to a unique perspective that is hard to find anywhere else.<p>We've compiled a list of the analysts, economists, and managers we consider to be some of the smartest …

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How To Make More Money As A Freelancer (The Answer Might Surprise You).

There’s a reason you’re a freelancer. You like having more creative freedom, you like not having to participate in corporate office politics and you …

The Quantitative VC

It’s no longer sufficient in venture capital for firms to wait for companies, people and trends to come to Sand Hill Road. Seeing a startup on Demo Day at Y Combinator used to be the pipeline for scouting an early deal. But these days, YC companies are raising from angels before demo days. This is …

5 Reasons Professionals Are Switching From SEO to Content Marketing

When you’re looking to acquire search engine traffic and get valuable links back to your site, responding by beefing up SEO might feel like the right …

"Just How Useless Is the Asset-Management Industry?"

An interesting article on the <i>Harvard Business Review</i> blog, by <b>Justin Fox</b>, on a topic that most investors already have a strong feeling (or should I …

Top 10 Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid

Getting a new business off the ground is never easy. Increase your chances of success by avoiding these common business plan mistakes.<p>1. Giving …

Two Guys Walk into a Bar: The Basics of the Higgs boson

CERN and TED-Ed have collaborated on a great animation that explains the basics of the Higgs boson. Dave Barney and Steven Goldfarb's lesson was …