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Where Elon Musk's Interplanetary Transporter Should Go Next

Must-see destinations out beyond Mars<p>Elon Musk has long dreamt of building the Mars Colonial Transporter--a huge spacecraft capable of carrying 100 people or 100 metric tons of cargo to Mars. The freighter of the solar system, the Mars Colonial Transporter is integral to SpaceX's plan to spread …

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IBM Launches Major Internet Of Things Offensive

IBM is wasting little time when it comes to the Internet of Things. The company outlined a major Internet of Things strategy tonight with a series of announcements that included a $3B investment to establish an Internet of Things unit inside of Big Blue along with a partnership with The Weather …

Internet of Things

16 Common Questions About Fundraising - by Stephen McDermid

For most companies, fundraising isn’t about $100-million rounds and “unicorns”. It’s often an anxiety-ridden, lonely, frustrating process filled with …

Venture Capital

I spent 2 hours in a virtual world—and I didn’t want to leave

Today, I laughed in virtual reality for the first time.<p>It wasn’t even a good joke—some throwaway jab about the Taylor Swift video that was playing on …

Virtual Reality

Why the Future of Stock Markets Hinges on Social Networks

A study conducted a New York based university tracked the daily stock prices of popular companies like Nike, Starbucks and Coca Cola for a period of …

Algorithmic Trading

Google Paid $50,000 To Hackers Who Found Some Really Bad Holes On Google's Cloud

You can earn a lot of money these days as a high tech "bounty hunter" who locates hard-to-find software bugs and turns them into the vendors for reward money.<p>Just this week, a team of security researchers in Poland got a hefty $50,000 prize from Google for uncovering some holes in Google's App …


'60 Minutes' Explores The Rise Of Mindfulness, From Google To Congress

While the world is getting more and more technologically connected, a lot of people seem to be feeling more mentally disconnected—from others, and from themselves.<p>“I’m on mobile devices all day long,” said Anderson Cooper on tonight’s <i>60 Minutes</i> (which you can watch here). “I feel like I could go …

The secret of Google Maps' accuracy revealed

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards littered with Mapquest printouts to mindlessly obeying Siri or her nameless Google counterpart.<p>The maps behind those voices are packed with far more …


Google's cloud picks up business from Amazon customers Airbnb, Netflix, & Rovio (updated)

<i>Updated at 5:44 p.m. Pacific on Wednesday with clarifications about Airbnb’s usage of the Google Cloud Platform.</i><p>SAN FRANCISCO — If you’re looking for proof that Google’s public cloud is taking off, well, Google’s got you covered.<p>During the company’s Google Cloud Platform Live event, Google cited …

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Business of Software 2014: Can you build a business without compromising your principles?

On September 17th 2014 I spoke at Business of Software about our experiences at Buffer in living to our core value of Transparency, how we set down our values and how we work as a distributed team.

7 Financial Mind Games -- and How to Defeat Them

Money sure can feel like a rational thing: You earn it, you spend it. (Hopefully you're saving some of it too, but more on that in a minute.) But you …

How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)

Though it may seem as simple as a cursory glance at a bank statement, measuring the financial well-being of your company is actually far more complex.<p>And a new infographic compiled by the Federal Reserve, Pepperdine University and online lending company FundWell aims to shed light on what small …

Federal Reserve

The best science and technology pictures of the week

The most impressive pictures from the worlds of science and technology this week, including a battery-powered home-built horse and a flying motorcycle.<p><b>More galleries</b> <br>Speeding warbirds and a luminous Super Moon<p>Streaking space launches and menacing volcanoes<p>A tiny frog and a hitching robot<p>A …


Latest iPad Rumors: Next Gen Already in Production

Well, it’s around that time of year, when we can expect new iPad rumors to heat up and, eventually, Apple announcements to come. The latest news / rumor, via Bloomberg news, is that production for the next-gen full-size iPad is already underway:<p>Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch …


Back to School with an iPad? 5 ways to go paperless this term.

Back to School. The phrase that strikes horror into students (and teachers) of all ages up and down the land. Back in the day, there was the excitement of writing neatly on the first page of your new exercise book, and then slightly less so on the second page which was not quite so nicely padded on …

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