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A Park Ranger's Guide to Yosemite

TravelInsider's Guide<p>Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been …

Watch out, Cisco: Arista Networks files for an IPO of up to $200M

Networking firm Arista filed for an initial public offering for up to $200 million in stock.<p>Arista provides software and support to its customers, some of the world’s most prominent Internet firms, to help them handle web traffic. The firm launched in 2008 to bring extremely high-speed 10 gigabit …

Facebook, Biogen, Cal-Maine are stocks to watch

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) — Biotech stocks and Internet names like Facebook Inc. could see active trade in Monday’s session after the past week’s …

Richard Branson's top 10 tips for success

<b>Richard Branson left school at the age of 16 and set up Student Magazine with one of his friends. He went on to start Virgin Records in the 1970s and is the founder of the Virgin Group. In the 1980s he formed Virgin Atlantic airline and the 1990s saw the arrival of Virgin Mobile and Virgin …

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Like Sbarro, Will Your Company Be The Next To Fall?

Understanding trends is the most important part of planning .<p>Yet, most business planning focuses on internal operations and how to improve them, usually neglecting trends and changes in the external environment that threaten not only sales and profits but the business’ very existence.<p>Take Sbarro’s …

Google Launches App Store for Docs and Sheets

Google is rolling out an online marketplace for third-party apps on Google Drive, the company announced Thursday.<p>The apps, which Google is calling …

How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

Every morning Khan Academy’s lead designer, Jason Rosoff, spends the first 15 minutes of his day reading over the constant flow of new feedback from …

Is Alibaba's Growth Really Slowing?

[An earlier version of this post has been updated with comments from Alibaba about the intimations from the Chinese article mentioned below.]<p>On Tuesday, we got Yahoo!’s latest quarterly earnings report.<p>The stock immediately jumped, when investors saw that they’d more than beaten consensus earnings …

Bill Gates on poverty, GMOs, Microsoft, and vacationing at the Large Hadron Collider

This morning, Bill and Melinda Gates published their foundation’s annual letter, which attempts to debunk commonly held beliefs in development economics.<p>Quartz caught up with Mr. Gates to talk about the letter, how he’s juggling his work at the Gates Foundation with his work at Microsoft, and what …

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The Story Behind Chrysler And Fiat, And Why The Stock Is So Cheap

<i>The following is a guest post by George Schultze, founder of Schultze Asset Management LLC, an alternative investments firm founded in 1998 that manages approximately $260 million in assets and specializes in event-driven and distressed securities investing. Mr. Schultze is author of The Art of</i> …

CEO Says BlackBerry Sued Typo Because The Keyboard 'Is Our Identity'

BlackBerry is fighting for its rightful place in in the smartphone market, especially when it comes to keyboards.<p>Last Friday the company filed a lawsuit against Typo, an LA-based startup that makes a physical keyboard accessory for the iPhone. Co-founded by American Idol presenter Ryan Seacrest, …

The Case for Nagging Kids About Their Homework

The backlash against "helicopter parenting" may have gone too far.<p>The helicopter parent has crashed and burned. With millennials reaching adulthood it has become clear that this hovering style of parenting results in overly dependent young adults, plagued by depression or less satisfaction with …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

“Become An iOS Developer In 8 Weeks”: The Truth About Hack Schools

As coding courses and bootcamps flourish, some students get left behind–and that promise of a six-figure salary pops like a bubble.<p>After the design firm where he worked as a web developer went under, Ray S. turned the bad news into an opportunity to transition into iOS development. The Chicago-area …

Zapier touts more than 250 integrations to help businesses link their favorite applications

Despite what you hear from the software giants, there are plenty of people — and certainly plenty of businesses — that don’t necessarily want to buy …

Mt.Gox Launches Bitcoins.com To Explain What The Heck A Bitcoin Is

It’s Thanksgiving! And, judging by the fact that you read tech blogs, you’re probably at least a bit of a geek. Know what that means? Today’s the day you get to answer all of your extended family’s tech questions! Hurrah!<p>For the last few years, that’s probably meant explaining the difference …

How the Banks Are Winning Now

One of the long-standing arguments against teaching personal finance in school is that marketing messages promoting debt and consumerism quickly …

MediaFire Launches Dropbox-Like App With 50GB Free Storage

File hosting service MediaFire has launched a Dropbox-like application for OS X and Windows today, MediaFire Desktop, which lets users upload files directly from their desktops to the cloud, and share them with others.<p>The public beta of MediaFire Desktop has the same type of file syncing features …

If Bitcoin Is So Secure, Why Have There Been Dozens of Bitcoin Bank Robberies And Millions In Losses?

Bitcoin.org, the semi-official voice of the Bitcoin community, says "the whole system is protected by heavily peer-reviewed cryptographic algorithms like those used for online banking. No organization or individual can control Bitcoin, and the network remains secure even if not all of its users can …

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10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

This 23-year-old’s open-source project, a server running on Raspberry Pi, gives the middle finger to Google

For most of us, Google shutting down Reader was annoying. For Jacob Cook, it was a call to arms.<p>He’s now building an operating system that anyone can use to replace all of the services that Google provides — or any other cloud company, for that matter. Email, chat, file sharing, web hosting: With …

Jamal Edwards: Amateur film-maker turned multimillionaire

<b>From a teenager on a council estate in west London to self-made multimillionaire, Jamal Edwards hasn't done too badly for himself in a very short space of time.</b><p>Still just 23 years old, the amateur film-maker turned media boss is worth more than £8m, and counts famous entrepreneur Sir Richard …

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Carl Icahn urges $150B Apple buyback in letter to Tim Cook, increases investment to $2.5B

Following an announcement yesterday from billionaire investor Carl Icahn that he had sent a letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook and would post the full letter online today, Icahn’s new website has now officially launched with the full text of the letter. In the letter on Icahn’s new website called the …

Twitter Could Become Profitable In 2015

Twitter filed its S-1 SEC form to go public last Thursday. The company has over 218 million monthly active users worldwide (49 million in the U.S.) who send out over 500 million Tweets per day and generated $139 million in revenue in the June quarter. I have built a model with Twitter’s financial …

Your future ultra-fast internet connection just launched into space

Elon Musk’s commercial space company, SpaceX, has just launched a Falcon 9 rocket into orbit carrying a Canadian Space Agency satellite, CASSIOPE. Part of the satellite’s payload is Cascade, a prototype for a super-fast space-borne file-transfer system—a kind of digital courier service.<p>The idea …

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Would You Borrow From PayPal? PayPal's New Small Business Loans *Updated*

*<i>This article was updated Sept. 26, 2013 6:50 p.m. MST to include the cost of PayPal’s sample fee amounts, which were expressed in the article as a simple interest calculation, to also include the calculation as annual interest, now included at the end of this piece.*</i><p>As tight bank credit and rising …

Four years after bankruptcy, Chrysler files for IPO

After months of negotiating for a way to buy the 41 percent of Chrysler that Fiat doesn't currently own, CEO Sergio Marchionne is hoping an initial public offering will move the process forward.<p>Late Monday, Chrysler and the United Auto Workers retiree healthcare trust fund filed papers for an IPO …

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