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This 22-Year-Old Went From Working At McDonald's To Making $1 Million A Year Playing Video Games

One of the biggest names in the e-sports realm right now is a 22-year-old named Matt Haag, who is better known as "Nadeshot." He's a master at "Call of Duty," and he's part of a team, called OpTic Gaming. He's even sponsored by Red Bull.<p>And just three years ago he was flipping burgers at a …

An Anti-Abuse Ad With A Secret Message Only Children Can See

In order to discreetly reach abused children, one aid organization designed a clever billboard that only displays a hotline number for people shorter than 4’5″. The secret is a precisely serrated surface, a Lenticular lens, that reflects light differently to those looking from above and below a …

The Money Shot

The sale of Instagram to Facebook for a cool billion in the spring of 2012 was the ultimate Silicon Valley fairy tale: 18 months from launch to offer. But, for co-founder and C.E.O. Kevin Systrom, it was more of a roller-coaster ride, with several missed opportunities, at least two “aha” moments, …

Adobe Abandons Its Creative Suite to Focus on Creative Cloud

Adobe first launched Creative Suite 1 back in 2003, and now, ten years and six versions later, the company is taking a left turn: Adobe is abandoning its Creative Suite entirely to focus efforts on Creative Cloud.<p>There will be backlash for this, no doubt. <b>Update</b>: Fireworks has been killed off.<p>Adobe …

Solving a geological jigsaw puzzle could make oil companies billions

When you are standing in Brazil, you might as well be in Angola. The same goes with Ghana and French Guiana. At least, that’s the way that the most geologically savvy oil explorers look at the world: Because of how the continents have shifted over geological time, when you find oil in one place, …

Jigsaw Puzzles

Facebook squeaks onto the Fortune 500

Facebook, the No. 1 social media company, just joined the Fortune 500 for the first time, according to this year's list out Monday.<p>The annual list of companies, which ranks them by their 2012 revenue, is a way for investors to gauge the relative size of the operations of companies. Fortune magazine …

Google Stock Blasts To Another All-Time High

Google now has a market cap of $285 billion.<p>This resumed rocket-ride for Google's stock follows a multi-year period in which most investors generally ignored the company.<p>Google went public in 2004. Over the next three years, the stock proceeded to blast from $100 to $700.<p>But then, from 2007 to the …

Maker's Mark's Plain Dumb Move Proved To Be Pure Marketing Genius

Sex sells, and so does panic, apparently.<p>Sales of Maker’s Mark bourbon, known for its distinctive red wax seal, soared 44 percent in the first quarter, its best ever, after the distillery announced in mid-February that it plans to water down its own product and lower the proof due to shortage of …

Here's Why Online Banks Are Better Than Traditional Banks

Online banks seem to have it all: relatively high interest rates, stellar customer service, low fees, and the added bonus of 24/7 access to your finances with the click of a button.<p>Still, online banking isn't for everyone, and the line between the two is becoming blurred as more banks ramp up their …

Senate passes internet sales tax bill amid opposition from conservatives

The US Senate on Monday passed a bill aimed at ending tax-free shopping on the internet but the move looks set to face fierce opposition before it …