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Mobile is fertile ground for business model...

The mistake we often make is thinking technologies disrupt existing businesses. A competent incumbent can usually copy a new entrants product. It’s …

A Design Primer for Engineers

For a word that can so vastly change the fortunes of a company, it’s worth noting that no generally accepted definition of the word design exists. …

Art & Painting

Art & Painting

Wine-growing regions may shift from climate change

Image 1of/10<p>Caption<p>Close<p>Winegrowers in California and around the world will be forced to move their vineyards to cooler environments within the next …

Vine

Desert life

John Martz

John Martz

Microsoft’s Mobile Comeback Isn’t Happening

<b>We’re only talking about the world’s biggest software company and the future of computers. So far, it’s still basically irrelevant.</b><p>To Microsoft’s …

HTC First can revert to stock Android in lieu of Facebook Home (update)

It looks like HTC’s new "Facebook Phone," the First, runs stock Android. <i>Phandroid</i> reports that the unadorned OS is lurking just beneath the surface, accessible either by resetting the default launcher or by disabling the Facebook Home app from its own settings. While the fact hasn’t been confirmed …

Why You Should Exclude REITs From Your Taxable Investment Account

A few weeks ago, we introduced a new investment mix that excluded real estate from taxable accounts. Some readers asked why I recommended excluding …

Investing

John Martz

28 Incredibly Beautiful Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

I want to go to there.

Yellowstone National Park

When Things Don’t Work Out

I have said many times that early stage VC is a lot like baseball, if you get a hit one out of every three times, you are headed to the hall of fame. …

Russian photographers secretly scale Pyramids to capture gorgeous images

High-stakes stunt greeted with awe and anger<p>Russian photographer Vadim Makhorov caused quite a stir this week when he published a set of stunning images captured from atop Egypt's Great Pyramid. The photos, posted to Makhorov's LiveJournal page, provide a rare view of one of the Seven Wonders of …

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Normal Guy Pretends To Be Celebrity In Times Square, Everyone Falls For It

Regular person Brett Cohen wondered what would happen if he hired bodyguards, paparazzis, assistants and a publicist and walked around NYC pretending to be someone famous. (His experiment worked.)

Google's unified chat service to actually be named "Babel"

We’ve heard several reports over the past week about Google’s upcoming unified chat service. Two separate sets of screenshots have leaked, but both turned out to be fakes on closer examination.<p>Now thanks to some “trusted sources” of <i>Droid Life</i>, we learned that the service previously rumored to be …

Android News

Praxis Makes Perfect | Lure of the Line

Looking at the horizon, an apparent line is the natural authority we rely upon to separate earth and sky. It is deceiving in its precision, often …

Android Rookies: 10 new apps worth checking out this week

New apps need lovin’ too, right? Every day there are thousands of new entries on the Google Play store, but many go unnoticed and never receive the …

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold | Colossal

<p>Photographer David Orias relies on slow shutter speeds, precision camera movement and the rich light of dawn or dusk to capture these amazing images …

How the internet is making us poor

Everyone knows the story of how robots replaced humans on the factory floor. But in the broader sweep of automation versus labor, a trend with far greater significance for the middle class—in rich countries, at any rate—has been relatively overlooked: the replacement of knowledge workers with …

Art & Painting

A Roaming Network For Subscription Music Services

Back in the early days of the ATM machine, you could only transact on ATMs operated by your bank. If you were a Chase customer, you needed to find a …

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