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Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Yosemite & iOS 8 How-to: Set up and use SMS Relay

Now that iOS 8.1 is out, with iOS 8.1 running on your iPhone, you can set up SMS Relay. This is one of the features of Continuity, which further integrates and connects your Mac and iOS devices, running Yosemite and iOS 8.1. Continuity also includes Handoff, iPhone Cellular Calls, Instant Hotspot, …

Building 100 Smart Cities In India, Can Singapore Seize This Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity?

India’s new BJP-led government has widely and correctly shown its desire to create 100 new smart cities in the country as satellite townships around the larger cities – many of which are along the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC) – though not restricted to the area. Stretching over 1,000 km, …

Here's How to Stop Facebook From Snooping in Your Web History

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>This week, Facebook announced it was expanding its evil empire adding targeted advertising based on …

This Redesigned Cap Turns Any Water Bottle Into A Vegetable Garden

The Petomato allows you to actually grow tomatoes inside any plastic water bottle. “When the fruit ripens, it’s kind of shocking.”<p>As a gardening-obsessed college student in Japan, Takuya Hasegawa wanted to figure out how to help more people start growing their own food–even if, like many people …

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Why India Will Soon Outpace China

On the face of it, the title of this article will seem absurd to many. While China’s economic growth has slowed, it’s still running at a brisk 7.4% annual rate. Moreover, the Chinese government seems to be successfully slowing credit in order to rein in a burgeoning debt issue. And it’s …

5 Easy Weight-Loss Tips That Really Work

As a nutritionist, I often get clients at this time of year concerned about summer -- fitting into a bathing suit, getting some new clothes and navigating holiday eating and parties. I am not a fan of rigid diets, which restrict entire food groups for a short time, but rather I advocate for healthy …

Cool Things: Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine

This Evernote Business Notebook by Moleskine really looks impressive, from the concept through to the slick set of features. It’s not for me because after years of pounding away on mobile and full-sized keyboards my handwriting is shockingly terrible and all but unreadable. For anyone with even …

RealtyShares Raises $1.9 Million From General Catalyst To Crowdfund Real Estate Projects

RealtyShares is kind of like a “LendingClub for Real Estate,” providing a platform for crowdfunding real-estate development. And the company just raised $1.9 million led by General Catalyst to make its offering available both to more developers and more investors.<p>In the past, real-estate developers …

The Five Paths To Being the Best at Anything

I’ve posted a lot about becoming the best in your field. Looking back, what are the most successful methods for getting there?<p><b>10,000 Hours</b><p>Let’s get …

Tangent iPhoneography App Plagued By App Store Fakes

Pixite’s fantastic Tangent app gets a big update with v1.5, adding in a new “Urban Decay” pack that lets you point your iPhone camera at a building and have it crumble into rubble and dust, and then snap pictures as zombies and wild animals reclaim what us evil humans were only ever borrowing.<p>Wait, …

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A Snapshot of the Camera’s History

A poster from Pop Chart Lab’s “A Visual Compendium of Cameras” illustrates how the camera has evolved since the original Kodak (RIP) in 1888.<p>The 100 …

You Will Be Mesmerized By These XBox And PlayStation GIFs

As much as the consoles change, the controllers really stay pretty much the same. These hypnotizing GIFs from the folks over at Gadget Love prove it.<p>Many gamers will remember the monolithic controller of the original Xbox that shipped with the system in 2001. Microsoft slimmed it down for Xbox 360 …

Is Your Relationship Perfectly Flawed?

We recently celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary -- with a bowl of noodles, a bouquet of flowers, and each other -- and it got me thinking about how this marriage is working so well when the people in it can get so crazy and confused and frustrated and even at times, short-tempered and jerky. …

How to Calculate The Equity Split Between Co-Founders in Startups

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>There are a lot of variables to go into calculating a fair equity split a startup team. These …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

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RocketSpace CEO Duncan Logan Talks Expansion Plans And What ‘Office-As-A-Service’ Actually Means

RocketSpace, a San Francisco office company that has hosted companies like Uber, Zaarly, Podio, and Pocket Gems (though not always the main team), recently moved into a new, bigger space — two spaces, actually, one for early-stage startups and one for more mature companies.<p>The move seemed like a …

Mars ticket deadline nears for someone with the right stuff

As more than 165,000 people apply to join the Mars One mission, CEO Bas Lansdorp outlines his company's timeline for picking its astronauts.<p>When Dutch engineer Bas Lansdorp was a student, he saw an image of the surface of Mars sent back by NASA's Sojourner rover in 1997. That was a defining moment …

How We Created a Fake Vodka Brand to Promote Our Startup

<i>Editors note: This is a guest post by Kevin Bracken, founder of Speakeasy, a social space sharing marketplace. Whilst we by no means condone the act of selling alcohol without the legalities addressed before hand, the “hustle” in this is undeniably impressive.</i><p>The month was January 2013. We had a …

Hidden flavours of Paris

Want to savour the French capital's best steaks, freshest baguettes, most welcoming bars and secret street markets? Discover the hidden gems of Paris' food scene with the help of the experts. The article, taken from an edition of <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine, shows you how.<p>The secret patisserie …

13.3-inch Sony tablet is like Etch A Sketch on steroids

Perfect for handwriting or sketches, the large but lightweight Digital Paper notepad is just over a quarter of an inch thick and weighs just 12.6 ounces.<p>If you love doodling with a pen but hate accumulating paper, Sony and E Ink are coming out with a tablet/digital notepad that's large and …

Logitech FabricSkin Keyboard Folio borrows Surface RT style for iPad

Keyboard cases for the iPad are nothing new, there are plenty of them on the market today. That doesn’t mean there isn’t room for new offerings that …

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