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Why E3 2015 was the best E3 in years

At E3 2015, the games industry learns how to play nice<p>Today marks the end of the best E3 in recent memory, and the beginning of a new, healthier era for the big budget sector of the video game industry.<p>After years of misguided press events that ostracized women, fetishized realistic violence, and …

Paranoid-in-Chief: Yahoo's Alex Stamos Wants to Secure the Entire Internet

The internet isn’t safe for anyone, and he wants to change that.<p>It's an early and sunny Saturday after the week-long RSA, perhaps the largest computer security conference in the world. A small group of weary and conference-hungover hackers, information security professionals and activists is …

Privacy

Adobe Expert on How to Make Social Media Work for Your Company

Should you tweet to Millennials at 6 a.m.? Not really. Take the advice from an expert at Adobe.<p>I'm on a mission lately to understand what works in social media and what doesn't. I spend countless hours each week scheduling tweets, answering questions on Facebook, and tracking what other people have …

Social Media

50 Things You Need to Eat in San Francisco Before You Die

You are going to DIE. Sorry, dude. Before you do, though, at least make sure you house all 50 of these bucket list-able SF things, from Humphry …

San Francisco

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Here's to the joy of fatherhood, in the big moments and small. Happy Father's Day!

How to Fill Your Talent Community With Brand Fanatics

Does anyone remember the Coca-Cola rugby shirt from the 1980s?I can remember buying one during the summer between ninth and 10th grade. I wore it to …

The bacon mac 'n' cheese quesadilla breaks so many rules

Someone told me that using so much bacon in my recipes is cheating. Well, if that’s so, who wants to be a rule-following bacon-less square anyway? …

Slack Is Just The Tip Of The Iceberg For Enterprise Tech

Slack’s valuation soared to $2.8 billion in less than two years, and has doubled in the past six months alone — all without any big marketing campaigns. The startup’s adoption curve and rave reviews are something many founders and investors dream about, but few actually achieve.<p>Enterprise startups …

Startups

The Cove (2009)

85 min Living the Change explores solutions to the global crises we face today – solutions any one of us can be part of – through the inspiring …

Stationery Startup Minted Raises $41M for Larger Crowdsourced Design Push

A few years ago on the crowdsourced design site Minted, an unknown designer from Galena, Ohio, asked for feedback on a wedding invitation design that …

5 Resume Tips from a (Formerly) Unsuccessful Job Seeker

Recently I read a comment on a blog post that said something like this:<p><i>“I’ve been out of work for 7 months. I am applying for jobs that I’m</i> …

Hired.com Looks To Destroy Recruiting Invoices With New Subscription-Like Billing

Hired.com, which runs weekly auctions of developers for hire, is looking to challenge the way that traditional recruiting agencies charge their startup clients.<p>Technical recruiting in the Valley is often done by boutique agencies or headhunters with long rolodexes, histories and networks among …

When Flat Design Falls Flat

Flat design as a design approach strips away all the aesthetic frills, leaving behind only the essentials.<p>In a way, I see flat design as just another …

Bill Gates Thinks Tech Billionaires Have Their Priorities Totally Out Of Whack

"Take this malaria vaccine, [this] weird thing that I'm thinking of," Gates told Richard Waters of FT. "Hmm, which is more important, connectivity or malaria vaccine? If you think connectivity is the key thing, that's great. I don't."<p>It's a not-so-thinly-veiled shot at tech giants like Google and …

Bill Gates: Prioritizing Worldwide Internet Access Over Malaria Research Is A 'Joke'

Technology is "amazing," Bill Gates told the Financial Times in a recent interview, but it's not going to save the world.<p>Speaking with the Times' Richard Waters about what it's going to take the make the planet a better place, the Microsoft co-founder said that though improvements in technology may …

Starbucks Just Figured Out How To Take Your Money Over Twitter

Buying someone a coffee is a small gesture of kindness, but you usually need to be with a friend to make it. However, starting Tuesday, Starbucks has a solution: Just pay for your faraway friend's coffee over Twitter.<p>The new program, appropriately called "Tweet a Coffee," works like this: To tweet …

15 Famous Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

Want to read 15 famous business books in under a minute?<p>To save you some time and money, we've made it possible. We boiled down some of the most popular and influential business books out there to their central lessons.<p>For those looking to bone up on some business theory, here are the highlights.

6 Things About Money You May Not Think About -- But Should

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Too often, entrepreneurs fail to pay adequate attention to their personal finances, which often are interconnected with their business. Here are six financial issues you might not have on your radar, but should keep in mind:<p><b>1.</b> …

Small Business

The Secret Of Wendy's Social Media Success: Massive Stupidity

Many big fast-food chains have tried to create successful Facebook or Twitter marketing campaigns — and flubbed it. Burger King chose an unfortunate Twitter hashtag in a recent attempt to publicize its new lower-fat Satisfries, and McDonald’s got rude responses to Twitter campaigns instead of …

Data-driven web browsing: Knoema’s new Chrome extension adds a data layer to the web

Tired of hearing about the importance of data analytics? What if tapping into an all new layer of data was as easy as installing a browser extension?<p>Data startup Knoema has come up with a new Chrome browser extension, World Data Finder, that can help users see and start thinking about data right …

Two Next-Level Wearables That Aren't for Everyone

Many people are waiting for expected upcoming smartwatches from Apple and Google to take the wearable category to the next level. Or at least as much …

Wearable Tech

Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

Fit For Me By ModCloth Makes Shopping Online Less Risky

We've all been there. You find something you love on an e-commerce site, and it arrives in a different shade than expected or the fit runs two sizes too small. Luckily, ModCloth has come up with the perfect solution: They're asking you how it fits first.<p>Fit For Me, a new app by ModCloth, helps …

Google has missed the social era, again, with Google+

It’s not likely to become headline news, although this week Amir Efrati leaked some unsurprising dirt about why Google reports such large and …

Google’s iron grip on Android: Controlling open source by any means necessary

Android is open—except for all the good parts.<p>Six years ago, in November 2007, the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) was announced. The original …

TED Rebuilds Its Site For The Future Of Online Video

As with so many fast-growing organizations, TED’s website had lagged behind the evolving needs of its creators and users. That’s about to change.<p>The completely rebuilt TED.com is now accepting signups for its private beta at hello.ted.com, with its official launch early next year. Co.Design got a …

Public Speaking

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Aileen Lee is founder of Cowboy Ventures, a seed-stage fund that backs entrepreneurs reinventing work and personal life through software. Previously, she joined Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in 1999 and was also founding CEO of digital media company RMG Networks, backed by KPCB.</i> …