Carlos Marques

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Kevin Mitnick, Once the World’s Most Wanted Hacker, Is Now Selling Zero-Day Exploits

As a young man, Kevin Mitnick became the world's most notorious black hat hacker, breaking into the networks of companies like IBM, Nokia, Motorola, …

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Tablets Are Making Waiters Obsolete — And Chili's Is Leading The Way

The casual dining spot has recently introduced tablets in dining rooms nationwide that customers can use to place orders, browse the menu, and entertain otherwise noisy children.<p>These tablets, as The Verge notes, aren't the high-end Apple and Samsung devices we've become accustomed to seeing, but …

Why Better Place was doomed to epic failure from the start

The remarkable scope, overwhelming ambition, and epic failure of the Better Place electric-car service in Israel is worthy of a book, or several.<p>But until one appears, Fast Company magazine has produced the most comprehensive article yet on the founding–and foundering–of the great Better Place …

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

The week after Thanksgiving, 40 Clinkle employees gathered in the kitchen of their San Francisco office. It was the second time in two days they'd been called together for an all-hands meeting.<p>At the front of the room stood 22-year-old Clinkle CEO Lucas Duplan, eyes cast down. Next to him stood …

Is there a tech bubble? Revisiting irrational exuberance

<b>US stocks are soaring to new heights.</b><p>The S&P 500 has hit yet another record high, pushed up by consumer and technology stocks. It is continuing a trend from last year when it seemed that new records were being set nearly every month.<p>The Nasdaq, the stock index where tech companies are largely …

How Sleep Deprivation Drives The High Failure Rates of Tech Startups

I work in my sleep now. I fall asleep most nights writing and rewriting opening lines and first paragraphs in my head. And every morning before I wake, I am somehow still writing sentences in my head, twisted into my sheets while comparing arguments and searching for counter-arguments that could …

Number of shops dividing toy departments into sections for boys and girls falls

Campaign group Let Toys be Toys says a fifth of stores divide sections by gender compared to half this time last year<p>The number of shops organising their toy departments into separate sections for boys and girls has fallen by 60% in the past year, following pressure on retailers from shoppers and …

The iPad finally gets a great productivity suite — and it’s not from Microsoft

A new, free productivity app for iPad enables you to create and edit Microsoft Word and Excel documents with a gorgeous user interface rebuilt for the iPad. It’s the app Microsoft wishes it built — but it’s actually from a small, publicly traded company called HopTo.<p>The Campbell, Calif.-based HopTo …

Flite Launches A Free Online ‘Design Studio’ For Building HTML5 Ads

Hey, remember when people were still arguing about HTML5 versus Flash?<p>The battle seems long over at this point, with the rise of the iPhone essentially killing Adobe’s Flash platform, but Will Price, CEO of ad tech company Flite, said the transition has taken longer than you might think — it won’t …

You Have a Bra Problem and the Startup World Is Obsessed With Solving It

Ask any VC who focuses on e-commerce what types of startup ideas are hot right now, and intimate apparel startups will be at the top of the list. …

Startups

iPad Air costs between $274 and $361 to build, IHS says

Even with Retina Display, the slate is cheaper to produce than previous models, meaning the company makes hundreds on each unit sold.<p>Apple's iPad Air is making the company more cash with every unit it sells, according to new data from research firm IHS.<p>The iPad Air costs between $274 and $361 to …

IPad Air

Sprint lends its wireless knowhow to new iPad-based point-of-sale

Just in case your business hasn't adopted one of the multiple tablet-based payment systems that are out there already, Sprint and Vantiv, a merchant acquirer that offers payment processing services for retail, have come together for yet another option. Simply called Vantiv Mobile Checkout, the …

The Billion Dollar History Of Trick-Or-Treating In America

Here’s how scaring kids and moms turned Halloween candy into a $2.3 billion a year business.<p>Every Halloween, millions of surrogate zombies, vampires, and goblins take to the streets, looking to fill the fluorescent orange brainpans of their plastic pumpkins with individually wrapped, fun-sized …

The Myth of the Brainstorming Session

<i>This post was originally published on the ooomf blog.</i><p>Over dinner a couple months ago, one of my friends said he needed some help coming up with a name for a new website.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the planet”CNBC liked TNW Conference that muchFIND OUT WHY<p>He told me a bit about …

12 Challenges Faced By The Fastest-Growing Companies

There’s a common misconception that fast-growing startups have it made: They’ve found a business recipe for success and are on the fast track to making millions. Unfortunately, that’s not the case — high growth equals high uncertainty. Think starting a business from zero is a risk? Try taking a …

How to Gracefully Wind Down a Failing Startup

<i>Eric Mathews is an entrepreneur and investor. He founded Start Co., one the fastest growing venture development organizations in the United States developing, accelerating, and investing in high growth startups in logistics technology, information technology, and medical device as well as women-led</i> …

'The Visitor' Trailer: See the Revived '70s Sci-Fi Mind Trip – /Film

How the hell did <b>John Huston</b> and <b>Sam Peckinpah</b> end up in a ’70s sci-fi mind-bender about an intergalactic warrior and an alien Christ analog and their …

Los Angeles

Moving In With Manufacturers, Amazon Delivers A New Approach

Amazon's business is built on three basic concepts: faster delivery, greater selection, and cheaper prices.<p>In service of that, it has built enormous warehouses staffed largely by robots that shuttle around, pulling goods out of bins at remarkable speed. It can take just a matter of minutes to go …

How to Design Your Startup Office for a Productive Workforce

If you look at some of the latest startup offices, there seems to be a competition to who can have the coolest ping pong tables, kitchen, and big TVs displaying real time data. But are they essential to office productivity and culture?<p>We spoke to some of the hottest startups to hear their …

How an ex-day laborer created Japan's top-grossing smartphone game

<i>Puzzle & Dragons</i> is a money machine. At one point the top-grossing iOS and Android app worldwide, the mixture of <i>Pokemon</i>-style battles and <i>Bejeweled</i>-style action puzzle elements has earned publisher GungHo Online Entertainment millions in revenue on a daily basis since the game's February 2012 …

CSIRO software monitors Twitter to guide emergency services to fires

Firefighters are using Twitter to rapidly map and respond to NSW's bushfire crisis.<p>In the past, emergency services have relied heavily on triple-zero calls and radio communications for alerts about new disasters, and that hasn't changed.<p>But thanks to breakthrough software designed by Australian …

Coffee Coming Up, Nice And Hot ... And Prepared By A Robot

A new trend is brewing in the coffee world: coffee prepared by a robot, able to be preordered via cellphone and picked up at an unmanned kiosk, perfectly adjusted to your taste and ready to go.<p>To some, this might seem lamentable: the beginning of the end of coffee shops as we know them. No more …

Auto Markets Approaching Their Final Frontier

What countries don’t have two car garages today? Fewer than one might think.<p>The core auto markets of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Canada, United States and Europe are either growing slowly or in decline as people cut back on spending. The big four emerging markets of Brazil, Russia, India and …

Sony says Brazil's $1,850 PlayStation 4 price "is not good for the PlayStation brand"

Sony has responded to the news that the PlayStation 4 will cost the equivalent of $1,850 dollars in Brazil, saying that the high price is "not good for the PlayStation brand."<p>Addressing the complaints that have arisen following last week's announcement that the PlayStation 4 would sell for R$3,999 …

Sony

Reaching the 5 Types of M-Shoppers

The other day I was with my wife looking at an entertainment center at a big box store. As you know, the prices are less at a store like this because …

Inside Evasi0n, The Most Elaborate Jailbreak To Ever Hack Your iPhone

In Apple’s eternal cat and mouse game to control what you can and can’t run on your iOS device, score another one for the mice.<p>On Monday a team of hackers that calls themselves the evad3rs released evasi0n, the first jailbreak program that works for the iPhone 5, as well as the iPad 4, the iPad …

Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut launches Oct. 31 for Windows PC and Mac

<i>Lone Survivor: The Director's Cut</i>, Jasper Byrne's survival horror game, will launch on Windows PC and Mac Oct. 31, Byrne announced on the studios' website.<p>The title will be distributed via Good Old Games with more distribution avenues expected to be announced at a later date. A price has not yet …

This 28-Year-Old Built A $3 Million Business In 10 Months Thanks To Instagram, He Says

"I tried it and I lost 8 pounds in two weeks. I asked him is this legal? If so let's mass produce it," Lal told Business Insider.<p>Lal had a credit card with a $5,000 limit, and Dimarco had a credit card, too, and off they went to bottle the supplement now named Shredz.<p>By the start of 2013, he was …