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Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

16 Stories To Remember Grantland By

Here's a few of our favorite features from the site's great four-year run.

10 Scary Books That Will Seriously Keep You Up At Night

Readers beware.<p>In a recent interview with HuffPost, Goosebumps author R.L. Stine said he thought most fears were “universal,” and, for him at least, linked closely with humor. “It’s that same guttural reaction,” he said.<p>Unlike Stine, I’ve never equated scary with funny -- my <i>guttural reaction</i> to …

The Theranos Affair: When Silicon Valley hype outpaces reality

Theranos Inc. is a Silicon Valley start-up that over the past year had been acquiring immense attention, and a valuation of billions of dollars, for a blood-testing technology that was poised to revolutionize the field — cheap, easy, informative blood tests obtainable on demand at your corner …

Finalists Unveiled For This Year's National Book Awards

Shortlists for the National Book Awards went public Wednesday, halving the number of nominees to just 20 finalists. Among the books that have survived the second round of cuts, a few clear favorites are beginning to emerge — while others have been displaced by less familiar names.<p>The full lists of …

Books

The Planet-Saving, Capitalism-Subverting, Surprisingly Lucrative Investment Secrets of Al Gore

The former vice president has led his firm to financial success. But what he really wants to do is create a whole new version of capitalism.<p>“When i left the White House in 2001, I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life,” Al Gore told me this summer, at his office in the Green Hills …

Investing

10 secret and small New York restaurants

<b>The New York restaurant scene has become so well known that even a newbie can navigate it with relative ease. Simply identify a notable chef, say,</b> …

West Village

The 21 most popular novels of the year so far

The beauty of fiction writing is its ability to take the reader into captivating imagined worlds, from fantasy-like environments to tales set back in time.<p>Every year, Amazon pulls together its most popular print books of the year​. Based on sales numbers and updated daily, the list is a good …

Books

Books That Influenced Abraham Lincoln | The Art of Manliness

<i>Welcome back to our series on the libraries of great men. The eminent men of history were often voracious readers and their own philosophy represents</i> …

What Makes Uber Run

The transportation service has become a global brand, an economic force, and a cultural lightning rod.<p>Jordan Kretchmer remembers what Travis Kalanick was like before Uber was Uber.<p>Kretchmer was a 25-year-old college dropout with a lot of ideas, and Kalanick had even more. He was in his early …

2015 Fall Books Preview: 33 Can't-Miss New Reads

BRB, we'll be in our bedrooms reading until winter.<p>Setting aside Jonathan Franzen's ubiquitously discussed new novel <i>Purity</i>, fall 2015 is an embarrassment of literary riches. Intriguing fiction debuts, humorous essays from masters of the form and new offerings from some of the greatest novelists of …

The White House’s Alpha Geeks

CTO Megan Smith and her deputy Alex Macgillivray are seizing the tech moment. Here’s their plan to raise America’s technology quotient.<p>Until about a …

Silicon Valley

Why can’t Washington build a website?

The government spends $80 billion a year getting the Internet wrong. Here’s how to fix it.<p>The 2016 presidential candidates like to talk about innovation, and they’re currently debating the tech- fueled “gig economy.” Those are important issues, but when it comes to how government meets the digital …

The 12 Best Snapchats to Follow, From Rihanna to Dr. Miami - PAPER

If you're getting tired of your friends' drunken Snapchats, lackluster geotag locations, and pictures of vape clouds, spice up your feed by following some of our favorite accounts.<p><b>Rihanna (@Rihanna)</b> <br>If you're one of the crazy few who isn't already following RiRi's snaps, you're missing out on her …

10 Eye-Opening Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read | Inc.com

As anyone who reads this column knows, I'm a huge proponent of positive thinking. However, positive thinking is delusional unless it's based upon a clear understanding of how the business world really works.<p>Put another way: We can't make the world a better place unless we can first see things as …

How This 22-Year-Old Makes Money Helping Carless People Drive For Uber And Lyft

Since graduating from high school six years ago at 16, Apollo Ra has dabbled in a series of professions, ranging from nursing to network marketing to commercial real estate.<p>His one mainstay was driving for Uber, the rideshare company that pairs people with cars looking to make an extra buck with …

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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UK security and counter-terrorism,Silicon Valley,Social media,Technology sector,NSA,GCHQ,US news,UK news,World news<p>David Cameron wants US tech sector companies to do more to fight terrorism. But they’ve grown too powerful to listen<p>If you want to understand how modern British and American …

Surveillance

The 10 Richest People of All Time

A comparison of wealth across history<p>Who had more money, John D. Rockefeller or Genghis Khan? It’s a simple question with a very difficult …

Uber now offers its own car leases to UberX drivers

As Uber continues to evolve beyond just dominating on-demand rides, the company is furthering its bets on leasing cars to drivers. Uber announced …

This guy’s last company sold for $4.3 billion — now he’s back with a $3 billion startup that's replacing paper

Still, Krach is leading one of the hottest startups in today's tech scene, pushing through an epic career that spans over three decades.<p>Once the youngest VP in General Motors' history, and the founder of two extremely successful startups, Krach is now the CEO of Docusign, a $3 billion e-signature …

For 3 months in 2015, Tesla did something we've almost never seen before

Take a look at its stock chart.<p>Then draw a line at about March 11, 2013:<p>Tesla's 2010 IPO price was $17. After a bit of a bump, for roughly the first two years of its life as a public company the stock traded flat.<p>Then the stock exploded. Eventually, it would surge to $291 in September 2014 and give …

What Entourage's Adrian Grenier learned from billionaire Michael Dell

It's something he knows a little bit about: In addition to his career in show business, Grenier is a frequent tech investor, the cofounder of startups like a hipster beer company and the sustainability lifestyle media company SHFT.<p>And as of this past March, Grenier holds the title of "Social Good …

20 startups out to create a new world order on Wall Street

Startups are taking on the financial sector. Some of the companies look to usurp traditional players, and others step into the gaps they've left behind.<p>Business Insider spoke to venture capitalists and banking veterans to put together a list of lesser-known startups, some of which are just a couple …