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Serial killer Todd Kohlhepp says there are more victims

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – A South Carolina man convicted of killing seven people says he has more victims who have not been discovered.<p>The <i>Herald-Journal</i> of Spartanburg reports that, in an eight-page letter, Todd Kohlhepp wrote that he tried to tell investigators and informed the FBI, but he said “it was …

When a debt collector threatened to rape a man's wife over a bogus debt, the man devoted a year towards getting his revenge

If you're in the mood to read a thrilling, long-form article about how a man got revenge on a predatory fake payday loan swindler, here's one. It's …

Bitcoin investors party like it's 1999

Blockchain technology may be for real – but the astonishing rise of bitcoin looks a lot like tech bubble 2.0<p>Clad in a baseball cap and a dark polo shirt, Anthony Di Iorio is a stark contrast against the sea of suits. Mr. Di Iorio, a prominent cryptocurrency investor and entrepreneur, paces across …

There's a tiny college outside LA that didn't exist until 1957 — but now graduates out-earn Harvard and Stanford alums

The tiny college welcomed its first incoming freshman class in 1957, in a world where atomic weapons were reality.<p>This fact drives the school's culture, Harvey Mudd President Maria Klawe told Business Insider.<p>Founding president Joe Platt's vision of the school was driven by the fact he thought …

College & University

The founder of Jet.com explains Walmart's strategy to beat Amazon

Leading that assault from the frontlines is Marc Lore, head of e-commerce for Walmart and former CEO of Jet.com, under whose leadership the retail giant has snapped up e-commerce startups across footwear and men's fashion, including Bonobos, Moosejaw, ShoeBuy and ModCloth.<p>It is no secret that Lore, …

eCommerce

Push for Gender Equality in Tech? Some Men Say It’s Gone Too Far

SAN FRANCISCO — Their complaints flow on Reddit forums, on video game message boards, on private Facebook pages and across Twitter. They argue for everything from male separatism to an end to gender diversity efforts.<p>Silicon Valley has for years accommodated a fringe element of men who say women …

Silicon Valley

My 5 Favorite Coins Under $5 Million Market Cap

This article is going to be a little different from my previous ones where I have analyzed a single coin at a time. In this article, I will be …

The Bitcoin Is Dead, Long Live Bitcoin

What's a whole coin good for?<p>It's time to stop talking about Bitcoin as if "one bitcoin" is a normal thing that anyone uses or even owns. It's bullshit.<p>One bitcoin, indicated as "1.0" in the system, is worth more than $4,000 USD right now. What you may not know, though, is that "one bitcoin" can …

Bitcoin

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.<p>One day last summer, around noon, I called Athena, a 13-year-old who lives in Houston, Texas. She answered her phone—she’s had an …

Parenting

What happens when you cancel your Tesla Model 3 reservation?

Reddit Email Comments<p>So you dropped a smooth $1000 to reserve your new Model 3, but decide that Tesla’s latest mass market car isn’t in your future …

Palo Alto

America’s Future Is Texas

With right-wing zealots taking over the legislature even as the state’s demographics shift leftward, Texas has become the nation’s bellwether.<p>When Frederick Law Olmsted passed through Texas, in 1853, he became besotted with the majesty of the Texas legislature. “I have seen several similar bodies …

How to Turn Your Expertise Into a 6-Figure Business

Daniel DiPiazza of Rich20Something shares the secret to scaling revenue with "digital infoproducts"<p>Daniel DiPiazza is the founder of Rich20Something, having built three separate businesses to more than six figures in revenue, without taking startup capital from investors. DiPiazza shares the …

Small Business

Donald Trump’s big problem is he doesn’t know what he’s talking about

At least it’s one of his problems.<p>Donald Trump doesn’t know what he’s talking about. This became clear when he said he realized dealing with North Korea was “not so easy” after 10 minutes with the Chinese president.<p>Dealing with complicated problems isan occupational hazard faced by outsiders in all …

Why America needs more Teslas and fewer Ubers

Tesla has a seemingly bottomless appetite for capital. The company raised $2 billion from bond investors in 2014, sold $738 million in stock in 2015, and sold $1.46 billion in stock in 2016. Now it’s planning to raise another $1.15 billion in the coming months.<p>Tesla needs so much cash because it …

Executive says white men are an ‘endangered species’ in the boardroom

It's hard out there for a white man.<p>That was the message communicated by John Allan, chairman of the British retail giant Tesco, at a recent Retail Week Live conference. White men, he said, are becoming an “endangered species” in top business jobs, forced to compete with women and minorities for …

Occupied

What Do Mormons and Muslims Have in Common?

In casting doubt on whether Islam is a religion, Trump’s team puts a new spin on an old playbook.<p>It should have been a simple question: Last week, Trump counterterrorism adviser Sebastian Gorka was asked by a radio host whether the president believed that Islam was a religion. Instead of coming …

Religion

Wrapify raises $3M from Avery Dennison to pay you to wrap your car in ads

Wrapify, the startup that will pay you to wrap your car with an advertisement, has raised $3 million in seed funding. As a refresher, the startup provides a two-sided marketplace that matches up drivers wanting to make some extra money with brands looking for a unique way to advertise. Eligible …

I studied millionaires for 5 years, and many of them use a wealth-building strategy anyone can implement

One common denominator they share, however, is that they control how much money they spend.<p>Most people, however, are neither cheap nor frugal. Consequently, they are not cautious about their spending.<p>If you don't make a lot of money, this character trait can lead to credit card debt and poverty.<p>But …

Self-improvement

Goodbye, Alabama

Everyone thinks they know Alabama.<p>Man — <i>everyone</i>.<p>It’s like I don’t even have to ask people. I can already tell what they’re thinking.<p>Here, let me try:</i> …

Get Out: the film that dares to reveal the horror of liberal racism in America

Jordan Peele’s critically acclaimed low-budget shocker became a surprise hit and showed viewers a terrifying look at the fractured myth of a post-racial US<p>The success of Jordan Peele’s Get Out – it took $30m in its first weekend in the US – is remarkable for lots of reasons. This is a first-time …

The Newest U.S. Homeowner Is a 'Landlord Buyer' | Investopedia

The U.S. housing market is undergoing a significant change of ownership.<p>Home ownership in the U.S. has hit a 50-year low and, despite institutional …

Real Estate

How to Get 500 Supporters for Your Next Business Idea

Find an audience before you invest time, money and energy.<p>Have you ever had an idea you thought was brilliant, then spent weeks planning and working to bring it to life, only to share it with the world to find out no one cares?<p>It's a terrible feeling most entrepreneurs know well. The good news is, …

Apple fighting new ‘right to repair’ legislation after successfully lobbying against it in the past

Apple is fighting ‘right to repair’ legislation which would give consumers and third-party repair shops the legal right to purchase spare parts and access service manuals. The state of Nebraska is holding a hearing on the proposed legislation next month, and <i>Motherboard</i> reports that Apple will be …

Mobile Technology

How Melanie Duncan Built Multiple Seven-Figure Businesses

Entrepreneur Network partner Kelsey Humphreys chats with Melanie Duncan about success and her tips for online entrepreneurs.<p>Producer, Host, Entrepreneur, Journalist, Author<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Melanie Duncan is a serial entrepreneur who, along with her …

Entrepreneurship

This Formerly Homeless VC Won't Stop Picking Fights With Tech's Elite

Two years ago, Arlan Hamilton was homeless. Now, she's a venture capitalist -- and a pugnacious proponent of inclusivity in Silicon Valley.<p>For someone with a fear of public speaking, Arlan Hamilton sure has a lot to say.<p>Since her emergence in 2016 as a public persona in the venture capital world, …

Venture Capital

Millennials Are Actually the Least Entrepreneurial Generation

While the Internet has created an abundance of new business opportunities, it’s still extremely challenging, time-intensive, and expensive to start a …

Tesla Gigafactory: the Potemkin village looks more like a burgeoning city as workers start production

The Gigafactory 1 in the Nevada desert is central to Tesla’s strategy. It’s seen among supporters as Tesla’s main advantage by securing low-cost battery supply that will enable ramping up production of long-range and affordable electric vehicles.<p>But it’s seen by detractors as a Potemkin village – …

INSIDE MEDIUM'S MELTDOWN: How an idealistic Silicon Valley founder raised $134 million to change journalism, then crashed into reality

Four days into 2017, Medium's employees came to work and were told that one-third of them — 50 people — were being let go.<p>They were shocked. Their adored boss, billionaire CEO Ev Williams, best known as the cofounder of Twitter, seemed to care so deeply for each of them.<p>But he told the world about …

Arianna Huffington

The Brutal Truth: Startups Are Awful

The popular fantasy has very little to do with reality.<p><i>Why do employees leave startups for big brands? originally appeared on Quora - the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Ron Rule, CEO @ As Seen On TV, on …

Sustainability

Life in the fast lane: Driverless cars development accelerates

The industry’s leaders are pushing on with autonomous vehicles<p>When a May 2016 crash killed the person operating a Tesla Model S driving in Autopilot mode, advocates of autonomous vehicles feared a slowdown in development of self-driving cars.<p>Instead the opposite has occurred. In August, Ford …