Colin Thomas

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A big challenge for retail: turning online “saves” into offline purchases

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock/Pavel L Photo and Video<p>A few weeks ago, I spotted a beautiful dress on Pinterest. It stopped me in my …

This 23-Ton, 5.3-Million-Brick X-Wing Is the Biggest Lego Model Ever

The newest addition to the grand list of Coolest Things Ever is being unveiled in New York today: the Lego X-Wing, the largest Lego model ever …

Chinese DIY Inventions

One visible sign of China's recent economic growth is the rise in prominence of inventors and entrepreneurs. For years now, Chinese farmers, engineers, and businessmen have taken on ambitious do-it-yourself projects, constructing homemade submarines, helicopters, robots, safety equipment, weapons …

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The world’s tallest building will be in the middle of an empty field in China

A Chinese firm best known for building air conditioning units is constructing a vertical city. Broad Sustainable Construction (BSB) said this week that next month it will finally break ground on the tower that will not only be the world’s tallest but could, according to BSB, become a model for how …

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Lessons from a rare $2 billion LA tech win: "I was competing with both hands tied behind my back"

You hear it over and over again: What the LA ecosystem needs is a big, publicly-traded, home-grown, multi-billion dollar company. Well, there …

Tableau prices its stock at $31 per share for Friday’s IPO

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Tableau Software has priced shares for its initial public offering on Friday at $31. The company is offering up 5 million …

MessageMe Raises A $10M Series A Led By Greylock As It Gears Up For Money And Premium Services In Its Rich Messaging App

MessageMe — a messaging app that launched in March with a little Facebook controversy thrown in — has raised another $10 million, according to an SEC filing earlier today. The Series A round was led by Greylock Partners; and as part of it, John Lilly, the ex-CEO of Mozilla who is now a partner at …

Photos of the Mesmerizing Sun Halo that Appeared Over New York Today

Earlier today, residents of New York and the surrounding area were privy to a really amazing celestial treat; it’s called a Sun Halo, and one spent …

Student Entrepreneurship Is Humming At Elite Universities

“I am young, have time and am willing to take the risk. We want to innovate and deliver awesome engineering products.” This is Timothy Lee, a mechanical engineering major at UC Berkeley, singing the gospel of Silicon Valley. He’s an engineering project manager at VIRES Engineering , a thriving tech …