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This app builder is letting students turn their ideas into apps for free

“We just need a technical co-founder!” “We have the idea, we’re just trying to find a CS major to build it!”<p>In 2016, everyone and their mother has an idea for an app. This is especially true on college campuses, where starting an app has seemingly replaced beer pong as the most popular …

From Uber driver to venture capitalist

Jason Shuman Contributor<p>Jason Shuman is a venture capitalist at Corigin Ventures.<p><i>How did you get into venture capital? And why did you decide on that versus another startup?</i><p>These are two questions aspiring VCs often ask. While I usually hop on 15-30 minute calls with those looking to learn more, …

Venture Capital

The hot e-commerce app Wish has “hundreds of millions of users” (plus other fascinating stats)

Last week, toward the end of a StrictlyVC event in San Francisco, GGV Capital managing director Hans Tung took the stage to interview one of his portfolio CEOs, Peter Szulczewski of Wish. With an increasingly boisterous crowd as their background, Tung managed to ferret out lots of fascinating …

eCommerce

These Are The Tech Jobs With The Highest Salaries (And Where They Are)

Tech professionals are among the highest-paid workers. Here are the skills most in demand, and the cities where you’re likely to find jobs.<p>Good news if you’re a technology worker or planning to be one: Average salaries in the U.S. jumped 7.7% to $96,370 annually, according to the annual salary …

Employment

Looker Just Raised $48 Million As Its CEO Says It's Getting Tougher For Startups To Impress

Frank Bien didn’t exactly mean to raise tens of millions of dollars to start 2016. But when a top venture firm called because so many of its own portfolio startups were using Looker, the software startup where Bien is CEO, that quickly changed. The company’s ensuing $48 million raise, from top firm …

Startups

4 Things You Must Do to Achieve 7% Body Fat

If it’s a flat belly, a better all-around diet, and a stronger heart you’re after this year, we’ve got you covered. But if you’ve got an even bigger …

Nutrition

The Best Upper-Body Exercises When You Can't Do a Pull-Up (Yet!)

It takes more than strong arms to do a pull-up. And if you regularly crush your strength workouts or HIIT routines but still can't seem to get your …

Workouts

30 Books to Help Further Your Career

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33 business books every professional should read before turning 30

To help you figure out how to navigate the professional world and set yourself on the right trajectory, we've rounded up some of our favorite business books.<p>They include career guides, business memoirs, and academic research on how to maximize your time and network.<p>Here are the business books we …

The Magic of Seven — Plus or Minus Two

The conscious mind is our awareness of our state — it allows us to manage ourselves and make deliberate choices.<p>Our neurological system as a whole is …

Startups are becoming Evil

Today startups are seen as the “second coming of Jesus”, changing old industries and disrupting markets. Yeah we all love them. Heck, I also founded …

Two tech billionaires just interviewed each other in my Stanford class — here's what they said

Here is an essay version of my class notes from Class 18 of Stanford University's CS183C — Technology-enabled Blitzscaling — taught by Reid Hoffman, John Lilly, Chris Yeh, and Allen Blue.<p>Errors and omissions are my own. Credit for good stuff is Reid, John, Chris Yeh, and Allen's entirely.<p>This class …

Startups

11 Exercises That Will Make Your Abs Cry

That stronger core you've always wanted? Just learn these moves and do them regularly.<p>No one doesn't want a stronger core. That's why BuzzFeed Life asked Rob Sulaver, C.S.C.S, personal trainer and founder of Bandana Training, to tell us his favorite exercises for building better abs. He came up …

5 Strength-Building Moves to Soothe Your Aching Back

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Stock Trading Was Expensive And Ugly. Robinhood’s App Makes It Free And Pretty

Robinhood steals stock trading from rich guys in suits and gives it to normal people who couldn’t afford to pay $7 per transaction. The zero-fee stock trading app is bonafide hit. Less than a year after launch it has hundreds of thousands of users, over $1 billion in transactions, $66 million in …

Amazon Prime Now delivers one-hour shipping to Bay Area

Because sometimes same-day delivery is too slow, Amazon is expanding its one- and two-hour delivery service Prime Now into the Bay Area on Thursday.<p>Prime members can order tens of thousands of items -- including "staples" such as ice cream and milk -- through the service, which is now available in …

San Francisco

This is how much money you can REALLY make working at a startup

Coding school One Month has a tool called JobSignal that analyzes this job market to figure out which skills pay the best.<p>Working at a startup comes with the promise of striking it rich one day from stock options. But until then, employees still need to be paid. It turns out, some of them are paid …

Startups

How a couple with a net worth of $10 million and annual income of $215,000 can pay $0 in income tax

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The most elite school for Silicon Valley startups just threw a wrench into the works

Y Combinator graduates get an even $120,000 investment in exchange for seven percent of equity. From there, the alumni network helps take care of their own, but there's no more financial support from the program.<p>The system has worked. The elite startup school that has funded more than 800 startups …

Venture Capital

The 20 schools with the most alumni at Google

From a pool of between 2.5 million and 3.5 million job applications annually, it hires about 4,000 new people each year.<p>Since landing a top job is typically influenced by which school you attend — considering networks, geography, and prestige are such powerful predictors in a job hunt— we decided …

Online Education

Pushbullet's free file-sending app Portal arrives for iPhone

Pushbullet’s Portal app that lets you send large (or small) files from your computer to your phone is now available for iOS devices.<p>First launched for Android in June, the app lets you bundle up multiple individual files and beam them to your iPhone for free, made all the more useful by the lack of …

Apps

This city is the world capital of female-founded startups

Move over Silicon Valley. Chicago has the largest percentage of female-founded startups in the world.<p>Roughly one out of every three (30%) Windy City …

Why Food, Sleep and Exercise Are Critical to Success

How we care for our bodies affects our performance at work. Skipping your twice weekly workout because you believe you are strapped for time leads to …

Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by blurring …

Investing

How I built my family's net worth to $1 million

While I still have some debt in the form of a small mortgage, I'm closer than ever to sailing off into that sunset.<p>Today, I'll tell you my story.<p>As far back as I can remember, I was always a hustler and a saver. When I was 7, my parents paid me to do chores around the house.<p>I earned $2/week picking …

Personal Finance

This app automatically picks you up in an Uber and takes you to a mystery bar

Up for an adventure but can’t decide where to go? This app randomly picks a top bar on Yelp, picks you up in an Uber and takes you there — without you knowing the destination.<p>Bar Roulette uses the Yelp and Uber APIs to find a place to go and doesn’t tell you until you arrive. It’s one of the first …

Tesla to raise another $500 million in stock offering

Facing an array of expansion costs, electric-car maker Tesla Motors said Thursday that it is going to raise $500 million through the sale of additional shares of common stock.<p>In a show of confidence, Tesla's statement says that CEO Elon Musk says he personally plans to snap up $20 million in …

How to make $100,000 in Silicon Valley without an engineering background

<i>Answer by Jonathan Brill on Quora.</i><p>You can make $100,000 or more right away in Silicon Valley without an engineering background. I know this because I …