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This Startup Sold to CNN for a Reported $25 Million--Despite Generating Zero Revenue

Beme, a one-year-old social media company, will be absorbed by the cable news giant. Here's why.<p>When Casey Neistat, the YouTube influencer and filmmaker, first launched his app in 2015, it garnered a massive 1.2 million downloads. The app, called Beme, let users share short videos on their mobile …

Social Media

The 4 Best Tech Stocks to Buy Instead of Facebook or Amazon for 2017

The weeks before Thanksgiving brought a cornucopia of good news to tech investor Paul Wick. Five companies he owned in the Columbia Seligman …

How Does The Electoral College Work, And Is It Fair?

Here's a little information that Americans have usually been able to ignore.<p>It's about the Electoral College, a uniquely American institution that's been with us from the beginning and that's occasionally given us fits.<p>Typically, the Electoral College meets and does its thing a month or so after …

Government

14 Growth Hacks To Get 20 Million Views

Growing your business can be tough.<p>In the past you cold called, built business networks and advertised in print. If you were into guerilla marketing …

‘We Are in for a Pretty Long Civil War’

In back rooms and think tanks, Republicans are already mourning their party—and plotting the fight over who’s going to be in it after Trump.<p>As the country geared up for the third and final presidential debate last week, the fellows of the storied conservative Hoover Institution gathered in Palo …

Republicans

Why do Finnish pupils succeed with less homework?

<b>How do Finnish youngsters spend less time in school, get less homework and still come out with some of the best results in the world?</b><p>The question gets to the heart of a lot of parental angst about hard work and too much pressure on children in school.<p>Parents facing all those kitchen table arguments …

Why Are Immigrants More Entrepreneurial?

What do Arianna Huffington (Huffington Post), Dietrich Mateschitz (Red Bull), Elon Musk (Tesla, SpaceX), and Sergey Brin (Google) have in common? Apart from their success as entrepreneurs, they all share one distinct characteristic: extensive cross-cultural experience. Huffington grew up in Athens …

Entrepreneurship

Uber’s self-driving truck company just completed its first shipment: 50,000 cans of Budweiser

Robot truckers, this Bud’s for you<p>In the early morning hours of October 20th, an 18-wheeler tractor trailer pulled into Colorado Springs, Colorado, bearing 50,000 frosty cans of Budweiser beer. Normally, this would not be a noteworthy occurrence, but this truck was driving itself, marking the first …

How To Brand Yourself -- Without Bragging

We all remember the kid in third or fourth grade who broadcast his or her insecurity by saying things like “I’m a better basketball player than you are — you stink!” or “My family is richer than yours is!”<p>Now that we are adults, we can look back and see that these kids didn’t feel good about …

Employment

Plummeting Newspaper Ad Revenue Sparks New Wave of Changes

With global newspaper print advertising on pace for worst decline since recession, publishers cut costs and restructure<p>By<p>Suzanne Vranica and<p>Suzanne Vranica<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@VranicaWSJ<p>Suzanne.Vranica@wsj.com<p>Jack Marshall<p>Jack Marshall<p>The Wall Street …

5 Books That Are Required Reading at Harvard Business School

Don't have time and money for an MBA? Try this workaround.<p>Getting an MBA at Harvard will currently cost you two years of your life and a little over $150,000. That's a little rich for a lot of folks.<p>But thankfully, while there's no way to replicate the connections you'd get from actually attending, …

Harvard Business School

Why do Most Bloggers Fail? A Review of Flawed Blogging Practices that Knock Most People Out

Even if you’ve only developed an interest in digital marketing in the past month, there’s still a good chance that you’ve come across something that …

The Billion-Dollar Copyright Lawsuit That Could Legalize A New Kind Of Scam

If a court rules that photographer Carol Highsmith must pay to publish her own work, it sets a scary precedent for public-domain art.<p>Could a copyright lawsuit involving a renowned photographer of American iconography enable a new kind of scam in which ne’er-do-wells send out threatening letters …

George Washington

8 steps you should take if you want to write a book

But publishing isn't the hardest part of writing a book. Not even close. It's the writing.<p>If you're not a full-time writer, living in a cabin in the woods, how will you actually write your book?<p>How will you do the work of writing when the demands of real life threaten to overwhelm your already busy …

'It's like everything's being dumbed-down': Mark Cuban blows up on media coverage of 2016 race

Billionaire businessman Mark Cuban said the media's coverage of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump has become "so ineffective."<p>During a recent interview with Business Insider, the owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank" said, if he …

How This Underdog Startup Scooped Up 90 Percent of Its Rival's Business--in 1 Week

Crying customers. Product demos at 2 a.m. Red Bull and 5-Hour Energy cocktails. This is the story of how FareHarbor landed a bunch of new customers through old-fashioned, take-no-prisoners competition.<p>It was Thursday, a few hours before the long Fourth of July weekend would begin, when FareHarbor …

Startups

Austin rent comparison: what you get for $4,000/month

<i>Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Austin neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's bungalow? Let's find out! Today's price: $4,000.</i><p>1909 Sharon Lane B<p>↑ 1909 Sharon Lane B, three-bedroom, three-bathroom townhouse, …

The 12 European cities you should take your child to before they're 18

City breaks are the perfect family bonding experience – they’re a great low-stress option for half-term - and Europe is full of child-friendly restaurants, hotels and activities. Here are our favourite cities for children of all ages.<p>1. London<p>With playgrounds and glorious parks in every …

The Woodmen's Circle Home in Sherman, Texas

The Woodmen's Circle Home in Sherman, Texas<p>Updated on January 28, 2017<p>A Haunting Piece of Local History<p>The Woodmen's Circle Home is a group of large, …

Trespassing

Tarrytown Residence by Sanders Architecture

97 Shares<p>Comments<p>This beautiful vintage house was originally built way back in 1960’s. It’s located in Austin, Texas and it was firstly planned to be …

The Crazy, Wonderful Things You Can Control by Voice With Amazon Alexa

Yes, you can order a Domino's pizza. Yes, you can lock the front door. And, yes, you can order an ink cartridge.<p>In 2001, I was knee-deep in a project to build an e-commerce website.<p>We had some fantastic tools available for creating the site, and the entire team felt motivated and confident. We were …

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A Pulitzer Prize finalist says to ignore a common piece of writing advice

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What advice would you give to an aspiring writer?</i> <i>Answer by Adam Haslett, author of Imagine Me Gone, Pulitzer Prize finalist.</i><p>Probably the most oft quoted piece of advice is “write what you know.” I’d revise that to say “write what interests you.” You don’t …

Creative Writing

Top 10 books writers should read

From unforgiving French sociology to Machiavelli’s manual for <i>realpolitik</i>, the Booker prize-winning author DBC Pierre recommends books that helped him write<p>Writing a novel from scratch, which is to say without training, was such an unexpected odyssey that I was prompted to recall the discoveries in …

Books

Figuring Out How IT, Analytics, and Operations Should Work Together

A new set of relationships is being formed within companies around how people working in data, analytics, IT, and operations teams work together. Is there a “right” way to structure these relationships?<p>Data and analytics represent a blurring of the traditional lines of demarcation between the scope …

Big Data

11 useful things you didn't know your Amazon Echo could do

When the Amazon Echo debuted, it could only play music, tell you the weather, set alarms and timers, read news flashes, tell corny jokes, add things …

The life of a viral photographer

Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we shoot an image that takes on a life of its own. It becomes bigger than just us or our circle of friends and clients. …

What my daughters learned at summer coding camp

They love collaboration and, above all, they are very fast learners when they see what technology can do for them.<p>My dad, an IT entrepreneur, was adamant that my sister and I have a good toolbox before leaving home. "An extensive toolbox is crucial for your freedom," he would tell his daughters. He …

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