Denis Mayer

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How Brands Can Best Partner with Tween YouTube Stars

YouTube star Blair Fowler has been a longtime fan of L’Oreal mascara, often referencing it in her beauty tutorials and other videos throughout the years. L’Oreal approached Blair to create a video about the contest they were hosting as a means of driving more engagement to their promotional contest …

Why Elon Musk is a utility executive’s worst nightmare

Attention US utility executives: You have a decade at most before the boom in renewable energy makes your century-old business model as relevant as a rotary telephone. In the time it takes to get a transmission line built in California, solar energy production and other new technologies could …

Solar Power

5 depressing ways the 1 percent is strangling the US economy

Once the backbone of our society, the middle class has been broken — and we have the country’s richest to thank<p>The middle class, once the backbone of a strong American society, has been broken, beaten down, pushed further and further toward poverty levels. Here are five well-documented ways that …

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Had His Top Execs Read These Three Books

At the beginning of the week I flew up to Seattle for a rare on-camera interview with Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for CNBC. (You can view the full …

'The old FEMA is gone': Craig Fugate's cleaned-up FEMA

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, beginning to assess the damage wrought by disastrous flooding in his state, earlier this week stood next to FEMA administrator Craig Fugate at a news conference and expressed the highest praise possible for the federal agency — and its current boss.<p>"The old FEMA is …

Jony Ive: The man behind Apple's magic curtain

The reclusive and prolific Jony Ive, the man behind the Apple iPod, meets with USA TODAY for a rare interview about Apple's once and future mission.<p>CUPERTINO, Calif. — The man who designed the iPod ponders the question with furrowed brow.<p>"That's a good one," says Jony Ive, when asked what he would …

Google's Self-Driving Cars: A Quest for Acceptance

Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.<p>Every morning, at about 8 a.m., Anthony Levandowski walks out of his house in Berkeley and folds his six-foot-six-inch frame into the driver's seat of his white Lexus. Levandowski is embarking on his daily commute to …

When A Startup Worth Hundreds Of Millions Goes Dark: Klout's Quiet Year Of Growth And Struggle

It's a question all startups have to answer between giant fundraises and figuring out business models.<p>Some growing companies, like Twitter and Facebook, handle adolescence well. For others it's awkward and takes serious soul searching to find a place in the business world.<p>Klout is one of those …

Content Strategy for the Web

The book suggestion of this week is about content and the strategy behind crafting the right content for your site or application. The book is …

Where The Jobs Are (And Where They Aren't), In 1 Graph

It's been five and a half years since the recession started, and four years since the recovery began. It's been a brutal time for the U.S. job market (obviously), and the picture is still pretty bleak.<p>But when you look at individual industries, you see a more nuanced picture. Many industries have …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

How Clothes Should Fit, A Helpful Guide to Men’s Clothing

How Clothes Should Fit is a useful website created by Ilias Ismanalijev based on a booklet written by Nick Taverna and designed by P. Altair. The …

Clothing

Game of Throne Characters Drawn in the Style of ‘The Simpsons’

For his ongoing <i>Simpsonized</i> series, Brussels-based artist Adrien Noterdaem (aka “ADN“) has drawn characters from HBO’s <i>Game of Thrones</i> in the unique …

Play With An MIT Tool That Visualizes How The NSA Can Map Your Relationships

<i>The CrunchGov Essential is a scannable roundup of technology’s influence on the day’s big issues. Below a feature post, we present the most thoughtful, outrageous, and inspiring stories told through the web’s best content. Sign up for the morning newsletter here.</i><p>The brainiacs at MIT created a cool …

Zagat

How is it that Ben Franklin is always right?

27 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

So we've pulled together the essential reading list for entrepreneurs — from our own reading, and recommendations from founders, VCs, and CEOs.<p>Are there any other important books you think should've made the cut? Let us know in the comments.

One Statement Tells You Whether A Business Is Truly Groundbreaking

To create something entirely new--something that the world has not seen before--requires contrarian thinking.<p>Peter Thiel, a co-founder of Paypal who's now one of the world's best-known venture capital investors, says you know you're on the right track when you can explain what you're trying to by …

How To Avoid Money Disasters When You're Traveling Abroad

No, you don't, I said. Changing money is so last century — like travelers' checks and bank drafts.<p>Use an ATM, I advised. It's the easiest way to get a good exchange rate without getting whacked with a big fee.<p>He declined, saying he was afraid of identity theft. Understandable — but there are ways …

The World's Most Powerful Computer Network Is Being Wasted on Bitcoin

Bitcoin mining machines are insane powerhouses, and they're only getting crazier. How much power is getting sunk into the digital cryptocurrency? …

Bitcoin

Ori Allon Has Hired 63 Ex-Googlers, Twitter Employees, And Harvard MBAs To Solve New York's Biggest Headache

One week after Google met Ori Allon in a tiny, server-crammed office in Sydney, the young developer had a first-class ticket to Mountain View.<p>Allon, then 26, had created and patented a search algorithm that was used by his peers at UNSW instead of Google. On Orion, users could pull up search …

Google lets iOS apps direct users to Chrome instead of Safari

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>Google(s goog) is not only routing iOS(s aapl) users from its Gmail app to its own apps, such as YouTube, Chrome and Google …

Elon Musk Is Talking To Google About An Autopilot System For Tesla

Entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has revealed today that he’s been in talks with Google to develop an ‘autopilot’ function for his company’s electric cars.<p>Bloomberg reports that Musk has been in discussions with Google over “self-driving technology” currently being developed over at …

New Research Holds Promise For The Most Deadly Form Of Cancer

Pancreatic cancer is the tenth most common cancer in men and the ninth most common cancer in women. However, it is the most fatal of all cancers – ahead of cancers of the esophagus, lung, and ovary – and is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths. The 5-year survival rate is only 4 percent. Thus …

26 Drinks That Prove Mixing Beer Is A Great Idea

Why should liquor have all the fun?

GET HIRED: How To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Gorgeous With Graphics

It calls this feature the "Professional Portfolio." Instead of just describing your work in words, you can make your profile come to life.

'Breaking Bad' Lego video game parody is breaking badass

One man's pitch-perfect vision of a Lego video game/"Breaking Bad" crossover will make you beg for it to become reality. Too bad that will never happen.<p>The Lego franchise of video games has built itself up on the backs of family-friendly fare like "Harry Potter" and Marvel superheroes. Fan Brian …

Hey, New York Has 9 Restaurants on the ‘World’s 100 Best’ List

With yesterday’s release of the “World’s 50 Best” restaurant list, the annual designation awarded by the U.K.’s <i>Restaurant</i> magazine, most talk turns …

Using CO2 For Fracking Means No Dirty Water And Less Climate Change

Concerns about contamination notwithstanding, fracking probably isn’t going anywhere. A new technique may make it a lot cleaner, and with the added bonus of keeping carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere.<p>Fracking has raised alarms around the country. A moratorium on the practice, injecting water to …