Dmitri Jemeljanov

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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

Hedge Fund Adviser Who Called Emerging Stock Rout Ends Short Bet

Julian Brigden, a hedge-fund consultant who correctly predicted the rout in emerging-market stocks, now says it’s time for bears to cover some of …

Here's everything we know about Tesla's grid battery business

Which new Tesla product has $1 billion-worth, and 100,000 in orders? No it’s not Tesla’s soon-to-be shipped electric SUV, the Model X, but it’s …

Apple’s Share of Smartphone Industry’s Profits Soars to 92%

Apple’s share of profits is remarkable given that it sells less than 20% of smartphones<p>Roughly 1,000 companies make smartphones. Just one reaps nearly all the profits.<p>Apple Inc. recorded 92% of the total operating income from the world’s eight top smartphone makers in the first quarter, up from 65% …

Mobile

Central Banks Across the World Pressured to Fight Against Euro Depreciation

Greece’s debt turmoil has found a favorite conduit for spreading contagion: the $5.3 trillion-a-day foreign-exchange market.<p>From Sweden to …

The Man Behind 'Burt's Bees'

Burt Shavitz, the eccentric namesake of the cosmetics juggernaut, co-founded a billion-dollar company, but lived a relatively low-key life.<p>On Monday, Burt’s Bees posted a tribute to its eccentric namesake, Burt Shavitz, who died at 80 over the weekend. “We remember him as a bearded, free-spirited …

The Inevitable Selloff in Treasuries Is Greatly Exaggerated

Don’t count out Treasuries just yet.<p>Even after the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates sparked the deepest selloff in two years, Prudential …

The science behind why the return-trip always feels shorter than the trip there

By Ana Swanson<p>Ana Swanson<p>Reporter<p>Bio Follow<p>For complex beings, humans aren’t that great at perceiving time. We’re especially bad at measuring time in the short term – seconds, minutes and hours. Our sense of how much time is passing is subjective, easily biased by other things that are going on …

Gross Gets Personal: ‘I Just Wanted to Run Money and Be Famous’

Bill Gross is here for his favorite doughnut, the cake one with coconut frosting, but he’s not going to get it, not today. Jacketless under the …

Greek Math Whiz at Irish Hedge Fund Tells the Tale of Two Crises

Konstantinos Drakakis sips an espresso next to his hedge-fund office in Dublin and says any deal to keep aid flowing to his Greek homeland will make …

The Fed Won't Ruin Bond Markets

With the Federal Reserve poised to unleash its first interest rate increase in almost a decade there's a debate among investors about whether the …

These are books Wall Street's smartest people think you should read this summer

We've compiled their suggestions here in a list surprisingly diverse in genre, topic, time period, and style. Together, they form a comprehensive picture of Wall Street's in and outs, and deepen the reader's understanding of forces driving the market.<p>So crack one open. It'll help you get through …

Wall Street

Ten fruits and vegetables you’re storing wrong

By Candy Sagon<p>You bring home fresh fruits and vegetables, stash them in the refrigerator and then wonder what the heck happened to make them shrivel, rot or go limp a few days later. Much of the time, the culprit is the way you’re storing them. To keep your produce fresher longer, remember:<p><b>Fruits</b> …

Headphones and smartphones

WHEN Apple bought Beats, a music firm founded by Dr Dre, a rapper, for $3 billion a year ago, some wags looked askance at the deal. Best known for …

CIA and Mossad killed senior Hezbollah figure in car bombing

By Adam Goldman and<p>Adam Goldman<p>Reporter who covered terrorism and national security<p>Bio<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>Ellen Nakashima<p>National security reporter<p>Email Bio Follow<p>On Feb. 12, 2008, Imad Mughniyah, Hezbollah’s international operations chief, walked on a quiet nighttime street in Damascus after dinner at …

National Security

QE phobia

“ARE the ECB's bankers making our money <i>kaputt</i>?” <i>Bild</i>, Germany’s best-selling newspaper, has a way of saying what many Germans are thinking, while …

The Hutchins Center Explains: Quantitative Easing

The European Central Bank, unable to push short-term interest rates any lower, is on the verge of launching a major round of large-scale asset …

The eurozone: A strained bond | Financial Times

In his tumultuous time as president of the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has always been able to rely on the unequivocal support of German …

No country for old men

IN 1967 Canada invented a way to remove discrimination and prejudice from the process of choosing which immigrants to let in. The points system …

How to Save Like the Rich and the Upper Middle Class (Hint: It’s Not With Your House)

The very rich often live in expensive houses, but that’s not where most of their wealth is.<p>In fact, for the wealthiest 1% of Americans, only about 9% of their total net worth is tied up in their home. That’s compared to 63% for the broad middle class.

The rouble’s rout

EVERY central banker knows the importance of trust. In a world of <i>fiat</i> currencies—bank notes backed by nothing other than more bank notes—shoppers and …

Study: Milk may not be very good for bones or the body

By Abby Phillip<p>Abby Phillip<p>Reporter<p>Bio<p>Milk is often touted as one of nature's most perfect foods -- and for good reason. It contains many essential nutrients and in particular, the high calcium content has been touted as crucial for good bone health when fortified with vitamin D, as it is in the …

You are what you Facebook ‘like’

By Caitlin Dewey<p>Caitlin Dewey<p>Reporter covering food policy<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Daily life is basically a constellation of microscopic choices. Let’s say you choose to read some Ayn Rand on the bus home from work today. Then let’s say you play Pandora’s country hits while you make dinner. Next week, when …

The future of the book | The Economist

In which something old and powerful is encountered in a vault<p>FINGERS stroke vellum; the calfskin pages are smooth, like paper, but richer, almost …