Andrew Clarke

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Microsoft Acquires Gaming Startup Run By 18-Year-Old

August 13, 2016<p><i>Microsoft Xbox team announced on Thursday it acquired Beam, an interactive live-streaming platform for gamers.</i><p>18-year-old Matt …

9 Guaranteed Reasons Your VC Pitch Will Fail

Pitching to an influential investor is definitely intimidating.<p>Trying to sell yourself and your company in front of a panel can be downright …

Forget Technical Debt — Here's How to Build Technical Wealth

<b>Andrea Goulet</b> and her business partner sat in her living room, casually reviewing their strategic plan, when an episode of <i>This Old House</i> came on …

Software Development

Tonight's SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launch: start time, live stream, and what to expect

Space Exploration

Why the Wealthy Put Their Money Into Multifamily & Commercial Real Estate

Have you heard stats such as “80% of millionaires attribute their wealth to real estate”? Or heard stories of living the good life off passive cash …

Real Estate

Black Lives Matter Targets The Tax Code

Black Lives Matter activists are calling for tax reform with the release a detailed economic policy platform. It includes proposals to reconstruct the economy. The following is a portion of the report, which calls for a progressive restructuring of tax codes at the local, state, and federal levels. …

Income Inequality

'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Diversity a Selling Point

"Star Wars" fans are salivating over the new full-length trailer for "Rogue One"—the latest installment in the blockbuster sci-fi saga. Besides the return of Darth Vader and some tantalizing clues to long unanswered questions in the series, the clip offers something else striking: unprecedented …

Movies

31 Ways to Improve Your Life in Just a Month

Imagine the possibilities of a life filled with these simple acts of joy that can be done in minutes. Here's a template to get started.<p>Before this 31-day plan became a lifestyle, I first had to remove the tumors of self-gratification and hubris (trust me, the attitude ruling my life in the old days …

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies

Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known as Prospector-X, the small spacecraft will test key technologies in Low Earth Orbit that will be …

What's streaming on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu in February

<b>(CNN) —</b> Love is in the air in February, so grab a loved one and cuddle up with some streaming options.<p>Whether you Netflix and chill or Amazon Prime and commit, there is plenty debuting on those sites as well as on Hulu, HBO Now and Acorn TV.<p>Click through the gallery above for some of what's …

Entertainment

The Essential Guide to Writing a Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.” If you’re starting a business, you should have a business plan regardless of whether you’re …

The cybersecurity industry’s billion dollar scam

The cybersecurity industry can be romanticized as a crime-fighting cabal of protectors facing off against hackers to keep the Internet safe. In this version of the story, there are good guys and bad guys, and the good guys do everything they can to keep their adversaries at bay.<p>Unfortunately, this …

Cybersecurity

It's Time for a Four-Day Workweek

Evidence shows that a seven-day week with a two-day weekend is an inefficient model.<p>“Seven days,” wrote Witold Rybczynski in the August 1991 issue of <i>The Atlantic</i>, “is not natural because no natural phenomenon occurs every seven days.” The year marks one revolution of the Earth around the sun. …

The Manual

July in Africa: The Tech News You Shouldn't Miss

Kenyan firm BRCK closed a US$1.2 million seed funding round in order to launch its modem-cum-router device aimed at solving last-mile connectivity issues in Africa. The company, a spinout from Kenyan crowdmapping firm Ushahidi, claims its device will bring a seamless internet connection to remote …

Watch moviegoers react to shocking distracted driving video

It's well documented that texting while driving has become an increasing problem over the years. Advertising agency Ogilvy Beijing recently demonstrated exactly what can happen if you take your eyes off the road to look at your phone. Patrons at a movie theater in Hong Kong were shown a VW …

Colleges are full of it: Behind the three-decade scheme to raise tuition, bankrupt generations, and hypnotize the media

Tuition is up 1,200 percent in 30 years. Here’s why you’re unemployed, crushed by debt — and no one is helping<p>The price of a year at college has increased by more than 1,200 percent over the last 30 years, far outpacing any other price the government tracks: food, housing, cars, gasoline, TVs, you …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

A Blackmailer Acquires Popular Twitter Handle, Commits A Near-Perfect Crime

<i>Updated January 29 at 3:52 p.m. with comment from GoDaddy appended at end of post</i><p>Naoki Hiroshima, a developer of social apps like Echofon and Cocoyon, was used to people trying to steal his rare Twitter username, @N. He regularly received password reset instructions from people who were trying to …

Kids And TV: Watching An Extra Hour Can Harm Kindergarten Performance, Study Says

Yet another data point has been added to the ongoing debate over how much TV watching is too much for young children.<p>A study of Canadian children has found that even an extra hour of TV time -- above the daily average of 72 minutes -- could significantly harm a child’s performance in kindergarten, …