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Steve Wozniak and Palmer Luckey: Virtual Reality, Yes. Augmented Reality, Not Yet.

"Some of us just like to be early adopters and play with what the future could be."<p>Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey <i>looooovvvve</i> virtual reality, they told <b>Re/code</b> Executive Editor Kara Swisher today at Silicon Valley Comic Con — but it’s going to stay in the home and …

Steve Wozniak

Hype Or Not, Peach Hit The Top 10 Social Networking App List Fast

You’ve probably heard quite a bit about social networking/messaging app Peach. Some say it’s dumb, some say it’s great, and a lot say something in between. What do I feel about it? It feels fresh. Fresh in a way that Twitter, Path, WhatsApp and Messenger doesn’t feel.<p>Mind you, it’s on a massive …

Why is Clash Of Clans' so popular?

Supercell<p>"Clash of Clans" is a powerhouse of an app, and its players are as hardcore as they come.<p>Since its release in 2012, "Clash of Clans" has dominated Apple's App Store, quickly climbing the ranks and <b></b>claiming the title of No.1 highest-grossing app overall.<p>In 2013, its development studio, …

Sports Technology

This tool can tell you if your startup is about to die

The tool can basically determine whether a startup will live or die.<p>Y Combinator founder and partner Trevor Blackwell created the so-called growth calculator and fellow cofounder Paul Graham says it provides scary, but important answers about whether a startup is on the right course or not — or as …

Startups

'Sharing economy' surge creates labor conundrum

Are these the new, empowered participants in the "sharing economy," or workers being exploited by well-funded technology companies?<p>That is an open question as millions of people shift from traditional employment to freelance "gig" work, giving them more independence, but without the social safety …

Economics

BestTechie Founder Creates KYA Analytics To Provide A Better Understanding Of Your Audience

The K-Y-A in KYA Anlytics stands for “Know Your Audience,” and founder and CEO Jeff Weisbein said that’s exactly what he’s trying to help online publishers do.<p>Weisbein has been in those shoes himself, having created and run the tech site BestTechie for more than a decade (though he took some time …

Facebook just revealed its plan to make money from Messenger

We know the plan for Instagram. Earlier this quarter, Facebook rolled out a major app update for Instagram and announced plans to open up all of Facebook's ad-targeting tools to the photo-sharing service. It also now lets brands use a new format in which they can create slideshows of multiple …

Chatbots

Young, rich tech engineers are investing their millions differently than the rest of us

Even though they are flush with cash they likely made in just a few years, they have a distrust of risky investments and of opportunistic wealth managers CNN Money reports.<p>More than anything, they want to see the data and charts for themselves.<p>Darrell Krasnoff, a managing director at Bel Air …

Investing

The Most Dangerous Bubble In History And Why The Central Banks Are Now In A Panic

<b>On the heels of another chaotic trading week in major markets, today one of the top economists in the world sent King World News an incredibly</b> …

Advice for 20-Somethings From Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Geniuses

If you’re young and your career is in its early days, you’ve likely been privy to plenty of career truisms and clichés.<p>But if “follow your passion,” …

This guy’s last company sold for $4.3 billion — now he’s back with a $3 billion startup that's replacing paper

Still, Krach is leading one of the hottest startups in today's tech scene, pushing through an epic career that spans over three decades.<p>Once the youngest VP in General Motors' history, and the founder of two extremely successful startups, Krach is now the CEO of Docusign, a $3 billion e-signature …

Craig Federighi

Amazon, Walmart rival Jet.com launches new e-commerce model

HOBOKEN, N.J. – Marc Lore's ambition is as spectacular as his view of the sparkling Manhattan skyline.<p>From new headquarters on the Frank Sinatra side of the Hudson River, the former Quidsi founder's latest venture – Jet.com – plans to take on online shopping's biggest players, from Amazon to …

The 7 Most Beautiful Places in California You Didn't Know Existed

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Joe Parks</i><p>From Yosemite and Big Sur, to Joshua Tree and Santa Barbara, California is home to some of the most beautiful places on the West Coast, nay, the country, nay, THE WORLD, okay reverse nay, still just the country. It's beautiful enough, that no matter how many …

Google cofounder Sergey Brin says these 2 books changed his life

Today, Google is one of the world's largest companies, with a market cap of more than $450 billion. Brin oversees GoogleX and Special Projects, divisions responsible for developing world-changing technology like driverless cars.<p>In a 2000 interview with the Academy of Achievement nonprofit, …

Sergey Brin

How one entrepreneur is turning his forgetfulness into a business

SAN FRANCISCO — Teddy Winthrop is forgetful, a trait he inherited from his dad.<p>His father implored him to get a Day-Timer, an executive planner that was wildly popular in the ’80s. But the young entrepreneur dismissed the idea — his personal organizer was his iPhone. And that’s when it hit him: The …

Airports

How to build a reputation as an expert

<b>Dear Annie:</b> I’m working on an MBA in finance and, as part of a class project, I came up with a new way of valuing companies for IPOs or acquisitions, …

Dating app Once finds $3.5M to help you find ‘the one’

Don’t swipe right. Don’t swipe left. Just focus on one match, for one day. That is the solution that matchmaking app Once offers to its users to find “the one.”<p>New York-based app Once told VentureBeat that it received a $3.5 million seed round from Partech Ventures and some private investors to …

Apps

World wide web? Map resizes countries by number of internet users

Oxford Internet Institute has visualised Earth’s online population, showing web usage concentrated in Europe and North America<p>Researchers at the Oxford Internet Institute (OII) have produced a map that shows the countries of the world resized by the number of internet users in 2013.<p>Each hexagon …

United Arab Emirates

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec explains the 4 most common mistakes people make in a pitch

Each "Shark Tank" segment lasts about 10 minutes, but the footage is edited from typically an hour-long presentation by an entrepreneur or team of them trying to sell a piece of their company for capital that will allow them to grow.<p>The show may be entertaining, but it involves real money and …

Entrepreneurship

Zuck Details How Artificial Intelligence Will Show You The Perfect Facebook Posts

What’s Facebook working on in its three AI labs? A way to understand exactly what you share so it can serve that content to people with matching interests. Today in a public Q&A on his Facebook Page, CEO Mark Zuckerberg gave a closer look at why Facebook is investing in AI, as well as detailing his …

From Social Networks To Market Networks

Most people didn’t notice last month when a 35-person company in San Francisco called HoneyBook announced a $22 million Series B*.<p>What was unusual about the deal is that nearly all the best-known Silicon Valley VCs competed for it. That’s because HoneyBook is a prime example of an important new …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

10 Behaviors You Never See in Successful People

When you spend decades working with executives and business leaders, you really can’t help but observe what works and doesn’t work over the long haul. One thing I’ve noticed, it’s not intrinsic characteristics or personal habits that determine whether you’re successful or not. It’s your …

3 Investor Pitches Every Startup Founder Must Master

Dear Professor Investor, I have an idea for a product, but how do I pitch it to investors?<p>Will from Kingston.<p>********<p>The investor pitch is one of the most important aspects of any business. If you cannot tell people what your solution is and why it matters you are done before you start. There are …

Tesla is at another crossroads

Elon Musk's electric-car company has recovered from a gnarly end to 2014 and start to 2015. It just beat expectations for global vehicle deliveries in the second quarter— 11,507, around 500 more than anticipated — and is on track to start rolling its Model X SUV off assembly lines in California in …

Tesla
Elon Musk

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

Big companies and startups alike are jumping all over a trendy new tech called 'microservices' — here's why

But when it comes to the mobile apps that increasingly rule our world, we demand all three, every single day. Apps have to get better, improve our lives, <i>and</i> work 24/7, in all conditions.<p>It's a complex problem. And complexity usually means cash, as in money out the window — money that big companies …

Microservices