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These guys built a $273 million startup from discarded computers and an almost secret source of seed money

Founded in 2010 by CEO Mohit Lad and CTO Ricardo Oliveira from their grad school work at UCLA, ThousandEyes helps ensure that when bits of the internet go down, companies can avoid being taken down too — even if the problem is on the internet and out of their control.<p>"We worked together at UCLA …

Startups

MBA Jobs in Canada: The Recruitment Landscape

<b>MBA jobs in Canada</b> are the similar to other countries when it comes to the types of roles on offer, but there are some differences. For example, the</b> …

Pimco Quants Say Too Many Investors Are Getting Hedges Wrong

Pacific Investment Management Co. says one-size-fits-all hedging tactics are undermining pension returns.<p>Many institutional investors choose uniform …

Investing

How Do Rate Hikes Affect the Dollar’s Exchange Rate?

Thinkstock/Burachet<p><b>By YiLi Chien, Senior Economist, and Paul Morris, Research Analyst</b><p>Starting in the middle of 2014, the U.S. dollar experienced a …

Economics

Suboxone Creator’s Shocking Scheme to Profit Off of Heroin Addicts

The company behind America’s most popular drug to treat addicts actually claimed its pills could kill kids to get a new patent and $1 …

How telecom companies can win in the digital revolution

For telecoms, making smart use of digital technologies calls for a wholesale digital transformation. Five steps are needed to make it happen.<p><b>Telecom</b> …

Lonely Planet says These are the Top 10 Countries To Visit in 2016

Lonely Planet just released its 11th annual Best in Travel rankings, forecasting the top travel destinations for 2016, and this year’s lists …

Loneliness
Universe
Universe

The mysterious origins of punctuation

Commas, semicolons and question marks are so commonplace it seems as if they were always there – but that’s not the case. Keith Houston explains their history.<p>As readers and writers, we’re intimately familiar with the dots, strokes and dashes that punctuate the written word. The comma, colon, …

Linguistics

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Using Giant Mirrors to Light up Dark Valleys

The villages of Rjukan, Norway, and Viganella, Italy, are both situated in deep valleys where mountains block the sun's rays for up to six months every year. To illuminate those darker winter months, the two towns have built gigantic mirrors that track the sun and reflect daylight downwards. …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

AT&T Deal Could Shake Up the Apple/Google Duopoly

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Unlike <b>BlackBerry</b> ( BBRY), <b>Nokia</b> ( NOK) and <b>Microsoft</b> ( MSFT) refuse to succumb to the seemingly unstoppable market dominance …

Investing