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The IPO is dying. Marc Andreessen explains why.

Twenty years ago, a 22-year-old Marc Andreessen co-founded Netscape, the company behind the first commercially successful web browser. Netscape went public the next year, making Andreessen wealthy and marking the start of the dot-com boom of the 1990s.<p>Today, Andreessen is a prominent venture …

This Week in Music: The week of the mixtapes and comebacks with Wale, Miguel and More

We listen to new music every week, but finding out what’s new isn’t always easy. Below is a list of our favorite new albums and single that dropped …

Startup CEO salary: how much do founders pay themselves?

If you’re a startup founder, how much should you pay yourself? Not very much, according to data that Compass has shared with The Next Web.<p>“75% of European digital ecosystem is present at #TNW2018”Are you doing business in Amsterdam in May?Join us<p>The company collected salary data from 11,160 …

A New Android App Gives You Amazing Control Over What Your Other Apps Can Do

Say no, and you might not get to use the app.<p>In the last version of Android, Google had included a feature called App Ops. It let you decide what you wanted to allow each app to do. Were you cool with the app waking up the device? Tracking your location? Accessing your camera? You got to choose.<p>And …

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This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

If you want to make money from apps, forget about the app store

VisionMobile<p>Considering the number of free apps that clutter the world’s many app stores and the pittance paid by mobile advertising networks to app developers, it was only natural that app makers would find other ways to make money from creating mobile software. A recent report by VisionMobile, a …

Why Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expected

Making Virtual Teams Work: Ten Basic Principles

Consider this now familiar view from the field:<p><i>“I’ve run a virtual team for the past 18 months in the development and launch of [a website.] I am located in Toronto, Canada. The website was designed in Zagreb, Croatia. The software was developed in St. John’s, Newfoundland; Zagreb, Croatia; Delhi,</i> …

After Spat Over Apps and Privacy, Bitdefender and Airpush (Mostly) Hug It Out

Sergey Nivens / Shutterstock.com<p>You have a lot of personal information on your phone, and widespread mobile Internet access has given rise to a …

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Paul Otellini's Intel: Can the Company That Built the Future Survive It?

As the CEO steps down, he leaves the Intel machine poised to take on the swarming ecosystem of competitors who make smartphone chips.<p>Forty-five years after Intel was founded by Silicon Valley legends Gordon Moore and Bob Noyce, it is the world's leading semiconductor company. While almost every …