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Facebook Introduces Embeddable Posts

In an effort to inject Facebook into more public conversations, the company on Wednesday introduced embeddable posts that will let blogs and news …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

How Xbox One Will Change Advertising Forever

The new Xbox One video game console promises to be a revolution in home entertainment when it launches, but I predict a bigger revolution following the launch. One that will take advantage of the key features of Xbox One – the cable integration, the Kinect, the multitasking, and the voice commands …

High inflation 'is here to stay'

Households are facing a continued squeeze on their spending power after a leading forecaster warned that high inflation was here to stay.<p>The Ernst & Young Item Club, which uses the Treasury's model of the economy for its forecasts, estimates that persistently high inflation has already knocked …

Can Yahoo Buy Its Way Back To Relevance With Tumblr?

<i>Updated with Yahoo’s confirmation that it’s buying Tumblr and analyst comment:</i><p>With the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr all wrapped up in an announcement this morning, Yahoo and its hard-charging CEO Marissa Mayer are making a big bet that the Internet pioneer can return to relevance.<p>Since she …

Google's Plan To Take Over The World

Not because it lasted a grueling three hours and fifty minutes, but because of what was announced. With every new product update, every new feature, every new virtual service, it became more and more clear that Google isn't just a search company that makes loads of cash by showing you ads. It's …

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Gigaom | Is it the best of times or the worst of times for journalism? Yes

Advertisement<p>If you’re convinced this is the worst possible time to be a journalist, there’s plenty of evidence to support you: just this week, there …

Spanx Mogul Sara Blakely Becomes First Female Billionaire To Join Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge

The youngest woman in the world to make $1 billion on her own has announced she’s giving most of her fortune away.<p>Sara Blakely, founder of shapewear brand Spanx, has become the first female billionaire to join the Giving Pledge, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett’s bid to encourage the world’s richest …

Your social media influence can now be brandished for free beer (and access to American’s business class lounge)

Klout/American Airlines<p>Do you have a Klout score—which measures your influence on social networks like Facebook and Twitter—greater than 55? Then you are now eligible to hang out once, for free, in American Airline’s business class Admiral’s Lounge in 40 different airports. Even if you’re not …

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Are You Ready to Pay for YouTube?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>The Financial Times</i> reports that the long-rumored paid subscription model is coming to YouTube as …

The Difference Between Growth Hacking and Marketing

Like most people who do marketing for startups, I have a love-hate relationship with the term “growth hacker.” On the one hand, it has allowed startup marketers to differentiate themselves from their counterparts in corporate America. On the other, it just sounds like one of those Silicon Valley …

The Mad Billionaire Behind GoPro: The World's Hottest Camera Company

Nick Woodman is 37 years old. His constantly tousled sepia hair and permanent, mischievous half-grin make him look 27. And he acts 17, as I learn 30,000 feet above the Rocky Mountains, after Woodman packed me, his wife, Jill, and a dozen of his favorite colleagues and buds into a chartered …

Four Cybersecurity Breaches That Could Rattle The World

Neither seemed particularly sophisticated, or malicious. But they do beg the obvious question: How much damage could a group of well-trained hackers do, economic and otherwise, if they really wanted to?<p>That's a question that Paul Rosenzweig has been thinking about for awhile. He's a former top US …

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Report: Google+ Bigger than Twitter with 359 Million Active Users

Service has grown by 33 percent since last year.<p>Ask ten different people what they think about Google's social network, and you may get ten different …

If MBAs are useless, we’re all in big trouble

<i>Quartz Debate: The author of this piece debated the merits of an MBA with Quartz contributor Jay Bhatti.</i><p>MBAs–both the degrees and the people who have them–are an obsolete waste of time and money. An irrelevant recipe for failure. At least that’s what all the cool entrepreneurs and venture …

Big VC Says Bitcoin Is 'Gold 2.0. It's a Huge, Huge, Huge Deal'

Think the recent collapse in Bitcoin’s value was the end of the experimental currency’s, um, currency? Not even close, says Chamath Palihapitiya, the longtime Facebook executive who now runs The Social + Capital Partnership.<p>Likening Bitcoin to the “red pill” from the movie “The Matrix,” which …

Paidpiper Launches At Disrupt NY, Letting You Pay For Others’ Purchases In Stores

Paidpiper launched at Disrupt NY today, aiming to make your physical wallet, and presence, less necessary — in a good way.<p>At the beginning of my freshman fall at Stanford I was wandering around campus with a lanyard around my neck buying books, a bike, a mini fridge and more. Not destined to be an …

Robert Scoble will Never Live Another Day Without a Wearable Computer

Robert Scoble’s Google Glass unit was a major talking point at this year’s The Next Web Conference Europe. Whenever I saw him he was letting someone try it on, and it was surprising how many people were completely relaxed about it. The only negative response I saw was when an audience member told …

Starbucks CEO Schultz on digital innovation

More than anything else, technology will pave the way for innovative change at Starbucks.<p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz won't say what the Starbucks of the future will look like.<p>Or taste like. Or even smell like.<p>But even with his company rolling in record profits and record sales, with 18,000 stores …

Why US Companies Are Drooling Over Israel's Amazing Startup Scene

There are at least two dozen accelerator programs in the Tel Aviv area, including some run by Microsoft and Google.<p>It seems like every U.S. VC has at least one Israeli startup in its portfolio. Some even have full offices here, like Battery Ventures, Benchmark, Bessemer, Sequoia, according to the …

HTC One Review

Android power with iPhone style.<p>The HTC One isn't just the best smartphone the company has ever made, it's one of the best devices on the market. It …

Green Living Walls for Modern Homes

Each year, many among us pause for a moment and worry about the state of the planet’s health on each Earth Day. Some of us tend to make minor changes …

How the Decline of the Traditional Workplace Is Changing Our Cities