Francis Cale

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Bill Gates And Tim Cook Dump Ice On Their Heads For ALS Awareness, Challenge Elon Musk and Dr. Dre

Oh, you thought Bill Gates wouldn’t be up to Zuck’s challenge to dump a bucket of icewater on his head for ALS awareness?<p>You thought wrong. And because it’s Bill Gates, the video involves blowtorches and engineering.<p>ALS, or Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, is a fatal neurodegenerative disease that …

Richard Branson And Tony Hsieh On Business Lives, Leadership And Legacies

As inspiring as it is to see exciting new entrepreneurs bringing innovation and disruption to the business world, I’m always curious to know how some of the most successful and well-established entrepreneurs reflect on their business journeys. So I asked Virgin founder Richard Branson and Zappos …

Nix Hydra Founders Talk About Their $5 M Series A, Mobile Apps And Girl Gamers

In the gaming world Nix Hydra is a rarity–a video game company founded and run by women. Lina Chen and Naomi Ladizinsky met at Yale and were later roommates in Los Angels where they launched Nix Hydra to build mobile games for the underserved market of young girls. After learning html and action …

Google Asks, Should We Be More European?

Larry Page has expressed concern that Europe’s “right to be forgotten” law could aid repressive regimes but at the same time suggested Google should be doing more to think European on some issues, even praising European vigilance on privacy. The larger picture though is one where Google’s approach …

Anthony Burch

Creator and producer of "Hey Ash, Whatcha Playing?" an independently-produced web series about video games; also a lead writer at Gearbox Software, he helped write the hit game Borderlands 2.

What Silicon Valley refuses to learn from Steve Jobs

Just about every tech leader in Silicon Valley says they admire Steve Jobs, but when it comes to following his lead, where’s the love?<p>Visit any hacker hangout, tech firm, or investment company in Silicon Valley, and you’re sure to hear people say how much they admire Steve Jobs. They’ll say that he …

Jack Ma's Journey to Build Alibaba Was Full of Crazy

“Crocodile in the Yangtze” starts off with a shot of Alibaba founder Jack Ma dressed up in an outlandishly outrageous rock star outfit and performing on stage in front of thousands of people.<p>It wouldn’t be surprising if the first word that popped into your mind was “crazy.”<p>Do you want to be a …

Dropbox founder Drew Houston explains his success

Drew Houston founded online file-sharing service Dropbox seven years ago. The firm is now estimated to be worth about $10bn (£5.9bn).<p>But it was not an overnight success, and he had several failed ventures along the way.<p>Mr Houston explains how he came up with the idea for the firm and the factors …

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17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

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Follow Airbnb's journey from scrappy startup to $10B company (video)

After Airbnb raised its latest funding megaround, the company attained a massive $10 billion valuation. But the home-sharing startup faced plenty of obstacles on its path to success, as a new video and infographic from Funders and Founders remind us.<p>Airbnb still has plenty of challenges ahead of …

PlayCanvas Takes its WebGL Game Engine Open Source

Video game creators will be pleased to hear that the WebGL PlayCanvas Engine has been open-sourced. Mozilla announced the move today on its developer blog and you can access the entire engine sourcebase right now over on GitHub.<p>The engine includes a full Javascript library tailored for video game …

How Candy Crush gets you hooked - six addictive tricks

Casual games like Candy Crush Saga and Angry Birds may look simple, but underneath those bright colours, calming sounds and flashing messages, there's a lot of deep thinking going on.<p>In the era of omnipresent smartphones and tablets, these sacharrine treats are nigh-on inescapable, and as …

Google overtakes Apple to become the most valuable brand in the world

Google is now the most valuable brand in the world. According to global market research agency Millward Brown, Google's brand value increased by 40 …

Google Glass

Making Things People Want

The problems people encounter in their lives rarely change from generation to generation. The products they hire to solve these problems change all …