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Why Two-Thirds of the Fastest-Growing Companies Fail

Hundreds, maybe thousands, of aspiring entrepreneurs will show up this month at the SXSW festival in search of funding for their startups. Some will …

Zaha Hadid designed an apartment building with robot valets and a private IMAX theater, and we went inside

1/<p>Hadid's 135-foot-tall building will live at 520 West 28th Street on Manhattan's far west side. It's two blocks away from Hudson Yards, the new $20 …

Economy will never feel the same again! Savvy travellers reveal how they flew from Boston to Washington in a $23million private jet for FREE

• <b>Married couple Gilbert Ott and Laura Burns combined vouchers to fly in the lap of luxury without paying a dime</b>• <b><br>They didn't have to show up early or</b> …

In urban L.A., developers are building trendy homes on tiny lots

Just north of downtown Los Angeles, skinny homes on tiny lots are sprouting from the hillsides — a building boom of miniature proportions.<p>The rectangular structures come in clusters of six or 15, or even 70, and developers are racing to build them in trendy Silver Lake and Echo Park. They're eyeing …

Eric Schmidt: Do What Computers Aren’t Good At

If you want to have a job in a decade, consider getting good at what computers suck at.<p>“The characteristic of great innovators and great companies is they see a space that others do not,” Google CEO Eric Schmidt tells Yale. “They don’t just listen to what people tell them; they actually invent …

Why Microsoft’s reorganization closes the books on an era of computing

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / ToddABishop<p>Nothing ever stays the same. On more than one occasion, it has taken Microsoft, one of the most …

Does A $347 3-D Printer Mean The Future Is Here? Or Just Paper-Thin Progress?

Now on Kickstarter, the Buccaneer is designed for easy at-home use, costs less than an iPhone–and just might make or break our collective dream of technology.<p>The magic words, or magic number-plus-letter, of our technological fantasies to date are: 3-D. The 3-D printer is this year’s collective …

Going Paperless: Tips for Using Evernote to Go Paperless with Your Family

There are many benefits of going paperless. There is less clutter around the house (paper clutter, anyway). It is much easier to find documents. You …

Making Our Own Metrics: How Should We Define Success?

Coming to work on Wall Street in 1994 opened my eyes to defining my career success beyond money and power. Sounds counterintuitive, doesn't it?<p>I can still remember my first days at Salomon Brothers and the relentless focus on numbers and results. So, imagine my surprise when the first question my …

Wonder Drink Explodes On Crowd Funding Campaign

When Rob Rhinehart sought to raise some money to expand production of his self-made superfood drink, Soylent, he asked for a humble $100,000. A little over a week into the 30-day campaign he’d raised almost $400,000. The initial goal was met within two hours. Wow!<p>“People were really wondering if …

JamStar Is A Cool Free App That Teaches You To Play The Guitar

I’ve seen plenty of guitar apps in my lifetime – enough for two lifetimes, in fact – but JamStar, an app by an Israeli programming house, has almost won my heart.<p>The premise is simple – you tune your guitar and then play notes or chords. The app (which runs on a phone or your browser) senses your …

How to Pack Light: 9 Tips to Lighten Your Load

Packing requires practicality: Not only must you carefully plot what items to bring, but you must also strategically organize them into one compact carry-on. With steep checked-baggage fees increasing already lofty flight costs, experienced globetrotters often suggest stripping down to the absolute …

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Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

12 Useful 'Easter Eggs' Hidden In Your iPhone

How do you get a quant job on Wall Street? Code, code, code

The conversation that follows occurs all too frequently when in talks with master’s students:<p><b>What do you want to do?</b><p>Be a quant at a buy-side firm.<p><b>Do you have a PhD?</b><p>No. (Strike 1)<p><b>Do you have any full-time financial industry experience?</b><p>No. (Strike 2)<p><b>Do you code?</b><p>I’m not a computer science major but …

Confessions of an Uncle Fan: The Series

Welcome<p>A little over a year ago, I wrote an intellectually stimulating and thought provoking article (<i>I'm being sarcastic because I've noticed some</i> …

The 25 Best-Paying Companies For Software Engineers

Engineering talent is scarce, so companies are willing to pay big bucks to keep them happy.<p>Which companies pays their engineers the most?<p>Jobs review site Glassdoor helped us pull the top 25 companies around the world that pay their US-based software engineers the most.<p>The highest paying company …

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