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Living and travelling in a self built campervan

How I converted my van into a cosy campervan to live and travel in. All about van conversion, living in a van and travelling Europe in a van

Adblock Plus Lets You Remove Twitter Photo and Video Previews

Having blocked various Facebook annoyances in addition to ads Adblock Plus is now moving on to Twitter. The company has added a new filter that removes the social network’s new in-stream previews for photos and Vines.<p>The Twitter mobile client for Android and iOS lets you can disable this feature by …

Loveroom, The Airbnb For Attractive People, Is Doing The Fake Startup Game Wrong

No surprise here. As I predicted and Forbes’ Kashmir Hill reported, the too-sleazy-to-be-real “startup” Loveroom, which purported to be an Airbnb clone that allowed you to “rent your room to attractive people” isn’t so much a company as a whipped-together landing page.<p>In short: It’s not real.<p>Still, …

Now All Of Snapchat's Investors Are Being Sued By The Man Who Says He Was The Third, Ousted Founder

On Oct. 23, more evidence surfaced in a Los Angeles Superior Court against the two current co-founders, Bobby Murphy and Evan Spiegel, as well as their investors. Business Insider got its hands on the filing, which we've embedded below.<p>In February 2013, a South Carolina man named Frank Reginald …

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Google Maps adds Waze traffic data to the desktop, brings back Pegman

The dramatic overhaul of Google Maps on the desktop saw the world lose a good friend. That friend: Pegman. The tiny yellow avatar that you could drop almost anywhere to get instant access to Street View disappeared. Instead, the ground level perspective was accessed by first clicking on a point on …

Record Numbers Of Elite MBAs Are Ditching Finance For Tech

In the aftermath of the financial crisis, finance has lost its luster for many elite MBAs, and a record number of graduates are heading to the white-hot tech sector instead.<p>According to data assembled by The Wall Street Journal, the percentage of graduates who went into finance dropped by 12% from …

If analytics is the answer, you're asking the wrong question

What makes a business successful? Put that question to every Fortune 500 CEO in the country, and I can almost guarantee you won’t hear …

PayPal waives $50,000 of payment fees for startups

Global online payments provider PayPal is hoping to give digital startups a boost by waiving up to $50,000 in payment processing fees for 18 months.<p>PayPal’s Startup Blueprint Program reduces the costs for startups helping them get up and running quickly, removing the complexity of payment …

How Funding Works – Splitting The Equity Pie With Investors

A hypothetical startup will get about $15,000 from family and friends, about $200,000 from an angel investor three months later, and about $2 Million …

5 Signs That You're Ready to Scale

Before making the decision to hire new employees, increase overhead, and scale your business, it's time to do some serious soul searching. Here's a checklist.<p>You have customers. You’re starting to build a team. You might even be turning a profit. In other words, you might have finally moved beyond …

7 Lessons We Learned Going from Zero to $30k/Month in Under a Year

After some early wins and epic fails, Groove launched to the public. We’ve come a long way, but not without some hurdles...<p><i>This is part five in our</i> …

Europe’s hot springs: 20 of the best spots for a soak

Sliding into a bathtub after a long day is one of life’s little luxuries, but there’s nothing quite like the restorative buzz garnered by a dip in a proper thermal pool. From Iceland’s idyllic Blue Lagoon to Switzerland’s most chic spa, here’s a rundown of some of Europe’s best hot springs.<p><b>Blue</b> …

How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

Twitter Prices IPO at $26 Per Share

Twitter announced on Wednesday that it will price its IPO at $26 per share when it begins trading on Thursday. The company plans to sell 70 million shares out of a total of 545 million outstanding shares.<p>The firm will raise $1.82 billion from the offering, with a fully-diluted valuation of $18.3 …

Jumio unveils faster and smarter Netswipe 2.0, cements its standing as the most secure mobile payment verification option

With more commerce moving online and ultimately to mobile, tools for verifying identity and payment authenticity are of paramount importance. But …