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This CEO was a millionaire at 22, went nearly bankrupt, and now runs a $100 million business

Tomas Gorny's life is a true rags-to-riches story that should serve as an inspiration for any budding entrepreneur.<p>He arrived in the US from Poland in the '90s when he was only 20. Barely speaking any English, Gorny had to work part-time valet-parking and carpet-cleaning jobs during his first …

Hands on with Anonabox Pro: mobile privacy, with quirks - ExtremeTech

By on February 22, 2016 at 11:00 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>When I last wrote about tools …

DOJ filing: Apple's refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a 'marketing strategy' - ExtremeTech

DOJ filing: Apple’s refusal to decrypt iPhone is just a ‘marketing strategy’<p>By on February 22, 2016 at 2:36 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Go big or go back to 2D! Alienware and MSI offer powerful Vive Optimized systems

Even though most would prefer the commercial launch of virtual reality headsets not to turn into a platform war, system makers know there is always …

Virtual Reality

After Kickstarter success, Chinese startup gets funding for VR treadmill

A few months ahead of shipping to Kickstarter backers, the Chinese startup gets some angel funding to bolster its mass production.

Asia's video game scene has a new player: Singapore

With roughly 17,000 visitors paying to attend the island state's recent GameStart Asia gaming expo, the future of gaming in the region looks set to soar.<p>Whoever complains about Singaporeans not having passion obviously haven't been to GameStart.<p>Ian Gregory Tan, creative director of Witching Hour …

US E-Commerce Holiday Spend Will Reach $70B, Mobile Booms As Online Growth Slows To 9%

Ahead of the holiday sales season kicking off tomorrow online, comScore has published its annual e-commerce forecasts for the period between now and New Years. The researchers predict that collectively, U.S. consumers will spend $70 billion on sites like Amazon, eBay, Walmart, Apple and many others …

The New Google: 'All the Assholes Have Left'

Nice guys don't always finish last.<p>Bruno Bowden describes Google’s top ranks in a very Google-y way. With stats.<p>“In leadership at Google, you have to be three-plus standard deviations better than normal in technical ability,” said Bowden, an equity partner at Data Collective who spent eight years …

What start-up ideas are brewing out of Singapore lately?

Ever wondered what new pre-series A tech start-ups are being formed by Singapore based founders? There is no real hard statistical evidence …

Please do not start your own startup

For goodness’ sake, please do not start your own startup. There is nothing great about being an entrepreneur. The top one percent of successful …

Will Alibaba and Amazon further disrupt the distribution game?

In case you haven’t already heard, Amazon and Alibaba are adding distribution to their arsenal of offerings. So what does this mean for you as an …

YouTube Gaming coming to Japan, its first market in Asia

With six of the top 10 most-watched Japanese YouTube channels falling under the gaming category, it should come as no surprise that YouTube is …

Woofyz, a social network for dogs, wants pet owners to sniff each other

The global pet care market is a US$97 billion opportunity, with around 38 percent of that number holed up in the US. This much is confirmed by …

Most real estate portals put agents out of business. This one gives them more business

Tech startups in the real estate space in India have been seeing a lot of action lately. There have been 15 funding rounds – totalling over US$30 …

Use these 24 tools to run your business from anywhere in the world

Nearly a quarter, 23 percent, of Americans worked from home in 2014, according to a recent Bureau of Labor Statistics survey. If you’re one of the …

Hiring and retaining the transient Millennial Singaporean

They are coined as the “strawberry generation”. Many businesses will no doubt have a group of young part-timers who augment their core team of …

Asia’s top 20 startup unicorns (INFOGRAPHIC)

(Photo by Jason Devaun)This summer saw investors throw around a lot of money, including rounds approaching or beyond a billion dollars for the likes …

Groupon to cut 1,100 jobs, exit 7 countries

‘We saw that the investment required... isn’t commensurate with the return at this point,’ says Groupon’s Rich Williams.

What you need to know before doing business online in Singapore

Singapore is widely known as one of the best cities to do business. Its stable political and economic climate, network-ready environment, …

Ecommerce tips you shouldn’t listen to

Online shopping has made the lives of millions around the world much more convenient and let’s face it – enjoyable! There are many tips out there …

eCommerce

This startup wants every restaurant to throw out their cash registers and use iPads

Slurp, a startup that offers a cloud-based iPad point-of-sale (POS) system to food and beverage (F&B) retailers in Malaysia, wants a big slice of …

After Brazil and Singapore, Alibaba’s next stop is the U.S.

Cross-border eCommerce is the future. It’s predicted to hit US$1trillion in 2020, according to data from Accenture and AliResearch, the research unit …

Rocket financials: Lazada on course for $1B in sales this year, 58% of shoppers now on mobile

(Image: unmodified version of photo by Flickr user Steve Jurvetson)Rocket Internet released its H1 2015 financial report this afternoon, showing that …

They started an online property portal in a small apartment. Now it’s worth millions

Zameen is arguably the Pakistani startup ecosystem success story of the year. The online property portal announced earlier this week that it raised …

Dell is also building its own Microsoft Surface clone

Dell already makes one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and now it seems the company is working up its own rival for Microsoft's Surface tablet. Leaked slides show a new PC that Dell apparently plans to call the XPS 12. It's a tablet that magnetically latches onto a stand-alone keyboard, …

The End Of Passwords? This Bracelet Unlocks Computers And Doors With Your Heartbeat

Bionym’s Nymi offers a glimpse of the future of wearable biometric authentication.<p>This much we can all agree on: Passwords suck.<p>With that in mind, companies are hard at work developing other forms of user-friendly authentication. Fingerprinting is already being used to unlock iPhones and the PayPal …

GoPro Hero4 Specs Leaked, 4K Video At 30fps And Touch Screen Display

The new GoPro Hero4 action camera has been rumoured for sometime and today newly leaked images have been revealed before GoPro has been able to …

Apple CEO Tim Cook says everyone should do 80 percent of their work on an iPad, just like him

We’d heard back in 2012 that Apple CEO Tim Cook spent 80-90 percent of his time on an iPad, but the <i>WSJ</i> reports today that Cook thinks that’s the way it should be for all of us – and he believes the partnership with IBM can help make that vision a reality.<p>“There’s no reason why everyone shouldn’t be …

IBM: Ginni Rometty's Turnaround Shows Progress, But Hardware Is Still A Problem

Here's a few highlights:<p>A huge agreement with Apple to sell iPads and iPhones to corporate customers including offering businesses a bunch of apps hosted on IBM's cloud.<br>• An agreement with Pratt & Whitney to do big data apps for more than 4,000 aircraft engines.<br>• An extension to its contract with …