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Here’s The First Glow-In-The-Dark Bike Lane In The U.S.

The glow-in-the-dark lane–inspired by projects in the Netherlands–is the first of its kind in the U.S. The intersection is also the first Dutch-style …

GM taps 500 Startups to find early-stage investments in upcoming classes

GM has made a number of big acquisitions and investments in the past few years. It picked up self-driving company Cruise earlier this year and dropped $500 million into Lyft, Uber’s biggest competitor. For the most part, GM acknowledges that it needs to figure out how to tap into new aspects of the …

Startups

This smart cat feeder lets your pet remove the last vestige of human interaction

So your cat can embrace a machine instead of you<p>In the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, it’s only a matter of time before every object — no matter how trivial or trite — gets connected to the internet. That brings us to Catspad, an automated smart cat feeder that allows a feline friend to eat dry …

NEW UNICORNS: Meet the 14 startups that grew to be worth billions in 2016

But as more money pours into startups — a prominent trend over the last few years — more startups are achieving "unicorn" status.<p>Unicorns hit a fever pitch in 2015, when 42 startups achieved billion-dollar valuations. Yet as the data shows, becoming a unicorn wasn't quite as easy in 2016.<p>For the …

Startups

City of Boston calls for IoT projects grounded in reality

The City of Boston is calling all Internet of Things (IoT) developers to submit ideas on how to improve the quality of life for citizens.<p>A request for information (RFI) published earlier this month calls on IoT developers to skip the “glossy presentation” and actual identify areas where …

Smart Cities

33 startups to watch in 2017, according to VC investors

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch the industry, guide the startups, hear their pitches, and invest in them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which young or growth-stage startups will boom in 2017.<p>We asked them to particularly focus on …

Startups

A San Francisco startup crowdfunded its way to making some of the best bags you’ll find on the market

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Aer There has never been a better time to have a good idea for a company. In the age of the Internet, if you identify a problem and …

San Francisco

This successful startup doesn't do performance reviews — here's what they do instead

Performance reviews — most often yearly — are how many companies provide feedback to their employees. They often involve a numeric rating and maybe an hour or so of conversation about what's gone right throughout the past year and what could use improvement.<p>There are a few flaws in the system:<p>It's …

Peer-to-peer

This Company's Technology Makes It Easier to Stay Healthy at Work

Jiff's platform lets employers use multiple fitness devices and apps in their corporate wellness programs.<p><i>Editor's note: This article is part of</i> Inc.'<i>s 2016 Best Industries report.</i><p>You have a Fitbit. Your neighbor is addicted to his Jawbone. Your girlfriend likes the Misfit Shine.<p>There's certainly …

The 53 startups that will be huge in 2016, according to venture capitalists

Who better to ask than the startup experts, the VCs that watch them, guide them, hear their pitches, and fund them?<p>So we reached out to a handful of top VCs and asked them which of their young or growth-stage startups did they think were going to boom in 2016.<p>We also asked them which startups …

Construction Industry

33 Questions That Were Asked at Apple Job Interviews

Apple is known for being one of the most challenging and exciting places to work, so it’s not surprising to learn that getting a job there is no easy …

Why John Maeda Is Leaving RISD For A Venture Capital Firm

We talk to Maeda about his new job in Silicon Valley, what he regrets about his tenure at the Rhode Island School of Design, and the school’s outlook for the future.<p>Rhode Island School of Design’s visionary, digitally savvy president, John Maeda, announced Wednesday that he’ll be leaving his …

Rhode Island

iOS Email App Swizzle Will Clean up All Your Offers into One Digest

Promises to clean your email inbox of junk and endless offers seem to come along pretty frequently around here, and one of the newest to take on this particular challenge is the Swizzle Inbox Organizer by Keep Holdings.<p>As someone that signs up for <i>a lot</i> of different products and services, <i></i>I decided …

NFL, MLB Tell Supreme Court: If Aereo Wins, We’re Bailing on Broadcast

Programmers that are fighting with Aereo, the Web TV service, have already threatened to move their shows from free broadcast TV to paid cable TV if …

NFL

Chicago Sun-Times Fires Photo Staff, Will Train Reporters to Use iPhones For Photos

A day after the Chicago Sun-Times fired the entirety of its 28-person photo staff, Chicago media critic Robert Feder (via <i>Cult of Mac</i>) is reporting that the newspaper is training its reporters in iPhone photography to produce the photo content the paper requires.<p>Sun-Times reporters begin mandatory …

U.S. Entrepreneurship Hits Record High

A report issued last week by Babson and Baruch Colleges points to an exciting trend in the U.S. economy: The percentage of adults involved in startups in 2012 hit 13%–a record high since Babson began tracking entrepreneurship rates in 1999.<p>Better yet, the vast majority of these folks started …

MISSING OUT ON BILLIONS: These 10 People Made Some Of The Saddest Choices In Tech History

The folks on this list sure could have used that.<p>The tech industry is littered with stories of people making choices that would cost them hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars.

Tech Industry