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The most photographed places in the world

These are the most photographed places in the world according to Google Maps' Panoramio service, which collects geolocated images uploaded by Google …

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Facebook Co-Founder Chris Hughes: User Feedback Is Everything

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"The very first version was a little like a wiki page...You could go in and completely change your friend's profile," said Chris Hughes today at a leadership and innovation series at the New America Foundation in New York City. He's …

Relaxed Will Respond to Twitter and Facebook Messages for You

For some people, social media is baked into their lives – not a minute or a meal can pass without it being shared with the world. Those people won’t want to use Relaxed, a tool that will respond to Facebook mentions and Tweets directed at you on your behalf.<p>There’s not the most advanced set of …

Is This Converted Train Station The World’s Largest Startup Incubator?

The pitch for new startup incubators is usually about filling ever-smaller niches: an incubator for social innovation, an incubator for breweries, an incubator for foreigners who can’t get visas.<p>But an incubator in Paris is looking for the opposite of niche, as one can tell from its name: 1,000 …

Here Are The 8 Startups That Presented At JFDI Asia's Demo Day

Singapore-based incubator JFDI Asia is popular among startups in the region, and well-known for being extremely selective — in total 317 teams applied for its third 100-day accelerator program, but only 10 made the cut. During the program, this was whittled down even further to the final eight …

10 Surprising New Twitter Stats To Help You Reach More Followers

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>Since social media is changing so often, it can be hard to keep up with stats and trends that affect how you use it. I quite often forget the facts that I’ve read, or I use Twitter based on stats that are outdated now.<p>In fact, when I recently …

Kim Dotcom’s Mega Launches Official iPhone App For File Sharing

Kim Dotcom’s<p>questionably-legalcontroversial cloud storage service, Mega, now has an official iPhone app. Designed specifically for iOS 7, the new app lets users manage their accounts and files on the go.<p>Not only can you see your files in a Dropbox-like interface, but you can export and import links …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

This online journalism startup raised $1.7M in crowdfunding and you’ve never heard of it

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>We’ve been writing a lot lately about online journalism startups like Matter — which was acquired by Medium and just dropped …

UK man tries to retrieve $7.5 million in bitcoins from dump

A man from Newport, Wales, is searching the dump for a hard drive he threw away despite it having $7.5 million worth of bitcoins.<p>Bitcoins are a digital currency whose value has benefited from intense attention and speculative investing. They can be stored as data in digital wallets using online …

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A single Bitcoin was worth $10 a year ago — today it’s worth $1,000

The value of a single Bitcoin surpassed $1,000 on popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox today. A year ago, it was worth $10.<p>The value of the crypto-currency has increased by more than 100X since then, and gone up by 500% since the beginning of November.<p>Saying we are in the midst of a Bitcoin boom is …

Improved App Store Search Engine Now Corrects For Users’ “Fat Finger” Mistakes & Other Misspellings

A recent change to Apple’s App Store search engine now leads to improved search results for misspelled queries with small typos, we’ve learned. In addition, searchers looking for an app they know by name, but are unsure if it has spaces in the title, are also seeing better results. For example, …

Waze adds sassy voice directions from comedian Kevin Hart

Waze users can now add a little laughter to their rides thanks to newly added voice commands by comedian<p>Kevin Hart.<p>The<p>Google-owned navigation app is now letting users adjust their settings to select Hart as the voice for their turn-by-turn commands.<p>"Kevin's got your back, keeping an eye out for …

Compass Lets Startups Check their Growth Against Rivals

While startup CEOs measure key metrics to keep tabs on how well their business is doing, it can be hard for them to know exactly what counts as a good figure or a bad figure. How are they faring against their peers? Compass is a new tool that aims to answer that question.<p>Compass comes from the team …

'Invisible Girlfriend' Startup Provides Fake Love For A Price

Invisible Girlfriend, a new company recently created at Startup Weekend St. Louis, has emerged as the solution for those without a significant other — providing potential subscribers with options such as text messaging, "emergency interaction," gifts, and a relationship status change on …

This Prediction Algorithm Can Tell If Your Startup Will Fail

Instead of guessing, consulting, or offering advice based on years of experience, Growth Science is trying to take the disruption theory to a whole …

Dropbox reportedly seeking $250 million in funding at a staggering $8 billion valuation

Dropbox hopes to raise $250 million over the next few weeks as part of its latest round of venture capital funding, according to <i>Bloomberg Businessweek</i>. That lofty figure basically matches the total amount Dropbox has accrued since launching five years ago. But even more staggering is the valuation …

New startup economics: Why Amazon (web services) and Dropbox need each other

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Earlier this week, I stopped by at the offices of Dropbox, the San Francisco-based online storage and syncing service. It was …

Social media start-ups' value is enormous — if you trust investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Snapchat is not even 3 years old. It's run by a couple of twentysomethings with no prior business experience. And it has never made a cent.<p>Yet investors are fighting for the opportunity to throw hundreds of millions at the mobile messaging service that is all the rage with teens.<p>The …

DIY Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub

Homemade Chocolate Coconut Sugar Scrub.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 14, 2013 104<p>I made you something that you can put on your face and eat!<p>Okay. You really …

It’s time to rethink startup equity

Advertisement<p>30 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock / AnatolyM<p>Change is the only constant in life and this is especially true in Silicon Valley. We live in …

Snapchat turned down a $3B acquisition offer from Facebook

While Facebook had already dished out $1 billion to buy photo sharing social network Instagram, the company was hoping to make an even bigger offer for photo service Snapchat.<p>Facebook was prepared to offer around $3 billion to purchase Snapchat, but was turned down by Snapchat’s founders, according …

Gluten-Free Pear Cranberry Crisp

• Author: Cookie and Kate<br>• Prep Time: 15 mins<br>• Cook Time: 55 mins<br>• Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes<br>• Yield: 6 to 8<br>• Category: Dessert<p>★★★★★<p>4.8 from 4 …

Tuesday Things.

<i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> November 12, 2013 57<p>1. We only ate a few donuts this past weekend. Have you ever had a (fried) samoa donut? If you want to live a happy …

Tech Startups See Opportunity in New Health-Care Law

In the coming months, the Affordable Care Act will produce millions of newly insured Americans, many of whom will be making decisions about health …

Justin Bieber-Backed “Shots Of Me” Launches Selfie Sharing App

Sunsets? Landscapes? Latte art? Look back at your old photos and you’ll notice they’re boring unless there’s a human face in them. Now think about teens on social media. Immaturity fuels bullying and drama-filled comment reels. So RockLive has taken funding from Justin Bieber to solve these …

Elon Musk: The Future Is Fully Electric | Inc.com

If you subscribe to computer scientist Alan Kay's line of thinking that the best way to predict the future is to invent it, it's probably best to listen up when Elon Musk is asked to gaze years ahead in time.<p>Interviewed at <i>The New York Times</i>'s <i></i>Dealbook Conference today by Andrew Ross Sorkin, who …

Zuckerberg On Twitter: 'They Drove A Clown Car That Fell Into A Gold Mine'

Mark Zuckerberg can let you know how he feels about Twitter in less than 140 characters.<p>According to "Hatching Twitter," a new book dissecting the history of the short-messaging site by the New York Times' Nick Bilton, Facebook's founder once told close friends that "[Twitter is] such a mess, it’s …

A big winner in the driverless-car revolution: Television

There’s a lot of blue-sky thinking going on about the rise of robot cars. And the advent of such vehicles might not be as far off as you think. Major auto executives claim cars that can handle most of the driving themselves could be available by the end of the decade (paywall).<p>It’ll be much longer …

A New App For Evernote Solves An Annoying Problem

Currently with Evernote if two people are updating the same file at the same time, they can get error messages. That's annoying.<p>LiveMinutes COO, Alex Dufetel, told Business Insider that he hopes the app will help Evernote combat Box. In September, Box introduced a note-taking app for teams called …