John Huang

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Log Rhythm house revives old Japanese building technique using steel beams instead of wood

Huge steel beams with I-shaped profiles were stacked to form the framework of this Tokyo house by Mount Fuji Architects Studio, which features a red …

Dufl, A Service That Packs And Ships Your Suitcase, Is A Traveler’s Dream

The absolute worst part of traveling, whether it’s for business or for pleasure, is packing and unpacking a suitcase. The work it takes to pack a bag is negligible, but having a clean inventory of clothes each time you pack takes far more planning.<p>Dufl, a service that launches today, is looking to …

This App Lets You Control Presentations with Your Hand

If you deliver presentations often, this is a neat trick to add to your arsenal.<p>Swoosh for Android lets you control your slide deck with just a wave of your hand.<p>Install the app on your mobile device and the server tool on your desktop, and launch your presentation. Then, place your phone or tablet …

Apps

Ellen Pao mulls appeal of sex discrimination case vs. Kleiner Perkins

Pao gives her first two in-depth interviews since losing her high-profile case, talking about the impact of the trial, her thoughts on Silicon Valley and whether she'll appeal.<p>Ellen Pao may have lost her high-profile sex discrimination trial against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture …

Silicon Valley

The Adhesive Archives: Craft Glue Guide

Fact 1: There are about a million different kinds of craft glue. Fact 2: Even if your adhesives bin is filled to the brim, chances are good that the only glue you won’t have on hand will be the specific kind you need to actually finish the project you’re working on.<p>So, what’s a crafty guy or gal to …

Crafting

Associated Press News

IPO-bound Etsy shows how HHVM has boosted its data center efficiency

Etsy has become a major player in online retail, having racked up 54 million members and more than $108 million in annual revenue. So a whole lot is riding on the company’s underlying technology infrastructure.<p>Today Etsy — which is expected to go public on the Nasdaq later this month — is opening …

Etsy

Fun With Lava

You can even use it to cook steaks<p>Of mankind's many scientific endeavors—space travel, materials science, weather control—perhaps no undertaking is …

Publishing Platform RebelMouse Nabs $6 Million In An Extended Series A Growth Round

Content publishing platform RebelMouse has raised $6 million in an extended Series A from previous investors Softbank Capital and Oak Investment Partners, with additional participation from Buddy Media’s Mike Lazerow. This brings the total up to $18.8 million total for the startup.<p>An SEC filing …

Report: Federal law enforcement agencies are questioning top Herbalife members

The inquiries are focused on the activities of about 10 top Herbalife members, CNBC said, citing sources. The company is offering members assistance in obtaining legal counsel, though it is unclear how many have taken representation, CNBC said.<p>The identities of the members and what law enforcement …

Hedge Funds

How Real Maple Syrup Gets Made (and Why It's Worth the Price Tag)

Here's how maple syrup is made, from bark to bottle.<p><i>Around these parts, we get pretty excited when the weather starts to slowly warm up, and not just because that means more stuff is in season. It's also sugaring season! Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow, who also happens to be an ex-farmer and</i> …

Hudson Valley

Why this exec starts every morning by drinking 24 ounces of water

I have two distinct morning routines: My "on the road and in a hotel" routine is incredibly regimented and my "home" routine is pretty dynamic.<p>When I'm waking up in a hotel anywhere in the world, I get up around 5 a.m. and drink 24 ounces of water.<p>I walk around the room (even if it's super tiny), …

How Some Craft Breweries Are Greening Your Beer -- Without You Knowing It

There are many ways California’s punishing drought is affecting the entire country, even if we can’t see or feel it. This includes craft beer which uses roughly five to six pints of water to brew one pint of beer. Some savvy and eco-conscious breweries like Stone Brewing Company, based in …

Beer

This startup incubator just raised $22 million from Jerry Yang and Paul Maritz by focusing on one area

On the surface, The Hive looks like a conventional Silicon Valley incubator. It provides funding, networking, and advice to early stage startups.<p>But there's a hook: it only looks for companies that leverage serious data science technology.<p>That focused helped The Hive raise $22 million for its …

Top Silicon Valley angel: 'It might not be a bubble, but sure as hell the rent is too high'

His verdict?<p>"It might not be a bubble, but sure as hell the rent is too high."<p>He's complaining that founders at very young startups, like the ones his company 500 Startups invests in, expect ridiculous valuations.<p>Then they balk at terms that are meant to protect small investors in case of an early …

PC makers mock Apple’s new MacBook

Mac vs. PC is always fun. It's a never-ending war of words between Apple fans and Microsoft fans, mixed with tech spec comparisons of GHz, nits, and RAM speed. While Apple was busy unveiling a new 12-inch MacBook without any full-sized USB ports, PC makers took the opportunity to mock the future …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

The Gold Apple Watch Is Perfect For Douchebags

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Kevin Rose is the founder of Digg, a technology investor, and CEO of North Technologies, creator of the watch news aggregator, Watchville.</i><p>I’m a mechanical watch collector and self admitted Apple fanboy. I wanted to love the Apple Watch Edition (Edition = marketing speak for “gold”). …

Green Building Technology You’ll Never See But Can Experience Now

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Parker White is vice president of business development in JLL’s technical services business.</i><p>Picture an office that cleans up after itself, improves indoor air quality with nanotech-formulated paint, and responds to sunlight by magically adjusting window tint, all while fighting …

One Kings Lane makes data count, drives bigger sales with fewer emails

For consumer brands, engagement is a critical way to limit churn and prevent shopping cart abandonment.<p>Shoppers engage with a brand across multiple devices — mobile and desktop — and it’s often through email that retailers bring an indecisive shopper back to their storefront. The challenge is that …

VC investments hit $13B in Q2 — highest point since dotcom days

VCs are feeling pretty enthusiastic right about now. At least, that’s what the latest data show. In fact, the $13 billion invested in the second quarter of 2014 marks the largest quarterly investment total since the $13.1 billion invested way back in the first quarter 2001.<p>All of this info is …

Threadflip Raises $13 Million in Series B, Plans To Grow Workforce by 40%

Threadflip, the online consignment marketplace for women’s clothing, announced $13 million in Series B funding today. Norwest Venture Partners led the round, with participation from previous investors Baseline Ventures, First Round Capital and Shasta Ventures. This latest infusion now brings the …

Sherpa Ventures Closes $154 Million Fund To Find The Next Uber

Two of Silicon Valley’s best-connected investors have closed their first fund as their own venture firm, SherpaVentures. They met because of Uber, and Shervin Pishevar and and Scott Stanford now have $154 million to find the next $18 billion success story.<p>SherpaVentures began raising early last …

Sparta Lets Sales Managers Run Sales Competitions Without The Admin Burden

Gamification could be considered a slightly passé buzzword these days. However, if there’s one area where it’s still and has always been relevant, it’s sales. Why? As Sparta co-founder and CEO James Pember says, “Sales is already a game — each rep starts the month at 0, and must ‘level-up’ to reach …

Alipay Wallet Gets Alipass Feature, Voice Messages

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is keen on building up its payments service — not only in terms of overseas expansion but also providing its consumers with a robust front-facing mobile app. To aid this, it has just added a series of new features to Alipay Wallet, the e-payment app relaunched last …

MacTrast Deals: The Beginner Web Dev Hacker Bundle

If you want something done right, do it yourself. That applies to websites too. Today’s MacTrast Deal is 64 hours of web and mobile development …

London Startup Jinn Raises $200K Seed Round For Local On-Demand Delivery App

Four months after bootstrapping a London launch, which saw its co-founders initially jumping on a scooter to deliver customer orders themselves, local on-demand delivery app Jinn has raised a modest seed round of $200,000, to be used primarily for customer acquisition. Thus far the startup says …

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