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Fred Wilson On Bitcoin, Unbundling, Data Leakage And Health Care

During the 10th edition of the LeWeb conference in Paris today, New York-based investor Fred Wilson explained the “mega trends” that currently influence which companies he invests in.<p>Wilson stressed that he doesn’t so much look at technologies but at the trends that are influencing society in …

How to Trim Your Eyebrows (While Still Looking Like a Man)

You might be thinking ‘pluck off’, but let’s get real—allowing your brows to go rogue is like asking for early admittance to AARP. (If you haven’t noticed, with each birthday they grow a little longer and more scraggly.) You want to keep brows rough and masculine, but taking some of the weight out …

Can We Blame Our Sexless Lives On Smart Phones?

Illustrated by Gabriela Alford.<p>The thought-provoking findings from the recent National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (Natsal) provides us …

10 Apps We Really Wish Existed

Illustrated by Sydney Hass.<p>It seems like the world of apps is endless. And, yet, how many times have you found yourself screaming at Siri, maybe …

Arab Women’s Tech Advantage

Middle Eastern countries sent two all-female teams to Microsoft’s Imagine cup this year. That’s not as surprising as it sounds.<p>Asya AlJabri’s first steps toward app building started with dyslexia: not her own, but her 9-year-old cousin’s. AlJabri was trying to teach him the alphabet, but he wasn’t …

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These Numbers Show Facebook Is Trailing Social Messaging Apps Globally

There is a race underway to be the global leader in over-the-top social messaging, and one of the latest surveys suggests Facebook, while still dominant in the U.S., is falling behind the upstart mobile players in the rest of the world.<p>WhatsApp is tipped as the most popular social messaging …

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Lessons From Detroit And France: If You Overtax Them, They Will Go

The other morning, while perusing the UK’s <i>Guardian</i>, the following headline caught my attention: “Detroit accused of exaggerating $18bn debts in push for bankruptcy”<p>Digging in, I read that Detroit pensioners, whose benefits ballooned to a $3.5 billion liability could be cut down to 16 cents on the …

The Richest World Leaders Are Even Richer Than You Thought

Ever wondered just how rich the richest world leaders really are? To put it in perspective, President Obama may be worth several million dollars, but he does not even come close to some of his contemporaries.<p>Based on available data, HuffPost World has compiled a list of some of the richest world …