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How to set up your Android phone for ultimate privacy

It’s not an exaggeration to say that your smartphone is the most personal device you have. The fact it’s always with you, however, sure does generate …

Information Systems

Cabbage soup diet: Everything you need to know

Cabbage Soup Diet is designed to help shed fat fast. Whatever your feelings are on a diet comprised predominantly of cabbage, there’s little doubt …

Sensors, sensors everywhere (but especially in the fields): FarmLink raises $40M

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Natural Resources Conservation Service Flickr, creative commons<p>Agriculture is taking on a whole new look thanks to the …

2 + 2 Doesn't Always Equal 4

2 + 2 = ? appears to be one of the easiest problems in mathematics, and it is probably one of the first you ever encountered. If Kate has 2 apples and Matt gives her 2 more apples, then she has 4 apples. Obviously.<p>But what if we told you that 2 + 2 = ? has stumped even some of the smartest …

Extreme Sports

12 Steps To Turn Your Kids Into Tech Billionaires

Serial entrepreneur Charles Tips has the most popular Quora answer on this topic with more than 5,200 upvotes from people like the co-founders of Zynga-owned Farmville and Google-owned Wavii.<p>Tips has a couple kids and says he has numerous friends who are self-made billionaires.

Evan Spiegel

MIT And Dropbox Alums Launch Inbox, A Next-Generation Email Platform

Founded by Dropbox and MIT alums, a new startup called Inbox is launching out of stealth today, hoping to power the next generation of email applications. Similar to the newly launched Gmail API, Inbox offers a more modern way to build apps that access end users’ inboxes. But instead of being …

365 Ways To Get Rich

<b>From the Forbes 2014 Investment Guide, wealth building tips to last you through the year. (For more detailed advice, click on the link in each tip.)</b><p>#1<br>Sir John Templeton: “Invest at the point of maximum pessimism.”<p>#2<br>Don’t mistake a low P/E ratio for a value stock.<p>#3 <br>Benjamin Graham: “Patience is the …

The Copenhagen Wheel turns your bike into an electric hybrid. "You ride it just like a standard bicycle, and it captures energy when braking and cycling to supplement you with around three times the power of a normal cyclist, when you need it."

The Rise and fall of the Symbian Empire

Aside: I actually asked the verge for the longest time for a Symbian section (back when the site first started), but alas, that never happened, well, I guess with the purchase of Nokia, This post is going into the microsoft section.<p>Intro<p>So, with Microsoft’s eminent purchase of Nokia’s devices …

The world's best high teas

Sipping tea in rarefied surroundings is a simple treat that can turn a fun city break into something truly memorable. High (or afternoon) tea, involving delicate cakes, buttery scones and the occasional glass of bubbly, is an English tradition dating back to the 1840s. So it’s unsurprising that the …

Top 10 walking tours for globetrotting foodies

The best – and tastiest – way to fast-track your understanding of a city's cuisine is to embark on a guided walking tour that includes sampling the local food. Tuck into the best offerings from street food stalls, meet chefs at cafes and restaurants, and local producers at markets. Best of all, …

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

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Platform Thinking: How to get startup ideas | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

The Three Building Blocks of Platforms | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Growth = Engagement: A product design principle you can’t ignore | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Platform Thinking: A brief guide to leveraging networks for business | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

PayPal, Reddit and The Power Of Fakin’ It | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Does your startup have a wallet-acquisition strategy? | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Startup Suicide: How successful startups kill themselves by competing on features | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Virality vs. Network Effects | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Destination vs. Distribution: Why your product should be where your users are! | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

How To Build A Great Product By Removing Barriers To Usage | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

The secret to scaling social networks and local marketplaces | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

How startups compete with friction in product design | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

The One Feature That Changed Social Networking Forever | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

The First-Mover Disadvantage: Why Startups Fail | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

How to build a two-sided marketplace with the Yelp model… and why Craigslist hates it! | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Chicken and Egg problem: How To Seed Your Platform In Standalone Mode | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary

Building Online Marketplaces: A checklist for Disruption | Platform Strategy – by Sangeet Paul Choudary