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New Trends Report: Venture Investment Trends in the Travel Industry

<b>Our twice-monthly Skift Trends Report</b> series takes a deep dive into industry trends across various sectors of travel.<p>The latest report in the series,</b> …

Yo

Yo.<p>It seems so simple. So mindless. It’s only slightly less boring than “Hey” or “Hi,” if only because of some perceived aggression or excitement attached to it. But Yo is anything but simple.<p>If you haven’t been following along on Twitter, Yo is the hottest new app that will leave you scratching …

5 Questions You Should Answer Before Starting A Business

Take it from Brian Short, founder of allnurses.com, the largest online networking community for nurses with about 4 million unique visitors a month, 830,000 registered members and 300 new members joining per day. This kind of traction wasn't a sure thing back in 1994 when Short, then a Registered …

Here's How To Launch A Startup In 30 Days

We had persuaded a host of trusty people to pre-order our product, Bees Knees Spicy Honey, despite the fact that it didn't yet exist. Now, intent on sticking with our promise to deliver a kick-ass product within 30 days, I was feeling the pressure.<p>We had not yet scaled our recipe. We hadn't …

7 People You Should Follow If You Want To Be An Entrepreneur

Here are seven thought leaders (in no particular order) that are worth following.<p>The founder of Zappo's is so much more than a shoe salesman. Hsieh is the model for how corporate executives can stay firmly connected to the real world. His Tweets alone are worth his reputation.<p>Related: The 'Aha!' …

Waze Founder Hints Investor Pressure Forced Sale to Google

Google completed its acquisition of Waze last June, but only now has the price tag that it paid for the Israel-headquartered social mapping startup and a hint at why the company sold out been revealed.<p>A blog post on LinkedIn from Noam Bardin, who is CEO and co-founder of Waze, confirms that Google …

Sheryl Sandberg Is Right — Women Are Called 'Bossy' More Than Men

Last month, she and other prominent women, like Condoleezza Rice and Beyonce, collaborated to launch Ban Bossy, a campaign that claims the word disproportionately describes young women, damaging their confidence and desire to pursue leadership positions.<p>"When a little boy asserts himself, he's …

Google Just Split Its Stock — Here's Why That's Smart

Beginning April 3, Google will carry out its plan to “create a new class of non-voting capital stock, which will be listed on NASDAQ."<p>"These shares will be distributed via a stock dividend to all existing stockholders: the owner of each existing share will receive one new share of the non-voting …

10 Stunning Aerial Photos Of Human Civilization

In 1975, the photographer started the Landslides Aerial Photography project to provide illustrative aerial photography for architects, landscape designers, urban planners, and environmentalists. Photographing American and European landscapes from 5,000 feet and above, MacLean's pictures reveal the …

Artificial Intelligence startup Vicarious grabs $40M from Zuckerberg, Musk, Kutcher, & others

Vicarious, a company that produces artificial-intelligence technology, has closed a fresh $40 million round of funding today that includes a handful of notable investors like Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Tesla founder Elon Musk, and actor/investor Ashton Kutcher.<p>Vicarious’ tech focuses on …

23 Incredibly Successful People Who Failed At First

We've put together a list of highly successful people, from movie stars to scientists, who experienced massive failure before they found fame and fortune.<p>Weaker people might have given up. Instead, these folks remained focused on their goals.<p>Scroll down to see the underdogs who went on to change …

THE SILICON VALLEY 100: The Coolest People In Tech Right Now

After months of research, debate, and more research, Business Insider is proud to present our annual Silicon Valley 100, the authoritative ranking of the people who matter most in Silicon Valley. The list covers people who backed promising companies and saw big exits; were star executives; created …

5 wearables that could transform our lives

Mention the term “wearables” and most people conjure up a fitness-tracking watch or some kind of futuristic fashion accessory.<p>But wearables are much more than this.<p>Disabled people are increasingly relying on these gadgets to augment how they see and experience the world. On a personal note, my …

19 Things You're 100% Capable Of Doing To Improve Your Career

D0 you also know filing your own taxes is a horrible decision?<p>If you've watched even a shred of TV recently, you have no doubt witnessed two ad campaigns battle mightily for your business. The first is from TurboTax, which has termed 2014 "The Year of You" and encourages everyone to file their own …

Google Capital Pours $50M Into Real Estate Marketplace Auction.com At A $1.2B Valuation

Fresh off its public debut last week, Google Capital is putting more money to work this week with the announcement of a $50 million investment in real estate marketplace Auction.com. The valuation of the company post-money is $1.2 billion, and a representative from Google Capital will join the …

Steve Ballmer's Advice for Startups

Steve Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980 as the company’s first business manager, going on to replace Bill Gates as CEO in 2000. Before becoming CEO, his roles at Microsoft included senior vice president of sales and support, senior vice president of systems software and vice president of marketing. …

How Mobile Games Can Make A Difference (and Still Be Profitable)

<i>Oliver Miao is the CEO of Pixelberry Studios.</i><p>Mobile game developers are always looking for ways to build strong relationships with their user bases, and rallying players around important social issues is a great way of doing so.<p>This strategy has already seen great success in the PC and console …

Mashable Finalizes $14M First Outside Funding Round

Tech and social media blog Mashable has raised a total of $14 million in a Series A investment round led by Tribune Digital Ventures, the company announced today. The funding adds nearly $1 million to the $13.3 million the company revealed it had raised as of early January this year, and represents …

When Founders And Investors Split Over An Acquisition Offer

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i><i>. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>For one founder who recently sold his startup, it was the culmination of a long journey. At the same time, the founder, who spoke to me on …

Video Discovery Specialist Rovi Acquires Voice Search Startup Veveo For Up To $69 Million

Rovi has announced that it will soon add advanced voice search to its portfolio of tricks, through the acquisition of video discovery startup Veveo. Rovi will pay $62 million in cash for the company and its IP at closing, and up to $7 million in additional payments based on certain performance …

Cool Or Creepy? A Clip-On Camera Can Capture Every Moment

With digital cameras and camera phones everywhere, there are few moments we <i>don't</i> document. But some designers still think we're missing the opportunity to capture some important, simple moments. The solution: the Narrative Clip, a wearable camera that automatically and silently snaps an image every …

SocialRank Helps Users (Especially Brands) Find And Reward Their Most Valuable Followers

Back in 2012, I wrote about a fun little project called MVF, which promised to reveal the most valuable person following you on Twitter. The project was shut down after its creators Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld joined payments startup Dwolla. But two years later, they’re independent again and …

Google Partners With Yandex In Advertising Deal

Yandex is typically known as ‘Russia’s Google’ but it has now teamed up with Google itself so their respective advertising clients will be able to access each other’s networks. The agreement is expected to “dramatically increase” advertising inventory available to the customers of both companies, …

EA Founder Raises $6.5M From Greylock For Social And Emotional Learning Game ‘If You Can’

If You Can Company, a new startup from EA founder Trip Hawkins that uses gameplay to teach children social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, has raised $6.5 million in Series A funding led by Greylock Partners with Almaz Capital participating. Previously, the company raised $2.8 million from …

NuoDB Raises $14.2M Round Led By Dassault Systèmes For Its Distributed Database Management System

NuoDB, a Cambridge, Mass.-based database company that specializes in distributed database management, today announced that it has raised a $14.2 million funding round led by Europe’s second-largest software company Dassault Systèmes. Previous investors Morgenthaler Ventures, Hummer Winblad Venture …

Square Acquires Scheduling and Appointment Booking Startup BookFresh

Square today announced it has acquired scheduling and appointment booking startup BookFresh. Both companies are promising that for BookFresh customers, nothing will change: the product will continue to be updated and supported.<p>For those who have never heard of it, BookFresh’s software helps local …

GrubHub Publicly Files For $100M IPO, Saw $1.3B In Food Sales In 2013 From 3.4M Active Users

GrubHub, which has changed its name from the awkward ‘GrubHub Seamless’ it used since the two food delivery companies merged last year, has publicly filed for its IPO with the SEC today. The company had confidentially filed last week, according to the WSJ, but now it’s official that GrubHub will …

How To Keep Your Team And Make Your Startup Acquisition Succeed

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tomio Geron is head of content at startup</i> <i>Exitround</i> <i>and was previously a staff reporter for Forbes and Dow Jones VentureWire. This is part of a series of posts on the tech M&A market. Follow him on Twitter @tomiogeron.</i><p>As a founder, Kristian Segerstrale has had two successful outcomes. …