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How one woman turned her passion for tinkering into a $33 million business — without a dime of funding

Her classmates couldn't help but notice her personal style, and they asked how they could build their own. Fried started selling little kits with all the electronics they needed to get started.<p>It became a nice little business for Fried, and she saw the opportunity to turn her passion for teaching …

Startups

The 15 best movies on Netflix you've probably never heard of

There are so many movies on Netflix, however, that it can be hard to sort through them all.<p>The streaming site does a great job picking up films beyond mainstream hits. A diverse number of overlooked films are available to just about anybody. Now is a better time than ever to catch films that may …

Horror

Store Brands Aren’t Just about Price

More and more, I hear different twists of the same question from clients: Can emotion still influence buying behavior in world where the mobile internet, with real-time access to product reviews and price comparisons, is training consumers to shop purely on rational facts?<p>On the surface, it looks …

eCommerce

THE PAYMENTS INDUSTRY EXPLAINED: The Trends Creating New Winners And Losers In The Card-Processing Ecosystem

<i>This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here.</i><p>Digital disruption is rocking the payments industry. But merchants, consumers, and the companies that help move money …

FinTech

App teaches kindergartners basic computer programming, lets them craft interactive stories

Researchers in Massachusetts have created an app that teaches basic computer programming to kindergartners.<p>Children as young as 5 can use the app to craft their own interactive stories and games. They don't even have to know how to read.<p>In the free app ScratchJr, children can snap together …

How the Web is Powering The Revolution Underway in Personal Finance

<i>Vincent Turner is the founder and CEO of Planwise.</i><p>In September 2012, I had intended to write a post on how the Internet has changed personal finance. Instead, I discussed that it had yet to, given that some fundamental building blocks to enable that change were only at a nascent stage.<p>Some 18 …

Simplisafe Adds New Sensors, Services To Their DIY Home Security System

With competitors like Canary and Nest coming quickly behind, Simplisafe, a small, Boston-based security company, is pulling out the stops. After updating their software and mobile interface late last year they’ve updated their hardware and added a glass break sensor, one of the least expensive in …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Bill Gates pitches in for online education resource Graphite

The Microsoft chairman and longtime donor to educational causes partners with Common Sense Media to launch a Web site that offers free apps, games, and curricula to teachers.<p>Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates is putting his money where his mouth is. He is backing a new initiative called Graphite that is …

Education Technology

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

I started Docstoc in my 20’s, made the cover of one of those cliché “20 Under 20” lists, and today I employ an amazing group of 20-somethings. Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and …

App Store gives away popular iOS games and apps to mark its 5th anniversary (update)

Here's a little treat on a Monday morning. A number of premium iOS apps and games have been discounted to nothing over at the App Store, including the charming and mildly addictive <i>Tiny Wings</i> (and <i>Tiny Wings HD</i> for iPad), <i>Traktor DJ</i> (normally $20), <i>Superbrothers: Sword and Sworcery</i> <i>EP</i>, as well as</i> …

Waze Says Google's Future Lies With The Crowd

What is it in the Google psyche that suddenly fell in love with crowdsourcing? It’s pursuit of Waze is further proof that Google has crowd top of mind. I covered some of its initiatives here – but don’t let’s forget that Google Glass is largely a crowdsourced project.<p>You could argue that the SEO …