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UNDER 35 AND CRUSHING IT: Meet the most ambitious young founders in New York who are building the next giant companies

In fact, some of the coolest new companies on the east coast are being built by people who are in their 20s and 30s.<p>Culled from our list of the 2015 Silicon Alley 100, here are dozens of startup founders and CEOs doing amazing things in New York tech and beyond — and they're all under 35.

Astondoa Top Deck 51

Luiz de Basto sees himself as a creative type in a world of compliance officers. When he designed the Top Deck 51 as the second model in the …

The best and worst airline and hotel rewards programs

If you’re going to participate in a loyalty program, make it Alaska’s Mileage Plan or Marriott’s Rewards plan. They topped the latest US News & World …

Why It's Harder to Lose Weight Now Than 30 Years Ago

People are 10 percent heavier than they were in the 1980’s. What gives?<p>A recent study, highlighted in <i>The Atlantic</i>, compared diet and exercise …

This is why your CEO makes more than 300 times your pay

This week I got called a bully.<p>What provoked the name-calling was a Securities and Exchange Commission vote on Wednesday to adopt regulations …

One of Silicon Valley's top investors just eviscerated the 'subprime unicorn' boom in tech

In an opinion piece in the Financial Times published late on Friday, Moritz, a partner at Sequoia Capital, says that many startups recently valued at $1 billion (£650 million) or above "seem the flimsiest of edifices."<p>When Moritz talks, people sit up and listen. The "Welsh wizard" is one of the …

5 Predictions For The World In 2039

You will probably live to see a time when we can make backup copies of your brain.<p>Natalia Hatalska says there are two types of people in the world: those “who take one day at a time” and “those who have a vision, look far ahead [and] see its opportunities and threats.” She puts herself in the …

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen

Convergence In The Internet Of Things Is Priming The Tech World For A Major Cultural Shift

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Artyom Astafurov is the chief innovation officer at DataArt and co-founder of DeviceHive.</i><p>To anyone who is tuned into the tech world, it should not come as earth shattering news that machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and the Internet of Things have hit a major convergence point in …

Privacy in the Internet of Things Era

<i>Wojtek Borowicz, community evangelist at Estimote, freelance writer and a strong believer in the Internet of Things.</i><p>We’ve already entered the Internet of Things: a world where everything is connected, with billions of devices storing and exchanging data about each other and about their users – i.e. …

Fusion Tables

The Fusion Table is every guy´s dream, a dining/pool table your wife/girlfriend could live with! The unique product is a dining table and pool table …

Pool Table

Furtif Evercut Knives

These beautiful Stealth knives by Furtif are the Chef´s new secret weapon. The eye-catching Furtif Evercut Knifes feature funky fractal handles that …

Knives

Radinn Electric Wakeboard

Swedish company Radinn has developed an electric-powered wakeboard that eliminates the need for a motor boat to be towed along with! The lightweight …

Wakeboarding

Machine Era Wallet

After an amazingly successful Kickstarter campaign(raised almost $250,000!), the Machine Era Wallet is now available for purchase. The minimalist …

How Severe Is Our Screen Addiction?

For many people, staring at screens is a simple daily occurrence: our jobs require use of a computer and many of us have smartphones that connect to …

Paleo

It Takes Purpose to Become a Billionaire

What do billionaires have in common? What is it that they do better than anyone else? Why do we admire them, or their companies’ products and services, so much?<p>I’ve spent some time trying to identify common traits in the <i>Forbes</i> list of billionaires and other similar lists of the world’s wealthiest. …

The Dell Deal Explained: What a Successful Turnaround Looks Like

You’re CEO of a once great company, now beleaguered on all sides by competitors and a rapidly changing industry. How do you get back on top?<p>That’s the question Michael Dell has been asking himself since 2007, when he retook the top job at the computer company he founded in 1984. And last year, he …

Airbnb sets its sights on the Chinese tourism boom

If you haven’t used Airbnb yet, you probably know someone who has—or at least you will soon, if the San Francisco-based startup and “sharing economy” paragon, which matches up hosts and travelers online, has its way. Now Airbnb is focusing its attention on Asia, where a newly-prosperous middle …

Startup founders are better off with a college degree

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Vivek Wadhwa here.</i><p>Frustrated that Silicon Valley’s entrepreneurs “were not on focused on breakthrough technologies that will take civilization to the next level,” Peter Thiel announced the Thiel Fellowship in September 2010. He paid children …

Inside Twitter’s plan to go public as quickly and quietly as it can

Twitter would like to go public as quietly as possible. And to do that, it will go public as quickly as possible, too.<p>The clock started yesterday when the company tweeted that it had filed paperwork for an IPO. But the confidential filing actually happened a few weeks ago, according to someone who …

Sun-powered eco-friendly grill burn past its Kickstarter goal

SolSource raised more than three times its Kickstarter goal to cook anything under the sun — by using the sun.<p>SolSource is a sun-powered grill. It heats up in minutes, and the grill itself is made from sustainable, recyclable materials. It is produced by One Earth Designs, an organization founded …

New York City’s Culture Will Shape the Next Tech Sector

When we first decided to move the headquarters of our software company from Atlanta, we didn’t think of Silicon Valley. In fact, Silicon Valley wasn’t even on our short list. At Infor, we chose New York City.<p>There are many reasons why Silicon Valley might have been a top contender: for years, it’s …

10 Angel Investors to Watch

Angel investors are a critical part of the funding for many startups. They swoop in with money, connections and advice and can be just the thing your …

Startups

Top New York VC Joshua Kushner has a new company, Oscar, that wants to change health care

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: David Yellen<p>Joshua Kushner, investor and founder of New York-based investment firm, Thrive Capital and well known for …

Tableau takes its data-analysis software to the cloud

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Tableau Software, the poster boy for next-generation analytics software and, now, Wall Street darling, is taking to the cloud …

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FORTUNE — Goldman Sachs’s profits in the second quarter more than doubled from a year earlier to $1.9 billion, propelled by a surge in stock and bond offerings. Trading revenues were up as well from a year ago, but down from the first quarter, perhaps showing how the recent rise in interest rates …