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Here's How Old You Should Be When You Start a Company, According to Science. (It's Not What You Think)

The National Bureau of Economic Research used Census data to find the average age of super-successful founders.<p>Company founders can be as young as in their teens or as old as in their 80s. But is there an ideal age you should be when you start a company? It turns out there is, and it's older than …

The ultimate, 3500-word, plain English guide to blockchain

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, I’m sure you’ve heard of Bitcoin and blockchain. After all, they are one of the most trending topics these days  —  the ultimate buzzwords of the year. Even people who’ve never mined cryptocurrency or understand how it works, are talking about it.<p>My …

Why iPhones Dominate the Market, and It's Not About the Hardware

<i>What would a competitor phone have to do to unseat the iPhone's hold right now? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by by Connie Guglielmo, Editor-in-Chief, CNET News, on Quora.</b><p>What would a …

MacBook Pro

13 apps for your iPhone that are better than the ones Apple made

Thankfully, though, the App Store is overflowing with alternative apps, many of which are better than Apple's.<p>Whether you're looking to organize your photos, get work done, or get around town, we've scoured the App Store for the best apps that are better than the default ones on your iPhone.

Apps

What's Wrong with Apple?

Apple is no longer the darling of the tech world it once was. It used to be that if you wrote something that even mildly suggested problems at the company, you were subjected to howls of execration by a seemingly endless legion of Apple fan boys. Yet clearly, those days are now over.<p>Consider this. …

Innovation

Apple is stalling for time with its new MacBooks — and Microsoft knows it

The machine's sharp, superthin screen, smart design, and innovative click wheel led Business Insider's Steve Kovach to write that "the Studio isn't a computer. It's an entirely new computing category, a sort of desktop-tablet hybrid that already has people excited."<p>When Apple gathered tech …

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Why Tim Cook is Steve Ballmer

What happens to a company when a visionary CEO is gone? Most often, innovation dies and the company coasts for years on momentum and its brand. Rarely does it regain its former glory.<p>Here’s why.<p>Microsoft entered the 21st century as <i>the</i> dominant software provider for anyone who interacted with a …

Business Strategy

Apple and the FBI are in the middle of a huge battle that could affect the privacy of millions of people — here's everything that's happened so far

In short, the FBI wants Apple to help it hack a phone it can't access because it has its passcode lock turned on.<p>The FBI says that Apple is obstructing a critical investigation with national security implications by refusing to build custom software to bypass the phone's passcode.<p>Apple says it's …

Privacy

The rise of Android’s biggest OEM: The Samsung story

It has been 75 years since Lee Byung-Chull founded Samsung with just 30,000 won (about $28). It would be fair to say that the South Korean company has come a long way since then. In the third quarter of this year Samsung cleared an operating profit of 8.12 trillion won (around $7.4 billion). Much …

10 Innovators Who Changed the World in 2013

These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our imagination by creating swarms of smart rescue robots, cars that drive themselves, and a rugged rover that could change the way we think about exploring the Red Planet.<p>These brilliant engineers, designers, and dreamers captured our …

How to: Use a password manager to have strong, unique passwords for each website

Evernote, Adobe, even Apple … just a few of the companies who have found their user data compromised by hackers in recent times. The possibility of a hacker being able to access one of your web accounts is worrying enough – but if you use the same email address and password for almost <i>all</i> the …

16 Surprising Statistics About Small Businesses

In the last 6 years, we’ve amassed a wealth of knowledge about the state of small business from our 38 million members and we never cease to be surprised. Here are 16 vital (and surprising) statistics we’ve uncovered about the small business landscape:<p>1) The SBA defines a small business as an …