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Preparing Your Culture to Move Beyond Agile Development

How can companies and organizations build in innovation today beyond agile development? Agile methods are evolving from the basic Scrum and Kanban …

Fourteen weird and wonderful family hotels

If family holidays are starting to make you yawn then why not put the vroom into your room by booking something more unusual?<p>The big wide world has dreamed up a range of weird and wonderful overnight experiences for all the family; here are 14 of the best.<p>1. Bizarre bedrooms in Propeller Island …

The 15 Best Movies You Probably Didn't See This Year

The best movies aren't always the ones that are highly publicized.<p>Our friends over at crowdsourced rankings website Ranker came out with a list of the best movies you may not have seen this year. Check out these 15 movies and you'll be a film buff in no time.<p>Benedict Cumberbatch stars as British …

Don't look now, but VICE is about to get even bigger

VICE Media wants to take over the world -- and love them or hate them, they might just pull it off.<p>At a $2.5 billion valuation -- which is high for a …

Everybody sucks, except Matt Taibbi

In the days since Matt Taibbi quit Pierre Omidyar's quarter billion dollar media startup, two things have become clear.<p>The first is that Taibbi's …

Colin Edwards announces retirement

<b>THE</b> 'Texas Tornado' Colin Edwards has announced today during the Circuit of the America's press conference that he is to retire from motorbike racing …

An iPhone Accessory To Make You Stop Using Your iPhone

This holiday concept from Wolff Olins reminds us to back away from our phones and spend some time with our loved ones.<p>If we had one mass societal realization in 2013–beyond the fact that privacy as we know it is dead–it’s that we need to unplug. All of these convenient screens have sucked our …

The Timeless Box Sends Your Gifts Through Time And Space

Gift giving is very anticlimactic. You hand something over, the recipient tears it open, and you’re done. Maybe there are hugs exchanged, maybe some high fives. Whatever. Cheetos, beer, and football the rest of the night.<p>But get a load of the Timeless Box. It’s an $100 aluminum (or titanium) box …

Nextdoor Talks Growth, Now Being Used In One In Six Neighborhoods In The US

Nextdoor, the fast-growing startup that has been compared to a Facebook for your neighborhood, has revealed some new numbers today in a TCTV interview with co-founder and CEO Nirav Tolia and Greylock partner and Nextdoor investor Josh Elman. As Tolia tells us, Nextdoor just launched its 25,000th …

Tim Draper Wants To Split California Into Pieces And Turn Silicon Valley Into Its Own State

TechCrunch has learned about noted technology investor Tim Draper’s plan to split California into six separate states, including a Northern California slice appropriately named “Silicon Valley.”<p>Draper shared his vision with TechCrunch tonight. He says he’s submitting a polished version to the …

2013's Best Performing American Cities

Weak U.S. card security made Target a juicy target

Experts predict even bigger, more damaging thefts of credit card data in future.<p>NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. is the juiciest target for hackers hunting credit card information. And experts say incidents like the recent data theft at Target's stores will get worse before they get better.<p>That's in part …

Amazon tipped to launch online wholesale store called Pantry in 2014

While Amazon has no shortage of rivals, it's now reportedly gearing up to take on big players in the warehouse store business, like Costco. According to <i>USA Today's</i> anonymous sources, Amazon is prepping the launch of an online service called Pantry that'll initially carry around 2,000 common grocery …

Cloud Services Aggregator Jolicloud 2 Arrives with Combined Drive and Home, Feedly Integration

Jolicloud 2 is now available in open beta and introduces a number of new features to the cloud service aggregator, such as a unified approach to accessing different storage and content services.<p>If you’re unfamiliar with Jolicloud 2, you can think of it as a bit like an iGoogle replacement – but …

Xbox Can Hear You Curse and Will Scold You For It

Shouting profanities while slowly losing to an 11-year-old in Call of Duty is a rite of passage for gamers everywhere. But the symbiotic relationship …

Associated Press News

State successes show ACA can work

With all the waves of bad news about the Obamacare website and the canceled policies, it would be easy to conclude that nothing in this law will ever work — that it’s just too big and complicated and messy.<p>But that’s not the complete picture of the Affordable Care Act rollout. There are a few …

Lost Luggage? Airlines Have Got A Brand New (Electronic) Tag

With holiday travel right around the corner, many Americans will have to decide whether to carry on or to check their baggage. Each decision comes with its own hassles.<p>By 2014, airlines are hoping to make you sweat less when you decide to check your bags. They will introduce an electronic tag …

Tickle A Far-Away Friend With These High-Tech Friendship Bracelets

Bond is a “tiny touch module” that you’d wear either as a bracelet or necklace. You have one and your friend has one. When you feel like expressing …

25 Apps to Save You Money

Are you member of "Generation Procrastination"? If your savings account and retirement plan are gathering virtual cobwebs, you probably are.<p>A recent …

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

• Different kids with different levels of preparation come into a math class. Some of these kids have parents who have drilled them on math from a young age, while others never had that kind of parental input.<br>• On the first few tests, the well-prepared kids get perfect scores, while the unprepared kids …

Here are 5 ways iOS 7 can help the enterprise

Since the release of the first beta release to developers in June 2013, iOS 7 has been making news in the tech world. With the public release just a …

Google Launches Maps Engine Pro For The Enterprise

Google has unveiled a new offering for its Maps product in the business setting as part of its vision into making it the next productivity tool. Starting today, companies can use Maps Engine Pro to better marry location and their data in order to “visualize and share” it on a map.<p>The service costs …

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams Lays Out His Plan For The Future Of Media

Twitter Co-Founder Evan Williams has an ambitious new plan: to shift our daily reading habits away from consuming incremental news bites and towards engaging with enlightened ideas curated by an intelligent algorithm. Ordinarily, such a goal would seem utopian, were it not for the fact that …

Apple Releases OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with Mail and Wi-Fi Fixes

Apple today released OS X Mountain Lion 10.8.5 with a few minor fixes. The update address an issue with the Mail app, AFP file transfer performance over Wi-Fi and a screensaver bug.<p>The previous version of Mountain Lion, version 10.8.4, came out in June. Apple is gearing up to release OS X …

Here Are The 5 Startups From Turner's Media Camp Accelerator Demo Day

Turner Broadcasting held its second demo day today in San Francisco for its Media Camp accelerator. After three months of working with the media giant and its subsidiary networks, five startups took the stage to make their pitch in front of investors and the media. For two hours, all of the …

What The Frack? This Great Video Explains Everything You Need To Know About Fracking

What might compel people to click share on the video?<p>• An easy-to-comprehend visual treatment of what fracking looks like. The video shows how a well …

Borrow These 5 Smart Startup Habits To Maximize Your Productivity

Startups create systems of efficiency to make organizations maximally awesome. That works for individuals, too.<p>“Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the art of creating systems that generate more value for less effort,” Contently cofounder Shane Snow writes on LinkedIn. “Startups realize that the …