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How to be a smarter reader | Oliver Burkeman

There's plenty of advice out there to help you read more – but what about how to get more from what you read? Here's how

Next Silicon Valleys: How did California get it so right?

<b>From Hewlett-Packard to Google, from Apple to Intel - the many start-ups created in Silicon Valley have helped define the modern world.</b><p>The area - surrounding San Francisco Bay in northern California - has arguably been the world's supreme entrepreneurial hotspot, generating a seemingly endless …

Silicon Valley

Matthew McConaughey: from prince of the romcom to Oscar contender

With the Academy Awards taking place on 2 March, a once almost unthinkable name has edged to the front of the best actor pack: Matthew McConaughey, once the bronzed clown prince of the romcom. His film Dallas Buyers Club, which hits British cinemas this weekend, has already won him top prizes at …

The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Meet Jesse Cohn, The 33-Year-Old Hedge Fund Investor Laying Siege To Silicon Valley

In 2006, a 26-year-old senior tech analyst at a hedge fund walked into the office of a stressed out Harry Knowles and told the then 76-year-old CEO of Metrologic Instruments that he needed to sell the bar-code scanning systems maker he founded to a private equity firm. The hedge fund that employed …

You Can Explain eBay's $50 Billion Turnaround With Just This One Crazy Story

Between 2005 and 2007, its stock price was cut in half and its market cap shrank by $30 billion.<p>In October 2007, eBay admitted that Skype, a company it had acquired for $2.5 billion two years earlier, was actually worth less than half of that.<p>During the third quarter of 2007, eBay lost money for …

Startups