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Nine unusual places to stay

From a windmill in Greece to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the weekend somewhere out of the ordinary.<p>These unconventional travel destinations are a far cry from the standard beach holiday. From a treehouse swaying in the canopy in Spain to a converted fishing boat in France, spend the …

European Travel

Brewing a love of beer in Brussels

As the inspiration for both the US craft brewery scene and Europe’s small-batch movement, Belgium’s storied beer-making history lives on.<p>My father and I were supposed to consume as much beer, mussels and chocolate as we could stuff into an 11-hour trip to Belgium. If we happened to see some old …

European Union

The Saga of Barrett Brown: Inside Anonymous and the War on Secrecy

Alleged “hacktivist” Barrett Brown, the 31-year old mislabeled “spokesman” for the shadowy hacker collective known as <b>Anonymous</b>, faces federal charges …

How to survive a coup: Lessons from David Petraeus

In a short-attention-span, born-again world, redemption can happen in seeming nanoseconds.<p>It seems like not too long ago that David Petraeus was a …

The Birth of Datafication

Laura Snyder: The Philosophical Breakfast Club

Mobile Advertising Is a Whole Different Ball Game

A new report from IDC has pointed out that revenue made from ad networks fell behind ad revenue from mobile publishers, such as <b>Pandora</b> (NYSE:P),</b> …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Culture<p>Sean Flynn found out what people do when they think they only have moments left to live.<p>By Sean Flynn1 day agoView More<p>Hair<p>A slightly more …

Men's Fashion

14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

Festivals

Cellphones Through History: Motorola DynaTAC, iPhone & More (PHOTOS)

It’s the 40th anniversary of the device 6 billion people can’t live without. See its evolution since 1973.<p>Getty (4); AP (1)

A doctor’s office of the future? Google Ventures leads $30M investment in One Medical Group

Advertisement<p>9 Comments<p>Credit: Brian A Jackson<p>Startups offer all sorts of digital health products and services but One Medical Group is using health …

A KPI dashboard for early-stage SaaS startups

[Update 12/20/2013: I have extended the dashboard to include multiple pricing tiers and annual subscription plans. Check it out here.]<p>[Update …

By: Andrew Follett

Nino – I’ve seen a number of conflicting stats about “ideal video length” since it depends heavily on your audience and the context. For example, …

With Profitable Operations And 100K Stores On Its Platform, Retail Tech Startup Erply Shifts Into High Gear

Erply, the company that makes cloud-based and iPad-centric point of sale and inventory management software for retailers, is up against big competition: Microsoft, Oracle, and RetailPro are just some of the behemoths in the same space. But three years after its US debut, Erply tells us it is still …

Some of the Best Startups You'll Find in Czech Accelerators Right Now

Central and eastern Europe is surprisingly vibrant when it comes to startups and accelerators.<p>The Czech Republic scores highly on AngelList, and business accelerators are doing well in the country, managing to attract startups from elsewhere in the world. It has been a while since we covered …

These Startups Are Betting Everything on Bitcoin

Charlie Shrem knew it would be difficult to convince investors to fund his startup, but he never expected that he'd have to beg on camera to raise …

Gigaom | Celebrity social media firm Ad.ly predicts $5M in revenue after embracing analytics

Advertisement<p>Ad.ly is a Beverly Hills firm that charges brands to obtain social media endorsements from the likes of Mariah Carey and Kim Kardashian. …

Seth's Blog

Why prefer Coke over Pepsi or GE over Samsung or Ford over Chevy?<p>In markets that aren't natural monopolies or where there are clear, agreed-upon …

Is this a new golden age for ticket touts?

It's Saturday night on Shaftesbury Avenue in London's West End. A crowd of young men jostle by, dressed as jockeys. Italian tourists stare anxiously …