Leslie Georgatos

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Election Update: The State Of The States

<i>Want these election updates emailed to you right when they’re published? Sign up</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>The polls are coming in fast and furious — and there are signs …

Mark Zuckerberg talks about the future of Facebook, virtual reality and artificial intelligence

<b>Mathias Döpfner: Mark, on Facebook we learned that you were jogging at the Brandenburg Gate this morning. How was it?</b><p><b>Mark Zuckerberg:</b> It was good. It was the first time I have gone running in snow in 20 years. Whenever I go to a new city, in order to help get on the right time zone and actually get …

Artificial Intelligence

How the world’s ultra-rich make their money

A new global rich-list published by research company Hurun reveals the industries that excelled the most over the past year – and which industries …

OK, California campers: Ready, set, reserve

If you snooze Tuesday morning, you will lose.<p>A series of target moments arrive at 7, 8 and 9 a.m. on March 1 for campsite reservations at state parks across California — including Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin, trail camps in the Santa Cruz Mountains and national forests in the Sierra …

National Parks

XL: Obama Takes the Fall for Hillary

Yesterday, in a nationally televised announcement, President Obama rejected Transcanada's application for the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have extended the existing Keystone system across the Canadian border in order to transport bitumen (a hydrocarbon product derived by a heat process) south …

15 Thanksgiving Cocktail Recipes to Liven Up Your Holiday

The turkey is in the oven, table is set, potatoes are mashed and all your guests have arrived. Okay, not for a little bit, but we’re giving you some Thanksgiving recipes and ideas a little early this year. There’s only one thing left to do and that’s mix up a cocktail (that is, if you don’t already …

Experts are hailing this exotic fruit that tastes like pulled pork as a 'miracle' crop, which could save millions from starvation

On the outside, this giant fruit resembles something out of the Jurassic era and emits a sweet yet putrid stench.<p>But don't be fooled: The fruit, known as a jackfruit, is being hailed as a "miracle" crop that could save millions from starvation. And the unique fruit inside of it is just the …

South-east Asia

6 ​unusual ​habits of ​exceptionally ​creative ​people

I expend a huge amount of my time and energy writing books and articles and working to keep my company innovative. I've developed an obsession with some of history's most creative minds in the hope that I might learn some tricks to expand my own creative productivity.<p>Some of the things I've learned …

Creativity

The ultimate guide: How to become a UX Designer

But a formalized university education certainly doesn’t hurt. Unfortunately, you won’t find a huge selection of formal UX university programs, but you can certainly break into the field with a related degree in psychology, human-computer interaction, graphic design, visual design, UI design, and …

Brit Morin launched her fabulous career by answering a Craigslist ad from Apple

Last week, she announced that her startup, Brit + Co, raised $20 million in funding.<p>Her home/fashion/crafts site, which combines a blog with ecommerce and online learning, is now serving 12 million people a month. And on Friday, she launched the #IAMCREATIVE foundation, which will offer grants of …

Startups

Amazon Made This Man Wealthy — Here's How His New Company Will Try To Take It On

Quidsi's founders, Marc Lore and Vinit Bharara, made a killing, but the sale wasn't entirely sweet.<p>Before the acquisition, Amazon had more-or-less declared a pricing war against Diapers.com. Amazon started offering deep discounts on diapers. Not long after Amazon started its aggressive price …

eCommerce

30 Under 30: The Top Young Investors Of Venture Capital

To build a transformative new company, entrepreneurs need more than a big idea. The job often takes years of focus and grueling work. So when founders look to raise money to help grow their businesses, they traditionally look to venture capitalists with battle scars, longtime investors who’ve built …

Top hotels and resorts in the world

As travelers, it's sort of par for the course to have a running knowledge of favorite places to stay when traveling abroad. Whether it's a five-star resort on a secluded island, or a cozy bed and breakfast overlooking a stunning mountain range, everyone has a favorite place to call a home away from …

5 Best Ways for Funding a Startup

With many new ways to raise money for start-up businesses these days, it can often be difficult to choose what type of funding is the right fit for you. Fortunately, understanding your different options is pretty simple.<p>For many, the decision about whether or not now is the right time to start a …

Small Business

33 Gifts The iPhone Addict In Your Life Will Want

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10 Technologies To Be Thankful For During Holiday Travel Season

As we move into the holiday season, the idea of travel begins to cause many of us sleepless nights: We have visions of highway traffic jams, long airport layovers, even longer flights and–that nightmare of nightmares—the winter storm that leaves our best-laid plans in total disarray.<p>There is some …

Real Estate Joins Brazil’s Big Startup Industries

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Ruvolo is a</i> <i>freelance writer and editor of RedLightR.io and RioChromatic.com.</i><p>Add real estate to the industries that have captured the attention of venture investors in Brazil.<p>Real estate marketplace VivaReal recently raised a $41.3 million Series C with Spark Capital and Lead …

LEAKED: Internal Uber Deck Reveals Staggering Revenue And Growth Metrics

How much revenue is Uber already generating? How many active users does it have, and how many people are driving for it in cities around the world?<p>Business Insider obtained an internal Uber presentation that's nearly 60 pages long last week that was produced in early 2014. In it, there's …

San Francisco

Trek-worthy gifts for outdoor adventurers

Going gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap.<p>To help you out with your holiday shopping, Cult of Mac waded through the endless lists of camping and …

Backpacking

16 Best Entrepreneurship and Business Leadership Articles of the Year

Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these popular posts on entrepreneurship and leadership are absolute must-reads.<p>Learn how to transform your life for the better with 16 of the Web’s favorite entrepreneurship and leadership articles from this year. Guaranteed to encourage and inspire, these …

How Do Successful Entrepreneurs Make Marketing Decisions?

When somebody asked me that the other day, my first reaction was:<p><i>“The same way we make all our decisions, I guess. Every day is one long string of decisions and, when you’re the owner of the business, most decisions eventually fall on you. The important ones, anyway.”</i><p>Since there are hundreds and …

44 Best Mobile Apps and Tools for Social Media Marketers

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>You get a ton done when you’re at your computer, speeding away on the day’s social media strategy.<p>Might there be a way to wring some productivity when you’re away from your desk?<p>Mobile apps and tools can make it so a marketer’s entire day is filled …

Here’s Your Focus for the First 30, 60, and 90 Days as a Startup Product Manager

What should a Product manager at a startup focus on in the first 30, 60 and 90 days?<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What should a Product manager at a startup focus on in the first 30, 60 and 90 days?</i><p><i>Answer by Rian van der Merwe, Product Strategy & Design, on Quora,</i><p><b>30 days: Understand</b> …