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How drones are controlled - Washington Post

MQ-1 Predator<p>First flown in 1994, it later became the first weaponized drone. Designed to conduct surveillance with powerful cameras and sensors, it can be armed with laser-guided Hellfire missiles. It often stays aloft on missions for more than 20 hours at a time and can reach an altitude of …

Be Your Own VC: How to Vet a Startup Before You Join

<i>Joe Chernov is the VP of marketing for Kinvey, a mobile back-end as a service startup in Cambridge, Mass. Joe joined Kinvey from Eloqua, where he</i> …

This Algae Battery Could Power A Tesla With 200X The Charge

In a small lab, near a lake at the edge of West Berkeley, sits the prototype of what could revolutionize battery power as we know it. The secret to this power? Algae.<p>OK, just hang with me here. Lots of research has already been done on algae’s possible power capabilities. Prototype creator Adam …

Secrets of the Top 10 Online Retailers (Infographic) | Inc.com

There's a lot that can be learned from companies like Amazon and Apple, which seem to have their e-commerce businesses down pat. But that doesn't necessarily mean they have clear advantage in this space. For example, smaller e-commerce sites have the opportunity to get to know their customer base …

Challenging the Wisdom of Crowds | Inc.com

If you've always been a skeptic about the so-called wisdom of crowds, you've got some great new ammunition.<p>A recent paper in the journal <i>Proceedings of the Royal Society</i> (I'm not making up that title) by Iain Couzin, a professor in Princeton's Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and …

How to Know You Have a Good Startup Idea: 5 Questions | Inc.com

You've thought up this hazy, partially-defined, intangible thing, that might or might not be a real product one day. So how do you know if you're onto something?<p>"Fundamentally, we are in that business of working alongside leaders to help them figure out what's worth pursuing from a design …

Entrepreneurship

Young Wall Street bankers turn to custom suits

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Wall Street

What Facebook can learn from tech’s one-time acquisition champion

One of the biggest questions following an acquisition is how the acquired company will operate in relation to its new owner. After buying WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly emphasized that the startup would remain autonomous. But, as the history of technology dealmaking shows, that …