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Jeff Bezos's onstage hint about the coming Apple, Google and Amazon product war

The voice-assistant craze is right around the corner.<p>Onstage at the <b>Code Conference</b> this week, Amazon boss Jeff Bezos stressed that Amazon was committing to "intelligent" voice assistant devices in a big way.<p>Bezos said that the company has more than 1,000 people working on the "Alexa and Echo …

Mark Zuckerberg Is a Father and He's Giving Away $45 Billion

Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the father of a baby girl named Maxima, he and wife Priscilla Chan revealed on Tuesday via a post …

Microsoft launches PowerApps, allowing you to build business apps without any coding skills

Microsoft today launched PowerApps, a new service that allows business users to easily create a basic mobile or Web-based app without requiring codes.<p>Available in preview from today, the idea behind it is to take more business apps to mobile, instead of being tied to the PC as they have been …

Ten best plank variations to keep your core strong

Want to tone your abs but bored with the static, orthodox plank position? Personal fitness trainer Scott Laidler explains the ten more exciting options that can help you change up your workout<p>The plank exercise is a staple core exercise that works everything from your abdominals, lower back, …

Jason Lemkin says "try before you buy" is a myth in enterprise SaaS

Here’s What Can Happen When a Startup Stays out of Silicon Valley

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

6 Companies that Will Have You Packing Your Bags for Phoenix

Jonathan Deesing November 10, 2015<p>Phoenix, Arizona offers more than 200 days of sunshine per year, world-class sports teams like the Arizona …

Employment

The 23 Best Biceps Exercises

Pump up your guns with these sleeve-busting biceps exercises<p>Who doesn’t love to work their guns? No one, that’s who. (Except the guys on Facebook that’ll say training your biceps is stupid.)<p><b>Related:</b> RIPTENSITY—Fast Bodyweight Workouts From <i>Men’s Health</i> That Are So Intense, They Rip Away Body Fat!<p>The …

8 tips from Siri’s cofounder: How to build a company that really matters

Practically every day a new startup launches, each with the hope of solving a particular problem its founders have identified. Whether in the consumer, enterprise, ad-tech, or publishing space, there’s always at least one innovator trying to create something unique: a so-called breakthrough service …

Oracle's Larry Ellison: IBM and SAP were our biggest competitors but 'we no longer pay any attention' to them

As expected, he talked about cloud computing and more cloud computing.<p>Oracle, like all the classic IT vendors, is madly racing after cloud computing because business customers are going gaga for it, ditching their traditional way of buying software and hardware and renting it from companies like …

Customers

How WeWork became the most valuable startup in New York City

.<p>WeWork, which has raised $969 million in funding at a $10 billion valuation, is the 11th most valuable startup in the world .<p>But Neumann, who was born in Israel and moved to the US in 2001 after serving as a navy officer in the Israeli military , had an interesting venture before he launched …

Startups

Google Ventures chief: If tech only serves 'rich white people in Silicon Valley, then we've failed'

"People talk about the redistribution of wealth a lot, which is a very valid topic," Maris told Business Insider. "But what about the redistribution of health? That's even more concentrated at the top."<p>For example, the life expectancy of people in the Central African Republic is about half of what …

PR During Regulation A+ Funding: Proceed With Caution, Experts Say

I saw a blog post from a marketing agency lead this week who was considered expert enough he’s slated to speak on a panel on Regulation A+ and alternative funding this week. (For the uninitiated, Regulation A+ is the new funding avenue now allowed by the SEC that allows growth stage companies to …

Power Couple: Hamid and Lawdan Shojaee - Phoenix Business Journal

By Hayley Ringle <br>– Reporter, Phoenix Business Journal<p>Oct 25, 2015, 10:52pm MST<p>Hamid and Lawdan Shojaee met at a wedding in Los Angeles in December …

Analytics Startup SimilarWeb Raises $25M At $400M Valuation, Wants To Be A Better Alexa

As the Internet matures and becomes more crowded with services and data, startups building services to make better and more accurate sense of what’s out there are seeing their stars rise. In the latest development, SimilarWeb, an Israeli company that provides websites and mobile app publishers with …

Venture Capitalist: The Two Most Important SaaS Startup Metrics

Jason Lemkin, Managing Director of Storm Ventures, is one of the world's most popular and respected startup advisors. Lemkin's site SaaStr.com and companion blog on Quora (saastr.quora.com) has more than 10 million views, generating more than 1 million views per month around core …

SaaS

A Founder Demystifies the Art of the Exit Strategy

Right or wrong, you'll know. In your gut.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: When do founders pull the trigger on their exit strategy?</i><p><i>Answer by Jason M. Lemkin, Co-founder and CEO of EchoSign, on Quora</i><p>First of all, having been through 3 M&A exits, 2 of them as a founder, let me just say …

Startups

Costanoa Closes $135 M Second Fund To Back Cloud, Data Startups

Costanoa Venture Capital, an early stage investment firm founded in late 2012 with $100 million to manage, enjoyed a quick score by late 2014 when …

Venture Capital

The WTF Economy

WTF?! In San Francisco, Uber has 3x the revenue of the entire prior taxi and limousine industry.<p>WTF?! Without owning a single room, Airbnb has more …

How do you build a $1 billion company?

How do you build a billion-dollar business? It’s not a linear process. When I started at Salesforce.com (CRM), we were 10 guys in a room. Our path to …

How a Venture Financing Can Implode Post-Term Sheet

I wrote a slight variant of this post a little while back and TechCrunch was gracious enough to publish it here.<p>………………..<p>We’re talked a lot about the …

Venture Capital

The 30 best boutique hotels in America

Hotels.com sent us an exclusive list of the 30 best boutique hotels in the US.<p>To come up with this list, they looked at thousands of boutique hotels around the US, and selected the 30 hotels with the highest guest review ratings.

Boutique Hotels

How Formula E can overtake F1 and help save the world

The future is going to be a fascinating one, and I'm taking my pills so I can live to see it.<p>Sir Richard Branson<p>It's absolutely the future.<p>Danny King, Virgin Racing engineer<p>"Formula E has raised the flag around the world that these cars are a viable alternative to fossil fuel dependent …

Improving Startup Accelerators (Or Anything Helping Entrepreneurs)

<i>Most startup community things suck (incubators, accelerators, schools, government initiatives, hackathons, conferences, etc). All are well intended</i> …

Facial recognition tech will exist on 123M devices by end of 2024, report says

During the next decade we’ll see a jump in the number of devices that can recognize our faces for authentication and surveillance purposes.<p>According to a new report from Tractica, annual facial recognition devices and licenses will increase from 28.5 million in 2015 to more than 122.8 million …

Surveillance

Coming soon: An API for the human genome

Gholson Lyon, a geneticist at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory recently pointed out in an article about Apple’s DNA-related ambitions that we don’t yet have a “killer app to interact with [our DNA] quickly and easily.<p>What’s missing is technology that democratizes access to the genome and makes it …

Genetics

Facebook made a huge move this week that could lead to its next billion-dollar business

Earlier this week, Facebook made a big change to its chat app, Messenger: It’s no longer requiring people to have a Facebook account to join.<p>On the surface, that’s exciting for people who don’t want to join Facebook, but still want a non-SMS-based way to communicate with their friends.<p>Mostly …