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N3twork emerges with a new type of content app, $12M from Google Ventures, Kleiner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>The founders of startup N3twork, which officially launched on Wednesday night, say they’re trying to do no less than reinvent …

Venture Capital

Microsoft teams up with financial services industry, FBI to take down hacker botnets

It turns out Microsoft was serious when it declared war on botnets: the company just announced that its Digital Crimes Unit has successfully disrupted more than 1,400 criminal networks. The company says the action was a coordinated effort between Microsoft and the financial services industry, …

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Data For Nothing, Calls For Free: How FreedomPop Will Offer Free Phone Service

IN THE MIDDLE OF LUNCH over sushi near his West Los Angeles office, Stephen Stokols’ phone buzzes with another e-mail, bringing a smile to his face. The founder and CEO of FreedomPop has just received another batch of smartphones, used ones, to arm his company in its wild plan to upend the mobile …

$25 Gun Created With Cheap 3D Printer Fires Nine Shots

When high tech gunsmith group Defense Distributed test-fired the world’s first fully 3D-printed firearm earlier this month, some critics dismissed the demonstration as expensive and impractical, arguing it could only be done with a high-end industrial 3D printer and that the plastic weapon wouldn’t …

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Sell your data to save the economy and your future

<b>Imagine our world later in this century, when machines have got better.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessRooted in techTech finds profit in poo in DubaiBringing Lebanon's designers onlineWords of wisdomTracking Miss Daisy<p>Cars and trucks drive themselves, and there's hardly ever an accident. …

Singularity

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Shaved Fennel and Strawberry Salad Recipe

Follow us!<p>Site Feedback FAQ<p>New Year's Eve<p>Champagne Cocktail<br>• Fancy Toast Appetizers for New Year's Eve<br>• Sparkling Cocktail and Punch Recipes for New …

SPICY LENTIL SUMMER ROLLS + TRAVEL SNACKS

My backpack full of snacks:<p>kale salad: chopped lacinato kale, hard boiled eggs, parmesan, thinly sliced celery and lemon vinaigrette (extra virgin …

Healthy Eating

Root Chips | Snack Recipe

<b>Root Chips</b> <br>Serves 3 to 4<p>Ingredients: <br>1 medium purple sweet potato, peeled <br>1 medium yucca root, peeled <br>2 medium red beets <br>salt to taste <br>vegetable oil …

Recipes and Tips for Healthy Travel

The Many Ways to Prep an Artichoke

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: The secrets to the artichoke's heart.</i><p>Like all things beautiful and rare, artichokes -- the greenmarket's thorny belles -- are tough to crack. To get to …

Recipes

How to Store Greens

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: Grow up already. Store your greens like an adult.</i><p>We talk about food growing up all the time. Now, it's your turn.<p>Storing greens responsibly requires a …

Recipes

GRILLED ASPARAGUS PLATE + CILANTRO PEPITA PESTO

We're home! We'll do a small travel post on Belgium/Amsterdam, but I have been anxious to cook in my kitchen. We had an apartment rental the last leg …

Recipes

Tropical Chewy Granola Bars

The Food Lab: How To Preserve Fresh Spring and Summer Produce

I go a bit nuts every spring and summer when fresh produce is at its best. I end up buying things willy nilly, without much thought as to how I'm going to prepare, much less eat, all of it myself. After several valiant dinner parties and late night asparagus binges, I <i>still</i> find myself with far too …

Cracking the Tech Job Talent Crunch by Teaching Kids to Code

For all the parents losing sleep over their kids' prospects in such a tightfisted job market, I can see at least one recourse: teach them how to code. The earlier, the better.<p>One of the few positive trends born out by the U.S. economy in the last few years is the tremendous growth in tech jobs. …

A Web Series For Kids Aims To Be The “Elmo for Engineering”

Limor Fried created “Circuit Playground” in order to get young kids interested in hacking and making–REALLY young.<p>It’s hard to beat classic episodes of <i>Sesame Street</i> for timeless, near-universal educational appeal, but engineer and Adafruit Industries founder Limor Fried still saw an unmet need in …

Can This Man Bring Silicon Valley To Yangon?

Like a proud father, Nay Aung opens up his MacBook Air to show me the Myanmar travel website he has built. But we wait 30 seconds for the site to load, and nothing happens.<p>"Today is a particularly bad day for Internet," he says. This is life in Myanmar today: Even an Internet entrepreneur can't …

What Has Been Driving Stock Prices Up?

The U.S. stock market indices are up 15 percent so far this year. Renee Montagne talks to David Wessel, economics editor of <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, about the week in stocks. What's behind the broader rally this year, and why did things get rocky this week?<p>Transcript<p>RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:<p>For the past …

Health Insurance At 'Good Prices' Coming To Calif. Exchange

California just unveiled a wide array of choices for the 5.3 million people expected to qualify to buy coverage through its online marketplace established by the federal health overhaul.<p>It's the first disclosure of prices in the nation's most populous state for individual health insurance that …

The Recommender: Vivek Kemp, Senior Video Producer And Despiser Of Cat Beards

The three best things Fast Company‘s Senior Video Producer found on the Internet this week.<p>Vivek shows off his impressive facial hair.<p><b>Name</b>: Vivek Kemp <b><br>Role at Fast Company</b>: Senior Video Producer <b><br>Twitter</b>: thekempv <b><br>Titillating fact</b>: In high school, Vivek worked as a balloon animal artist at Hometown …

The Perks And Perils Of Launching A Massively Successful Startup

Before Twitter grew wings and Facebook went public, Lane Merrifield was figuring out how to create a safe social networking destination for kids. Club Penguin launched with a flood of traffic in 2005.<p>Lane Merrifield<p>His big idea? Recognizing early on that the Internet is an inherently social …

Fast Company posts tagged Most Creative People 2013 | Fast Company

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John Doerr: "Venture capital has changed and I need to adapt"

Regular readers know I am a total geek when it comes to the ins and outs of the venture capital business. So while we spent the bulk of our time with …

How To Be A Real Leader - Even When You're In A Fake Environment

I just read a post here on Forbes, Is Authentic Executive Presence an Oxymoron? The author, Kristi Hedges, says, in effect, <i>“I hope not, and I don’t think so – but it’s tough.”</i><p>I agree. It <i>is</i> hard to be authentic as an executive: there are many forces pushing you to be guarded, even deceptive; to …

Four simple strategies for monetizing your video content

Recently, some of YouTube’s content partners have expressed their displeasure with the returns they’ve been seeing from the video behemoth. While …