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How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Kids Love Snapchat Because They See Facebook Like Adults See LinkedIn

Kids are in a petri dish, where their every social post can be scrutinized and used against them. That’s why disappearing media startup Snapchat is important, says its investor, Benchmark‘s Bill Gurley. Teens don’t want their daily lives permanently recorded. Gurley said at TechCrunch Disrupt …

14 Jeff Bezos Quotes That Show Why Amazon's Boss Is A Total Genius

He's building a mysterious 10,000-year clock in a West Texas cave.<p>Earlier this year, he bought the Washington Post for $250 million.<p>You wouldn't want to get on his bad side.<p>Bezos achieved so much success by being incredibly smart and business savvy, and so we rounded up some quotes that show his …

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From Sprint And TechStars To The FDA, A Look At The Changing Landscape Facing Health Startups

The health-care industry in the U.S. is broken, and considering the industry itself represents some 18 percent of the U.S. economy, it’s a sizable problem. While other sectors have begun to adapt, health care has managed to resist change — particularly the technology-based variety. Meanwhile, 30 …

At One of Tech’s Hottest Startups, a Huge New Office Aims Small | WIRED

The day before Twitter revealed the plan for its big Wall Street debut, the inventor of the popular social networking service had his eye on …

Meet the Morons Who Caused the Shutdown

There have been Congresses more irresponsible, though not many of them. There have been lazier Congresses, more vicious Congresses, and Congresses less capable of seeing forests for trees. But there has never been in a single Congress -- or, more pre...<p>There has never been a single House of the …

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Banks hail 'new era of competition'

With banks making £139 from each current account, the launch of "seven-day switching" today may inject much-needed competition.<p>A "new era of competition and choice" for the UK's 49 million current account holders has dawned with a guarantee which enables consumers to ditch their old bank and switch …

GE's Silent MRI Scanner Has Hit The Market

Quiet scans for everyone!<p>MRI scanners do a good job of imaging the brain to help doctors find potential health problems. But the experience of actually sitting in one leaves something to be desired. Aside from being cramped and claustrophobic, MRI scanners can get LOUD.<p>Case in point, listen to this:<p>…

Stanford and Its Startups

Stanford University is a wealthy school. Its seventeen-billion-dollar endowment exceeds the G.D.P. of Jamaica. But the university, which is constantly under construction, is surrounded by even greater wealth: Facebook is to the north, Apple to the south, Google to the east, Sand Hill Road to the …

John Sculley Just Gave His Most Detailed Account Ever Of How Steve Jobs Got Fired From Apple

After years of silence, former Apple CEO John Sculley has recently been moving more into retrospective mode. On Thursday, Sculley gave perhaps his fullest public account ever of the circumstances surrounding Apple’s firing of Steve Jobs, spending eight extemporaneous and uninterrupted minutes on …

These tiny manmade structures are amazingly strong

Engineers have built super small structures with hollow ceramic scaffolds that mimic the lightweight—and very strong—skeletons of organisms such as …

Aqua regia, literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold

<b>Aqua regia,</b> literally meaning “King’s water”, is a highly corrosive mixture of acids; it is the only mixture of acids that can dissolve gold.<p>Hungarian chemist George de Hevesy dissolved the nobel prizes of his peers in aqua regia during the German invasion of Denmark in WWII to prevent Nazis from looting the prizes. He placed the liquid solution of gold and aqua regia in plain sight where it was overlooked. After the war had ended, de Hevesy returned to precipitate the gold out of the mixture. …