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You don’t need to build technology to start a technology company

“In the olden days,” says Ben Holmes, a partner at Index Ventures, “you’d raise money and you’d build an interesting stack of technology that was hard to replicate. Your competitive advantage was technologically originated.”<p>No more. “Nowadays, there are very, very few [businesses],” he says, “where …

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The First Key to Mastery: Finding Your Life's Task | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Robert Greene’s book</i> Mastery. <i>Last time he talked about the importance of the Apprenticeship Phase in gaining</i> …

Birst's Google-like business intelligence searching comes to NetSuite's finance software

Cloud-based sales and finance software provider NetSuite thinks business intelligence should be as easy as finding an answer by searching Google.<p>The company announced today that it will now let customers set up a free “express” version of Birst’s cloud-based business intelligence tools. Birst is …

Shop Till You Drop

Inside Flipboard / December 2, 2013<p>You could call us at Flipboard shopping-obsessed. Whether it’s a tiny boutique in Seattle with the best vintage …

Mint now lets you keep track of Bitcoins with its personal finance apps

Now that Bitcoin has taken root in daily financial transactions, those who fancy the digital currency need a way to easily keep an eye on the tally. Well, for the folks that meet that criteria, Mint now lets users keep track of transactions with the help of Coinbase. This means that Bitcoin Wallet …

Next wave of super-rich heading for London as new crises bite

LONDON (Reuters) - Political and financial upheaval in some of the world’s largest emerging economies is driving a new wave of rich migrants to London’s supercharged property market as a place to park their wealth, data from a leading real estate agency showed on Friday.<p>The five bedroomed property …

The Emerging Bitcoin Civil War

A civil war is emerging between Bitcoin's earliest and most libertarian adopters, and a more commercial wing seeking to embrace regulation as a means of legitimizing Bitcoin businesses.<p>The divide came into focus this week with two key events events. One was a hearing on Bitcoin regulation by the …