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23 startups that became unicorns in 2017, scoring valuations of $1 billion or more

A year ago, the venture capital industry looked like it was going to tighten its belt and bring valuations back to earth. But in 2017, venture investment continued to flow heavily and is on track to match or exceed dollars deployed in 2016, says PitchBook, a database that tracks such deals.<p>Mega …

Venture Capital

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

Canada

The 20 best sci-fi and fantasy films on Netflix

<b>From epic space adventures and wisecracking superhero capers to post-apocalyptic thrillers and existential mindbenders, there should be something for</b> …

Anonymous app Whisper lays off 20% of staff to survive

Startups are dying all over the place as last year’s investment cool-off leads many to run out of cash. But Whisper refuses to race into the graveyard like fellow anonymous social apps Secret and Yik Yak. A source told TechCrunch that Whisper experienced layoffs this week, and after requesting …

Startups

Will technology kill fine dining?

<b>OPINION:</b> Will you still visit a fancy restaurant if it offers takeaway food delivered to your door?

Hospitality

Here's 7 Pancakes From Around The World That Will Change The Way You Think About Pancakes

Which one would you eat?

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SoftBank's Son Chases Boyhood Dreams With $100 Billion Fund

When Masayoshi Son was a boy growing up on Japan’s southern island of Kyushu, he kept a notebook to scribble down new inventions he hoped to create …

Venture Capital

Steve Case: We're at a pivotal point in the Internet's history

Entrepreneur Steve Case, co-founder of AOL, took on a different role at SXSW: history professor and Internet savant.<p>In a keynote speech on Saturday in Austin, Case recalled his early days as an Internet pioneer and gave his predictions for its future.<p>Case -- who now heads up Washington, D.C. based …

Entrepreneurship

Meet Instant AppMachine, a Speedy Mobile App Builder

Running a small business is challenging, not only when it comes to designing and managing the best product or service, but also when it comes to presenting your creation to the public. When compared to large companies, there’s certainly less help available for critical processes like establishing a …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

I tried a brain-altering wearable that allows users to change their moods on demand

The ambiance of the luxury suite on the 14th floor of the Wynn Hotel is at once both sybaritic—the remains of a generous lunch are visible piled on a large tray as I enter the door—and clinical, with an array of wires, patches, electrodes in evidence scattered on tables and other flat surfaces. It …

The Brain

Why You Should Roast a Ton of Vegetables This Weekend

If you're going to roast vegetables, you might as well roast a large batch. Here's why.<p>Want to organize your week's meals, knock out an easy cooking project, and get a head-start on eating healthier? One of the easiest weekend kitchen tasks you can check off your list is to <b>roast a large batch of</b> …

Food