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Detroit Is Auctioning Off Incredible Old Homes For $1,000, But There's A Big Catch (PHOTOS)

Want to buy an incredibly cheap house in Detroit? You're in luck -- just make sure you read the fine print first.<p>A new program introduced by Mayor Mike Duggan Monday addresses one of Detroit's largest problems -- thousands of vacant and blighted houses -- by auctioning off some of the nicest ones …

3D-milled ice cubes get brief, beautiful life

3D printing is certainly all the rage these days, creating everything from bike charms to a house. But there's another technology that can create useful and beautiful shapes that's not getting quite as much attention: CNC routers. These "computer numerical control" carving machines take a design …

Top 10 NBA Plays: April 12th

The real case for Syria strikes makes sense, so why isn’t anyone making it?

By Max Fisher<p>Early last week, when Secretary of State John Kerry made the Obama administration's first public case for limited U.S. strikes against Syria, he was actually quite clear about why: because strikes to punish the Syrian government would uphold the international norm against the use of …

Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Simulating Every Round

You should be well prepared for your draft by now. It is time to get drafting, and we have your road map right here with a round-by-round mock draft simulation.<p>You have consumed The Complete 2013 Fantasy Football Primer, my comprehensive look at all the sleepers, busts and breakouts by position.<p>You …

City Trashes Crisco Can Artist Installed At Fist To 'Ease Bankruptcy Pain'

<b>Update, Monday, Aug. 4: BuzzFeed names the Crsisco can among the best street art for 2013.</b><p>In what he said was a gesture of sympathy to a bankrupt …

10 Startup Tips From Hip-Hop Lyrics

“I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man,” declared Jay Z, worth $475 million at Forbes’ last count. Rappers have long mused on wealth in their verses, and some of those lyrics can provide invaluable advice to founders.<p>The Phat Startup is dedicated to teaching entrepreneurship through hip-hop, …

Charles Barkley ‘Agrees’ With Zimmerman Verdict, Hits Media For Giving ‘Racists’ A ‘Platform To Vent Ignorance’

NBA legend <b>Charles Barkley</b> appeared on CNBC’s <i>Closing Bell</i> with <b>Maria Bartiromo</b> Thursday afternoon and shared his incredibly diplomatic views on <b>George</b> …

Golden Corral accused of unsanitary practices

All you can eat ribs -- by the dumpster.<p>A Golden Corral franchise is being accused of improper food handling after photos and a video surfaced online that claim to show unsanitary conditions at the nationwide buffet chain.<p>Separately, a Reddit user named GCWhistleblower posted photos purporting to …

Today's Apps Gone Free: Peggle, Localscope, Grid Diary And More

Meticulously aim your launcher to try and clear all of the orange pegs in PopCap's ultimate casual game, Peggle. We also have a navigation app that …

Dropbox Blows Up the Box, Connecting Every App, File, and Device | WIRED

In the vast San Francisco loft that Dropbox calls home, there’s a Lego room, a life-size plastic shark, and a Golden Gate Bridge mosaic made from …

WhatsApp “Bigger Than Twitter” With Over 200M Monthly Active Users, 8B Inbound And 12B Outbound Messages Daily

WhatsApp CEO Jan Koum was on stage today at the AllThingsD Dive Into Mobile conference in New York City, where he said that the app is now larger than Twitter by monthly active users. He wouldn’t say exactly how many the company had, just that it was north of 200 million users.<p>Koum also noted that …

My Favorite Entrepreneur Story In A Long Time

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster), a 2x entrepreneur, now VC at GRP Partners. Read more about Suster at his Startup Blog,</i> <i>BothSidesoftheTable.</i><p><i>If you don’t like it hot, use less,” he said. “We don’t make mayonnaise here.”</i><p>This morning I was reading my social media and came …

'FedEx Mobile' Now Lets Recipients Sign for and Manage Shipments

FedEx has updated its iOS app with a number of new features to make life easier for customers receiving packages. Previously, the app focused more on shippers rather than parcel recipients.<p>Customers can use the app to track shipments, receive shipment history, forward tracking results and more, …

BuddyBet Raises $3 Million to Work on Real-Money Online Social Gaming

BuddyBet, a London-based startup launched late last year, announced Tuesday that it had secured $3 million in venture capital. The company allows …

Social Gaming

Adios, Dora? Why Netflix Can Afford to Get Pickier About Its Content Deals.

When Netflix first got into the streaming video business, it went to movie studios and TV networks and bought whatever they were selling. It didn’t …

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How to Figure Out If Entrepreneurship Is for You

Most advice for aspiring business owners on whether they're cut out for entrepreneurship is nonsense, claims one founder, who offers alternative guidance.<p>Just about everyone dreams of being an entrepreneur at some point, and why not? The attractions are obvious – the independence, flexibility, …