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Snapchat's Not So Social Bet on Content

<i>Nick is the founder and CEO of Delmondo and Content Marketing Manager at Percolate. He works with brands and startups improving their digital marketing and social media strategy, focusing on branded content. He put the first Instagram Video on TV for Oprah and is a frequent speaker and writer.</i><p>This …

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Byron Trott: The billionaires' banker

Byron Trott vividly recalls the day he became Warren Buffett’s investment banker.<p>It was February 2002, and he’d recently received a call from Hank …

Longtime U.S. diplomat under federal counterintelligence probe

<b>(CNN)</b> - FBI agents searched the home of veteran diplomat and Pakistan expert Ambassador Robin Raphel in October as part of a counterintelligence investigation, three U.S. government officials told CNN.<p>As part of the investigation, Raphel's State Department office was searched and sealed, two of the …

What Happens To Our Brains When We Exercise And How It Makes Us Happier

There’s more to the mood-boosting properties of exercise than endorphins.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This is one of the most-read leadership articles of 2014. Click here to see the full list.</i><p>Exercise has been touted to be a cure for nearly everything in life, from depression, to memory loss, Alzheimer’s …

New Applications Struggle As Smartphone Users Spend More Time With Their Favorite Apps

Boston-based Localytics has released a study today showing that users are spending more time in their existing smartphone applications compared to a year previously. A strong showing for social networks, health, and fitness apps emphasize the increasingly connected and personal focus of the …

Small

A Note on Smallness<p>There’s this pattern in internet communities called The 1% Rule, which looks like this:<p>So in any given website:<p>1% create all the …

Why Is Going Public So Costly?

Markit Ltd. (ticker MRKT) sold 53.5 million shares on Thursday, June 19, at an offer price of $24 each, raising $1.28 billion. The company is a financial data provider with expertise in financial derivatives, including credit default swaps. Unusually, all of the shares came from existing …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

10-year Treasury yield rises to highest in a month

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Treasury prices fell Tuesday, sending the 10-year note TMUBMUSD10Y, -1.83% yield to its highest in a month ahead of a round …

Economics

What Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report Means For The Future Of Content

Each and every stat that came out of the 2014 Internet Trends Report is extremely interesting, to say the least. Mary Meeker and KPCB have spent …

10 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Productivity Experiments

Over the last 12 months I have conducted countless productivity experiments on myself, interviewed some of the most productive people in the world, …

Billion Dollar Club: Lessons Learned From Uber's Mega Round

In four years, Uber’s valuation has gone from $0 to a stratospheric $18 billion.<p>It seems kind of crazy. But keep in mind that the mobile opportunity is massive.<p>So what are some of the takeaways? What can entrepreneurs learn about the tremendous success of Uber?<p>Let’s take a look:<p><b>Mike Lazerow, CMO,</b> …

Alibaba Is Not A Threat To US Internet Companies

Everybody loves superlatives, and it is definitely Superlatives Week for the tech press. Alibaba’s IPO will represent “surely one of tech’s largest ever” Kara Swisher of Re/code intoned. Heather Somerville and Brandon Bailey of the San Jose Mercury News said that the company would have “an …

A Dozen Things I have Learned from Jeff Bezos

<b>1. “Percentage margins are not one of the things we are seeking to optimize. It’s the absolute dollar free cash flow per share that you want to</b> …

Bitcoin begins inching into travel as an alternative means of payment

The digital currency Bitcoin is inching its way into the travel purchasing process, as OTA CheapAir.com and space specialists Virgin Galactic have …

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Bitcoin Black Friday

Mark your calendars -- this holiday season is the first ever Bitcoin Black Friday, an online shopping and charitable giving extravaganza just for …

Let Me Tell You Something About The Internet Bubble ...

Matt Yglesias makes an important point here: Almost everyone talking about how there's a tech bubble these days has no recollection of what the late '90s was like. It was orders of magnitude more crazy.<p>Let me just share some observations, memories, and personal experiences from that time.<p>- The …

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28 Extraordinary Women In New York Tech

They founded cool companies, nabbed high-power positions, created groups to support each other, and invested in companies like Tumblr and Pinterest.

Twitter’s Geography: Visualized and Explained

Twitter’s CEO Dick Costolo has called the popular microblogging service “the pulse of the planet.” With a little less than eight percent of the …

MAULDIN: Japan Is On The Brink Of Disaster

<b>The Mother Of All Painted-In Corners</b><p><i>Alice laughed: "There's no use trying," she said; "one can't believe impossible things."</i><p><i>"I daresay you haven't had much practice," said the Queen. "When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible</i> …

Economics

LinkedIn is 10 Years Old: Here's How it Changed the Way we Work

Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley’s biggest and well-known companies. It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and now it has grown up to become a successful public company with more than 225 million members and nearly $325 million …

Alibaba Seen Avoiding Facebook Flop With IPO Below $100 Billion

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. doesn’t want to be the next Facebook Inc. -- at least for its prospective initial public offering. The world’s biggest …

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Goldman Sachs’ Anthony Noto On What To Look For In A CFO

Anthony Noto, the global co-head of Goldman Sachs’ global telecommunications, media and technology group in investment banking, took the stage at this morning’s TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2013 event to talk about the IPO market, trends, and other topics related to tech companies going public. In one …

Amazon doesn’t reveal what it makes on cloud computing, but here’s the number, anyway

Amazon is famously reticent about sales figures, dribbling out clues without revealing actual numbers. But it appears the company has left enough hints to, finally, discern how much revenue it makes on its cloud computing business, known as Amazon Web Services, which provides the backbone for a …

How Netflix CEO Reed Hastings Sees the Future: Netflix Wins, Apps Win and So Do HBO, ESPN and the Cable Guys

Fresh off a triumphant earnings report, and with investors once again clamoring for his shares, Reed Hastings has something to say.<p>A lot to say: The …

Browns owner's company in trouble

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A Pilot Flying J employee told investigators that CEO Jimmy Haslam, also the owner of the Cleveland Browns, knew about rebate …

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