But the tech industry's dirty little secret is that such jobs can be extremely demanding and stressful. Being a programmer, for instance, is so stressful that we know of instances where individuals have
Sweden’s Sqore, a startup that runs a large network of student competitions, has gotten a $3.5 million investment from Northzone, early backers of Spotify, Avito, and iZettle. Sqore, which was founded
SAN FRANCISCO — Most investors and entrepreneurs think of funding as occurring in neat stages (seed, Series A, Series B, etc.), but the reality is far blurrier. Because of that, says Bullpen Capital managing
The only things Google seemed certain of was that the campaign was massive and persistent, and that China was behind it. And not just individual hackers, but the Chinese government, which had the means
At Twitter’s Flight conference this morning, Dick Costolo’s introduced Fabric, a set of APIs aimed at developers to encourage them to build apps and services on top of the Twitter platform. In the build
Denis Duvauchelle is CEO and co-founder of Twoodo, helping your team organize itself using simple #hashtags. The essence of innovation and the foundation of many start-ups are to imitate and adapt from
Let’s start with a simple truth: three out of four startups are destined to fail. The scariest thing is, the line between success and failure is a fine one. Even if you’ve got a killer product and your
Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology
The United States says it has carried out airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid in the Iraqi town of Amerli to protect an ethnic minority that one official says faces the threat of an "imminent massacre."
When the Federal Communications Commission asked for public comments about the issue of keeping the Internet free and open, the response was huge. So huge, in fact, that the FCC's platform for receiving
Inside the surreal recruitment process of a legendary club—or something like it—at New York University It all started with a Facebook message from a dead guy. His name was Ernest Howard Crosby and his
Maurice Coyle is the CEO and co-founder of HeyStaks, a search analytics startup that helps mobile operators monetize subscriber data usage and increases conversions for e-commerce stores. Facebook went
Web developers can find it challenging to fix bugs that users report if they can’t recreate the problem themselves. But FullStory, a company started by a group of ex-Google employees, is building a product
My primary desired outcome from the work I do during my brief time on this planet is not to purchase luxury items for myself, it's to solve problems that cause suffering for billions of fellow human beings.
Facebook released Slingshot, its second attempt at an impermanent sharing app, last Tuesday. The app borrows heavily, in concept and features, from Snapchat, as well as smaller startups like Frontback
If the latest flagship smartphones are anything to go by, we can’t escape talking about displays and mobile devices. So here’s a little glimpse at a technology that might work its way into future smartphones.
Adobe has ventured where few software companies have gone. It’s now in the hardware business with the debut of Adobe Ink & Slide, a digital tablet pen and ruler set for Apple’s iPad linked to the company’s
Alexander Huls is a freelance writer who has been writing about pop culture for over five years. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Atlantic, National Post, Film School Rejects, and more.
Say hi to the proteome. Two teams of scientists are publishing today first drafts of the human proteome. The proteome is a catalog of all of the different proteins the human body makes. This is a big How
The big and bad crises that could wipe out humanity In the daily hubbub of current “crises” facing humanity, we forget about the many generations we hope are yet to come. Not those who will live 200 years
Restaurants and bars are getting smarter about the way they deal with customers these days. Providence, Rhode Island-based Swipely makes a cloud-based payments system that lets restaurants and bars crunch
Seattle-based ExtraHop, a service that offers real-time analytics based on analyzing data right off the wire instead of using software that runs on the server, today announced that it has raised a $41
Square and Box would seem to be the very epitome of every startup founder’s dream of reaching the pinnacle of entrepreneurial success. Take a kernel of an idea and turn it into a massive, multi-billion-dollar