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How Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom Spent His Year After The $1 Billion Facebook Acquisition

Facebook purchased the photo filter app 18 months after its launch for $1 billion: $300 million in cash, the rest in Facebook stock.<p>What has the year been like for Systrom since selling his company?<p>Here's what he's been up to through (how else?) Instagram photos.

Here's The Difference In Musical Tastes Between Republicans And Democrats

The poll, which was provided to Business Insider ahead of its release later Thursday, shows that both stars are widely popular with Democrats but earn poor marks with Republicans.<p>Among Democrats, 35 percent view Jay-Z favorably and 63 percent view Beyoncé favorably, compared with 31 percent and 19 …

An Eerie Tour Of The Abandoned Chinese Amusement Park That's Finally Being Torn Down

Amid these ghost towns, one of the more remarkable stories has been that of China's 'Wonderland'. This was a Disneyland styled amusement park that was being developed just outside of Beijing years ago. At time it was being touted as the largest amusement park in all of Asia.<p>Construction was …

On H&M Shoot, Beyoncé's Hair Came With Its Own Special Rules And Requirements

According to a source close to the production of the commercial, Beyoncé doesn't let anyone — not even her sponsors — decide her hairstyles. And she has different hair in every commercial. Each do was the product of Beyoncé herself and her retinue of hair handlers — the client did not have a say in …

Woman Being Rescued From The Bangladesh Rubble After 17 Days Is Nothing Short Of Miraculous

A couple of hours ago a woman was rescued from the Bangladesh factory that collapsed on April 24.<p>It's nothing short of miraculous that woman, named Reshma, was found "almost unhurt" as the death toll from the tragedy reached 1,038.<p>It's been 13 days since someone was rescued from the rubble. In all …

The NBA Sent This Tremendous Letter To A Guy Who Got Drunk And Declared For The NBA Draft

A 20-something guy on Reddit sent the NBA an e-mail on April 19th declaring his eligibility for the 2013 NBA Draft "after a few drinks."<p>Another Reddit user left this comment speculating on how the night went down, and nemoran called it "scarily accurate:"<p>"I bet I could play in the NBA..."<p>"What? …

Can Anyone Explain Why Facebook Buying Waze Isn't Just A Desperate Grab For A New Business?

This news has many people scratching their heads, wondering what Facebook is thinking.<p>Last spring, of course, another ~$1 billion acquisition by Facebook had some people scratching their head--the acquisition of revenue-less Instagram.<p>But the Instagram buy was actually brilliant.<p>Instagram was …

This Data Shows Why Brands Need To Get On Vine [THE BRIEF]

<b>Vine</b> 6-second videos get shared four times more than normal online videos, says Unruly Media. And there's even more good news for brands. According to the company's data, 4% of the top 100 viral Vines are made by brands. Only 1% of the top 100 viral online videos are made by brands.<p><b>Brooks Brothers</b> …

30% Of Passengers Leave Their Gadgets On During Takeoffs And Landings

In the last year, 30% of airline passengers left their gadgets on during takeoff or landing, according to a new study by the Consumer Electronics Association and the Airline Passenger Experience Association.<p>We first saw the news over on The New York Times.<p>Of the passengers who said they left their …

Here's A Timeline Of The US Military's Camouflage Disaster

The military's uniform trouble started, as trouble so often does, with the Marines.<p>Until the turn of the millennium, every service wore the same exact camo — as David A. Fahrenthold of The Washington Post put it: "One was green, for the woods. The other was brown, for the desert."<p>Then the Marines …

Your Boss Probably Wouldn't Pass Yale's Emotional Intelligence Assessment

Do the tests work?<p>We may not know for a few years, but, according to the researchers of the Mayer-Salovey-Caruso Emotional Intelligence Test (MSCEIT), your boss may not pass the test.David Caruso, special assistant to the Dean at Yale College and co-creator of the online assessment test, tells us …

Five apps that save you cash

Rosie Murray-West tests five smartphone apps that help supermarket shoppers spend less.<p>Can your smartphone help with your weekly shop? The App store and Android app collection bristle with products that promise to reduce your weekly shopping bills. But do they really work? The five highlighted …

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The car of the future: the tech that's coming next

Car companies have been steadily adding new features to make vehicles safer, more reliable, more environmentally friendly and more technologically …

Articles about 5 alternatives traditional headboard on Dwell.com - Dwell

Grid-scale storage may be revolutionizing the market for clean energy.<p>'Tis the season to think outside the box.<p>The standard pear-shaped incandescent bulb thatmost of us have been using for ages has a bad reputation among environmentalists...<p>On my final day in Glasgow, and alas my final day in …

5 Ways To Innovate By Cross-Pollinating Ideas

Tina Seelig details how to combine unlike concepts to create the next big thing.<p><i>Editors’ note: The following is an adapted excerpt of InGenius (Harper One) by Tina Seelig.</i><p>What happens when you cross a checkerboard with a midnight snack? You get edible checkers, sold with the motto “beat ’em and eat …