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12 Business Incubators Changing The World

YCombinator

L.A.'s Soho House Turns 5: Membership Rejections, Success Secrets Revealed in Oral History

This story first appeared in the April 10 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

When Soho House made its Hollywood debut five years ago this …

Los Angeles

In Living Color: The Oral History

The writers, producers, executives, and stars of the groundbreaking sketch comedy series reveal all in honor of the 25th anniversary of its premiere.

In early 1990, Jim Carrey was a struggling actor, Jamie Foxx was an unknown standup, and only Howell and Elvira Wayans knew the names of their entire …

TV

How Successful People Spend Their Weekends

As co-founder of Hotwire.com and CEO of Zillow for the last seven years, 39-year-old Spencer Rascoff fits most people’s definition of success. As a father of three young children, Spencer is a busy guy at home and at work.

What’s the one thing that Spencer refuses to do on the weekend? Work—at …

Productivity

Of a Kind Launches a Home Decor Collection at Target

Your living room is about to get a whole lot cuter: indie e-comm shop Of a Kind has hooked up with Target for a collection of home decor products by …

Fashion Blogs

Meetings: When to Present and When to Converse

Meeting hosts often think that presenting to a room full of people is the best way to share ideas. Westerners in particular, with their Greco-Roman oratorical roots (think Aristotle and Cicero), tend to craft a verbal case and then declare their views to the audience. But sometimes it’s better to …

Facilitation

Introducing Facebook Analytics for Apps

Today we're releasing Facebook Analytics for Apps, a free tool that brings the power of Facebook demographics to cross-device analysis and …

Facebook Unveils Immersive 360-Degree Video for News Feeds

Facebook is testing what it calls spherical videos, part of a new breed of online video you can “move through,” much like a 3-D game.

Company founder …

Facebook

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.

Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Persuasion

Photographer captures Europe's decaying ruins in haunting photos

There's a perpetual air of mystery surrounding the abandoned buildings of the world.

Intrepid photographers like Hans van Vrouwerf aim to clear that mystery. They explore the rotting, decaying buildings left to the wild for decades so you don't have to.

Netherlands-based van Vrouwerf has explored …

Photographers

The Atavist Redesign Turns The Long-Form Portal Into A Magic Word Processor

Launching today, the new Atavist is arguably the most beautiful and powerful tool for self-publishing on the web.

If you thought Medium was the most beautiful way to write on the web, boy, catch a load of the Atavist redesign.

Launching today, the National Magazine Award-winning digital magazine …

Writing

Magritte Raphaëlle Martin Animated tribute to surrealist painter René Magritte. See the full size GIFs on the artist’s website.

Animated tribute to surrealist painter René Magritte. See the full size GIFs on the artist’s website.

GIF Animations

Top 10 highlights of San Francisco

You may think you know San Francisco from social media (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest all began here, after all) but for the real thing – the mouth-watering cuisine, ear-tingling performances and truly joyous celebrations of individuality – you have to be here. But where do you start …

San Francisco

Pinnability: Machine learning in the home feed

Pinterest hosts more than 30 billion Pins (and growing) with rich contextual and visual information. Tens of millions of Pinners (users) interact …

Tesla basically just ignited the driverless car era

The computer-controlled driverless car is barreling down the road of the future towards us. We've known this for a long time, but the speed and the matter-of-factness with which it is moving from prototype to actual product still has the power to give you whiplash.

That became clear on Thursday, …

Driverless Cars

10 websites changing the way we travel

Airbnb may be the poster child of the peer-to-peer movement, with more than 800,000 hosts and a valuation in excess of $13 billion.

But it's not the only platform out there giving tourists the chance to live like locals and locals the chance to make some extra income.

Here are 10 lesser known …

Central America Travel

Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY - Etsy Teams

Craft Night is held one night per month, on varying days of the week to accommodate different work and life schedules. Keep up-to-date on what's going on at the Etsy Labs Brooklyn by checking the Etsy event calendar.

Join us for these monthly classes to engage with and learn from creative Etsy Admin …

Welcome to the Flipboard for Educator’s Blog

Educators / March 18, 2015

Instead of going on vacation for spring break, we decided to launch a brand new initiative for teachers. This is Flipboard for you, a resource for the modern and connected educator. Our goal is to inspire classrooms around the world to read together, connect and share. We …

Personalized News

12 badass bars in Bali where you'll experience nightlife beyond your imagination

This story is made possible by Bali’s Finest Villas

Bali is known for a lot of things – pristine beaches, fantastic swells for surfing, seafood and …

Bali

Apple Luring TV Content Partners With Promises of Data Sharing

Apple is having more luck getting content partners to participate in its upcoming streaming service by promising to share data with them, reports the New York Post. News of Apple's most recent streaming television plans surfaced yesterday, after The Wall Street Journal reported the company was in …

TV

24 Years Old, Waking At 4 a.m., And Supervising 70 Staff -- Who'd Be A Startup COO?

A lot of people would find it intimidating to assume responsibility for a £15m turnover business while the founders are away building relationships on the other side of the world. It sounds like the kind of task you might be ready to take on if you had been at the firm for, say, 15 years or more, …

Startups

This map shows the optimal road trip across Europe

As a follow-up to my post about computing optimal road trips across the US, I thought it’d be fun to make a road trip map for Europe as well. If you’d like to get into the nitty-gritty of how these road trips are created, check out the first post.

Europe is a massive continent with a diverse mix of …

Road Trips

Why the Founders of Shortcut, In-Home Haircut App, Will Not Sell Company

The big idea, the one that would launch an app downloaded nearly 10,000 times and create a company worth millions of dollars, started with a shoeshine.

Will Newton, a social media manager, met up for dinner with his friends Irvin Slobodskaya, an account manager for a digital marketing company, and …

Hairstyling

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris!

Top five bistros and brasseries of Paris!

Having lived and worked in Paris for a number of years in the 1970s and having been regular visitors to the …

Paris

BuzzFeed’s CEO Says Modern Media Is About Pushing Actual Content, Not Links

“Because so many publishers build their businesses on banner ads, they have to get people back to their site to make money” says BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti. But that misses much of the value of social media. “You should be using this distribution channel to show them content, not just a pointer to …

Social Media

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions—photography and …

Photographers

Samsung Gear VR Lets Father Witness Son's Birth In Virtual Reality From 2,500 Miles Away

We all know about virtual reality’s potential for revolutionising the world of home entertainment. But a remarkable event in Australia has just delivered a poignant reminder of how VR could also have a dramatic effect on our day to day real lives by effectively letting us be in two places at …

Virtual Reality

The Definitive Guide to Austin's Best Swimming Holes

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Guides

These Apps and Sites Will Make You a Better Spontaneous Traveler

Procrastinators, rejoice: a new crop of digital tools can help you book an entire trip in a matter of minutes, even mere hours before takeoff.

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Travel Technology