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Why former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason regrets telling everyone he was fired

Mason’s latest startup, Descript, is a “word processor for audio” aimed at making it dead simple to edit podcasts and other spoken-word recordings.<p>When he was at Groupon, Andrew Mason was known for being more honest and blunt than other tech CEOs — a trait that extended to 2013, when the company he …

12 KPIs you must know before pitching your startup

Phil Nadel Contributor<p>Phil Nadel is the co-founder and managing director of Barbara Corcoran Venture Partners.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>11 reasons we didn’t invest in your company<p>It is critically important for the founders of a company to intimately understand the company’s key performance …

Ignore The Blockbusters, These Are The Greatest Videogames Of 2016

FIREWATCH<p><b>Platform(s):</b> Linux, Windows, OS X, PlayStation 4, Xbox One<p>Providing your system can handle the full spectrum of its sun-baked graphics,</i> …

The Endless Advantages Of Investing In Real Estate Overseas

Over the past two decades, my husband Lief Simon and I have built a real estate investment portfolio that today includes more than two dozen pieces of property in 13 countries.<p>These assets include rental properties, both residential and commercial, beachfront lots, riverfront lots, productive land, …

If You Knew Putin Like We Know Putin…

Estonia’s president and Lithuania’s foreign minister talk to The Daily Beast about the menace Moscow poses to them, Europe, and the United …

How Russia’s use of deniable assets bamboozled western security services

Steve Komarnyckyj<p>2016/09/03<p><i>“Russia… That realm of darkness which oppresses Ukraine.”</i> <i><br>– Ivan Franko</i><p>There are some predators, such as the Australian …

4 Rules for Successful Crowdfunding

Learn how you can launch your crowdfunding campaign with these easy tips and tricks.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In this video, Entrepreneur Network partner Mark J. Kohler -- author of best-selling title <i>The Tax and Legal Playbook --</i> goes over successful crowdfunding …

Star fund manager Neil Woodford says 'appallingly bad' funding stops Britain creating the next Google or Facebook

Woodford, who left Invesco Perpetual in 2014 to set up Woodford Investment Management, told the BBC:<p>"The limited number of success stories we've had here in the UK have generally sold out too early and I think again this comes back to the capital problem. Typically the businesses that have been …

Food in Poland: Much is Changing, Much Remains the Same

When I got the invitation to join a culinary tour in Poland, organized by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and led by local expert Monika Kucia, I accepted immediately. I must admit that my knowledge of Polish cuisine was limited to the few mainstays I had grown used to in the stores and eateries of …

Top 6 highest paying "Big Data'' skill sets in 2016

Top 6 Highest-Paying Big Data Skills to Upgrade to in 2016<p>The world of technology is dynamic by nature. So it should come as no surprise that the …

How the heck is Sony going to sell us on the PlayStation 4 Neo?

The challenge of upgrading mid-cycle<p>Sony is expected to introduce two new systems to the world of console gaming tomorrow. The first is the PlayStation 4 Slim, a system that has been all but reviewed before it was even announced. The second is the PlayStation Neo, an upgraded version of the …

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Weather girl Sugey Abrego accidentally reveals THIS during live broadcast

The Mexican beauty was presenting the weather wearing a very low cut pink top.<p>Her dark locks were perfectly curled for the broadcast, and tumbled …

Here's How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Campaign

Countless people dream of starting a business. And as many people know, one of the greatest obstacles to that goal raising enough capital to make …

Crowd Funding

From the expert: How to write a business plan that works

Tom Chalmers sits down with David Bateman, author of “Business Plans That Get Investment,” to talk about the do’s and don’ts …

15 of the best video games you may have missed in 2016

'INSIDE' is the creepiest game I've played all year — here's what it's like

Games can tell all kinds of stories. Some have huge, action-movie-inspired plots like "Uncharted 4."<p>But some games tell small, intimate, <i>creepy</i> stories.<p>"INSIDE," a brand-new side-scrolling puzzle game for the Xbox One and PC, falls into that second category.<p>Here's what it's like:

From Big Data to Artificial Intelligence: The Next Digital Disruption

There is a set of important emerging digital trends I track as a futurist that are together converging very fast. These digital trends are all potentially disruptive, unless we plan ahead for the impact and change that is coming. More agility, smarter business processes and better productivity are …

4 Interview Questions Every Startup Boss Should Ask

<i>The Leadership Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely</i> …

How are UK-based game developers responding to Brexit? (update)

After Britain votes to leave the European Union, where does the country's game industry stand?<p>The people of the United Kingdom voted to exit the European Union last night, a controversial, unexpected result that is expected to have serious economic and cultural ramifications. Some of these have …

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Huge NATO Drills in Poland Prepare West for Possible Conflict With Russia

WEDRZYN, Poland — Red tape marked the explosive charge U.S. soldiers set on the plywood to breach the door to a brick house. Ready to ignite it, they hunkered down along the wall their weapons at the ready.<p>Repeated shouts of "fire in the hole" rang out, and after a loud boom, the six-man unit …

Poland and Germany Together in United Europe

Exactly 25 years ago, on June, 17, Poland and Germany signed Treaty of Good Neighbourship and Friendly Cooperation. It was a milestone for Polish-German relations, which for hundreds of years were very strained. It is a miracle, how the hostility changed into friendship and peaceful cooperation of …

With the first half of 2016 already under our belt, we look back at the best releases of the year, in no particular order<p>The concluding instalment in From Software’s acclaimed action role-playing series provides all the impassable enemies, labyrinthine locations and gothic cruelty we expect from …

Rocket League

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The gaming industry can become the next big target of cybercrime

Ben Dickson Contributor<p>Ben Dickson is a software engineer and the founder of TechTalks.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Unlocking the potential of eye tracking technology<br>• Can you trust crypto-token crowdfunding?<p>Video-game-related crime is almost as old as the industry itself. But while illegal copies …

'Shark Tank' investor Robert Herjavec shares the top 3 mistakes entrepreneurs make in a pitch

Over seven seasons of "Shark Tank" and six seasons of its Canadian predecessor "Dragon's Den," Robert Herjavec has seen hundreds of pitches from entrepreneurs looking for funding.<p>By this point, he can determine whether he can trust an entrepreneur with his money within the first few minutes of a …

9 Free Online Courses To Pump Up Your Big Data, Analytics Skills

Do you really need to go back to school and get another degree in order to establish yourself in a career as a data scientist? Maybe not. These nine …

From mid-cycle PlayStation upgrades to episodic entertainment and virtual studios, something big is happening in the way games are bought, made and sold<p>For 30 years the games industry worked in a certain way. People rented offices and set up studios to create games; they employed staff to work …

Gaming Industry

Video games pioneer Nolan Bushnell is planning to revive the ‘hardcore fundamental game design’ of arcades to make mobile titles worth playing<p>The video game arcade is the cathedral of the games industry. Veteran players see these increasingly endangered places as shrines to design purity, …

Retrogaming

20 Brilliant Ideas For Decorating With Mirrors

It's the one thing that makes all of these rooms even more stunning.<p>Reflect the beauty of any room with carefully executed mirrors.

Interior Design