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William Gibson: I never imagined Facebook

<b>William Gibson (Putnam/Michael O'Shea)</b><p>The brilliant science-fiction novelist who imagined the Web tells Salon how writers missed social media’s rise<p>Michael Schulson<p>November 9, 2014 10:59pm (UTC)<p>Even if you've never heard of William Gibson, you're probably familiar with his work. Arguably the most …

Three Patriarchs

Native Americans: Portraits From a Century Ago

In the early 1900s, Seattle-based photographer Edward S. Curtis embarked on a project of epic scale, to travel the western United States and document the lives of Native Americans still untouched by Western society. Curtis secured funding from J.P. Morgan, and visited more than 80 tribes over the …

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

This secretive New York firm is quietly fuelling India’s e-commerce revolution

This year, the battle for dominance over India’s exploding Internet market is even more brutal— and a secretive New York firm is discreetly fuelling these war flames by providing Indian startups with financial ammunition to take on bigger, established players.<p>Over the last decade, Tiger Global …

Startups

5 Things Eric Schmidt Learned From Running Google

A new book from the search giant's executive chairman offers advice on how to lead a cutting-edge company.<p>In 2001, Eric Schmidt joined a three-year-old company named Google. Now, after 13 years, a period of explosive growth at the search giant, the executive chairman and former CEO is taking a look …

11 stocks rising the most as the market heads toward a correction

The S&P 500 eked out a gain Tuesday, but the benchmark index has slumped 7% from its record closing high Sept. 18.<p>The index of the largest U.S. …

Greece Is In Full-Blown Stock Market Collapse

As if the world didn't have enough to be worried about (ISIS, Ebola, slowing China, Ukraine, slowing Germany, Fed tightening, etc.) now look what's back: Greece. And in a big way.<p>The stock market is down over 9% on Wednesday, which is about as big as crashes come.<p>And the banks are getting …

Stock Markets

In 2 Sentences, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff Explains Why Something Called ‘Analytics’ Is The Hot New Thing

The big new product release of this year's Dreamforce, Salesforce's annual conference in San Francisco, was a new cloud analytics platform called "Wave."<p>Wave is Salesforce's first business intelligence and data analytics software. It collects and analyzes all the data sitting in the user's database …

Marc Benioff

Why Are Women Leaving Science, Engineering, And Tech Jobs?

Women working in STEM fields are 45% more likely than men to leave within the year, and it’s not for lack of enthusiasm.<p>Recent research from the Center for Talent Innovation shows U.S. women working in science, engineering, and tech fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the …

Top 10 TED Talks for Entrepreneurs

Bill Gates, Edward Snowden, Larry Page, and the inventor of the World Wide Web converged on the year's hottest topics.<p>TEDGlobal 2014 kicked off this week in Rio de Janeiro with panels focusing on how ideas, both good and bad, spread across borders.<p>If you've yet to accumulate enough frequent-flier …

Self-improvement

Catching up with Balloon Boy and his family, five years later

It was the balloon America couldn’t take its eyes off—floating out of control in the Colorado sky, purportedly carrying a six-year-old boy inside. Cable news speculated on the child’s odds of survival. It was one of the first breaking news events to unfold on the internet as much as TV, with people …