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If you back a Kickstarter project that sells for $2 billion, do you deserve to get rich?

Oculus's backers could have had a 145x return on their donation. Here's why that never would have happened<p>The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset raised $2.4 million on Kickstarter, no strings attached. Those donors weren’t looking for a payout; they wanted to support something they believed in, …

The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

Social Media

How Patagonia’s New CEO Is Increasing Profits While Trying To Save The World

Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia six years ago, the badass-by-nature company has tripled its profits. And no, it hasn’t sold its soul.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story contains one of our Best Business Lessons of 2014. Check out the full list here.</i><p><i>Since Rose Marcario joined Patagonia as CFO in 2008,</i> …

Time I

Millionaire VC: Rich People Like Me Should Get More Votes

This upset a lot of people, and Perkins eventually apologized for the analogy.<p>Now Perkins is back at it.<p>During an interview at the Common Wealth Club, Fortune's Adam Lashinsky asked Perkins for an idea that would "change the world."<p>Perkins' answer: the richer you are, the more votes you should …

Venture Capital

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

Step away from that soda: Sugary drinks raise cancer risk for women, study finds

Here’s another reason for ladies to just put down that sugary soda – it raises the risk of endometrial cancer.<p>Women who drank the most sweet soft drinks had a 78 percent increased risk of the cancer, researchers found. But other sweet treats, such as baked goods, didn’t have an effect. Nor did …

Diabetes

Evena's smart glasses offer nurses a through-the-skin view of patients' veins (video)

It's not always easy for nurses to find the right vein for an intravenous drip -- the target vessels are sometimes hidden below the skin. Evena Medical's new Eyes-On smart glasses may make those injections a little easier. The Moverio-based eyewear overlays a 3D blood vessel map on the patient, …

Android 4.4 KitKat Continues To Reduce Fragmentation Of The Platform Thanks To Google Play

With the release of Android 4.4 (codename KitKat, in an interesting marketing move with Nestle), Google has taken more control of the software stack of the mobile operating system, leaving less control in the hands of the networks and addressing the issue of fragmentation in Android.<p>This is not a …

Microsoft clarifies what Xbox One and Kinect do with your stored data

Ever since Microsoft revealed a Kinect 2.0 is included with each Xbox One sold, rumors have flown over what the company can and/or will do with the information its sensors pick up. The software giant's overarching privacy statement makes its case that you shouldn't have anything to worry about. …

How General Motors Was Really Saved: The Untold True Story Of The Most Important Bankruptcy In U.S. History

<i>Editor’s Note: Lots of people–including President Obama–have trumpeted their role in the success of the government-backed turnaround plan that saved General Motors, the most important industrial company in the history of the United States.</i><p><i>But on the fifth anniversary of the crisis, Forbes presents</i> …

Young Professionals Are Flocking to Raleigh, not Oklahoma City, in One Interactive

At­ten­tion may­ors, gov­ernors, and eco­nom­ic de­vel­op­ment gurus: Your plans to lure young col­lege gradu­ates to your cit­ies with down­town …

The 40 Must-Have Android Apps for the Power User

For the longest time, Android was an operating system that eschewed visual flair in favour of giving flexibility and power to the user, and since third party developers took their cues from the OS itself, their apps tended to be complex and unabashedly ugly.<p>Somewhere along the way, right around the …

Why Intuit Founder Scott Cook Wants You To Stop Listening To Your Boss

Why do gigantic companies made up of insanely intelligent people make bad decisions? Because they rely on persuasion and PowerPoint, Cook says, not experimentation.<p>One thing that’s surprising about Scott Cook, the founder of Intuit, is that this intensely smart guy who’s become one of the most …

Consumer Behavior

PlayStation 4's digital game-sharing policies explained

The PlayStation 4's disc-based game-sharing policies are about as clear-cut as they come — something Sony boastingly revealed during its E3 2013 press conference — but the console's policy on digital games hasn't been especially clear until now.<p>In a FAQ posted to its official website, Sony …

Raising Kids Gluten-Free in an "Eat your Wheaties" Culture | Bay Area Bites

(<i>Note: the following interview has been edited for length and clarity</i>)<p><b>What sort of changes do you see in children who go on a gluten-free</b> …

Seven Ways Musicians Make Money Off YouTube

Here's how the video streaming site is profitable ... for those who find an audience<p>You'd think because "The Internet" equals "music piracy," your …

The Continental: An Awesome BMW, Benz Interiors Will be Great, and Some Van Talk

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>Amidst rumors of an upcoming Audi A9—and coinciding with the launch of …

Mercedes-Benz