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The cruel truth about how much money two founders will likely get after selling their startup for $465 million reveals the catch-22 of raising too much money

Selling a company is usually cause for celebration, but for the founders of fantasy sports company FanDuel, the moment is likely to be bittersweet.<p>The nine-year-old company, which was once one of Britain's most closely watched startups, was said to be valued at over $1 billion just three years ago. …

Venture Capital

Watch 10 billion tons of ice fall into the ocean

An enormous, four-mile-long iceberg break, or “calving” event, swept across Greenland’s massive Helheim Glacier last month, a new video has revealed.<p>The event, in which roughly half-mile-high columns of ice break free and tip onto their backs — and later collide downstream and shatter further — was …

Antarctica

The man who paves India's roads with old plastic

At 73, Dr Rajagopalan Vasudevan is roughly as old as the mass production of plastic. But that is not the reason why the chemistry professor has a soft spot for the much-maligned material.<p>“Plastic isn’t the problem,” the venerable scientist says in his office in the southern Indian city of Madurai. …

Pollution

Tesla Solar Roof Secrets Spilled In Exclusive Interview

Behold, one of the first examples of a Tesla Solar Roof in the wild.<p><i>***Update: Our good friend Alex Guberman had an opportunity to travel to a home</i> …

Combining Solar Panels With Agriculture Makes Land More Productive

<b>Published on</b> November 24th, 2017 | <i>by Steve Hanley</i><p>0<p>November 24th, 2017 by <b>Steve Hanley</b><p>Solar panels are wonderful things, but they do take up a lot of …

Student-built solar-powered tiny home represents new vision for the American dream

The future of tiny home design is looking very bright. A team of students from Sacramento State, working under the name Sol Vespiade, have designed a …

How Solar Power Is Shaking Up Several Industries

Your utility provider is nervous right now. And you don’t have to go any further than Google to figure out why. With solar installations on homes and …

How the World's Biggest Apps Make Millions of Dollars per Day

Do this if you want to build the next Candy Crush, Clash of Clans or Pokemon GO.<p>You may or may not realize this, but some of the world's most popular apps (such as the brand-new Pokemon GO) are making millions of dollars per day.<p>Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Kim Kardashian: Hollywood--these might be …

Apps

China soccer boom sparks online gambling craze | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - In China’s eastern city of Hangzhou, Mr Li could barely watch as Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo lined up a penalty kick in a finely-balanced Euro 2016 group match against Austria. Li had reason to be nervous: he had bet tens of thousands of yuan on Portugal to win.<p>FILE …

Want to install a solar plant at home? Just log on and fill in

<b>Raveena Singh</b><i><br>moneycontrol.com</i><p>For those who want to have a solar panel installed on their rooftops, life just got easier. The government has invited …

Solar Power

Influencer Marketing Platform TheAmplify Acquired By Tech Company You & Mr Jones - Tubefilter

<b>TheAmplify</b>, an invite-only influencer marketing platform that works with brands like <b>Pepsi</b> and <b>Ford</b> across platforms like <b>Snapchat</b>, <b>Facebook</b>, and …

Marketing

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This Solar Hub Provides Clean Water, Electricity, And Internet In One

A remote village in Ghana is now being served life-changing infrastructure in a box.<p>While American cities try to figure out how to deal with lead pipes and an aging power grid, a remote village in Ghana has skipped traditional infrastructure completely. The Watly–a sleek, spaceship-like hub that …

Brands Can Now Create Interactive Video Campaigns on Facebook and Instagram

Online rollover ads that let consumers move their mouse over a video promo to access more information about a brand have been a boon for publishers …

Interactive Video

LSD's impact on the brain revealed in groundbreaking images

First modern scans of people high on psychedelic drug has given researchers unprecedented insight into neural basis for its effects<p>The profound impact of LSD on the brain has been laid bare by the first modern scans of people high on the drug.<p>The images, taken from volunteers who agreed to take a …

Lsd

Slack's roadmap is now open for everyone to see

Slack is a useful chat tool used by tons of people, and seems to get handier each time we touch it. Now, we’ll be able to see what’s next as Slack has opened up its platform roadmap.<p>Just like many of its users, Slack has a Trello board for planning things, which is where you’ll see what the …

Solar City's 3 Key Financial Ratios (SCTY) | Investopedia

SolarCity Corporation (NASDAQ: SCTY) is a renewable energy company that manufactures and sells solar energy systems. The company makes money …

This Data-Viz Tool Is As Easy To Use As A Post-It Note

Beam makes charts and graphs simple and disposable. Which could be great for increasing the public’s graphic literacy.<p>Data visualization, infographics, data posters–whatever you want to call them, the genre is having its “Instagram moment.” Like typography and photo editing before it, the craft of …

Data Visualization

Why do humans like to get drunk? You asked Google – here’s the answer

Every day millions of internet users ask Google life’s most difficult questions, big and small. Our writers answer some of the commonest queries<p>Alcohol is a very simple molecule with incredibly complex effects. Although I already knew a bit about the neurobiology of alcohol, I just spent an …

Alcohol

Large-scale solar is dead. Long live large-scale solar!

First Solar's Christopher Burghardt argues that reports of the death of large-scale solar in Europe are greatly exaggerated.

The innovators: portable solar panels that can be unrolled like a carpet

John Hingley has developed a ‘micro-grid’ in a metal box that can be used for disaster relief, mining, and even festivals<p>Talk is not cheap in the mountains of Nepal. Getting a mobile phone charged can cost $5 in areas where there is no electricity and backpackers have to rely on diesel generators …

Clean Energy

US agency reaches 'holy grail' of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

Breakthrough in next generation of storage batteries could transform the US electrical grid within five to 10 years, says research agency, Arpa-E<p>A US government agency says it has attained the “holy grail” of energy – the next-generation system of battery storage, that has has been hotly pursued by …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

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Why Every Startup Should Bootstrap

As the past few years have shown, raising money for a startup is easy. But building a profitable, sustainable business is still really hard. Public and private markets alike are starting to remember this, correcting for years of overly exuberant startup funding. As financing dries up, entrepreneurs …

Startups

Confessions of a media agency CEO on display advertising: ‘We’ve tried to sex up something that was fundamentally broken.’

Online advertising is under the microscope, thanks in large part to the rise in ad blocking. The use of ad blockers continues to rise across Europe — …

Advertising Industry

Survey: Ad waste frustrating B2B brands - Advertising

Demandbase has released findings from there their Ad Waste Survey, and the results aren't great for B2B brands. On-going issues with properly …

This former ad agency CEO says the ad industry has 3 major delusions holding it back

Hoffman has become known as the "Ad Contrarian." He sold his firm in 2013 and since then the caustic, but funny ex-ad man has made a name for himself in critiquing the ad business.<p>Speaking at the Shift 2016 conference in London on Tuesday, he said that there are three major misconceptions clouding …

How to Transform a Traditional Giant into a Digital One

If you’re not turning your company into a “math house” you’re headed for serious trouble. Every industry will soon be driven by digitization and every winning company will be using algorithms, or mathematical rules for processing information, to shape the end-to-end customer experience. Any …

Innovation

How a Single Tax Credit Dominates U.S. Solar

Over the last few weeks some of the largest solar panel makers and solar project developers in the U.S. have announced their quarterly and annual …