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Why is Y Combinator giving away its trade secrets for free in a YouTube class?

News out of Silicon Valley top tier accelerator Y Combinator was a little confusing today. President Sam Altman decided to give away the …

Students Can Take Studying Paperless With These Apps and Gadgets

The diligent student may often be pictured with a pencil behind her ear, her chicken scratches adorning countless spiral notebooks — but these days she's just as likely to be organizing a study group on her smartphone while reviewing a lecture on her tablet. Here are a few gadgets and apps that …

There is more to mobile web development than just HTML, Javascript and CSS

There are three main technology choices to consider when building apps for smart devices; web, native, and hybrid.<p>Web apps are built and deployed to …

Charlie Rangel claims victory; Cochran holds off tea party challenge in runoff

Rep. Charlie Rangel is claiming victory in his last dance.<p>The Democratic congressman from New York, who was first elected to the House of Representatives 44 years ago, appears to have survived a fierce primary challenge.<p>Rangel, who says this will be his last re-election campaign, will likely edge …

Security Researchers Uncover The Tools Governments Use To Spy On Our Phones

Edward Snowden, whistleblower of the decade, has made it consistently clear that he didn’t trust cellphones. While he never described the methods governments and other miscreants used to crack into our handsets, he maintained that eavesdroppers could hear us even if the phone seemed off and …

Braintree’s CEO explores the rise of seamless mobile payments at MobileBeat

Mobile is eating the world — and as it does, it’s enabling some profound shifts in how we live.<p>We’ll be discussing how the rise of mobile is making paying for things, and simply exchanging money with friends, easier than ever before at our upcoming MobileBeat event in San Francisco on July …

7 US Startup Visa Options for International Founders

<i>Mikita Mikado is a software engineer and entrepreneur from Belarus, now based in San Francisco. He is the co-­founder and CEO of Quote Roller and PandaDoc.</i><p>There is no other place like Silicon Valley, the tech Mecca of access to great talent, capital and countless prospective clients. For some …

The 5 Best Ways To Learn How To Code

Photo: Courtesy of Skillcrush.<p>It’s no secret that the world of tech has a serious diversity problem. From bro-y CEOs and founders behaving badly on …

Codes of Conduct

Are Office Perks Killing Productivity?

You want your people to enjoy coming to work, but you also need your business to succeed.<p>Many companies, especially those here in the San Francisco Bay Area, are notorious for offering some really incredible perks to employees.<p>They have to--talent can be hard to come by, and competition is fierce …

San Francisco

Amazon Will Now Manage Subscription Payments for Startups and Businesses

2 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>That means that Amazon users can now use credit card details stored on the site to pay for automatically recurring subscriptions -- such as digital content subscriptions, membership dues or recurring donations and pledges -- …

eCommerce

The 3 Hires I Wish I'd Made Sooner

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you are starting a business, you want to build a team of highly motivated, creative people who work well together. But there are also questions about which functions to fill positions for -- and when.<p>Much of the initial …

Administrative Law

New book: Inside the money wars

Outside groups poured a staggering $2.5 billion into the 2012 election — far more than the $1.6 billion spent by party committees — as power migrated from party honchos to a handful of billionaires and political consultants, according to a book released Tuesday by POLITICO Chief Investigative …

Post-Obama: Working with The Dead

Their briefing books, filled with intricate details about President Barack Obama’s presidency, were adorned with the Grateful Dead logo.<p>Alyssa Mastromonaco, who managed nearly every aspect of Obama’s political rise, decorated her White House office with two framed photos of the psychedelic jam band.<p>…

EPA proposal faces major hurdles

The carbon rule that the Environmental Protection Agency issued Monday is President Barack Obama’s last best hope for a legacy on climate change, and could fulfill environmentalists’ hopes for dramatically lessening the United States’ reliance on coal.<p>But first, the proposed rule has to overcome …

How Obama's team sold the EPA rule

Once again facing a big decision, President Barack Obama chose a familiar path: a walk around the South Lawn of the White House with chief of staff Denis McDonough.<p>This time they brought along John Podesta.<p>Podesta’s a runner, and he couldn’t look more like one. But he’s not used to meetings on the …

Intel's next-gen 'Broadwell' chip arrives in first mobile device

Intel President President Renée James will kick off the chipmaker's activities at the Computex conference, highlighted by a debut of a next-gen "Broadwell" chip in an Intel device.<p>James will disclose the "world's first 14 [nanometer] fanless mobile PC reference design" from Intel based on the …

16 of the Best New Android Apps From May (2014)

From Foursquare spin-offs to whistle-powered selfies, we covered a lot of ground with new Android apps in May. So by way of a quick recap, here’s our pick of the newbies from the past month.<p>Sunrise<p>Sunrise finally opened its uber-popular calendar app to Android users this month, as well as a version …

Google Eyes Dropcam, Company That Thinks Monetizing User Data Is 'Tricking the User'

If Google is really going to buy Dropcam, the video camera startup might have to readjust some of its company values.<p>The Information reported Tuesday that Google is considering buying Dropcam, which makes $150 cameras that stream video to a computer or phone.<p>But there might be one ideological …

Report: Apple to Announce Smart Home Platform Next Monday

As my fellow blogger Todd Bernhard discussed in this post, there was a report out Monday from <i>The Financial Times</i> saying that Apple will be announcing a new Smart Home platform during next Monday's keynote at the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Apple has been working on an integrated home …

Apple

Nearly 400 Million Twitter Users Estimated By 2018: Study

By Gerry Shih<p>SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc's messaging service will have close to 400 million global users by 2018, mostly in Asia, Latin American and the Middle East, consulting firm eMarketer estimated on Tuesday, far short of the 1 billion once expected.<p>The new study by the digital …

Skype to get 'real-time' translator

<b>Microsoft has unveiled a "real-time" language translation feature for its internet phone service Skype.</b><p>Chief executive Satya Nadella said the firm would launch a test version of the service, dubbed Skype Translator, for Windows 8 later this year.<p>The move comes as competition in the internet-based …

China cracks down on instant messaging services

BEIJING (AP) — China is targeting popular smartphone-based instant messaging services in a monthlong campaign to crack down on the spreading of …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …

BBC iPlayer for Windows Phone 8 Gets Live TV, Drops Radio

More than 12 months after its initial debut, the BBC today updated its iPlayer app for Windows Phone 8 with a long-awaited feature: Live TV.<p>It’s bizarre to think that this wasn’t available before, but starting today Lumia device owners can download the app and watch their favorite channels live …

From conference to cocktail party – the importance of networking | Financial Times

Some things are supposed to need no explanation. It is generally accepted, for example, that in order to get a good job when you leave business …

Networking