Richard Lim

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How TripAdvisor changed travel

Should one be so unlucky as to find oneself, as I did, lying awake in bed in the early hours of the morning in a hostel in La Paz, Bolivia, listening anxiously to the sound of someone trying to force their way into one’s room, one could do worse than to throw a chair under the doorknob as a first …

Hospitality

After the Bitcoin Boom: Hard Lessons for Cryptocurrency Investors

SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Roberts of Nottingham, England, was one of the many risk-takers who threw their savings into cryptocurrencies when prices were going through the roof last winter.<p>Now, eight months later, the $23,000 he invested in several digital tokens is worth about $4,000, and he is …

Cryptocurrency

11 things people told you about college that aren't true

College is four or so years where you're no longer a kid but not really an adult either. It's a state of limbo in which you're meant to figure out what the next, independent chapter of your life will look like.<p>Before I started college, I spoke to anyone from people who were currently enrolled to …

College & University

"Crazy Rich Asians" Topped The Box Office On Opening Weekend And Earned Over $25 Million

Warner Bros. Pictures<p>Constance Wu in <i>Crazy Rich Asians</i>.<p><i>Crazy Rich Asians</i> opened with an estimated $25.2 million and took the No. 1 spot at the …

Box Office

Trump Won Pennsylvania. Democrats Want the State (and His Voters) Back.

CONWAY, Pa. — The rules are workable enough in the right hands, in the right corner of a right-leaning region of a state like this one.<p>Avoid the jacket-and-tie look, so voters — wary enough of Democrats — do not think they are looking at a Jehovah’s Witness. “That happened,” recalled Representative …

Government

How WeChat became China’s everyday mobile app | South China Morning Post

Many people outside China either still haven’t heard of WeChat or they think it’s the country’s equivalent of popular messaging service WhatsApp or …

California Voters Will Decide Whether to Partially Repeal a Sweeping Tax Law

These 1978 supporters of the property-tax–freezing Proposition 13 probably didn’t expect their initiative to stay in place forever.<p>It’s often …

What Went Wrong With IBM’s Watson

What if artificial intelligence can’t cure cancer after all? That’s the message of a big Wall Street Journal post-mortem on Watson, the IBM project …

Market Capitalization

‘Mega-round’ investors shower startups with millions

In late April, when Mike Massaro set out to get $40 million to $75 million in funding for his Boston payments startup, Flywire, he contacted a small …

Venture Capital

MIT can secure cloud-based AI without slowing it down

It's rather important to secure cloud-based AI systems, especially when they they use sensitive data like photos or medical records. To date, though, that hasn't been very practical -- encrypting the data can render machine learning systems so slow as to be virtually unusable. MIT thankfully has a …

Machine Learning

When a $1,000 Gift Is Better Than $1 Million

In the era of mega-philanthropy, small gifts can get overlooked or dismissed. But if done right, they can have just as great an impact as multimillion-dollar ones.<p>In Litchfield County, a Connecticut enclave known more for its wealthy summer residents than its struggling working class, local …

Philanthropy

California homeowners get to pass low property taxes to their kids. It's proved highly profitable to an elite group

Actors Jeff and Beau Bridges, along with their sister, own a four-bedroom Malibu home with access to a semi-private beach and panoramic views of the …

The Curious Case of a Revolutionary (But Imaginary?) Superconductor

On July 23, Dev Kumar Thapa and Anshu Pandey made an extraordinary claim online. It wasn’t your garden variety fake news: By cramming microscopic …

Physics

FDA approves first authorized generic competitor to EpiPens

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first direct generic competitor to the EpiPen on Thursday, setting the stage for cheaper competition that may lower prices.<p>The new generic, which won’t carry the EpiPen name, will be made by Israeli generic manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals. It was …

EpiPen

The Latest Research: AI and Machine Learning

This tool is intended for individual use only.<p>Publication Date: <b>July 11, 2018</b><p>Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning may soon drive a massive reshaping of the economy and society. But what impact is AI already making in the workplace? Is it living up to the hype? And what should your …

Machine Learning

Want to Live Longer? Scientists Say They've Made 'Exciting' Progress in the Quest to 'Reverse Aging'

To summarize: "The ability to reverse aging ... is some way in the future yet, but it’s an exciting start."<p>People have searched for a fountain of youth since the beginning of time. It's always seemed like a quixotic quest--until now.<p>A team of scientists at a British university say their latest …

Silicon Valley

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Has Affluent Fans Opening Their Wallets

Last month, a group of Silicon Valley venture capital and tech minds gathered for an exclusive dinner at Chef Chu’s, an old-school Chinese restaurant in Los Altos, Calif.<p>Tucking into Peking duck and Dungeness crab in kung pao sauce, the diners, most of them Asian-American and some fierce …

Los Angeles

The Nastiest Feud in Science

A Princeton geologist has endured decades of ridicule for arguing that the fifth extinction was caused not by an asteroid but by a series of colossal volcanic eruptions. But she’s reopened that debate.<p>1.<p>Gerta Keller was waiting for me at the Mumbai airport so we could catch a flight to Hyderabad …

Extinction

$100 Million Was Once Big Money for a Start-Up. Now, It’s Common.

In late April, when Mike Massaro set out to get $40 million to $75 million in funding for his payments start-up, Flywire, he contacted a small group of investors he already knew. But word quickly got around, and other investors flooded his inbox with $200 million of investment offers, half of which …

Venture Capital

Americans Don’t Know China—and That’s a Huge Problem

President Donald Trump has accused China of intellectual property theft, forced technology transfer, protectionism, and driving a trade deficit. But …

China

Bill Gates Noticed a Global Economy Trend That No One Is Paying Enough Attention To

Forty years ago, Bill Gates co-founded Microsoft and kick-started a new era where software and the internet overpower machines. Thanks to the …

Bill Gates

The amazing ways intermittent fasting affects your body and brain

It's odd to think that depriving yourself of a necessity for life might be one of the most powerful ways to transform your health. Yet there's more and more evidence for the idea that fasting could have powerful health benefits for both the body and brain.<p>There are many different forms of fasting, …

Holistic Medicine

The AI detectives

As neural nets push into science, researchers probe back<p>Jason Yosinski sits in a small glass box at Uber's San Francisco, California, headquarters, …

Deep Learning

Glassdoor: 13 of the 25 highest-paying U.S. jobs for 2018 are in tech

Career website Glassdoor today released its 2018 report on the “Highest Paying Jobs in America.” Out of the top 25 U.S. jobs listed, 13 were in tech — two more than last year, and as always, more than in any other industry (health care was next in line, with five jobs).<p>Glassdoor’s list is ordered …

Employment

13 practical things we wish were taught in high school

There are many great high schools around the country, but few of them teach those subjects students could really use once they graduate.<p>While much weight is placed on standard subjects such as math and science (when was the last time you used algebra IRL?), there should also be an urgency around …

High School

How Entrepreneurs Can Build And Manage Sane (And Competent) Boards Of Directors

My experience with technology company boards has been mixed. I’ve sat on founding boards and boards after Series A financing from institutional and corporate VCs, and public company boards. Many of the dot.com boards were thrown together overnight: at one point, I sat on eleven boards, which is of …

Leadership

From Product To Platform: The Secret To Building A $10 Billion SaaS Business

What’s the “secret” to building a decacorn SaaS company? While there’s no silver bullet, one proven pathway blazed by pioneers like Salesforce, Slack and Shopify is to shift from product delivery to platform delivery. How do you make the transition, and what companies qualify? I recently presented …

SaaS

How a Billion-Dollar Autonomous Vehicle Startup Lost Its Way

Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014. It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …

Autonomous Vehicle

The inside story of how AI got good enough to dominate Silicon Valley

Alex Krizhevsky didn’t get into the AI business to change the course of history.<p>Krizhevsky, born in Ukraine but raised in Canada, was just looking to delay getting a coding job when he reached out to Geoff Hinton about doing a computer-science PhD program in AI at the University of Toronto. The …

Deep Learning

Clues to Your Health Are Hidden at 6.6 Million Spots in Your DNA

Scientists have created a powerful new tool to calculate a person’s inherited risks for heart disease, breast cancer and three other serious conditions.<p>By surveying changes in DNA at 6.6 million places in the human genome, investigators at the Broad Institute and Harvard University were able to …

Genetics