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Where do ideas come from?

How does the metaphorical lightbulb go off? Is it a flash of genius? The power of crowds? These heady talks explore the nature of ideas themselves: …

Light Bulbs

Bitcoin: Boom For Content Providers, Bust for Credit Card Companies

Sectors are saying different things about rates, but new Fed chief Jerome Powell could provide clarity at his first press conference on Wednesday.<p>Mar …

Jim Cramer

Is Bitcoin About To Change The World?

Until now, what pundits called in a rolling-eye fashion "the new peer-to-peer cryptocurrency" had been seen just as a digital form of gold, with all the associated speculation, stake-claiming and even "mining"; perfect for the digital wild west of the internet, but no use for real …

Bitcoin

How To Invest In The 3D Printer Industry

<i>Disclosure: I own 3D Systems stock.</i><p>After a slow start, the 3-D printer industry is catching fire, with Gartner estimating that worldwide shipments of 3D printers priced under $100,000 will grow by 49 percent in 2013.<p>In other words, 3D printer companies are expected to sell 56,507 sub-$100,000 3D …

Programmer Robert McNally Put Together An Awesome Presentation On What Bitcoin Really Is

Some former gold bugs certainly think so.<p>And its value has skyrocketed in recent months.<p>But many readers at this point are probably wondering ... what exactly is Bitcoin?<p>Robert McNally, an iOS developer at parking payment startup QuickPay, gave the following presentation to last year's Hackers' …

Cryptocurrency

15 Famous Business Books Summarized In One Sentence Each

Want to read 15 famous business books in under a minute?<p>To save you some time and money, we've made it possible. We boiled down some of the most popular and influential business books out there to their central lessons.<p>For those looking to bone up on some business theory, here are the highlights.

Self-improvement

Handicapping America's Best Small Stocks

Few were surprised when small-cap stocks fell hard during the financial crisis. They are generally considered the riskiest group in the equity markets. In fact, during 2008 and early 2009 valuations for high-growth small caps dropped to their lowest levels in 30 years.<p>But as the market rebounded …

How MongoDB raised $150M in warp speed to challenge IBM, Oracle, and SAP

MongoDB, the company that offers a database technology developers can use to easily enter and retrieve data for applications, raised its $150 million round of funding in just three weeks, according to its CEO, Max Schireson.<p>Most fundraising takes months. However, Schireson, in an interview with …

How Mr. Money Mustache Retired At Age 30 And How You Can Too

His name is Pete. He lives in Longmont, Colorado. And, eight years ago, he and his wife retired at age 30.<p>He now blogs about finance and lifestyle at Mr. Money Mustache for 400,000 unique visitors a month. Because he’s anonymous, he says that his blog is now popular enough — garnering 37 million …

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Flipboard Is Now At 85 Million Users

<b>Update:</b> Flipboard CEO Mike McCue told Fox Business Network’s Liz Claman on Thursday that hitting the 85 million user mark is “amazing”, confirming John Doerr’s statement at TechCrunch Disrupt:<p>A lot of the growth has come since we launched 2.0 about 5 or 6 months ago. 2.0 really allowed anyone to …

Tidy Kids for iPad: Nice New Kids & Family App that Might Even Reduce Screen Time

I don’t usually agree to look at apps that are aimed at very young kids, because my daughter is 10 (going on 30 in some ways, and spot on at 10 in others) and I don’t feel like I can give them a fair assessment.<p>Today I made an exception because <b>Tidy Kids</b> just seems like such a nice idea for an iPad …

Apps

GOLDMAN: The 8 Extraordinary Technologies Forcing Businesses To Adapt Or Die

Perhaps the better idea is to think long-term.<p>In a new report titled, "The Search for Creative Destruction," the analysts at Goldman Sachs do just that.<p>"We showcase eight secular disruptive themes that we believe possess the potential to command greater attention in the coming years," wrote lead …

Goldman Sachs

Prepare for the coming deluge of digital currencies—and meet the people who would control them

The Pembury Tavern sits in a modest 19th-century building at the corner of five roads in Hackney, a relatively poor neighborhood in east London. There is little to distinguish it from the hundreds of other pubs sprinkled around the area, except for one thing: The Pembury made headlines in late June …

Bitcoin

TaxProf Blog

Omri Y. Marian (Florida), Are Cryptocurrencies 'Super' Tax Havens?, 112 Mich. L. Rev. First Impressions ___ (2013):<p>This short essay describes the …

Are Cryptocurrencies 'Super' Tax Havens?

11 Pages Posted: 5 Aug 2013 Last revised: 5 Jul 2015<p>University of California, Irvine School of Law<p>Date Written: October 1, 2013<p>Abstract<p>I describe the …

Redesigning the Credit Card Input

Skip the article; try out Skeuocard. I remember the first time I went through the checkout process online. I can't remember what I was buying, but I …

Meet The Yale Prof Ripping The Lid Off 401(k) Fund Fees

A Yale researcher has the retirement industry up in arms over his plan to publish apples-to-apples fund fees comparisons of thousands of 401(k) plans across the country.<p>No mere exercise in academia, he wants action, sending letters to plan sponsors warning that they’ll be exposed as “high cost” …

Sprout Social Surpasses 10,000 Customers

A social media presence is essential in the modern market—almost any market. Whether you’re a nine-year-old lemonade entrepreneur looking to attract more traffic to your sidewalk stand or a politician seeking the highest office in the land, keeping track of your social footprint is a top …

Will Bitcoin Ever Go Truly Mainstream? The Experts Answer

Bitcoin has captured the attention and imagination of the tech community at large over the past few years and its momentum shows no sign of slowing. Still, we’re a long way from mainstream banks and national governments endorsing this decentralized, electronic currency.<p>Will Bitcoin ever break out …

Shyam Sankar: The rise of human-computer cooperation

Andrew McAfee: Are droids taking our jobs?

Vicki Arroyo: Let's prepare for our new climate

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Bruce Feiler: Agile programming -- for your family

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Camels and Rubber Duckies

You’ve just released your latest photo-organizing software. Through some mechanism which will be left as an exercise to the reader, you’ve managed to …

Bitcoin’s creator is Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki, says hypertext inventor

Ted Nelson, the American academic who in 1963 coined the term hypertext, and is therefore viewed as one of the World Wide Web’s founding fathers, just released a 12-minute video with a big reveal at the end: The inventor of bitcoin, says Nelson, is probably Japanese mathematician Shinichi Mochizuki.<p>…

Bitcoin

23 Of The Best Pieces Of Advice Ever Given To Graduates

Too many, unfortunately, offer the same warmed-over clichés, like "dream big," "work hard," or "follow your passion."<p>But there are some lessons that are truly worth remembering, or so well-said that they stick in the memory longer than just about anything else.<p>We've collected some of the greatest …

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