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What Facebook can learn from tech’s one-time acquisition champion

One of the biggest questions following an acquisition is how the acquired company will operate in relation to its new owner. After buying WhatsApp, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly emphasized that the startup would remain autonomous. But, as the history of technology dealmaking shows, that …

Startups

Meet Paddle, The Incredible Shapeshifting Smartphone Of The Future

The mobile device can assume the shape of an armband, a phone, a tablet, and more. Welcome to the future.<p>How many gadgets do you tote around at any given time? Your smartphone, of course. But also maybe a tablet or an e-reader or a fitness band or a second smartphone. (Or perhaps all of the above.) …

As Gourmet columnist Laurie Colwin said: "Anyone who spends time in the kitchen eventually comes to realize that what she or he is looking for is the perfect chocolate cake." - http://bit.ly/16oaxM4

The economist who predicted the financial crisis just sounded another alarm—it would be wise to listen this time

In his first official act as the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Raghuram Rajan raised the benchmark interest rate from 7.25 to 7.5%, causing a ripple of surprise in financial circles and eliciting protests from various business representatives. But for people who know the current …

Economics

Fancy Upholstered Headboards to Do Yourself

Most people spend a lot of time in their bedrooms. From laying your head down at night to getting dressed in the morning, your bedroom sees a lot of …

Afraid of Heights? Look Away

Hotel search trivago has compiled a list of the most spectacular tallest hotels in the world, presenting matchless luxury in structures that soar above 1,000 feet. These deluxe giants (all found in Asia) are guaranteed to take your breath away, not only because of their unparalleled views, but also …

Gnarly Feet? Why Summer Might Be To Blame

Sweat. Street gook. Fungus. <b>Summertime is not always good times when it comes to your feet</b>. It can all add up to some major foot health issues, not to …

Crostini are simple to throw together, easy for guests to eat, and a good excuse to experiment with seasonal produce - http://bit.ly/1aJ1fIc

Zagat

How to make the sexiest, silkiest French buttercream frosting EVER! Oh yeah. Right here. GET THE RECIPE: How to Make French Buttercream Frosting; http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-silky-sexy-french-buttercream-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-190263

Why Houston Is America's #1 Job Creator

It dominated the recession, crushed the recovery, and in a new analysis of jobs recovered since the downturn, its largest city stands apart as the most powerful job engine in the country -- by far.<p>The ten largest metros have recovered 98 percent of the jobs lost during the recession, on average. …

Apple claims Google Now infringes Siri patents as it adds Galaxy S4 to ongoing Samsung patent suit

Earlier this month we noted that Apple was asking courts to add the Galaxy S4 as an infringing device in its ongoing patent dispute with Samsung in California. Now, Apple has officially filed a motion (via FossPatents) outlining five patents infringed by the Galaxy S4 and another two Siri related …

Simple & Inexpensive Tricks to Make Your Home Look Sophisticated

My home is my sanctuary, my little slice of peace and quiet. In true European spirit, I love to rent -- the American Dream to me has nothing to do with a mortgage. I am a fan of smaller spaces (my apartment is about 1,300 square feet), I love anything old, including old buildings (the row house I …

Choose Your Own Adventure: 5-Minute, No-Bake Granola Bars

<i>Every other Thursday, Gena Hamshaw of the blog</i> <i>Choosing Raw</i> <i>shares satisfying, flavorful recipes that also happen to be vegan.</i><p><i>Today: A granola bar you don't have to bake, with a recipe that won't tie you down.</i><p>Summer is quickly approaching, which means more picnics, hikes, outdoor walks, and other …

The latest travel scams – and how to avoid them

Have you ever arrived at a hotel to discover that the 'sea view' room you fell head over heels for online doesn't actually exist? Or examined a restaurant bill only to find it includes items that you never ordered?<p>It's easy to become too paranoid while travelling and turn everyone you meet into an …

Identity Theft

10 Amazing DIY Organization Systems

Having your house always clean and organized feels great. It’s wonderful to see how everything is in its place and how everything is neat and …

New Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Ron Mueck | Colossal

<p>Hyperrealist sculptor Ron Mueck works in the realm of the ultra-real where he spends hundreds of hours perfecting the shape of the human form, the …

Tag: DIY

Pop Romance: 11 High/Low Design Ideas to Steal from Hero in Paris<p>by Annie Quigley<p>A Two-Week, $1,000, 500-Square-Foot Rental Overhaul by a Design …

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …