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The Superrich Are the First to Sell When Markets go South

How do they know?<p>When the stock market gets rocky, who’s first to sell? According to a new study, it’s the superrich, and that just makes the volatility worse.<p>Researchers from the University of Michigan and Ohio State University analyzed data from 273 million tax returns filed during the Financial …


The Steroid Era of Startups Is Over — Greylock Perspectives

But What Happens Next?<p>My recent blog post, <i>Why Uber Won — The Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug</i><i>,</i> generated a …


Gorilla: A fast, scalable, in-memory time series database

Error rates across one of Facebook’s sites were spiking. The problem had first shown up through an automated alert triggered by an in-memory …


10 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Started

When I started my company eight years ago, back when I was a student, I had no idea of the learning curve I would face before I might actually make it. Today, as I continue to run my firm as well as speak to and advise other startups, I continually go back to some of the lessons I learned through …


100 noteworthy young startups — and what they tell us about tech this year

Looking at what early-stage startups are working on is not only entertaining — and sometimes concerning — it can also be a good indicator of where tech is headed.<p>Since we have data on these young ventures at my company, Startup Tracker, we have the opportunity to glimpse emergent product trends in …


20 Secrets to a Flat Stomach

It may not be a secret that the best way to a six-pack is regular exercise and a healthy diet (even if it’s no diet at all), but there’s a right way …


Go best practices, six years in

(<i>This article was originally a talk at QCon London 2016. Slides and video coming soon.</i>)<p>In 2014, I gave a talk at the inaugural GopherCon titled Best …


A man with a full-time job and a profitable side business shares his best productivity tips

The only resource that none of us can get more of in this life is time. We get what we get, so we've got to make the most of it.<p>For perspective, I have a full-time day job, a profitable online side business and I also write regularly for six different large web sites including<p>Oh …

Job Satisfaction

Google Says These 5 Food Trends Are Sweeping America

Trying to decide what to make for dinner tonight? No shame in Googling it like the rest of America.When it comes to learning new recipes, it's no …


Scientific computing for LuaJIT.

What is Torch?<p>Torch is a scientific computing framework with wide support for machine learning algorithms that puts GPUs first. It is easy to use and …


Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants 2016

100. That seems like a lot of restaurants, but in San Francisco that number barely covers the creme de la creme. No other area of the country has a …

San Francisco Bay Area

Neo4j CEO: We're at 'a huge inflection point for graph databases'

<b>Interview</b> Emil Eifrem, CEO and co-founder of Neo Technology, says the world is at “a huge inflection point for graph databases” as his company, which …


The 15-Minute Six Pack Shimmy

Get ready for your abs to burn and shake<p>This 15-minute workout from <i>Men’s Health</i> Fitness Director B.J. Gaddour has a fun name, but it’ll cause your abs to burn and shake.<p>The routine’s five movements hit every last muscle in your core, including your shoulders, obliques, rectus abdominis, hip …


Meet The New CEO Of The $22 Billion Genomics Company You've Never Heard Of

The gene-sequencing hardware and software giant is expanding to consumer-facing tests—and perhaps even brand partnerships.<p>A simple blood test to detect early signs of cancer. A noninvasive way to screen pregnancies for common genetic conditions. An app store for your genetic information. Illumina, …


A Silicon Valley VC says investors from China are joining Series A deals, and they’re playing “hardball”

As a venture investor for the last 20 years, George Zachary has witnessed plenty of trends develop and fizzle. Yesterday, we talked with him about what he’s seeing right now, and among the newest wrinkles he noted were a growing number of Chinese investors who’ve grown aggressive about getting into …


5 Reasons Startups Fail

Understanding your customers can’t be delegated.<p><i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute answers to timely questions about entrepreneurship and careers. Today’s answer to the question “What are</i> …


The list of cancers that can be treated by immunotherapy keeps growing

NEW ORLEANS — New immunotherapy drugs are showing significant and extended effectiveness against a broadening range of cancers, including rare and intractable tumors often caused by viruses. Researchers say these advances suggest the treatment approach is poised to become a critical part of the …


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20 Big Data Repositories You Should Check Out

This is an interesting listing created by Bernard Marr. I would add the following great sources:• DataScienceCentral selection of big data sets - check …

Big Data

6 Cloud Based Machine Learning Services

Machine Learning

Why Uber Won — Greylock Perspectives

The Startup Steroid Era and the Use of Capital as a Performance Enhancing Drug<p>The start of 2016 marked the end of the steroid era of startups — the …


Emotional Intelligence 101: The Difference Between Sympathy and Empathy

Understanding the difference can help you get the most out of your team.<p><i>Before you criticize someone, try walking a mile in his or her shoes.</i><p>Chances are, you've heard that proverbial advice in one form or another. One could say it perfectly illustrates the quality of empathy, a hallmark trait of …

Emotional Intelligence

The Second Smartphone Revolution

Benedict Evans tweeted out this chart yesterday:We sometimes think of the shift to mobile as finished, or almost finished. It isn’t. …


Why Startups Fail and What Experts Have to Say About It (Infographic)

Just as there is no one path that guarantees success, there is not one single mistake that will doom a startup to failure -- there’s more than 50, actually.<p>These reasons fall under nine umbrella categories, including business ideas, leadership and planning, according to an an infographic from …


Chair Made From A Recycled Boeing 737 Engine

Ever stared out of your plane window at the jet engine and thought “Hey, that thing would make an AWESOME chair!”? Well, the guys at UK-based …


100k Cycles and Beyond: Extraordinary Cycle Stability for MnO2 Nanowires Imparted by a Gel Electrolyte

The 22 best product designs of the year

Good product design has the power to redefine the way we interact with the world.<p>From earbuds that can turn down ambient noise to a table that can regulate temperature, we rounded up some of the most outstanding products of the past year.<p>Keep reading to see the 22 game-changing designs.

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Breakthrough method means CRISPR just got a lot more relevant to human health

The gene-editing tool CRISPR may one day change the way humans approach medicine — or at least that’s how it’s been portrayed so far. But for all the talk of using CRISPR to eliminate disease, the method was never very good at doing one important thing: altering single letters of DNA. (DNA is made …