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This Time-Lapse Reveals the Insane Amount of Work That Goes Into Stop Motion Animation

Want to know how much work goes into an old fashioned stop motion animation movie? The short clip above will show you. It’s a short extra scene that …

How To Fill Out The Most Complicated Tax Form You'll See At A New Job

All the paperwork that comes with it, not so much.<p>A W-4 is a common form that you're asked to fill out when you start a new job.<p>It tells your employers how much they need to deduct out of your pay for federal income tax, determined by the number of withholding allowances you claim.<p>The more …

Personal Finance

Plastc wants to be the only credit card you'll ever need

Your fat wallet wants to meet Plastc -- a device which its manufacturers claim can replace most of the credit/gift/loyalty cards you currently mule about. It works by pairing with an app on your phone (via Bluetooth), which provides near unlimited storage for all your cards (Plastc itself can <i>only</i> …

Why Cisco Has Showered These 3 Men With Billions Of Dollars

Over the past 20 years, Cisco CEO John Chambers has funneled $2.38 billion to them and their teams, even though, for much of their careers, they have technically not worked at Cisco at all.<p>It's a highly unusual way to retain top talent, something known as a "spin-in."<p>A "spin-in" is a form of R&D in …

Startups

How We Redesigned Our Product in Less Than a Week

<i>Bastiaan Janmaat and Mike Dorsey are co-founders of DataFox, a predictive intelligence company reinventing the way investors, analysts, and business development professionals research and track technology companies.</i><p>Time is often the scarcest resource for a startup. When you’re building a complex …

BITCOIN: How It Works, And Why It Could One Day Threaten Legacy Payments Tools Like Credit Cards

Bitcoin offers merchant and individuals an extremely low-cost, virtually frictionless payments system. Value can easily be transferred around the world without transmitting sensitive information that could be used for fraud, and without forcing merchants to pay extortionate transaction fees.<p>But, …

Bitcoin

Leadership Lessons From a Corporate Trailblazer Who Has Managed 70,000 Employees

Vicki Escarra took a job as a flight attendant with Delta her first year out of college. While working a charter flight transporting the board of directors, she met the CEO, who asked what her plans were for her time at the company.<p>Escarra said she wouldn't be staying at Delta long, as she planned …

Leadership

How to Value Your Startup Before Presenting to Investors

<i>George Deeb is the Managing Partner at Chicago-based Red Rocket Ventures, a startup consulting and financial advisory firm based in Chicago. You can follow George on Twitter at @georgedeeb and @RedRocketVC.</i><p>How to value a startup<p>One of the questions I get, more often than not, is what is the …

Is cash the riskiest asset of all?

Recovery is stoking inflation while interest rates stay low - making cash a sure-fire loser<p>There is one lesson the public has not learnt from the financial crisis, experts warn – and that is the danger of holding too much cash.<p>Two factors are mounting a pincer attack on cash savings, and the …