Saul Klein

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This Bolton school was failing – until it gave each pupil an iPod

In 2009 a failing school in Bolton provided every one of its students with an iPod Touch; now the Essa Academy has drastically improved its pupils' learning experiences<p>On the way into Essa Academy, in a multi-ethnic suburb on the edge of Bolton, it is easy to believe that the school is a world …

Six Drivers Of The $700B Mobile Internet

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Tim Merel is the managing director of Digi-Capital.</i><p>Mobile internet is all about big numbers. Revenue will more than triple to $700 billion by 2017, there was over $19 billion invested and $94 billion exits in the last 12 months, average sector returns were up to 15.6x all of the money …

I'm Not The Only One - Sam Smith

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

5 trends coming to the smart home in 2015

The future of the connected home is continuing to evolve, and with more startups pitching products, the ship date of older crowdfunding campaigns …

There is only one major news site that both pro-Israelis and pro-Palestinians read

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>One reason the views on the latest Israel-Hamas conflict are so polarized is that people on each side of the opinion divide get their news from different places. Few things illustrate this as well as the map above, compiled by Gilad Lotan, the chief data scientist at …

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Instagram turns men into jealous, insecure wrecks, a new study says

Along the same lines as the question, "How did people watch TV before DVR and Netflix?" or "How did people drive anywhere before Google Maps?" I …

If Apple Products Were Their Own Companies, They’d Be as Big as...

Apple's earnings, as expected, were a bit boring today. The company isn't debuting any major new products until later in 2014, so investors had to …

Bonobos raises another $55 million and aims for an IPO, all "in spite of being ecommerce"

I like Andy Dunn, so when he tells me that his company, Bonobos, has just raised an additional $55 million -- on top of an already steep $70 …

Digital music sales are in a free fall, as Spotify does to iTunes what iTunes did to CDs

Why would you pay $9.99 or more for one album on iTunes when for the same price each month you can hear millions of songs on a streaming music …

Before Google penalized eBay's search standing, eBay authored a study claiming Google Search ads are useless

Last March, eBay issued the findings of its own internal study on Google search ads. Its conclusion? For major brands, household names, search ads …

Victorious, a Stealthy Startup for YouTube Stars, Raises a Big Round

Kleiner Perkins is in. So is Chris Sacca's Lowercase Capital. The challenge: Give Web video stars their own platform.<p>Web video producers and Web video stars have been talking for a while about building businesses outside of YouTube, but not many of them have done it. Now, a company that wants to …

Casting call: iOS 8 shows that Apple uses the App Store as an auditioning tool

Apple has brought some of the most exciting communication trends this side of the original telephone to the newest version of its mobile operating …

Charles Schwab 2.0: Millennial favorite Wealthfront crosses $1 billion in assets under management

It’s easy, in the era of Apple’s Jesus stock, Facebook’s IPO, WhatsApp-level acquisitions, and Uber's helium-filled valuation to become desensitized …

Fab may be struggling, but it still has years of runway

Fab is searching for a repeatable business model capable of justifying its $1 billion valuation. But that notwithstanding, a report by Gawker …

eBay Shrugged: Pierre Omidyar believes there should be no philanthropy without profit

“I had a long debate with Pierre,” [Nobel Peace Prize winner] Yunus told me, referring to Omidyar. “He says people should make money. I said, Let …

IPO-bound Centrify raises $42M from strategics, hints at upcoming enterprise mobile products from Samsung

When it comes to security, simplicity is often the best approach. The more endpoints a company must secure the harder the task. The same could be …

Quantcast's new report shows that the market for apps is a vast wasteland where social is all that counts

Yesterday, Quantcast released its latest report, looking at how we’re discovering content on mobile. Given that it draws from web traffic data from …

The Wizard of Minecraft

It’s a wet monday morning in Stockholm, and the door to Markus Persson’s office is closed. The wooden blinds to the windows that look out at the 35 …

Candy Crush Maker King Digital Has More Players, Fewer Payers

The good news for the newly public company: It may not be a one hit wonder, after all. One worry, though ...<p>King Digital took its time handing out it first earnings report today. But when it got around to it, the company behind Candy Crush delivered good news: Revenue, which had been declining in …

Amazon's Wholesale Slaughter: Jeff Bezos' $8 Trillion B2B Bet

<b>Forget the delivery drones and TV deals. Jeff Bezos’ stealthy foray into the unsexy world of B2B distribution is likely his most disruptive move yet — and it has an $8 trillion swath of the economy running scared.</b><p>In recent months global Internet retail behemoth Amazon.com has green-lit six new …

RECAP: 8 OF THE BEST STORIES FROM RON HOWARD'S (AMAZING) TRIBECA TALK

Should we have expected anything less than an entertaining evening of untold stories and original insights from the likes of Mr. Ron Howard? Here are …

The Microsoft-Nokia divorce is official. What's next for the two companies?

Microsoft and Nokia have made it official. The deal offering Nokia's devices and services divisions to Microsoft for $7.2 billion has been finalized, …

The days of failure behind it, Slack forges onwards with $42.75M, buoyed by a list of famous angels

There were days when Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield did not want to get out of bed while building his company Tiny Speck. Even though he was …

If Google search is for information, Pinterest wants to be search for inspiration

For anyone still arguing that Pinterest is little more lame scrapbooking app for grandmas, you’re officially out of the loop. If $562.5 million in …

Codecademy to launch redesign, new features to help you get a job

A couple weeks ago, Carmel DeAmicis wrote about the rise of "online skills classes" and how they've supplanted the infamous MOOC as the dominant …

Big education corporations are trying to buy their way to digital innovation. Will it work?

If you’re a big corporation, it’s not easy to dance lightly on your feet -- although some are certainly trying. Big institutional baggage, formalized …

Apple profits surprise investors as company launches charm offensive

Tech giant Apple chose a bombshell solution to the problem of its struggling share price, launching a full-on charm offensive to win over investors with a financial candy basket of stock splits and huge dividend increases to win back those who may have been disillusioned by the company's lagging …

Facebook expected to announce its own mobile ad network this month

Facebook is expected to announce a long overdue mobile ad network at its F8 developer conference later this month, according to a Re/code report. The …