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Peter Thiel's 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

In Silicon Valley, the PayPal Mafia reins supreme. So much so that it is hard to think of any successful technology startup in the last ten years—from Facebook and LinkedIn to YouTube and Yelp—that hasn’t been touched by it in some way.<p>The “Don” of the PayPal mafia, Peter Thiel, is one of the most …

WATCH: Latest No Man’s Sky Trailer May Literally Blow Your Mind

Developer Hello Games showed off a new trailer for its upcoming No Man’s Sky. The procedurally generated space exploration game is coming to …

DinnerTime App Gets Your Kids to the Table

Your job as a parent isn’t to be popular with your kids. Your job is to teach them respect and responsibility, which often requires you to firmly lay down the laws of the house. And DinnerTime <i>should</i> make this task slightly easier.<p>Picture the scene: You’re serving the last of the peas to the plate, …

ESPN - Apps on Google Play

Stream live games, check the latest scores or watch the best highlights with the best brand in sports: ESPN. Pick your favorite teams and leagues to …

Bang & Olufsen BeoPLAY x Pepsi Street Art Headphones Collection

Author:<p>John Kim<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>0<p>0<p>SHARES<p>B&O PLAY -- the portable division of Bang & Olufsen -- has teamed up with Pepsi to create the Live …

Ouya-exclusive Toto Temple Deluxe launching this spring

<i>Knightmare Tower</i> developer Juicy Beast will launch <i>Toto Temple Deluxe</i> as an Ouya-exclusive this spring, it was announced today.<p>The local multiplayer party game is arena-based, and two to four players will compete on 2D platforms where they will have to jump and dash while trying to hold onto a goat …

Seth Gordon in Negotiations to Direct Uncharted Movie

The director of King of Kong, Horrible Bosses and Identity Thief takes on the Sony game-to-film.<p>The director of The King of Kong is poised to jump …

Ubisoft launches games industry training program for recent graduates

Ubisoft will kick off a graduate program later this year to give recent college graduates who are interested in video game programming and project management the opportunity to gain industry experience.<p>The program, which will begin in September, will offer 25 graduates from around the world the …

10 Ways Bethesda Can Spruce Up Fallout 4

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Bethesda has done a commendable job with the Fallout franchise so far, but there is always room for improvement. Quite a bit of time has passed since the …

Rafael Nadal's back doing well

MADRID -- Medical scans have revealed no serious problems as Rafael Nadal continues his recovery from a back injury sustained at the Australian …

NBA trade rumors: Suns cooling on Pau Gasol deal after groin injury

Phoenix puts discussions on hold, feels current asking price too high for banged-up big man.<p>The Phoenix Suns have reportedly cooled on trade discussions with the Lakers for big man Pau Gasol because they feel Los Angeles has too high a asking price for the veteran, Mike Bresnahan of the L.A. Times …

This Google Glass App Lets You Answer The Door Without Leaving The Couch

Because technology has a solution to most First World problems (smart forks, anyone?), a new Google Glass app will let people answer the door directly from their headsets.<p>A result of the collaboration between connected hardware company Brivo Labs and topcoder’s development and design community, …

The American cable industry’s cunning plan to save itself: Make TV work like it should

People don’t tend to say nice things about their cable box. But listen to this: “I have an X1, the Comcast box, at home. It’s got apps and I listen to Pandora on it…. [It’s] a great product.”<p>That rare bit of praise for America’s biggest cable company comes from Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, speaking …

YoVille Creator Seeks To Avoid The Game’s Death By Buying It Back From Zynga

Zynga broke a lot of hearts when it announced it would be shutting down YoVille, a virtual world online game that’s been running since 2008. The game’s players have been building their simulated communities for many years now, but they only have until March to say goodbye. Unless, that is, …

Alleged Silk Road creator indicted on 'kingpin' charges

The alleged operator of the online drug bazaar Silk Road, which was seized last October, has been indicted on four charges.<p>The US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara announced Tuesday that Ross Ulbricht, who allegedly went by the moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts," could now …

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YouTube starts auditing video views

<b>The video-sharing website YouTube said it has started to "audit" the number of views a video has received.</b><p>The move is aimed at preventing users from artificially inflating view counts which, YouTube said, mislead people about the popularity of a video.<p>There are concerns that some viewers are using …

How 'Flappy Bird' Went From Obscurity to No. 1 App

The developer behind <i>Flappy Bird</i>, a simple but rage-inducing game that recently went viral, says his success was just luck.<p><i>Flappy Bird</i>, which first …

Apple And Others Fund $750 Million In Education Gadgets And Internet Broadband

Major tech companies are giving away $750 million worth of products to help bridge the digital divide. During a speech earlier today, Obama gave details about the pledges from the tech companies, along with a commitment to connect more schools with broadband Internet.<p>Here’s the breakdown:<p>Apple’s …

Meet Satya Nadella, the man tasked with reinventing Microsoft

Steve Ballmer couldn't change Microsoft fast enough. During his 13-year stint as CEO, the company failed to get in front of major technological developments. It struggled to keep pace with the likes of Apple and Google in mobile and search and saw lackluster adoption of its first round of tablets. …

Hoffman withdrew $1,200 from ATM the night before he was found dead: sources

Philip Seymour Hoffman withdrew $1,200 from an ATM at a supermarket near his New York City apartment the night before he was found lifeless in his bathroom with a syringe still in his left arm, sources told NBC News.<p>The Oscar-winning actor, 46, withdrew the money in six transactions while talking …

Real Madrid vs. Espanyol: Final score 1-0, Jesé ensures Madrid advance to the semifinals

An early goal from Jesé was all Madrid needed to advance to the Copa del Rey semifinals.<p>Real Madrid's Jesé scored a lovely goal in the 7th minute and Real Madrid coasted to a 1-0 victory over Espanyol, taking their Copa del Rey quarterfinal tie 2-0 on aggregate.<p>With just a one goal advantage after …

Kevin Durant Becomes First Player Since 2003 with 11 Consecutive 30-Point Games

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 41 points in Monday's win over the Atlanta Hawks, becoming the first NBA player since Tracy McGrady in 2003 to score at least 30 points in 11 consecutive games in the same season.<p>Durant matched T-Mac's accomplishment in stylish fashion, hitting 15 …

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Tour de France Announces 2014 Teams

ASO names four wild card entries to complete the 22-team field<p><b>PARIS, January 28, 2014 (AFP) -</b> Tour de France organizers announced on Tuesday the final four teams invited to compete in this year's 101st edition of the race which begins on July 5 in Leeds, England.<p>French Pro Continental teams …