Rafael Soultanov

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America's Best 20 Hikes

1. Hanging Lake, CO<p>Distance: 3.2 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 1,050 ft | Learn more.<p>Photo: Nicola Easterby<p>2. The Enchantments, WA<p>Distance: 8 miles round trip | Elevation gain: 2,600 ft | Learn more.<p>Photo: Mikaela Tangeman<p>3. Angel's Landing, UT<p>Distance: 5 miles round trip | Elevation gain: …

Hiking

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Costa Rica

The best extreme outdoor adventures in America

There’s no need to leave the country to get your thrills. Hell, some urban adrenaline junkies don’t even leave their city. Whether your idea of …

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

Mars

Apple And IBM Seize The Mobile Moment To Energize Enterprise Software

Quick, what was the biggest tech story of 2014? According to mobile analyst Horace Dediu, it was the deal between Apple and IBM to collaborate on the next generation of enterprise apps. In his post Friday, Biggest News of 2014, Dediu writes, “this new union is profoundly important. It indicates and …

You're Doing AdWords Wrong (Here's How to Make It Right)

<b>Get custom recommendations for boosting conversions</b> with our landing page grader tool. Learn what to fix in minutes.<p>Growing up, I wasn’t the type of …

AdWords

Assassin’s Creed: Unity’s framerate is worse on PlayStation 4 than Xbox One

Ubisoft released its latest Assassin’s Creed today, and it’s one of the first games to run significantly better on Xbox One than PlayStation 4.<p>Assassin’s Creed: Unity is a beautiful game, but those highly detailed visuals comes at a cost: the framerate isn’t great. On Xbox One, it was passable, but …

The default mode for managers needs a reset | Financial Times

Grayson Perry, the transvestite artist, took aim last month at “default man”: the cabal of white, middle-class, heterosexual, middle-aged males who …

Why We Shouldn't Stop Innovating on Email

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Teaching

The First Step To Building A Growth Machine

4 reasons why Brian Balfour emphasize s process first and tactics second.<p>1. Growth Is The Sum Of A Lot Of Small Parts<br>2. Rate Of Change Is …

3 great reasons to give away your precious tech under an open-source license

Earlier this week, cloud provider Joyent did a surprising thing: It shared its finely tuned cloud software, SmartDataCenter, under an open-source license.<p>But while it might seem like the company is giving away its high-value intellectual property at a time when Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have …

Mobile app developers: Here's an API for user acquisition

CEO David Dundas calls it the “Stripe for mobile advertising.” That might be a little over the top, but the point is made: Decisive is trying to make the hardest problem in mobile development as simple as adding an API.<p>“Most app developers neglect app promotion because it seems like a black box,” …

Uber is reportedly raising at least $1B more, pushing past $17B valuation

Uber may be in the process of raising another $1 billion dollars in funding.<p>No, really.<p>Word of the new funding round arrives five months after the company announced a $1.2 billion raise at a “record” $17 billion valuation.<p>According to The Financial Times, this new raise will (obviously) move Uber’s …

Lyft Accuses Former COO Of Stealing Confidential Documents Before Joining Uber

On-demand rides startup Lyft is taking its former COO Travis VanderZanden to court for breach of his confidentiality agreement and fiduciary duty weeks after the executive joined arch-rival Uber.<p>In a complaint filed this afternoon in San Francisco Superior Court, Lyft claims VanderZanden downloaded …