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14 books Mark Zuckerberg thinks everyone should read

He wanted his selections to focus on "different cultures, beliefs, histories, and technologies."<p>"Books allow you to fully explore a topic and immerse yourself in a deeper way than most media today," Zuckerberg wrote on his personal Facebook page. "I'm looking forward to shifting more of my media …

Yahoo just bought the social shopping startup Polyvore

Polyvore, a social commerce site that lets users make artisitic product collages, was founded by three Yahoo alums.<p>Jess Lee, the company's CEO and fourth "honorary founder" has actually said before that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has helped shape her career.<p>She'll be joining the company and reporting …

What Kind of Shape is the On-Demand Economy In?

And as of late, none of them have been able to escape negative headlines:<p>Now that the On-Demand economy has secured its place in the conversation …

Startups

Amazon’s Launchpad showcases the newest gadgets from startups

Online retailing giant Amazon is launching a new place for the hottest startups to showcase and market their gadgets and other items.<p>While Amazon …

Amazon partners with Andreessen Horowitz and Y Combinator on a new marketplace for startups

Amazon is launching a new marketplace specifically geared at startups, called Launchpad.<p>The Everything Store is partnering with Y Combinator, Andreessen Horowitz, and Indiegogo to source and vet startups for its new site. Each startup will get a product page where it can upload a product video and …

Startups

Amazon's Marketplace For Startups Looks Great—If You Can Get In

Amazon has opened up a new streamlined sales channel for startups called LaunchPad. If you’ve got something to sell—a recently Kickstarted invention, say—then LaunchPad lets you put it in front of millions of Amazon customers and distribute it through the e-commerce giant’s massive pipeline. Your …

Amazon gives startups a platform with its new marketplace called Launchpad

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i> Amazon Debuting on the heels on Prime Day is Amazon's latest venture, a brand new marketplace for startups called Launchpad. The …

Customer Service

Android 5.1 Lollipop rolls out for the Xperia Z3 and Z2 ranges

Following an array of handset updates to Android 5.0, Sony has begun rolling out Android 5.1 Lollipop to a range of is Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z2 branded smartphones, bringing a selection of software improvements and some new customization options.<p>The update applies to the Xperia Z3, Xperia Z3 …

Android News

How To Raise Money For A Startup

Startups

catching, optional, Ink Blue

Blackball Media<p>As we wave goodbye to our previous generation Qashqai, I not only wave hello to AOL Cars, I welcome the arrival of our shiny new …

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

How to Take Free Courses from Top Universities

You can continue your education with some amazing and free online resources available from top universities. These institutions offer many of their …

The Most Painless Way to Develop a Business Model | Inc.com

The big idea behind the map--and the arrangement of the blocks--is that it helps users to see which elements of their business model will influence others.<p>"It's like a balloon--when you push on one side, it will affect the other side," Osterwalder said during a recent Stanford Entrepreneurship …

Small Business

This Map Shows What $100 Is Actually Worth In Your State

Money goes further in some states than others.<p>The Tax Foundation released a map, via Elliot Turner, showing the relative value of $100 in every state compared with the national average using the data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.<p>In expensive states like New York, you can afford …

New Jersey

The Only Job With an Industry Devoted to Helping People Quit

So many lawyers want out that there are consultants and coaches who specialize in getting them pointed in a new direction.<p>I went to law school because I didn’t know what to do after college and I'm bad at math. Law school seemed like a safe, respectable path and gave me an easy answer to what I was …

DICOM Grid raises $6M for digital medical imaging platform

X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans often are at the center of medical diagnoses, but in digital form, they’re usually very large and hard to transmit.<p>An Phoenix, Arizona company called DICOM Grid has developed a cloud-based service that eases that pain, providing a way to share images among clinicians and …

Battery tech playing catch-up with energy-hungry mobiles

<b>Mobile devices have transformed our lives, giving us the freedom to talk, work, watch and listen on the move.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of BusinessCouncils 'wasting millions' on ITTech promises sustainable healthcareMobile brightening Africa's futureCan we 'green' our toxic buildings?War on …

Clean Energy

Why China’s rich are leaving

Earlier this year, the best company at surveying the rich in China announced that more than 60% of the people it surveyed had already immigrated to …

Industries

The City

The Week in Review: When Tech Took Over

Inside Flipboard / June 14, 2013<p>Apple’s annual developer conference, WWDC, caught much of the tech community’s attention early this week. The tech …

The Week in Review: A Window Seat on the Aviation World

Inside Flipboard / July 12, 2013<p>Asiana Flight 214 crashed while attempting to land at San Francisco International Airport on July 6, and while the …

The age of the smart lightbulb is coming

A Silicon Valley inventor has created a smart lightbulb that you can control with a smartphone app.<p>Kelly Coffey, the founder and chief executive of Smartbotics, told the <i>San Jose Mercury News</i> that the Robosmart lightbulb is selling in his hometown of Los Gatos, Calif., and he hopes it will be in …

Roughly two-and-a-half years after the revolutions in the Arab world, not a single country is yet plainly on course to become a stable, peaceful democracy. The countries that were more hopeful have been struggling. No wonder some have come to think the Arab spring is doomed. That view is at best premature, at worst wrong http://econ.st/1aupVre