Tom Kraus

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10 Easy Shrimp Recipes Everyone Will Love

<b>1. Ginger, Garlic & Chili Shrimp</b><p>In this quick and easy recipe -- adapted from The Splendid Table's <i>How To Eat Supper</i> by Lynne Rossetto Kasper and Sally Swift -- jumbo shrimp are bathed in a brine flavored with salt, sugar and chili powder, and then sautéed with loads of fresh ginger and garlic. It's …

25 Business Books that You Won't See on Most Bookshelves

<i>Gregory Ciotti is the marketing director at Help Scout.This post originally appeared on the Help Scout blog.</i><p>Read to lead, right?<p>There are few better “hacks” in life than reading—distilled knowledge that often took years to assemble can be consumed in just a few hours.<p>The problem is that many …

New 'For Austin, by Austin' DIY music festival to launch this summer

A new "for Austin, by Austin" music festival is hoping to make a lasting impression this summer. On June 21, the first ever Solstice Austin festival …

Tag Along on This Epic Four-Day Texas Barbecue Tour

Every year, Eater New York Senior Editor <b>Nick Solares</b> embarks on an insane four-day barbecue tour of Central Texas, and this time he's documented and mapped the whole event.<p>In addition to hitting the big-name destinations like <b>Franklin Barbecue</b>, Kreuz's, Snow's and Louie Mueller, Solares and his …

Data Engineering Is The Bottleneck For The Internet Of Things

The numbers thrown out by analysts such as Gartner about savings achieved by the Internet of Things are staggering. Vendors will garner $309 billion by 2020. Positive economic impact is estimated at $1.9 trillion. But the path to creating that value is not what most people think it is.<p>The bounding …

SpotOn lets people rent out unused space for parking

David Kim needed a place in San Francisco to park the six cars he lists on RelayRides, an Airbnb-type service that lets people rent their personal autos to others over the Internet.<p>So it was only natural that he made a deal with SpotOn Parking, which lets San Francisco homeowners and businesses …

Sookasa picks up $5M to be the 'invisible security layer' for your Dropbox files

Fun fact: You can now store and share your files through Dropbox and be HIPAA compliant at the same time.<p>This is now possible because Sookasa, a San Mateo-based startup, is launching its compliance layer for cloud storage of files, starting with Dropbox integration.<p>Unlike the average Joe Smith, …

Tap Your Phone, Get Stuff (Including Funding)

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Semil Shah works on product for Swell, is a</i> TechCrunch <i>columnist, and an investor at Haystack. He blogs at Haywire, and you can follow him on Twitter at @semil.</i><p>Earlier this week, Steve Schlafman, an investor with RRE in New York City, created this image about all the various startups …

Box Launches New Tools for Developers

Box is rolling out new tools that will allow developers to build into the cloud-storage company's enterprise applications.<p>Box CEO Aaron Levie …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Five consumer tech standouts from Y Combinator’s newest class

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Thinkstock/Sergey Nivens<p>A delivery service just for healthy food, peer-to-peer fashion lending and matchmaking for …

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Movie streaming app Popcorn Time is coming back from the dead — thanks to a torrent site

For a brief moment, watching movies via BitTorrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.<p>The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple. All you had to do was download the free …

TreSensa Raises $2M To Help Build And Distribute Games For The Mobile Web

TreSensa, which offers tools for the development and distribution for mobile games, is announcing that it has raised $2 million in Series A funding.<p>Surprisingly (at least to me) TreSensa is focused on games built in HTML5 for mobile browsers. The reason, according to CEO and co-founder Robert …

6 Austin startups to watch from Capital Factory’s SXSW demo day

AUSTIN, Texas — With all the craziness that the annual South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) event brings, local startup incubator Capital Factory decided to kick things off with a demo day featuring the newest companies admitted into its program.<p>This crop includes companies tackling agriculture, …

Why The New American Workforce Wants Better Consumption, Not Just More

While spending might be up for the richest 1%, the rest of Americans are quietly revolutionizing the economy, reshaping their spending habits to reflect a desire for quality over quantity.<p>America is on strike.<p>But don’t look for picket signs and bullhorns. Instead, one by one, Americans are lifting …

Made in China

API Aggregation: Why It Matters and Eight Different Models

Creating API mashups has matured alongside the explosive growth of open APIs to create a new type of service: the API aggregation business. These …

BitTorrent Sync hits 1M users, gets faster, adds API, and adds iPad support

BitTorrent Sync, the way to sync your files without Dropbox, without the cloud, and without the risk of the NSA snooping through your private data, just hit the million-user mark.<p>Over 30 petabytes — think 1.2 trillion pictures — has now been synced with the tool, BitTorrent said.<p>In addition, the …

The Future Built on APIs

As a teaser for our thought piece on APIs, we decided to illustrate the power of APIs by imagining how our personal lives might be affected by these platforms over the next decade. This graphic shows just a few of the changes and innovations we can expect by 2025, enabled by the open API revolution …

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Big data for dummies: Gigya’s new Consumer Insights tool makes mass personalization simple

What can big data do for marketers?<p>How about letting them know each of their 10 million customers’ individual favorite sports teams? Or where they like to go on vacation? Or how they prefer to spend their leisure time? And helping marketers use that data effectively, intelligently, simply, and …

Twitter Launches Card Analytics To Let Publishers Monitor Impressions, Clicks And More

In a move that could give brands and publishers more insight into what to tweet, today Twitter is rolling out Analytics For Twitter Cards. The dashboard shows impressions, URL clicks, and app installs of a publisher’s tweets and mentions by other users, as well as easy ways to measure favorites, …

How To Set Up Your Raspberry Pi For The First Time

My Raspberry Pi arrived with the evening mail—by midnight, my husband and I had turned it into a working print server. And neither of us had any background in computer science.<p>Raspberry Pi is a computer the size of a credit card that’s so simple, anyone can program it. Designed as an introduction …

Over 60% of internet traffic doesn’t come from humans

It happened last year for the first time: bot traffic eclipsed human traffic, according to the bot-trackers at Incapsula.<p>This year, Incapsula says 61.5% of traffic on the web is non-human.<p>Now, you might think this portends the arrival of “The Internet of Things”—that ever-promised network that will …

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5 Ways To Reframe Your Thinking To Be More Like Elon Musk

How do innovative minds like Elon Musk and Steve Jobs come up with their groundbreaking ideas? Here’s five ways they think differently.<p>Drawing parallels between Elon Musk and Steve Jobs is irresistible, but how do big thinkers like them come up with their innovative ideas and how can we reframe our …

Bitcoin Fever Has Spawned 100+ Copycat Cryptocurrencies

Here’s undeniable proof that Bitcoin is on to something big: it’s inspired more than 140 copycats.<p>From AnonCoin to Zeuscoin, a veritable alphabet of cryptocurrency has popped up in the wake of Bitcoin’s mainstream success, mostly in the past two months. And while most of us think of ripoffs as just …

Requests: HTTP for Humans — Requests 2.18.4 documentation

Requests: HTTP for Humans¶<p>Release v2.18.4. (Installation)<p><b>Requests</b> is the only <i>Non-GMO</i> HTTP library for Python, safe for human consumption.<p>Note<p>The use …

Python Programming

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Appetizers & Snacks > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

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Stanford Offers Free Webinar on Startups Featuring NovoEd CEO

Entrepreneurs and innovators can often learn from the experience of others who have traveled a similar road. As part of its online Certificate …

Why Hackers and Makers Latest Toy is Puerto Rican

As we noted in a previous post on Puerto Rico’s nascent tech ecosystem, launching startups after or before graduating is still new on the island, where computer science graduates often take job offers from large corporations in the continental U.S.<p>However, Kytelabs’ story shows that things have …