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What Birchbox’s VC Funding Problem Says About the Tech Bubble

<i>Rory O’Driscoll is a founding member and partner at Scale Venture Partners.</i><p>Anyone who has recently skimmed through headlines about the tech world …

Why Google beat Yahoo in the war for the Internet

As we witness what may be the final days of Yahoo as an independent business, consider how just a decade ago it was running neck-and-neck with Google, now one of the world’s largest companies by market value.<p>It would be silly for anyone to claim they could have predicted how these two businesses …

20 Slack Communities For Tech Entrepreneurs You Want To Be A Part Of

Slack, just a 2-year-old messaging platform, is raising $200 million at nearly a $4 billion valuation led by Thrive Capital, reports Business Insider. Slack brings all your communication together in one place. It’s real-time messaging, archiving and search for modern teams.<p>While Slack is originally …

Startups

Here's the Full Transcript of TIME’s Interview With Apple CEO Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with TIME’s Nancy Gibbs and Lev Grossman on March 10 to discuss his company’s rapidly escalating fight with the FBI over …

Jeff Bezos and Amazon: He who laughs last, laughs best

For a brief moment yesterday, it looked like Jeff Bezos could finally thumb his nose at those who’ve been doubting him all along. His expand-at-any cost, low-margin frugality and take no prisoners, thrifty-bootstrapping strategy for Amazon had at last paid off. The company announced record …

10 tech skills that will get you a $130,000-plus salary

Finding high-paying jobs in the tech field isn't hard. But staying on top of the in-demand skills is a bit harder.<p>Job website Dice.com recently published its 2016 salary survey. The company surveyed 16,301 IT professionals in the fall of 2015 to come up with this list of average salaries for people …

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Use This Instagram Font Generator To Type Your Next Anonymous Letter

Type to Design, an online font generator, all began with a challenge. Barcelona-based graphic designers Nina Sans and Rafa Goicoechea invited other designers, artists, and illustrators to express their creativity by redrawing the letter or symbol of their choice. Some went very literal—like this …

Are You Ready To Be A Lifestyle Entrepreneur?

Enter the world of a lifestyle entrepreneur. The lifestyle entrepreneur has built their business around their ideal lifestyle. Lifestyles may vary, but it is for that person to choose which niche is right for them.<p>Are you ready to be a lifestyle entrepreneur? The benefits of lifestyle …

A startup that's actually getting teens to talk on the phone again just raised $2.2 million

Justin Spraggins says he's always been a business guy.<p>When he was 14, he picked up a copy of "Entrepreneurship for Dummies" and read it cover to cover. Two years later, he started his own painting company, going door to door passing out flyers.<p>After high school, Spraggins moved to Los Angeles and …

Here's the advice Goldman Sachs is giving its multimillionaire clients

For example, your money manager might be able to get you shares of red-hot, nonpublic companies like Uber.<p>As far as general investment advice is concerned, there's a perception that wealthy folks must be getting some pretty good information on that end as well. After all, they're rich.<p>"We expect …

The 11-Point Checklist That Will Help You Decide If Your Startup Idea Is Actually Worth Pursuing

Use this list to gain the confidence you need to finally start a business in 2016.<p>Having too many ideas may be the norm for the majority of entrepreneurs, but it can also be overwhelming and lead to the inability to move forward. Too many choices can actually derail our success and leave us no …

We gathered six directors, including Quentin Tarantino and Ridley Scott, in a room. Here's what they said.

Filmmaking is a collaborative art. Yet most movie directors work alone, in the sense that there is only one. So when a group of directors get together to talk about how they do what they do, it is with a genuine interest and curiosity in how others might approach the same problems and …

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Out of Africa: The film that made us fall in love with Kenya

Lounging on a picnic blanket high up on Kenya’s Oloololo Escarpment, I felt I had been here before. The goldenhued savannah view was instantly recognisable. That is because this part of the Maasai Mara, known as the Mara Triangle, is where some of the most famous scenes in Out of Africa were filmed.<p>…

What Xooglers Should Know When Entering the Startup World

In 2011, I left Google to join a startup after five years of working as a Software Engineer (I’m back, btw). I had helped build some great things and …

What is Hadoop - An Easy Explanation For Absolutely Anyone

<i>Originally posted here by Bernard Marr</i>.<p>When you learn about Big Data you will sooner or later come across this odd sounding word: Hadoop - but what …

Victims of the Paris Attacks: A Gallery

Inside Mark Zuckerberg’s Bold Plan For The Future Of Facebook

Facebook is firing on all cylinders. Now Mark Zuckerberg is looking to the decade ahead, from AI to VR to drones.<p><b>“Mark is fixing stuff.”</b><p>I’m killing time in the Frank Gehry–designed Building 20, whose signature feature is its soaring 434,000 square feet of open space, the latest addition to …

Why cards are dominating mobile design

When it comes to app design, 2015 is the Year of the Card.<p>Screen-size cards are everywhere, from websites to native apps and are designed to look like their physical counterparts. It’s an easy way for you to shuffle through a series of digital containers with the flick of a thumb.<p><i>Photo credit:</i> …

UI Design

How Apple Is Giving Design A Bad Name

For years, Apple followed user-centered design principles. Then something went wrong.<p>Once upon a time, Apple was known for designing easy-to-use, easy-to-understand products. It was a champion of the graphical user interface, where it is always possible to discover what actions are possible, …

Ex-Nike Designer On How To Cultivate Tomorrow’s Top Creative Talent

The former lead designer on the Jordan brand, who left to build Vessyl, has landed at Accel to foster young talent from atypical places.<p>Detroit. Chicago. Atlanta. Minnesota. They’re not your stereotypical breeding grounds for the next star of Silicon Valley. But it’s these middle American urban …

Here's What Ex-Googlers Know (That You Don't)

A VC explains why a stint at Google is a huge leg up for a would-be founder.<p>Google churns out great products, but that's not the only thing the tech company is continually creating. It's also an entrepreneur factory. Ex-Googlers have gone on to found plenty of successful startups. When top VC firm …

Startups

What Virgin Mobile’s Cofounder Wants You to Know About Silicon Valley

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider netwo</i><i>rk is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

5 Questions Guaranteed to Weed Out Bad Job Candidates

Here are some of the best interview questions to find the best talent.<p>You've launched your startup, you've probably pinned down some investors, and all signs point to a "real" business. However, you are just getting started. Every time you add someone new to the team, they're a new "moving part" …

Affordable motion capture suit lets you experience the full potential of virtual reality

Although the virtual reality space is rapidly filling up with accessories to help us better interact with imaginary worlds, we still don't have an …

How This Visionary Entrepreneur Is Shattering Old-School Barriers to Education

Michael Karnjanaprakorn thinks anyone can be a teacher -- doers, dreamers, thinkers, tinkerers. Anyone, yourself included. No college degree, formal training or accreditation required. All you need is knowledge and passion, and an eagerness to share both.<p>The 33-year-old entrepreneur and world …

Elon Musk said when Tesla was founded, he thought the company would ‘most likely die’

"If you would have asked me at the beginning of Tesla if I would have thought that we would be here, I would have said 'no.' I thought we would most likely not succeed. I thought we would most likely die," Musk said in a recent interview with Marketplace.<p>Of course, there days Tesla can't seem to …

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Spotlight: Photographer and Web Designer Eric E. Anderson

<b>My name is</b> Eric E. Anderson and I live in Brooklyn, NY. I am a web designer, a template developer at Squarespace and a practicing photographer in my offscreen time. Originally from Kansas City, I am the son of an engineer and artist. I’m equally my father’s and mother’s son, inheriting both the …

J.P. Morgan's Mary Erdoes on the economy: "We've never been in better shape"

The Middle East is unraveling, the Chinese economy is sputtering, and a migration crisis is crippling Europe.<p>What keeps Mary Callhan Erdoes, CEO of …

Economics Nobel Prize Winner Radically Redefined What It Means To Be Poor

The work of Princeton professor Angus Deaton focuses on measuring poverty around the world.<p>Princeton professor Angus Deaton won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday for his work on consumption, income and poverty.<p>Much of his work focuses on how to measure poverty around the …

The Jack Dorsey Productivity Secret That Enables Him To Run Two Companies At Once

Jack Dorsey was named CEO (again) of Twitter last week, and he’ll continue to hold the same title at pre-IPO Square.<p>How can Dorsey run <i>two</i> companies when most of us struggle to keep up with one job? What’s his secret to getting it all done?<p>I recently interviewed over 200 billionaires, millionaires …

Time Management