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Apple to join Facebook in paying for female employees to freeze eggs to defer child-raising

<i>NBC</i> is reporting that Apple will offer female employees up to $20,000 to cover the costs of freezing their eggs if they want to defer having children until later in their career, following the example of Facebook which recently introduced the same employee benefit.<p>Fertility specialists advise that …

A Wearable Drone That Launches Off Your Wrist To Take Your Selfie

“Oh man, this would make a great picture. I wish there was someone else here to take our picture for us so we didn’t have to take a selfie!”<p>Has this ever happened to you?<p>Of course it has. You’re a human being in the 21st century who reads tech blogs.<p>The Nixie aims to solve that. It’s, as crazy as …

Opinion: Bill Gross is definitely the smartest guy in the room at Janus

Pimco co-founder Bill Gross made a splash Friday, leaving the company in a way that seemed designed to cause as much turmoil as possible.<p>His move to …

Investing

Minecraft Shows Why Game Cloning Can Be a Good Thing

"I started working on a clone of Infiniminer. That's pretty geeky. =D"<p>In May 2009, a poster on the forums of the popular Web comic xkcd asked fellow forum-goers: What was the “most geeky thing” they had done recently?<p>The original poster was watching the BBC’s “Walking With…” animal history series …

15 Awesome Things We Learned From Steve Jobs' 1985 Playboy Interview

As with most long interviews with the late CEO, it's filled with fantastic nuggets about his life, Apple, and the future of computing.<p>We pulled out our 15 favorite quotes and anecdotes for you to check out.

Andy Warhol

5 Ways I Used a Reverse Book Club to Write a Bestseller

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Much like starting a business, writing a book is a huge gamble. The chances of getting an agent or signing a book deal with a major publisher are minuscule. As an entrepreneur, I learned a long time ago that gambling is a dangerous way to …

Writing

Destiny's estimated $6.7M TV-ad campaign focused heavily on 'The Simpsons' marathon and the NFL

If you enjoy watching animated sitcoms or football, chances are you’ve seen a commercial or two (hundred) for publisher Activision’s blockbuster shooter Destiny over the past few weeks.<p>The company spent approximately $6.7 million to advertise the online multiplayer game on television, according to …

Rocket Internet targets $970M IPO

German startup incubator Rocket Internet is planning an initial public offering, according to a statement on its site.<p>Rocket Internet is most known for creating copy-cat companies — replicas of Internet companies that have already found success.<p>The company will float a roughly 15% stake in the …

Harvard's health school gets record $350M gift

BOSTON (AP) — Harvard University announced Monday that its school of public health has received a record $350 million donation to support students and bolster research into major global health threats.<p>The gift, the largest single donation in the history of the university, came from a philanthropic …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Do Better Work by Taking Time Off

<i>Jason SurfrApp is the founder of IWearYourShirt and author of Creativity For Sale. Want to read more of his writing? Go to MoreJason.com.</i><p>I can remember it clear as day. The first year of IWearYourShirt was coming to a (fun and profitable) end and people were emailing in to congratulate me on …

U.S. housing turning the corner, inflation creeping up | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales hit an eight month-high in June, suggesting the housing market was gradually regaining momentum and would help the economy to stay on a higher growth path this year.<p>A home for sale is seen in Great Falls, Virginia August 23, 2010. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque<p>The …

Avoid a U.S. stock market meltdown and go global

Last week, I listed concerns of a stock market correction in the U.S., including high valuations and a weaker-than-expected economy. Investors seemed …

Stock Markets

Venture Capital Keeps Austin Startups Flush

Austin investors may not be keeping the city weird, but they’re sure keeping its startup scene humming.<p>Like the rest of the country, venture capitalists in the Capital City are riding a wave of exits to big new numbers in startups financed and capital committed over the past few quarters. With the …

Engineers and data rule the secretive world of F1 racing

Drivers and mechanics and the billionaires who back them may appear to be the force behind Formula One racing, but a day spent trackside at the Montreal's F1 race quickly reveals how engineers and data rule.<p>Roam the grounds of Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, and engineers are everywhere: In the Mercedes …

Medicine's Big Problem with Big Data: Information Hoarding

Information that may offer medical insights has been locked away in the filing cabinets of doctors' offices.<p>Researchers at IBM, Berg Pharma, Memorial Sloan Kettering, UC Berkeley and other institutions are exploring how artificial intelligence and big data can be used to develop better treatments …

Dear Clients, Please Stop: Ten Ways Founders Sabotage Themselves

As you know, Bob, I spend my Saturdays ranting opining here on TechCrunch, but I spend my work weeks writing software, building apps, sites, and services for the fine startup-to-Fortune-500 clients of the software consultancy HappyFunCorp. (Check out our spiffy new web site!) In that time I have …

Web immortality: the social media sites that keep you alive in the digital world

Lawrence Darani is dying. Two years ago doctors told him his lung condition was incurable and gave him only two years to live. But the day I meet him, he's completely at ease, drinking tea, sitting back in the armchair of his bright south London living room, his black cat curled in his lap. He's …

The internet of things isn’t about things. It’s about cheap data.

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>Credit: (c) 2013 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com<p>The value that comes from connecting your thermostat to the internet isn’t …

The fastest way to break the glass ceiling

Several weeks ago, I temporarily moved my family to San Francisco to grow my startup.<p>Looking back on my entrepreneurial journey so far, there were many reasons I'd wanted to say goodbye to the corporate life. But the one that sticks out is the moment I realized that, no matter how hard I worked in …