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Circle Says Bitmain Leads $110 Million Investment Round

Circle Internet Financial Ltd. closed a funding round led by Bitcoin mining giant Bitmain Technologies Ltd. for $110 million -- and now it wants to …

Cryptocurrency

The church of San Biagio at sunrise (Montepulciano, Siena). Photo credit @paclight on #instagram, thanks! #discovertuscany

Blogging Jobs – February 22, 2016

Those who succeed in the writing career path never settled for a single writing project. They always seek new challenges and pursue growth. They …

Watch: Justin Timberlake Killed It at the CMAs Last Night

As they say, he can SING.<p>When it was announced that former *NSYNC member and "Suit and Tie" singer Justin Timberlake would take the stage at the 2015 Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday, there were some skeptics. But damn, did he just shut all of them down with this performance.<p>Justin …

Justin Timberlake

17 Android-only apps that will make your iPhone friends jealous

Some of the most interesting Android apps are exclusive to Android because they do something Apple wouldn't allow.<p>With apps like the one that lets you message your friends while still watching Netflix or one that lets you hack your smartphone's LED lights for custom notifications, you're guaranteed …

Soon, a 1-person startup will be worth $1 billion

Maybe I was a bit overzealous, suggesting a company could reach $1B in value without <i>any</i> full-time employees… but startup value per person (whether measured in users, or dollars, or some other way) is rising fast. Why?<p>Another way to look at the question: why do companies of more than one person …

Rory McIlroy wrote Tiger Woods a letter when he was 9 years old telling him to watch his back

In a newly published New York Times Magazine profile by Charles Siebert, there's a great anecdote about how high McIlroy set his sights as a kid.<p>McIlroy's uncle told Siebert that when McIlroy was 9 years old he wrote Tiger a letter — though it is unclear if it ever made it to him — saying he better …

These 11 Speeches from the Last Two Centuries Changed the World

<i>This post is in partnership with the History News Network, the website that puts the news into historical perspective. The article below was</i> …

Ronald Reagan

Between Vertica And Tableau, Sisense Is Taking Big Data Analytics By Storm

Eldad Farkash noticed that there were generally two types of business intelligence solutions on the market, both with major flaws. The first kind are back-end tools (solutions like Teradata, Vertica, Hadoop, Informatic). While they are powerful data crunchers and processors, they are expensive, …

The Rainforest Site

10 Weekend Reads - The Big Picture

Heckuva week. Settle into your favorite easy chair, pour yourself a hot cup-o-joe, and enjoy our longer form weekend reads:<p>• Dell’s Life After Wall …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

Frank Gehry's greatest works on show in Paris

With his unique vision and fantastical approach to architecture, winner of the 1989 Pritzker prize Frank Gehry has become an internationally …

Frank Gehry

Selfies from outer space: Self-portraits by astronauts and robots far from Earth

Space Science

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

Happiness

Kelly Clarkson Covered 'Shake It Off' And Taylor Swift Loved It

Kelly Clarkson performed in Buffalo, New York on Saturday and decided to pay tribute to Taylor Swift. Clarkson broke into a soulful cover of Swift's "Shake It Off" during her set, which then set off screams of excitement from the crowd.<p>Swift saw a video of the performance on YouTube (in which you …

Inside Tinder's Hookup Factory

How the dating app changed the way single people get together<p>Entering Tinder's modest office building in Los Angeles, where signs on the first floor …

Relationships

Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

Stormscapes 2: An Amazing Severe Weather Time-Lapse by Nicolaus Wegner | Colossal

<p>Filmed last month by Nicolaus Wegner in Wyoming, Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, and Colorado, Stormscapes 2 is a gorgeous timelapse of severe …

Our All-Time Favorite Volcano Pictures

National Geographic digs into its archives to find the most stunning and surprising photographs of volcanoes around the world.

Louis C.K.: The ESQ+A

A conversation with the stand-up and actor (and writer/director/producer) about Louie and failure and money and burgers and Bill Clinton<p><i>Originally published in the June/July 2011 issue</i><p><i>In Louis's Infiniti G35, on the way to get a bite to eat at the Comedy Cellar in New York.</i><p><b>LOUIS C.K.:</b> I love this …

Time I

Silicon Valley meets Napa Valley in the wine-making Miracle Machine

We did it, guys – we finally made a machine that harnesses the power of Jesus. At least partially, anyway. A company from Walnut Creek, California …

Five things Netflix is going to disrupt next

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Netflix (s NFLX) has made binge viewing mainstream, and demonstrated that you don’t need to be a traditional TV networks to …

TrekkSoft Raises $800K To Help Tour Providers Promote, Manage And Sell Their Tours

TrekkSoft, the Swiss startup that primarily offers a B2B solution to enable tour and other activity providers to promote, manage and sell their tours online, offline and on mobile, has raised a $800,000 seed round.<p>The new funding, which adds to the $200,000 previously pumped into the startup by its …

Financing Your Next Startup As An Uber Driver

Have a cool startup idea, and want to get it funded? You could go the traditional route, blindly sending your pitch deck to every VC in Silicon Valley. Or you could follow investors on Twitter, hoping that through casual badinage you can win the hearts (and eventually, the wallets) of your …

Haptix Quickly Hits Kickstarter Goal to Add Touch Control From Any Surface

Haptix, a little camera device that promises to turn regular surfaces into 3-D multi-touch controllers, has exceeded its Kickstarter goal of $100,000 …

Entrepreneurship

Report: Samsung Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear to ship soon after September launch

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>On September 4, Samsung is widely expected to debut the Galaxy Note 3 and possibly a smartwatch called the Galaxy Gear. …

Poutsch Is An Opinion-Gathering Platform For Tracking What The World Thinks

Here’s a startup hoping to fill the gap left by the demise of Facebook Questions: French-Belgian startup Poutsch, now based in New York and exhibiting here at TechCrunch Disrupt NY’s Startup Alley, has built a platform for tracking opinion data by crowdsourcing market research, which is …

Red Wine-Braised Short Ribs

6 Servings<p>These short ribs are even better when they're allowed to sit overnight.<p>October 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>5 pounds bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2-inch pieces<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>3 tablespoons vegetable oil<p>3 medium onions, chopped<p>3 medium carrots, peeled, …