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Marc Andreessen: ALL Of The Biggest, Oldest Tech Companies Will Be Forced To Break Up

And this is only the beginning, predicts super investor Marc Andreessen, who was involved in two of these. He sits on the boards of eBay and HP.<p>Andreessen thinks <i>every</i> enormous older tech company will follow suit, he told Bloomberg's Emily Chang at the Salesforce Dreamforce Conference on …

Startups

This 20-Year-Old From Brooklyn Is So Successful, He Owns His Own Chinese Factory

Inventor Alex Shlaferman, 20, founder of Vante Toys, has already done it, and not just once, but multiple times. The first time he was only 15.<p>And 2014 will be another milestone year, he says. He expects his consumer-products company, founded when he was 16, to do about $10 million in revenue.<p>His …

Magic

How Being Entrepreneur-In-Residence Helped This Man Build His Fourth Startup After Selling His Third One For $500 Million

The basic idea is to have a serial entrepreneur come in to work and join the company's meetings, working on different projects until that person comes up with a new startup idea.<p>Although there's no written rule, the company that hires the EIR often gets the first call to invest in that new startup …

Startups

ICAHN: Tim, You're An Awesome CEO, But ...

In sum, he wants the company to repurchase "a lot more" stock and "sooner."<p>"We are simply asking you to help us convince the board to repurchase a lot more, and sooner. We feel compelled to do so because we forecast such impressive earnings growth over the next few years, and therefore we believe …

Investing

Intel intern invents lifesaving 'smart' wheelchair

<b>A 20-year-old summer intern at chip giant Intel has created an internet-connected wheelchair.</b><p>The wheelchair collects data to gather information to flag emergencies - for example when a user has slumped forward.<p>It can also monitor that the chair itself is functioning properly.<p>The robotics student, …

North America

Why association boards must read contracts — even the boilerplate

<b>Question:</b> A vendor to our homeowner association handed the board his contract, assuring, "It's just a formality, everyone signs it." As they have countless times before, the board directors sign it. Sometimes they pay the association attorney to read a contract, but he invariably says, "Sign it, …

Enterprise App Marketplaces Respond To Pain Points In Corporate IT

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jim Franklin is the CEO of</i> <i>SendGrid</i><i>, a cloud-based email service.</i><p>Enterprise application marketplaces have grown significantly in number and stature in recent years. This trend has emerged as a response to developers in corporate IT departments who are stifled by lengthy procurement …

10 Huge Time-Wasting Mental Habits | Inc.com

All of us seem to feel as though we don't have enough time, but few of us consider that we're indulging in behaviors that suck up our time for no possible purpose. Here are 10 common time wasters that we can all live without:<p>1. Wondering what other people are thinking.<p>Until such time as we invent …

Self-help

Academics plan a broader view of finance

They have been co-authors for nearly 30 years, but it has taken almost as long for Franklin Allen and Douglas Gale, two of the world’s top finance …

Nonprofits

India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

AT&T & Chernin Buy Fullscreen, the Big YouTube Video Network

This deal indicates a growing interest in subscription video services for the joint venture.<p>Otter Media, the Web video joint venture between AT&T and the Chernin Group, is confirming its deal to buy a controlling stake in Fullscreen, one of the biggest YouTube networks.<p>This is the transaction we …

One Of London's Greatest Achievements May Soon Be Replicated

FORGET the Shard; put aside the dome of St Paul's Cathedral. Perhaps the greatest feat of engineering in London lies underground. Joseph Bazalgette's sewerage network, built between 1859 and 1875, runs for about 21,000km (13,000 miles) underneath the city.<p>A mass of tunnels, archways and cavernous …

England

It May Be 'Perfectly Normal', But It's Also Frequently Banned

Banned Books Week kicks off Sunday: Each year, the American Library Association takes this week to sponsor events all over the country to talk about the books that shock, offend and generally make Americans uncomfortable.<p>Violence and curse words are two of the top three reasons books get banned in …

Avon bets on e-commerce makeover to win back Ladies...and save U.S. business

Avon wants its army of Ladies to go from “Ding Dong” to “Click Click.”<p>The world’s largest direct-selling company has long been part of American lore …

Census data on poverty show results of economic policy gone wrong

The headline number in last week's release of Census Bureau data on poverty was pretty good. It was widely noted that the rate dropped significantly for the first time since 2006, with especially sharp declines among children and Latino families.<p>A peek under the hood, however, reveals the dismal …

Meet The PayPal Mafia, The Richest Group Of Men In Silicon Valley

The company founded by Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, and Max Levchin has spawned three billionaires, many, many millionaires, and generation-defining companies. Here, we break down the key players from the most notorious group in Silicon Valley.<p>The picture above features some of the most poorly dressed …

Silicon Valley

A Nuclear Primer -- It's All About Uranium

Nuclear energy is growing around the world after a twenty-five-year lull. Forty-four reactors are under construction in China, Russia and India alone (NEI), five in the United States, and over 600 are planned worldwide in the next 30 years. Since there is a worry that nuclear energy can lead to the …

Phones 4u won't be the last casualty as the smartphone boom goes bust

Mobile networks are opening more stores and cutting out intermediaries to survive as the UK market reaches saturation<p>Don't be fooled by the scenes of people queueing at Apple stores around the country last Friday to bag the latest iPhones. The reality is that the phone business in this country is …

Teen Entrepreneur Megan Grassell Used Her Frustration To Fuel A Business

Last month I had the pleasure of meeting teen entrepreneur Megan Grassell, now 19, at an energy summit in Jackson Hole, WY. Grassell is the founder of Yellowberry, a company that sells age-appropriate pre-teen bras and messages of empowerment to girls.<p>A year ago, while shopping for bras with her …

iPhone 6: Customers around the world queue for days

Apple's new gadget the iPhone 6 has gone on sale around the world - but many customers have been queuing for days to get their hands on one.<p>Sales in Japan are by reservation, but many people still spent several days outside stores in Tokyo where there was a festival atmosphere, with many in fancy …

Hong Kong

Indian TV sacks newsreader over 'Eleven Jinping' blunder

The blunder occurred late Thursday night in a report by India's public broadcaster Doordarshan on President Xi Jinping's high-profile first state visit to India.<p>Local news site Quartz Friday quoted Doordarshan chief executive Jawahar Sircar as saying the newscaster had been sacked and steps had …

India