William Marleau

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The 4 Rules of Cast-Iron Cooking

Harness the power of the ultimate piece of kitchen hardware<p>The more you cook, the more you realize that the best kitchen tools are often the simplest. One sharp chef’s knife is far more valuable than a 62-piece knife set. One big stainless-steel bowl will do more for you than the latest plastic …

Turns out Twitter is even more politically polarized than you thought

This is what Twitter looks like when two groups with different political views talk about the same thing:<p>As part of a new study on Twitter’s network structures, the Pew Research Center and the Social Media Research Foundation tracked a single hashtag related to America’s budget conflict over two …

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Secret revealed: inside the most scandalous social network

Will anonymity make Secret essential reading — or become its undoing?<p>Late on a Saturday evening in San Francisco, at a party filled with tech workers, people keep retreating to odd corners to stare at their phones. This happens at every party these days, of course, but what’s different here is that …

We Are Approaching The Economic Singularity

<b>The 2014 Strategic Investment Conference: Investing in a Transformational World Stuck in a Liquidity Trap</b> <b><br>The Economic Singularity</b> <b><br>The Minsky Moment</b> <b><br>The Event Horizon</b> <b><br>The Glide Path</b> <b><br>Los Angeles, Miami, Washington DC, Argentina, and South Africa</b><p>I fully intended to write today about a recently released …

Bicycle Startup Blaze Pulls In Investment From Index Ventures And Sir Richard Branson

London-based Blaze has officially launched it’s innovative front bike light with a laser projection, and starts shipping worldwide at the end of this month. The Laserlight is the first of its kind, and was a finalist at the TechCrunch Hardware Battlefield at CES earlier this year. Blaze has also …

Brightup Is A Smart Home Lighting System That Works With Your Existing Bulbs And Lamps

Smart home lighting is a growing field, with entrants including Philips and LIFX, but one other new contender has a different approach that might appeal more to some. The Brightup system consists of plug socket hardware and in-wall dimmers, connected to and controlled by a central hub via Z-Wave RF …

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FORTUNE — Stewart Butterfield hasn’t had a hit since Flickr, the photo-sharing site he sold to Yahoo (YHOO) back in 2005. But with Slack, his newish company’s latest offering, the serial entrepreneur thinks he’s on to something big — a potential replacement to clunky, cumbersome e-mail …

How CivicScience is massively disrupting consumer research, 400 million opinions a year

Free is a really attractive business model if you want to grow fast. Which is probably why CivicScience has found a way to give free research to journalists and free visitor information to websites … and a way to make money selling something else to an entirely different market.<p>The site has …

BuildDirect’s $27M round is a testament to smart analytics

BuildDirect, a Vancouver-based company provider of discount home-improvement products, has raised a $27.3 million ($30 million Canadian) series B …