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A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

Somewhere Over the Brainbow: The Unicorn Window is Closing

People used to worry about the “IPO window” closing before they could get their company significantly far along to exit. Now, with the rise of …

Venture capitalists flock to invest in Spain's flourishing startup scene

This week, entrepreneurs and investors from across Spain and Latin America will descend on Madrid’s Las Ventas bullring for 'The South Summit', one …

Here’s the No. 1 Biggest Reason Why Some Startups Succeed (and Most Others Fail)

Hint--it's not about the money.<p>What's the biggest factor separating successful new ventures from the vast majority that fail?<p>Recently, one of my colleagues pointed me toward a TED talk given by Bill Gross, an inveterate entrepreneur who also started Idealab. Gross analyzed 200 companies--half of …

Startups

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A couple has been road tripping across the US for 3 years and took these incredible pictures

They soon fell in love with the lifestyle and decided to make their Volkswagen bus — Sunshine — their permanent home.<p>The couple carries everything they own in the van; they have nothing in storage, and they like it that way.<p>"I think that there's an extreme freedom in having nothing to lose," Rachel …

Time Travel

7 lies you tell yourself that could impact your success

Some of the lies are harmless, but others hold us back. Those lies manifest themselves in little habits and patterns for problem solving and getting work accomplished that only seem to be effective.<p>Give yourself a chance to rethink the things you 'know to be true' to help you move forward in a more …

4 Things You Didn't Know About the Crazy Growth of Content Marketing

Find out what LinkedIn and Indeed reveal about the growing need for content marketing.<p>In January 2014, Rand Fishkin made the following prediction for the coming year:<p><i>Resumes listing "Content Marketing" will grow faster than either SEO or "Social Media Marketing"</i><p>A year later, we pondered whether or …

Marketing

Google Forecloses On Content Farms With "Panda" Algorithm Update

In January, Google promised that it would take action against content farms that were gaining top listings with “shallow” or “low-quality” content. …

Algorithms

8 Mexican Slang Words You Should Know

Image<p>It's <b>Cinco De Mayo</b>, and we're celebrating all things <i>Mexicano.</i> Yes, that means (responsibly) drinking margaritas, taking tequila shots, and eating our body weight in tacos, enchiladas, refried beans, and guacamole. We encourage you to also respectfully celebrate many of the things that make …

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CoRI™ Retirement Income Planning Tool

<b>This information should not be relied upon as investment advice, research, or a recommendation by BlackRock regarding (i) the use or suitability of</b> …

The Biggest Business Comebacks Of The Past 20 Years

Our verdict is in: Apple staged the most impressive recovery of the last 20 years. Here are 19 others that overcame hard times.<p>Apple: The Most Impressive Business Comeback Of The Past 20 Years<p>In our fast-changing, startup-crazed economy, it can seem like only the newest companies have the agility …

Keurig accidentally created the perfect business model for hardware startups

It’s no secret that investors don’t like hardware businesses. Despite the eternal frustration of startup founders, investor distaste in physical …

A Hostel That Wants Every Traveler to Be a Friend

The word hostel might not conjure up the most pleasant of images, but luckily places like the Backstay Hostel in Ghent are looking to change that …