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Google Glass warfare fuels San Francisco debate

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — The Molotov in the Lower Haight neighborhood could be considered a classic dive bar.<p>It is fairly dark and funky inside, …

Google Glass

Starting Up? Think Twice Before You Work From Home.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>For the last 20 years, I've struggled with the work-from-home policy. In theory, I love the idea of working from home; I just think it’s a bad idea for startups. While I don't doubt that many people can -- and have -- made it work, let me …

Startups

Congrats WhatsApp! Here Is How the Other 99% of Startups Get It Done

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>"Hooray, another multi-billion dollar acquisition!"<p>I’m sure most entrepreneurs didn’t wake up exclaiming that when they found out WhatsApp was purchased by Facebook. While the news is great, and we’re bound to see a few more Lamborghinis …

Small Business

How To Cope with Your Insane Jealousy Of The WhatsApp Deal

<i>Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: A Guide to Building Habit Forming Products and blogs at NirAndFar.com.</i><p>Wednesday was my birthday. It should have been a great day. My wife and daughter had prepared a delicious breakfast, I had lunch with close friends, and I finished up some writing …

Business As Usual In The New Silicon Valley

Now here is one spectacular tale. A company, with little PR or marketing, grows in just a handful of years to connect half a billion people around the world through a simple messaging app. The company gets acquired for a hefty sum; in this case, the largest sum ever in the history of venture-backed …

Inside The Revolutionary Computer Vision Chip At The Heart Of Google’s Project Tango Phone

At the core of Google’s freshly announced experimental Project Tango smartphone platform is a vision processor called the Myriad 1, manufactured by chip startup Movidius and its CEO Remi El-Ouazzane. The chip is being used by Google’s Advanced Technology And Projects Group, retained in the Motorola …

Problem In Tinder Dating App Leaked User Locations

Tinder, one of the hottest dating apps, is making headlines for more than making matches. A security firm, IncludeSec, recently revealed a major problem in Tinder’s app that could allow hackers to accurately pinpoint users geographically using high school math.<p>Tinder is used to find people in your …

How Facebook Can Supercharge WhatsApp

Just because WhatsApp will “operate independently” doesn’t mean Facebook won’t put its 6,000-employee muscle behind its new acquisition. We’ve heard a lot about how WhatsApp will save Facebook from losing the international messaging war, but sources close to the parent company tell me it actually …