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Startup God Paul Graham Reveals The Single Most Important Quality To Look For In Company

Paul Graham, one of founders of prestigious startup incubator Y Combinator, has seen hundreds of startups come and go over the years. Not all of them turn out to be massive successes like Dropbox or Airbnb, but Graham revealed in an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang the single most important thing to look for: Authenticity. Show More Summary

This Female Game Developer Was Harassed So Severely On Twitter She Had To Leave Her Home

Game developer Brianna Wu and her husband left their home last night after receiving death threats via Twitter, Wu tweeted on Saturday. The couple called the police after Wu recieved violent and graphic death threats on Twitter. Based...Show More Summary

After 2 Weeks With The iPhone 6 Plus, This Is The Thing That's Most Impressive About The Phone (AAPL)

I've now had the iPhone 6 Plus for just over two weeks. I still love it. I still think it's the best phone for most people. In the two weeks that I've owned it, there's one thing about the phone that blows me away — battery life. The big screen is nice, and probably the best feature. Show More Summary

Mobile Advertising Is Exploding And Will Grow Much Faster Than All Other Digital Ad Categories

Mobile is growing faster than all other digital advertising formats in the US, as advertisers begin allocating dollars to catch the eyes of a growing class of "mobile-first" users. Historically, there has been a big disparity between...Show More Summary

The 12 Best News And Reading Apps In The World

Whether you're at home or on the go, it's always handy to have something to read. We've already put together the definitive list of the best mobile apps out right now, but this collection focuses on the best news and reading apps around. Show More Summary

It Looks Like You'll Be Able To Buy Samsung's Strange, Curvy New Galaxy Phone Soon

Samsung said its Galaxy Note Edge would be available in the US sometime this fall, but we haven't heard any news about its debut since then. Now, the curvy smartphone has just passed through the Federal Communications Commission (via PhoneArena), which means it'll probably be up for sale soon. Show More Summary

The 'Internet of Things' Will Be The World's Biggest Device Market And Save Companies Billions Of Dollars

The Internet of Things (IoT) is beginning to grow significantly, as consumers, businesses, and governments recognize the benefit of connecting inert devices to the internet. In an all-new report from BI Intelligence, we examine whatShow More Summary

The Life Of A Billionaire Can Actually Be Pretty Tough

Poor Larry Page and Mark Zuckerberg. They're worth billions of dollars, and that makes life hard. Actually, it kind of does, and Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham explains why. Graham's startup accelerator program yielded a few billionaire founders of its own, including Dropbox's Drew Houston and the founders of Airbnb. Show More Summary

LEAKED: Apple Pay Will Probably Launch Next Week

Apple says its first mobile payment system will launch this month, but has yet to confirm a specific date. Now, a new leaked memo suggests Walgreens will begin rolling out the service next week on Oct. 18. The memo, which was obtained and published by MacRumors, says Apple Pay will be launching on Oct. Show More Summary

REPORT: Google Is Planning Its Next Major Tablet Launch Just Ahead Of Apple's iPad Announcement (GOOG)

Google may unveil its next tablet on Oct. 15, just one day before Apple is expected to introduce its next iPad, according to a new report from blog Bright Side Of News (via 9to5Google). The site also claims the tablet, presumably called the Nexus 9, will cost $399 when it hits stores on Nov. Show More Summary

This VC Is Helping Space Exploration Become A 'Multi-Billion' Industry

Spend a few minutes talking to space tech venture capitalists Ilya Golubovich and Mike Lousteau of I2BF Global Ventures, and you'll feel psyched about the future of humanity. Known as green tech investors, Golubovich, based in Moscow, and Lousteau, in New York, have fallen in love with the nascent space industry. Show More Summary

'Daredevil' Actor Points Out The One Clear Advantage Netflix Has Over TV

Marvel showed off the first footage for its upcoming "Daredevil" show at New York Comic Con Friday to much enthusiasm. The show will be streamed exclusively on Netflix in 2015. During the panel, Marvel television president Jeph LoebShow More Summary

This Robotic Bartender Just Raised $2 Million To Spice Up Your Normal Cocktail Ritual

It's Saturday night and you're desperately scrounging through your fridge to find a few mixer options to suit the pregaming desires of you and your friends, but all you've got is an old looking bottle of cranberry juice. It ain't easy to be the one mixing the drinks. Show More Summary

The New Snowden Documentary Is Utterly Fascinating — And Critically Flawed

Warning: Spoilers. Documentarian Laura Poitras spent a lot of time with Edward Snowden in his Hong Kong room from June 3 to June 10, and her new fi lm sets the stage for what may be the biggest national security leak in history. " Citizenfour"...Show More Summary

Check Out The Crazy, Neon 'Offices' Of This Silicon Valley Scavenger Hunt Startup

CLASH isn't your typical company, so it makes sense that its "office" spaces are quirky too. Founded by Joe Garvey in 2012, CLASH is a social scavenger hunt startup that has hosted events for major Silicon Valley tech companies like Google, Facebook, Salesforce, Lyft, Vox, Yelp, Pinterest, Fitbit, Cisco, Pandora, and Sony, among others. Show More Summary

The Future Of Books Is A Lot Brighter Than You Think

Fingers stroke vellum; the calfskin pages are smooth, like paper, but richer, almost oily. The black print is crisp, and every Latin sentence starts with a lush red letter. One of the book's early owners has drawn a hand and index finger which points, like an arrow, to passages worth remembering. Show More Summary

Google's Former CEO Explains How Arrogance Cost Potential Google Employees Half A Billion Dollars

Former Google CEO and current executive chairman Eric Schmidt can put a pretty high price on arrogance: about $500,000,000. In an interesting interview with Steven Levy, Schmidt talks about what Google looks for when it's hiring. The test, he explains, is to ask whether you believe a candidate can work with other people to effect change. Show More Summary

This Animation That Moves Across More Than A Dozen Phones, Tablets, And Laptops Will Mesmerize You

The band Brunettes Shoot Blondes created an amazing music video for their song Knock Knock where the animation moves across more than a dozen smartphones, tablets, and laptops.  At the beginning, you see a bunch of people pressing "play" on their phones at the same time. Show More Summary

YouTube Multi-Millionaire Pewdiepie: 'I'm Tired Of Talking About How Much Money I Make'

Felix ”Pewdiepie” Kjellberg is arguably YouTube's biggest celebrity. With over 31 million subscribers on YouTube and hundreds of millions of views on his videos, Kjellberg is living the ultimate dream of any young teenager or 20-something hoping to make it big on the video-sharing platform. Show More Summary

The Surprising Real Jobs Of Superheroes, Zombies And Other Comic Con Fans

Costumes are everywhere you look at New York Comic Con (NYCC). Over the course of four days in October, thousands of people descend on the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan dressed as their favorite television, film, comic, video game costumes, and more. Show More Summary

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