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4 Habits of People Who Follow Their Dreams

Inspiration from famous people who followed their childhood dreams and the habits that kept them going. As kids we all had dreams. Some of us wanted to be firefighters while others planned to become teachers, veterinarians, or even President. Show More Summary

A Look At The Twitter #Music Website That Never Launched

This is what Twitter's web-based music service almost looked like. Twitter's introduction of the "Audio Card" last week makes it easy to forget that Twitter #Music was at one time a separate app, and the company's cornerstone attempt to harness one of its most consistently popular topics of conversation: music. Read Full Story

Jawbone Launches Drop, A Twitter-Based Streaming Music Service

The new music service lets you "Drop" a song onto a playlist just by sending a tweet. Fitness-and-audio titan Jawbone just released their new product--a Twitter-based audio player called Drop, which is being billed as a "personal DJShow More Summary

Twitter Wants To Be Your Gatekeeper

They want to make an easier and less intrusive single sign-on. When you go to a site that isn't Facebook or Twitter, the easiest way to log in is often through Facebook. Twitter wants to change that, by promising to not share as much info as Facebook does. Read Full Story

Investors Give Ello $5.5 Million Even After It Bans Its Most Obvious Revenue Source

Ello has legally promised not to advertise and accepted $5.5 million in funding on the same day. Let the social media experiment begin! Upstart social network Ello caught the tech world's attention (if only for a Silicon Valley minute) with its promise to never sell user data or advertising. Read Full Story

#FastPet: Do You Have A Cover Star?

Special, limited time offer: we'll put your pet on the cover of Fast Company! (Sorta) This has been quite a week for Pet Week and to cap it off, we are going to be doing something silly for a few hours on Oct. 24th: Read Full Story

What This Algebra-Doing Camera App Actually Solves Is A Marketing Problem

Believe it or not, the goal is not to help eighth graders cheat on their homework. How would you like to hear about a payment data scanning SDK for mobile banking apps? Read Full Story

Paul Allen Donates $100 Million To Fight Ebola

The Microsoft cofounder's gift will buy medical equipment, pay salaries, and launch partnerships with med schools. Paul Allen, Microsoft's cofounder, just donated $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The donation, announced today...Show More Summary

This Military Robotics Company Vows To Never Make A Killer Robot

A campaign to forge an international treaty that bans lethal autonomous weapons gets industry backing. Cars are already close to driving themselves down the highway. How far are we then from military weapons systems that decide on their own when and where to fire? Read Full Story

Can Target Reclaim Its Design Moxie?

CEO Brian Cornell wants to compete on product, and not just price As Target gears up for its first holiday season since an epic breach of its data systems last year, new CEO Brian Cornell is shifting away from discounts and toward design, with a renewed focus on dressing both its customers and their homes. Whether that strategy will pay off remains to be seen. Read Full Story

Two OkCupid Founders May Have The Solution To The Internet's Identity Problem

There's a lot more at stake here than your naked selfies. Scan your fingerprint. Enter your mother's maiden name. Provide your phone number. Internet security is a pain in the ass, and after every credit card breach or celebrity selfie hack it gets more annoying and invasive. How many times can Gmail ask for your phone number before it's robo-sexual harassment? Read Full Story

Christian Bale Will Play Steve Jobs In Upcoming Film

The Dark Knight star will depict the Apple cofounder in the Aaron Sorkin-written movie. Aaron Sorkin thinks Batman star Christian Bale will "crush" the role of Steve Jobs. Read Full Story

A Hackathon To Stop Ebola? Not As Dumb As It Sounds

Before dismissing it as Silicon Valley hubris, consider that 80 experts in computer science, epidemiology, and physics took part. This story contains interviews with Madhav Marathe, director of the Network Dynamics and Simulation Science...Show More Summary

Uber Cancels Sexist "Hot Chick" Promotion

The company now calls the planned promotion a "clear misjudgment." This week in Lyon, France, Uber joined forces with a app named Avions de Chasse on a promotion that promised Uber customers free, 20-minute rides with "hot chick" drivers. But after the story made the rounds, the partnership was "canceled immediately," an Uber spokesperson told Business Insider. Read Full Story

Meet Your New Pet, A Domesticated Fox

Thanks to Russian scientists, a new breed of fox is available. And it's pretty darn cute. Dogs have been evolving as human companions for at least about 14,000 years. Cats have lived with us for 12,000. But if you want something a little more cutting edge--and you're willing to pay up-- a pet fox might be just the thing. Read Full Story

The First Real Photoshop Alternative For iPad Is Here

After years of buzz on the Mac, Pixelmator has finally come to the iPad. For years, Pixelmator has been the go-to Photoshop alternative on the Mac for people who want an app with all the polish of an Adobe product, without actually letting Adobe sink their claws into them. Show More Summary

The Pet Body-Shaming Industry Is So Much More Intense Than You Thought

The budding pet fitness industry goes way, way beyond Fitbit for dogs. "Wow, a Fitbit for dogs," I thought when I first noticed that one of my otherwise-sane friends had attached a shiny round silver tracker to her dog's collar. What a world, Fitbit for dogs. My attitude could be summed up as: ¯\_(?)_/¯. Read Full Story

Glow-In-The-Dark Highways Open In The Netherlands

The smart highway pilot is over, and the plan is to take the system international. After months of pilot testing, a glow-in-the-dark smart highway in the Netherlands has finally gone public in the Dutch city of Oss, and there are plans to expand the technology to other highways in the Netherlands and internationally. Read Full Story

Dog Complex: Analyzing Freud's Relationship With His Pets

For all of his work interpreting human consciousness, the famed psychologist rarely delved into our obsession with pets. Dreaming, "we are not in the least surprised when a dog quotes a line of poetry." Sigmund Freud Read Full Story

Here's Who Paid Almost $1 Million For A 1976 Apple Computer

After being sold at an auction, the computer will be put on permanent display in a museum. The tech news cycle has been utterly dominated by all things Apple these last few weeks, but it's an almost 40-year-old piece of Apple hardware that's grabbing everyone's attention today. Show More Summary

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