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  • Why the Tumblr Deal Is a Disaster for Entrepreneurs

    Now, every upstart technology chief executive is going to try to win the next lottery the way Tumblr did. And about 99 percent will fail. Why the Tumblr Deal Is a Disaster for Entrepreneurs

     
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  • nbcnews: Justin Bieber signs up for trip to space, Virgin Galactic founder says (Photo: Dennis M. Sabangan / EPA) Justin Bieber in space? Make it so, Virgin Galactic! Virgin’s billionaire founder, Richard Branson, reported in a Twitter tweet that the teenage pop star and his agent, Scooter Braun, have signed up to suborbital spaceflights: “Great to hear @justinbieber & @scooterbraun are latest @virgingalactic future astronauts,” Branson wrote. “Congrats, see you up there!” Continue reading

     
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  • springwise: System crowdsources quake data from smartphones to save lives We’ve already seen an app called Earthquake Buddy harness the power of smartphones to help users find their loved ones in the aftermath of a natural disaster. However, a new development called Crowdshake could act as an early warning system, by triggering warnings on nearby smartphones when tremors are detected by those nearer the epicenter. READ MORE…

     
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  • Neuroscience: Distinguishing REM sleep from other conscious states

    neurosciencestuff: Despite decades of research, little is known about the function of REM sleep, or the dreams that often accompany it. Rapid eye movements occur in most mammals, with a few exceptions like echidnas and dolphins. In humans, they be become common by the seventh month of pregnancy, and persist… Neuroscience: Distinguishing REM sleep from other conscious states

     
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  • emergentfutures: The Corporation is at Odds with the Future “Here is my present idea of the corporation, give or take. The corporation is a thing of people, processes, places, and products (give or take). And these 4 Ps are relatively well-defined, organized, boundaried, and anchored (more or less). But that’s a problem. This corporation is deeply at odds with the future. Because the future is never defined, organized, boundaried, or anchored. Really, it’s all just hints and whispers. Fragile melody, no refrain” Full Story: HBR

     
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  • nbcnews: Teen discovers how to charge cellphone in seconds (Photo: NBC Nightly News) Eesha Khare, the 18-year-old winner of the Intel Young Scientist Award, earned $50,000 for her breakthrough research. Her innovative charging device can fit inside a cell phone and fully charge the phone in about 20 seconds. NBC’s Miguel Almaguer reports.

     
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  • Business Leaders Blog: Dr. Ivan Misner, the Father of Modern Networking

    businessleaders: Dubbed the “Networking Guru” by Entrepreneur magazine and the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN, Dr. Ivan Misner is the founder and chairman of BNI, the world’s largest business networking company. Established in 1985, the organization has 6,200 chapters across the globe and generated… Business Leaders Blog: Dr. Ivan Misner, the Father of Modern Networking

     
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  • Business Leaders Blog: Jessica Jackley, Social Entrepreneur and Kiva Co-Founder

    businessleaders: Social entrepreneur Jessica Jackley’s passion lies in creating innovative ways for other entrepreneurs to access the resources they need to succeed, including capital and supportive communities. In 2005, she co-founded non-profit organization Kiva, the world’s first peer-to-peer microlending… Business Leaders Blog: Jessica Jackley, Social Entrepreneur and Kiva Co-Founder

     
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