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Quora Raises $80 Million From Tiger Global To 'Stay Independent Forever'

Source: Business Balla | Apr 9 2014, 8:08am CDT | by Forbes

Quora, the popular questions and answers website, says it has the largest library of first-hand knowledge and second...
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Palantir, A Startup Valued at $9 Billion, Is On A Spending Spree

Jul 31 2014 1:30pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Palantir Technologies, the secretive startup recently valued at $9 billion, has just acquired Propeller, a 1-year-old company that simplifies mobile app creation. This is Palantir’s second startup acquisition in the past three days. Propeller didn’t say much about today’s acquisition on its website, but it mentioned its plans to go after a bigger market following today’s deal. “Having tackled many technical challenges facing mobile app creation, we’re ...
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These 10 Startups Are Creating The Future Of Food

Jul 10 2014 9:49am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Scientists and entrepreneurs are revolutionizing the way we think about food. We're seeing new ingredients, like insects, and new means of production, including 3D printers. Investors are taking notice. In 2013 VCs invested $146 million in the food and beverage industry, according to a report from CB Insights. We've put together a list of 10 food startups that aren't just creating sustainable, he ...
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Ebola outbreak: $100 mn response plan in West Africa
Geneva, Aug 1 (IANS) The director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and presidents of West African countries hit by the Ebola virus outbreak will Friday meet in Guinea to launch a new $100 million response plan. | by IANS
 
OPEC daily basket price closes lower
Vienna, July 31 (IANS) The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) stood at $105.21 a barrel Wednesday, against $105.44 Tuesday, according to the OPEC Secretariat. | by IANS
 
Ebola outbreak not a global threat: Report
London, July 31 (IANS) The deadly Ebola virus does not pose a global threat, a latest report has claimed, adding that as long as the virus continues to infect people in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, there is small risk of more long-distance export of the disease. | by IANS
 
 

Here's The Most Interesting Hour-And-A-Half Video You Can Watch.

Jun 18 2014 9:40am CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

VideoIn what is a close approximation of a dream come true, the Veritas Forum, an organization dedicated to hosting interesting faith-related talks on elite campuses, has brought together three of the most interesting thinkers alive: Peter Thiel, famously the billionaire co-found ...
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A 21-Year-Old College Dropout Living Out Of A Closet Has A Startup To Discover The World's Biggest Rap Fans

Jun 12 2014 10:00am CDT | Source: Business Insider

At the ripe age of 12, Danny Friday, founder of The Rap Test, started coding.  The Rap Test plays snippets of audio to test how much you know about rappers and their music. With The Rap Test, you have just 15 seconds to figure out which song by a certain artist you're listening to. At launch, you can test your chops with Kanye West, Drake, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem, and Meek Mill. You can play by yo ...
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After Striking It Big With Bitcoin, This 15-Year-Old Kid Is Backing His Own Education Startup

Jun 11 2014 3:05pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

After turning a $1,000 gift from his grandmother into a $100,000 Bitcoin fortune, entrepreneur Erik Finman cashed in. Last month he used the money to launch his education startup, Botangle, Mashable reports.  The 15-year-old entrepreneur and programmer is passionate about do-it-yourself education. Since he was young, he's taught himself and his friends about computing and robotics, Mashable reports. Currently, F ...
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Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With

Source: Business Balla | Feb 28 2014, 2:47am CST | by Forbes

Peter Thiel's Advice To Entrepreneurs: Tell Me Something That's True But Nobody Agrees With
Peter Thiel, a venture capitalist best known for his early and very profitable investment in Facebook, tends to stay...
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Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Source: Business Balla | Jan 15 2014, 8:22am CST | by Forbes

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think
How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25,...
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Two Indians among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows

Source: Business Balla | May 11 2013, 12:02am CDT | by Luigi Lugmayr

Two Indians among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows
Washington, May 11 (IANS) Two Indian young entrepreneurs are among 20 Under 20 Thiel Fellows chosen to "pursue innovative scientific and technical projects, learn entrepreneurship from the ground up, and begin to build the innovative companies of tomorrow."
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Gowda lands discus gold, wrestlers Yogeshwar, Babita triumph (India Roundup)
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, to toast with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari as India snaked up to the fifth spot in the medal race at the Commonwealth...
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Sharath Kamal-Amalraj in semi-finals of Commonwealth Games
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Commonwealth Games medals tally
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) England are leading medals table with 44 gold, 40 silver and 39 bronze in the 20th Commonwealth Games. India are now fifth with a tally of 47 medals, including 13 gold, 20 silver and 14 bronze....
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Marsh, Hooper not moving in together
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Indian medal winners at the 2014 Commonwealth Games
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Ne-Yo sues accountant for $8 million
Ne-Yo is suing his former accountant for $8 million. The 'Closer' hitmaker, real name Shaffer Smith, has filed a new lawsuit against his one-time ''manager, confidant, trusted adviser and friend'' Kevin Foster in...
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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged love letters
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie exchanged romantic love letters when they were forced to be apart last year. The 39-year-old actress, who has six children, Maddox, 13, Pax, 10, Zahara, nine, Shiloh, eight, and five-year-...
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Perfect day for Indian shuttlers at CWG
Glasgow, Aug 1 (IANS) Indian shuttlers had a perfect day at the Commonwealth Games as all of them won their respective Round of 16 matches to proceed to the quarter-finals at the Emirates Arena here Thursday. To start...
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