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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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Peter Thiel Exclusive: How to Invest in Tech Stocks

Oct 28 2014 11:08am CDT | Source: Fool.com

Three insights from billionaire investor Pete ...
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The Next 'Avengers' Movie Might Demonize Artificial Intelligence All Over Again

Oct 24 2014 10:04am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Billionaire investor Peter Thiel recently said progressive technologies like artificial intelligence tend to get vilified in Hollywood. "You know, our society, the dominant culture doesn’t like science. It doesn’t like technology. You just look at the science-fiction movies that come out of Hollywood — 'Terminator,' 'Matrix,' 'Avatar,' 'Elysium.' I watched the 'Gravity' movie the other d ...
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How body clock governs female fertility
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Treating infertility in women may soon have a new approach as researchers have now identified the biological clock that governs female fertility. | by IANS
Add spices and herbs in food for super health
Washington, Oct 29 (IANS) Spices and herbs not only offer a zingy flavour to your food, they can also improve your health by helping to reduce sodium, calorie and fat intake, finds research. | by IANS
High milk intake may lead to early death: Study
London, Oct 29 (IANS) Instead of strengthening your bones, drinking more than three glasses of milk a day may increase the risk of early death, a study has found. | by IANS

Gene Simmons On How He And KISS Frontman Paul Stanley Have Remained Business Partners For 40 Years

Oct 21 2014 1:21pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

KISS bassist Gene Simmons and frontman Paul Stanley have worked together for 40 years, developing a hard rock empire that Simmons thinks is worth somewhere between $1 billion to $5 billion. In Simmons' new book on his business approach, "ME, Inc.," he says that Stanley is "the brother I never had," and uses him as the model for an ideal business partner. Like real brothers, the two ha ...
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The 55 Unknown Rock Stars In Tech, According to Marc Andreessen

Oct 20 2014 1:50pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

On Sunday, investor Marc Andreessen launched into another one of his famous tweetstorms. This time, Andreessen was inspired by Sam Lessin's article in The Information, “Silicon Valley’s Frontman Problem.” In it, Lessin questioned whether Silicon Valley was accurately being represented by its figureheads who are most often cited — including Andreessen, Peter Thiel, and Elon Musk. In response to Les ...
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Former Apple CEO John Sculley: We Need To Embrace Failure As A Way To Learn (AAPL)

Oct 20 2014 10:23am CDT | Source: Business Insider

John Sculley, formerly CEO of Apple, recently visited our office to do a Q&A.  Below is a lightly edited transcript of our conversation. We talk about what really happened at Apple with Steve Jobs in the 80s, what it's like to be fired, and why entrepreneurs should buy his new book.  Business Insider: So let’s just start at the most famous moment. You’re known probably best for firing Steve Jobs, right? What was the thinking there? Is that someth ...
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On Leadership: Podcast: Peter Thiel on leadership

Oct 10 2014 12:34pm CDT | Source: The Washington Post

LISTEN:  A conversation with entrepreneur Peter Thiel http://wp-stat.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/Peter-Thiel-podcast-final.mp3 Read full article >> ...
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Why Elite Colleges Mint The Most Billionaires

Oct 6 2014 10:40am CDT | Source: Business Insider

There are 2,325 billionaires on this planet.  Surprisingly, 35% of them don't hold an undergraduate degree.  Unsurprisingly, those that do tend to flock to the Ivy League.  According to research firm Wealth-X's Billionaire Census, the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard, and Yale are the schools with the most billionaire alumni.  Here's its list of the 20 schools with the most billionaire grads: ...
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Peter Thiel's 4 Rules For Creating A Great Business

Oct 3 2014 8:42pm CDT | Source: Forbes Real Time

The "Don" of the PayPal Mafia urges us not to compete, but to build a network driven business based on proprie ...
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