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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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Bitcoin Slightly Up, New Trading Range Defined

Sep 13 2014 7:05pm CDT | Source: Forex News

Want to Trade Bitcoin? ForexNews RecommmendsClick Here To Learn More. Bitcoin prices are trading slightly up today. After reaching a low of $465.99 in the early trading session, BTC/USD rallied to hit a daily high of $474.20. The move up stopped there however and in the next 10 hours prices have remained more or less unchanged. One bitcoin is currently selling  for $474 on BTC-E, compared to $474 on BitStamp. The crypto has now defined a new trading ...
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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, HP, YHOO, VZ)

Sep 12 2014 4:57am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Good morning! It will be sunny and in the high 70s tomorrow in New York. Let's look at the tech news you need to know.  Verizon is preparing an internet-based TV service for the middle of 2015.  Here are the 50 best people in PR in the tech industry. iPhone 6 preorders crashed Apple's website overnight. The site is back up, but it looks like Apple is all sold out of preorder stock. If you order now, the phone won't arrive until late September/early October. Here ...
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$1bn needed to fight Ebola virus: UN
United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) Over one billion dollars are needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak - a tenfold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola coordinator has said. | by IANS
 
Five children die of spoiled vaccines in Syria
Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) At least five children died after taking contaminated measles vaccines in rebel-held areas in the country's northern province of Idlib, the opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Tuesday. | by IANS
 
'XI visit will set tone of Modi's US trip'
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping's India visit will set the tone of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming trip to the US, according to Jagat Shah, secretary general of the China-India Trade and Investment Centre. | by IANS
 
 

Peter Thiel Reveals The Worst Investment Decision He's Ever Made (FB)

Sep 11 2014 4:40pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

PayPal cofounder and early Facebook investor Peter Thiel did a Reddit AMA today.  Questions ranged from asking whether his Thiel Fellowship has been a success (answer: yes) to who his favorite rap artist is (answer: Ben Horowitz, who is known to love rap and hip-hop music).  Some questions, however, actually were in regard to his business acumen. Reddit user papabearshoe asked, "Peter, what's ...
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The Founder Of A $600 Million Startup Has Advice For People Thinking Of Dropping Out Of School To Start A Company

Sep 8 2014 7:36pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

Some of the most successful tech entrepreneurs are college dropouts.  In fact, billionaire investor Peter Thiel even pays you to skip college and launch your own startup. But should this kind of thinking — starting your own company at a very young age, with almost zero work experience — become the norm in tech? Todd McKinnon, CEO and founder of Okta, a $600 million company that specializes in enterprise security, thin ...
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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today (AAPL, TSLA, AMZN)

Sep 5 2014 5:31am CDT | Source: Business Insider

Good morning! Friday arrived pretty quickly, eh? Let's look at the news.  Big profile at Fortune of billionaire investor Peter Thiel: "Thiel contends that the amazing advances we have seen in computer science and communications have masked ominously disappointing progress in energy, transportation, biotech, disease prevention, and space travel." Tim Cook gave the WSJ an interview about the iCloud celeb nudie s ...
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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 eager to solve important p ...
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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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$1bn needed to fight Ebola virus: UN
United Nations, Sep 16 (IANS) Over one billion dollars are needed to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak - a tenfold increase in the past month, the UN's Ebola coordinator has said. David Nabarro made the...
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Modi's speech to be beamed live at iconic Times Square
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Nepal all-party conference on constitution drafting cancelled
Kathmandu, Sep 16 (IANS) A scheduled all-party conference which was expected to provide an impetus to the fragile constitution drafting process of Nepal has been cancelled due to dispute among parties about its agenda...
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'XI visit will set tone of Modi's US trip'
Washington, Sep 16 (IANS) Chinese President Xi Jinping's India visit will set the tone of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming trip to the US, according to Jagat Shah, secretary general of the China-India...
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Bangladesh court to give verdict on Islamist leader's death rap appeal
Dhaka, Sep 16 (IANS) Bangladesh's apex court will Wednesday deliver the final judgment on an appeal against the verdict of the International Crimes Tribunal (ICT)-1 sentencing an Islamist party leader to death for war...
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Iraq parliament fails to endorse key ministerial nominees
Baghdad, Sep 16 (IANS) Iraqi lawmakers Tuesday failed to approve new Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees for defence, interior and tourism ministers, media reported. Jaber al-Jaberi, a Sunni nominee for defence...
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Google wants to teach programming to millions of American girls
San Francisco, Sep 16 (IANS/EFE) Internet giant Google is seeking to teach computer programming to millions of girls in the US under its Made With Code initiative, which has an eye on developing women programmers in...
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Over 260,000 internally displaced in Ukraine: UN agency
Geneva, Sep 16 (IANS) Over 260,000 people in Ukraine are internally displaced, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said Tuesday. According to its latest report, OCHA said an estimated 5.1...
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Riyadh calls for 10-year fight to wipe out terror
Riyadh, Sep 16 (IANS) Saudi Arabia wants that the war on the so-called Islamic State (IS) and other terrorist organisations should continue for 10 years, Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal has said. Addressing...
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