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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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Sir Martin Sorrell Tells Us Why He Sees 'So Many Potential Sarajevos' (WPPGY)

Nov 4 2014 10:13am CST | Source: Business Insider

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP in 1986 with a loan on his shares in the advertising agency he was with at the time, Saatchi & Saatchi. He used that loan to buy a small company that makes baskets and shopping trolleys: Wire and Plastic Products. Almost 30 years on, WPP is the world's biggest global advertising network, last week reporting revenues £8.23 billion for the first nine months of the year (up 2.8% on 2013). Knighted in the Queen's 2000 New Years honours list, So ...
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In One Slide, Box CEO Aaron Levie Explains Why Now Is The Best Time To Start An Enterprise Startup

Nov 2 2014 3:36pm CST | Source: Business Insider

Startup incubator Y Combinator’s Sam Altman created a course called “How to Start a Startup” at Stanford University this fall. The 20-session class has a star-studded lineup of guest speakers, including Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, and Ron Conway. This week’s lecture was done by Box CEO Aaron Levie. During the 46-minute class, Levie touched upon a number of subjects, from how he started Box to the best business books he’s ever read. At one point during the le ...
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SJVNL signs pact with Nepal for hydro-power plant
Kathmandu, Nov 27 (IANS) Indian public sector company Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Ltd. (SJVNL) has signed a project development agreement with the Nepal government for executing the 900 MW Arun-III Hydro Electric Project in eastern Nepal, officials said Thursday. | by IANS
 
'I saw humans on Mars in 1979': Ex-NASA employee
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) A woman claiming to be a former NASA employee has stated that while watching some footage, she saw two humans walking on the Red Planet towards the Viking Mars lander in 1979. | by IANS
 
Mammoth cloning reality soon?
New York, Nov 27 (IANS) With the discovery of the best-preserved specimen of a mammoth found so far, cloning of the woolly animal is closer to becoming a reality, scientists report. | by IANS
 
 

This Russian Official’s Homophobic Comment Is A Reminder Of Why Tim Cook Is The Only Gay Fortune 500 CEO (AAPL)

Oct 30 2014 1:57pm CDT | Source: Business Insider

After Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly acknowledged his sexuality for the first time on Thursday, a member of the Legislative Assembly of Saint Petersburg, Vitaly Milonov, had this to say: “What could he (Cook) bring us? The Ebola virus, AIDS, gonorrhea? They all have unseemly ties over there…Ban him for life.” Obviously, one Russian official’s insensitive comment does not represent the whole country’s view. But it’s worth noting that this type of homophobic attitude outside of the US is what ...
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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 Peter Thiel ...
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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 day. It’s like you w ...
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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 have had plenty of disagreement ...
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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 Lessin's article, A ...
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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 something that ...
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