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

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

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 ...
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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 lecture, Levie also spoke a ...
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Russia allows buffalo meat imports from India
Moscow, Dec 4 (IANS/TASS) Russia has allowed imports of buffalo meat from India, the country's veterinary regulator said Thursday.
 
New guidelines for prostate cancer testing
Melbourne, Dec 4 (IANS) Prostate cancer checks in Australia are set to improve after cancer agencies and health experts reached an agreement on new testing guidelines at the World Cancer Congress (WCC) currently being held in Melbourne.
 
Australian researcher discovers first artwork by early human
Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human.
 
 

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 ...
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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 Thie ...
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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 would never want to go into oute ...
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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 disagreements and arguments, but they ...
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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

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

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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Sydney, Dec 4 (IANS) An Australian researcher has discovered what is believed to be the first artwork created by a human. The simple zigzag pattern found on a fossilized shell from the Indonesian island of Java has...
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Lesbian couple asked to desist in London restaurant
London, Dec 4 (IANS) A lesbian couple in a London restaurant was asked to desist by a staff member, who asked them to "stop what you are doing". Lydia Cawson, 29, said that she and her girlfriend were asked by a staff...
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Oxford Dictionaries to add 1,000 new words
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Oceans play key role in global 'warming hiatus'
London, Dec 4 (IANS) Increased heat uptake across three oceans - North Atlantic, the Southern Ocean and Equatorial Pacific Ocean - is the likely cause of the 'warming hiatus' -- the current decade-long slowdown in...
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Novel imaging to identify if TB drugs are working
Washington, Dec 4 (IANS) Tuberculosis patients who are not cured of the infection can develop multi-drug resistant TB and have to take as many as six drugs for two years. Now, researchers at University of Pittsburgh...
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PM makes first appointment to High Court of Australia
Canberra, Dec 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Tony Abbott's government Thursday appointed former Victorian Supreme Court judge Geoffrey Nettle as the next Justice of the High Court of Australia. Attorney General George...
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18 suspected militants killed in Pakistan airstrikes
Islamabad, Dec 4 (IANS) At least 18 suspected militants were killed Thursday in airstrikes conducted by Pakistan Air Force fighter jets in North Waziristan. According to officials, the airstrikes were conducted in...
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