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Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out
Technology

Lavabit Founder Developing New Email Encryption Tool to Keep Government Out

Lavabit founder Ladar Levison has teamed up with Silent Circle to launch an innovative, secure email tool called Dark Mail.
Andrea Huspeni
Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else
Growth Strategies

Zipcar Founder: Entrepreneurs Have to Build a Collaborative Economy, or Else

Robin Chase says the environmental risks posed by climate change mean companies need to find ways to trade resources with one another.
Catherine Clifford
Growth Strategies

The Next Generation of Temp Agencies

Low-cost, online-based companies like TaskRabbit and Fancy Hands reimagine short-term help.
John Patrick Pullen
Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers
Technology

Intel's Futurist: We'll Soon Be Living In Computers

As the size of a computer chip approaches zero, computational power will be everywhere and in everything, says Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel.
Catherine Clifford
Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?
Technology

Could This New Recruiting Tool Be a Bigger, Smarter LinkedIn?

Identified collects and organizes people's public information to create the largest professional database on the internet, with one billion profiles and counting.
Laura Entis
Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

Former 'Shark Tank' Judge Kevin Harrington on Launching His First Business at 15 and What It Means to Be an Entrepreneur (Video)

The founder of As Seen on TV had a staff of 25 by the time he was a junior in college.
Catherine Clifford
Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants
Starting a Business

Startup Fills Unused Office Areas With Like-Minded Tenants

PivotDesk wants to play matchmaker for office space, helping fledgling companies find the right digs by connecting them with other businesses that are locked into long-term leases and have floor space to spare.
Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup
Technology

Mark Zuckerberg Puts His Money in Ed-Tech Startup

The Facebook co-founder co-led a $4 million round in survey startup Panorama Education in what appears to be his first national equity investment through his foundation Startup:Education.
Andrea Huspeni
FiLIP Smartwatch Protects Kids From Danger and Angry Birds
Technology

FiLIP Smartwatch Protects Kids From Danger and Angry Birds

No matter what time of day it is, Filip Industries wants to help you keep tabs on your kids.
Adam Toren
TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age
Franchises

TapSnap Brings the Photo Booth Into The Digital Age

Photo booths are making a comeback, and the founder of the DVDNow Kiosks franchise, has created a touchscreen, open-air 'booth' that's connected to social media.
Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It
Starting a Business

Reddit Founder on Startup Success: Identify a Genuine Need and Fill It

Alexis Ohanian on the importance of creating a new tech product or service that solves a problem in people's lives.
Alexis Ohanian
Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections
Technology

Melinda Gates on Using Technology to Make Meaningful Connections

At Mashable's Social Good Summit, Melinda Gates stressed the importance of using technology to make the world a better place.
Andrea Huspeni
Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's
Technology

Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
Jason Fell
Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead
Starting a Business

Forget Brainstorming, Try Brainswarming Instead

Innovators continually generate new ideas through a more continuous and dynamic process, here's how you can too.
Stephanie Vozza