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Steve Case: Great Companies Will Thrive, Despite Where They're Based

The AOL co-founder has been on a tour of cities between the coasts and will soon invest $500,000 in five startups.

Americans Are Living Longer Than Ever

The average life expectancy for babies born in 2012 -- the latest year researched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- is a record-setting 78.8 years. Can Google eventually help double that number?

In Silicon Valley, High Salaries and Free Food Aren't Enough Any More

Tech giants and startups take the benefits 'arms race' to health care.

Part Incubator, Part Private Club, Blade Wants to Electrify Boston's Buzzy Startup Scene

Kayak founder Paul English is seeking to electrify Boston's startup scene with his new venture, Blade.

Why Peter Thiel's Philosophy on Hiring Is Hurting Silicon Valley

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.

When Company Culture Becomes Discrimination

Culture can be a wonderful selling point to attract new employees and customers. But it might also be a cultural hegemony as corrosive as saying you only want a third of your workforce to be women.

Building a Peer-to-Peer Car Sharing Network at Age 27

With her startup Getaround, Jessica Scorpio is connecting individual car owners with renters.

Soon, Everyone in Silicon Valley Might Be Dousing Themselves in Ice Water

Tech execs including Mark Zuckerberg, Satya Nadella and Dick Costolo have each poured buckets of ice water over their heads in the name of wiping out ALS.

5 Lessons From Silicon Valley for Developing Business Hubs

You don't need to pack up and move to northern California to find inspiration. Take these cues to build a community in your location.

Is 'Silicon Valley' the New 'Entourage'? (Infographic)

If the HBO TV series is anything to go by, tech entrepreneurs have overtaken Hollywood actors in popular culture.

Sales Teams Are Making a Big Comeback at Tech Firms

It turns out, products don't sell themselves, and customers enjoy interacting with people.

Banana Republic Thinks Your Typical 'Startup Guy' Should Dress Like This

The retailer will launch a line of head-to-toe outfits "best suited for different professions," including 'The Corporate Guy,' 'The Creative Guy,' and yes, 'The Startup Guy.'

From Startup to Goliath: 3 Factors That Influenced Intel's Culture in the Early Days

While founders have an impact on shaping a company, outside forces inevitably influence a firm's inner workings.

'Community' Fans Rejoice: Yahoo Is Resurrecting the Axed NBC Comedy

Yes, a sixth season of 'Community' is really happening -- and it could give Yahoo a leg up in the video programming game.

If You Want to Be a Big Deal, Never Stop Learning

Jason Calacanis sold Weblogs Inc. to AOL in 2005 for a reported $30 million, was an early investor in ride-sharing company Uber and is a co-founder of the online news blog, Inside. The secret to success with Internet technology-based companies is always bettering your skillset, he says.

Tech Companies Deserve More Credit for Their Diversity

The numbers that critics use to paint a damaging picture of Silicon Valley need to be viewed in context.

10 Movies Every Entrepreneur Needs to Watch

Whether itÂ’s a heartwarming adventure, irreverent comedy or thought-provoking documentary, these films can inspire and motivate a weary business owner.

LG G Watch: Google Wants to Live On Your Wrist

It wasn't just a rumor. Google is officially getting into the smartwatch game. Here's the latest on the smart watch everyone's talking about.

Total Reversal: Mark Zuckerberg Embraces Web Anonymity in Facebook F8 Keynote

Instead of turning a blind eye to the growing backlash against identity-based social media, Facebook wants in.

$30 Million Disaster: What Went Wrong at Clinkle

The startup boasts big-name investors and a 22-year-old CEO at the helm, but its much-hyped mobile wallet app still has yet to launch publicly.

The Formula Startups Use to Make Billions (Infographic)

Startup organization Funders and Founders pulled back the veil on the startup lifecycle in this infographic, which was inspired by legendary investor Paul Graham's famous essay, 'How to Start a Startup.'

Dropbox Users: Your Life Just Got a Little Easier.

Separate Dropboxes. One for work stuff. One for play stuff. Plus a way to link them together. Why didn't Dropbox think of this earlier?

3 Reasons Why Startups Should Consider Launching in the Midwest

With 'Silicon Prairie' touting increased job growth and a cost-friendly lifestyle, the Midwest is a force to be reckoned with.

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.

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