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  • 22 Executives Who Wake Up Really Early

    27 August 2014, 12:09 pm by: Max Nisen, Gus Lubin and Aaron Taube

    They say the early bird catches the worm, and nowhere is this old adage more true than in business. Waking up early allows executives like AOL's Tim Armstrong and Pepsi's Indra Nooyi to get a head start on the day, knocking out tasks before the rest of the…
  • LEAKED: Here's What The New iPad Air 2 Back Casing Might Look Like (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 11:50 am by: Jack Dutton

    Apple has a lot of devices in the works this year. Along with the iPhone 6, they have a couple of new iPad models on the way, including the iPad Air 2 and the iPad Mini 3. We have already seen photos of what we think is the front panel of the iPad Air 2. The…
  • Here Are The Best Consumer 3D Printers On The Market

    27 August 2014, 11:50 am by: Dylan Love

    So you want to buy a 3D printer. The appeals are obvious: Manufacture anything you want out of plastic, right on your desktop. There's no cause to go to the store to buy something that was made in China, put on a boat, loaded onto a truck, and placed on a…
  • This Is Why Some Microsoft Employees Still Fear The Controversial 'Stack Ranking' Employee Review…

    27 August 2014, 11:44 am by: Julie Bort

    August and September are employee-review months at Microsoft and because the company is in the midst of a massive 18,000-person layoff – with the final 5,000 cuts  oc curing over the next few  months – there's a lot at stake. This is the first time in…
  • What Caused Time Warner's Massive Internet Outage

    27 August 2014, 11:44 am by: Dina Spector

    Time Warner cable company says a coast-to-coast internet outage early Wednesday morning was caused by an issue with its "internet backbone" during routine network maintenance at about 4:30 a.m. ET. The company is "still investigating the root cause" Time…
  • Samsung Wants Everyone To Know Its New Galaxy Phone Didn't Copy Apple

    27 August 2014, 11:26 am by: Steven Tweedie

    Samsung is making sure everyone knows that it made smartphones out of metal way before Apple ever did. In a recent blog post, Samsung details the design methodology behind its new metal-edged Galaxy Alpha smartphone, a handset that features a close resemblance…
  • People Are Spending More On Venmo Than On Starbucks' Mobile Payments App

    27 August 2014, 11:06 am by: John Heggestuen

    During the second quarter PayPal-owned Venmo overtook the Starbucks mobile payment app in terms of U.S. transaction volume, according to BI Intelligence estimates.  Venmo transaction volume reached $468 million in the second quarter of 2014. That's a 347%…
  • Dropbox Challenges Google And Amazon In The Cloud By Slashing Its Prices

    27 August 2014, 11:05 am by: Dave Smith

    Dropbox is making its service for Pro customers much cheaper, simpler, and better across the board, in a move announced Wednesday that’s sure to irritate Google. Dropbox effectively consolidated its three Pro account plans — which previously offered…
  • Top Silicon Valley Investor Bill Gurley Is All About These Startup Trends Right Now

    27 August 2014, 10:51 am by: Rebecca Borison

    Top Silicon Valley investor Bill Gurley is all about the recent startup trend of personalization and customization. In an interview with Forbes contributor Eric Jackson, Gurley spoke about his experiences as an investor and his observations on the startup…
  • Meet The Publisher Who Ditched Amazon And Is Selling More Books Than Ever

    27 August 2014, 10:51 am by: Aaron Gell

    Ask Randall White, the 72-year-old CEO of the Educational Development Corporation, an Oklahoma-based book distributor, why he decided pull his company’s 2,000 titles — including the acclaimed potty bestiary, “Everyone Poops” — from Amazon.com, and…
  • Startups Need To Ask Themselves, 'Am I A College Or Professional Athlete?'

    27 August 2014, 10:26 am by: Rebecca Borison

    While some may see an IPO as the be-all end-all, top Silicon Valley investor Bill Gurley believes that going public isn't for everyone. In an interview with Forbes contributor Eric Jackson, Gurley spoke about his experiences as an investor and gave up some…
  • From Harlem Shake To RickRoll – Here's What Makes Memes Go Viral

    27 August 2014, 10:25 am by: Ryan Larkin

    Many of us have enjoyed internet memes in some capacity, whether it's laughing at pictures of the Overly Attached Girlfriend or playing a 10-hour loop of Nyan Cat. However, it often seems like a mystery how such things could get popular in the first place. It…
  • A Top VC Who's Put Money Into Uber, Snapchat, And Twitter Uses This Motto To Make Investments

    27 August 2014, 10:17 am by: Alyson Shontell

    Bill Gurley is arguably the best venture capitalist in the world. He and his team at Benchmark Capital have made winning, early bets on Snapchat, Uber, Twitter, GrubHub, OpenTable, Yelp, and Zillow. How does he know which startups will go all the way and which…
  • Wall Street Loves This Gadget That's Bringing The World Closer To Self-Driving Cars — Here's How…

    27 August 2014, 10:13 am by: Rob Wile

    Wall Street has collectively decided that a software firm called Mobileye now stands at the vanguard of firms investors should look to to invest in the self-driving car revolution.   Mobileye was the largest-ever IPO by an Israeli firm, raising $890 million…
  • Alleged iPhone 6 Photos Suggest Apple May Release Two New Phones Next Month (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 9:49 am by: Lisa Eadicicco

    Apple hasn't even confirmed its next iPhone yet, but a new leak claims to show nearly all of the components the company will use in its next smartphone. Among these parts: the front plate, home and volume buttons for the 4.7-inch iPhone, and the dock connector…
  • A Tricked-Out Cooler Is Now The Most Funded Kickstarter Of All Time

    27 August 2014, 9:37 am by: Maya Kosoff

    "The Coolest Cooler," which offered a 21st century facelift to a picnic staple, has dethroned the Pebble smartwatch as the most funded Kickstarter campaign of all time. We previously reported Kicktraq's forecast that Ryan Grepper's project would raise $21.6…
  • Jessica Alba's Startup Raises $70 Million At A Nearly $1 Billion Valuation

    27 August 2014, 9:34 am by: Rebecca Borison

    Jessica Alba and Brian Lee's startup The Honest Co. is making some moves in preparation for an initial public offering. The Santa Monica, California, company, which sells natural and eco-friendly baby products, just raised $70 million and is valued at almost…
  • Microsoft Built A Surface Pro 3 Out Of Cardboard — And It (Sorta) Works (MSFT)

    27 August 2014, 8:36 am by: Dave Smith

    Microsoft built a replica of its Surface Pro 3 tablet out of cardboard — and its display actually works. The Redmond, Washington company has been sending these cardboard Surface Pro 3’s to several schools in Australia as part of a marketing campaign to…
  • Man Facing Years In Jail Cleared After Dash Cam Video Shows Scary Police Behavior

    27 August 2014, 8:30 am by: Alyson Shontell

    In June 2012, police were called to the residence of Marcus Jeter and his girlfriend for a domestic violence incident. Charges weren't filed, and Jeter wasn't arrested. But while Jeter was driving away, a cop car pulled up behind him and flashed its lights.…
  • 10 Things In Tech You Need To Know Today

    27 August 2014, 7:05 am by: Alyson Shontell

    Good morning! Here's what's happening in tech.  Apple is working on a huge iPad with a 12.9-inch screen. That's nearly the size of the largest MacBook Air and 3 inches larger than the current 9.7-inch iPad. Instagram launched a new standalone app,…
  • Most Email Is Now Invisible To Hackers and Government Surveillance (GOOG)

    27 August 2014, 6:36 am by: Jack Dutton

    How often do you open your email and wonder whether anyone else may have looked at it before you? If your email is not encrypted, you may have a good reason to worry. Encryption involves encoding information sent in emails so that third parties cannot read it.…
  • Time Warner Internet Is Back After Mass Outage

    27 August 2014, 6:18 am by: Dina Spector

    Time Warner says cable and internet services are mostly up and running again after nationwide outages were reported early Wednesday morning.  In a statement tweeted by several new outlets, Time Warner routine network maintenance at around 4:30 a.m. ET…
  • Internet Restored After Widespread Outages Reported In London

    27 August 2014, 5:52 am by: Dina Spector

    An incident on Virgin Media's core network earlier caused widespread internet outages across London to Virgin Media provided leased lines.  The above chart from DownDetector.com shows a dramatic spike in the number of reports around 10 a.m. BST.  Service…
  • Square Is Raising $200 Million At A $6 Billion Valuation

    27 August 2014, 4:42 am by: James Cook

    Mobile payments app Square is reported to be raising new investment at a valuation of $6 billion.  CNBC reports that the Jack Dorsey-led company is seeking to gain around $200 million in funding, with part of that amount coming from the Government of…
  • Leaked Document Shows Apple Will Unveil iPhone 6 On Tuesday, Sept. 9 (AAPL)

    27 August 2014, 4:19 am by: Jim Edwards

    Apple will unveil the new iPhone 6 on Tuesday, Sept. 9, according to a document obtained by the French website Nowhere Else. We cannot confirm whether the leak is true, but Nowhere Else has a decent track record of publishing Apple launch materials ahead of…

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