Some call it an ecosystem; others call it incestuous. In Silicon Valley every prominent player is just an adviser, an investor, a co-founder, an acquirer, or a director away from another. It's an industry worth trillions that operates like a small town. But to the professional meddler -- that is, activist investor -- a tight-knit community suggests something else: conflicts of interest.
I have met half the people in this circle, I assume you have met even more. Thus I'm 1 degree from all of them.
Bono's real name is Paul David Hewson and this is a decline letter from RSO Records. They had no interest in this new band called U2...
I don't know what do you think? I don't know what do you think?
I don't know what do you think? There was a big joke in the record industry in the 1980s especially that the best way to keep your A&R job was NOT to sign anyone...and try to take credit for the good acts later... #talent
Of course today they'd just release music straight onto youtube, tunecore, etc..
This father found the perfect way to give his daughter away to the man that she loves. In a speech that is both hysterical and tear-jerking, he tells everyone exactly why his baby girl is so special. I really wasn't prepared for all the emotions this put me through...
And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how to make the happiest day of your child's life completely perfect.
Remember when Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big splash and acquired Tumblr? The idea was that Tumblr had a large, young, growing audience. Yahoo, with its ad sales expertise would be able monetize that audience.
A survey of marketers by Social Bakers said Tumblr was the least important social property for marketing. Even lower than Google+. This means Yahoo is going to have to put in a lot of work to turn Tumblr into a big revenue generating property.
You would think that we would do anything to protect the King of the Jungle, but the numbers show that the exact opposite is happening. The lion population has been dramatically decreasing for years now, and while most people recognize that their numbers aren't as high as they once were, this map is really a wake-up call. We need to do something about this, and quickly.
In 1950, over 400,000 lions roamed the Earth. In 2004, their global population was reduced to somewhere between 4% and 11% of what it once was... and ten years later, the numbers are definitely even lower. Habitat loss, hunting, and disease have all contributed to the dwindling numbers, but the challenge now is discovering what we can do to save them before they go from "threatened" to "extinct."
Martian colonization is a risky proposition. So risky, in fact, that a group of Islamic leaders in the United Arab Emirates issued a religious ruling saying Muslims should not go to the Red Planet. The General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowment (GAIAE) ruling compares a Mars mission to suicide, and says that those who attempt it can expect the same consequences in the afterlife. In fact, GAIAE went so far as to claim that those seeking to escape God's judgment on Mars would be unable to do so, saying: "This is an absolutely baseless and unacceptable belief because not even an atom falls outside the purview of Allah, the Creator of everything."
Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S5, has officially arrived. Here's a quick look at how it compares to other flagship phones on the market today. Note: The prices listed reflect how much the phones cost with a two-year contract from wireless carriers.
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