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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh founded the Downtown Project in 2012 in the hopes of transforming a barren downtown Las Vegas into a bustling city for entrepreneurs. His $350 million personal investment has been used to support a reported 300 businesses and legal entities.Hsieh has said that Harvard professor Edward Glaeser’s book “Triumph of…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Uber is muscling up its plans to create self-driving cars.According to The Verge, Uber is working on a new self-driving car endeavor at the University of Arizona.Arizona Governor Doug Ducey released a statement Tuesday about the partnership, which will focus primarily on research and development in mapping and optics. As part of the…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone next month, and now we’ve gotten our best glimpse yet at what the device could look like. A new video published by MacRumors reportedly shows a partially assembled iPhone 6S that has enough components to briefly power on the screen.This is particularly notable because we’ve…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com See AlsoHedge fund manager and influential shareholder Eric Jackson has a long and complicated history with Yahoo and its CEO, Marissa Mayer.Jackson has been an on-and-off shareholder in Yahoo since 2006, and during that time he has never shied away from voicing his opinions about the company’s health.Recently he has bemoaned the weakness…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com UbisoftSee AlsoOn a lark, I picked up a copy of 2013’s Rayman Legends for my Sony PlayStation 4, looking for a fun cooperative game to play with my girlfriend.On that front, I hit the jackpot: Rayman Legends is a real diamond in the rough — it looks like a playable cartoon, and plays…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Americans are increasingly ditching their desktops and reaching for their mobile devices to access the internet instead.For this reason, mobile broadband – or internet access from any mobile device – was included in the FCC’s recently adopted net neutrality proposal, making it subject to many of the same constraints and regulations as the…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Every boom has its bust. But every bust looks different.Thanks to the memories of the dot-com era, a lot of investors assume that the next bust will look the same — a bunch of over-funded, overvalued tech companies who are burning too much cash and not generating enough revenue will go up in…

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This post was originally published at musicindustryblog.wordpress.com Much of the debate around the sustainability of streaming has understandably focused on artist and songwriter income and transparency. It is a debate that I have contributed to frequently. But the more fundamental structural issues are whether the business models are commercially sustainable and if they are, what the implications are. Music consumption…

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This post was originally published at businessinsider.com Earlier this week, Salesforce announced yet another multi-million donation to the San Francisco public school system, its home town.The Salesforce Foundation, the company’s philanthropic arm, is donating $6 million this time, bringing its total three-year gift to nearly $14 million. It has also adopted 20 schools and will send employees to volunteer in…

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This post was originally published at ncnewsonline.com But how many phones were actually infected by Morgan Culbertson’s malicious creation remained a mystery after his court appearance before a federal judge in Pittsburgh. Infected phones could be remotely controlled by others and used to spy and secretly take pictures without the phone owner’s knowledge, as well as to record calls, intercept…

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This post was originally published at billboard.com Did you know that the flute-like lead from Jack Ü’s “Where Are U Now” is actually Justin Bieber’s pitch-shifted voice?There are plenty of such revelations to emerge from The New York Times’ new eight-minute interactive video, in which Bieber, fellow Hot 100 Fest headliner Skrillex and Diplo trace the track’s evolution from acoustic…

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This post was originally published at oregonlive.com “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” — Samuel BeckettIt’s an inspiring quote. So inspiring that tennis player Stan Wawrinka, who won the prestigious French Open in June, had it tattooed on his arm a couple of years ago, back when he was having trouble reaching his potential.None…

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This post was originally published at themalaysianinsider.com Gerakan Harapan Baru (GHB), or the New Hope Movement, is making waves through the mass resignations of PAS divisions across the country, an analyst has said.However, Datuk Dr Redzuan Othman of Universiti Malaya (UM) said this will not last and the group must focus on remaining at the front and centre in politics.”They…

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This post was originally published at deseretnews.com Laws restricting religious conversion and other practices are drawing fire from religious freedom experts, who say the measures hamper societal harmony.On Friday, Burma’s joint parliament approved a religious conversion bill, which the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom said blocks individual choices.”Under the religious conversion bill, individuals choosing to adopt another faith confront…

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This post was originally published at newyorker.com Noah Baumbach’s new film, “Mistress America,” which he and Greta Gerwig co-wrote, is a masterwork of entrepreneurial cinema. One of its two protagonists is an energetic, fanciful New York woman of thirty, Brooke Cardinas (Gerwig), who dreams of starting a business—a restaurant-café that would be a hangout, a family place, a permanent shifting…

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This post was originally published at vh1.com Great big things are on tap for A Great Big World. (Annnnnd that’s the last cheesy joke you’ll hear from us, we promise.)But seriously, the indie pop duo known best for their 2013 mega-hit “Say Something” released their latest single “Hold Each Other” (feat. Futuristic) last month, and their second untitled LP is…

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This post was originally published at ringoffireradio.com The Honorable Judge Donald McCullin’s tenure as Ferguson, Missouri’s new municipal court judge will be short, but he already is making sweeping changes to help bring about justice. This week he entered an order declaring invalid all arrest warrants issued prior to January 1, 2015.Judge McCullen was appointed in the wake of the…

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This post was originally published at washingtonpost.com Photo by iStockMany of us have heard about the benefits of meditation, but sometimes find it hard to do. Fewer of us know about the profound benefits of artistic expression. Creating art, however, is another way to access a meditative state of mind and the profound healing it brings.“Art is a guarantee to…

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