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Jehane Noujaim | Fast Company | Business + Innovation — For capturing the moment. It's about the struggle for change. that's an issue that resonates in squares around the world. Filmmaker Jehane Noujaim wanted to document Egypt's 2011 uprising but was unable to bring professional videographers or equipment into her home country. So she improvised-in effect, becoming a revolution all her own.

Charmian Gooch | Fast Company | Business + Innovation — For shining a light on corporate secrecy. "When people say something is really crazy or ­naive, that's when you know you're onto something," says Charmian Gooch of her latest campaign to end corporate secrecy laws.

The Start-up Guru: Y Combinator's Paul Graham — Of all the things that Paul Graham hates about running a start-up -- and there's not a whole lot about it that he likes -- the customers bug him the most. Everyone has a problem with your product, and people are constantly calling to complain about things you cannot possibly fix.

Alicia Keys Keep a Child Alive Aids Epidemic — Who: Alicia Keys, Cofounder, Keep a Child Alive Day Job: Singer-songwriter. Wake-Up Call: Twelve years ago, near the end of her first world tour, Alicia Keys, now 33, found herself in a room full of South African teens. Some were infected with HIV; others had family who were affected.

Cyborgs Won’t Be The Only Ones To Love Next-Gen Wearables — "Why don't we take you into the war room?" Dennis Miloseski leads me into a small conference room with hundreds of images tacked on the walls, mostly sketches of thin, hollow cylinders, but also a smattering of pictures-a beautiful woman, a delicate silver bangle.

Benedict Cumberbatch — Meet the new class of young, outrageously driven entrepreneurs in business, technology, and philanthropy. Then invest accordingly. Benedict Cumberbatch Actor Age: 38 His starring role on PBS's Sherlock has earned Cumberbatch a cult-like following online-Cumberbitches, a Twitter fan account, has 155,000 followers-and, increasingly, in Hollywood.

Warby Parker Goes Country, Opens Second Corporate Office in Nashville — The fast-growing eyeglasses startup Warby Parker, which is based in New York City and sells its hip frames online and in a growing collection of stores, is opening a new office in Nashville, co-CEO Dave Gilboa tells Fast Company. "We wanted to pick a city that we felt could be a real second corporate office," he says.

How Flashy Hotelier Sam Nazarian Is Shaking Up Las Vegas — "Can you turn that off for two seconds?" Sam Nazarian bounds down onto the floor of what will soon be his 27,000-foot nightclub and asks a guy with a neon vest and circular saw to take five. The glory days of this spot--formerly the Sahara, a Rat Pack hangout on the north end of the Las Vegas Strip--are a distant memory.

The Ugly Truth About Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem — Tech companies like to say they are building the future. Do they think women wont be there too?

The Ugly Truth About Silicon Valley's Diversity Problem — The boys of silicon Valley sure are busy these days: They've got secrets to disseminate on Secret, bitcoins to trade, and the very first season of their very own comedy, Silicon Valley, to stream! There's that whole digital revolution to seed, the thousands of jobs to create, the billions of dollars in market value to grow...
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Nov 26, 2014

.@burthelm and I sat down with @jessbruder this week to hear about why getting old ain't what it used to be.…

Nov 26, 2014

Wow. The fire phone just got a $450 price cut. I'd be pretty unhappy if I bought one of these in June.…

Nov 25, 2014

bought a set of magenta dining room chairs last night, because yolo (cc: @ginamariepace)

Nov 22, 2014

@nichcarlson Just sayin hard to give credence if she's (a) friends (b) didn't hear the whole thing (c) both principles agree on basic story

Nov 22, 2014

@nichcarlson @AustinCarr @DelRey @fmanjoo prolly worth pointing out that Michael himself confirmed @buzzfeedben's account

Nov 19, 2014

For those not staying at a Holiday Inn right now, here's Michael Wolff's take on the whole Uber dinner fracas…

Nov 19, 2014

hmmm. So at least one Uber investor is still intrigued by that whole million-dollar oppo research idea…

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