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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...

The Rewrite's Spotlight page on SoundCloud — The Rewrite is a podcast about narrative non-fiction and long form journalism. Each episode, we interview a writer about writing process, the writing life, and journalistic technique.

A Broken Place: The Spectacular Failure Of The Startup That Was Going To Change The World — "So this is the car." I'm standing outside a shopping mall somewhere in Tel Aviv, Israel, as Guy Pross shows me his ride. The silver Renault sedan has four doors, five seats, and a body design that makes it look a bit like a fat Honda Civic.
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Oct 17, 2014

@fmanjoo @davidlidsky Shit. Was the Open Table app, which I'd assumed was using Apple pay. All I know is that it felt like the future

Oct 17, 2014

I watched @davidlidsky use Apple pay today. Gotta say: it was damn cool

Oct 16, 2014

Just discovered that I'm now within the delivery radius of Ayada. Never going back to Brooklyn…

Sep 29, 2014

the last story I did for @incmagazine was a profile of Oliver Samwer, who is about to take @rocketinternet public.…

Sep 25, 2014

This is weird, but one of my current favorite places for longform journalism is @LastWeekTonight. That Miss America segment was amazing

Sep 22, 2014

@mattyglesias the one in New York is awesome. It includes dramatic reenactments of pre-jury medieval justice

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