A native Californian who graduated from Stanford with a degree in public policy, Maddow expected to become a professional activist and worked on AIDS issues for prison populations and minorities. A Rhodes scholarship sent her to Oxford soon after she graduated, however, to pursue a doctorate in political science.
Anyone who reads TechCrunch has heard of the term "convertible note," and knows it's a common way for early-stage investors to bet on startups. But it's a hard-to-grasp term, even for someone like me with an economics degree and a year of an MBA under my belt.
Photograph by EightFish/Getty Images Iran is once again in the crosshairs of an international cyberattack. On May 28, almost two years after a sophisticated virus known as Stuxnet wrecked some of the country's uranium enrichment equipment, Tehran asked international security researchers for help fighting off an infection targeting computers in the energy sector.