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13 Internet Slangs with Unexpected Alternate Meanings — We've all grown accustomed to the online jargon, shorthands and acronyms that have developed over decades of Internet use. Silly as they might be, most of us are guilty of truncating, abbreviating or misspelling words to save a few seconds here and there.

In Finland, Big Businesses Get Scrappy with Startups — Volunteers at tech conference Slush in Helsinki [Photo by Jussi Hellsten, Slush] In the old factory district of Helsinki, Finland, in a 4,000-square-foot electric power plant known simply as Kattilahalli ("boiler hall"), more than 500 developers and creatives gathered for the largest hackathon ever held in the Nordics.

The New High School Essentials: LinkedIn, a Resumé, and a Digital Portfolio — In a world where more than a third of college admissions officers visit applicants' social media pages and 93% of job recruiters review candidates' social profiles before making hiring decisions, a digital presence is now an essential for hopeful college admits, entry-level apprentices, and future employees alike.

Top investors hear pitches from women in first-ever Boston summit — When Brenna Haysom took to the stage at the first Capital W: Boston Women's Venture Capital Summit, it was clear that this gathering of VCs and entrepreneurs was no ordinary conference. The founder of a startup that makes a hangover remedy, she introduced herself by noting," I am the founder and CEO of Blowfish.

The most exclusive boys’ club: America’s largest startups — It's no secret that the Fortune 500 is led mostly by men. Only 25 Fortune 500 companies have a woman as CEO, and 23 had all-male corporate boards when Fortune conducted an analysis earlier this year. But according to a new analysis by Fortune, America's largest and most powerful private companies might be the most exclusive boys' club of all.

Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech — Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

Something GUD brings the farmers' market to your door — The Launchpad is a series that introduces Mashable readers to compelling startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here . Name: Something Gud One-Line Pitch: Something GUD delivers responsibly-produced, local food right to your doorstep.

5 Lessons I Learned From Running a Crowdfunding Campaign — Posted: This holiday season, my mother and I hosted a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our local Humane Society animal shelter. Hosted on Indiegogo, the campaign's aim was to raise $1,000 in two weeks to donate 50 bags of dog and cat food to the Northeast Arkansas Humane Society, located near our hometown, in time for Christmas.

Christmas Dinner for Puppies and Kitties

Gender Issues Arise at Dublin's Web Summit — For many in the technology sector, it's become painstakingly obvious that the industry's gender gap is a big problem. Yet, at Web Summit this week, one of Europe's largest tech conferences, the issue was still up for debate.
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