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Facebook’s Got a Top-Secret Division?

The Secretive Billionaire Who Toppled Apple in China The founder of Chinese smartphone brands Oppo and Vivo is convinced that Tim Cook didn’t have a clue who he was two years ago. My how things have changed » These Are YCombinator’s 52 New Start-ups Y Combinator had its 24th “Demo…

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Could Meta Be a Game Changer for 3D Printing?

Once or twice in every generation, a new invention will change the trajectory of entire industries – the assembly line during the industrial revolution, for example, or the Internet in the ‘90s. We, and many others in the technology community, believe that “3D Printing,” or “Personal Manufacturing,” is our generation’s…

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September 7th: Your $50 Million Payday?

Slipping a tight blazer over his tee-shirt, the entrepreneur bounded onto the stage. He glowed with confidence as he presented the vision for “Qwiki,” his technology start-up: Qwiki would automatically create short videos on search terms like Albert Einstein orLady Gaga. With sight, sound and motion, the search experience would become entertaining…

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