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Innovation

Is Silicon Valley tripping out on 'smart drugs'?

by Teresa Novellino Dave Asprey

S ilicon Valley investor and entrepreneur Dave Asprey, in an effort to rev up his cognitive functioning, has over the last 15 years spent $300,000 to "hack his own biology," using a range of different so-called "smart drugs."

Asprey, founder and CEO of The Bulletproof Executive and a self-described "biohacker," was featured on CNN Sunday describing his morning cocktail of 15 pills, and brain  ...

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Startups

What happens when the sharks swim away? A founder dishes on plans after Shark Tank bust

by David Harris Napwell At Home

S hark Tank investors might have taken a pass last week at Napwell, a napping mask created by MIT Ph.D. student Justin Lee and Stanford graduate Neil Joglekar. But the creators of the mask are unfazed by rejection and focused on continuing to develop a better way for people to get rest.

The Napwell has a built-in timer that tracks a person's nap and gradually brings the person out of sleep with  ...

59 minutes ago
Lifestyle

Fierce blizzard brings storm of brands, dad jokes and Craigslist ads

by Alex Dalenberg Craigslist

A s an historic winter storm is bearing down on the eastern seaboard New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is taking to Twitter warning that: “This is going to be a serious blizzard that should not be taken lightly."

Too late. Here's the blizzard is playing out in cyberspace.

Startups - Startup World: Israel

Israeli startups getting off to a multi-million-dollar start with Amazon acquisition

by J Jennings Moss Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

L ast week turned out to be a very good one for a number of Israeli startups. Fueled by a couple of big-dollar acquisitions and investments from the likes of Amazon(Nasdaq: AMZN), Israeli startups raised $910 million in that one week alone, according to the Israeli tech site geektime.

Here's how the dollars break out:

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Startups

With blizzard bearing down, customers crowd Instacart

by Sara Castellanos Instacart

I nstacart, the California-based same-day grocery delivery service available to residents in the Boston area, is seeing a spike in customers ordering groceries ahead of the impending blizzard.

"Anticipation of the storm has resulted in a huge number of schedule-ahead orders as our customers stock up on essentials, but we're working hard to bring more shoppers on shift to make more  ...

3 hours ago
Media

YouTuber defends interview with President Obama

by Alex Dalenberg YouTubers

I t didn't take long for the Internet's snark machine to kick into gear when the White House announced it would be teaming up with Google for three post-State of the Union interviews with YouTube stars Bethany Mota, GloZell Lynette Green and Hank Green.

I'm no exception. I dropped an aside in our daily Uplinks roundup that it reminded me a bit of this Saturday Night Live sketch in which President  ...

3 hours ago
Innovation

7,000 Coinbase developers have direct access to 'first regulated bitcoin exchange in the U.S.'

by Michael del Castillo Coinbase Exchange

A s of today, bitcoin transaction and wallet company, Coinbase, is now also a regulated bitcoin exchange. The change means not only can companies which want to accept bitcoin use the San Francisco-based service, but customers who want to buy and sell bitcoins can legally use the service too.

"Coinbase Exchange provides a reliable and secure platform for bitcoin trading that is backed by investors  ...

4 hours ago
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