Don’t Hurt Entrepreneurship In Fighting Income Inequality


Stimulating entrepreneurship means accepting more inequality. Policy intervention needs to understand that.


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These Musical Drones Are More Talented Than Justin Bieber

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Even the most skilled guitar god has nothing on these drones

KMel Robotics created a swarm of flying hexrotors to play some sweet music. The perfectly synchronized robots float through the air to bang on drums and pluck strings to create famous classical compositions.

The band of drones perform three songs, beginning with Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra," leading into "Carol of the Bells" and finishing with a rendition of "Star Spangled Banner" that even Jimi Hendrix would approve of.

The musical machines will be rocking out live at the USA Science & Engineering Festival April 26-27 in Washington, D.C. After that, perhaps these drones should take their act on the road opening for Kesha. Read more...

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Andrea Romano

Travel Back 50 Years to 1964 New York World’s Fair

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In 1964, the New York World's Fair opened with radical technologies and dazzling futuristic displays.

Fifty-one million visitors descended on Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y. over two six-month seasons in 1964 and '65 to experience innovations like "picturephones," lunar crawlers and Belgian waffles. The Ford Times called it "a lively and lavish concoction of spectacular entertainment."

Though a conflict with the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) stripped the fair of an official sanction, the event represented an exciting time in American scientific advancements. While we still aren't jetting to the moon to visit grandma in her space colony retirement village, technologies like robotic animation continue in special effects productions today. Read more...

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Richard Branson wants to know: “Have entrepreneurs lost the ability to innovate?” [VIDEO]

It’s a tough question, one that Branson wants an answer to. How? Well, Virgin Disruptors, an online, real time discussion about innovation, is on again. Last year, technology and the music industry was the topic of discussion. Some of it got quite heated. This year, the question is out there: Have entrepreneurs lost the ability [...]

The post Richard Branson wants to know: “Have entrepreneurs lost the ability to innovate?” [VIDEO] appeared first on Anthill Online.


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Jen Storey

6 Fundraising Success Strategies For Your Nonprofit

Explore these six ways to generate money from individuals and groups in order to make your non-profit organization a success.


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Crowdsourcing Gone Too Far? Canadian Couple Lets the Internet Name Their Baby Girl.

Shucks. 'Streetlamp of-the-sea' didn’t make the final cut. What did? We know you're dying to know the lucky newby's winning web name, so come find out.


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A Netflix Price Hike Is On the Way

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Netflix is planning to raise the price of its popular streaming service by as much as two dollars per month, according to statements in its first-quarter earnings filings.

Current subscribers would stay at the $ 7.99 price for a "generous time period," the company wrote in a statement to investors.

"Our current view is to do a one or two dollar increase, depending on the country, later this quarter for new members only," the company wrote.

The news came as Netflix announced that it added 4 million new members in the first quarter of 2014, as the company beat revenue and profit expectations. The company now counts 48.4 million paid subscribers. Read more...

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Capturing a Sliver of Your Business Trip for Yourself

A corporate nomad explains her discovery of ways to absorb the amazing places in her travels while still accomplishing her business goals.


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How Men and Women Use Mobile and Social Media Differently (Infographic)

While both genders are hooked on social media and mobile devices, they prefer to use the technology differently. Here's what organizations need to know.


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A Soccer Star’s Transition From the Pitch to YouTube

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Jimmy Conrad was a reserve defender for the U.S. Men's National Team (USMNT) at the 2006 World Cup, getting onto the field against group-play opponents Italy and Ghana

He's going to Brazil for the 2014 World Cup in June — this time, however, in a completely different role. Conrad has become one of the Internet's go-to sources for soccer video content, thanks to his multi-pronged role with the popular YouTube channel KickTV.

Along with revolving around the world's favorite sport, Conrad's contrasting World Cup roles have something else in common: He's living a reality most can only dream of

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