A recent Quora post prompted the question, “What are some of the most mind-blowing facts that sound like “BS”, but are actually true?” They might be hard to believe, but these facts about geography, people and events are in fact true. Produced by Justin Gmoser. Follow BI Video: On YouTube
[credit provider=”San Diego Shooter via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/nathaninsandiego/7460873790/sizes/o/in/photostream/”] There’s something brewing in Los Angeles.Suddenly, Hollywood has becoming a startup hotbed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In challenging Republicans to get behind his jobs bill Thursday, President Barack Obama argued Republicans have supported his proposals before, demanded that they explain themselves if they oppose him, and challenged others to come up with a plan of their own. The rhetoric in the president’s quick-moving […]
[credit provider=”AP”] The Associated Press fact-checked President Barack Obama’s assertion that the rich are taxed at a lower rate than their secretaries, and found that on average, Obama’s claim doesn’t hold water.Obama was paraphrasing Warren Buffett, who claimed he has a lower effective tax rate than his secretary — though […]
[credit provider=”JewelMint” url=”http://www.jewelmint.com/style-profile/”] Los Angeles is the second-biggest city in the United States, with a huge creative class and a lot of wealthy investors.But the city’s tech startups get a lot less attention than companies based a few hundred miles to the north in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Esther Dyson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edyson/3570594465/lightbox/#/photos/edyson/3570594465/”] There’s been a lot of talk lately about google losing key employees to Facebook, startups, or just leaving to start their own company.Yesterday we talked with an employee who fits that last category, and we asked him why he left.
[credit provider=”Flickr/Esther Dyson” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/edyson/4048162589/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Andreessen Horowitz and Index Ventures have co-led a $25 million round in Factual, a data startup.Factual is founded by Gil Elbaz, who is the co-founder of Applied Semantics, which Google acquired in 2003, and used for its multi-billion dollar AdSense product.