Does It Make Sense for Investors to Pay Carried Interest?

For years, I have resisted paying carried interest to accelerators as a way to invest in start-up companies because I have thought about the decision incorrectly. Recently, a couple of smarter investors than me set me straight by getting me to focus on what really matters — the math. Over the years I have resisted paying carry for two reasons, neither of which is very good. First, I get a lot of utility out of investing in startups. I like working with and talking to founders. If I put money…

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Cool Tech Tools to Make Life Easier

Technology is supposed to make life easier, yet all too often we end up out of pocket and unable to do the one thing we need to do. Smartphones are a good example of when things go wrong. A smartphone is a valuable tool to have because it can perform numerous functions, but when the battery goes dead, it is about as useful as a chocolate teapot. The following tech tools will help you out the next time you are in a jam. Jackery Bolt The Jackery Bolt is a…

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Planning for Your Club’s Next Big Meet-Up: How to Make It Happen

For a lot of people, joining clubs is a great way to meet many like-minded individuals who can provide them with a sense of belongingness within an exclusive community. If you’re the leader of a successful club, you’re probably already aware of just how much a lot of your members look forward to meeting others within your community. That’s why meet-ups are a fantastic way to engage with your members and to have them forge stronger bonds among one another. How do you go about the business ofplanning for your…

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Minecraft blocks used to make virtual Atari 2600 console

A YouTuber has recreated the Atari 2600 games console – by building a virtual version of the device’s hardware out of Minecraft blocks. Seth Bling, from Seattle, described his project online in a video. The ones and zeroes used by computers as the basis for all programming are represented by alternating blocks – either dirt or stone. However, the emulator is too slow to actually be playable – a single game could take months. Mr Bling’s console comprises a giant screen, which gradually updates as the game animates, and a…

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Google Duo Aims to Make Video Calling Super-Easy

Google on Monday launched Google Duo, a one-on-one video calling app that runs on iOS and Android. The app will be available worldwide in the next few days, said Justin Uberti, principal software engineer at Google. Duo switches from cellular service to WiFi, and transitions from high-speed to lower speed wireless service smoothly, promising to let users continue video calls irrespective of their location and service speeds, although video degradation may be apparent on slower services. A separate account isn’t necessary to sign up for the app — a phone…

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Graduates who fail to make student loan repayments should face arrest like New Zealanders, education expert suggests

Graduates who move overseas and fail to repay their student loans after their studies should be arrested, suggests an education expert who has authored a report on what the UK can learn from New Zealand’s higher education sector. Sam Cannicott, former Regent’s University London employee who now works for Statistics New Zealand, described how New Zealand’s “no-nonsense approach” to collecting student loan repayments from graduates overseas highlights the “timidity of the steps taken in the UK.” He said: “Former students who fail to make repayments face arrest at the New Zealand border, which…

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On board Ryanair’s first luxury jet: did it make me feel like a VIP?

As corporate jet services go, this was more prosecco class than champagne but it might take off with groups of sport fans Hen parties are among the target market for the £4,000 an hour service. Photograph: Fintan Clarke/Ryanair There is no scrum at the boarding gate and enough legroom to tap dance in. This is Ryanair, but not as we know it. With the tap of plastic champagne flutes, the Irish airline’s new corporate jet service embarked on its maiden voyage on Tuesday, with a short hop from London Gatwick…

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It costs Rs. 10,000 to make an Apple iPhone SE: IHS Report

A teardown press report by research firm IHS reveals that for Apple, it costs only Rs. 10,563 to manufacture the iPhone SE. Apple priced the 16GB iPhone SE at $399 in the U.S., and has a margin of $230 to tackle logistics, distribution, and other expenses and profits. In India, a price of Rs. 39,000 leaves a margin of Rs. 29,000 to take care of necessary details. Apple aims to expand its presence at lower cost categories with the iPhone SEas it did with the iPhone 5C. On this note, an…

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Engineering, business and economics subjects at university ‘most likely to make a billionaire’, according to new Billionaires League

Heading off into higher education is a major decision for many, and picking the best subject to study while at university can be an even bigger, and more important, choice – especially if the course you choose determines whether you will join one of the world’s rarest groups – the billionaire league. With less than 2,000 in the entire world today, the team at Gocompare.com, for the first time, has looked at the education of the top 100 billionaires – from the past 20 editions of Forbes’ 100 list –…

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Considerations to Make when Choosing an Antivirus Protection Suite

A lot of people think all antivirus packages are created equally, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are huge differences between the various program developers, and also between whether the suite is designed for home or business use. It is important to understand the difference between the two, as a business package will not suit a home user, and vice versa. Understanding the Difference Business packages focus very strongly on security and easy maintenance. They generally have a central control point, from which they can cover the…

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