With his new company, Affirm, Levchin is taking on credit cards with a new formula for calculating risk.
The gig: Jonathan Mayer is not a typical Stanford University graduate student. Already, at age 27, Mayer is an expert on consumer privacy and government surveillance.
Justin Prim isn't just a bike messenger. He's part of a new wave of self-employed go-getters, some making six figures, who are capitalizing on something called "the sharing economy."
On Wednesday, Zach Sims, founder of education startup Codecademy, spoke at Y Combinator's Startup School to a crowd of aspiring entrepreneurs.
•Josiah Tullis and Megh Vakharia have created Canary, an Uber-like delivery service for medical marijuana. •The students say they're interviewing drivers from Uber and Lyft who are interested in working for them. The drivers will have to undergo a b
Stephanie is passionate about helping women achieve their health goals, starting right in their kitchen. She started out with a website, then self-published a cookbook, and her business continues to grow and evolve. Read how she did it below…
97 percent of water on Earth is salt water. What if we could drink it?
It's hard to imagine that just two years ago, the Oculus Rift—a virtual reality device that's been called "the future of gaming"—was just an idea in its founders' minds.
What's the #1 reason a start-up fails?
Randal Koene is recruiting top neuroscientists to help him make humans live forever
A unique gathering of 13 companies showcases a coming year of launches.
What would you say about an economy where businesses are shutting down faster than they are opening?
Thirty years after virtual-reality goggles and immersive virtual worlds made their debut, the technology finally seems poised for widespread use.
When Brent Williams got to RadioShack that day in the spring of 2012, he knew exactly what he was looking for: a variable resistor, a current regulator, a circuit board, and a 9-volt battery.
Omer Kiyani’s hands still shake when he remembers the day that changed the course of his life.
Two students at the USA’s prestigious engineering and technology university MIT have raised $500,000 to conduct an experiment that will see every undergraduate handed $100 of the digital currency Bitcoin later this year.
How Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are rushing to cash in on cannabis.
Like many people in San Francisco, Sasha Robinson is working on a startup out of his home.
I attribute much of the rapid and diverse innovation that is going on to the empowerment people have found through their ability to collaborate worldwide with others who share similar goals, or fill skill gaps.
I met the Richard and Suzanne Andrews at the PrepperFestAZ event this past month where they had a simple distillation unit making essential oils. Richard and Suzanne come in studio to do a live demonstration on how to make essential oils.
Altairia International, creator of NEON Energy Drink (a safe, natural, and healthy alternative) has a business opportunity that uses Bitcoin and includes rewards for cell phone/utility bills, a mortgage bonus, Tesla car bonus, and Space Travel for to
Many mistake my interest in Crypto-Currencies and a Distributed Communication Network as a specific advocacy for particular methods. Bitcoin (a crypto currency) and efforts like MaidSafe.net (encrypting all information and bypassing the DOD’s Interne
The issue of freedom is the issue of production. Production is what we do. And until men and women are free to do it–without regulation, without permission, without being forced to denominate it in fake loans for future slavery, without having the
What is so striking is that this triad of male imperatives can be found in cultures that share little else in common. They are the “deep structures of masculinity” and are present in societies that are patriarchal as well as those that are relatively
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Libertarians are raving about Dallas Buyers Club, and with good reason. One of our biggest frustrations is the near-universal tendency of human beings to form political opinions not through a rational examination of the facts and theories, but throug
Visionaries are making it possible for private space travel to anyone who can afford the ticket, lunar missions, planetary and asteroid mining, and back here on earth, super fast, super efficient cars.
Hacking Freedom; Entrepreneurship - Businesses that are focusing on innovating, surviving, thriving, and being part of the solution are popping up all over the place, and are part of what the founding principles of liberty are all about. Freedom's th
When GoldieBlox tried to launch its line of engineering and building toys for girls, VP of Sales and Marketing Lindsey Shepard says she heard one thing over and over from the rest of the toy industry: “Girls don’t want them.”
Yulia Abair was new to the United States, having recently arrived from Russia and married an American. But she was determined to make something of herself, starting her own massage therapy business and studying nursing. Already, you no doubt get th