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Like the mythical hydra, authorities just can’t kill Silk Road

Like the mythical hydra, authorities just can’t kill Silk Road

It seems like the illegal marketplaces hosted on the dark Web are a technological hydra that creates more storefronts whenever the government manages to shut one down. That’s what happened…

‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing

‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing

Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic aspires to Stanley Kubrick’s grandeur. Oh, and Matthew McConaughey is brilliant in it. In Christopher Nolan’s first film Doodlebug, a three-minute black-and-white short released in 1997,…

Westerners join Islamic State because of peer pressure, not social media

Westerners join Islamic State because of peer pressure, not social media

I don’t say these four words often, but here we go: Malcolm Gladwell was right. Or at least that’s what a new study strongly suggests, supporting one of the more controversial theses put forth by…

YC alum FiveStars sees explosive growth in LA

YC alum FiveStars sees explosive growth in LA

One of the fastest growing tech companies in LA may not even be based in the area. FiveStar, the four-year-old San Francisco-based loyalty and marketing automation company has seen its…