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This Site Predicts Your Success on Kickstarter

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SpaceX to Test Reusable Rocket During ISS Resupply Mission

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It’s an audacious plan, the odds of success are low, but SpaceX is going to do it anyway: The private spaceflight company founded by billionaire Elon Musk will launch a rocket with landing legs into orbit Monday, then try to bring part of it back and park it in the ocean.

The chances of success? Maybe between 30 and 40 percent, said SpaceX vice president of mission assurance Hans Koenigsmann.

“If we can pull this off … we’ll be super-thrilled,” Koenigsmann told reporters yesterday. You can…

Huffington, Sandberg say Sleep Your Way to Success

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One of the most important keys to success, according to both Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, is getting enough sleep

The two women appeared onstage at Davies Symphony Hall in San Francisco Thursday to discuss the importance of being well-rested, gender equality in corporate America and the need to change the definition of success — the theme of Huffington’s latest book, Thrive.

During the sold-out event, sponsored by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, Sandberg and Huffington…

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Ray William Johnson Retires From YouTube

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While it normally takes the average person anywhere from 30 to 40 years to retire, it takes a famous Youtuber about five. At least if you’re Ray William Johnson.

Johnson is a video blogger and host of the web-series Equals 3, where he discusses the latest viral videos. His channel currently has more than 10 million subscribers and his videos typically get more views than 99% of regular television programming. However, despite all of this success, he is calling it quits on YouTube to…

‘Veronica Mars’ Film, Funded by You, Hits Theaters This Weekend

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The Veronica Mars movie hits theaters this weekend, and it has you — the Internet — to thank

The film, based on the popular TV series starring Kristen Bell that was cancelled in 2007, comes to the silver screen less than a year after it was fully funded on Kickstarter.

The success around the campaign was unprecedented. It was the fastest Kickstarter project to reach $1 million and it the $2 million milestone on day two. It…

23 Whimsical Disney Posters That Took a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole

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AUSTIN, Texas — Disney got Austin weird for SXSW.

Artists at Austin’s Mondo Gallery, the collectible art division of Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, put a quirky twist on classic Disney movie posters for an exhibit that debuted at SXSW. The gallery collaborated with Disney blog “Oh My Disney” for the show, titled “Nothing’s Impossible!,” a nod to Alice in Wonderland.

“Oh My Disney is about connecting Disney with digital natives…

Tips for Creating Pinnable Content

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Most marketers are aware that Pinterest can take a website from unknown to super successful with a single pin. However, up until now, finding the secret formula for content that will take off and go viral has been largely based on experiment. Marketers have been scrambling to find a way to reach the largest market possible using Pinterest as the medium.

While there’s no surefire method for finding Pinterest success, using the right combination of content, images and infographics seems to…

InPowered Opens Platform to Push Popular Content to Native Ads

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InPowered wants you to trust advertisements by removing marketers from the equation

The company has opened up its platform for free starting Tuesday, allowing anyone to find popular articles written about products or brands and push those stories on social media

This free service leads to inPowered’s “paid amplification,” which pushes the selected content to native ads and then tracks its success. The company has already accrued…

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InPowered Opens Platform to Push Popular Content to Native Ads

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InPowered wants you to trust advertisements by removing marketers from the equation

The company has opened up its platform for free starting Tuesday, allowing anyone to find popular articles written about products or brands and push those stories on social media

This free service leads to inPowered’s “paid amplification,” which pushes the selected content to native ads and then tracks its success. The company has already accrued…

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Startups to Watch at SXSWi 2014

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Another year, another crop of upstart startups looking to use South by Southwest as a springboard to success. So what’s different this year?

Once again, if you go in expected to see the next Twitter, you’ll probably leave disappointed. In fact, looking back over the past few years, SXSWi hasn’t produced a hot new startup in a while. That doesn’t stop dozens of new firms from attempting to make their mark on the event, which is now in its 20th year

“The longer we’re all in this business and…