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Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The stumbling blocks that some of our Most Innovative Companies have faced on their journeys to success and what they learned along the way.

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A Recap Of The 9th Annual Crunchies Awards

The 9th Annual Crunchies took place at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco last night. Host Chelsea Peretti had us laughing before our presenters came on stage to announce the winners of this year’s Crunchies. Follow along for some of the highlights of the show, including an operatic musical number, our favorite speeches and some of your social media posts.

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Instagram now lets you switch between multiple accounts

The process is pretty simple. You add new accounts from the settings menu, and once that's done, just tap your username at the top of your profile to move between them. Your profile photo will be placed more prominently throughout the app so that you never lose track of which account is active. Instagram first tested account switching on Android in November, with iOS following a couple months later. As of this week, everyone is getting the new option on both platforms.

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NASA promotes space tourism in retro new posters

First up is a once in a lifetime trip to Mars, looking back at what could someday be historical sites on the planet. The poster is a nod to the work being done by NASA’s Mars Exploration Program, which seeks to prove that the planet can or can’t be habitable by humans in the future.

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Feds declare that Google's self-driving car is its own driver - Roadshow

NHTSA posted a detailed response on its Web site. The response shows that Google was concerned how the FMVSS could be applied to a computer-controlled car lacking steering wheel or any other traditional driver controls. Urmson suggested that NHTSA could interpret the FMVSS as not to apply to Google's cars at all, or that it require a traditional interpretation, assuming a driver in the left front seat, or that the system controlling the car could be considered the driver.

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A Skeptic Infiltrates a Cruise for Conspiracy Theorists

Where on Earth can you go to get away from it all, and mingle with those who share your views? Well, Conspira-Sea, of course. It’s a seven-day cruise where fringe thinkers can discuss everything from crop circles to mind control on the open sea. Last month’s cruise featured a caravan of stars from a surprisingly vast galaxy of skeptics and conspiracy theorists, including Andrew Wakefield, known for his questionable research and advocacy against vaccines. Also aboard was Sean David Morton, who faced federal charges of lying to investors about using psychic powers to predict the stock market.

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An end to scaling: Intel’s next-generation chips will sacrifice speed to reduce power | ExtremeTech

Intel has recently stated that it intends to compete aggressively in the Internet of Things space, but has offered little insight into what these goals for its future products mean for environments that depend on high-end CPUs. The company isn’t abandoning silicon — it envisions islands of additional capability embedded in SoCs or other types of circuits — but its move to purchase Altera and its FPGA business could reflect long-term plans for the future of traditional semiconductor performance. If traditional CPU designs can’t provide additional clock speeds and next-generation technologies are aimed at lower-power computing as opposed to higher performance, than either we’re headed for a revolution in distributed computing (unlikely), or a very, very slow performance ramp.

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Browser maker Opera receives $1.2 billion offer from Chinese companies

Opera's search for a buyer may soon come to an end, with a generous offer from a group of Chinese companies.

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Lego New Hampshire: The primary results, brick by brick

It's the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire, which means it's the first-in-the-nation Lego primary on Mashable . Stay with us as the bricks (er, votes) come in.

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Twitter's Getting Some Help With Its Troll Problem

"With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power," Cartes wrote.

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Zenefits CEO Parker Conrad resigns, COO David Sacks takes over

Parker Conrad, cofounder and CEO of human resources and insurance software startup Zenefits, has stepped down from the top position at the company. David Sacks, the company’s chief operating officer and formerly cofounder and CEO of Yammer, is taking over as the Zenefits’ new chief executive.

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Exclusive: In boost to self-driving cars, U.S. tells Google computers can qualify as drivers

In January, NHTSA said it may waive some vehicle safety rules to allow more driverless cars to operate on U.S. roads as part of a broader effort to speed up development of self-driving vehicles.

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This year's Grammy awards will have GoPros built-in to livestream the winners' perspectives

If you’ve ever wondered what happens after winners at award shows give their speeches and walk off stage, GoPro will let you find out at this year’s Grammy Awards.

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Politwoops returns to the US to archive politicians' deleted tweets

Politwoops was back online early last month in  25 countries around the world . However, the Sunlight Foundation, which operates the US-version of the service, was only just able to restore Politwoops in the US. The group says Politwoops will now show every deleted tweet from the politicians it tracks, and not just a selection of them hand-picked by Sunlight staffers. "Right now that includes Senate, House and presidential candidates, as well as governors and the D.C. mayor," Jenn Topper, Sunlight's communications director,  wrote in a blog post . Sunlight hopes to expand the number of politicians to include executive branch officials and state legislators. It's also working on a filtering system to avoid displaying tweets deleted for innocuous reasons, such as typos.

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Twitter's experiment with not showing ads to power users appears to be over

As we reported back in January , Twitter seemed to be protecting its elite users from the visual noise associated with ads on the platform. Today, as our own Martin Bryant put it, ‘the party’s over.’

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How brands win the Super Bowl: Get a mention from Beyonce

The singer also opted to stay in a 12-acre mansion about 30 miles from the site of the Super Bowl that was rented through Airbnb. That stay won the home rental service a prominent shoutout on Beyonce's Twitter and Facebook feeds.

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What Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Said About India’s Ban on Free Basics

“Connecting India is an important goal we won’t give up on, because more than a billion people in India don’t have access to the Internet. We know that connecting them can help lift people out of poverty, create millions of jobs and spread education opportunities. We care about these people, and that’s why we’re so committed to connecting them,” said the Facebook post that by Tuesday had been “liked” and shared by thousands of users of the website.

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Intel to shut down renegade Skylake overclocking with microcode update

Intel's update changes the processor's microcode—programmable code embedded in the processor that gets updated both by system firmware and operating systems—to, in some unspecified way, prevent altering the base clock in ways Intel does not want. While it will take some time for motherboard vendors to update their firmwares and actually propagate the new microcode to end-user systems, it means that the end is nigh for simple overclocking of Skylake processors. Some holdouts may stick with old, overclocking-capable firmware, but it will become increasingly hard to buy new motherboards that support the old capability.

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Road-raging driver gets a healthy dose of instant karma

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Google will stop running Flash display ads on January 2, 2017

Google today announced  that the Google Display Network and DoubleClick Digital Marketing are completely ditching Flash for HTML5 next year. More specifically, advertisers will no longer be able to upload display ads built in Flash into AdWords and DoubleClick Digital Marketing, starting on June 30, 2016, and won’t be able to run display ads in the Flash format on the Google Display Network or through DoubleClick, starting on January 2, 2017.

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Robot Cockroaches to the Rescue?

Those answers have inspired a new type of robot that could be employed in search-and-rescue missions—Ant-Man-style. Called CRAM (Compressible Robot with Articulated Mechanism), the palm-sized device wears a plastic shield on its back, and can splay its legs outward when squashed, just like a real creepy-crawly.

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Oculus-Ready PC Bundles From ASUS, Alienware, Dell Pre-Sell For $1499 Next Week

Now the question will be whether Oculus can find enough people to buy Rifts at this price point to make it worth it for developers to make must-have titles for it. With so many VR headset makers entering the fray over the next year, there will be intense competition between them for games and content from third-party developers.

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Here's How Obama's Cybersecurity Plan Could Affect You

Many parts of the plan deal with big government programs such as securing infrastructure from hackers, but there are several aspects you could encounter in everyday life: Multifactor authentication: The plan pushes adoption of logins that require more than typing "Password123." Multi-factor authentication—often called two -step verification—requires a second proof of identification beyond a password, such as tapping the fingerprint reader on new smartphones or receiving a text message with a security code to enter. Big tech services including Facebook, Google, Twitter and Dropbox already offer two-step verification, but the White House's plan aims to make it more widespread, including for federal services.

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Watch comedian Chelsea Peretti tear Silicon Valley a new one

For the past few years, TechCrunch’s Crunchies Awards — the closest thing Silicon Valley has to the Oscars — has done away with Silicon Valley insiders as emcees and replaced them with comedians, in search of a little extra star power for the awards night.

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Apple Music to go live on Sonos connected speakers tomorrow

After month of waiting, Apple Music subscribers who are also invested in the Sonos speaker ecosystem will finally get native access to Apple's streaming music service on Wednesday, a report said Tuesday. Sonos confirmed tomorrow's Apple Music launch to Re/code , saying integration with its lineup of connected speakers is scheduled to go live at 9 a.m. Eastern. The announced the launch in a subsequent blog post . The development comes nearly two months after Sonos launched an Apple Music beta test program in mid-December . "The feedback from Apple Music members on Sonos during the beta period has been great," said Eddy Cue, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue. "Sonos plus Apple Music provides an amazing listening experience at home - and we're excited to offer it to all Sonos customers starting tomorrow." Using the Sonos Controller app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, as well as Mac, PC and Android phones, Sonos owners will be able to stream Apple Music to multiple speakers within their home or office. Supported Apple Music features include For You, New, Radio and My Music, as well as streaming access to the entire Apple Music catalog.

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Julio Ojeda-Zapata on Twitter

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Android creator Andy Rubin is making a free dashcam

Not that Playground will necessarily be a one-trick pony. Rubin says he's working on other ideas that he's "not willing to talk about" at the moment. Even if those don't materialize any time soon, though, the dashcam project might shake up the tech industry. Right now, dashcams are mostly popular in Russia and other countries where on-the-road insurance fraud (typically, pedestrians pretending to be struck by cars) is a significant problem. This could democratize dashcams by making them available to anyone who's willing to give up a bit of privacy in return for proof of innocence.

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Inside the world's most luxurious doomsday bunkers (pictures)

Grab a snifter of fine brandy, relax in your magnificently appointed underground doomsday lounge and watch the world burn.

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Facebook ordered to stop tracking logged-out users in France

The company previously ran into trouble in Belgium last year on similar grounds — a court in the country issued Facebook an ultimatum to stop tracking users who aren’t signed in or risk a fine of €250,000 (nearly $270,000) for every day that it violated the order.

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New Hampshire Primary Liveblog: Trump Tries Not to Lose Again

New Hampshire residents took to the polls today, becoming the first in the country to cast their ballots in a presidential primary. While Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton walked away with first place finishes during the Iowa caucuses last week, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders have been leading the New Hampshire polls for weeks.

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PayPal shoots self in foot while 'white knighting' for Netflix

Under the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, PayPal may not be used to send or receive payments for items that infringe or violate any copyright, trademark, right of publicity or privacy, or any other proprietary right under the laws of any jurisdiction. This includes transactions for any device or technological measure that descrambles a scrambled work, decrypts an encrypted work or otherwise avoids, bypasses, removes, deactivates or impairs a technological measure without the authority of the copyright owner.

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Oculus Rift PC bundles launch, starting at $1,499

The PCs that Oculus is promoting as part of the Oculus Ready PC program include the Asus ROG G20 and G11; Alienware Area 51 and X51; and a single Dell desktop tower, the XPS 8900 SE. The least-expensive bundles right now are the Dell XPS 8900 at $1,599 and the Asus G11 at $1,499, both including an Oculus Rift headset. Both are at the very low end of the required specs, with an Intel Core i5 CPU and Nvidia 970 desktop graphics card.

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Gmail Now Calls Out Fishy, Unencrypted Emails

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Google's rolling out new encryption security measures for Gmail this week

In recognition of ‘ Safer Internet Day ‘ – a note in the calendar none your friends will ever pester you about – Google has announced a couple of new features designed to make your communications more secure.

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Watch This Lego Device Build (and Launch) a Paper Airplane

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D’oh! Crash: The History of VR on The Simpsons

Regardless of the image’s provenance, though, it holds up a mirror to what was actually going on vis a vis the abortive VR craze of the ’90s. Virtual-reality research at the time led to mainstream awareness, which led to speculative fiction like  Snow Crash, which in turn led to a host of ’90s movies and TV shows that had fun with the concept—from  The 13th Floor  to  Mad About You to Murder She Wrote . Of course, nothing came of attempts to productize the technology that first go-round, and it wasn’t until the Oculus Rift first popped up in 2012 that VR became a watchword once again. (That doesn’t explain the 2011 episode, but since it was one of the Simpsons’ futuristic holiday episodes, it’s a little less curious.) Of course, you know what that means: we’re fast moving toward inevitable episode titles like “Brockulus Rift” and “D’oh! Crash.”

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Pornhub wants to save the Sperm Whale, so you need to watch a lot more porn

The Moclips Cetological Society has been an active agent of change among academics and philanthropists within the whale preservation community for many years. Since the organization’s inception, they have initiated the Northwest Regional Orca Survey, and founded the Whale Museum in Friday Harbor, WA, and is involved in many other major research groups. The MCS has also published a plethora of books and scientific articles pertaining to whales and their conservation open to free public access for those willing to learn more.

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Telecommuting: The Antidote to Rush Hour

PCMag's new home office column kicks off today with sobering facts about the time suck of a typical commute and tips on how to set up a home office so you can work from home instead.

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Caviar for Teams will bring easy ordering (and great food) to your next catered affair

Caviar for Teams will bring easy ordering (and great food) to your next catered affair

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Uber extends weird offer of friendship to end feud with London's black cab drivers

Uber has extended a hand to London’s black cab drivers by offering to let them use the taxi service embedded in its platform for free for a year.

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Rubik's Cube solved in less than a second...by a robot, of course

It took several hundred hours to build and program the robot. The robot's creator says the world record claim has been submitted to Guinness World Records for investigation and approval. That could make Sub1 the first robot to be officially recognized as having solved a Rubik's Cube in less than a second.

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Sublime Text is being developed again after a year dormant

Sublime Text is one of the most popular text editors for developers out there, but over the last year concerns mounted that the project was dead as development of the next version stalled completely.

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At 55 inches, this LG is the OLED TV to beat

As the least-expensive OLED TV on the market, the LG 55EG9100 gives you all of the awesome picture quality advantages of that technology for a price that's a bit less than astronomical. It's a stretch to call it a "bargain" at $2,000 for 55 inches, but unlike LG's other OLED TVs, it's somewhere close the realm that many people can afford. (That works out to about £1,300 in the UK and AU$2,700 in Australia.)

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DoneHire thinks it can change how you find your next job, and guarantee you a hiring bonus

With a bit of gamification and a Robin Hood mentality, DoneHire thinks it can disrupt the job search process. By offering a minimum $1,000 bonus to both the new hire and the person who referred them, there’s a lot at stake.

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The only way to get out of Amazon's terms of service is a zombie apocalypse

However, that rule will be voided if there is a "a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization."

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Google's auto AI counts as a 'driver,' according to Feds

This win could cut through tons of red tape for Google and other companies eagerly pursuing our driverless futures, as it would acknowledge AI as having the power and awareness to operate a car without a human driver there to make a judgement and intervene. Thus, more driverless cars could be on the road faster, as long as they meet the NHTSA’s requirements for road safety.

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The 10 Best Gaming Monitors of 2016

A monitor's refresh rate refers to the time (per second) it takes to redraw the entire screen and is measured in Hertz (Hz). Most LCD monitors have a 60Hz refresh rate, which means the screen is refreshed 60 times per second, but fast-moving images may appear blurry at this refresh rate, or the panel may suffer from screen tearing, an artifact that occurs when the monitor displays pieces of two (or more) screen draws at the same time. Look for a display with a 120Hz or higher refresh rate, which not only helps reduce image blur and eliminate tearing, but is a requirement for active 3D technology.

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Behold The Grammycam!

But when the Academy gives out the 58th annual Grammys on February 15 in Los Angeles, the ceremony will involve a new version of the trophy that packs some distinctly 21st-century technology, in the form of the Grammycam. That's the tiny video camera, built into the award's base, that will capture the onstage action from the perspective of the trophy itself and live-stream it to the world.

51 'Metal Gear Online' adds a bit of sabotage next month
52 Play Chess in Facebook Messenger with this secret command
53 MetaSensor's Sensor-1 is like a Bluetooth keyfinder made for spies
54 Microsoft announces 'Windows 10 update history' to show users what's inside updates
55 Microsoft confirms it acquired iOS music app Groove
56 Woo lets you find a new job on your terms -- anonymously
57 Kardashian BFF Jonathan Cheban is opening a school for wealthy kids to learn about caviar, private jets
58 Parents and babies get down in a choreographed dance class
59 This music video is a vulgar ode to retro video games
60 Kickstarter Hits Major Milestone: 100,000 Projects Now Funded
61 First Oculus Rift-Ready PCs Will Run You At Least $1,000
62 Newly hatched penguin siblings meet for the first time
63 Venturefund.io lets startups show investors traction in real-time
64 FBI tries to keep kids from becoming terrorists by creating world's worst video game
65 Google's CEO is 14,400 times richer than you
66 Locksmith opens $250 safe using a magnet in a sock | News | Geek.com
67 VSCO Originals, its new editorial series, is like strolling through digital art museums
68 Head to this Van Gogh Airbnb and brood darkly
69 Professional kid requests meeting with parents to discuss important topics
70 There's No Such Thing As Stress--Here's What's Really Bothering You
71 Do nothing at your job today because Cookie Clicker's update will own your mind
72 The LG G5's screen is 'always on'
73 Slow jam fulfills our sonic fantasy by mashing up Rihanna and Zayn Malik
74 iPhone 6C/iPhone 5SE: What we know about Apple's rumored 'iPhone Mini'
75 Star Wars Gives Disney Its Best Quarter in Company History
76 Ready Player One’s release bumped by big bully named Star Wars
77 The full trailer for Fuller House has arrived
78 What History Gives, the Sea Steals | Hakai Magazine
79 Rescue Robots Should Be Built Just Like Cockroaches. Sorry.
80 The FBI is still struggling to unlock San Bernardino killer's phone
81 Obama plans to spend $19bn to ramp up cybersecurity efforts
82 Axent Wear's cat ear headphones are the stuff of anime dreams
83 Fat cat thinks he's a human baby in this toy swing
84 What To Watch For In Tesla’s Earnings Wednesday
85 Golden retriever puppy is easily and adorably distracted
86 Hackers Are Offering Apple Employees Big Money for Logins
87 Supreme Court freezes Obama's climate change plan
88 Johnny Depp will disappear into 'Invisible Man' role for Universal
89 Deadpool 2 Already Greenlit - IGN
90 Gametrailers 'fixes' Bloodborne review to end its 13-year run on a high note
91 'Bernie Sandals': Megyn Kelly just gifted us this summer's hottest look
92 Super Bowl Ads This Year Were Dying to Break Out of Your TV
93 Howler monkey pops up on the streets of an Ohio suburb
94 'Rocket League' reaches your Xbox One on February 17th
95 New Hampshire live: The latest from today's vote
96 Google Created A Horserace Tracker
97 New Hampshire Primary Liveblog: Trump Tries Not to Lose Again
98 Apps To Help You Survive and Conquer Valentine's Day
99 Adobe Launches Animate CC, Previously Known As Flash Professional
100 This is big: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge may have incredible battery life
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