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How Elon Musk Built His Empire - [Infographic]

This graphic was created by information designer Anna Vital, read herfull article here.
Step by Step: How Elon Musk Built His Empire (by Anna Vital)“The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique.”– Peter Thiel in “Zero to One” In the bookZero to One, prominent entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shares his vision on what it takes to create an extraordinary company. Specifically, Thiel believes that instead of making incremental upgrades to an existing product or service, a company must aim to do something completely new to avoid ruthless competition. While Thiel has worked with many impressive people over the years, Thiel points to Elon Musk as a particularlysuccessful memberof the Paypal Mafia that has gone “zero to one” many times. THE RÉSUMÉAt only the…

Star Trek Phone

For those who are Star Trek fans, they know that the idea for the cellphone flip phones came from the show. Don't you wish you had one of those communicators they used to carry on the original show?

Well, now you can! A company called Sona Mobile is making a Star Trek Communicator themed phone in honour of the 40th Anniversary of the show.

It's runs on Windows Mobile and the interface is themed from the show. With ringtones and beeps similar to what you'll hear on the original series.

It's got text messaging, plays videos and games as well.

Check it out

Picture that lies!

It's very hard to find the truth in the press nowadays. Just see this list of pictures that were altered.

Google Office Suite

With all the free offerings of web applications available right now on the web. I'm beginning to wonder whether there's even a need to buy software anymore. The biggest of these companies of course is Google.

Though they seem quite content to do it quietly, it looks like they are building an online alternative to Microsoft Office. Microsoft is aware of this and that is one of the reasons they are building their Windows Live platform.

How is Google doing this? They started with Gmail. Remember when most companies like Hotmail or Yahoo who were offering free e-mail only gave you free 250Mb of e-mail? Well, Google's Gmail upped the ante with free 1Gb of e-mail storage. It is now up to 2.5Gb and growing.

Google also bought the company which makes a web based Word Processor. Then there's Google Spreadsheets which is an online spreadsheet. So the two most used Microsoft Office programs are already available online for free. Then there's Google Calendar which you…