2 Hours of Sleep Is Normal for This Small Business Owner

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Azalina Eusope grew up in poverty on the streets of Malaysia, the child of street food vendors. She fled Malaysia at 15 to escape poverty and ended up in the States; years later, she borrowed $500 to re-enter the family business in San Francisco. She founded Azalina’s , a Malaysian food business, in 2010 as a food truck, and since then has become a thriving catering business with a line of sauces carried at Whole Foods. This year, Azalina is taking her business to the next level, with her first brick-and-mortar restaurant (in the Twitter building) , as well as a 15,000 square foot kitchen (with ovens shipped from Malaysia!) and an urban hydroponic garden to supply the herbs for her food. Read more... Read more »

Nintendo’s King Boo Terrorizes E3 IRL

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Attendees at E3 were haunted by the specter of famed Nintendo villain King Boo. Luckily, all you need to do to stop him is turn around and look at him. See also: Nintendo Just Unveiled a Slew of New Games Check out the E3 prankster in the video above, and make sure to subscribe to Mashable on YouTube for more. Read more... More about Nintendo , E3 , Mashable Video , Gaming , and Watercooler Read more »

Here’s Why You’re About to Lose YouTube Subscribers

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Ah, YouTube subscribers. You've worked so hard to get them, and now you're about to lose them. YouTube announced on its Creator Blog that it will remove suspended accounts in an effort to give content creators a better understanding of their actual audience. See also: YouTube to Double Down on Live Streaming With Twitch "It’s extremely important to us that these numbers stay meaningful, so that you can be sure that when your sub count grows, it’s because you’re building a community of real fans who are going to keep watching and supporting you." These accounts will be removed as of June 16th, so enjoy your subscriber count while it lasts Read more... More about Youtube , Mashable Video , Social Media , Lamarr Wilson , and Youtube Weekly Read more »

Fullscreen Media to Launch New Premium Video Platform

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Fullscreen Media, a multichannel YouTube network that boasts more than 3.2 billion monthly views, is looking to build a premium subscription service similar to Netflix or Hulu that would operate separately from YouTube. The goal of this service would be to target a large chunk of YouTube's audience - millennials. See also: Google May Develop a YouTube For Kids It's unclear whether the subscription model will be that of Netflix, where a user pays a monthly subscription to access all content, or an ad-supported tier system like Hulu. Either way, this new model will take content creators away from YouTube and feature them on an all new platform. Read more... More about Youtube , Mashable Video , Social Media , Lamarr Wilson , and Youtube Weekly Read more »

Socially Awkward Tips for the Jobless College Grad

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College graduates are having a tough time finding jobs, even those who attended fancy, private Ivy League schools, so what hope is there for the rest of us? College graduates, did you know there are people that went to Princeton that can't find a job? And you just went to a normal shitty school. — Gary Janetti (@GaryJanetti) May 20, 2014 For our newest, unluckiest members of the workforce, Lamarr Wilson suggests giving customer service a shot. Really. "Dealing with people is a valuable skill. I think everybody should be required to do some kind of customer service job," he says. Read more »

This Oculus Rift Game Will Scare the Crap Out of You

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You wake up and find yourself in a dark forest in the middle of the night. You walk around looking for someone, with only the light of a few lamp posts to guide your way. You come across a small cabin that's lit from within. As you walk up to the door, you see a figure standing inside. It's a little girl, and it looks like she's been waiting for you. Creeped out yet? Sure, it's one thing to read about this chilling scenario, but imagine experiencing it in a virtual world. That's the premise of the ultra-eerie Oculus Rift game Alone in the Rift Read more »

This Girl Scout Knows More About Business Than You

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Katie Francis, a 12-year-old from Oklahoma, recently broke the world record for most Girl Scout cookies ever sold with a whopping 21,477 boxes and counting. Now she's here to offer some tips on how you can improve your business strategies and land those big deals. See also: Young Girls Speak Up: 'Bossy Has Nothing to Do With Being a Boy or Girl' While Katie's original goal was 18,100 (which would have broken the previous record by 100 boxes), she far surpassed it. So how did she really do it? "There's three ingredients to selling cookies. There's lots of time, lots of commitment and I have to ask everybody I see," she recently said in an interview with The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell Read more »

Google May Develop a YouTube For Kids

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With over 6 billion hours of video watched each month, YouTube is an incredibly powerful platform for video consumption and sharing. It's even beating Facebook as a social media site among teenagers. Now it seems like Google will be looking to reach a much younger demographic. See also: Google and Viacom Settle YouTube Lawsuit YouTube is reportedly developing a new kid-friendly website that will feature programming for children under the age of 10. While YouTube currently has safety features that block inappropriate content, the filters aren't 100% accurate. A new stand-alone site would guarantee a safe browsing experience for the young ones. Read more... More about Youtube , Viacom , Mashable Video , Social Media , and Lamarr Wilson Read more »

The Deep Web: Everything You Need to Know in 2 Minutes

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In October 2013, the FBI shutdown Silk Road , a popular online black market where users could buy drugs, weapons, and even assassins. While this marketplace was operating on the Internet, you'd be hard-pressed to find it via Google. In fact, you would have to be part of a secret network that operates in a small portion of the Internet known as the Deep Web. See also: Deep Web Film Will Go Inside the World of Bitcoin, Silk Road and Beyond So what is the Deep Web exactly, and what seedy, nefarious activity happens there? Well, you might be surprised by the answer (hint: that private photo album dedicated to your cat is part of the Deep Web). Read more »

The New Mac Pro: A Love Story

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The new Mac Pro is a beautiful machine. Gone is the old, bulky tower of a body, and in its place is a gorgeously simple cylinder shape, with a gloss finish and curved edges your fingers will want to caress. But Apple 's new starlet is a little more selective than you might think about who gets to configure her startup disk. So, who is good enough for Mac Pro? Is she looking for a classic egghead type, or someone who has the apps that can challenge her? See also: Technostalgia: 20 Misty Memories of Personal Computing Several suiters are vying for her eight-core 3.0GHz heart. Read more »