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Ben Parr (born February 12, 1985) is an American journalist, author, venture capitalist and entrepreneur. He is the author of Captivology: The Science of Capturing People’s Attention, a book on the science and psychology of attention and how to capture the attention of others. He is the co-founder and CMO of Octane AI, a chatbot creation company. He was previously a venture capitalist, the co-editor and editor-at-large of Mashable, and a columnist and commentator for CNET. In 2012, he was named to the Forbes 30 Under 30.

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What can we learn from the battle between data and design? What can we learn from the relationship b ...

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Google is famous for making the tiniest changes to pixel locations based on the data it accrues thro ...

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The big reason why we don't have space colonies and regular trips to the moon is that flying into ou ...

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The world's most successful entrepreneurs play hard, but they work even harder.

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I'm proud to call myself a Mashable alumnus.

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Relationships are the key element to Press & PR

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There was more data transmitted over the Internet in 2010 than the entire history of the Internet th ...

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Starting a company is a cause, not a job. Once it becomes a job, that's when you lose

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The more PR buzzwords you include in your press release, the less likely I am to write you up

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Trending topics helped make Twitter a more relevant metric of what the world was talking about at an ...

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