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Tim Ferriss Is Working on a Primetime TV Show, Says Tim Ferriss

TeeVee! (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Bad news, guys: It sounds like Startupland might be losing 4-Hour Workweek scribe and Valley guru Tim Ferriss. Or at least his money, anyway.

Mr. Ferriss recently sat down for a chat with Fortune and revealed that, in fact, he’s “considering dialing my startup involvement.” (We think he meant “back,” but it looks like somebody dropped a word.) Why’s that? Too much dumb money: Read More

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The Fitocrats: How Two Nerds Turned an Addiction to Videogames Into an Addiction to Fitness

Fitocracy CEO Mr. Wang, bottom, with CTO Mr. Talens, outside the pair's office in Soho.

IT STARTED BECAUSE BACK IN HIGH SCHOOL, Dick Talens was too fat and Brian Wang was too skinny. Or rather, Mr. Wang was “skinny fat,” meaning he had stick limbs and belly pooch, as the 25-year-old University of Pennsylvania graduate explained to Betabeat during a recent visit to the Soho co-working space where the pair’s startup, the viral hit fitness game Fitocracy, is headquarted.

Mr. Talens and Mr. Wang sit next to each other in a sunny corner alongside their gym bags, with greasy athletic shoes tucked under their desks, an economy-sized bin of almonds and a filing cabinet of goodies such as protein powder, vitamins, oats and Splenda. Read More