Silicon Valley's Perverse Disincentives To Make Money
Silicon Valley's Perverse Disincentives To Make Money
                                       

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Fast-growing HasOffers raises $9.4M, promises to keep 'bootstrapper spirit' alive

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HasOffers CEO Peter Hamilton with co-founders Lee and Lucas Brown HasOffers built a pretty impressive business over the past four years, using the company’s revenue to fuel expansion as it grew to 79 employees and added profits to the bottom line. Now, after bootstrapping their way to success, the team...
Fast-growing HasOffers raises $9.4M, promises to keep 'bootstrapper spirit' alive

Yahoo Falls Back on to Key List of Top 100 Brands at No. 92, Though Apple Remains No. 1

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Yahoo, which had dropped off the important BrandZ Top 100 ranking several years ago, scratched its way on again this year at No. 92. The Silicon Valley Internet giant had last been on the key list of brands in 2009, when it had a brand value of $7.9 billion....
Yahoo Falls Back on to Key List of Top 100 Brands at No. 92, Though Apple Remains No. 1

How Silicon Valley VCs would react to a pitch from the greatest geek ever, Nikola Tesla

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GeekWire’s Greatest Geek of All Time is making headlines again, and this time it relates directly to the startup world. Palo Alto-based Northern Imagination produced the parody video above to help promote its Kickstarter campaign for a Wi-Fi-enabled Nikola Tesla statue in Silicon Valley. It’s a comical clip that sheds light on the...
How Silicon Valley VCs would react to a pitch from the greatest geek ever, Nikola Tesla
Sorry, NYC, Tumblr selling to Yahoo was not the "win" we needed

FLASHBACK: Tumblr Founder David Karp's Words Of Wisdom To Entrepreneurs

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We interviewed Tumblr founder David Karp all the way back in November 2010, and asked him for any words of wisdom he would give to startup founders. Since he just sold his company for $1.1 billion to Yahoo, we thought we should revisit what he had to say. :   ...
FLASHBACK: Tumblr Founder David Karp's Words Of Wisdom To Entrepreneurs

Funding Daily: Let's start the show

venturebeat.com
This Monday morning, we opened our inboxes to find a whole boatload of manic-sounding funding announcements sent by twitchy PR people. Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other — but don’t worry, we had our police scanner set to “stun” and...
Funding Daily: Let's start the show
Yahoo's Mayer and New York Mayor Bloomberg Announce New Office in Times Square; Also Flickr Stuff

With 'complex web' of offshore entities, Apple avoids taxes: Senate

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Apple used an elaborate overseas accounting scheme to avoid taxes on at least $74 billion in profits between 2009 and 2012, a Senate investigation said Monday. The Silicon Valley giant formed two subsidiaries based in Ireland but they had no employees or physical offices. The businesses had just one purpose:...
With 'complex web' of offshore entities, Apple avoids taxes: Senate
19-year-old Romanian wins Intel science fair with cheap self-driving car
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