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This fantastic Depeche Mode mashup makes Kanye West your own personal Yeezus

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"When you get something that has the name Kanye West on it, it’s supposed to be pushing the furthest possibilities. I will be the leader of a company that ends up being worth billions of dollars, because I got the answers. I understand culture. I am the nucleus." —...
This fantastic Depeche Mode mashup makes Kanye West your own personal Yeezus
Yammer CEO David Sacks: Here's How I Avoided Getting Crushed By Salesforce.com (CRM, MSFT)

Is this the greatest Lego Mindstorm machine ever?

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Forget about Rube Goldberg machines and that dusty Mouse Trap board game. The Lego "Great Ball Contraption" makes you a believer in bricks, baby. [Read more]...
Is this the greatest Lego Mindstorm machine ever?

"Content and commerce" is hardest for those who need it the most

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It just kinda rolls off the tongue. Content and commerce. Suddenly every website with creative descriptions of its merchandize is doing “content” and every blog that links to Amazon is doing “commerce.” It’s a very on-trend strategy. That might explain the packed house at Contently and Outbrain’s content and commerce-themed...
"Content and commerce" is hardest for those who need it the most

Phone! SMS! No, I want WiFi on all my flights

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Connectivity in offices, home, cafes, trains, parks, cars and planes — I say bring it on. I have already shifted most of my life to the “cloud,” and it is not much of a surprise that I am a shameless believer in connectivity. That is why I am excited about...
Phone! SMS! No, I want WiFi on all my flights

Red Hat Is Hiring So Many People That Its CEO Is Stuck In A 'Crummy' Cubby (RHT)

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If you're looking for a job at a very hot, fast-growing company, think about Red Hat. Just don't expect a fancy office to be part of the deal. Red Hat is adding more than 1,000 to its payroll in 2012, at a rate of about 250 people per quarter, CEO...
Red Hat Is Hiring So Many People That Its CEO Is Stuck In A 'Crummy' Cubby (RHT)
I played 'Hawken' on the Oculus Rift and it made me a believer

The False Religion of Mideast Peace: And Why I'm No Longer a Believer - By Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy

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The False Religion of Mideast Peace: And Why I'm No Longer a Believer - By Aaron David Miller | Foreign Policy

InternMatch CEO: Advice for finding the right advisors

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Advisors may not be as sexy as angels in the startup ecosystem, but the right advisor can provide a ton of value for young companies. InternMatch Co-Founder and CEO, Andrew Maguire, is a big believer in advisors, and using their experience to avoid time wasting and costly mistakes. Consider Maguire...
InternMatch CEO: Advice for finding the right advisors

The Importance of Fear, Risk and Hacking

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Last week I met Gever Tulley, author of the provocatively-titled “Fifty Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do.” The book grew out of a 2007 TED talk about why embracing and exploring danger ultimately lessens it. (See! Good things do come out of TED. Let the TED-TechCrunch healing begin!)...
The Importance of Fear, Risk and Hacking

Facebook Firehose May Be Released at Developer Conference F8

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Shared by Jesse Stay I said it first :-) Facebook plans to announce the availability of a firehose of user data at its F8 developers conference in April, we believe based on research. Such an offering could be similar to the firehose that Twitter has shared with large partners and...
Facebook Firehose May Be Released at Developer Conference F8

Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

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David Sacks is having a big birthday party this weekend. You might call it “redonkulous.” I know, because I’m going. And I have an 18th century costume on a hanger at home to prove it. Unfortunately, I’ve already agreed that everything I see or hear there is strictly off the...
Don’t Sell David! Why Yammer Is Different Than Skype or Instagram

The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

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I’ve long been a believer that all the talk that software is now “bought” and not “sold” is wishful thinking. Other than Atlassian, most software companies eventually have to hire sales people if they want to build a real business. (We discussed this with the top management of Atlassian,...
The Problem with Spray-and-Pray Software Salespeople: Homework

Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

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I talk to people a lot about interest and social graphs these days – it’s a topic that feels like it’s moving in from the fringes of social media towards the centre, as we begin to understand what the wider implications the vast amounts of data on users tastes, relationships...
Very soon the Web will tell us who we are - but should we believe it?

Social Capital: How Relationship Science Captures It All

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One of the big promises of social networking is that it will inject your networking skills with PED (performance enhancing data), able to give you the biggest network on the block. If you're a believer in the raw power of oh-so many social connections, that's OK. But if you're like...
Social Capital: How Relationship Science Captures It All

From a founder: How to run product iterations

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We at GigaOM believe entrepreneurs are more than a source for news — they are a source of expertise and inspiration. Expertise and inspiration that should be shared as far and wide as possible. After all, many ideas that work for a small, sleep-deprived team in a company that is...
From a founder: How to run product iterations

4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss joins Vittana for 35th birthday fundraiser

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He’s a man of fours — you know, the four-hour workweek, the four-hour body — but now author Tim Ferriss is the $100,000 man. To celebrate his 35th birthday today, Ferriss has pledged to match every dollar up to $50,000 donated on Vittana, a Seattle non-profit that funds educational efforts...
4-Hour Workweek author Tim Ferriss joins Vittana for 35th birthday fundraiser

Providence Gets Out of Hulu. What About Jason Kilar?

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com Five years after investing in Hulu, Providence Equity is getting its return and going home. The private equity group is striking a deal with the rest of Hulu’s owners — Comcast, Disney and News Corp. — that will let it cash out its 10 percent...
Providence Gets Out of Hulu. What About Jason Kilar?
PD Promotions Abound! Michael Carney Joins to Cover LA and Nathan Pensky Becomes Managing Editor

HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)

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Investors were happy enough with HP's beat on its earnings-per-share to drive the stock up over 13% in after hours trading (so far). But there were still some shocking numbers in its quarter, like how PC revenues tanked 20% year over year. Back in January, 2012, Whitman was saying about...
HP's PC Sales Crashed 20% And Now Meg Whitman Is Distancing Herself From Windows 8 (HPQ)
The massive, complex creations of Norman Bel Geddes

Social Media: Listen Before You Talk

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Last night, I was among four presenters who talked at an EO Toronto event about social media. While most people at the event are using social media, many of them haven’t implemented it within their businesses. Among the questions was how to get started with social media, and how to...
Social Media: Listen Before You Talk

Leap Motion: Will it make you a magician or is it just handwaving?

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Every once in a while I see a demo video that’s too good to be true. That’s what I first thought when I saw a video of Leap’s new motion-tracking peripheral for personal computers. As a result, I’ve delayed writing about it until I could see it in action for...
Leap Motion: Will it make you a magician or is it just handwaving?
Biometrics could save you from the airport security line, says Clear
How To Use One Superfan To Spread The Word To Millions
Watch this: Animated tutorial reveals how to survive the forthcoming robot rebellion

ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)

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Marc Andreessen, who cofounded Netscape and is now betting billions of dollars on Silicon Valley startups, says we should all stop kvetching about sending gadget-manufacturing jobs to China. In the CNBC clip we've embedded below, Andreessen says: I'm a believer in a positive-sum conception of the economy. I'm a...
ANDREESSEN: Sending Our Gadget-Making Jobs To China Is Good For Us (AAPL, GOOG)
Dennis Crowley and the cycle of second-guessing
Forcing Ourselves Out of the EchoChamber: PandoDaily Is Hitting the Road

Because We All Know What Skype Was Missing Was Intrusive Advertising, Microsoft Has Decided To Add It

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It appears that Microsoft's first big contribution to Skype... is to put giant-ass ads in the middle of your call that look kinda like another caller has joined your call... except that caller is some company wanting you to buy stuff: I actually don't really have that much of a...
Because We All Know What Skype Was Missing Was Intrusive Advertising, Microsoft Has Decided To Add It
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