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DailyDirt: What's In A Name?

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There are plenty of marketing gurus who will advise company founders to choose names and logos very carefully -- making sure to avoid confusing names or names without the appropriate gravitas. Then again, there are several companies with names that break the rules. If you're starting a new company, and...
DailyDirt: What's In A Name?
FoundationDB -- Not Your Standard NoSQL Database

Tech Hub Envy, or why you should stop trying to be Silicon Valley

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Is Silicon Valley still the one tech hub to rule them all? And will it remain so in the future? Techcrunch just posted some intruiging new research from the Startup Genome project on the world’s top tech hubs and their defining characteristics. A post of this kind is bound to...
Tech Hub Envy, or why you should stop trying to be Silicon Valley
TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Day 1 Video Highlights (TCTV)

Marissa Mayer's Husband Just Launched A Fund To Invest In Big Data

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Data Collective is a brand new venture firm worth watching for a lot of reasons, including the fact that it's run by Zack Bogue. Bogue is married to Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Another reason to watch: The collective experience of the people participating is astounding. In addition to Bogue, the...
Marissa Mayer's Husband Just Launched A Fund To Invest In Big Data
New Google Glass Patent Is The Most Comprehensive Yet For Google's Face-Based Wearable Computer

How To Email Busy People

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I was just chatting with a friend that is a successful entrepreneur, advisor, and angel investor. He has 1700 unread emails in his inbox. 1700!   This happens to him every month or two. All it takes is a few days of vacation, a company emergency, a funding round, or...
How To Email Busy People

TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

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TIME magazine has once again fired up its yearly poll to decide on the most influential people in the world, and this year its a full-on tech fest. There are dozens of interesting folks with artists like Adele, activists like AiWeiwei and public figures like Ben Bernanke, but the most interesting bit is how...
TIME 100 poll goes tech in 2012 with Cook, Bezos, Hoffman, Zuckerberg, Karp, Dorsey, Thiel and more

F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

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The are almost too many tech events in the calendar these days to mark any particular one out as being worthy of note. I say almost because, on the global stage at least, TechCrunch Disrupt (Ok, Ok, but still…) remains up there because of how much other media attend and,...
F.ounders Hits New York To Gather The Next Wave Of Global Tech Stars

Tech tycoons in asteroid mining venture

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Google bosses Larry Page and Eric Schmidt join Avatar director James Cameron in megamillion-dollar plan to make sci-fi realityA group of hi-tech tycoons including Google's Larry Page and Eric Schmidt have teamed up with explorer and film-maker James Cameron in a venture to mine nearby asteroids, hoping to turn science...
Tech tycoons in asteroid mining venture

Thai epublishing startup Ookbee raises $2m to expand in Southeast Asia

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Consumers in Southeast Asia are snapping up smartphones at a growing rate but yet the range of mobile services and content that is available for device owners in the region remains limited when compared to Western markets. While Apple launched local iTunes Stores in 12 Asian markets in June, and services...
Thai epublishing startup Ookbee raises $2m to expand in Southeast Asia
Apparently, It's Time To Mock The Rich And The Geeky In Silicon Valley Again

Science-backed EverySignal uses social search to keep you up-to-date on life's most important moments

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Science Inc. has backed another startup — this time its first social search/big data company. Today, EverySignal is launching to make it simple and efficient for people to leverage their social networks in order to make sure they don’t miss any of life’s most important moments. One problem that the...
Science-backed EverySignal uses social search to keep you up-to-date on life's most important moments

How Big Music Threatened Startups and Killed Innovation

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By interviewing 31 CEOs, company founders and VPs who operated in the digital music scene during the past 10 years, Associate Professor Michael A. Carrier at Rutgers University School of Law has produced a most enlightening report on the decade long aftermath of the Napster shutdown. The interviewees are no...
How Big Music Threatened Startups and Killed Innovation

Facebook and Instagram: Largest mobile-app deal ever?

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Facebook’s stunning $1 billion acquisition of Instagram appears to be the largest deal ever for a company built entirely around a single mobile app experience, either proving that the mobile app business has truly arrived or that there’s a new bubble in town. Instagram has less than 20 employees and...
Facebook and Instagram: Largest mobile-app deal ever?

A Silicon Valley Insider Actually Has A Plan To Get More Women In Tech

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Let's face it: The tech scene is dominated by men. Adeo Ressi, CEO of the Founder Institute, hopes to change that over the next few years.  He's well-positioned to do so as an insider's insider in the tech industry. After doing a few startups, he upended the clubby venture-capital world...
A Silicon Valley Insider Actually Has A Plan To Get More Women In Tech
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GOOGLE COFOUNDERS: Here's Why We Just Announced A Stock Split (GOOG)

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Here's a letter from the company founders: Introduction Throughout our evolution, from privately held start-up to large, publicly listed company, we have managed Google for the long term—enjoying tremendous success as a result, especially since our IPO in 2004. Sergey and I hoped, though we did not expect, that Google...
GOOGLE COFOUNDERS: Here's Why We Just Announced A Stock Split (GOOG)

Venture Capitalist: Beware of Activist Holders

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Venture capitalist Ben Horowitz, whose firm has invested in era-defining technology companies like Facebook Inc., Twitter Inc. and Groupon Inc., has words of caution for company founders: Beware activist shareholders. Activists have spurred change numerous times, as seen by the recent exit of Yahoo Inc.’s chief executive and the pending...
Venture Capitalist: Beware of Activist Holders
With Audiogalaxy Acquisition, Dropbox Signals Its Cloud Music Ambitions

8 Cool New Startups That Have Launched This Year

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Its been a busy start to the new year and tons of new tech companies have launched. Here are some of the most promising new startups of 2012.The Honest Company was founded by actress Jessica Alba and successful entrepreneur Brian Lee Startup: The Honest Company Founders: Jessica Alba, Brian...
8 Cool New Startups That Have Launched This Year
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Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

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There's a school of thought that says entrepreneurs learn best from their own mistakes. That they must fail - and fail and fail - before they succeed. Noam Wasserman comes from a different school of thought (Harvard Business School), and he suggests that entrepreneurs instead learn from the mistakes...
Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

Ibotta Offers A New Take On Mobile Couponing By Offering Cash Back For Engaging With Brands, Then Buying Their Products

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Call it a sign of the times, if you will, but a new mobile savings app called Ibotta has climbed to 100,000 registered users in the first 75 days following its release, despite having done little to no marketing or press. The app has been slowly climbing the charts, as...
Ibotta Offers A New Take On Mobile Couponing By Offering Cash Back For Engaging With Brands, Then Buying Their Products
Facebook Adds Emoticons To Chat, Including A Special “Like-moticon”

Zuckerberg will take a $1 annual salary starting next year

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Mark Zuckerberg will take a $1 annual salary starting next year, mirroring other iconic public company founders like Apple’s founder Steve Jobs and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page. Zuckerberg’s total compensation last year was $1.49 million off a base salary of $483,333. Chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg...
Zuckerberg will take a $1 annual salary starting next year
Why struggling startups should look beyond large company bailouts

Citron founder: Condemnation from Chinese business leaders is 'personal Jihad'

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Innovation Works founder Kai-Fu Lee has been involved in a public war of words with Andrew Left, the founder of Citron Research, an investment analysis website with a history of shorting Chinese companies. Lee’s side of the dispute just gained some powerful allies, as 60 prominent Chinese investors, executives and...
Citron founder: Condemnation from Chinese business leaders is 'personal Jihad'

LOVE IT!!! PEhub busts pay-for-play “Hugh Sloan III”

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I love this… Go PEHUB!!! j http://www.pehub.com/64163/the-underbelly-of-silicon-valley-vc-finders/ Random Ramblings We’ve spent lots of time here discussing pay-to-play, in the context of public pension officials and the placement agents who bribe them. But there is percolating pay-to-play issue that we’ve only mentioned in passing: The issue of VC conference organizers who...
LOVE IT!!! PEhub busts pay-for-play “Hugh Sloan III”
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