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What did new Yahoo CEO Marissa Meyer accomplish at Google?

Now that's contrarian: Amid enterprise fever, Qwiki turns away revenue to go for consumer play

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The trajectory of search engine-multimedia-wikipedia-video-app-social-sharing pivot machine Qwiki looks a bit like a boomerang. The company moved from New York, to San Francisco, and back to New York. And now it’s switched from a consumer web search play, to a B2B publishing play, to a consumer app again. It’s been...
Now that's contrarian: Amid enterprise fever, Qwiki turns away revenue to go for consumer play

If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

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Boston’s new hack/reduce collaborative is looking for big data hackers. The goal of this non-profit organization is to foster a bigger, um, big data community in the Cambridge-Boston nexus. Applications to join are due Oct. 14. “We want to build a community and innovation around big data to make Boston a leader...
If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you
Fancy aspires to be the Amazon of social commerce

Bank of America site down because of 'technical issues'

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Bank of America's consumer Web site has been hit with a long outage because of what the company called "technical issues." The bank confirmed the problems through its Twitter account, telling consumers that it knew about the issues and was "working to resolve as soon as possible." Read full article...
Bank of America site down because of 'technical issues'

Switched On: The roads to home automation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees that his first published article was about home automation. That article ran back in 1979 -- just two years...
Switched On: The roads to home automation
G.E. Hires Kleiner Partner, Teams Up With Startup Health To Help Fuel Digital Health Innovation

In a Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarket Evolves Away From Internet Companies

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Among many Internet investors in Silicon Valley, SecondMarket is a bad word these days. The company is closely associated with secondary stock trading of companies like Facebook and Groupon over the past few years at prices that were out of whack with what the public markets will now pay. But...
In a Post-Facebook IPO World, SecondMarket Evolves Away From Internet Companies
Not everyone believes the consumer web is over -- Meet Backspaces
Kik ups the stakes in the consumer Web's most important battle: mobile chat
Reid Hoffman strikes a blow at the cult of the founder. Is he right?

Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups

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The funding environment for technology-focused startups these days is getting to be a bit ridiculous, so some tech industry folks may need to use their imaginations for a second to understand this concept. There are a lot of companies out there today — with real products, real employees, and, yes,...
Backed With $1.5M, CircleUp Aims To Be The AngelList For Consumer And Retail Startups
SeedTable Is A Stunning New Way To Interrogate CrunchBase — And Find Investors

Tictrac emerges to help make health tracking more mainstream

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Activity-logging wristbands, sleep trackers, heart rate monitors and the other accoutrements of the growing Quantified Self movement are all well and good. But, for now, it’s mostly just early adopter techies and health geeks who use them, and for the most part they don’t get a big picture view of...
Tictrac emerges to help make health tracking more mainstream

So Can We Please Finally Stop Saying 'Web 2.0' Now?

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After eight years, the Web 2.0 Summit is on indefinite hiatus so cohost John Battelle can concentrate on his new book. This hopefully means we can all stop saying "Web 2.0." The conference was always one of the best -- the guests included a lot of A-list CEOs in...
So Can We Please Finally Stop Saying 'Web 2.0' Now?
BillGuard Launching New Platform to Make Settling Card Disputes Easier

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

Solving New York's talent problem

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It’s difficult to have a conversation with a New York tech company that doesn’t touch talent. The lack of it is consistently named as a startup’s biggest hindrance to growth. I know that issue is not unique to New York, but it is a problem here nonetheless. New York startups have...
Solving New York's talent problem

Google’s Pichai: Apps are the seed for a Chromebook future

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GSundar Pichai, SVP Chrome and Apps, Google(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com. Although Pichai said he was concerned about the fracturing of the cloud market into a series of competing ecosystems, he said Google is the only player that has been built from the ground up to provide an end-to-end cloud model...
Google’s Pichai: Apps are the seed for a Chromebook future
Meet New York's first enterprise-focused accelerator, backed by the governor
At Omada Health, using design and social support to fight diabetes

Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

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Over the last few years, the travel industry has begun to undergo significant change, as startups and incumbents have fought to bring the disparate parts of a highly regulated industry online. Much of the attention from consumer web businesses has focused on making travel more “social,” improving discovery and helping...
Facebook + Kayak: Flights With Friends Launches To Take The Pain Out Of Group Travel Planning

Socialcast Raises $8 Million Series B To Spread Its Realtime Enterprise Streams

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Realtime streams are quickly moving from the consumer Web to the enterprise. The constant flow of status updates, links, and shared items people are becoming accustomed to on Facebook and Twitter is finding its way into enterprise apps like Socialcast, Yammer, and Salesforce Chatter. Investors are betting on this...
Socialcast Raises $8 Million Series B To Spread Its Realtime Enterprise Streams

The Smartest Bet Steve Ballmer Ever Made (FB, MSFT)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer gets a lot of criticism, some deserved, some not. But he made at least one decision that now looks to be pure genius. Back in 2006, Microsoft took a $240 million stake in Facebook. It also gave Facebook an implied value of $15 billion, which made...
The Smartest Bet Steve Ballmer Ever Made (FB, MSFT)
Beating the MetaCafe Curse: Israel finally wins a consumer Web victory over the Valley

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call
Opera buys Skyfire for $155M to trim carriers' mobile video burden

25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

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Enterprise tech has gone from a yawn to an excited scream over the past year. Businesses that sell to other businesses, with their steady revenues and more-predictable growth, are now the darling of tech investors. That means they're good places for employees, too. So if you're gunning for a new...
25 Enterprise Startups To Bet Your Career On

Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Looks Set To Launch Investment Fund Post HP

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Mike Lynch, the founder of pioneering data-analysis and enterprise search company Autonomy, is reportedly planning to set up a technology investment fund to back startups which will allegedly involve other former Autonomy executives in the fund, according to sources. It’s understood that the fund, as yet unnamed, will be based...
Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Looks Set To Launch Investment Fund Post HP

Halfway Through The Year: How’re The Predictions Doing?

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It’s time to review how my Predictions 2012 are faring, now that half the year has slipped by (that was fast, no?). One thing that stands out is the timing wrt Twitter – my first two predictions were about the company, and now that I think about it, given the...
Halfway Through The Year: How’re The Predictions Doing?
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