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SurveyMonkey CEO On How To Build A Great Company: Raise Money From The Right People, Don't Sweat Competitors

Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]

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When it comes to high-flying superpowers of the tech industry, it doesn’t get much bigger than Sun Microsystems back in its heyday, while it was under the leadership of co-founder and former CEO Scott McNealy. So you can imagine that it was a bit of a culture shock for...
Wayin's Scott McNealy On Making The Leap From Sun Microsystems Back Into Startups [TCTV]
5 keys to selling to enterprise customers (part one)

Shadowrun Returns: Fan funding revives a dream

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Seattle-area video-game designer Jordan Weisman has long aspired to revive his popular Shadowrun role-playing franchise, stepping back into its world of mythological creatures, machines and magic. Several years ago he negotiated a license back from Microsoft, which had acquired FASA Interactive, where the game was originally developed. But limitations on...
Shadowrun Returns: Fan funding revives a dream

Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser

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A few weeks ago when I was at the GLUE Conference, I talked with a guy named Tom Chikoore. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founder of Filtrbox (sold to Jive Software) and a TechStars alum. His current company, Motion Nexus, is aiming to make the Kinect an integral part of our lives away...
Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser

Now Dell's Board Is Voting On A $24 Billion Buyout Backed By Microsoft (DELL, MSFT)

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A $24 billion deal to take computer maker Dell private faces one last hurdle: The company's board is voting on the offer tonight, Bloomberg reports. According to multiple reports, Silver Lake, a buyout firm will invest $1 billion or more; Microsoft will invest $2 billion; and founder Michael Dell will...
Now Dell's Board Is Voting On A $24 Billion Buyout Backed By Microsoft (DELL, MSFT)

Here's Where Google Gets All Of Its Rock Star Talent (GOOG)

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We already know where most of the talent leaving Google ends up — but where's it coming from? We did a search on LinkedIn for Google, using the "past company" and "current company" filters. From there, we tracked down where all Google is getting most of its talent. Google is...
Here's Where Google Gets All Of Its Rock Star Talent (GOOG)

Facebook's First 20 Employees: Where Are They Now?

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Many of Facebook's first employees are no longer at the company. Some left to join reputable startups like Twitter; others started their own companies like Quora, Asana and YouTube. Those who remained at Facebook now have executive positions (and many of them just became millionaires). Out of the first...
Facebook's First 20 Employees: Where Are They Now?
The C in CEO should stand for "custodian of the vision"

Ex-Google board member leaves venture firm due to incurable disease

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Michael Moritz, a former member on Google’s Board of Directors, announced today that he is stepping down from his managing partner post at venture firm Sequoia Capital due to an incurable disease. His firm backed many startups-turned-goldmines in the last 20 years, including Google, PayPal, and Yahoo. Moritz serves...
Ex-Google board member leaves venture firm due to incurable disease

Super VC Mike Moritz diagnosed with medical condition, steps back

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Mike Moritz, arguably one of the few super VCs has been diagnosed with a rare medical condition and has decided to take a step back from the active work at Sequoia Capital. He informed the firms limited partners in a note earlier today. This is the text of the email....
Super VC Mike Moritz diagnosed with medical condition, steps back

Facebook Built Its Gigantic Empire By Grabbing Employees From These Top Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Facebook is the hottest technology company on the planet right now. It's finally going public. It just bought Instagram for $1 billion. It's probably worth more than $100 billion. How did it manage to get here? It all starts with the employees, which have a dang good pedigree.  We...
Facebook Built Its Gigantic Empire By Grabbing Employees From These Top Technology Companies (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Is He In or Is He Out?: Crunchtime for Scott Thompson at Yahoo

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While he has only been CEO of Yahoo for less than five months, Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson is facing perhaps the most critical moment of his short tenure in the next several days. According to sources with knowledge of the situation, the board of Yahoo is not likely to...
Is He In or Is He Out?: Crunchtime for Scott Thompson at Yahoo

Mike Moritz Stepping Back from Managing Director at Sequoia, Discloses Incurable Disease to LPs

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This morning Sequoia Capital sent investors an unwelcome morning note. That’s an understatement. This is a bombshell. We have always tried to be straightforward with you and, in that spirt, I need to share something. Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with a rare medical condition which can be managed but...
Mike Moritz Stepping Back from Managing Director at Sequoia, Discloses Incurable Disease to LPs

IBM Tries To Screw Salespeople Out Of Commissions, Says One Who Just Quit (IBM)

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IBM has this grand plan to make shareholders happy by bringing earnings per share up to $20 by 2015. Sounds great, but it's really screwing up the company, several IBM employees have told Business Insider.  The plan, dubbed Road Map 2015, was Sam Palmisano's brainchild. Palmisano was IBM's CEO until...
IBM Tries To Screw Salespeople Out Of Commissions, Says One Who Just Quit (IBM)

Venture Capitalist Mike Moritz Says He’s Stepping Back From Sequoia Capital Because of Illness

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In very sad news, Mike Moritz, who has led top-tier venture firm Sequoia Capital through the very beginnings of the web until now, is stepping back because of an incurable disease. His firm has backed many of the homeruns of the last two decades including Google, Paypal and LinkedIn. Attached...
Venture Capitalist Mike Moritz Says He’s Stepping Back From Sequoia Capital Because of Illness
Jordan Weisman: 'Startups may be dangerous to your health (and ego)'
"In the Studio," GraphScience's Raymond Rouf Turns Facebook Graph Data into Dollars
Nokia pushing Lumia 900 as primary phone for AT&T sales reps, says WPCentral

Best of Startup Day: Todd Hooper on finding customers

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Editor’s Note: We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers on tap for GeekWire’s Startup Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Among the entrepreneurs on the agenda are Box CEO Aaron Levie; Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens; and many others. It is going to be an informative...
Best of Startup Day: Todd Hooper on finding customers

Here's Where Apple Gets All Of Its Talented Employees From (AAPL)

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Most of the talent leaving Apple heads to enterprise software companies. Where does it come from? We did a search on LinkedIn for Google, using the "past company" and "current company" filters. From there, we tracked down where all Apple is getting most of its talent. At Apple, your...
Here's Where Apple Gets All Of Its Talented Employees From (AAPL)
How The JOBS Act Will Change The Tech World (And Beyond) [TCTV]

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The First 20 Google Employees (GOOG)

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Marissa Mayer was Google's 20th employee. Now only 7 of the initial 20 remain at the search giant that made them all rich (excluding founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page). Some have become entrepreneurs, others are angel investors, and a few are happily retired. A Quora user compiled a list...
WHERE ARE THEY NOW: The First 20 Google Employees (GOOG)

This Guy Left An Awesome Job At Salesforce.com To Launch A Startup And It REALLY Paid Off

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Here's one thing they never tell you in business school: No matter how successful and loved you are at your current company, if you leave for a startup, there will be friction. That was one of the hard lessons that Todd McKinnon learned when he left a sweet gig as...
This Guy Left An Awesome Job At Salesforce.com To Launch A Startup And It REALLY Paid Off

Weekend Reading: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, by Mike Michalowicz

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While this week's entry in the Weekend Reading series is an established book from 2008, it is still a highly touted read for aspiring entrepreneurs with little time and resources that are looking to get a business started. The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur: The Tell-It-Like-It-Is Guide to Cleaning Up in Business,...
Weekend Reading: The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, by Mike Michalowicz

Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)

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There's a new database technology called Hadoop that looks like it could topple traditional database players like Oracle, IBM, Microsoft. But one of the smartest guys in the field -- the one that invented Hadoop -- says Oracle doesn't need to worry. Hadoop allows companies to store and analyze mind-boggling...
Why Oracle Is Safe From The Coming Hadoop Invasion (ORCL)
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