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This 18-Slide Pitch Landed Payment Startup Dwolla $16.5 Million

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Dwolla, a startup that makes it easy and cheap for businesses to collect payments, just raised a $16.5 million Series C round. The company charges $0.25 per transaction, not a percentage like credit card companies, and it has processed more than $1 billion to date.  Top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz...
This 18-Slide Pitch Landed Payment Startup Dwolla $16.5 Million
Dell XPS 14 review (2012)

One Eager Investor Emailed This Startup 4 Times, Texted 3 Times, Called And Sent A LinkedIn Message

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Jason Freedman has gone through the startup accelerator program, Y Combinator, twice. In 2009 he launched FlightCaster, a site that predicts flight delays. "I have this distinct memory of standing in the lobby, seeing these investors talking to each other," Freedman writes. "I sheepishly introduced myself, giving them the...
One Eager Investor Emailed This Startup 4 Times, Texted 3 Times, Called And Sent A LinkedIn Message
What you need to do to get more women at your conference -- or company

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and 780 review roundup: Kepler's still kicking in 2013

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Now that we have the low-down on NVIDIA's two mainstream heavyweights, the GTX 770 and the GTX 780, we figure it's time to move beyond specs and official slide decks and bring together some reviews from the specialist sites. Both cards contain the same Kepler architecture as NVIDIA's 2012...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 and 780 review roundup: Kepler's still kicking in 2013

Use the 10/20/30 Rule to Avoid Disastrous PowerPoint Presentations [Presentations]

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An oldie-but-goodie post from entrepreneur Guy Kawasaki directly addresses the kind of problems the military has with complex PowerPoint decks—boring read-throughs stuffed with too much on-screen text. His parameters for preventing audience paralysis is dubbed the 10/20/30 rule. More »...
Use the 10/20/30 Rule to Avoid Disastrous PowerPoint Presentations [Presentations]

Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

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After a three week debate between Apple and the U.S. Department of Justice, the controversial e-book price-fixing case concluded today with final summations at the U.S. District Court in Manhattan. As part of its last remarks, Apple presented a 136-slide deck describing its case against the DOJ in full detail underscoring its argument...
Apple & DOJ submit closing arguments as e-book price fixing trial comes to a close

Eight Companies Make Their Debut at NReduce's First Virtual Demo Day

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The typical accelerator is fairly predictable. Startups apply for something like Y Combinator or TechStars, and a relatively small percentage of those applicants go on to participate in X-month long “courses” and then get their collective cherries popped at a demo day. Some accelerators, such as DreamIt New York,...
Eight Companies Make Their Debut at NReduce's First Virtual Demo Day

Prezi introduces audio as it crosses 20m registered users, doubling its size in 10 months

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Online presentation service Prezi, which aims to bring creativity to PowerPoints, has hit a significant milestone after passing 20 million registered users. The company — which was founded in Hungary, Europe, and has an office in San Francisco — is marking the occasion by introducing audio to presentations, in response...
Prezi introduces audio as it crosses 20m registered users, doubling its size in 10 months

Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void on digital life for artists

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Hugh MacLeod, the cartoonist known for his work on his blog Gaping Void was sketching as an artist in residence at LeWeb 2012 in London. His hectic scratchy style was shown as the conference launched its theme, ‘Faster than Real Time’ back in April. Pop-eyed toothsome characters appeared with his...
Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void on digital life for artists
Hey Everybody, News Corp Wants You To Know That It Wants To Buy More Companies (NWS)

This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks

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(Photo: Crave) USB drives, it seems, are never around when you need them. Not only that, they’re frequently boring looking, amounting to barely more than little pieces of plastic and metal painted monochrome colors. It’s time to disrupt USB drives, don’t you think? Michael Topolovac, cofounder of Crave, certainly does, and...
This Handy Vibrator Is a Great Place to Store Your Pitch Decks

Don't even skate and I WANT! -> Three of four custom Rubik’s Cube-tiled skate decks

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Don't even skate and I WANT! -> Three of four custom Rubik’s Cube-tiled skate decks
Is Dell looking to kill PCs with "Project Ophelia"?

For A Stranger In Silicon Valley, Success Isn't Only About Who You Know

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Editor’s note: Cherian Thomas is founder and CEO of Cucumbertown, a recipe-publishing platform. Follow him on his blog and Twitter.  For entrepreneurs, it is now both easier and harder to raise capital: easier because of powerful platforms like AngelList; harder if you’re not part of an accelerator or don’t have a strong network....
For A Stranger In Silicon Valley, Success Isn't Only About Who You Know
KnowledgeTree says trust your customers, they might surprise you
You can now Bump any files from any device, computer or PC, with a single tap

Create gorgeous animated business presentations with Prezi

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How can I put this delicately? Your presentations? Bo-ring. It's not that your slide deck isn't chock full of useful information. It's that they've seen it all before. At the first sign of a static PowerPoint frame, their eyes glaze over. To really engage your audience, show 'em a...
Create gorgeous animated business presentations with Prezi

Design beautiful PowerPoint slide decks with Slidevana

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If your slide-deck design skills are anything along the lines of basic, fair, or middling, check out Slidevana. I'm guessing the name derives from "nirvana," which is what the developers are hoping you'll feel once you get a look at the product. Slidevana offers some 150 templates and themes...
Design beautiful PowerPoint slide decks with Slidevana
Cooliris Brings Its 3D Photo Wall To iPad (Finally!)
Haiku Deck 2.0 Brings Charts, Graphs And Lists To Its Super Simple iPad Presentation Tool

Sorry, It's 'Too Long'

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Marketing god Seth Godin has an excellent post up on the state of modern media. It's so short, we're going to bring it to you in its entirely (and then add a link to another cool Seth Godin post): "Too long" You're going to hear that more and more...
Sorry, It's 'Too Long'

Native Instruments launches iPad-specific Traktor DJ app

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Native Instruments today released Traktor DJ, built from the ground up for the iPad. The app is aimed at DJs of all levels from novices to touring professionals. Created by the same team behind the Traktor brand, the new app puts the waveform in the center of user interaction, featuring...
Native Instruments launches iPad-specific Traktor DJ app

Native Instruments announces Traktor DJ for iPad, brings the mix to iOS (video)

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DJ apps for iPad? There's a bunch. But -- if you're at all familiar with the craft -- there's a very notable name absent from the crowd. Until today that is. Native Instruments set the high watermark for DJ software with its desktop-based Traktor application, and now it's available...
Native Instruments announces Traktor DJ for iPad, brings the mix to iOS (video)
Presentz and Mozilla's Popcorn: 2 Platforms For Creating Video Slide Shows From Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare And More

Numark NS7 II Serato DJ controller hands-on (video)

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Like buttons? Numark at NAMM evidently thinks they are this season's DJ must have. The latest bit of kit to get the manual-input makeover? Its NS7 II Serato DJ controller. The second iteration of its motorized-platter DJ tool lands augmented with 16 "MPC-style" pads. Of course, when you are...
Numark NS7 II Serato DJ controller hands-on (video)

ClearSlide Lands $28 Million In Round Led by Bessemer

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How many times a week do you have to look at a deck of slides being presented to you by someone else trying to convince you of something? And how much trouble do you go through to see them when you’re viewing them remotely? It can be a hassle, often...
ClearSlide Lands $28 Million In Round Led by Bessemer

Haiku Deck 2.0: Charts, graphs and lists to help make presentations easier

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They spoke, and Haiku Deck listened. After listening to customer feedback for the past few months, the Seattle-based startup announced a big new version of its presentation app today. Haiku Deck is a free iPad app which automatically matches text with Creative Commons images or allows users to easily...
Haiku Deck 2.0: Charts, graphs and lists to help make presentations easier

Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. The topic of this week’s column is time-honored when it comes to business, perhaps even overused in many cases, and...
Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

Use LinkedIn Effectively

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LinkedIn is the de facto online social network for business types. The thing is, lots of people are “on there” but aren’t necessarily using it to the fullest. There are books out there about it, like I’m on LinkedIn–Now What??? (amazon affiliate link) and LinkedWorking: Generating Success on LinkedIn...
Use LinkedIn Effectively
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