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Paying to send emails will help consumers recognise the value of data

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As large corporations hoard information, Esther Dyson says charging would also increase business opportunitiesEsther Dyson is well-known in Silicon Valley for her ambitious and otherworldly investments. Her projects include the genetics testing service 23andme, along with a cluster of health and commercial space startups; she has taken to wearing a...
Paying to send emails will help consumers recognise the value of data

Here's What Flickr Investor Esther Dyson Looks For In A Startup

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You'd think a startup backer would look for the best money-making schemes. But angel investor Esther Dyson has a different approach: She looks for ideas that are fun, she told Entrepreneur. It's paid off, through investments in companies like Flickr and Delicious, both of which were bought by Yahoo. Here's the...
Here's What Flickr Investor Esther Dyson Looks For In A Startup

Esther Dyson: "I am master of my own time [...] that leaves me free to go on to the next thing." http://bit.ly/aPsnPO [RM: totally jealous!]

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Esther Dyson: "I am master of my own time [...] that leaves me free to go on to the next thing." http://bit.ly/aPsnPO [RM: totally jealous!]

eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

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Modria is boldly proclaiming to be “the Fairness Engine for the Internet”, as it launches its online dispute resolution platform to the public. The premise behind Modria is simple – it’s geared towards helping businesses and organizations settle disputes swiftly and openly, with all parties involved invited to the table....
eBay and PayPal spin-off Modria launches its online conflict-resolution platform

Best Tech Events This Week (NY TimesOpen, GA Demo Night, PandoMonthly w Ben Lerer, MusicTech, Eyebeam ArtsTech, gdgt)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. Entrepreneur’s Roundtable...
Best Tech Events This Week (NY TimesOpen, GA Demo Night, PandoMonthly w Ben Lerer, MusicTech, Eyebeam ArtsTech, gdgt)

8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

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Spotting the future is an art. We asked eight of our favorite visionaries for their techniques.Click the names in the boxes below to see how they do it. Paul SaffoA longtime technology forecaster, Saffo is a managing director at the Silicon Valley investment research firm Discern. Formerly the director...
8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

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Fortune's curated selection of tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Apple (AAPL) is holding a conference call later this morning to discuss what the company intends to do with its roughly $100 billion in cash. (Fortune) Performer Mike Daisey. Photo: Mike...
Today in Tech: The 'partially fabricated' iPad factory interview

Nielsen acquires Vizu to boost online ad measurement powers

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TV and online audience analytics firm Nielsen has acquired ad tech startup Vizu, a move that will help the company optimize online ad effectiveness and cross-platform measurement. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. However, unlike many acquisition agreements, Vizu’s tech will be integrated immediately into Nielsen’s offerings....
Nielsen acquires Vizu to boost online ad measurement powers

Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

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VitaPortal, a Russian provider of online and mobile health tools and content aimed at helping people live healthier lifestyles, has closed $2 million in Series A funding, led by Russian investment firm Prostor Capital, and also backed by angel investor Esther Dyson. This follows a separate $4 million investment in Russian online...
Russian Online Health Startup, VitaPortal, Raises $2M Series A Led By Prostor Capital And Backed By Esther Dyson

Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

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Apologies in advance to everyone I’m going to offend with this post, men and women included. If I appear to be moronic, self-centered, or sexist… it’s only because I am (I’m a guy). Still I believe my heart is in the right place, and unlike my head, hopefully it’s not...
Women in Tech: Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is.

With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

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Over 80 percent of people seek health-related information online, on everything from insurance to help diagnosing aches and pains. As the world goes mobile, so too does health. Instead of using Google for your health queries or perusing WebMD, HealthTap launched last year to give people a way to connect...
With New Mobile Apps, Eric Schmidt-Backed HealthTap Brings The House Call Back To Healthcare

Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.

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While the novelty of building online services around APIs has long faded, they’re very much a part of every day life for startups around the world. While you might not want to base you your entire livelihood around someone else’s API, there’s no doubt that creative use of third-party data...
Use APIs creatively in your business? The API Mashup Contest wants to hear from you.
Amicus Wants To Socialize Nonprofit Fundraising And Outreach, Raises $580K Itself

Square’s iPhone App Hits The App Store

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A month after the iPad app launched, Square’s iPhone app is now generally available to users in the App Store. You can download the free app here. Founded by Jack Dorsey, Square was unveiled last December as an innovative way to let people quickly and easily accept physical credit card...
Square’s iPhone App Hits The App Store
Zeel, The Zocdoc For Alternative Healthcare Providers, Lands Another Investment

Four years after buying Plazes, Nokia axes pioneering location-based social network

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Nokia has just sent out an email to users of location-based social network Plazes – though I can imagine there were many users still using it – to inform them that the service will be shut down as soon as next week. Plazes allowed users to post their location and...
Four years after buying Plazes, Nokia axes pioneering location-based social network

Personal History Tracker Rewind.Me Raises Seed Round Ahead of TechStars Demo Day

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Incubator network TechStars unveils its New York class on Thursday. Prior to demo day, many of its 13 companies are meeting with investors for what can be called the “institutional” round of funding. Post-demo day, the “retail” investors swarm in. Today the first one has revealed a seed round from...
Personal History Tracker Rewind.Me Raises Seed Round Ahead of TechStars Demo Day
Google’s One-Gender-Fits-All T-Shirts Don’t Fit

DLD 2013: the gathering of the digital great and good

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Munich's pattern-connecting conference of the future is about to begin, exploring everything from 3D printing to climate predictionWhat can we expect at the ninth DLD in Munich this weekend? Every tech conference now has the inevitable blokes (and it usually is blokes) flogging their books, blokes perpetuating hype about some...
DLD 2013: the gathering of the digital great and good

Genome Sequencing Lab Coming to Times Square Tomorrow In the Form of a 1976 Tour Bus

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Some scientist's idea of steampunk. Why would you retrofit a 1976 tour bus with cutting-edge gene sequencing technology? More like, why wouldn't you. New York City residents can see this back-to-the-future experiment in person for the first time tomorrow when Life Technologies' "Ion Bus" stops by Times Square on Broadway between 46th and...
Genome Sequencing Lab Coming to Times Square Tomorrow In the Form of a 1976 Tour Bus

Commentary: Is the Open Web Doomed? Open Your Eyes and Relax

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We asked veteran technology writer and investor Esther Dyson, a longtime friend of Personal Democracy, for her thoughts on a current controversy: is the open web dying? --The Editors...
Commentary: Is the Open Web Doomed? Open Your Eyes and Relax

Lanyrd launches paid services for businesses

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Facebook and Github sign up for corporate service introduced by social conference tool LanyrdThe conference tracking tool Lanyrd introduced its first paid-for service on Thursday, offering businesses a group management tool for executives and developers on the tech conference circuit.Facebook, Github, Stamen and Y Combinator are among the launch companies,...
Lanyrd launches paid services for businesses
At Omada Health, using design and social support to fight diabetes

Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

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There's lots of companies selling gizmos to track users' physical activity. Basis Science hopes to distinguish itself with $11.5 million in new funding, and the support of author Deepak Chopra. The San Francisco-based startup on Wednesday is announcing the funding round, which is led by Mayfield Fund but also includes...
Health Tracker Maker's New Fans Include Deepak Chopra

The Top 100 Early-Stage Investors In New York: The Complete A-Z List

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  Josh Abramson James Altucher Phin Barnes John Borthwick Mike Brown Jr. Marissa Campise Brian Cohen Dennis Crowley Anil Dash Owen Davis Chris Dixon Mike Duda Anu Duggal Eliot Durbin Esther Dyson Roger Ehrenberg Stuart Ellman Catarina Fake Jason Finger Shana Fisher Jeff Fluhr Chris Fralic John Frankel Avi Fogel...
The Top 100 Early-Stage Investors In New York: The Complete A-Z List

Esther Dyson, Health Tech Investor and Space Tourist. http://r2.ly/xpys

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Esther Dyson, Health Tech Investor and Space Tourist. http://r2.ly/xpys
With Its Hotspot Shield Hitting 60M Downloads, AnchorFree Lands A Whopping $52M From Goldman Sachs
Omada Health Secures $4.7M From USVP, NEA, Kapor & More To Roll Out Its Online Diabetes Prevention Program

Goldman Sachs leads $52m investment round for Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree

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California-based privacy and security firm, AnchorFree, has just announced that it closed $52 million in a Series C round of funding, led by Goldman Sachs. In this latest round of investment, Goldman Sachs is joining existing investors including, Bert Roberts (former chairman and CEO of MCI); Russell Cleveland (president of...
Goldman Sachs leads $52m investment round for Hotspot Shield maker AnchorFree

Apple Sells 3 Million iPads, Amazon Buys Bot Makers Kiva Systems, Nokia Launches Asha Smartphone In India

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day.Nokia Launches Asha 303 In India. Nokia has opened pre-orders for the first of its Asha line of smartphones which, the company announced at Nokia World last year, it had designed for the Indian market. Asha 303, a QWERTY...
Apple Sells 3 Million iPads, Amazon Buys Bot Makers Kiva Systems, Nokia Launches Asha Smartphone In India
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