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Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter

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Keith Rabois, former Square COO, prolific angel investor and new partner at venture firm Khosla Ventures, has been bashing his former company, Square on Twitter this weekend. This prompted Square cofounder Dennis Crowley to take to Twitter, defend Square, and bash Rabois back. And now many of the Valley's biggest...
Former Square COO Keith Rabois Has Started A Square-Bashing War On Twitter
Backed By $1M From Peter Thiel & More, Thinkful Is On A Mission To Reinvent Career Training
Skip Skype, workout with friends online with Wello
Startups Are Getting Sick Of NYC's Dirty, Overcrowded Coworking Spaces

French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale “Video is the new audio”, we often hear from startup founders who are setting their sights on large businesses. The latest startup in the video collaboration category is Weemo, a company that was founded by French entrepreneur and telecom exec...
French startup Weemo gets $3M to bring its video collaboration tools to the U.S. (exclusive)

Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios

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The recently released TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay – Away from Keyboad, a documentary that sympathizes with the founders of the infamous file sharing website The Pirate Bay, has become the target of fraudulent link takedown requests from major Hollywood Studios, including Viacom, Paramount, Fox... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Google Removes Links To Documentary In Response To Invalid Takedown Requests By Hollywood Studios
PivotDesk's New Office-Sharing Marketplace Helps Startups Find Affordable Office Space

Here's what the VCs and founders will make in Tableau's blockbuster IPO

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Christian Chabot (l) and Pat Hanrahan of Tableau Software Tableau Software is expected to go public tonight on the New York Stock Exchange, a significant milestone for the 10-year-old maker of data visualization products. Demand appears to be very strong, with Tableau on Wednesday boosting the expected pricing range to...
Here's what the VCs and founders will make in Tableau's blockbuster IPO

Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene

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Hong Kong’s startup scene is still in its infancy, but the founders of AcceleratorHK, the city’s first accelerator program, have high hopes that it will become one of Asia’s leading tech hubs. AcceleratorHK, which is sponsored by Telerik, is now seeking the second batch of startups from within and outside...
Now In Search Of Its Second Cohort, AcceleratorHK Wants To Boost Hong Kong's Nascent Startup Scene
Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi

Google's Tim Bray on three years at Google and the downside 'if Google becomes evil'

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Tim Bray turns 3 at Google this week. His post on his time is a thoughtful one. On Google turning evil for real: Being Evil · There’s no there there. Near as I can tell three years in, Google really wants you to be online all the time (signed in if...
Google's Tim Bray on three years at Google and the downside 'if Google becomes evil'
Startup Spotlight: This upstart wants to bring the 3D viewing experience to 2D TVs

Adobe Acquires Ideacodes

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Adobe’s design firm acquisition spree has claimed another company. Adobe on Tuesday purchased San Francisco-based design consultancy Ideacodes for an undisclosed sum. The company, a boutique user-experience design outfit, and its co-founders Emily Chang and Max Kiesler will be rolled into Adobe’s Creative Cloud team. Ideacodes is Adobe’s third design-related...
Adobe Acquires Ideacodes

Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

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We knew CrunchBase was big. We knew because there are 2 million people using the startup database each month. We knew because more than 120k people have contributed 1.6MM data points on companies, entrepreneurs, fundings, exits and more. What we didn’t know, however, was what the investment community thinks about...
Announcing the CrunchBase Venture Network

Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW

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SXSW Interactive may have everyone worked up over non-stop marketing gimmicks and booze, but the true value of festivals like SXSW is their role as a catalyst for conversations and ideas. When you bring a ton of smart and creative people into a small space, great things can happen. In this spirit of conversation,...
Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW
PluralSight turns philanthropic, launches free coding bootcamp in Utah public schools

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

The Pirate Bay admits to North Korean hosting hoax

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You've got to hand it to the IT wizards at The Pirate Bay--they certainly know how to have fun with their infrastructure set-up. Echoing a prank from 2007, the Pirate Bay on Monday claimed the site was now being hosted in North Korea at that government's invitation. News outlets...
The Pirate Bay admits to North Korean hosting hoax

After Recruiting Founding StubHub CTO, Buzzmob Overhauls Its Social Events App To Help Brands Connect With Fans

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If you’ve been to a live event recently, like a football game or a, you’ve probably noticed that the majority of people around you spent most of their time huddled over their smartphone. It’s true of life now, too, as people now interface with the world through Instagram rather than...
After Recruiting Founding StubHub CTO, Buzzmob Overhauls Its Social Events App To Help Brands Connect With Fans

Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?

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If we were to cover every European accelerator opening up applications for their programs, we’d have little time to write about anything else. I’m making an exception today for the inaugural business acceleration program started by Germany-headquartered digital media giant Axel Springer and Silicon Valley-based Plug and Play Tech Center,...
Will the connection with Silicon Valley's Plug and Play help Axel Springer build a better startup accelerator?
Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later

SafelyFiled is a cloud storage service for life's important documents

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Documents are going digital, and there are gaggles of cloud storage services out there to help you manage your files. However, few of them are built to handle weighty matters like estate planning, insurance claims and how to pass important documents to family members in the event of an emergency....
SafelyFiled is a cloud storage service for life's important documents

Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders
MicroVentures doles out $16M in investments while it 'patiently waits' for the SEC
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Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

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A new startup called Pics.io out of the Ukraine hopes to take the next big leap in the online photography workflow, by making browser-based, fully collaborative RAW image file processing a reality. The team has plenty of experience working in digital photography, and is now looking for funding to...
Pics.io Wants To Bring A Collaborative, RAW-Based Photo Editing Workflow To The Browser

8 Real-World Stories Of Why Startups Fail

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Failure: it's a common theme among start-up founders. In the Silicon Valley, it's almost a badge of honor. But for all the dire statistics out there, what are the real reasons some start ups don't make it? And what lessons can we learn from them? We asked 8 (now) successful...
8 Real-World Stories Of Why Startups Fail

Space Monkey Brings the Cloud Home

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A new data storage product, Space Monkey, aims to create a cloud server, accessible across all devices, for your home. Space Monkey founders Clint Gordon-Carroll and Alen Peacock join Digits....
Space Monkey Brings the Cloud Home
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