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The Truth is Complicated
Consumer profiles can help advertisers define who you are, but not who you will be

Blizzard Blocking Iranian WoW Players Due To US Sanctions

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A ways back I noted a rather nice story about Israeli and Iranian citizens using the internet and social media to reach out and express solidarity with one another, despite their governments' differences. I found it rather encouraging that political rhetoric from both sides could be dismissed in favor of...
Blizzard Blocking Iranian WoW Players Due To US Sanctions

European companies should gird for big cloud spending

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European governments and businesses better brace themselves for some pretty dramatic investment in cloud computing, according to a new EUobserver.com story. The Brussels-based publication cited as its source a leaked copy of an upcoming European Commission report on cloud computing strategy commissioned by EC VP Neelie Kroes. The money quote (so to...
European companies should gird for big cloud spending

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

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Editor’s note: Steli is the Co-Founder / Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. At ElasticSales, we’ve had the honor to create and run sales campaigns for some of the hottest Silicon Valley startups today. We’ve also consulted with dozens more each week...
The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday

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Today, Microsoft unveiled its response to the rise of Google Docs for word processing, spreadsheets, and sharing, in the form of Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010. Next week, Microsoft will unleash a new version of its category-leading Hotmail email service that carries the fight against Google from corporate IT departments onto...
All-new Hotmail to take on Gmail next Monday

Larry Ellison has had an about-face: “I like the word ‘cloud’”

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Cloud-hating Oracle chief executive Larry Ellison has had an about-face: He actually likes the cloud. In fact, he likes it so much that Oracle will be launching a full suite of cloud-based products on June 6. Ellison has been a self-proclaimed “cloud-hater,” mostly because up until October, 2011 Oracle’s...
Larry Ellison has had an about-face: “I like the word ‘cloud’”

What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)

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In the last two years, the IPO market for tech companies has warmed up. LinkedIn, Pandora, Demand Media, Yelp, Brightcove, and many others have hit the public markets. Since it's a new world out there for today's tech companies, we asked Brightcove CEO Jeremy Allaire about the process. The...
What It's Like Taking Your Company Public (BCOV)

Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

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Getting financing for your startup is rarely easy, but if you approach the wrong investor, you can make it even harder than it has to be. “How can there be a ‘wrong investor’?” you might be thinking. “Don’t I just go with whoever is willing to give me the...
Angel vs. VC: Which Investor Is Best for Your Startup?

Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

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Foursquare is an on-the-rise application that blends mobile, location awareness and a clever points system that's an evolutionary leap for loyalty programs. Think coupons, but with rich data and gaming thrown in. Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare and a speaker at the upcoming Where 2.0 conference, cut his teeth on...
Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

The Public Apparently Isn't Interested In Sound Economics

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So I hear there's some sort of election happening this week (have you heard anything about it?). Earlier this year, we wrote about an awesome effort by the folks at NPR's Planet Money to bring together a group of five different economists, from all over the political spectrum, and see...
The Public Apparently Isn't Interested In Sound Economics

The Wrong Lessons From Toyota's Recalls — And the Truth

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Now that Toyota is on the ropes, people are lining up to get their punches in. Analysis and advice are coming from people who've probably never visited the company, let alone have deep expertise in the Toyota Production System. The result is a growing mythology about what went wrong at...
The Wrong Lessons From Toyota's Recalls — And the Truth

Why tween girls aren't playing your games

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Just the mention of the word “tween” conjures up images of Bratz-toting, Twilight-reading, Justin Bieber-loving fans. But when you strip away the generalizations, a surprising reality emerges: this demographic controls nearly $50 billion in spending power — and they’re powerful brand advocates (just look at what they’ve done for...
Why tween girls aren't playing your games

With A Talent War In The Valley, Perhaps Romania Has The Answers?

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Maria Constantinescu, founder of Slickflick, the photo story app. Today, in 2012, there is a talent war like no other. The Valley is abuzz with a hiring frenzy. Startups can’t compete with Yammer, Zynga, Twitter, Facebook and the rest for developers. Perhaps...
With A Talent War In The Valley, Perhaps Romania Has The Answers?
“In the Studio,” Accel’s Ping Li Says Big Data Will Reshape Enterprise
Apple: Where an icon is never just an icon
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