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Teams That Want It More: Separating Startup Winners From Losers

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Being smart is not enough for creating a successful startup. There is a wide shelf of good books on how to build a new company, providing a range of useful and practical advice. Two of the best recent examples include Steve Blank's 4 Steps to the Epiphany and Eric Ries's...
Teams That Want It More: Separating Startup Winners From Losers

Big ISPs Expected To Start Six Strikes Program This Weekend

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At this point, it's no surprise, but the RIAA's Cary Sherman has now confirmed that (as had been previously stated) the big ISPs (Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon) will be ready to kick off their "six strikes" plan this weekend. Apparently, the idea of actually giving the public a...
Big ISPs Expected To Start Six Strikes Program This Weekend

Teachers On Strike? Try These Learning Apps

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More than 350,000 students are at loose ends this week as teachers of the nation's third-largest school district go on strike. But while school's out, technology could help them keep up with their homework or even get ahead....
Teachers On Strike? Try These Learning Apps

Channel your inner child with sNOw School’s hi-tech snow day predictions

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Ah, snow days. If you grew up in a place like Boston, news of snow meant you slept with your pajamas inside out and crossed your fingers for bad weather and icy roads. There are plenty of apps out there that try to guess when school will be closed based...
Channel your inner child with sNOw School’s hi-tech snow day predictions

Lords' report on superfast broadband must be taken seriously

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The government is not being bold enough in its internet strategy, and more must be done to give UK the network it needsIt will make uncomfortable reading for ministers, but the House of Lords report on the national strategy to speed up and extend Britain's broadband network should be taken...
Lords' report on superfast broadband must be taken seriously

Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

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This morning, I woke up and read Nick Bilton’s weekly New York Times’ column. Nick is a friend and one of the best bloggers/writers/journalists out there. But with today’s column, he was way off base.  Having already said what I wanted to say about the Path situation, I debated...
Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

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This post is sponsored by Citrix GoToMeeting. As always, VentureBeat is adamant about maintaining editorial objectivity. It’s happened to everyone who sells for a living: You meet with a prospective client to show them the goods. Then you meet with them again. And again. But they still won’t pull...
Five ways to build prospect trust in one meeting

The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pics And Story

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Suite anticipation, said The Daily. The News Corp iPad mag broke the news this morning that Microsoft was about to submit its productivity suite to Apple for review. They even had a screenshot to back up their claim — which they triple watermarked for some reason. But then Microsoft responded,...
The Daily Stands By The iPad Office Pics And Story
Clear Channel CEO Bob Pittman: 'We better be the ones to cannibalize ourselves'
I’ve Seen The Future of Kids’ Entertainment, And It Belongs To Misha Lyalin

Top 5 Ways To Freak Out Potential Investors

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No one believes they have an ugly baby. And all entrepreneurs are convinced that their businesses are better than the other guy’s. So chances are you’re sure (or at least really hopeful) investors will be lining up, eager to put money into your business.  Angels, VCs and banks take...
Top 5 Ways To Freak Out Potential Investors
Chinese Authorities in Shijiazhuang begin snatching up iPads from retailers over ‘iPad’ name trademark dispute

The new Chromebook, for everyone

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As a kid growing up in India, I was fascinated with computers and the endless possibilities they presented. I had to wait until college to finally get my hands on one in the computer lab and since then began dreaming of a world where everyone could have access to one....
The new Chromebook, for everyone
Five tips to master the art of VC speed dating

Lies, damned lies and Internet advertising sales

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By now you’ve probably read the story that we published yesterday about spending $3,000 to buy a tweet from Paris Hilton. The results were not surprising, and we didn’t have high expectations for ROI. Rather we thought it would be a fun experiment, and we wanted to see what sort...
Lies, damned lies and Internet advertising sales

Founder Institute: Calling all women entrepreneurs

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Recently, Pablo Ambram said he wanted me to apply to the Founder Institute (FI) in Chile, one of the 9 Latin American Accelerator Programs you should know about. And it’s not that personal, Pablo, the Co-Director of FI’s Chile Chapter, wants all women startup entrepreneurs to apply to Founder Institutes everywhere. With...
Founder Institute: Calling all women entrepreneurs

The Art. Lebedev Bulavkas Pairs 4GB Of Flash Storage And A Safety Pin

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Sometimes you just need to clip some files to a document. In that thought Art. Lebedev Studios, makers of their infamous OLED keyboard first shown in 2006, created the Bulavkas flash drive, which can literally clip 4GB of data onto a document thanks to its safety pin design. Clever, eh....
The Art. Lebedev Bulavkas Pairs 4GB Of Flash Storage And A Safety Pin

OCZ says its Indilinx controller is actually built by Marvell, but has custom firmware

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OCZ received stacks of praise following its brave switch to in-house Indilinx-branded controllers, which have delivered solid performance in both the Octane and Vertex 4 SSDs. However, the company has now confirmed to AnandTech that its Indilinx Everest 1 and 2 controllers are actually still based on Marvell products,...
OCZ says its Indilinx controller is actually built by Marvell, but has custom firmware

Whither usv.com?

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Back in 2004, when my partner Brad and I started Union Square Ventures (USV), we decided to make our website a blog. It took us a year to do a final close on our first fund, so when we had finally finished the marketing period for that first fund, we...
Whither usv.com?

Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

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Is your obsession with perfection keeping you from achieving your goals? Share your woes--and your solutions--in the comments section below. I had dinner with a friend this week. Let's call her "Alice." Alice, like me, is a journalist, and one of the smartest and funniest people I know. Even though...
Is Perfectionism Holding You Back?

The Board Of Directors: Guest Post From Matt Blumberg

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In last week's guest post Scott Kurnit advised entrepreneurs to put a friend on the Board and keep co-founders off. This week we'll continue the theme of "who should be on your Board?" with a re-run of a post that Matt Blumberg wrote for Brad Feld earlier this year. The...
The Board Of Directors: Guest Post From Matt Blumberg

Ballmer suggests Microsoft Surface pricing: $300 to $800

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Microsoft has so far neglected to reveal pricing for its Surface tablets. In a recent interview with The Seattle Times, however, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer hinted at the pricing ballpark: $300 to "$700 or $800," quelling rumors that the Surface RT would sell at the bargain price of $199. The...
Ballmer suggests Microsoft Surface pricing: $300 to $800
Your research is wrong. Here, have a graph of the right data, says Qualtrics

Eric Moneypenny would like you aid his Kickstarter – to buy Kickstarter

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The internet loves a self-referential joke and the Kickstarter project to buy Kickstarter ticks that box with A-stars and merit. As my colleague Matthew Panzarino commented in TNW newsroom, “Inevitable inception”. Quite so, but why didn’t we think of this sooner? It seems to be the work of Los Angeles...
Eric Moneypenny would like you aid his Kickstarter – to buy Kickstarter

10 Lessons I've Learned in My First Start-Up Job Out of College

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So, you just graduated. If you were wise enough to pursue a degree that is in demand among start-ups and have landed a job, congratulations! Despite the hesitancy common amongst your peers, you’ve taken the adventurous route and have found yourself in the midst of a small group of people...
10 Lessons I've Learned in My First Start-Up Job Out of College

Why I gave my daughter an iPhone, and why you should do the same

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There are parents who think that kids shouldn’t have phones. They argue that they didn’t have phones when they were young, so their kids shouldn’t have phones either. Obviously I don’t agree with those people. I made sure my daughter had a phone as soon as possible. First I got...
Why I gave my daughter an iPhone, and why you should do the same

Japan building robot that would pass college exams

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Researchers have teamed up to create an AI that would be smart enough to pass the notoriously difficult entrance exams to the University of Tokyo. Don't expect it to help with your homework though. [Read more]...
Japan building robot that would pass college exams
How PayPal Here could lay the hurt on Square and others

Google Was The Most Shared Brand Of 2012

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According to Unruly Media, which tracks not only what people watch but also what they share, Google was the most shared social video brand of 2012. Thanks to campaigns like "Project Glass: One Day," the company's videos were shared a whopping 196.8 percent more than last year. Someone's been doing...
Google Was The Most Shared Brand Of 2012

9 Practical Tips on How to Get Into a Top Startup Accelerator

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Each year thousands of startups try to get into top accelerators. The best ones – Techstars, Y Combinator, Angelpad and 500 Startups – usually get around 2000 applicants for 10 – 60 seats, which makes the odds of getting in worse than getting into Yale, Standford, Harvard, and other top...
9 Practical Tips on How to Get Into a Top Startup Accelerator
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