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The Facebook IPO Filing Will Drop Any Moment Now!

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The Facebook IPO filing could drop at any moment today. We are besides ourselves with excitement. Facebook is era-defining company. We're going to have live and (very) comprehensive coverage at SAI, so stay with us. Click here to see if the filing is out yet >> In the meantime,...
The Facebook IPO Filing Will Drop Any Moment Now!

Here's How The Superbowl Stacked Up In Tweets Per Second

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Twitter indicates that there were 10,000 tweets per second during the final three minutes of last night's Superbowl. This is a huge jump from last year's Superbowl, which saw a high of 4,064 tweets per second. Here are some other notable events and their corresponding tweets per second, as...
Here's How The Superbowl Stacked Up In Tweets Per Second

Raising a seed round? Apply to the Founder Showcase by Friday 6/29

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This sponsored is produced by The Founder Showcase. Are you an early-stage startup looking for funding or exposure? Then apply to the Founder Showcase, Silicon Valley’s leading seed-stage pitch competition. This competition is 100% free: previous presenters have raised over $40 million without ever being required to pay a dime....
Raising a seed round? Apply to the Founder Showcase by Friday 6/29

MEET THE PARENTS: 8 Grown-Ups Who Turned Hot Startups Into Real Businesses (GOOG, AAPL)

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Young tech geniuses are always starting new exciting companies. But at some point the kids can't run the company by themselves any more and the CEO – or his or her board – has to bring in a grown up.Sheryl Sandberg is Mark Zuckerberg's right hand woman Position: COO...
MEET THE PARENTS: 8 Grown-Ups Who Turned Hot Startups Into Real Businesses (GOOG, AAPL)

Let’s hook up: Path.to expands to find you the job of your dreams

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The company calls itself the “eHarmony of jobs.” Hot startups like Quora and Evernote, Eventbrite, and Lytro post their positions there. And now that Path.to is expanding beyond San Francisco, maybe, just maybe, your dream job will meet you with a kiss and a box of chocolates. CEO Darren Bounds...
Let’s hook up: Path.to expands to find you the job of your dreams
Readyforce sets off on cross-country trip, picking up hackers along the way
General Catalyst hires Adam Valkin from Accel's London office

One Of New York's Best Investors, Chris Dixon, Is Moving To Silicon Valley (EBAY)

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Chris Dixon, one of New York's top early-stage investors, who founded recommendations engine Hunch and sold it to eBay, is moving to Silicon Valley. He'll be joining Andreessen Horowitz as the firm's seventh investing partner, AllThingsD's Kara Swisher reports. Andreessen Horowitz has quickly become one of the most reputable venture-capital firms...
One Of New York's Best Investors, Chris Dixon, Is Moving To Silicon Valley (EBAY)

Is Yandex behind Facebook’s rumored Face.com deal?

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Facebook’s apparent interest in Israeli image recognition startup Face.com could rely on an unexpected partner — the Russian search engine Yandex, according to reports. Rumors that Mark Zuckerberg is interested in purchasing first emerged on Monday, with a report in Israel’s Calcalist that was then spun up with a potential...
Is Yandex behind Facebook’s rumored Face.com deal?
Exablox gets $22M to tackle your multi-terabyte storage problem

The Eye Test: Determining What Problems Ambient Location Apps Solve

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After calling shenanigans on ambient social location apps last week, the reaction I have seen has been mixed. For the most part people agree with me: these apps will be consumer duds. The technology and philosophy behind many of these apps is sound as the concept of implicit social graphs...
The Eye Test: Determining What Problems Ambient Location Apps Solve

REJECTED: Here Are The Hot Startups That Turned Down Google's Money (GOOG)

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Google Ventures has invested in a number of successful startups, such as Nest Labs and HomeAway, and has become quite a significant player in Silicon Valley. But it hasn't been able to get its hands on all of the hot, valuable startups that have emerged in the last few years,...
REJECTED: Here Are The Hot Startups That Turned Down Google's Money (GOOG)

Sponsor post: 3 reasons you don't want to miss E2 Innovate 2012

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With only a few days until E2 Innovate (formerly Enterprise 2.0) kicks off at the Santa Clara Convention Center, here are three reasons why you won’t want to miss what’s sure to be one of the most engaging business technology events this fall. Innovation. What’s in a name? Silicon Valley is...
Sponsor post: 3 reasons you don't want to miss E2 Innovate 2012

That New Kickstarter for Porn Makes Us Realize Other Startups Should Have a Porn Version

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First things first, there is now a Kickstarter for porn. If you don't know, now you know. It is called Offbeater, which is both a play on "offbeat" and also reminds you of masturbating--playful and topical! It's also an excellent idea, obviously. Why should creative, artsy types and Apple...
That New Kickstarter for Porn Makes Us Realize Other Startups Should Have a Porn Version
Joor Banks $3.25M to Modernize Fashion Wholesale

Inside FundersClub, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Destined To Redefine Venture Capital

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Don’t call it Kickstarter, because on FundersClub you get real equity for your investments in hot startups. In just three weeks since launch, FundersClub’s platform has pulled in $1 million for Y Combinator companies, closed an oversubscribed $500,000 round for itself, and proven there’s a new way for entrepreneurs to...
Inside FundersClub, The Equity Crowdfunding Platform Destined To Redefine Venture Capital

Larry Page's Needs To Get Out More -- He Doesn't Know What's Happening In The Valley (GOOG)

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In buying Instagram for one billion dollars in just three days, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg eliminated one of the company's biggest threats at a cost of just 1% of market cap. It was bold, brilliant, and ballsy. Earlier today, my boss, Henry Blodget, suggested Google CEO Larry Page follow Zuckerberg's...
Larry Page's Needs To Get Out More -- He Doesn't Know What's Happening In The Valley (GOOG)
Sick of sitting, tech entrepreneurs hack and sell standing desks
AngelList's top investors revealed

Advice: My startup adventure

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Photo via RootStartup Admit it, you are dying to jump off and “do a startup.”  Whether you are currently at Microsoft or at Amazon, you’ve been reading the crazy stories of entrepreneurs committing everything to a new idea in their desire to change the world. I read the same stories....
Advice: My startup adventure

A Query With Quora: An Interview With Cofounder Adam D'Angelo

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Quora is a question and answer site full of intelligent responses from knowledgeable people. It was founded by former Facebook CTO Adam D'Angelo and Charlie Cheever in 2009. Now, Quora could be the next half-a-billion-dollar company.  D'Angelo is rumored to be investing up to $20 million from his pocket into...
A Query With Quora: An Interview With Cofounder Adam D'Angelo
UberConference beefs up features with Evernote, Box, & international support

4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

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Flickr: dierken The swell of early- and midstage venture capital continues to swamp the enterprise space. It's where the money is, with worldwide enterprise spending accelerating to pass $2.6 trillion in 2013, according to Gartner. The smartest VCs like Philly's First Round Capital (backers of Bazaarvoice, Gigya) are making...
4 smokin' hot startups: The next tech boom

Is Your Social Media Investment Paying Off? Join Us At The Social Media ROI Conference To Find Out

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Is your company leveraging social media for all it's worth? Smart social media is no longer about getting the "like," tweet, or pin. Today, the question is, "How does this grow my business?" Leading companies are finding ways to tie their social media activity to bottom-line results like increased profitability,...
Is Your Social Media Investment Paying Off? Join Us At The Social Media ROI Conference To Find Out

These Are The Apps Silicon Valley's Rising Stars Use To Survive

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Starting a company used to be incredibly hard -- you had to buy up a ton of software licenses and hardware, like SharePoint and Oracle servers, to get anything off the ground. Nowadays, it's still incredibly hard to start a company, but thanks to a whole suite of new cloud-based applications...
These Are The Apps Silicon Valley's Rising Stars Use To Survive
The PhenomList’s Amanda Schwab Is Joining the Pando Team

CHART OF THE DAY: Hate To Be Rude, But Facebook Is Not The Next Google. It's Not Even Close (GOOG)

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Information about Facebook's 2011 revenues and operating profits leaked last week, just ahead of this week's expected IPO filing. If CNBC's reporting is accurate, the numbers are disappointing for a company that's supposed to be valued at $75 billion to $100 billion when its shares start trading. Revenues came...
CHART OF THE DAY: Hate To Be Rude, But Facebook Is Not The Next Google. It's Not Even Close (GOOG)
Want free airport parking? Try new ride-sharing startup Flightcar

Facebook's Millionaire Employees Are Spending Their Fortunes On These Hot Startups

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When it goes public, about 1,000 current and former Facebook employees will become millionaires. Many of those millionaires are spending money on other startups, giving founders capital to get new ideas off the ground. We scrolled through a bunch of the early Facebook employees and found where they've made angel...
Facebook's Millionaire Employees Are Spending Their Fortunes On These Hot Startups

Oh, My - Spark Capital Raises $425 Million In Just Two Weeks

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VC firm Spark Capital managed to raise $425 million for a new fund in just two weeks, Lauren Kreutzer Dow Jones is reporting on Twitter. The fund was also oversubscribed, Reuters PE reporter Dan Primack adds. That's an incredible amount of money in a very short period of time. But...
Oh, My - Spark Capital Raises $425 Million In Just Two Weeks
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