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Dear Startup Genius: Choosing Co-Founders, Burning Out Employees, and Lean vs. Fat Startups

Microsoft, let's be friends

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Dear Microsoft, Can we just be friends again?  Please? It’s been exactly five years now since I left you.  During our time together, I poured all the emotion and energy I had into the products I helped build for you.  In return, you treated me well and made me feel...
Microsoft, let's be friends

Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

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For as long as tablets have been a thing, the devices have ranged across a spectrum of sizes, from a too-massive 13 inches down to a dubious not-quite-sure-if-this-is-a-tablet 5 inches. Most manufacturers aren't even ashamed of the fractional inches attached to the screen size, to the point that such fractionals...
Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?
Pincus: Jeff Bezos Gave Me Great Advice, Then Just Stopped. I Don't Know Why

Why one OMGPOP developer turned down a job offer from acquirer Zynga

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Over on Gamasutra today, Texas based games developer Shay Pierce has shared his view of the Zynga takeover of OMGPOP and how he is the only employee to be left behind in the new deal. Citing a difference in values, Pierce says that he is reactivating his own company, Deep Plaid...
Why one OMGPOP developer turned down a job offer from acquirer Zynga

"i've made a lot of money listening to others over my own instincts" says @fredwilson :) http://bit.ly/9b9XpO

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"i've made a lot of money listening to others over my own instincts" says @fredwilson :) http://bit.ly/9b9XpO

Five “Old School” Tactics That Could Ruin Your Sales Page

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Despise long sales letters, yellow highlighters and blood-red, hype-laden headlines? These tried and true copywriting tactics are proven winners at converting “cold” traffic into paying customers – and $10,000-a-page copywriters use them without hesitation because they appeal to the baser instincts of the easily swayed. They may be embarrassing...
Five “Old School” Tactics That Could Ruin Your Sales Page

Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

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On a trip to San Francisco last week, I invited technology to bring me to my knees. Choosing to surrender my formerly sharp analog city instincts for the purposes of an experiment, I mapped even the simplest of routes on my smartphone, dialed nary a hotel front desk and never...
Must Have Travel Apps: Tested On A Real Trip

On Weeping Second-Rate Tears

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Over the weekend, I couldn’t help but notice a very interesting tweet by Twitter engineer Alex Payne. I couldn’t help it because a number of people in my stream were retweeting it, or talking about it. I took one look at it, and knew it was a story — because, well,...
On Weeping Second-Rate Tears

Fullscreen BEAM launches first YouTube app for Google Glass with public or private sharing

thenextweb.com
I picked up my pair of Google Glass this week, and one of my first instincts was to share one of the cool POV videos out to YouTube and blast a tweet to my followers. I’m not alway the most ‘on it’ when it comes to ‘leveraging trends’ and whatnot,...
Fullscreen BEAM launches first YouTube app for Google Glass with public or private sharing

Dave McClure On What’s Next For 500 Startups [TCTV]

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Today was a pretty big day for 500 Startups, the Silicon Valley seed venture capital firm and startup accelerator founded by outspoken tech investment extraordinaire Dave McClure. The firm disclosed in a regulatory filing that it’s halfway finished raising a brand new $50 million round of funding, the second...
Dave McClure On What’s Next For 500 Startups [TCTV]
The shockingly shoddy journalism of 'Back to the Future's' newspaper

Entrepreneurs Under 30: Advice From Your Peers

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Although the median age of CEOs is 54, one of the fasted growing demographics of entrepreneurs is young people. According to a survey by JA Worldwide almost three-quarters of high school students indicate an interest in becoming entrepreneurs. Although there are a few college programs dedicated to entrepreneurship, even with...
Entrepreneurs Under 30: Advice From Your Peers

Cards Against Humanity game donates $70,000 holiday haul to Wikipedia

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Cult party game that thrives on political incorrectness raises money on pay-what-you-want system for online encyclopediaCrass party game Cards Against Humanity can now count Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales as one of its most fervent fans after the makers donated all $70,000 of their holiday profits to the Wikimedia Foundation. The...
Cards Against Humanity game donates $70,000 holiday haul to Wikipedia
It's not your startup anymore if the market tells you what to do

Social Commerce Breakdown: How Levi’s and Facebook Prompt Your Friends To Get You To Buy

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In the future, the difference between social networks and corporate websites will be hard to distinguish. HP’s social strategist Tony Frosty Welch gestured for me to check out Levi’s recent social moves, his instincts were right, this is unique. Two weeks ago, Facebook announced several moves (see my analysis and...
Social Commerce Breakdown: How Levi’s and Facebook Prompt Your Friends To Get You To Buy

Obama Calls Romney 'A Bullshitter'

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President Barack Obama had some startling words for his opponent in an interview with Rolling Stone, according to an advance report on the article from Mike Allen at Politico. Allen says Obama told Rolling Stone's editor that kids look at Mitt Romney and say, "Well, that's a bullshitter, I can...
Obama Calls Romney 'A Bullshitter'

Review: The Unfinished Swan will make you paint the world back in black

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I went into The Unfinished Swan knowing absolutely nothing about it. That doesn't happen very often these days, especially with a downloadable game as unique as The Unfinished Swan. It is unlike any other game I've played before; it doesn't hold the players hand or instruct you what to...
Review: The Unfinished Swan will make you paint the world back in black

Belkin finalizes Linksys acquisition

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It's official: Belkin announced today that it has completed its acquisition of Cisco's Linksys division. In a pre-announcement briefing, executives from Belkin and Linksys emphasized that the two brands will remain distinct, but that Belkin is focused on developing a premium ecosystem for the connected home, as well as...
Belkin finalizes Linksys acquisition
The Secret To Marketing Success On Facebook? Advertise Like Your Grandfather

How to test your decision-making instincts - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking

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How to test your decision-making instincts - McKinsey Quarterly - Strategy - Strategic Thinking
Let the boys have their social media while women save the world

PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy

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In the midst of Big Bird-gate, PBS shrewdly purchased the character’s name as a way to promote the public broadcaster on Twitter. The decision shows how companies are learning to respond to the massive but short-lived ad opportunities that bubble up on social media. First some context. If you somehow...
PBS shows quick ad instincts with 'Big Bird' Twitter buy

Watch a novel being written "live"

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Fantasy author is offering readers the chance to watch her novel taking shape, word by word, on a Google documentFantasy author Silvia Hartmann is opening herself up to the kind of scrutiny most writers would pay to avoid: this morning, she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and...
Watch a novel being written "live"
Google+: The Charge Of The Like Brigade

How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

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Yesterday, a nightmare unraveled at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where more than 25 innocent children and teachers were gunned down by a deranged shooter. But amidst the unspeakable horror were beautiful displays of love and courage that saved many children's lives. ABC's Barbara Walters interviewed 29-year-old Katlin...
How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

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After graduating college, Will Tran taught a felon to code. These days as an experienced entrepreneur, he thinks he can make technology accessible to just about anyone. His instincts are right. When he was visiting his family in Texas, he decided to teach his 4-year-old niece Madelyn to set up an online...
Four-Year-Old Girl Sells Her Own Artwork Online -- Here's How

Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence | David Deutsch

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AI is achievable, but it will take more than computer science and neuroscience to develop machines that think like peopleTo state that the human brain has capabilities that are, in some respects, far superior to those of all other known objects in the cosmos would be uncontroversial. The brain is...
Philosophy will be the key that unlocks artificial intelligence | David Deutsch

Learn to Trust Your Gut

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This post was co-authored with my colleague Holly Newman. Have you ever questioned the guidance of a GPS navigation system? The calm and definitive voice tells you to turn right — but your knowledge of the area makes you want to veer left. Now you have to choose: Should you...
Learn to Trust Your Gut

Top VC: Tumblr's CEO Is Worth $200 Million Because He Ignored My Advice

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Blogging platform Tumblr has grown to become the 9th most-visited site in the U.S. That's largely in part due to its founder and CEO David Karp, who has followed and executed his vision for the product from day one.  Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson says he used to bug...
Top VC: Tumblr's CEO Is Worth $200 Million Because He Ignored My Advice
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