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Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others

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New York City-based CasaHop aims to be the go-to place for home swapping on the web, and it’s signed up a pretty impressive lineup of investors. The company just raised a $1.2 million seed round led by First Round Capital, with participation from Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, hotelier Andre Balazs (who...
Home Swapping Startup CasaHop Raises $1.2 Million From First Round, Lerer Ventures, Betaworks, And Others

Has David Hare really joined Twitter?

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Theatre types are agog at the arrival of a David Hare parody account on Twitter. Who's behind it?Forget Helen Mirren getting regally stroppy with drummers interrupting her West End play. The real drama of the bank holiday weekend has been unfolding 140 characters a time, concerns an equally distinguished theatrical...
Has David Hare really joined Twitter?

Apple CEO Tim Cook to Join Michelle Obama for State of the Union Address

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When President Barak Obama delivers his State of the Union address next Tuesday, a Silicon Valley luminary will be watching alongside the First Lady. Apple CEO Tim Cook is joining Michelle Obama for her husband’s State of the Union address, the first of his second term....
Apple CEO Tim Cook to Join Michelle Obama for State of the Union Address

Apps Rush: Shakespeare's The Tempest, LoveThis, Tetris, 7digital, Punch! Culture Shelf and more

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What's new on the app stores on Friday 13 April 2012A selection of 22 new apps for you today:Shakespeare's The Tempest for iPadLuminary Digital Media is the latest company looking to give Shakespeare an appy twist, with its new iPad version of The Tempest. It includes expert commentaries, a full-length...
Apps Rush: Shakespeare's The Tempest, LoveThis, Tetris, 7digital, Punch! Culture Shelf and more

Today's Scuttlebot: Silicon Valley Flooding and Start-Up Shakeout

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. Friday's selection includes a prediction of trouble for technology companies as ocean levels rise, a forecast for start-ups going bust and a look at a technology luminary who is going to Google....
Today's Scuttlebot: Silicon Valley Flooding and Start-Up Shakeout

Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which

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Teradata will bring together two of the most trusted experts in their fields to examine how big data technologies are being used today by practical big data practitioners… About the speakers: Eric Baldeschwieler (aka “E14”), CTO and founder of Hortonworks, and Hadoop luminary will provide perspective on the role of...
Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which

Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers

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An article by John Doerr had a great quote from technology luminary Alan Kay that every entrepreneur needs to remember “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” I’m working with a company that at one point had a product that was not only best in class,...
Why You Should NEVER Listen to Your Customers

Hurry! The Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Selling Out Quick

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Austin, I wish I knew how to quit you. It’s only been a few months since TC ventured down south to check out SXSW, but it wasn’t enough. We’re returning on May 30 with the legendary TC Meetup + Pitch-off, and tickets are selling out fast so pay attention and...
Hurry! The Austin TC Meetup + Pitch-Off Is Selling Out Quick

PEAK SEARCH: Why The Google Era May Be Over (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, FB, AMZN, YELP)

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Something crucial happened last month that no one seems to be paying attention to. People searched less. That's never happened before. Ben Schachter of Macquarie Securities noted this in a research note: Notably, total core organic searches declined 4% y/y, representing the first decline in total search volume since we...
PEAK SEARCH: Why The Google Era May Be Over (YHOO, GOOG, MSFT, AAPL, FB, AMZN, YELP)

Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which

gigaom.com
Live webinar (April 30, 2013) “Hadoop and the Enterprise Data Warehouse: When to Use Which” Teradata will bring together two of the most trusted experts in their fields to examine how big data technologies are being used today by practical big data practitioners… About the speakers Eric Baldeschwieler (aka “E14”),...
Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which
Help! My Twitter Account Got Hacked

Big Bird film project raises money to profile Sesame Street puppeteer

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Caroll Spinney has given life to Oscar the Grouch and Big Bird, and now a Kickstarter documentary hopes to tell his storyAfter portraying Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch since Sesame Street began more than 40 years ago, puppeteer Caroll Spinney is now set to have the spotlight turned on...
Big Bird film project raises money to profile Sesame Street puppeteer

To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

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(Photo: Hackertour2012.com) Talk to a startup recruiter about hiring young developers and they’ll eventually admit it’s hard to compete in the campus cattle call with Goldman and Google sucking up all the air. But rather than rely on incendiary exit letters  or Aaron Sorkin scripts to convince engineering talent to...
To Beat Goldman and Google on Campus Recruiting, Startups Like Square Sponsor 25-School Hacker Tour

BoomStartup Brings TechStars-like Seed-Capital and Mentoring Program to Utah

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I’ve talked often about Utah’s tech scene.  While it doesn’t always get the publicity it deserves, there is an incredible booming tech scene happening here in the Salt Lake City area right now.  Just last Wednesday I attended a Launchup event, where about 100+ entrepreneurs, investors, and bloggers all conjoined...
BoomStartup Brings TechStars-like Seed-Capital and Mentoring Program to Utah
My 3 favorite pitches from TechStars Demo Day, and a few from Robert Scoble too

Last Call For Pitch Applications To The Austin Meetup + Pitch-Off. Also, Get Tickets Here!

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10 days, people! TechCrunch invades Austin in just ten days from now, with our legendary Meetup + Pitch-off series. The magic started in New York this year, with a hugely successful pitch-off, an amazing turn-out and lots of fun memories. So we’re heading out on the open road with the...
Last Call For Pitch Applications To The Austin Meetup + Pitch-Off. Also, Get Tickets Here!

Don’t crucify Facebook’s CFO — yet

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Yes, David Ebersman was the central player in Facebook’s messy IPO. But it is far too soon to know if he should leave the company. FORTUNE — David Ebersman’s career has been something of a fairy tale. Brown University, research analyst on Wall Street, and a stellar 15-year stint at...
Don’t crucify Facebook’s CFO — yet
SolarCity prices shares at $13-$15 for a $151M IPO

10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

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Path? That's hot. (flickr.com/pimkie_fotos) The climate for Internet startups is heating up. Startups are closing rounds faster, getting popular more quickly, scoring higher valuations and getting acquired with increasing greediness. As local luminary and angel investor Chris Dixon notes, the preponderance of hockey stick growth among the top tier of...
10 Startups, Ranked in Order of Hotness

Chip Design Luminary Leaves Samsung for Apple

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Samsung recently raised eyebrows by beefing up its team of Texas-based chip designers, including those whose backgrounds pointed to an interest in chips for server systems. Now one of the most prominent of those recruits has left the South Korean company for Apple. The gadget maker has hired Jim Mergard,...
Chip Design Luminary Leaves Samsung for Apple
Steve Jobs to be featured in upcoming manga comic series

Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which

gigaom.com
Live Webinar (April 30, 2013) Teradata will bring together two of the most trusted experts in their fields to examine how big data technologies are being used today by practical big data practitioners… About the speakers Eric Baldeschwieler (aka “E14”), CTO and founder of Hortonworks, and Hadoop luminary will provide...
Sponsored post: Hadoop and the data warehouse: when to use which

Gabe Newell: Apple biggest threat in the living room

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Steam founder and game developer Gabe Newell gave a speech at the University of Texas, where the luminary claimed that Apple, not Microsoft or Sony, were the biggest threat to the company's upcoming "Steam Box" PC-based hardware. Newell believes that if Apple makes a move on the living room before...
Gabe Newell: Apple biggest threat in the living room

Reminder: The Austin TC Meetup+Pitch-Off Is This Thursday

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Here we go: the TC team will be rolling into Austin on Thursday for our first Meetup+Pitch-Off in the Lone Star State. We’re looking forward to seeing you and meeting our 24 finalists in the Austin Pitch-Off where the winner gets a spot at Start-Up Alley at Disrupt SF and...
Reminder: The Austin TC Meetup+Pitch-Off Is This Thursday

Daniel Ek | MediaGuardian 100 2012

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As Spotify hits 4 million paying subscribers, its co-founder and chief executive is aiming high for revenue and growthJob: co-founder and chief executive, SpotifyAge: 29Industry: digital media2011 ranking: 40Spotify's chief executive remains one of the great hopes of the music industry as a result of some judicious business moves in...
Daniel Ek | MediaGuardian 100 2012

Chip Design Luminary Leaves Samsung for Apple

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Samsung recently raised eyebrows by beefing up its team of Texas-based chip designers, including those whose backgrounds pointed to an interest in chips for server systems. Now one of the most prominent of those recruits has left the South Korean company for Apple....
Chip Design Luminary Leaves Samsung for Apple
ARPANET programmer and internet luminary Steve Crocker on how the internet was created

At 28, Few Tech Titans Could Hold a Candle To Zuck

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It’s a big week for Mark Zuckerberg. Facebook, his baby of the past eight years, is expected to go public on Friday morning. He’s just coming off a cross-country road show speaking to investment banks hungry to scoop up shares of Facebook stock. And on top of it all, it’s...
At 28, Few Tech Titans Could Hold a Candle To Zuck

It's lonely in the middle -- but it doesn't have to be

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A note from security luminary Dan Geer to those middling firms that are not yet resource-rich enough for how information-rich they already are....
It's lonely in the middle -- but it doesn't have to be
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