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Rocksbox launches subscription service for designer jewelry (exclusive)
5 reasons why the off grid solar revolution will be driven by cell phones
“In the Studio,” Shasta Venture’s Rob Coneybeer Envisions an Internet of Things
No, standalone social business software isn't dead -- it's about to go mainstream

Live now: The founder of The Muse answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Kathryn? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of The Muse, a career platform and job discovery tool serving more than 4 million professionals worldwide. Kathryn has spoken at MIT and Harvard, appeared on CNN and...
Live now: The founder of The Muse answers your entrepreneurship questions via video. Get involved!
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Square now processes $6b in payments annually, hires Salesforce SVP Sarah Friar as CFO

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Jack Dorsey’s mobile payments venture, Square, has hired Sarah Friar away from Salesforce.com, where she served as SVP of Finance & Strategy. Friar will become Square’s first chief financial officer as the company continues to grow quickly (in the past year, Square has grown from 80 employees to over 300.)...
Square now processes $6b in payments annually, hires Salesforce SVP Sarah Friar as CFO
7 startups step out of 'entrepreneur clubhouse' at Founders Den demo night

How to make the cloud more sustainable and resilient

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It’s no big secret these days that moving to the cloud is no longer a sufficient environmental policy. Sure, it may reduce paper usage, underutilized hardware and localized energy costs, but those things alone aren’t a business necessity yet. More recently, the conversation has shifted from merely moving to the...
How to make the cloud more sustainable and resilient
Study: Data scientists are the top athletes of the enterprise world

Meograph Adds Paid Licenses As It Looks To Push Its "Adobe For Everyone" Into The Classroom

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Storytelling has been around for thousands and thousands of years, predating technologies we know as “writing” — and even “tweeting.” As one of the oldest forms of communication, storytelling has long been used as a way to transfer knowledge, as a way to teach and to engage an audience. Although...
Meograph Adds Paid Licenses As It Looks To Push Its "Adobe For Everyone" Into The Classroom
Internet infrastructure isn't a waste of energy

Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer made a big hire yesterday, bringing in her former Google colleague Henrique De Castro as COO. De Castro doesn't come cheap. Mayer and Yahoo had to agree to pay him $62 million over four years to get him to leave Google, where De Castro was a loyal...
Did Marissa Mayer Just Make A Horrible Mistake? Several Ex-Googlers Think So (GOOG, YHOO)

'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

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With economies faltering, what we need are the trailblazing startups that can shape our futureFTSE 100 companies and the public sector are failing to take advantage of the transformative potential of the internet economy, which now represents more than 8% of UK GDP."Flatlining", "pre-recovery", "stagnant", "sluggish" - we're running out...
'We are the 8%' - why tech companies matter to the UK economy | Saul Klein

The battle to be taken seriously: women in engineering

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It's not rocket science, but even if it was, engineers should be able to find the answer to recruiting more women into senior positionsThe engineering industry will play a vital role in the regrowth of Britain's economy but to do that we need to be able to compete on the...
The battle to be taken seriously: women in engineering

Great article on the internet of things from McKinsey: http://ow.ly/1hwVB (via @leehopkins)

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Great article on the internet of things from McKinsey: http://ow.ly/1hwVB (via @leehopkins)

Prior Knowledge: A Predictive Database For Developers

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Prior Knowledge debuted Veritable, a predictive database for application developers at Disrupt San Francisco 2012 today. Based upon work first done at MIT, the service is offered through the company’s Veritable API, which the company says is designed to make applications smarter. The technology uses state of the art machine...
Prior Knowledge: A Predictive Database For Developers

HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

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One of the biggest threats to companies like JCPenney and Facebook is that they're too focused on short-termism, says Cynthia Montgomery, a strategy professor at Harvard Business School. In her new book, The Strategist: Be The Leader Your Business Needs, Montgomery talks about how most leaders have been delegating "strategizing" — either...
HARVARD PROFESSOR: Why JCPenney And Facebook Will Never Be Like Apple

Why Cloud Computing Leaders Need to Demand Clean Power

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The launch of Apple’s (a AAPL) iPad this weekend represents a lot of firsts for the tech industry: a device with some of the most media attention of all time, and the start of an $8 billion tablet application market. But the iPad also represents one of a wave of...
Why Cloud Computing Leaders Need to Demand Clean Power

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

We don't need more data scientists -- just make big data easier to use

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Virtually any article today about big data inevitably turns to the notion that the country is suffering from a crucial shortage of data scientists. A much-talked-about 2011 McKinsey & Co. survey pointed out that many organizations lack both the skilled personnel needed to mine big data for insights and the structures...
We don't need more data scientists -- just make big data easier to use

Nielsen's NM Incite Acquires SocialGuide To Measure The Impact Of Social TV

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NM Incite, a social media analytics and research joint venture between Nielsen and McKinsey, just announced that it has acquired New York-based social TV startup SocialGuide. SocialGuide’s tools supposedly capture social media data for more than 30,000 TV programs on 232 US TV channels in English and Spanish. In the...
Nielsen's NM Incite Acquires SocialGuide To Measure The Impact Of Social TV
Looking for a data scientist? Here's who you need

Yahoo Hires Longtime McKinsey Exec DeVine to Head Global Ops

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According to an internal memo and now on his LinkedIn profile, Yahoo has just hired longtime McKinsey exec John DeVine as SVP of global operations. He has worked in the marketing and sales practice at the consulting firm since 1999 and has been an advocate there of “how companies...
Yahoo Hires Longtime McKinsey Exec DeVine to Head Global Ops

Healthcare Reform is a Cloud: Interview with Matthew Holt & Richard MacManus

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It's a sunny afternoon in San Francisco and health care is in the air. I'm sitting at the the Peet's in the SF Ferry Building eating a vegan ginger cookie and waiting for Matthew Holt, founder of The Health Care Blog and the leader of Health 2.0 conference to...
Healthcare Reform is a Cloud: Interview with Matthew Holt & Richard MacManus
Nielsen buys SocialGuide to help advertisers understand link between Twitter and TV ratings
Rocket clones Amazon in Indonesia

What is a data scientist worth?

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Bruno Aziza: What does it take to make a data scientist? • Get the data• Data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWe all know that Data Scientists are a hot commodity these days. Research Analysts from McKinsey to IDC report that companies around the world will need to hire...
What is a data scientist worth?

China: E-commerce trumps retail

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High-tech meets low-tech (bike messengers!) as new Chinese consumers embrace online shopping. By Scott Cendrowski FORTUNE -- Just as cash-strapped consumers in the developing world bypassed so-called landline phones in favor of mobile devices, so China's lower-income consumers are skipping physical stores in favor of e-commerce sites. A recent report...
China: E-commerce trumps retail

Big Data startup Trifacta comes out of stealth with $4.3M in Accel funding

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Trifacta is coming out of stealth mode today as the latest Big Data startup. Accordingly, it has raised $4.3 million from Accel Partners’ Big Data Fund. Trifacta is creating productivity platforms that make data analysts more productive. And the company’s visualization software makes normal folks into database analysts. The...
Big Data startup Trifacta comes out of stealth with $4.3M in Accel funding
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