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TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

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I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Mafia Boss Betrayed By Facebook

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An anonymous reader writes "One of Italy's 100 most-wanted criminals, a vicious mafia boss who had been on the run for months, was betrayed by his passion for social networking and flushed out thanks to Facebook. Using the name 'Scarface' from the gangster movie starring Al Pacino, Pasquale Manfredi, 33,...
Mafia Boss Betrayed By Facebook

Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank

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Simple, the startup that replaces your bank, but isn’t a bank, has just released its first app. From the announcement: We’re excited to announce that Simple is now available in the Apple App Store. If you’ve already replaced your bank with Simple, you can download the app and sign in today. If you’re...
Simple arrives in the App Store and is ready to replace your bank

I Think Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Doing A Great Job (AAPL)

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I don't spend my days giving Apple a never-ending proctology exam the way other people do, but given the importance of the CEO transition at the top of the company, I just wanted to say this: From my perspective, Tim Cook is doing a great job. My impression of...
I Think Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Doing A Great Job (AAPL)
'Crafting Azeroth' project brings 'World of Warcraft' to 'Minecraft'
What’s love got to do with it? For startups, everything

Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

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Frugalo, a daily deals aggregation platform that emerged from AngelPad’s third group of startups last fall, is being acquired by social video site TwitVid. As you may have guessed, the move was more about bringing Frugalo’s founders on board than it was an indication that TwitVid is now interested in the...
Daily Deals Aggregator Frugalo Acquired By TwitVid (But No, It’s Not Getting Into Deals)

Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures

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Keith Rabois, the former chief operating officer of Square, has a new gig: He’s going to be a venture capitalist at Khosla Ventures. “I love Khosla Ventures’ vision and passion for assisting the next generation of entrepreneurs,” Rabois said in a statement Khosla Ventures released this morning. “The Khosla...
Keith Rabois's next act, after Square: Khosla Ventures

In Praise of the Avocado: A Transnational Collaboration by C4

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The avocado is venerated the world over. The fleshy fruit, native to Mexico, can be found as far as Bali or South Africa. Its bulbous shape and dark rind became the subject of a nuanced correspondence between designers Christiane Büssgen of Germany and Jesús Alonso of Mexico. Through emails...
In Praise of the Avocado: A Transnational Collaboration by C4
Gree devours dinosaur mobile-game developer App Ant Studios

LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's Two-Part Recipe For Success

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner was constantly told by his dad that he could do anything he put his mind to. While this advice turn out to be true in Weiner's case, he says that willing one's way into a career is possible only within reason. "I think it's really important...
LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner's Two-Part Recipe For Success

The Three Most Underrated Internet Marketing Strategies Of 2012

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In the online marketing world, we seem to be regularly gripped by a passion for the next big thing, the hip new marketing tactic that everyone is trying. But some of the most effective methods are relatively unsung. They just chug along and deliver results. Email Marketing Email is the...
The Three Most Underrated Internet Marketing Strategies Of 2012

William Shatner takes on Facebook

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The "Star Trek" actor has created his own social network, MyOuterSpace.com, a "sci-fi social network for those with a passion for the arts."...
William Shatner takes on Facebook
Google announces open source patent pledge, won't sue 'unless first attacked'
Hugs and kisses from XOXO Festival, the best internet party ever

Viddy, SocialCam, WashPo, Instagram, quizzes, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

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Mobile video sharing app Viddy gained the most daily active users of any of the other applications on our list this week. With 3.3 million new DAU, it outpaced second-place SocialCam by almost 1 million DAU. There were also copious photo sharing apps, a pair of quiz apps and...
Viddy, SocialCam, WashPo, Instagram, quizzes, games, more on this week’s top 20 growing Facebook apps by DAU

Ask Engadget: Best sub-$100 camera/laptop bag?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Joseph (he's from Atlanta) who needs a camera bag for his semi-professional photography enterprise. If you're looking to send in...
Ask Engadget: Best sub-$100 camera/laptop bag?

Social Data Analytics Startup Likely Secures $1.6M To Scale Up Offer For Brands

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Social data analytics startup, Likely, has secured a £1million (US$1.6m) equity investment led by growth capital fund New World Private Equity together with seed and early stage fund Charlotte Street Capital. The investment will be put into product development in the UK. Stephen Altman from NWPE and Bo Pedersen from...
Social Data Analytics Startup Likely Secures $1.6M To Scale Up Offer For Brands

Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?

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When Posterous was bought by Twitter in March, the team behind the blogging platform said it would introduce a system to allow users to export their data from the service “in the coming weeks”. Eight months later, the service finally launched a back-up tool, as announced on its blog. Initially...
Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?

MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

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Mark Cuban has taken to Reddit to answer questions on everything from the NBA, to his famous confrontation with ESPN talking head Skip Bayless, to his unconventional ideas on tax policy.  He also gave advice on what made him famous before he became the high profile owner of the Dallas...
MARK CUBAN: Here's What You Need To Know Before Starting A Business

Fiesta.cc, An Idiot-Proof Way To Send Group Emails, Closes Up Shop

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Mike Dirolf, the young founder of an idiot-proof way to send group emails, is shutting down his startup Fiesta.cc. Fiesta.cc allowed users to create group email lists from the carbon copy field without ever having to visit another web page. Dirolf says he lost interest in what he was...
Fiesta.cc, An Idiot-Proof Way To Send Group Emails, Closes Up Shop
Industrial designer aims beyond mass-produced items (video)

3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

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A guest post by Tara Gentile of Scoutie Girl. As a design & craft blogger, I often struggle with putting tips from site’s like Problogger into practice. But I diligently mull them over and translate them to fit my needs. One tip I struggle with regularly is mastering the art...
3 Ideas for Moving Beyond List Posts: Creating an Experiential Blog

VIDEO: Junkyard genius's crazy nutcracker

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BBC News catches up with Rob Higgs, who specialises in mechanical automata in his Cornish boatyard, building objects from scrap, satisfying a passion for hands-on engineering....
VIDEO: Junkyard genius's crazy nutcracker
This Is How It Feels When Your Startup Fails
Mountain Lion, gadget confessions, megapixels, and more from The Verge Forums
Entrepreneurs: Stop participating in hackathons just to win them

Becoming A Boss

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I was watching this Charlie Rose interview with Lena Dunham and I was struck by this line: it’s really intense to be thrust into a managerial position before my time I have seen this a lot in my business and its always your talent for making things that puts you...
Becoming A Boss

Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

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Already using its technologies to power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features on its Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon today announced it has acquired IVONA Software, to being development of its technology in-house and “deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world.” Established in 2001 by Łukasz Osowski and...
Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

Video: 14 year old Jesse Masterpool dies after crash

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The world of motocross lost a young star this weekend when rider Jesse Masterpool died of injuries sustained in a March 13th crash at the Lake Whitney Amateur National. Masterpool’s family posted an official statement Sunday on his website announcing Jesse’s death on March 20th (below), but as is...
Video: 14 year old Jesse Masterpool dies after crash
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