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PHOTOS: This Company Crowdfunded A Private Jet To Vegas For New Year's Eve

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CrowdTilt is a company that makes it easy to raise money for any cause you want. Think Kickstarter, for creative and non-creative projects alike. To welcome 2013 in style, CrowdTilt leveraged its own platform to raise more than $62,000 amongst its employees and their friends to throw one heck of...
PHOTOS: This Company Crowdfunded A Private Jet To Vegas For New Year's Eve

Megaupload Founder Accuses Police of Assault, Denied Bail Again

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Today, Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom appeared at New Zealand’s High Court to continue his fight against extradition to the United States on copyright infringement, racketeering and money laundering charges. Dotcom has been held in custody since dozens of police raided his Coatesville mansion last month following a lengthy FBI investigation....
Megaupload Founder Accuses Police of Assault, Denied Bail Again

Facebook Paid $91,000 Last Year For Mark Zuckerberg's "Estate And Financial Planning" (Hmmm...)

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You find a lot of interesting little details in the bowels of companies' financial statements. One detail from Facebook's financial statements that we've already reported is that the company paid $693,000 last year to rent private jets to fly Mark Zuckerberg around. And that's fine. Most companies of Facebook's size...
Facebook Paid $91,000 Last Year For Mark Zuckerberg's "Estate And Financial Planning" (Hmmm...)

Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

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Nick Bilton, in his Disruptions column for the New York Times, lamented the echo chamber of Silicon Valley. Sometimes, Hollywood screenwriters create scripts filled with inside jokes that only people in Hollywood could appreciate. Sometimes, New York media writers write about other New York media writers. And sometimes, tech entrepreneurs in...
Is Silicon Valley an echo chamber -- or does it just lack perspective?

Fujifilm X-Pro1 packs for business class: $9000 lens suitcase revealed

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Nestled at the head of Fujifilm's FinePix camera family, the X-Pro1 has now been coccooned in luxury. If you baulked at the $1,700 body-only price tag, you probably won't be interested in this limited edition Globe-Trotter case kit. The tan leather suitcase houses a complete X-Pro1 system, including an...
Fujifilm X-Pro1 packs for business class: $9000 lens suitcase revealed

THE TRUTH ABOUT DAVOS

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Two years ago, when the folks at the World Economic Forum first invited me to Davos as a "Media Leader," I decided to write a series called "The Truth About Davos." The goal of the series was to convey what the conference is actually like, instead of just reporting news...
THE TRUTH ABOUT DAVOS
Love for the plug: Alaska Airlines adding power outlets to new seats

YOU TELL US: What's It Like When Someone You Know Suddenly Becomes Rich And Famous?

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Hollywood and the tech industry. Both of them can take ordinary people and ...  wham! ... turn them into famous zillionaires. A comment string on Quora.com got us thinking. It asks: What is it like when someone you know suddenly becomes rich and famous?  Film director Heather Ferreira gave...
YOU TELL US: What's It Like When Someone You Know Suddenly Becomes Rich And Famous?

Weird And Awesome Perks Some Tech Companies Give Their Top Execs

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Getting ready to negotiate a new job or a pay raise? Don't forget the perks! If you need ideas on the kinds of perks companies are offering these days, here's a few granted last year to some of the highest paid tech execs. They range from things you would expect:...
Weird And Awesome Perks Some Tech Companies Give Their Top Execs

Think You've Got What It Takes To Be A Tech Entrepreneur? Take My Advice

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This is a guest post by Simon Montford, a serial entrepreneur who also runs Inspire-For-Tech, a monthly event that aims to both motivate and inspire tech entrepreneurs in London. I bet you’ve seen that movie about a certain social network and now you want to create the next big thing....
Think You've Got What It Takes To Be A Tech Entrepreneur? Take My Advice
PHEW! The App For Summoning A Private Jet To Pick You Up Is Finally Here
"Uber for airplanes" BlackJet takes to the skies with celeb investors including Ashton Kutcher

Turn Your Lights Off, Bing Needs Extra Power Today

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Same headline as two years ago, just a different company. In honor of Earth Hour, Bing will go with a darker version of the site this evening. And just like Google two years ago, it’s an interesting gesture to support the cause, but it is akin to beating a baby...
Turn Your Lights Off, Bing Needs Extra Power Today

Google+ offers custom URLs for verified accounts, other profiles to come 'over time'

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Do you happen to be David Beckham or Toyota? Well, congratulations -- you now have a Google+ vanity URL. The rest of us looking for the football star or car manufacturer need only type "google.com/+davidbeckham" or "google.com/+toyota" to reach those respective pages, enabling easy access to that must-see picture...
Google+ offers custom URLs for verified accounts, other profiles to come 'over time'

A Startup Is Making Private Jets Cheaper For People Who Already Fly First Class

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First class air travelers who want to upgrade to private jets without the extra cost have an option in a newly launched startup. Jumpjet founder Will Ashcroft describes his company as a "private travel club," with price points matching that of first class travel on large airlines. On top of...
A Startup Is Making Private Jets Cheaper For People Who Already Fly First Class

Here Are The Zynga Insiders Who Cashed Out Just Before The Stock Crashed... (ZNGA)

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Yesterday, Zynga preannounced another terrible quarter and slashed its outlook for the rest of the year. The stock instantly tanked.  It's now trading at $2.30. This morning, an analyst cut his price target to $1.70. Zynga's new outlook is quite different than the one the company had this spring. In...
Here Are The Zynga Insiders Who Cashed Out Just Before The Stock Crashed... (ZNGA)
Megaupload's Kim Dotcom granted bail, barred from Internet

Google's Eric Schmidt Explains Why The Internet Needs A 'Delete Button'

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Google chairman thinks it should be easier to wipe information off the Internet. He, more than anyone, knows that Internet is like an elephant, never forgetting anything. Even if you think you've deleted an embarrassing photo or tweet, chances are someone, somewhere can find a copy, potentially even years later....
Google's Eric Schmidt Explains Why The Internet Needs A 'Delete Button'

How Newly Wed Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Spent Their Honeymoon

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan spent their honeymoon abroad in Rome, Italy. They flew there in a private jet and stayed at a five star hotel, Portrait Suites, near the Spanish Steps. It's owned by Salvatore Ferragamo; rooms start at 800 Euros per night. They had a 32...
How Newly Wed Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg And Priscilla Chan Spent Their Honeymoon
It Turns Out Hollywood Has Always Been Stupid

The 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech

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Consumer tech gets most of the attention but enterprise tech is really the stuff that's changing the world. It is changing the way you work, the way you find a job, even the kind of jobs available. Plus, it's enriching investors. Where Facebook's IPO was a mess, enterprise IPOs from...
The 50 Most Powerful People In Enterprise Tech

Meet JumpSeat, The Airbnb For Private Jets

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So the market for private jet startups sure is heating up!* So far, we’ve written about BlackJet and Arrow, both of which are seeking to become a kind of “Uber for private flights.” So it probably comes as no surprise that there’s someone out there with a kind of Airbnb,...
Meet JumpSeat, The Airbnb For Private Jets

BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, is now live

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BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, founded by the co-founder of Uber, is now live. If you managed to score an invite, and have the cash – you bastard – you can now “book seats, manage [...] travel and invite [...] friends.” If you are indeed about to book...
BlackJet, the Uber for private air travel, is now live

HP Execs Have Given Up Their Offices But Not Their Fleet Of Private Jets (HPQ)

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HP may be laying off 27,000 employees. That hasn't stopped execs from flying around in a fleet of seven private corporate jets. CEO Meg Whitman has gotten a lot of praise for tearing down the barbed wire surrounding the "executive" parking lot and moving execs from cushy offices to ordinary cubbies. ...
HP Execs Have Given Up Their Offices But Not Their Fleet Of Private Jets (HPQ)

RIM Will Ditch One Of Its Corporate Jets To Save Money (RIMM)

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Research In Motion is selling one of its corporate jets to save money, Hugo Miller at Bloomberg reports. RIM is hoping to get $6-$7 million for the jet. It wants to save $1 billion in operating costs overall on an annual basis. Ditching one of the jets is going to...
RIM Will Ditch One Of Its Corporate Jets To Save Money (RIMM)
Meet Arrow: New private jet club looks to launch service between Seattle and Bay Area

Valve founder Gabe Newell on Linux; geeky maps; and other top posts of the month

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The Tweet map of Seattle Well, GeekWire readers really must have a burning desire to study cartography. Maps were the hot topic on GeekWire during the month of February, from a rendering of the streets of Seattle post Zombie apocalypse to the tech startups in Pioneer Square to what Tweets...
Valve founder Gabe Newell on Linux; geeky maps; and other top posts of the month

Take A Tour Of JetSuite, The High-Tech Private Jet That Silicon Valley Bigshots Love

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JetSuite is the private plane for hire that has become  popular with the Silicon Valley's most powerful players. Its planes are super high tech. Every plane in the fleet has WiFi. They also feature state-of-the-art avionics from Garmin and they are smaller than the typical private Jet, which makes them...
Take A Tour Of JetSuite, The High-Tech Private Jet That Silicon Valley Bigshots Love
For Google's Founders, What's Cooler Than a Private Jet? A Private Terminal

Mujjo Conductive Gloves Let You Slide To Unlock With Your Begloved Knuckle

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We get a lot of PR pitches (“Write about our social media network for fish lovers! If you don’t, we’ll take our exclusive to TetraLover.blogspot.com,” “We’ll give you a private jet if you write good things about Apple – Sincerely, Tim Cook,” “Take a look at these iPhone gloves!”) and...
Mujjo Conductive Gloves Let You Slide To Unlock With Your Begloved Knuckle
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