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Wakey wakey, Yahoo. The office ain't what it used to be
Virgin Galactic Hits Milestone As Commercial Space Travel Rockets Toward Reality
Yahoo Tries To Quell Furor Over Work-At-Home Ban

Psych! Ashton Kutcher Was Playing Dumb This Whole Time, Says Ashton Kutcher

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(Photo: ScreenRant) Prolific startup investor and jOBS star Ashton Kutcher has news for everyone: he’s a total brainiac, not unlike Steve Jobs! The whole time he was playing dumb bro characters in sitcoms like That 70′s Show and Two and a Half Men and tweeting clueless riffs on sensitive news stories, he was actually acting....
Psych! Ashton Kutcher Was Playing Dumb This Whole Time, Says Ashton Kutcher

Check Out What Salesforce.com Has Done To Downtown San Francisco (CRM)

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Salesforce.com has launched its annual conference and as part of that, it has shut down Howard Street, a major thoroughfare in San Francisco, and turned it into an outdoor music venue lined with AstroTurf. Traffic is backed up, naturally, but if you can overlook that, the Moscone Center is a...
Check Out What Salesforce.com Has Done To Downtown San Francisco (CRM)

Going up? Space Elevator dreams will be alive in Seattle this weekend

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Artist’s rendering of a space elevator. (By Kenn Man, via Museum of Flight.) Space elevators may not be a reality — yet — but if you want to revel in talks about these awesome lifts to the sky and beyond, then this is your weekend. The 2012 Space Elevator Conference...
Going up? Space Elevator dreams will be alive in Seattle this weekend

Now You Can Follow Influential People On LinkedIn Without Them Following You Back (LNKD)

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LinkedIn launched a new section of its LinkedIn Today news aggregator service that offers original content from influential business leaders and thinkers in their respective fields. For the first time, LinkedIn will let you follow influencers without having to be accepted as a direct connection. It's very similar to the...
Now You Can Follow Influential People On LinkedIn Without Them Following You Back (LNKD)

Codecademy Rounds Up $10 Million For Web Lessons

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Codecademy has lots of users taking its free, self-serve computer programming courses, including New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Now it has a big slug of money, too. The 10-month old company has raised a $10 million B round, led by Index Ventures, along with Kleiner Perkins, Richard Branson, and...
Codecademy Rounds Up $10 Million For Web Lessons

UK's Branson Beats Porn Cybersquatter

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An Australian man who tried to register a porn domain using the name of Virgin CEO Richard Branson has been ordered to hand over the URL....
UK's Branson Beats Porn Cybersquatter

Virgin Galactic unveils LauncherOne satellite vehicle

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Building a satellite, that's not really much of a problem anymore. Getting them launched, well, that's what separates the big boys from the wannabes. Virgin's Richard Branson believes he has the answer to that -- LauncherOne. The delivery system for Earth orbiters is based around the WhiteKnightTwo, the same...
Virgin Galactic unveils LauncherOne satellite vehicle
Galactic Status: Virgin Airlines Offers One Frequent Flier A Trip To Space
How bonding with Bieber will make the world a better place

TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

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We’re a bit Apple-heavy today! Apple’s delayed iTunes 11 finally launches, China gets the iPad mini, 4th gen iPad and iPhone 5 next month, and Richard Branson is the first LinkedIn ‘thought leader’ to 1 million followers. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every...
TNW's Daily Dose: iTunes 11 arrives, new iDevices hitting China, and Branson is a LinkedIn star

Meet America's youngest venture capitalist, Alex Banayan

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 20-year-old USC student Alex Banayan not only has the title of Youngest Associate Venture Capitalist on his resume, having signed with Alsop Louie Partners at age 19, but now he has become the youngest person to sign a business book deal with Crown Publishers (Random House, Inc). I first met...
Meet America's youngest venture capitalist, Alex Banayan

Richard Branson: What Makes A Great Employee http://bit.ly/9ea6pV from @gigaom

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Richard Branson: What Makes A Great Employee http://bit.ly/9ea6pV from @gigaom
Now booking: Your flight to space

LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)

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LinkedIn is buying the maker of Pulse, a mobile news-reading app, for between $50 million and $100 million, Liz Gannes reports at AllThingsD. Gannes's colleague Kara Swisher had reported that a deal was likely earlier on Monday. "We don't comment on rumors or speculation," a LinkedIn spokesperson told us. Pulse...
LinkedIn May Be Doubling Down On The Media Business By Buying Pulse, A News Reader (LNKD)
Bieber in space: popstar will embark on Virgin voyage

Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

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Australia's Andrew Forrest Gets Help From Bill Gates, Richard Branson Australia's richest man, Andrew Forrest, has long been committed to ending worldwide slavery, and he recently gained some sage advice and a few dollars from fellow billionaire, Bill Gates. Find a way to quantify slavery, Gates posited, while pledging...
Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

Take A Look Behind The Desks Of 23 Successful Tech People

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The world's most successful people don't mess around when it comes to their working space. A desk has to be a place where you can be productive, healthy, and comfortable for many hours, day in day out. Craigslist founder Craig Newmark prefers a sparse desk, while Michael Moritz, Chairman at Sequoia...
Take A Look Behind The Desks Of 23 Successful Tech People

Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

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Following a few days of excited build-up, Planetary Resources, a new space startup backed by heavy hitters including Larry Page and James Cameron, officially announced its plans to mine asteroids near Earth. The Tuesday morning event took place at the packed Space Gallery in the Museum of Flight in Seattle....
Planetary Resources officially kicks off its asteroid mining venture

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

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This week’s WITN features another debate about how you build a media company in this day and age, but it’s slightly less contentious than last week’s fight (which most commenters seem to agree that I totally won). This week, Paul and I talk about the death of Rupert Murdoch’s...
WITN: A big debate on why The Daily failed and how lean a media company can get

Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

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So Twitter’s got a big – whoo-pished! – backlash after announcing they will be launching promoted tweets. I’m seeing twitter users saying that it will turn Twitter into a male enhancement and teeth whitening spam box; it wont work and threatening to leave the platform; and quote unquote ‘experts’...
Mind Your Neck and Stop Knocking Promoted Tweets

Here's What LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Learned From His Company's IPO Pricing

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LinkedIn had one of the most successful tech IPOs in recent memory, despite the controversy of the stock being priced too low. A year later, Facebook went public in what was the most anticipated IPO for the tech industry, and its stock went on a downward spiral. We asked LinkedIn...
Here's What LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner Learned From His Company's IPO Pricing

Tour The $40 Million Mountain 4 Entrepreneurs Just Bought So They Could Have A Permanent Party Location

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Summit Series is a popular startup conference among a younger set of entrepreneurs who like to work hard and play hard. Founded in 2008 by four 20-somethings, Summit Series is an annual conference that now attracts hundreds of attendees. Its events have been held in Mexico, on a Caribbean cruise...
Tour The $40 Million Mountain 4 Entrepreneurs Just Bought So They Could Have A Permanent Party Location
LinkedIn update lets you follow Barack Obama, Richard Branson, and other 'thought leaders'
LinkedIn reportedly set to buy Pulse news reader

Richard Branson Just Won't Shut Up About Telecommuting

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Let’s all work from SPACE! (Photo: Chatter-fest) Just when we all thought the furor about whether Yahoos! can work from home might finally die down, Mayor Michael Bloomberg weighed in on the matter–siding with Ms. Mayer. During his weekly radio show, reports Capital New York, he noted that, “I’ve always...
Richard Branson Just Won't Shut Up About Telecommuting

Branson Considering Virgin Records Bid

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Richard Branson is considering a bid for Virgin Records, one of the record labels Universal Music Group may sell to win regulators’ clearance of its $1.9 billion acquisition of rival EMI Music, according to a person familiar with the discussions. If Mr. Branson were to bid on Virgin, he would...
Branson Considering Virgin Records Bid
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