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New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Needs To Take A Real, 12-Week Maternity Leave (YHOO, GOOG, FB)

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My Facebook newsfeed is alight with lively celebration of Marissa Mayer, both because she is a young, talented woman and because she announced her pregnancy on the same day as the Yahoo CEO news. As the post below notes, she is giving YAHOO a whole new meaning for women looking...
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer Needs To Take A Real, 12-Week Maternity Leave (YHOO, GOOG, FB)

Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company

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Who do the idols idolize? Lei Jun, the CEO of Android handset and OS maker Xiaomi, is arguably the face of tech entrepreneurship in China as a long-time angel investor and serial entrepreneur behind companies like Amazon-acquired Joyo.cn and the recently IPO-ed YY. He’s been called the “Steve Jobs of...
Eyeing $4.5B In Sales This Year, Phone Maker Xiaomi Looks To Emulate A 340-Year-Old Chinese Medicine Company
Facebookers Get Into Philanthropy: A3 Foundation Launches At Sundance To Support Asian-American Artists
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Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

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There are probably better things for me to do today, however i feel compelled to respond to the Black Swan Farming post by Paul Graham, founding partner of Y Combinator. Maybe you can call this post “Grooming for Ugly Ducklings”. While i respect YC & PG immensely – note that...
Screw the Black Swans: Ichiro is our role model, not Barry Bonds.

Tech Insurgents 2012: Valery Komissarova

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Ms. Komissarova. Rallying the Robots When longtime Wired editor in chief Chris Anderson left his post earlier this month, it wasn’t for another Condé title or a sabbatical to write his fourth book. He decamped for a robotics startup. It’s just the latest sign, along with drones appearing on the...
Tech Insurgents 2012: Valery Komissarova

Breaking the Digital Glass Ceiling as a Young Black Woman in Tech

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Ms. Allen. Nicole Allen is consultant at Brooklyn-based Wireless Generation, an education technology innovator. She's worked in the private and public sectors and she is also a co-founder of Tiffany Allen Reed Scholarship Foundation, a North Carolina foundation focused on helping young women overcome financial barriers to college. By the...
Breaking the Digital Glass Ceiling as a Young Black Woman in Tech

The Next Web meets Esther Dyson: Angel investor, author and backup cosmonaut

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The Next Web sat down with Esther Dyson, a world leading angel investor, to learn something about her top investments and trends, mainly in eastern Europe. Dyson, CEO of EDventure Holdings, is an active investor in a variety of start-ups around the world. Her interests include information technology, health care,...
The Next Web meets Esther Dyson: Angel investor, author and backup cosmonaut

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

YC Alum 42Floors Raises $12.3M Led By NEA To Take Its Office Rental Search Engine US-Wide And Beyond

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42Floors, the YC-incubated startup that has built a search engine for the office rentals market, has raised another $12.3 million — funding that founder Jason Freedman says the company will use to take its service to markets outside of San Francisco and New York, including its first international move to...
YC Alum 42Floors Raises $12.3M Led By NEA To Take Its Office Rental Search Engine US-Wide And Beyond

Tips for presenting energy data: look to Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon

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What’s the key to making energy data interesting, and more importantly, able to influence behavior? DJ Patil, data scientist extraordinaire at Greylock Partners and previously at LinkedIn, doled out some tips at GTM Research’s Soft Grid conference in San Francisco Wednesday, including telling the audience to look to some of...
Tips for presenting energy data: look to Facebook, LinkedIn, Amazon
As VCs edge into Latin America, founders come stateside for an education
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Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012

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Having unofficially spread the rumour on our plans at this year’s TNW2012 flagship conference in Amsterdam, we’re now ready to officially share the news: we’re hosting our first ever international TNW Conference in São Paulo, Brazil! Our plan to set foot upon Latin American soil fits in line with the...
Announcing: The Next Web Latin America Conference 2012

Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

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Wake up and smell the silicon: From smartphones and apps to computers and social networks, technology has permanently invaded kids’ lives, much to the benefit of parents and educators. But with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad now topping children’s wish lists, kids aged 2-5 are more equipped to run...
Why Digital Citizenship Must Be Taught in Schools

Code.org Sets Out to Bridge the Computer Science Education Gap

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Many a tech company will tell you that hiring qualified engineers is their biggest challenge. But maybe the problem is that there aren’t enough qualified engineers, because there aren’t enough people studying computer science in the United States, because not enough schools teach it. That’s the premise of Hadi Partovi’s...
Code.org Sets Out to Bridge the Computer Science Education Gap

Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

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I would normally rather have a root canal instead of write about the issue of women in technology. I just find most essays on this really tedious and obvious. (Sorry Alexia.) But I do want to point one thing out. When I went to my first Y Combinator Demo Day...
Here Are The Women of Y Combinator And They Are Awesome

The 20 Most Inspiring Companies Of 2012

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Many local and global companies make it a priority to give back to their communities, whether it is a core part of their mission or not. This year, we've seen many companies go above and beyond to protect the environment, help people in need, and solve the world's biggest problems....
The 20 Most Inspiring Companies Of 2012

"Creative And Fearless", Founders Of Skype, Rovio, Spotify, SeedCamp, HackFwd Join European Commission's Leaders Club

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The founders of some of Europe’s biggest technology startup hits — Skype, Rovio, Spotify, and Tuenti — along with key planks of the ecosystem, including accelerators SeedCamp and HackFwd, are throwing their weight behind the European Commission’s “Startup Europe” initiative being spearheaded by the out-spoken EC Vice President Neelie Kroes....
"Creative And Fearless", Founders Of Skype, Rovio, Spotify, SeedCamp, HackFwd Join European Commission's Leaders Club
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Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Reveals Its Second Intake

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SparkLabs, the startup accelerator that wants to inject South Korea’s startup ecosystem with Silicon Valley expertise, announced its second intake today. Its latest class is an international lineup of companies that represent a variety of sectors and are at widely different stages of funding, from bootstrapped financing to those that...
Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Reveals Its Second Intake

Are You a Sheryl or a Marissa?

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There are some women who like to situate themselves on the Charlotte to Samantha personality spectrum. Ladybeat prefers our role models a little GOOGlier, as in Marissa "Employee no. 20" Mayer and former Google VP and current Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Thus, we were intrigued to discover their divergent...
Are You a Sheryl or a Marissa?
For women, conferences can be a powerful career booster

Tim Cook Talks About Growing Up In The South And Seeing Things That Would 'Literally Make Me Sick' (AAPL)

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Tim Cook recently did an interview with Duke's MBA school. (Cook got an MBA there 25 years ago.) Unlike many of his interviews with the business press, or Wall Street analysts, Cook seemed more relaxed and a bit more personal. In this clip he talks about growing up in Alabama...
Tim Cook Talks About Growing Up In The South And Seeing Things That Would 'Literally Make Me Sick' (AAPL)

Why universities should acquire - and teach - digital literacy

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Sponsor's feature: A strong digital focus will attract internet-savvy students with an eye on the jobs marketSebastian Faulks observed recently that ease of access to the internet is leading to a "net loss of knowledge" in this generation of adults, leaving the modern intellectual world in a "kind of catastrophe"....
Why universities should acquire - and teach - digital literacy

Robert Bowling dishes on his move from AAA to Indie (exclusive)

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“When you’re a massive brand with a massive budget, people want to work with you for the money,” Robert Bowling said in a recent exclusive interview with GamesBeat. While subtle, it’s a distinct reference to how business works at his previous employer and the world’s largest video game publisher,...
Robert Bowling dishes on his move from AAA to Indie (exclusive)

AnchorFree: A road warrior’s friend, a censor’s foe

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David Gorodyansky started his security software maker to help us safely surf the Net.  But protestors like it too. By Alex Konrad, reporter David Gorodyansky protects users’ privacy. FORTUNE — David Gorodyansky, co-founder of security software company AnchorFree, based in Mountain View, Calif., says his role models in business are Bert...
AnchorFree: A road warrior’s friend, a censor’s foe
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This Is What Success Looks Like?

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In the business world, where male CEOs outrank females in both numbers and pay, the occurrence of a pregnant Fortune 500 CEO isn’t just a novelty, it’s a first. Unfortunately, the announcement of Mayer’s personal decision on her maternity leave (she’s taking just “a few weeks”) has also ended up becoming an inadvertent and sad statement about what...
This Is What Success Looks Like?
How Code.org is promoting an agenda of diversity & equality in the tech world
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