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Companion Is The New Assistant

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Editor’s note: Andy Hickl is the co-founder and CEO of A.R.O., a stealth mode Seattle startup. He previously served as CEO and chief scientist of Language Computer Corporation and as co-founder and CEO of Swingly. Follow him on Twitter @andyhickl. Did you hear that 2012 is the year of the...
Companion Is The New Assistant

Leap Motion gets $30M to change how you interact with (and think of) computers

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There’s a school of thought that says that the language you learn shapes how you think. If that’s the case, then the keyboard and mouse have shaped the way we think of content creation and the limits of computers. But Leap Motion, the San Francisco-based startup, wants to change that,...
Leap Motion gets $30M to change how you interact with (and think of) computers
Review: ifrogz vs iWood iPhone cases - does wood work?
Urban planners may cry "bring us a shrubbery" to deter crime

Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

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Should entrepreneurs raise money? Photo via Keith Cooper. There’s more than one school of thought about startup financing. After all, there are some very successful companies that have managed just fine without VC money, often on purpose. But as one entrepreneur we polled puts it below, if you really want...
Should you avoid raising startup capital early on? 10 founders weigh in

With Beats, Jimmy Iovine -- Not Facebook -- Will Tell You What Music You Want

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“There’s an ocean of music out there,” said iconic engineer, record producer and Beats CEO Jimmy Iovine. “And there’s absolutely no curation for it.” This is a familiar pitch from Iovine, who comes from the “old school” of the music industry. It’s the tastemaker school of thought; labels, producers and...
With Beats, Jimmy Iovine -- Not Facebook -- Will Tell You What Music You Want
Pinterest to startups: devops is hard, but do it anyway

Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do

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There's a school of thought that says entrepreneurs learn best from their own mistakes. That they must fail - and fail and fail - before they succeed. Noam Wasserman comes from a different school of thought (Harvard Business School), and he suggests that entrepreneurs instead learn from the mistakes...
Real Stories of Startup Failure: A Database of What Not to Do
Freemium has run its course

My day doing everything the internet told me to

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The internet bombards us with advice on how to spend our money and our time. So what would it be like to follow every single suggestion for a day?In the early days of the web, as internet explorers anonymously scoured its provincial nooks, a cartoon appeared in the New Yorker that...
My day doing everything the internet told me to

Check your privilege! Whatever that means | Hadley Freeman

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You may have seen the phrase 'check your privilege' being hurled about online. But what does it mean? Is it just a way to shut down people who disagree with you - or a means to open up the debate?• Check your privilege, nowIt may sound like a quote from...
Check your privilege! Whatever that means | Hadley Freeman

IBM To Acquire Cloud Services Company SoftLayer

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Computing giant IBM just made another move in its quest to becoming the biggest provider of cloud computing services. It said it will acquire SoftLayer, a privately held cloud services player based in Dallas. Financial terms are not being disclosed. It has been owned by GI Partners, a private equity...
IBM To Acquire Cloud Services Company SoftLayer

RockMelt Dives Into Mobile Browsing -- iPad First

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After two years of having a desktop-centric product, the RockMelt browser is coming to mobile — and it’s diving in iPad-first. It’s nothing like your grandpa’s Safari. RockMelt for iPad caters to the shifting attitudes we have in the way we experience content on tablets. The result is an attractive...
RockMelt Dives Into Mobile Browsing -- iPad First

Meeps: See why Apple took note of this little iPhone conversation app

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When Web 1.0 became Web 2.0 we lost something. That self-curated connection that was enabled heavily by forums and chat rooms seems to have gone away, replaced instead by automatically-curated experiences. But if Mathew Ranauro and the Meeps team are correct, people still want to have conversations around topics and...
Meeps: See why Apple took note of this little iPhone conversation app

Facebook Doesn't Need a New CEO, Reuters Needs a New Technology Writer

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You know what’s great about blogs? Anyone can become a reporter. You know what’s horrible about blogs? Anyone can become a reporter. People in the former category are insightful insiders like Fred Wilson or Ben Horowitz or even former attorney Michael Arrington. People in the latter category are like...
Facebook Doesn't Need a New CEO, Reuters Needs a New Technology Writer

Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up

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A sample question This semester, Coursekit, an academic social network of sorts that gives teachers and students a way to communicate outside of class, tried a little experiment from the Peter Thiel school of thought. Coursekit founder Joseph Cohen, a Wharton drop-out and TechStars New York alum, was already familiar...
Popular NYU-Stern Professor Offers His Classes For Free on Coursekit, 1,800 Sign Up

What Lamar Smith Did - and Didn't - Learn from SOPA

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Fifty days. That's the median time it took for eight legislative bills - on economic espionage, identity theft, abortion in the District of Columbia - to circulate in the House of Representatives before they were put on the agenda for Tuesday's markup session by the House Judiciary Committee. Zero days....
What Lamar Smith Did - and Didn't - Learn from SOPA
Salesforce.com and Rackspace gear up for mobile developers

Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)

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Amazon is notoriously tight-lipped about how much money it really makes on its cloud business, Amazon Web Services. But it could be sitting on a unit that will generate nearly $4 billion of high-margin revenues this year, writes Macquarie Capital analyst Ben Schachter in a research note issued today. He...
Analyst: Amazon's Cloud Is Really A $19 Billion Business ... And Growing (AMZN)

Why iPads Are the Future of In-Flight Entertainment

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Not so long ago, those expensive, proprietary seat-back entertainment systems were the coolest way to entertain yourself in the sky - and a key point of airline differentiation. But the rising popularity of iPads threatens to make even the slickest built-in entertainment systems obsolete. Forward-thinking airlines are scrambling to get...
Why iPads Are the Future of In-Flight Entertainment

Flavors.me: The Simpler, More Beautiful Aggregator

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Sometimes the web can seem to split down the middle — early adopters on one end, and average users on the other. I step back to see this, and realize the immense challenges designers and developers face when creating a new social service or web site. It has taken a...
Flavors.me: The Simpler, More Beautiful Aggregator

Andreessen And Horowitz Explain Why The Firm’s Partners Are Donating Half Their VC Income To Charity

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In the grand tradition of industry barons — but not so much venture capitalists — the six general partners at Andreessen Horowitz are donating at least half of the income from their investing activities to philanthropy. The firm has already been turning heads up and down Sand Hill Road, but...
Andreessen And Horowitz Explain Why The Firm’s Partners Are Donating Half Their VC Income To Charity
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