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90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

Microsoft veteran starts PeopleFun mobile game startup (exclusive)

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Game industry legend Tony Goodman, the co-creator of Age of Empires, is launching a new mobile game startup today called PeopleFun. The team has six veterans who will focus on creating games for iOS (Apple’s iPad, iPod Touch, and iPhone devices) and Android mobile devices. That’s a far cry from...
Microsoft veteran starts PeopleFun mobile game startup (exclusive)
Exclusive: CrowdCall growing 100% every month, will announce new features and pricing next week

Pivoting From A White Label YouTube To A Multi-Million-Dollar Exit

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Serial-entrepreneur Reggie Bradford launched Vitrue in 2006 as a kind of "white label YouTube," that let consumers create, upload, and rate video ads for their favorite products. Fresh off of two successful exits that had been worth more than $4 billion to shareholders, Bradford was convinced he had another winner....
Pivoting From A White Label YouTube To A Multi-Million-Dollar Exit

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
Rich, smart, and -- apparently -- sexy: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh is GQ man of the year
Cornell’s Tech Campus Poaches UCLA’s Deborah Estrin for Its Technologist Dream Team
CircleMe Lets You Plant – And Find – Virtual Items On Locations

Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser

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A few weeks ago when I was at the GLUE Conference, I talked with a guy named Tom Chikoore. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founder of Filtrbox (sold to Jive Software) and a TechStars alum. His current company, Motion Nexus, is aiming to make the Kinect an integral part of our lives away...
Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser
2012: The Year For Change In Online Sports Streaming

Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

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Editor’s note: Charley Moore is a lawyer and the founder of online legal service Rocket Lawyer. Congratulations Facebook! You have made history and changed the world. So, here are some thoughts from one of your biggest fans. Like the rest of the planet, I love Facebook and use it every...
Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

Does Citibank Suffer From Homophobia Or Just A General Dislike For Startups?

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I just finished reading a very unsettling blog post by serial entrepreneur Jason Goldberg, whose new startup fabulis has apparently had its bank account blocked by Citibank over posting “objectionable content” on its company blog, at least according to a bank employee he spoke to on the phone. Fabulis is...
Does Citibank Suffer From Homophobia Or Just A General Dislike For Startups?

Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More

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Strikingly similar to U.S. startup Manpacks, Turkey’s Erkek Paketi offers a subscription e-commerce service that delivers mens underwear, socks, t-shirts, shaving products and condoms on a monthly, two monthly or three monthly schedule. Like its North American inspiration, it’s tapping into the preconception that men don’t enjoy shopping — at...
Erkek Paketi Wants To Be The 'Manpacks Of Turkey' With Subscription Service For Mens Socks, Underwear & More

EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal

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It’s not easy for a $63 billion company to make a successful pivot, but if eBay manages to pull it off, it will be one for the history books. The e-commerce giant has been shifting focus from being primarily a marketplace to a mobile commerce giant with a dash of...
EBay Battles Back With Mobile, Local, Personalization, And A More Streamlined PayPal

Exclusive: Eric Lefkofsky's First Interview As Groupon's CEO

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The chairman and cofounder of the beleaguered company defends daily deals, opens up about its problems, and tries to redefine the service as a next-generation Costco. Where was Groupon chairman and cofounder Eric Lefkosky when then-CEO Andrew Mason got fired on February 28? On a two-month sabbatical in Southeast...
Exclusive: Eric Lefkofsky's First Interview As Groupon's CEO

A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)

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While being Interviewed for a Japanese TV program, a Foxconn recruiter let it slip that the iPhone 5 comes out in June, reports Apple Insider. A woman asked the recruiter recruiter how many new employees the company is aims to hire. "We're looking for 18,000 employees…for the fifth-generation phone,"...
A Foxconn Recruiter Reveals The iPhone 5 Release Date (AAPL)
K9 Ventures digs for $40 million bone

Xero nabs $49m from Peter Thiel, Matrix Capital to rival Quickbooks and help companies manage finances

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Small business accounting software Xero has raised $49 million from Valar Ventures (backed by Peter Thiel) and Matrix Capital to help further its goal of helping companies with their finances. With the investment, this is the third time Thiel has backed the company. Xero is the small business version of...
Xero nabs $49m from Peter Thiel, Matrix Capital to rival Quickbooks and help companies manage finances
Why too many startups (er) suck

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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According to sources, well-know New York techie Chris Dixon is in the final stages of discussions to become a partner at the high-profile Silicon Valley venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. While the deal is not yet complete, Dixon seems likely to become the firm’s latest addition. It’s not clear what...
New York Techie Chris Dixon in Talks to be Next Partner at Andreessen Horowitz

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

TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HR

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Everyone hates the annual employee or management review process: Most employee reviews are done annually, and so it’s difficult to figure out what’s going on in an organization and any given point. Not to mention, annual performance reviews are a huge, time-consuming pain in the ass. Enter TinyHR’s TinyPulse, which...
TinyHR Launches TinyPulse To Help Employers Keep Their Fingers On The Pulse Of HR

Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

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Ms. Hu (lark.com) Imagine that you invented this really cool wristband alarm clock, and you think it could be a real 'disruptive' technology. You spend months mocking up a presentation to give to investors at TechCrunch Disrupt, but on the morning of your demo, rich assholes incapable of summoning empathy...
Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

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Can’t say I get excited when I hear about a new photo-sharing app. The market is flooded. Plus, I’m lazy, and don’t feel like investing time and energy into yet another new app. Serial entrepreneur Brenden Mulligan wants to convince me to feel otherwise. Not by changing my laziness, but...
Cluster App Aims at Better Photo Curation (Especially for the Lazy)

Startup Founders Share Their Inspirational Heros

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Who's your hero? Who do you want to emulate, and why? To find out who inspires startup founders to create and grow their companies, we asked eight successful young entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) about the individuals that they looked to emulate in their businesses and their lives....
Startup Founders Share Their Inspirational Heros

Funding Daily: Let's start the show

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This Monday morning, we opened our inboxes to find a whole boatload of manic-sounding funding announcements sent by twitchy PR people. Seems like every hopped-up investor and his mom threw money at some startup or other — but don’t worry, we had our police scanner set to “stun” and...
Funding Daily: Let's start the show
Brenda Spoonemore: 'A biz dev playbook for startups'
Say hello to the latest MobileBeat 2012 speakers

Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

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The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneurs to take part in the intensive caffeine-fuelled event, at University College London — kicking off...
Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend
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