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Reporters' Roundtable: JOBS Act makes crowdfunding the law

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How the JOBS Act will change the rules for Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors, with prospectives from guests George Zachary, Chance Barnett, and Tim Rowe. [Read more]...
Reporters' Roundtable: JOBS Act makes crowdfunding the law

The Smart People Can Denounce Bravo's Silicon Valley All They Want. The Wantrapreneur Douchebags Will Still Love It.

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“Oh my God I am sick of hearing about this stupid show!” my nanny just screamed slamming her iPhone down on the table when I walked past her to get more coffee. “This is all people keep asking me about. People need to understand that this does not reflect reality....
The Smart People Can Denounce Bravo's Silicon Valley All They Want. The Wantrapreneur Douchebags Will Still Love It.

Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Philanthropic Move

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In a big philanthropic statement, venture-capital firm Andreessen Horowitz said its six general partners intend to donate at least half of all their lifetime venture-capital earnings to charity. Associated Press Marc Andreessen, left, and his longtime business partner Ben Horowitz, who founded their own venture firm in 2009. To kick...
Andreessen Horowitz Makes a Philanthropic Move
Ready to Rumble or Make Nice? Activist Shareholder Daniel Loeb Could Strike Sooner Than Yahoo Thinks

Mike Maples Talks Venture Capital And Thunder Lizards

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Venture Capitalist Mike Maples gave a talk last week at the Future Of Funding event in Silicon Valley put on by Adeo Ressi. The talk is highly entertaining and thought provoking. He argues against the notion that startups that want to have a huge exit need to raise big money,...
Mike Maples Talks Venture Capital And Thunder Lizards

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pokes his way into politics

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Why is the Facebook billionaire entering the political fray with a group of other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs? And will it mark the start of a new career for Zuck?Age: 28.Appearance: Likely programmer. Unlikely billionaire.This is the Facebook guy, right? That's him. Mark "Zuck" Zuckerberg, chairman and CEO of Facebook, Inc,...
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg pokes his way into politics
Genocide refugee, CEO, and astronaut-to-be gives back to Africa with accelerator
Startups: Money Orgies: Investors Who Love Them, and Entrepreneurs Who Don’t

Tech Hub Envy, or why you should stop trying to be Silicon Valley

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Is Silicon Valley still the one tech hub to rule them all? And will it remain so in the future? Techcrunch just posted some intruiging new research from the Startup Genome project on the world’s top tech hubs and their defining characteristics. A post of this kind is bound to...
Tech Hub Envy, or why you should stop trying to be Silicon Valley

Obama's Still Clobbering Romney In Silicon Valley — But Romney's Picking Up Some Support

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Presidential candidate Barack Obama, his Blackberry always close at hand, was the darling of the technology world and it rewarded him with generous donations to his 2008 campaign. Although he is still raising far more money there than current Republican rival Mitt Romney, Obama in 2012 is finding Silicon Valley...
Obama's Still Clobbering Romney In Silicon Valley — But Romney's Picking Up Some Support
U.S. Education Secretary's stern challenge to entrepreneurs: 'We have so far to go'

Former Wired Editor Thomas Goetz Takes EIR Role At Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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Thomas Goetz, the former executive editor at Wired Magazine who stepped down after more than a decade at the trailblazing tech publication late last year (weeks after the departure of longtime Wired chief editor Chris Anderson), will announce today that he has taken on two new roles — keeping one...
Former Wired Editor Thomas Goetz Takes EIR Role At Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Watch Live: SpaceX Docks at International Space Station (+ Profile of Founder Elon Musk)

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Tonight, starting at 11pm PT, the SpaceX capsule Dragon will rendezvous with the International Space Station for the first time. It's streaming live on UStream and you can watch it here. To prepare you for this historic event, we've profiled the stellar career so far of SpaceX founder Elon Mask....
Watch Live: SpaceX Docks at International Space Station (+ Profile of Founder Elon Musk)

Bijoy Goswami Doesn't Want Austin To Be The Next Silicon Valley

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Bijoy Goswami is a fascinating man. Born in India, the entrepreneurial evangelist lived in Taiwan, Hong Kong and the U.S. before attending Stanford University. Now, and for the last 15 years or so, he lives in Austin, TX, and we were fortunate to have him speak at the TC...
Bijoy Goswami Doesn't Want Austin To Be The Next Silicon Valley

You, A Rocket Scientist?

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About four years ago, Ariel Waldman was home watching a documentary called When We Left Earth, about the early days of NASA. It was a revelation: "When they were forming NASA, there were all these people working there who really had no idea what they were doing. They had no...
You, A Rocket Scientist?
Mobile: Instagram Use Is Exploding

How “The Hacker Way” helped propel Facebook to market dominance

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Read more about Facebook Facebook files its S-1 (Read full filing) Facebook says “mobile” is big risk — starting with Android and iOS Mark Zuckerberg owns 28.2% of Facebook, Peter Thiel has 2.5% Facebook’s monster mobile numbers: Over 425M users How Zuckerberg wrested control of Facebook from his shareholders...
How “The Hacker Way” helped propel Facebook to market dominance

CALIFORNIA SCREWS SILICON VALLEY: Entrepreneurs And Angels Socked With Absurd Retroactive Tax

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As a way of encouraging entrepreneurs and investors to start companies in California, the state has long offered a tax deduction for those who start, invest in, and eventually sell companies. This tax deduction allowed entrepreneurs and angels to exclude 50% of any gain on the sale of "Qualified Small...
CALIFORNIA SCREWS SILICON VALLEY: Entrepreneurs And Angels Socked With Absurd Retroactive Tax
Get funded on Google+: Silicon Valley VCs holding hangouts

Breakthrough Prize announced by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

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Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Sergey Brin of Google and venture capitalist Yuri Milner set up foundation to reward excellence in life sciences with 11 individual prizes of $3mThe Silicon Valley aristocrats Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin and Yuri Milner have jointly established the most lucrative annual prize in the history of...
Breakthrough Prize announced by Silicon Valley entrepreneurs

For Jack Dorsey, anyone can be a founder or have a "founding moment"

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Plenty of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs might look to Twitter co-founder and Square CEO Jack Dorsey as a model for founder success. But Dorsey? He looks to a different kind of founder — the Founding Fathers — to help understand success. “An idea can change the course of the company. It...
For Jack Dorsey, anyone can be a founder or have a "founding moment"

VIDEO: Communal living in Silicon Valley

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Entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley are increasingly choosing to live communally in 'start-up houses' where you can get connections and access to workshops and investors....
VIDEO: Communal living in Silicon Valley

12 Ways Ironman Training Made This Guy A Better Entrepreneur

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Many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs train for big athletic events -- it's part of their competitive nature. David Feinleib, co-founder of five startups and a Silicon Valley venture capitalist, is a classic example. He has been training for an Ironman event over the last seven months. The Ironman Triathlon includes a 2.4-mile...
12 Ways Ironman Training Made This Guy A Better Entrepreneur
Keen On... Peter Hirshberg: Why Smart Entrepreneurs Should Care About Smart Cities
According to Harvard, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs need to be a lot nicer

David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

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David Eun once led Google and YouTube’s partnerships with media companies, turning their sometimes adversarial relationships into licensing deals. These days, he’s doing something similar, but from the hardware side of the business. As EVP of Samsung’s Open Innovation Center, Eun is charged with developing new digital content and services...
David Eun on Samsung's Silicon Valley Invasion

Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto

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While it is one of the largest consumer electronics and mobile companies in the world, Korean’s Samsung has a relatively quiet profile in Silicon Valley. In fact, while it has had a longtime facility in San Jose for two decades, its execs are not well known to many except...
Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto
How The Most Ambitious Auto Venture In A Century Nearly Collapsed And Then Came Back From The Dead (TSLA)

This Startup Defines One Of The Biggest Trends In Silicon Valley

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There's a slow phase shift in Silicon Valley. Entrepreneurs are focusing on physical products more than ever before. "There's a deep hunger to create products you can actually hold in your hands," says Michael Del Ponte, a serial entrepreneur who just launched a new company today, Soma Water. "When I...
This Startup Defines One Of The Biggest Trends In Silicon Valley

Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage

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We’re very excited to announce that Joe Lonsdale, co-founder of Palantir and Addepar, has been added to our roster of Disrupt speakers. After an intern stint at PayPal intern, Lonsdale shook up Silicon Valley twice in a row with the aforementioned companies and he now invests and advises startups through...
Joe Lonsdale To Take The Disrupt NY Stage
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