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Ron Conway Makes It Clear That SV Angel Is David Lee’s Fund (And It Might Be Raising Another $400M)
Twitter tops 140M active users, sees 340M tweets a day

6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

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Guest author Anthony Smith is CEO of Insightly. You may have read a lot of articles last year about why the so-called "freemium" model doesn't work for most consumer-oriented companies. And it's true; offering a base-level product for free to gain visibility and marketshare and then converting a subset of...
6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

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We all have those moments throughout the day. We’re on task, full steam ahead on a project and we blink…and we’re on reddit for an hour. Staying productive and keeping our level of forward progress high throughout the day can be one of the hardest things for us to do....
This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

Advengers Assemble! Facebook Gathers Creative Council Of Agency Execs To Advise On Product

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If Facebook is going to get its share price above water, it needs the support the ad agencies. So today it announced the Creative Council — 14 agency execs that will provide advice, and Studio Edge, a suite of new marketing education tutorials. The Creative Council will be a “sounding board...
Advengers Assemble! Facebook Gathers Creative Council Of Agency Execs To Advise On Product

PostCrunch

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Monday was my last day at TechCrunch, after more than four years and 4,000 posts. This blog is my new home on the Web. I’m keeping it simple. Just a WordPress blog where I will write about startups, technology, and media. This is a personal blog. It is not a...
PostCrunch

Windows 8: Not your idea

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With the Consumer Preview (beta) of Windows 8 set to be unveiled (and likely distributed) on February 29th, talk abounds concerning the upcoming operating system. On NeoWin, a trusted source of Microsoft news and also a sounding board for the larger Microsoft fan community, a question was asked today: “I’m...
Windows 8: Not your idea

EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative

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EXEC is a startup that helps anyone find local, part-time help with errands, tasks and other jobs, a bit like Taskrabbit. Now, the company has announced #execfounders, a charity initiative that lets you rent a tech company founder. Yes, you read that right. You can rent time with 5 different...
EXEC now lets you rent a tech founder with its #execfounders charity initiative
Meet Mike Rothenberg, The 27-Year-Old Whose Seed Fund Could Be The Best Bang For Your Cap Table Buck

Google chief to meet Cameron after tax row

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Meeting follows row over Google's tax affairs but No10 denies multinational tax arrangements are on agendaGoogle executive chairman Eric Schmidt will meet David Cameron next week, just days after the internet giant was mauled by a Commons committee over its tax affairs, it has emerged.Downing Street confirmed that Schmidt is...
Google chief to meet Cameron after tax row

Talk To This Startup Founder (And Others) For Only $100 An Hour

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Exec, a personal assistant service with lets entrepreneurs outsource tasks, is offering a special on Saturday to let people buy advice from founders. It costs $100 an hour to chat to a select number of founders via phone or Skype. The founders participating in this won't pocket the money...
Talk To This Startup Founder (And Others) For Only $100 An Hour

Reporters Without Borders urges Twitter to reverse its decision to censor tweets

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Yesterday, Twitter announced that it would be censoring tweets moving forward, based on laws where the tweet originated from. Along with the hashtag streams of #TwitterCensored and #TwitterBlackout, which are comprised of tweets outside of the United States sharing displeasure for the recent announcement from Twitter. Among those displeased is...
Reporters Without Borders urges Twitter to reverse its decision to censor tweets
Apple chairman Arthur D. Levinson talks Steve Jobs, life at Apple since his passing, and board's role to 'hire and fire the CEO'
Stained Glass Labs Launches As A Wearable Computing Startup Incubator

Ding Dong, Google Places Is Dead; Meet Google+ Local Instead

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Google+ Local (via screencap) And so Google’s acquisition of Zagat finally bears fruit: Your parents’ favorite dining guide is now the backbone of Google+ Local, which is replacing Google Places. So SoMoLo. Here’s the deal: Users can still write reviews. The integration with Zagat means those reviews will now be...
Ding Dong, Google Places Is Dead; Meet Google+ Local Instead

Apple Chairman Art Levinson Speaks About Life Without Steve Jobs

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Apple Chairman and longtime board member Art Levinson spoke Tuesday afternoon at Stanford's Graduate School of Business, including participating in a Q&A with Stanford students. Fortune published selected portions of the talk. On Tuesday, he said that Jobs's absence remains tough to ignore even as the company has continued introducing...
Apple Chairman Art Levinson Speaks About Life Without Steve Jobs
Quick-Thinking Netizen Builds Simple Site To Stop A Boston Marathon "Conspiracy Theory Kook"

Want To Rent A Founder? Justin Kan’s Exec Is Making That Happen (For Charity)

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Justin Kan is a busy guy. The serial entrepreneur is best known as the founder of Justin.tv, the online community that lets users broadcast, watch, and interact around video. Last year, he and team spun-off Twitch.tv, a gaming-focused version of the video streaming site, and the fast-growing Socialcam, which is...
Want To Rent A Founder? Justin Kan’s Exec Is Making That Happen (For Charity)

Would You "Rent" a Startup Founder? For Charity?

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Have you ever wanted to get first-hand advice from the founder of a successful startup? Or at least get to shoot the breeze for a while and get a sense of what they've been through and what awaits you? Of course, right? But would you pay for the privilege of...
Would You "Rent" a Startup Founder? For Charity?
Why Romotive returned to Kickstarter to release version 2.0 of its "robot for everyone"

How A Car Crash Changed Vishal Sikka And The Direction Of SAP

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It’s a rare fall rainy day in Palo Alto and SAP Executive Board Member Dr. Vishal Sikka is as sick as a dog. It’s less than a week until SAP Sapphire in Madrid and the community around him are like a worrying family. I had told them that it is...
How A Car Crash Changed Vishal Sikka And The Direction Of SAP
Startups and the gray-haired chairman
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