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Mary Meeker highlights US immigration hypocrisy

Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

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Gaming is changing fast these days, especially in the browser. Sure, social games are great and everything, but there’s always been a sense that, as browser-based technologies mature, the opportunities that present themselves will make casual social, Facebook-only gaming look crayon scrawl. Inherently, one of the best parts of gaming...
Game Closure Turns Down Facebook & Zynga To Raise $12M For HTML5 Mobile Gaming

One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

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Stanford University has a lot of smart people. But the school's nickname is dumb: the Stanford Cardinal. As in the color red. How unimaginative. Here's a better idea: the Stanford Entrepreneurs. Yes, harder to fit on a souvenir coffee mug but a much more accurate handle. A recent study by...
One University To Rule Them All: Stanford Tops Startup List

Google's Very First Employee, Craig Silverstein -- Technically, No. 3 -- Leaving

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Google’s very first employee, Craig Silverstein, is leaving the company to join the high-profile online learning phenom, Kahn Academy. News of the departure first appeared yesterday in a line in a newsletter on education-tech entrepreneurship EdSurge and the search giant confirmed it to me. Silverstein, who was actually Google’s...
Google's Very First Employee, Craig Silverstein -- Technically, No. 3 -- Leaving

Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

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“No other University in the world has so profoundly shaped our modern age,” New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today in his commencement speech at Stanford University. Bloomberg’s speech was relevant to both the tech and Stanford communities, and often self serving, as he touched on entrepreneurship, immigration reform, and marriage...
Mayor Bloomberg Tells Stanford Graduates To Go To NYC For Tech

Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program

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Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers announced today the 12 college students who have been admitted into its Design Fellows program. This is the first batch for this program and each individual has been paired with one of the firm’s portfolio companies where they’ll gain experience and relationships...
Kleiner Perkins names the 12 college student participants of its inaugural Design Fellows program
CircleMe Lets You Plant – And Find – Virtual Items On Locations

Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

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Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our D10 interview with its president), but the school itself is now throwing its weight behind the open-source, not-for-profit edX platform, which was founded last year by Harvard and MIT. This is more complicated than you might think it would...
Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

Explicit consent becomes mandatory with latest 'do not track' proposal, backs Microsoft into the corner

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Remember how Microsoft said it'd enable the "do not track" feature by default for all users of Internet Explorer 10? Well, it's not likely to happen -- at least from the looks of things. The move caused more than an uproar in the advertising industry, which had agreed to...
Explicit consent becomes mandatory with latest 'do not track' proposal, backs Microsoft into the corner

8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

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Spotting the future is an art. We asked eight of our favorite visionaries for their techniques.Click the names in the boxes below to see how they do it. Paul SaffoA longtime technology forecaster, Saffo is a managing director at the Silicon Valley investment research firm Discern. Formerly the director...
8 Visionaries on How They Spot the Future

Research | Researchers Set Record With 1 Million Core Calculation

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Hadoop? Yes, the popular open source platform can crunch Big Data. But we're talking Really Big Data. At Stanford University in Northern California, researchers just tapped into the world's largest supercomputer and ran an application that crunched information across more ......
Research | Researchers Set Record With 1 Million Core Calculation
Silicon Valley VCs predict 2013 trends: Space, robots, self-driving cars

Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees

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Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of visionary Apple co-founder and CEO, the late Steve Jobs, is joining the board of trustees of Stanford University. She has been elected for a five-year term that will begin on October 1. The move continues her association with educational policy as well as Stanford — she...
Laurene Powell Jobs, Widow Of Steve Jobs, Is Joining Stanford University's Board Of Trustees
Glogou Launches New Tools To Help Businesses Build Their Online Presence (And Ad Campaigns) In China

Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

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Video conferencing has been an overlooked environment, left to by the wayside to run in closed environments over proprietary software. But there’s a need for an intuitive platform to host video conferences irrespective of the branded programs a user is running. Blue Jeans has gotten the model right – and...
Blue Jeans: 1 Year Old, 250K Users and Another $25M in the Bank

Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

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As I had reported last fall she might, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has officially joined the board of Jawbone, the high-profile wireless gadget maker whose nifty products include Jawbone wireless headsets, Jambox speakers and the Up personal fitness wristbands, according to sources at the Silicon Valley Internet giant. Mayer...
Exclusive: Yahoo's Marissa Mayer Officially Joins Jawbone Board

Our first-ever Google Journalism Fellowship winners

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More than 2,300 students from across the globe applied for the first Google Journalism Fellowship. The interest the Fellowship attracted clearly demonstrates the need for these types of opportunities, especially as the worlds of journalism and technology increasingly become one. The students who have been picked for the 10-week program...
Our first-ever Google Journalism Fellowship winners

Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

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Sutter Hill Ventures has added two new directors from Twitter and Juniper Networks — a move that speaks to the next big focus in investment — enterprise IT and its integration with consumer technologies. Stefan Dyckerhoff joins Sutter from Juniper Network Systems where he worked as executive vice president of...
Senior Twitter and Juniper Executives Join VC Firm Sutter Hill As Managing Directors

Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

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What if political candidates could see the public’s reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they’re on stage? That’s the future laid out at today’s Stanford University Future Of Media Conference by Twitter’s Director of Content and Programming Chloe Sladden. If candidates saw tweets that they were dodging a...
Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy
Mark Zuckerberg To Speak Tomorrow At Y Combinator Startup School

These Former Frat Guys Still Live Like Frat Guys And Make Software For Frat Guys

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It's perfectly normal to bootstrap your startup and have all of your employees work and sleep in one house, like one big happy family. Mark Zuckerberg ran Facebook out of a house in Palo Alto. And even he liked to go to Stanford University to check out frat parties....
These Former Frat Guys Still Live Like Frat Guys And Make Software For Frat Guys
Identified doesn’t want to be your father’s job site
FACEBOOK IN FLUX: A Hacker Haven's Nonstop Reinvention (FB)

Will the world’s greatest startup machine ever stall?

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Not likely. Through boom and bust alike, Stanford University has nurtured some of the most disruptive innovations in business and technology. President John Hennessy told Fortune why — and how. FORTUNE — When John Hennessy became the tenth president of Stanford University in 2000, Silicon Valley was at the height...
Will the world’s greatest startup machine ever stall?

Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

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A new milestone for Apple’s iTunes U, the company’s vast catalog of lectures from colleges and universities around the world. Apple said Thursday that since it debuted in 2007, iTunes U has served up more than one billion downloads. That’s a nice big number (Stanford University alone has seen more...
Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

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If you’ve ever found yourself at a panel of academics, you know the drill: Really smart people, differing viewpoints, respectful bickering, free sandwiches, aaaand scene. That said, at a panel yesterday on the campus of Stanford University’s Law School, the disagreements were actually few and far between. Three panelists...
Google, Government Reps Warn Against Internet Regulation Summit

Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence

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Bloomberg Businessweek publishes a cover story on the ongoing patent war between Apple and Android, outlining the history of the disputes between Apple and Android manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung and Motorola. The report notes that Apple has actually experienced only limited success in its legal efforts, suggesting that Steve...
Apple's Patent War Against Android May Lead to Settlements Under Tim Cook's Influence

Google Is Trying To Create A Human Brain Using 16,000 Computers (GOOG)

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Here's the latest project from Google's ultra-secret Google X Labs, where Google works on fringe technology projects like self-driving cars and computerized glasses: learning how to find cats in YouTube videos. Google X is developing a huge network of computers that are able to learn on their own what is...
Google Is Trying To Create A Human Brain Using 16,000 Computers (GOOG)

The Right-Hand Man Of Steve Jobs Has Broken His Silence (AAPL)

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James Higa, a former Apple vice president who describes his job there as "special ops for Steve"--Steve Jobs, that is--recently gave an interview to Lifestyles, a philanthropy magazine. The issue is out now, and the author, Darren Gluckman, has posted a copy of the profile, titled "iJames," online. Higa reveals...
The Right-Hand Man Of Steve Jobs Has Broken His Silence (AAPL)

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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