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In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored

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Editor’s note: Adam Rodnitzky is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Favo.rs. He programmed his first startup using ColdFusion in 1999. Rodnitzky is based in San Francisco, and you can follow him on Twitter @rodtwitzky. The entrepreneurial world loves nothing like a good meme. One of the more recent ones making the rounds from...
In The Future, The Business Founder Will Not Be Ignored

Nanoshells trap light for more efficient solar panels

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Scientists at Stanford are hard at work trying to improve the efficiency and durability of solar panels -- two key factors that have kept the Sun from becoming a more popular source of energy. Their latest effort involves nanocrystalline-silicon, a material that has proven resilient and highly conductive, but...
Nanoshells trap light for more efficient solar panels

Ageism And Startups: If You're Over 30, Are You Too Old?

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Inc Magazine's staff is writing a new book, Breakthrough Entrepreneurship: The Proven Framework for Building Brilliant New Ventures. While conducting research, Inc ran into ageism.  VCs, they found, tend to think entrepreneurs over 30 aren't good investments. Investors gave five reasons why they prefer younger founders: The best tech...
Ageism And Startups: If You're Over 30, Are You Too Old?

The Pivot: The Moment Where Startups Change or Die

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The software venture that switched to a dog-walking service. The dating site that morphed to data storage. The e-commerce play that transformed itself to make board games. We’ve seen them all. Actually, we’re lying. We just made them up. But you get the picture: There are times in the life...
The Pivot: The Moment Where Startups Change or Die

Earlybird’s $100m will fund Berlin’s ‘antisocial’ movement

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A common complaint in Berlin that the scene has plenty of hype but not enough in the way of local investment. Well, here comes something big. Earlybird, the VC that moved all its operations to the city last year in response to the frenzy of activity there, has just announced...
Earlybird’s $100m will fund Berlin’s ‘antisocial’ movement

The Next Billion-Dollar Startup Will Address a Basic Human Need

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How do you build the next billion-dollar company? Easy. Think of a basic human need and put it online. “I had this stupidly simple observation that maybe everyone else under 30 has already had,“ says Steve Blank. “And the big observation is that we talk about social networking and...
The Next Billion-Dollar Startup Will Address a Basic Human Need

Move Over Harvard and MIT, Stanford Has the Real “Revolution in Education”

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Lectures are often the least educational aspect of college; I know, I’ve taught college seniors and witnessed how little students learn during their four years in higher education. So, while it’s noble that MIT and Harvard are opening their otherwise exclusive lecture content to the public with EdX, hanging a...
Move Over Harvard and MIT, Stanford Has the Real “Revolution in Education”
“Why I Declined An Offer To Work At Instagram” Via Quora
Bye bye coolest dorm ever, Berkeley can’t handle your automated lights

Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

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Kevin Systrom is the cofounder and CEO of Instagram, which Facebook just acquired for $1 billion. Reports say Systrom will make $400 million in the deal. Instagram is a photo-sharing app that launched just a couple years ago, and already has 30 million users. We'd love to talk to...
Meet The 28-Year-Old Who Made $400 Million Today

Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

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Mark Zuckerberg’s pre-Facebook project was a peer-to-peer file sharing service called Wirehog, and with today’s rollout of college collaboration tool “Groups For Schools”, Facebook lets students share un-copyrighted files up to 25mb. Soon all US colleges and then those around the world will be able to create groups for dorms, classes,...
Facebook Allows File Sharing With Rollout Of .Edu-Exclusive “Groups For Schools”

Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

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Today a “journalist” (Dan Lyons) says I have been hitting up VCs to start my own fund. Really? I didn’t know that! For the record, I’m not raising a fund. This article is NOT accurate. But, it sure comes up in conversation a lot. At two events tonight it came...
Scoble: hit man of Silicon Valley?

Become a Google power searcher

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You may already be familiar with some shortcuts for Google Search, like using the search box as a calculator or finding local movie showtimes by typing [movies] and your zip code. But there are many more tips, tricks and tactics you can use to find exactly what you’re looking for,...
Become a Google power searcher

Gaming can inspire healthy behavior, study shows

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Researchers out of Stanford and HopeLab find that Re-Mission, a video game that involves killing cancer cells, activates parts of the brain involved in motivation. [Read more]...
Gaming can inspire healthy behavior, study shows
Recruiting Rules Everything Around You

How to run a successful research lab without having a lab

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At the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Atul Butte gave a talk entitled, "Translational Medical Discoveries Through Data Transparency and Reuse." It could just as easily been called "how to run a successful research lab without having a lab." Butte, who is faculty at...
How to run a successful research lab without having a lab

Scientists use metal and silicon to create invisibility cloak (no, you can't wear it)

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In the quest to achieve that much-desired invisibility cloak, scientists have redirected light, used heat monitoring and even gone underwater -- with varying degrees of success. The latest attempt at this optical illusion is from engineers at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania, who have developed a device that...
Scientists use metal and silicon to create invisibility cloak (no, you can't wear it)

Samsung announces white Galaxy Nexus, available February 13th in the UK

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We already knew the Galaxy Nexus would be available in white, but on Monday Samsung made the device official. The white handset will arrive in the United Kingdom on February 13th featuring the same internals as its black counterpart. “After much speculation, we are pleased to announce the availability...
Samsung announces white Galaxy Nexus, available February 13th in the UK

Solving College With Big Data

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College is stuck in the past, and tech is always trying to tow it out of the mud. The trick is finding a solution that provides more access to higher education, improves the learning experience, and enables future improvement, instead of miring college in some company's proprietary system. Coursera...
Solving College With Big Data

"Yes, Keep Moving": Marissa Mayer's First Memo to Yahoos (Natch!)

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While I might abandon my internal memo-quest at Yahoo at some point soon, I wanted to make sure to post the very first one from newly installed — and extraordinarily well-paid — CEO Marissa Mayer. “You are doing important work — please don’t stop,” the former Google exec wrote...
"Yes, Keep Moving": Marissa Mayer's First Memo to Yahoos (Natch!)

How Do Credentials Change As Education Goes Online? Stanford and Khan Academy Respond (Video)

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Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy Founder Salman Khan are coming at online education from very different angles — as an elite institution being shaken up by experiments, and as an widely loved upstart that’s increasingly being used in traditional schools. In conversation with Walt Mossberg at D10, Hennessy...
How Do Credentials Change As Education Goes Online? Stanford and Khan Academy Respond (Video)

DREAM JOB ALERT: Google Is Looking For A Doodler (GOOG)

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Google is hiring a "Doodler" to illustrate all of those cool Google logos for special days of the year. This sounds like a really awesome job. You make some illustrations every now and again. The rest of the time you eat free Google food and get free Google haircuts. (See:...
DREAM JOB ALERT: Google Is Looking For A Doodler (GOOG)
Why Instagram's Kevin Systrom Couldn't Refuse Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg Twice
Why Zipcar is tapping the college market

Stanford, Open University surpass 50M downloads on iTunes U

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Two content iTunes U content providers both crossed the 50 million download mark, with Stanford reaching the milestone in March followed by Europe-based Open University....
Stanford, Open University surpass 50M downloads on iTunes U
SV Angel Also Buying Up Foursquare Stock. Dennis Crowley Emerges As Big-Company CEO

∞ Stanford, Open University reach 50 million downloads on iTunes U

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Two of Apple’s university partners reached significant milestones this month on the company’s free education service, iTunes U. Both Stanford and Open University reached 50 million downloads of their respective content. [...]...
∞ Stanford, Open University reach 50 million downloads on iTunes U

Kevin Systrom First Turned Down Facebook — Now Mark Zuckerberg Bought Him For $1 Billion

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When Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom was at Stanford, he was approached by Mark Zuckerberg to join Facebook. That was back in 2004, when the company was just getting off the ground. "Unfortunately, I decided I wanted to stay in school, and that's one of those decisions that I look...
Kevin Systrom First Turned Down Facebook — Now Mark Zuckerberg Bought Him For $1 Billion

Get inspired by General Assembly’s new video series: Stop Talking. Start Making.

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General Assembly, one of the 5 coolest coworking spaces in New York City, has long offered an impressive set of classes to its community. And in part a promotion for GA’s brand-new online program, Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship, the team has created a truly impressive video series. The series, wisely named Stop Talking. Start Making,...
Get inspired by General Assembly’s new video series: Stop Talking. Start Making.

Mobento Debuts Search Service That Finds The Spoken Words In Videos

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Flashback to 2006, but we’re trying to solve the challenge of searching and indexing the audio in videos again. Case in point: TechCrunch Disrupt finalist Koemei, for example. Another new one hitting the startup scene today: Mobento, a company which not only finds videos where words you search for are spoken,...
Mobento Debuts Search Service That Finds The Spoken Words In Videos
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