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Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

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AngelList, the matchmaking site for start-ups and investors, facilitates all sorts of early stage technology funding deals. But the site is free and mostly open, so it often doesn’t get formal recognition for its role. Today AngelList announced that start-ups had raised $12 million on AngelList in the past 30...
AngelList Now Matching Start-Ups With as Much as $12M Funding and 100 New Hires Per Month

Facebook IPO Jackpot: What Everyone is Worth on Paper

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We can finally estimate how much Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his fellow shareholders are worth. The social network set the stock-price range for its IPO at $28 to $35, meaning it’s shooting for a valuation as high as $94 billion. Here are the shareholders holding more than a $1...
Facebook IPO Jackpot: What Everyone is Worth on Paper

Irish Times learns from its start-up incubator winner, finalists

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Back in August, we reported how the 153-year-old The Irish Times was endeavouring to get closer to tech companies by hosting five start-ups for eight weeks. Now the publishers says GetBulb, a web service that lets users make data-driven infographics, has won its Irish Times Digital Challenge. GetBulb wins a...
Irish Times learns from its start-up incubator winner, finalists

The Coolest Things MIT Sloan Students Are Doing This Summer

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A few months ago we featured a day-in-the-life profile of Kendall Herbst, a first-year student at MIT Sloan's School of Management. We recently caught up with her again, and she offered to share with us some of the coolest internships her peers landed for this summer. "In the fall, banking...
The Coolest Things MIT Sloan Students Are Doing This Summer

In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

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Come join Inside Network and SmartRecruiters in November for happy hour. Our “Network, Get Work” event brings together job seekers and companies in the social media and tech industry. Whether you’re interested in joining tech start-ups or global firms in the Bay Area, recruiting for top social media talent, or...
In Two Weeks: Inside Network and SmartRecruiters' Network Get Work happy hour

Social Sports Game Start-Up Scores Funding From Drew Brees, Others

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As social gaming continues to evolve on Facebook, companies are beginning to look beyond the very successful — yet tapped out — stay-at-home female demographic. One new area that start-ups are flocking to exploits the exact opposite: men and their love for sports. “We are about guys and sports and...
Social Sports Game Start-Up Scores Funding From Drew Brees, Others

Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

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The Silicon Milkroundabout jobs fair is set to return with its Autumn event in November. 130 tech startups will be hiring with an expected 3,000 developers, product managers and designers present over the two-day event. Over the past three events the London-based jobs fair attracted over four thousand job seekers...
Silicon Milkroundabout tech job fair returns with its Autumn event in London

Online Education for Boomers

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Colleges, start-ups and nonprofits are rushing to tap a mix of Web services and software to open online educational ventures. One Silicon Valley start-up is teaming with UCLA to reach baby boomers looking to upgrade their skills....
Online Education for Boomers

Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

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Culture secretary firms up high-speed targets after critical Lords report but Labour attacks plans for favouring speed over accessThe UK will have the fastest broadband network of any major European country by 2015, the culture secretary, Jeremy Hunt, has pledged.The commitment marks a firming up of the government's original target...
Jeremy Hunt pledges fastest broadband network in Europe by 2015

Olympic 2012 media centre to become hi-tech hub

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iCity chosen to turn site near Stratford into offices, data centre, TV studio and hi-tech production facilitiesOnce the games are over, the Olympic media centre near Stratford is set to be transformed into a technology hub - extending east London's 'Silicon Roundabout' from Old Street where thousands of tech start-ups...
Olympic 2012 media centre to become hi-tech hub

Investors Cool on Foursquare

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Some social media start-ups are finding investors a lot less friendly in the wake of Facebook Inc.’s messy initial public offering. A few months before Facebook went public in May, venture capital firm Spark Capital Partners LLC bought $30 million of Foursquare Labs Inc. stock from the start-up’s employees in...
Investors Cool on Foursquare

Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

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Rackspace US has acquired SharePoint911, one of the leading consultants on Microsoft SharePoint, and will add SharePoint hosting and consulting services to its cloud, VentureWire has learned. Agence France-Presse/Getty Images Terms of the acquisition are not disclosed, although they are not material to Rackspace. The deal is expected to boost...
Rackspace Buys Up SharePoint911 To Gird For Cloud Fight

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

Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

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I recently had lunch with Mark Leslie, a successful entrepreneur and CEO, who now teaches at Stanford and works with startups, often as a board member. He told me about a paper he and a colleague published in Harvard Business Review called The Sales Learning Curve. I read the paper...
Revenue Traction Doesn't Mean Product Market Fit

Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

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Luke Beatty, the founder of Associated Content, has been named managing director of TechStars’ Boulder, Colo. program. Beatty, who had been an entrepreneur in residence at the start-up accelerator, had previously been a top-level content exec at Yahoo before leaving in April. The Associated Content unit had been bought...
Associated Content Founder Beatty to Helm TechStars Boulder Program

New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT

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Stamford is a small city nestled in Fairfield County, Connecticut, United States. While the city’s population is under 123k, local entrepreneurs have caught the startup bug, leading the city’s historic old Town Hall’s $16 million renovation to turn it into a tech incubator. This development, known as the Stamford Innovation Center, is expected...
New England’s most unexpected tech hub pops up in the city of Stamford, CT
Steve Blank's Lean Startup Model: Not Just For Startups Any More
How Much Proposition E Will Save SF Startups #FunWithMath

VIDEO: Is this the secret to £1bn success?

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A visit to the Founders Forum reveals start-ups looking for the right way to step up from being simply upstarts...
VIDEO: Is this the secret to £1bn success?

Facebook head of brand design calls out trends to watch in 2013

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Facebook Head of Brand Design Paul Adams says mobile, small networks and aggregation of data are the three trends to watch in 2013. Adams wrote about these trends on his blog, giving insight into what he’d like his team and other companies to think about when building on the Facebook...
Facebook head of brand design calls out trends to watch in 2013

For 'Start-Ups,' the Final Round

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Failure is exalted in Silicon Valley as a learning experience, just so long as it's not happening right now. "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," Bravo's much-criticized reality TV series, was a failure with viewers but that might not be the end of the story....
For 'Start-Ups,' the Final Round

SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

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An app that helps people in San Francisco figure out what to do on weekends has developed a rabid following. Sōsh is the ultimate hipster app — it curates things that are new, fun, weird and memorable. If something gets bookmarked by too many people, it’s no longer pushed to...
SF Hipster Favorite Sosh Raises $4M

Actually, The Hottest Thing About Sweden Is Its Tech Scene

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STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Spotify, Mojang and Wrapp, respectively music, games and gift services winning online markets worldwide, are among tech start-ups that have made Sweden Europe's hottest spot for investors hunting the next big thing. Attracting more venture capital relative to the size of its economy than any of its...
Actually, The Hottest Thing About Sweden Is Its Tech Scene

Timehop's Next Stop Could Be Your Calendar

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Yesterday, the social media memory app Timehop turned Valentine’s Day into Groundhog Day, when it apparently spammed some users with multiple emails, reminding them several times of what they were up to a year ago yesterday. The start-up quickly fixed the bug, as Betabeat reported, and issued a cheeky apology....
Timehop's Next Stop Could Be Your Calendar

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
Google acquires natural language enginge Wavii for over $30M

Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

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Last week, IBM made a significant announcement that received relatively little attention. The IBM System Networking Distributed Virtual Switch 5000V is the first third party virtual switching platform for VMware environments. Of course, Cisco has the Nexus 1000v, but given the long history, investment, and VCE joint venture, it doesn’t...
Forget startups, IBM may take home the SDN prize

8 Real-World Stories Of Why Startups Fail

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Failure: it's a common theme among start-up founders. In the Silicon Valley, it's almost a badge of honor. But for all the dire statistics out there, what are the real reasons some start ups don't make it? And what lessons can we learn from them? We asked 8 (now) successful...
8 Real-World Stories Of Why Startups Fail

Do Africa's start-ups need charity?

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Does charity still matter to Africa's tech sector?...
Do Africa's start-ups need charity?
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