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An Entrepreneur's Guide To Patents: Application Strategy For Utilization Or Monetization

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles by Brad Woodcox that explores the topic of intellectual property for entrepreneurs. The first examined the basics of the system. The second explored ways to determine whether patents are a good strategic move for your business. Woodcox is a technical specialist focusing on startup development for Novak Druce + Quigg,...
An Entrepreneur's Guide To Patents: Application Strategy For Utilization Or Monetization

The Real Battle At Dell

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Editor’s note: Roman Stanek is CEO and founder of GoodData. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStanek. Private or public – either scenario for Dell will be interesting to watch. One of the most difficult skills I’ve worked hard to master as an entrepreneur is the ability to see the world six months out. Even...
The Real Battle At Dell

Ex-aQuantive, AdECN and AOL execs form stealthy SocialForce

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A new Seattle area startup company led by several online advertising executives is kicking around a new idea that it describes as “industrial-strength influencer marketing.” Not too much is known at this point about SocialForce, whose Web site simply boasts a logo. And Chief Executive William Urschel, the former CEO of AdECN,...
Ex-aQuantive, AdECN and AOL execs form stealthy SocialForce

New Type of Database Gets High-Profile Funding

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There is a thing and there are ways to describe a thing. But why stop there? FluidInfo is a startup company that has built a new information architecture that positions databases as an open-ended way to describe the world, with access by anyone to add entirely new fields of data...
New Type of Database Gets High-Profile Funding
Queer & nerdy: Why your startup should hire a gay developer

Guy Kawasaki joins board of Writer.ly, plans to give away free books to those who sign up

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Guy Kawasaki When you are a startup company, it’s sure nice to have a leading evangelist in your corner. Well, Seattle upstart Writer.ly just landed a big-name advisor in the form of Guy Kawasaki, the former Apple executive and best-selling author who boasts 1.2 million followers on Twitter. “Publishing isn’t...
Guy Kawasaki joins board of Writer.ly, plans to give away free books to those who sign up

Intellectual Ventures nuclear engineer emerges at stealthy energy startup SuperCritical Technologies

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Chal Davidson, the former lead engineer at TerraPower, the nuclear reactor startup backed by Intellectual Ventures and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, has emerged at the helm of a new startup company by the name of SuperCritical Technologies. According to a description on Davidson’s LinkedIn page, SuperCritical is setting out to...
Intellectual Ventures nuclear engineer emerges at stealthy energy startup SuperCritical Technologies

Ex-Microsoftie Robbie Bach: I wouldn't have made Zune MP3 players, we were just 'chasing Apple'

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It took some time after Robbie Bach left Microsoft for the Zune device line to wind to a close, but that hasn't stopped the former music (and gaming) executive from suggesting that it should have been ramped down much, much sooner. While discussing the best way to get a...
Ex-Microsoftie Robbie Bach: I wouldn't have made Zune MP3 players, we were just 'chasing Apple'
Ray Ozzie's stealthy startup Talko raises $4 million

News Corp COO Says Channel Will Be Subscription-Only If Aereo Prevails

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Chase Carey blasted the startup service during his keynote speech at the NAB show. If Aereo is the future of television, Fox may see its future as a subscription-only channel. In the keynote speech at the NAB Show on Monday, News Corp president and COO Chase Carey warned that...
News Corp COO Says Channel Will Be Subscription-Only If Aereo Prevails

Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.

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If you’ve ever written a review on a travel website like TripAdvisor or Orbitz, you know it’s not exactly a thrilling experience. Maybe you’ve just come back from the best vacation of your life, or maybe it was a horrible experience and you want to warn others never to book...
Can Travel Reviews Be Sexy? Triptease Thinks So.
The winner of the one-sentence startup pitch session is…

Defense Distributed Creates 3-D Printable Gun Parts Database

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The non-profit is now hunting profits. Defense Distributed is already controversial for its plans to release 3-D printable gun part templates as freely as possible, but the non-profit has now added another level of intrigue to its operations: It's going to announce a spinoff startup company, hosted at Defcad.com,...
Defense Distributed Creates 3-D Printable Gun Parts Database

Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. You know...
Best Tech Events This Week (ER 50 Party, NJ Tech Meetup, Bubbleproof, Goodnik Hackathon, Brooklyn Tech Meetup, TechHub NY)

Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

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Tony Wright Over the years, Seattle entrepreneur Tony Wright has learned a few things about what he likes and doesn’t like about startup companies. And what it boils down to is something he terms “give-a-fuckness” — or in other (more PG) words something that really matters. “I get excited by...
Startup vet Tony Wright thinks big with Tomo, a mobile app to aid ‘on-the-ground’ travelers

Startups from Hell: Battle zombies and bank managers in this cute 16-bit browser game

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If you’re a startup and a fan of old school gaming, you might enjoy a couple of productivity-killing rounds playing Startups from Hell. It’s a browser game created by Studio Melipone, a French development studio which specializes in Ruby on Rails. The pixellated platform game pits players against monsters, zombies and bank...
Startups from Hell: Battle zombies and bank managers in this cute 16-bit browser game

UW spin out born out of doctor’s frustration with paper-based records

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Van Eaton The University of Washington is spinning out a new startup company by the name of TransformativeMed which has developed a new way for physicians more effectively communicate about patients. The technology — currently in operation at more than a half dozen hospitals, including Harborview Medical Center, the University of...
UW spin out born out of doctor’s frustration with paper-based records
If your kids like Pokemon, they'll go nuts for Nukotoys (with video)

What You Should Read Today

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I was in New York for week of fun and learning. It was my chance to meet people outside the Silicon Valley hothouse and get their perspective on the world. Of course, it gave me a chance to read Michael Lewis’ new book, The Big Short. More importantly, the trip...
What You Should Read Today

Silent Text app for iOS allows encrypted file transfers with self-destruct option

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Silent Circle, a startup company that provides encrypted mobile communication services, released a new version of its Silent Text app for iOS that allows users to exchange encrypted files at the push of a button. The files can be set to self-destruct....
Silent Text app for iOS allows encrypted file transfers with self-destruct option

Apple rumored to have purchased Italian music editing startup

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A new, unconfirmed report claims that Apple has purchased Redmatica, a startup company from Italy that makes music editing software....
Apple rumored to have purchased Italian music editing startup

Karma testing prepaid social mobile hotspots in New York

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Startup company Karma is creating a service offering pay-as-you-go 4G wireless hotspots with a social element. The unit will charge by the gigabyte, but in a move similar to Fon, will be open to public use, according to The Verge. Users without an account accessing it gets 100mb of free...
Karma testing prepaid social mobile hotspots in New York

A two-time Googler reviews 'The Internship': Hey, this movie is ... kinda spot on! (I'm not joking!)

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[Editor's Note: There are some mild spoilers in this review of "The Internship" by GeekWire chairman and two-time Googler Jonathan Sposato. Consider yourself forewarned!] Up until now, I’d never worked anywhere that became the subject of a movie. I remember back in the day, ABC’s ‘20/20’ came to Microsoft to do...
A two-time Googler reviews 'The Internship': Hey, this movie is ... kinda spot on! (I'm not joking!)

Ubi turns walls into touchscreens with Kinect hack

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Startup company Übi has been showing off a tech demo utilizing Microsoft's Kinect camera to turn walls into interactive touchscreens. The Munich-based startup says that the technology can be applied to virtually any surface, allowing users to interact with presentations without the need for pointers, clickers, or mice of any...
Ubi turns walls into touchscreens with Kinect hack

Here’s how your startup could ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange

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Typically, companies have to wait years for the honor of ringing the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange. But later this year a startup company — which may be nowhere near the IPO ledge — could receive that honor. The New York Stock Exchange has partnered with StartUp...
Here’s how your startup could ring the opening bell on the New York Stock Exchange

Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is currently an EIR with Javelin Venture Partners and has been a contributor to TechCrunch since January 2011. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. The topic of this week’s column is time-honored when it comes to business, perhaps even overused in many cases, and...
Iterations: Reinvention And Re-Rolling The Dice

Groups launch gigabit-per-second broadband project

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An Ohio startup company has raised $200 million to fund gigabit-per-second broadband projects in six university communities across the U.S....
Groups launch gigabit-per-second broadband project

Forget Med School - Be a Startup Doctor

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Late last year, Mark Cuban (self-made billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks) wrote that entrepreneurs should ignore what their customers want. This may sound shocking, but it's nothing new. In fact, it's practically common knowledge for start-up companies; many entrepreneurs (including Steve Jobs) consider it one of the "best...
Forget Med School - Be a Startup Doctor

iWatch: rivals for your wrist line up

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Gadgets such as the Pebble and Cookoo allow users to scan emails, read Twitter or Facebook - and even check the timeOn a sunny day at a picnic table in Silicon Valley, Eric Migicovsky, founder of Pebble, glanced down at his wristwatch. He wasn't checking the time; he was checking his...
iWatch: rivals for your wrist line up

Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder & CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can follow him at @garysguide and reach him at...
Best Tech Events This Week (Sponsor Gary’s Red Tie @ SXSW Edition)
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