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Jolla appoints new CEO, shifts Marc Dillon to head of software ahead of Sailfish launch in late 2013

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Jolla, the Finnish company that is rebuilding Nokia’s discontinued Meego operating system from its ashes, has advanced its plan to shake-up the smartphone industry after appointing Tomi Pienimäki as its CEO. Pienimäki begins his tenure on Monday, joining from logistics firm Itella where he was CIO. With startup experience under his...
Jolla appoints new CEO, shifts Marc Dillon to head of software ahead of Sailfish launch in late 2013

9 Practical Tips on How to Get Into a Top Startup Accelerator

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Each year thousands of startups try to get into top accelerators. The best ones – Techstars, Y Combinator, Angelpad and 500 Startups – usually get around 2000 applicants for 10 – 60 seats, which makes the odds of getting in worse than getting into Yale, Standford, Harvard, and other top...
9 Practical Tips on How to Get Into a Top Startup Accelerator

Tribune Confirms Former Yahoo Exec Shashi Seth Will Lead Its Newly-Formed Digital Ventures Unit

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Shashi Seth, whose résumé includes management and executive roles at Yahoo, Aol, and Google, is joining the Tribune Company as the president of a new unit called Tribune Digital Ventures. Seth’s role was first reported yesterday at AllThingsD, and the company is now confirming the news. It says Tribune Digital...
Tribune Confirms Former Yahoo Exec Shashi Seth Will Lead Its Newly-Formed Digital Ventures Unit
Punching Above Their Weight: Opportunity And Challenges For Kiwi Startups

Translation App Linqapp's Developers Are Running Around Taiwan To Promote Its Startup Industry

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Though Taiwan is known for its technological prowess, startup founders there still face many obstacles, including the lack of early-stage funding. As a result, the developers of social translation app Linqapp had to get creative–and their solution brings new meaning to the term “bootstrapping.” Co-founders Sebastian Ang and David Vega...
Translation App Linqapp's Developers Are Running Around Taiwan To Promote Its Startup Industry
Union Square Ventures Hires Two New Bright Young Minds As Analysts
Kids App Maker Duck Duck Moose Raises $7M Series A From Sequoia, Lightspeed & Others
Zuckerberg admits: If I wasn't the CEO of Facebook, I'd be at Microsoft

Playing the Mystery Startup Guessing Game: Which New York App Wants to ‘End Loneliness’?

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Mr. Waxman. (Photo: Twitter) Would you answer this mysteriously vague job listing? “Hackers seek hackers in NYC for absurdly fun + challenging startup” is the title of this ad for a Y Combinator startup that claims to already be funded by “some of the best investors in the world” and...
Playing the Mystery Startup Guessing Game: Which New York App Wants to ‘End Loneliness’?
Windows 8 and the art of UX compromise
The devil you know: entrepreneurs prefer current ventures to new ones

It's Easier For This Startup Champ To Find Engineering Talent Outside The Valley

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Wences Casares is a serial entrepreneur from Patagonia, Argentina. Before starting Lemon, a company that stores your receipts and makes transactions more transparent, Casares co-founded Bling Nation and Lemon Bank, a Brazilian retail bank for poor. He also started Wanako Games and Patagonia. He's had over a billion dollars...
It's Easier For This Startup Champ To Find Engineering Talent Outside The Valley
Words for the wise: Handy skills for joining a startup

The VC associate model is broken

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I want to talk about the venture capital associate problem. Everyone knows about it, though few are willing to talk about it. At a VC firm an associate’s job is to bring in deal flow, to attract the best entrepreneurs and startups they can find. An associate will perform a good amount...
The VC associate model is broken

The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

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Harry Glaser, a former product manager at Google, has some advice for Facebook employees planning on making an exit from the social networking company. Here's a summary of the bucket list: Meet as many people as possible — especially ones you want to poach. One day, you will want to...
The 7 Things Every Facebook Employee Must Do Before They Quit

Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2

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We all know that Square is one of the most well-known startups in Silicon Valley, but did you know that it’s using that “fame” to give back to the community? That’s right, the company that Jack Dorsey co-founded (no, not Twitter), has launched its first Code Camp contest designed to...
Square launches its Code Camp contest supporting women engineers, accepting applications until Nov. 2
Look before you leap: Advice for professionals considering a startup

Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

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I wasn’t alone in almost spilling my coffee mid-drink when I discovered Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion.  A billion?  As a startup CEO, it’s sometimes hard to grasp how these types of platforms, which openly opine they are not concerned with making money can end up in such a...
Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

Kids, don't believe the startup hype: Why you should join a big company first

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“Should I join Microsoft or a startup?” As the co-founder of a profitable startup and a former Microsoftie, I hear this question a lot, especially from college students ready to start their careers. In tech cities like Seattle and San Francisco, we’re quick to jump on the pro-startup bandwagon. Robert...
Kids, don't believe the startup hype: Why you should join a big company first

Seattle’s Gaming Industry: An Introduction

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I came to Seattle for a two-week reporting assignment with little idea of what exactly I should cover. Sure, there are the obvious players: Microsoft, Amazon, Cheezburger, and Valve. But rather than focus solely on the history of Microsoft and Amazon, there’s also a pressing need to define the startup...
Seattle’s Gaming Industry: An Introduction

Ten Years Later -- Lessons From the Applied Semantics' Google Acquisition

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Image copyright undrey Ten years ago today, my business partners and I sold Applied Semantics to Google. At the time, it was Google’s largest acquisition to date. In the following years we worked together with our new family at Google to grow AdSense into a multibillion-dollar business. Building Applied Semantics...
Ten Years Later -- Lessons From the Applied Semantics' Google Acquisition
How To Succeed In Business (With Really Trying)
The Path To Starting A Startup
Mobile Payments Startup Beamit Raises $2.4M From Founder’s Co-op, Jeff Bezos & Others

How Kevin Systrom Turned Instagram Into A Billion-Dollar Company

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Kevin Systrom, cofounder and CEO of Instagram, is one of Silicon Valley's newest hundred-millionaires, having sold his photo-sharing service to Facebook for $1 billion shortly before the social network went public. The early days Systrom grew up in a small town in Massachusetts and first dabbled in computer programming while...
How Kevin Systrom Turned Instagram Into A Billion-Dollar Company

PayPal Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Duff Research To Work On Its Mobile And Digital Wallet

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PayPal is acquiring mobile app development studio Duff Research today. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. As PayPal CTO James Barrese wrote in a blog post today: Last year, we began developing all of our products with a mobile-first mentality to drive engaging, simple customer experiences. As PayPal...
PayPal Acquires Mobile App Development Studio Duff Research To Work On Its Mobile And Digital Wallet
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