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The Art Of Science

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Like many great startup ideas, the formation of L.A.-based incubator, investment firm, and accelerator Science had its origins at a dinner. In 2007, Peter Pham and Mike Jones found themselves working in L.A., having recently sold companies to News Corp. and AOL, respectively. The duo, who were friends, started to...
The Art Of Science

Mark Rock to quit Audioboo

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Founder to step down as president of audio-sharing service on 1 May after internal tensions at the companyAudioboo founder Mark Rock is to leave the company on the 1 May, the Guardian has learned, after being increasingly sidelined as investors and a new chief executive took over day-to-day management of...
Mark Rock to quit Audioboo

Blueseed Cofounder Worries That His Visa-Free Boat Will Be Full Of Dudes

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The idea of getting entrepreneurs to live on a ship to avoid visa problems seems pretty ridiculous -- nothing more than a dream.  But getting a promise to invest from Peter Thiel -- the early Facebook backer and major valley VC -- is a great start. Max Marty is...
Blueseed Cofounder Worries That His Visa-Free Boat Will Be Full Of Dudes
Startup and the City: 10 signs you work at a startup

Social Media Referral Platform Tout'd Raises $1.4M in Seed Funding

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Mr. Kallenberg (Photo: LinkedIn) New York-based “Word-of-Mouth” platform Tout’d announced this morning that they raised $1.4 million in a seed round led by Warren Hill Angels. Tout’d, led by Techstars alum Arron Kallenberg and Wall Street vets Rob Morelli and Saro Cutri, allows users to crowdsource questions like, “What’s the...
Social Media Referral Platform Tout'd Raises $1.4M in Seed Funding
YouWeb incubator founder launches Q&A forum for tech entrepreneurs

Since There Are Incubators Everywhere Else, Why Not Put One in a California Prison

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San Quentin. (Photo: Wikipedia) So the tech world likes incubators. Indeed, even as new players enter the field, there are signs that the incubator model is bursting at the seams. Y Combinator downsized to less than 50 companies in its most recent class, from 84 last summer. When 500 Startups...
Since There Are Incubators Everywhere Else, Why Not Put One in a California Prison

Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically

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"You're welcome!" (via twitter/pg) Betabeat first alerted you to the phenomenon of investors giving away their best ideas like so many party favors last June. But it appears repeat offender Paul Graham is at it again! Back in 2008, Mr. Graham kicked off the practice by posting a list of...
Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically
From zero to hero: Game Closure CEO's makes rare public appearance at StartX

"Don’t worry, it’s not a sign of weakness. Arguably it’s a sign of sanity. The..."

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“Don’t worry, it’s not a sign of weakness. Arguably it’s a sign of sanity. The biggest startup ideas are terrifying. And not just because they’d be a lot of work. The biggest ideas seem to threaten your identity: you wonder if you’d have enough ambition to carry them through.” -...
"Don’t worry, it’s not a sign of weakness. Arguably it’s a sign of sanity. The..."

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

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What have you built lately? 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have created a urine powered generator. All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. All they want to do is show off what they have...
Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator
Crowdfunding Isn't Killing Seed Funding -- It's Helping It

The Validation Board: A free tool for testing new startup ideas from Lean Startup Machine

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Hailing from the Lean Startup Machine, The Validation Board is a deceptively simple, free tool for testing out your latest startup and product ideas. The board is based on Eric Ries’s Lean Startup methodology, and according to LSM, it was developed by studying the processes of over 500 startups. It’s no secret that most...
The Validation Board: A free tool for testing new startup ideas from Lean Startup Machine

Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays

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Dots, the addictive iOS game that came from the NYC team at Betaworks, has continued seeing upward growth stats and is announcing both a native iPad version and a multiplayer option for users to compete against each other. The team behind Dots plans to announce Thursday that the game hit...
Dots announces iPad and multiplayer versions as the game hits 250 million plays
FlightCar brings the sharing economy to airport car rentals, launches at SFO with $570k in Seed funding

Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

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Can Philly reposition to become the champ of startups? Photo via Wikipedia Philadelphia isn’t routinely thought of as a startup hub. But the City of Brotherly Love is hoping to now sprinkle some of that love to entrepreneurs — in the form of cash. Mayor Michael Nutter today introduced a...
Philly mayor launches Startup PHL: Should Seattle follow this path?

Top 6 startup ideas from NWEN’s First Look Forum

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Randy Neely of Ekt LLC, whose device sounds an alarm to prevent the loss of master keys in commercial buildings. He tied for first on Tuesday in the NWEN First Look Forum. The Northwest Entrepreneur Network’s First Look Forum, a coaching program for early-stage entrepreneurs, has graduated such varied companies as bootstrapped...
Top 6 startup ideas from NWEN’s First Look Forum

The best new app at SXSW: Everything.me redefines mobile search

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After two rainy days of location-based, social networking apps, the sun finally came out in Austin at SXSW. And as the clouds parted I stumbled upon Everything.me, a new HTML5, browser-based app that has literally and simply, reinvented mobile search. In Paul Graham’s recent post “Frighteningly Ambitious Startup Ideas” he puts A New Search...
The best new app at SXSW: Everything.me redefines mobile search

Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

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Campus Party Europe has begun with a bang, with Europe’s biggest tech party hosting the who’s-who of the tech, startup, science, design, software and robotics scene. VentureBeat syndication partner VentureVillage is here in Berlin all week checking out our pick of the speakers and workshops and getting in touch with...
Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

Alley Startup Darlings Team Up for the NYC Uncubed Tech Talent Fair

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(getuncubed.com) If you're not into poaching, perhaps this event might interest you: several of New York's most prominent startups are banding together to host a tech talent fair in the hopes of recruiting fresh-faced new devs. And in order to do so, they want to ply you with liquor and...
Alley Startup Darlings Team Up for the NYC Uncubed Tech Talent Fair

Lean Startup's Eric Ries joins HubSpot's Advisory Board to help companies evolve their marketing

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Companies are about to get a big dose of the Lean Startup philosophy. HubSpot, the company behind HubSpot 3, a “powerful, comprehensive, and tightly-integrated” all-in-one marketing software system, announced that serial entrepreneur and acclaimed author, Eric Ries, is joining the company’s Advisory Board. Joining alongside other industry notables like Dropbox...
Lean Startup's Eric Ries joins HubSpot's Advisory Board to help companies evolve their marketing
Are 12-year-olds too young to start a business? Not according to Kidworth
Out Of Africa — A Whole MEST Of Startups Emerges In Ghana

TNW Hack Battle Day 1: Here are some of the best hacks so far

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We’re here in Amsterdam for TNW Europe 2013, and what’s a better way to kick things off than with a massive hackathon? The main conference begins tomorrow, but the Hack Battle is already in full force. We’ve invited 100+ developers together for 36 hours of non-stop coding, heaps of free...
TNW Hack Battle Day 1: Here are some of the best hacks so far

Hey Google! I Don't Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email

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Marissa Mayer, please build us all a better Gmail over at Yahoo. Gmail is a disaster. That’s right, I said it. There’s an undercurrent of frustration surrounding Google’s webmail service, which is still growing like crazy (likely due to Android activations), but is now widely known to be “painfully slow.”...
Hey Google! I Don't Care About Hangouts, I Just Want To Read My Email

First Round Expands $500K Student-Run Investment Arm, Dorm Room Fund, To New York City Universities

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Last fall, First Round Capital debuted The Dorm Room Fund in Philadelphia, which was a $500,000 fund run by an all-student investment team to invest purely in student-run startups in the area. Last year’s venture paired eleven undergraduate and graduate students from University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. Today, First...
First Round Expands $500K Student-Run Investment Arm, Dorm Room Fund, To New York City Universities

Hey, enterprise startups! Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hear your elevator pitch

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  Steve Ballmer is no diva, but he kept 100 senior technology executives waiting around today. Microsoft‘s CEO was otherwise engaged listening to founders pitch their startup ideas, and offering advice to build an enduring enterprise software business. After making a plea for “total Windows domination,” the war-weary executive took...
Hey, enterprise startups! Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer will hear your elevator pitch
The Changing Of The Enterprise Guard

Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

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The Launch48 event for potential startups to get together and each build a completely new online or app business in just 48 hours is back in London this weekend, with space for 100 budding entrepreneurs to take part in the intensive caffeine-fuelled event, at University College London — kicking off...
Launch48 Build-A-Business-In-48-Hours Startup Event Returns To London For Another Caffeine-Fuelled Weekend

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)

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Good morning. Here comes news. Color, the app startup that raised $41 million pre-launch, is shutting down. HTC says reports that it is paying Apple $6 every time it sells a phone are false. Yahoo stock hit an 18-month high. Yahoo is considering buying TVGuide.com for ~$20 million. Google hired Ron...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, HTC, YHOO, AMZN, MSFT)
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