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Smart Scaling: 5 questions you should ask every prospective hire (and 5 questions you shouldn't)
Video games, role-playing, and Rube Goldberg machines: Is this the future of education?
Attention lady hackers: Code Fellows debuts women-only bootcamp, guarantees $60K salary

Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors

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On Friday, we wrote about how the RIAA has already started pitching the terrible idea that we should do away with the important DMCA safe harbors, which make sure that liability for infringement is properly applied to those actually infringing, rather than tools and services. The RIAA, however, thinks that...
Internet Association Hits Back At RIAA's Desire To Wipe Away DMCA Safe Harbors
French fashion startup raises $1.5M to spread 'ineffable French touch' worldwide
Conferize Joins A Crowded Conference Content Tracking Market With A New Platfom
Last Call For The TechCrunch Austin Meetup + Pitch-Off!

Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale

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Yahoo said it had bought PlayScale, a gaming infrastructure platform. Yahoo has been on a bit of a tear in buying up small startups for low prices, to strengthen its talent pool in a wide variety of arena, including mobile, productivity and gaming....
Yahoo Scoops Up Another Small Startup: Gaming Platform PlayScale
Mellanox devises modular-switching software to sell more rack switches

NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel

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We've seen this over and over again: new and innovative startups enter a market in a creative and compelling way, and a combination of incumbents and regulators get in the way of something cool happening. Perhaps the most well known recent example of this is with Uber, but probably a...
NYC Says Renting Out Your Place Via Airbnb Is Running An Illegal Hotel
Ringadoc nabs $700K to bridge the communication gap between doctors & patients

Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M

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Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham just Tweeted an interesting data point about the valuations of YC startups. As of now, Graham says that 37 Y Combinator companies, out of 511 startups, have valuations of or sold for at least $40 million. My first thought when reading Graham’s Tweet was which...
Paul Graham: 37 Y Combinator Companies Have Valuations Of Or Sold For At Least $40M
Emaze Raises $800K For The Presentation Sweet Spot Between PowerPoint And Prezi
Dollar Shave Club Goes Beyond Shaving (And Declares Goal To 'Own The Bathroom') With One Wipe Charlies

GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

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Wall Street analysts and Yahoo shareholders are worried that Yahoo is going to screw up Tumblr, its $1.1 billion acquisition. They are worried because Yahoo, and big Internet companies in general, have a history of paying a lot for startups and then killing their momentum. Yahoo's victims are GeoCities and...
GOOGLE-YOUTUBE VETERAN: OK, Marissa Mayer, Here's How To Not Screw Up Tumblr (GOOG, YHOO)

Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Agu De Marco In the international startup world, there are numerous options when it comes to accelerators. Those options are even greater if you have a solid idea, strong team, and a sound execution plan. Being a startup from Argentina, our team could...
Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators
Funding Daily: Kids these days, with their Walkmans & their Bitcoins

Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

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It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features it announced...
Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Chuck? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Chuck is the founder of the user experience design company, digital-telepathy. He helps startups, web designers, entrepreneurs and large organizations improve the user experience of websites by making them easier to use. He has the...
Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

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More and more video discovery apps are starting to pop up, with even big-name brands such as Samsung joining the race to have the best offering out there. But while this particular field is still relatively young, startups like Showyou are already thinking ahead by launching creator-focused programs of...
Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure

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“What else can we do with my money?” (Photo via flickr.com/jurvetson) After a steady stream of complaints about hacking and spam, BT (a.k.a. British Telecom) is moving its six million customers off Yahoo! email. [Telegraph] “What we have concluded is that illegal enterprises — commercial child pornography, human trafficking, drug...
Booting Up: Now Elon Musk Wants to Build a Futuristic Rapid Transit System, Go Figure
Google closes Checkout, pushing thousands of merchants into Braintree's arms
People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders
'Uber For Local Home Services' Provider ClubLocal Launches In The Bay Area
500 Startups Raises $10M '500 Durians' Micro Fund, Hires Khailee Ng As Venture Partner To Invest In SE Asia
6 First-Hand Tips On How Startups Can Cope With Success
Google Play game services is a Xbox Live-like mobile network -- and offers cross-platform gaming
Comparison Engine VERSUS IO Adds Further $2.8M To Its Coffers From Earlybird, Dave McClure, Others

These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter

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If you follow the right investors on Twitter, you can gain a lot of insight into how they think, the types of startups they find most interesting, and markets that are ripe for disruption.  PeekAnalytics, a social media analytics company, ranked the top tech investors on Twitter based on influence. ...
These Are The Top 20 Tech Investors You Should Follow On Twitter
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