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Putting Words In Ronald Reagan's Mouth

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"Form is henceforth divorced from matter," Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote of photography in 1859. I was reminded of Holmes's sweeping pronouncement in talking with Behrooz Rezvani, the CEO of the curious, and more than a tad eerie, Seyyer. In the future, explains Rezvani, we might have a video presence that...
Putting Words In Ronald Reagan's Mouth

Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

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Early Googler and Associated Content CEO Patrick Keane has had quite the career. After his four year stint at Google, Keane became CMO of CBS Interactive. He was CEO of Associated Content when it was acquired by Yahoo! for $100 million. Now he's giving back to the New York...
Ex-Googler Patrick Keane Is Playing A Big Role In New York Startups

Facebook Told Salesforce To Buy This Company, So It Did (CRM)

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When Salesforce.com made its bid for Rypple for a reported $60 million, the Rypple founders were turning down a bigger offer from SuccessFactors, the story goes. But why did Salesforce.com decide it wanted Rypple in the first place? Facebook told them to buy it, Salesforce exec John Wookey told Business...
Facebook Told Salesforce To Buy This Company, So It Did (CRM)

Cheers to Dryathlon: how technology mobilises mass participation

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Charities should consider how digital tools can be used to enhance the way they connect with donorsAre you one of the 10,000 people who have joined Cancer Research UK's Dryathlon? Tapping into the New Year's inevitable drive for self-improvement, Cancer Research UK has created a nifty campaign that encourages people...
Cheers to Dryathlon: how technology mobilises mass participation

Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF

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One of the most rational voices in the Valley, David Sacks has hit many of the commonly agreed upon entrepreneurial “milestones,” and he’s only 40. Sacks is part of a mafia (PayPal), he’s had a pivot (MyGeni) and he’s won a TechCrunch startup competition, back when it was TechCrunch 50....
Yammer's David Sacks To Join Us At Disrupt SF
Kixeye CEO says his company is aggressive, but not racist (exclusive interview)

Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves

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Here’s another Yahoo executive departure in the wake of Marissa Mayer’s arrival: Jim Heckman, the company’s SVP of strategy, is out. This one was very much expected, as Heckman was closely tied to former interim CEO Ross Levinsohn. Heckman came aboard Yahoo when the company acquired his 5to1 ad startup...
Yahoo Strategy Guru Jim Heckman Leaves

Just Do It

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We have a two year rotation program at USV for most of our non partner positions. We hire incredibly talented people, suck them into everything we are doing for two years, and then ask them to leave. The USV alumni group is becoming quite a collection of talent. For much...
Just Do It

Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash

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Big month for Tinypass, the little company that helps publishers sell content online. On Jan. 2, blogger Andrew Sullivan announced with much fanfare that he was using Tinypass to power his experiment in self-publishing, a move that generated an enormous amount of attention for the 12-person shop. Now Tinypass has...
Tinypass, Andrew Sullivan's Favorite Paywall Operator, Gets a CEO and Some Cash

Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week

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Okay, so. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are currently shooting a buddy comedy about “recently laid-off fortysomethings who hatch a diabolical scheme to land coveted internships at Google.” bport / Reddit According to casting calls, “The Internship” is shooting at Stanford on Friday and in San Francisco next week. Please...
Hoping to Run Into Google Interns Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson This Week

Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

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I’ve often felt that there is a dearth of high-level discussion about the business of the App Store, and indeed building a sustainable business selling software altogether. Too much dealing with the day-to-day flailing that comes with trying to make things work. That’s why I was really happy to see...
Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

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As if you needed more evidence that mobile payments have become vitally important to PayPal, just take a look at the company’s new leader. David Marcus, previously PayPal’s vice president of mobile, has been tapped to lead the company as president, eBay CEO John Donahoe announced in a blog...
How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President
TechStars tax man steps out: how the quiet Adam Rothenberg become the hot startup incubator’s NY #2

Samsung shows off Galaxy Camera - is it a camera or a phone?

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IFA 2012: Samsung has shown off its Galaxy Camera running on Android.What a nifty idea: a camera with full mobile connectivity which runs a mobile OS. Or is it? Samsung unveiled its Galaxy Camera at a photogenic event ahead of IFA in Berlin on Wednesday. But is it a smallish...
Samsung shows off Galaxy Camera - is it a camera or a phone?

Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

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John Browett makes comeback as chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after abrupt departure from AppleFormer Dixons boss John Browett is making a retail comeback as the chief executive of Monsoon Accessorize, four months after his shock exit from Apple.Browett is understood to be taking the top job on...
Fomer Dixons boss takes top job at Monsoon after shock Apple exit

AMD Rehires Graphics Chip Expert After a Stint at Apple

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Advanced Micro Devices has had a hard slog lately. But it still seems to be able to attract technology talent....
AMD Rehires Graphics Chip Expert After a Stint at Apple

Design thinking tips from the masters

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As Mark noted in his post introducing me, I'm winding down a stint as executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review. One of my greatest pleasures during that assignment was developing a special report on design thinking. Most of what gets published about design thinking focuses on getting analytical types...
Design thinking tips from the masters

How 5 Years Of Doing The Right Things Can Be Undone In 9 Months Of Doing Nothing

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We’ve all seen those one-and-done link building campaigns. Maybe even some of us have had clients push for them. They never work. It’s like Matthew McConaughey’s abs. Do you really believe that he only goes to the gym for a two-month stint to maintain those perfect pectorals? Doubtful. Why do......
How 5 Years Of Doing The Right Things Can Be Undone In 9 Months Of Doing Nothing

Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro: Startups are not a science

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Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro interviewed by Nextcast's Jeff Dickey When Dan Shapiro joined the startup world in 2002, he was bitten by the bug…hard. Find out what he’s learned along the way and hear his startling confession in this episode of Nextcast. Dan Shapiro grew up with computers, getting his first...
Seattle entrepreneur Dan Shapiro: Startups are not a science

Apple-Samsung jury foreman explains how non-iPhone owning jury decided

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Velvin Hogan details process that led to resolution of questions leading to $1bn award against Samsung for infringing patentsVelvin Hogan, the foreman in the Apple-Samsung patent trial, has told Bloomberg that "at no point" was the jury confused about the task they had to carry out, and suggestions that the...
Apple-Samsung jury foreman explains how non-iPhone owning jury decided

Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

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Box has been grabbing headlines lately because it has been nailing a big market: enterprise customers who need to easily share and store big collections of documents online. But a quiet Silicon Valley rival has also been winning a bunch of this turf — YouSendIt. Today, the company is backing...
Brad Garlinghouse Becomes CEO Of Booming File Sharing Site YouSendIt

A look at Yahoo’s CEOs from 1995 to 2012 (all six of them)

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As we reported earlier, Scott Thompson has stepped down been ousted as CEO of Yahoo!. The reason was, as you may already be aware, a mixup flub of facts on his resume. There have been six CEOs in the history of Yahoo! (plus a short interim-stint by Tim Morse that...
A look at Yahoo’s CEOs from 1995 to 2012 (all six of them)
Marissa Mayer Makes a Media Deal

Original iPod Designer Tony Fadell On How Apple's Design Process Leads To Nailing Product Launches

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Fadell, one of the people behind the first iPod, says that the firm's "point of view" meant its employees had to bring their best to the table. Every single day. Nest CEO Tony Fadell, one of the men behind the design of the iPod, and a one-time special adviser...
Original iPod Designer Tony Fadell On How Apple's Design Process Leads To Nailing Product Launches

App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire

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When App.net kicked off its Twitter rivalry, the $50 yearly subscription fee was based on the assumption that the ad-free social service would maintain 10,000 customers. Founder Dalton Caldwell may have underestimated year-one adoption by just a tad: he now has nearly 20,000 customers on his hands in less...
App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire

This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

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Vayable, a startup that makes it much easier to organize a vacation experience, is now seeing revenue growth of 30 percent every week. That's 30 percent week-over-week, every week, since May. That's pretty impressive for a startup that's only been around for a year and a half and which began...
This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job

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One of my former Sunday Times colleagues, Liz Gerard, has just resuscitated her blog, SubScribe. It's a must for those who wonder what sub-editors do and why they do it. Her piece, "A little knowledge", on a short story that appeared in several newspapers about 16-year-old Lauren Marbe's score of...
It doesn't take Einstein to find fault with a story - that's a sub's job
Google Wallet and Payments VP Osama Bedier leaving the company
Exitround is an Ashley Madison for entrepreneurs. Sort of.

Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)

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  Sriram Krishnan is a former Yahoo engineer. He gave us permission to re-publish this post from his personal site. "OMG, did you see that Marissa Mayer is now CEO of Yahoo?" That was one of many messages I got from current and ex-Yahoos on yesterday's news. Having recently exited...
Ex-Yahoo: Marissa Mayer Needs To Fire 10,000 People And Get Rid Of All The BlackBerrys (YHOO)
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