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The Arab World Has Tech Talent To Sustain It Beyond The Clones

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This is a guest post by Mehrunisa Qayyum, a consultant on the Middle East / North Africa region, founder of PitaPolicy and Huffington Post Blogger. “Here’s a mobile app that rates the restaurant/bar/club based on the how many attractive women are there,” explained an Arab Net Summit attendee to me...
The Arab World Has Tech Talent To Sustain It Beyond The Clones

Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs' founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions

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Streaming live on The Next Web, Pancake Labs founder Jim Belosic will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, May 2. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Jim will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site....
Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs' founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions

Growing Your Business: 5 Tips From the Founder of Foursquare

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.As founder of the Internet’s hottest startup, Foursquare, Dennis Crowley knows a thing or two about growing a small business.Foursquare is a location-sharing mobile app that...
Growing Your Business: 5 Tips From the Founder of Foursquare

Live now: Pancake Labs founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Jim? Use the chat feature below to get it answered live. Jim Belosic is the co-founder and CEO of Pancake Labs, a software company based in Reno, Nev. The company is best known for its flagship product, ShortStack, software that’s designed to help small business owners...
Live now: Pancake Labs founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Web 3.0 and E-commerce

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As part of my ongoing Online Strategy Roundtables, this morning I worked with three new entrepreneurs, each at a different stage of validating who their customers are and building their businesses accordingly. Two have e-commerce businesses, which I love. In fact, my Forbes column tomorrow will discuss the shift from...
Startup Strategy Roundtable: Web 3.0 and E-commerce

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Don't Waste Precious Years Of Your Life

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Today quite a variety of entrepreneurs presented their business ideas at my Online Strategy Roundtables. Several times I brought up how precious our time is and we need to treat it as such. So many people become enamored with technology and the building of the product before they ever think...
Startup Strategy Roundtable: Don't Waste Precious Years Of Your Life

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Validate Your Ideas

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I started doing my free Online Strategy Roundtables for entrepreneurs in the fall of 2008. Based on this work, I've been able to draw a few conclusions. First, a good percentage of entrepreneurs don't bother validating their ideas. Another percentage are immediately interested in raising money. Raising money without validating...
Startup Strategy Roundtable: Validate Your Ideas

Teams That Want It More: Separating Startup Winners From Losers

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Being smart is not enough for creating a successful startup. There is a wide shelf of good books on how to build a new company, providing a range of useful and practical advice. Two of the best recent examples include Steve Blank's 4 Steps to the Epiphany and Eric Ries's...
Teams That Want It More: Separating Startup Winners From Losers

Most Tech Startups Aren't Really 'Tech' Businesses At All

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Most of the potential "technology entrepreneurs" I meet aren't interested in launching technology companies. "What?" you ask. Let me explain: At its essence, most tech entrepreneurs are focused on addressing a specific, unmet market need. And, believe it or not, they tend to want their underlying technology to be off-the-shelf....
Most Tech Startups Aren't Really 'Tech' Businesses At All
Just Because It's Easier To Raise VC Money, That Doesn't Mean You Should

When Is A Parking Lot Like A Luxury Hotel?

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It's not--yet. QuickPay's Barney Pell wants to change that. Barney Pell is the CEO of QuickPay, which wants to disrupt the $26 billion parking industry. Formerly, Pell worked on AI for NASA and developed Powerset, which Microsoft acquired in order to make Bing. A chance encounter with a parking...
When Is A Parking Lot Like A Luxury Hotel?

Startup Strategy Roundtable: Well-Defined Niches Work Best

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Today I spoke with a diverse group of new entrepreneurs as part of my ongoing Online Strategy Roundtables. Together, this group illustrates how a business depends on how sharply the target market is defined. One entrepreneur is well on her way and another needs to focus more on his strongest...
Startup Strategy Roundtable: Well-Defined Niches Work Best

Coinsetter Lands $500K From SecondMarket Founder & Others To Help Bring Leverage, Shorting To Bitcoin Trade

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Today, Coinsetter, a New York City-based startup looking to launch a new Forex trading platform for Bitcoin, announced today that it has raised $500,000 in seed capital. The round was led by Tribeca Venture Partners, with participation from angel investors like SecondMarket co-founder and CEO Barry Silbert, Jimmy Furland, a...
Coinsetter Lands $500K From SecondMarket Founder & Others To Help Bring Leverage, Shorting To Bitcoin Trade

How To Beat The Plateau Effect, The Progress-Stopping Phenomenon That Might Be Holding You Back

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Bob Sullivan and Hugh Thompson are the authors of The Plateau Effect, a book that takes a look at why people in all kinds of pursuits will succeed to a point and then be unable to improve. We caught up with them to talk about their book, the future of...
How To Beat The Plateau Effect, The Progress-Stopping Phenomenon That Might Be Holding You Back

What happens when geeks have kids? They create shopping sites like Wittlebee

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There are new trends in technology seemingly popping up every few weeks and one that has caught our attention are super-focused subscription shopping sites that fit a very narrow niche. We told you about one such company a few weeks ago called Love With Food that sends you a basket...
What happens when geeks have kids? They create shopping sites like Wittlebee

BOOK EXCERPT: Johannes Gutenberg Was The World’s First Tech Entrepreneur

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In a new Kindle Single, "Gutenberg the Geek," Jeff Jarvis argues that the inventor of printing was also possibly the world’s first technology entrepreneur, for he faced the same business and technology challenges as – and caused even more disruption than – any Silicon Valley startup. Here, in an...
BOOK EXCERPT: Johannes Gutenberg Was The World’s First Tech Entrepreneur

Canary Wharf Group to launch accelerator for financial tech businesses

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Canary Wharf Group, the property development, investment and management group of companies, has announced plans to open an accelerator space for financial tech companies at One Canada Square in London. With plans to open early next year, the incubator hopes to foster small businesses with a focus on transparency, competition and...
Canary Wharf Group to launch accelerator for financial tech businesses

"Greed Trumps Race": How To Be A Successful (African) American in Silicon Valley

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Editor’s note: Dr. Paul Judge is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He is chief research officer at Barracuda Networks, co-founder and Chairman of Pindrop and Limitless Smart Shot, and previously led three companies to successful exits. Follow him on Twitter. A few months ago Facebook’s initial public offering became the largest tech...
"Greed Trumps Race": How To Be A Successful (African) American in Silicon Valley

Will.i.am brings his $475 iPhone camera accessory to Macworld

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Critics have charged that it's ugly, expensive and useless, but the musician says he's got a vision and he's sticking to itIt has been called garish, ugly and doomed but the musician Will.i.am thinks fashionistas will persuade Americans to love his $475 iPhone camera accessory.The Black Eyed Peas star is...
Will.i.am brings his $475 iPhone camera accessory to Macworld

Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

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This study of cold war academic John von Neumann and his early computer is engrossing and well-researchedThe foundation myth of the internet invariably involves an iconoclastic and romantic technology entrepreneur, who, free from government restraint, enlists free-floating venture capitalists in building the Next Great Thing. It's a myth that borders...
Turing's Cathedral by George Dyson – review

Facebook, Evernote, Salesforce, join MobileBeat roster. Early-bird tickets expire today!

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Mobile has become so important, it’s everything. Last year, mobile design emerged as a key differentiator for mobile sites. An awesome UI/UX was table stakes for surviving and thriving. But consumers are integrating phones and tablets into their lives ever more deeply. Our sixth annual MobileBeat event is gathering the...
Facebook, Evernote, Salesforce, join MobileBeat roster. Early-bird tickets expire today!

Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

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As you likely know by now, The Next Web is supporting the European Commission in the EC’s first year of the Europioneer awards. The goal of the awards is to recognize the European technology entrepreneur of the year, and the voting is about to close. There are only four days...
Only 4 days left -- Cast your vote for the European Technology Entrepreneur of the Year

Row over campaign for earlier launch of 4G mobile internet

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• Orange and T-mobile in 4G lobbying controversy• Jonathan Ross denies involvement in promotionBritain's largest mobile operator has set up a "not for profit" organisation which has been trying to recruit celebrities and entrepreneurs to back a change in regulation that rivals say would allow it to steal a march...
Row over campaign for earlier launch of 4G mobile internet

Get your discount ticket for Vator Spark

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GeekWire Radio: Poker legend Phil Gordon is back in the technology game

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Phil Gordon is a familiar character in the world of professional poker — an accomplished tournament player, author and former commentator on Bravo’s popular ”Celebrity Poker Showdown” television show. But Gordon, a Georgia Tech computer science alum, actually got his start as a technology entrepreneur — selling his company Netsys...
GeekWire Radio: Poker legend Phil Gordon is back in the technology game

Meet the bold 20-year-old behind Spanish Firefox OS smartphone maker Geeksphone [Video]

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It’s almost impossible not to be impressed with Javier Agüera, a 20-year-old technology entrepreneur and engineering student from Madrid. I certainly was when I met up with him in the Spanish capital last week, and so was European Commission VP Neelie Kroes, who singled him out a few months ago...
Meet the bold 20-year-old behind Spanish Firefox OS smartphone maker Geeksphone [Video]
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Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

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An interactive memorial based on the design of an iPhone 5 has been setup in St. Petersburg today in order to remember Apple co-founder and technology visionary Steve Jobs. The black monument, which appears to be a bit larger than the average person, has a bright display on the front...
Giant iPhone unveiled in Russia as a memorial for Steve Jobs

After 2 Years, Tech Entrepreneur Gideon Gartner Finally Sold His NYC Penthouse At A 40% Discount

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The penthouse belonging to technology entrepreneur Gideon Gartner sold for $20.7 million--almost 40 percent less than the original asking price, according to The Real Deal.  The Upper West Side pad, located in the Millenium Tower, first hit the market in September 2010 asking $34.5 million. The buyer is listed as...
After 2 Years, Tech Entrepreneur Gideon Gartner Finally Sold His NYC Penthouse At A 40% Discount

How Elon Musk Hires: 'It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart'

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Technology entrepreneur and SpaceX founder Elon Musk told the audience at South by Southwest, a big conference in Austin, the biggest mistake he's ever made. It has to do with hiring the wrong people. For a long time, Musk says he hired talented people over kind people. He tries to...
How Elon Musk Hires: 'It Matters Whether Someone Has A Good Heart'
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