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90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. Relan founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Incubators are now an industry segment...
90% Of Incubators And Accelerators Will Fail And That's Just Fine For America And The World

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

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Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Named Go Daddy CEO (YHOO)

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Former Yahoo and Microsoft executive Blake Irving has been named CEO of controversial web hosting company Go Daddy. More to come, but here's a bit of a shocker: GO DADDY APPOINTS BLAKE IRVING AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERTechnology Veteran Brings Product Development Focus to Go Daddy SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (Dec. 11, 2012) -...
Ex-Yahoo Product Boss Blake Irving Named Go Daddy CEO (YHOO)

Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec Keith Block President and Vice Chairman

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Salesforce.com just announced that it had named Keith Block as president and vice-chairman. If that name sounds familiar, it is the same Keith Block who used to be executive vice president for North America at the software giant Oracle. Still not ringing a bell? Block was the one found to...
Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec Keith Block President and Vice Chairman

Newsmakers 2012: Luke Friang keeps Zulily on the fast track

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Luke Friang of Zulily Perhaps no Seattle startup is moving quite as fast as Zulily, the daily deal site for moms which just scored $85 million in funding at a whopping $1 billion valuation. The company has hired hundreds of employees; opened warehouses in Ohio and Nevada; launched service in...
Newsmakers 2012: Luke Friang keeps Zulily on the fast track

GoDaddy Has A New CEO: Ex-Yahoo Blake Irving

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GoDaddy, the web-domain registration and hosting company, is today announcing a new CEO, Blake Irving. Irving had been the chief product officer at Yahoo, but he left in April 2012, around the time that about 2,000 product people were laid off from the company, largely from his division. GoDaddy itself...
GoDaddy Has A New CEO: Ex-Yahoo Blake Irving

Here they are: GeekWire's 15 Newsmakers for 2012

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It was another big year for news in the Pacific Northwest technology community, and for the past few weeks we’ve been recognizing our 2012 GeekWire Newsmakers of the Year. It’s an annual tradition honoring the people who made the biggest impact in a variety of areas of technology — from startups...
Here they are: GeekWire's 15 Newsmakers for 2012

GeekWire 200 February Update: Big Fish stays on top

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Big Fish remains the biggest fish in the Seattle startup community. The Seattle game maker leads the February update to the GeekWire 200, our ranking of the top 200 companies in the region based on publicly available information from LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other sources. It marks the third consecutive...
GeekWire 200 February Update: Big Fish stays on top

Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

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Corey Mandell Point Inside, a Seattle startup that specializes in mapping indoor spaces, has named technology veteran Corey Mandell as CTO. Mandell most recently served as senior vice president of product engineering at Kaseya Inc.  At Point Inside, he will lead development and technical operations. “Point Inside is leading the new generation...
Tech Moves: Captura co-founder joins Point Inside; ISB; Cypress; Intrepid; etc.

Today's Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow's Innovators

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Editor’s note: Peter Relan is a former programmer and Internet executive, as well as a successful serial entrepreneur, Silicon Valley executive, angel investor, and technology veteran for over 25 years. He founded YouWeb Incubator in 2007, spinning out a string of successful mobile and gaming companies. Follow him on Twitter...
Today's Acqui-Hires Will Become Tomorrow's Innovators
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Zynga's CEO Almost Broke Down In Tears Over Company's Downfall (ZNGA)

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In public, CEO Mark Pincus has been ebullient about Zynga's long-term potential, despite its plummeting stock price and steady exodus of talent. But in private meetings, the social games maker's leader has been downcast--"near tears," reports the Wall Street Journal, with employees berating him about the company's lack of a...
Zynga's CEO Almost Broke Down In Tears Over Company's Downfall (ZNGA)

Here’s what you’re missing from YouWeb and TapJoy at GamesBeat 2012

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We’re pleased to have YouWeb and Tapjoy joining in on the fun at GamesBeat 2012 next week in San Francisco. YouWeb will be shining the spotlight on its portfolio companies across two breakout sessions, while TapJoy CEO Mihir Shah will help us to figure out the mysteries of monetization,...
Here’s what you’re missing from YouWeb and TapJoy at GamesBeat 2012

MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

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Bob Wise MTN Satellite Communications, a provider of wireless communications technologies to the maritime industry, has officially opened its Seattle operation under the direction of technology veteran Robert Wise. We reported on Wise’s appointment as chief innovation officer at MTN in April, at the time noting that the Ignition-backed company...
MTN Satellite opens Seattle office, plans to double staff

Behind Mark Pincus's Bid to Save Zynga

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Tears nearly welled up in Zynga Inc. chief executive Mark Pincus’s eyes at a meeting in September with Apple Inc. director Bill Campbell. Mr. Campbell, a technology veteran who has coached Silicon Valley CEOs such as Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt, had been called in by Zynga investor and venture-capital...
Behind Mark Pincus's Bid to Save Zynga

InfoSpace CTO to resign next month

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InfoSpace has been going through a number of transformations lately, namely the company’s $287 million acquisition of TaxACT. Now, here’s another big change. Travis McElfresh, who joined the Bellevue Internet search company as chief technology officer in 2010, plans to step down effective March 23. No reason was given for...
InfoSpace CTO to resign next month

Cheezburger cuts 35% of its staff as it looks to make transition from desktop to mobile

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Breaking: Cheezburger today announced that it is cutting 24 employees or about 35 percent of its staff as it looks to make a transition from a desktop world to a mobile world. More to come: Here’s the press release: Cheezburger, one of the largest social humor sites, today announced its...
Cheezburger cuts 35% of its staff as it looks to make transition from desktop to mobile

Square COO Keith Rabois resigned following sexual harassment charges

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The esteemed technology veteran is being accused of sexual harassment, a charge Rabois vehemently denies in a post published to his Tumblr account. [Read more]...
Square COO Keith Rabois resigned following sexual harassment charges

IBM pushing System z, Power7+ chips as high as 5.5GHz, mainframes get mightier

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Ten-core, 2.4GHz Xeons? Pshaw. IBM is used to the kind of clock speeds and brute force power that lead to Europe-dominating supercomputers. Big Blue has no intentions of letting its guard down when it unveils its next generation processors at the upcoming Hot Chips conference: the company is teasing...
IBM pushing System z, Power7+ chips as high as 5.5GHz, mainframes get mightier

Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in plane crash

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Longtime Micron Technology veteran, and the company's chief executive officer Steve Appleton died today in a plane crash in Boise, Idaho....
Micron CEO Steve Appleton dies in plane crash

Silicon Valley's Open Secret: Over 26 Need Not Apply

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This is apparently what Valleyites imagine upon seeing a birthday prior to the Iran Hostage Crisis. (Photo: Shermanave.com) All the world loves a prodigy, but nowhere more so than Silicon Valley. Investors love to talk about all the exciting ideas flowing forth from the 20-somethings, and it sometimes seems startups...
Silicon Valley's Open Secret: Over 26 Need Not Apply

Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Has Found a Shoulder to Cry On

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Pincus. (Zynga) What’s it take to make a billionaire entrepreneur cry? Low morale, a talent exodus and laggard stock price, according to The Wall Street Journal’s dive into the troubles of Zynga chief executive officer Mark Pincus. Per The Journal, Mr. Pincus was encouraged to meet with Bill Campbell, a...
Zynga CEO Mark Pincus Has Found a Shoulder to Cry On
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