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Cupple's acquisition by its US rival is a shining example of how UK startups can succeed outside London

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The argument that startups can thrive all over the UK, not just London, has been given a boost with the news over the weekend that Path-like private sharing app aimed at couples, Cupple has been acquired by similar Silicon Valley-based firm Pair (which is rebranding itself as Couple). Given the...
Cupple's acquisition by its US rival is a shining example of how UK startups can succeed outside London

Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content

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We told you a bit about Ev Williams and his vision for the future of publishing with his new company, Medium, the other day. I mentioned in that piece that the company was hiring a variety of interesting positions. Today, Williams announced a new addition, a Director of Content. The...
Medium Hires Former ICM Literary Agent, Kate Lee, As Its Director Of Content
With major apps in the bag, Instagram could be BlackBerry's next big score
Consumer-focused Maveron formalizes its Seed program, will make one investment per month

Memo: Ballmer rallies troops around Surface, hints at Office, Windows Phone news

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Yesterday was a big moment in Microsoft’s history, as the company unveiled its own tablet computer, Surface, moving into the PC hardware business for the first time. After unveiling the tablet on stage in Hollywood, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sent a memo to the company’s employees, expressing his enthusiasm for...
Memo: Ballmer rallies troops around Surface, hints at Office, Windows Phone news
From Amazon's cloud guy: 6 hiring tips for startups

From Hopes and Dreams to The Real Thing

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Companies start out as hopes and dreams and stay there for at least a little while. Even after the product has been launched and users are jumping aboard, the company is still in hopes and dreams mode.But eventually one of three things happens to a company; it goes out of...
From Hopes and Dreams to The Real Thing

Tenacity And Persistence Pays Off

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Continuing the theme of case studies for MBA Mondays, I want to use a milestone that was passed last night to make a bigger point about startups. I have known Scott Heiferman since the late 90s. He was one of the early NYC web 1.0 entrepreneurs. We were quite friendly...
Tenacity And Persistence Pays Off

Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

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Yahoo has closed a deal to sell a portion of its stake in Chinese Internet company Alibaba, netting $4.3 billion for the company. In a memo to employees, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she will return $3.65 billion of that money to shareholders. Yahoo will be keeping $650 million. Here...
Yahoo To Give Shareholders $3.65 Billion (YHOO)

Q&A: London's leading technology investors

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The capital's investment experts tell us how they go about identifying the next big thing – and about the opportunities that slipped through their fingersSONALI DE RYCKERSonali De Rycker is a partner at Accel Partners in London. From offices around the world, Accel manages funds totalling $9bn. De Rycker's investments...
Q&A: London's leading technology investors

Lee Miller's header buries Huddersfield Town to boost Carlisle United's hopes

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Carlisle United have come late to the League One promotion shake-up but now present a formidable threat in the play-offsNo one leaves Brunton Park early. Carlisle United go the distance. They wear "Stobart" on their shirts. On Saturday they went to the fifth of five minutes of added time to...
Lee Miller's header buries Huddersfield Town to boost Carlisle United's hopes

Fruugo quits Helsinki, boss blames everyone else

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Troubled Finnish startup Fruugo is on the move. After burning through some €37 million ($48 million) in funding over the past few years — apparently generating only €100,000 in revenues along the way — the ambitious-but-struggling e-commerce company is shifting the remainder of its operation to the U.K. and leaving...
Fruugo quits Helsinki, boss blames everyone else

Shigeru Miyamoto: A rushed game is forever bad

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In the second part of our interview, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto talks about the troubled launch for the Nintendo 3DS and the future of the casual gaming market• Read Part 1 of our interview with MiyamotoMiyamoto's career at Nintendo has been defined by his tenacity. His creative commitment to perfection...
Shigeru Miyamoto: A rushed game is forever bad
The Difference Between "Entrepreneur Friendly" and Straight Up Coddling
How Intel's new president Renee James learned the ropes from the legendary Andy Grove

Steve Ballmer Takes Potshot At Google In Leaked Memo About The Launch Of The Surface (MSFT, GOOG)

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CEO Steve Ballmer sent out a company wide email about Microsoft's new Surface tablet. Todd Bishop at Geekwire got a copy. For the most part, it's a pretty bland rah-rah email. However there is one funny little zinger where he makes fun of Google+: "We made search more social (and...
Steve Ballmer Takes Potshot At Google In Leaked Memo About The Launch Of The Surface (MSFT, GOOG)
Achieving success through 'accidental entrepreneurship'

The evolution of the businessman (infographic)

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Business is so easy, even a caveman could do it – and he did. What was once the business of surviving has evolved over the years, but with one underlying similarity – the best will outlast the rest. The infographic below demonstrates significant eras of business by reintroducing prominent characters...
The evolution of the businessman (infographic)
Dragonfly in the Amber: How Our Data Gets Locked Away in Obsolete Technology

Electroslave

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We are slaves of electricity. Outwardly, it might appear that Tesla and Edison wrangled electricity into submission — into usable power — but really, ever since the first commercial light bulb and high-fidelity telegraph, electricity has ruled the lives of men.Almost every facet of contemporary society is dictated by the...
Electroslave

The great firewall: China's digital margins

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The Great Wall stands as a monolith of Chinese history. Spanning thousands of miles, it is a monument to the unrelenting tenacity of China’s ancestors, their ability to bend nature to their defensive needs. Today, the Great Wall is a relic for tourists. China isn’t so much at war at...
The great firewall: China's digital margins

Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Be an Early Adopter Brand

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It has become standard practice for big brands and businesses to setup shop on Twitter and Facebook and use the social mediums to connect with customers.That’s all yesterday’s news now. But the early adopter brands who paved the way for the rest to follow suit have become the success...
Why It’s More Important Than Ever To Be an Early Adopter Brand
Engineers, want to work for Facebook? Just map the entire Internet

Hunting feral hogs. At night. With drones.

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The Dehogaflier in flight Wild hogs have become a huge problem in places like Louisiana, rooting up fields in their quest for food and generally being extraordinary 200 pound pests. Given their size, smarts, and tenacity, feral hogs can be hard to kill—and that's when you can even find...
Hunting feral hogs. At night. With drones.
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Vungle’s Co-Founders Hustle Their Way To A $2 Million Seed Round

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I hear the word “hustle” used a lot. Probably 10 times a day. It seems to be everyone’s new favorite word. As everyone hops on the “hustler” bandwagon, the definition of the word has started to get a bit fuzzy. More often than not, the folks using it seem...
Vungle’s Co-Founders Hustle Their Way To A $2 Million Seed Round

Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8 SDK

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Microsoft has released the Windows Phone 8 SDK for the Build developer conference, now taking place on the Redmond campus. The SDK is described as an environment “for building apps and games for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 7.5.” That’s pretty obvious but why 7.5? That’s the odd thing...
Microsoft Releases Windows Phone 8 SDK

New Yahoo Board Member Says He Joined Because Of Marissa Mayer's 'Very Ballsy Move' (YHOO)

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PayPal cofounder, Silicon Valley investor, and former Slide CEO Max Levchin joined Yahoo's board on Tuesday. Yesterday, he wrote a blog post explaining why: As announced by Yahoo! this morning, I have been asked and agreed to join its Board of Directors. It is an honor to be asked, in...
New Yahoo Board Member Says He Joined Because Of Marissa Mayer's 'Very Ballsy Move' (YHOO)

New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb

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Zac Vawter thinks big. A software engineer and former competitive long-distance runner, Vawter’s blog is a list of his not-so-modest aspirations, things like winning a marathon or writing a new large-scale search engine. After the motorcycle accident that took his right leg, Vawter kept running and quickly volunteered as a...
New mind-controlled bionic limb to debut with a 103-story stair-climb
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