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Merjerz puts a crowdsourcing spin on M&A

Every Great Business Is An Argument (from 2008)

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Completely through happenstance, I came upon this post I wrote for American Express more than four years ago. I think it still stands up today. I never posted it on Searchblog, and I’d like my writing to be collected here. So call this a lightly edited blast from the archives…....
Every Great Business Is An Argument (from 2008)

Attention Wantrepreneurs: You No Longer Need a Startup Idea to Apply to Y Combinator

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Could I make this any easier for you? (via twitter/paulg) Paul Graham's plan to give away his best billion dollar ideas? That was so last week. The man who pioneered the practice of the startup idea freebie has taken the "You don't need to come up with your idea" thesis...
Attention Wantrepreneurs: You No Longer Need a Startup Idea to Apply to Y Combinator

YouTube - Bernanke Repudiates 2002 Thesis

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YouTube - Bernanke Repudiates 2002 Thesis

Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

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Would you be willing to wear an additional device in order to avoid interacting with another? That's the conundrum posed to us by Christian Loclair, a master's student at the Hasso Plattner Institute. His thesis, titled Thumb on Hand Interaction, proposes that users control their mobile equipment with simple...
Researcher proposes Thumb on Hand gestures, no touchscreen necessary (video)

A Short Film about an Extraordinary Light Switch

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(YouTube Link) Switch is a short film that Tyson Hesse made for his graduating thesis at the Savannah College of Art and Design. It’s about a young man who falls into a dark room that is empty except for one light switch. Whenever he toggles it, very appealing or...
A Short Film about an Extraordinary Light Switch

Investors to Startups: It's Not You, It's Me

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Unfortunately, you can't always explain why a venture capitalist chooses to invest in one startup and not in another. Despite what some will claim, there is no magic formula that entrepreneurs can follow to assure them funding 100% of the time; these are just guidelines to follow to increase your...
Investors to Startups: It's Not You, It's Me

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

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Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been recycling a bunch of his own content in pieces for various publishers. Jim Romenesko discovered the first example...
Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

The Listserve Hits 10,000 Subscribers, Will Launch This Week

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(youtube.com) Remember the The Listserve, the email list project announced last week out of NYU's ITP masters program that would only launch if it reached 10,000 subscribers? Seems like people aren't too afraid of it becoming spammy, because the team hit their 10,000 goal on Sunday afternoon, just a few days...
The Listserve Hits 10,000 Subscribers, Will Launch This Week

WhatsApp founder says he doesn't want to hurt carriers, much

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Given how much the world has already noticed that instant messaging can be cheaper than SMS, it's surprising to see the founder of WhatsApp trying to persuade carriers that he's actually doing them a favor. In an interview with Reuters, Brian Acton said that his messaging service is "facilitating...
WhatsApp founder says he doesn't want to hurt carriers, much

App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

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Needless to say, photo ownership is a sticky topic. Just ask all the people who left Instagram in December over Instagram’s terms of service and the question of photo ownership and rights. So not surprisingly, one of the biggest champions of personal data ownership and paid services when it comes...
App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos
How Washington, DC became the capital of bike-sharing in the US
Jaron Lanier: Information doesn't want to be free, and ads are screwed

Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents

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In 2008 James Bessen and Michael Meurer came out with a truly excellent book, Patent Failure. It's chock full of excellent information and a pretty wide survey of the research showing just how much patents harm innovation. While I don't necessarily agree with the "solutions" proposed, the key thesis of...
Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

Bump launches Flock for Android, now more users can share their photos collectively and privately

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Bump, the company that allowed contact information to be shared simply by tapping phones against each other, has released an Android version to its Flock application, which takes photos a user wants to share and post it into a private album for their friends to see. Now, those on iPhone...
Bump launches Flock for Android, now more users can share their photos collectively and privately

Reimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper Book

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Kevin Kelly's book What Technology Wants was one of my favorite non-fiction books of 2011. In my April 2011 review, I gave it 5 out of 5 stars. It's fitting that Kelly's book is the first to be turned into an iPad app on a new iOS platform called Citia....
Reimagining Books: How Citia's iPad App Compares to a Paper Book
Leaked iPad 3 parts match, suggest Sharp-made Retina Display

Hitting Your Stride

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I met with a friend who was in town last week. He told me he had "hit his stride" as an investor in the past year and a half. He is a former entrepreneur who became an angel investor and then a VC. I had a similar conversation with the...
Hitting Your Stride

News Corp.'s IGN Head Roy Bahat Leaves

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Roy Bahat, who heads up News Corp.’s IGN Web unit, is leaving the company. Bahat had spent more than a year trying to engineer a spin-off of the business, which publishes Web sites that cater to dudes who like video games and other stuff dudes like. News Corp. also publishes...
News Corp.'s IGN Head Roy Bahat Leaves

Dyn's Andy Piggot talks about growth hacking and how data can help marketers scale a company

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At The Next Web Conference 2013 last month, Dyn’s Vice President of E-Commerce and Marketing Andy Piggot gave a presentation about Growth Hacking. It was his thesis that there are skills needed and challenges to overcome in order for any organization to grow. Growth hacking is somewhat of a contentious...
Dyn's Andy Piggot talks about growth hacking and how data can help marketers scale a company

Facebook Surges On Upgrade, Analysts See 30%+ Upside

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Facebook (FB) was surging 7% this morning on an upgrade from Bernstein and a bullish note from Topeka. Bernstein analyst Carlos Kirjner upgraded the stock today to Outperform with a $33 price target, about 32% above current trading levels. Kirjner's thesis is based on the idea that the Street is...
Facebook Surges On Upgrade, Analysts See 30%+ Upside

Apple intern's thesis leaks secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors

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An academic paper written by a former Apple intern who now serves as a Core OS engineer at the company has revealed that it was working on a secret experiment to port Mac OS X Snow Leopard to the ARM architecture....
Apple intern's thesis leaks secret project to port Mac OS X to ARM processors

British Library to archive every UK digital publication from tomorrow

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If you were ever paranoid that your employer was reading your social media missives, imagine being the subject of some future student's grad school thesis. From tomorrow, Britain's six biggest libraries will be entitled to crawl and archive the web in an attempt to create the UK's official digital...
British Library to archive every UK digital publication from tomorrow
Betable's partnership with Frima's 3Oak will put a new twist on real-money gambling games

My Love for Blogging

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Blogging is such an opportunity. I’m sad to see people abandoning the chance to express, to connect, to build relationships. For me, the love of blogging (and what it means to me) is why I’ve been in the game so long. It’s how I’ve met most of my current friends....
My Love for Blogging
The secret formula for a great cleantech team

Apple's 'black hole' ecosystem will drive market share past Android, Yankee Group says

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale In a global smartphone market that Android has been expanding at a breakneck pace, a bright spot for Apple has been increasing market share in the lucrative U.S. domestic market. A new report from the Yankee Group says...
Apple's 'black hole' ecosystem will drive market share past Android, Yankee Group says
YAHOO IS BURNING: Mail And Search Traffic Are Dropping Staggeringly Fast

Pocket Change opens up its virtual loyalty currency for Android game devs

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In a bid to make its virtual currency platform more useful for Android game developers, Pocket Change has opened up its platform, allowing devs to give players rewards for any actions they’d like. Previously, Pocket Change only rewarded players for interacting with an app once a day. Now, developers...
Pocket Change opens up its virtual loyalty currency for Android game devs
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?