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9 Ways To Handle Interruptions Like A Pro

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Are you easily distracted? I bet you are. If I told you this link led to a list of funny pics of deranged kittens, you’d likely click through and quickly forget our conversation.That won’t happen this time!Interruptions do the most damage when we allow their appearance to affect us long...
9 Ways To Handle Interruptions Like A Pro

10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

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India’s massive grid blackouts this month have been the subject of much debate and much concern — and from a clean power perspective, highlights a market where there is much opportunity. But there are actually a good deal of projects in India that are already focused on installing solar projects,...
10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

Here Are Facebook's 7 Biggest Problems, According To Its Top Ad Product Exec (FB)

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Gokul Rajaram is Facebook's director of product management for ads. He recently did a detailed, free-wheeling interview with AdExchanger, in which he described seven priorities for the advertising side of Facebook's business (which is to say, virtually all of its $1 billion-per quarter business). In doing so, however, he also hinted...
Here Are Facebook's 7 Biggest Problems, According To Its Top Ad Product Exec (FB)

NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather

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NASA launched a solar telescope on Thursday that scientists hope will be able to unlock the secrets of how material gathers, moves and heats up as it travels through the Sun's lower atmosphere.Scientists say that better understanding of this part of the solar atmosphere, which sits below the corona,...
NASA launches IRIS solar mission to research space weather
What you need to know about the new fuel efficiency standard
Programmer Secretly Outsources His Job to China So He Can Get Paid to Screw Around on Reddit

RT @SoftwareCritics: Blog Update: Measuring Productivity with EPM Tools - Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes The corporate environment is... http://ow.ly/176KWJ

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RT @SoftwareCritics: Blog Update: Measuring Productivity with EPM Tools - Reading time: 2 – 2 minutes The corporate environment is... http://ow.ly/176KWJ

Cake Versus Pie: A Scientific Approach

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I love cake.  Cake is wonderful.  But it is too easy to get caught up in the idea of cake.  When you compare the data, it is clear that pie is a better choice.   1.  Ability of enjoyment to be sustained over time The first few mouthfuls of...
Cake Versus Pie: A Scientific Approach

PayMill, Rocket Internet's Stripe clone, goes live in 24 new markets across Europe

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We introduced you to PayMill, a Stripe-clone for Europe, when it launched in Germany back in August and now the Rocket Internet-backed service has taken a significant step forward after going live across 24 new markets in Europe. The expansion has been since September and is evidenced by a raft of local...
PayMill, Rocket Internet's Stripe clone, goes live in 24 new markets across Europe
Kik ups the stakes in the consumer Web's most important battle: mobile chat

The Future of Peer Review

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This guest post was written by Richard Price, founder and CEO of Academia.edu — an online community that revolves around researchers and their work. Instant distribution Many academics are excited about the future of instant distribution of research. Right now the time lag between finishing a paper, and the relevant...
The Future of Peer Review

Today's Inspiring Aerospace News: Hello Kitty Touches the Face of God

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You might already have seen this. I hadn't until just now, thanks to reader RJ of California (and in his case via The Register; also, NY Daily News). It's an absolutely charming video and set of photos from a science project by Lauren Rojas, a 13-year-old in Antioch, California, east...
Today's Inspiring Aerospace News: Hello Kitty Touches the Face of God

The sheer terror of syphilis (as seen in 1930s posters)

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A new hypothesis from economist Andrew Francis argues that the terror of syphilis was so great among US residents that the sexual revolution of the 1960s simply wasn't possible without getting the dreaded disease under control first. In his view, the development of effective treatments—most notably, penicillin—had a more...
The sheer terror of syphilis (as seen in 1930s posters)

Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion

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When trying to get people excited about your new product, setting up a contest via social channels like Twitter and Facebook has become commonplace. However, as new channels pop up, it doesn’t take long for companies to test out similar campaigns using them. Pinterest is something that is getting everyone’s...
Microsoft boldly takes to Pinterest for Nokia Lumia 900 contest and promotion
E-Commerce Startup ShopLocket Now Lets Merchants Bundle Physical And Digital Goods

Why Apple Cannibalized The iPod (AAPL)

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Remember the iPod? It just observed its 11th birthday Tuesday, though few noticed. When Apple launched the iPhone in 2007, it wasn't trying to create a huge new business as much as it was looking to protect its vital iPod franchise. In the last three months of 2007, Apple sold...
Why Apple Cannibalized The iPod (AAPL)
BenQ's RL2455HM gaming monitor cranks up response time to 1ms

Seeking My Race-Based Valentine Online [Jenér Desmond-Harris, TIME - 2/22/10]

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Seeking My Race-Based Valentine Online [Jenér Desmond-Harris, TIME - 2/22/10]

Gangnam Style star 'PSY' to perform new single live on YouTube this weekend

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YouTube announced on its official blog today that YouTube star PSY will be hitting YouTube this weekend to perform his second single “Gentleman” live for the first time ever following the success of his massively popular Gangnam Style video: This Saturday at 6:30 p.m. Korean Standard Time (2:30 a.m. PST),...
Gangnam Style star 'PSY' to perform new single live on YouTube this weekend

ShopLocket Promises Customers They Can Sell Anything, Anywhere

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A new startup called ShopLocket says it’s ready to serve people who want to sell things online, but don’t need to create a full-blown storefront. Supposedly, co-founder and CEO Katherine Hague was part of that group herself. She wanted to sell some T-shirts on her blog and website, but she...
ShopLocket Promises Customers They Can Sell Anything, Anywhere

Public Speaking – How I Prepare Every Time

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2) I assume my presentation will be in five parts: approximately 2-minute introduction, three 10-minute segments, and a 2-minute close. I use this “rule of thirds” for the three segments whether the presentation is 60 minutes or 10 minutes. (Link: Public Speaking – How I Prepare Every Time)...
Public Speaking – How I Prepare Every Time

Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

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(Photo: Startupfuneral.co) Startup parties tend to focus on the positive. Launches, app releases, and acquisitions, oh my! It’s a freaking party, after all. But the flip side also deserves to be commemorated. With booze. So goes the logic behind Startup Funeral. “Join us as we pay respects to our dearly departed...
Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'
Adria Richards' Response, Facebook's New Ad Plan and Finding the Next Steve Jobs: The AllThingsD Week In Review 3/24/13 -- 3/30/13

Convertible Debt

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Back in the summer of 2010, I wrote a post outlining why I don't like convertible debt investments. USV does a fair bit of seed investing and we have never done a convertible debt deal (although we have done bridge loans for our existing portfolio companies). My wife, aka Gotham...
Convertible Debt
This planet obeys the law—stats on volcanic eruptions show pattern called Benford's Law
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