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Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs

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This is what we talk about when we talk about Disrupt. uBeam, a small startup founded by Meredith Perry, a 22-year-old new graduate from the University of Pennsylvania, has taken on $750,000 in seed funding to build out its technology for wirelessly charging electronic devices. uBeam’s investors include Founders Fund’s...
Disruptive, Defined: uBeam Lands $750K To Let You Charge Gadgets Without Plugs
Tech Cocktail nabs $2.5M to become the 'leaders' of VegasTech
Tony Hsieh's Downtown Vegas Project Just Bought 100 Teslas
Tony Hsieh makes another crazy bet, buys 100 Tesla Model Ss to rent to Downtown Vegas residents
PandoMonthly with Tony Hsieh Post-Event Recap

Square's Man On The Street Desperately Wants To Know The People Behind Your Business

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Andy Santamaria's job is "understanding the story" of each of the living, breathing merchants Square works with. People have all sorts of unusual obsessions or infatuations; for Square's Andy Santamaria, it always happened to be small business. Santamaria worked for a while at a coffee shop in Minneapolis, which...
Square's Man On The Street Desperately Wants To Know The People Behind Your Business

Vegas startup Rumgr raises $500K for a better, prettier Craigslist app

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Startup classifieds service Rumgr has just received funding to be a sort of suped-up Craigslist. It’s a mobile and web location-based marketplace that lets you snap images of your unwanted stuff, browse pictures of other people’s unwanted stuff, sell, trade, barter, and buy to your heart’s content. You can post items for sale...
Vegas startup Rumgr raises $500K for a better, prettier Craigslist app
Tony Hsieh's New Twist on Hacking the Downtown Vegas Tech Ecosystem

Refreshing Honesty On Why Zappos Sold To Amazon

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Back when Amazon bought Zappos for a little over a billion dollars, it left a lot of people scratching their heads. Zappos had been growing like gangbusters, gettings tons of positive attention, in part due to its obsessive commitment to over delivering on customer service, as well as its unique...
Refreshing Honesty On Why Zappos Sold To Amazon
An inside look at the high-tech awakening in Las Vegas
Don’t Be Hands Off With Corporate Culture

Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants

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Zirtual, a marketplace that matches professionals with virtual executive assistants, has raised $2 million in Series A funding from Tony Hsieh, VegasTechFund, and Mayfield Fund. Zirtual, which currently has an office in San Francisco, is opening a new headquarters in downtown Las Vegas as part of Hsieh’s Downtown Project to...
Zirtual Raises $2M From Mayfield, Tony Hsieh To Match Professionals With Virtual Executive Assistants

The Billion Dollar Question About Tony Hsieh's Las Vegas Experiment

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There are only a few cool bars on Fremont Street in downtown Las Vegas, and on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh has hit up most of them.  He made his way from Commonwealth, a pub that just opened, to Le Thai, where he shared a round of shots while talking to...
The Billion Dollar Question About Tony Hsieh's Las Vegas Experiment
Joor Banks $3.25M to Modernize Fashion Wholesale

Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s Downtown Project just announced a new venture called Project 100, a complete transportation system for Las Vegas. For a monthly subscription fee, users will be able to borrow a car, get a driver thanks to an app or take a bike for a ride. But the...
Downtown Project Buys 100 Teslas To Launch Project 100, A Car-Sharing Service In Las Vegas

Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

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Startup Weekend, the organization famous for its self-described 54-hour “entrepreneurship boot camp” has teamed up with the Kauffman Foundation on a new worldwide competition its calling the Global Startup Battle. It says that it hopes that 1,200 new companies and startups will be created in just one week from Kansas...
Startup Weekend begins its 2012 Global Startup Battle, aims to build 1,200 companies in over 130 cities

Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years

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Alfred Lin of Sequoia Capital will join the board of directors of Airbnb, the lodging marketplace that's one of the most-watched private companies in Silicon Valley today, Business Insider has learned. Lin and an Airbnb spokesperson confirmed his hire to us on Friday, after Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced it...
Airbnb Finally Lands The Zappos Veteran It's Eyed For Years
It Turns Out Hollywood Has Always Been Stupid

WWZD?

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Zappos division 6pm.com screwed up and then manned up, making a mistake that capped all prices at $50 but honoring the sales and losing $1.6 million. The company blogged about it — apologizing, even — and then Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh tweeted about it. The king of customer service —...
WWZD?
An In-Depth Look At The Most Impressive People of 2012

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin

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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh believes hard in the value of community. That might sound a little... nambypamby. Except that it really isn't. Consider the evidence: Hsieh engineered Zappos to be synonymous with excellent customer service, engendering cult-like loyalty among customers. Then last November, Zappos sold the business to Amazon for...
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh On Building A Virtuous Business In The City Of Sin
WOW. Anonymous Donor Buys Out Rest of Jonah Peretti Tickets, on One Condition...

Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

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Zappos-owned e-commerce site 6pm.com had a little pricing problem this weekend: A glitch in its system marked down every product in the store to $49.95. By the time the problem was fixed, the store had lost $1.6 million. So, did Zappos cancel the orders or charge the customers the...
Zappos Eats $1.6 Million In Pricing Snafu

How Code.org's 'Learn To Code' Video Starring Zuck And Gates Surpassed 12M Views In 2 Weeks

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You probably wouldn’t exactly expect a short film about computer programming to be a blockbuster hit, but that’s exactly what’s happened with the ‘Learn To Code’ short film that computer science non-profit Code.org debuted last month. The film, which is in both five minute and nine minute versions and was...
How Code.org's 'Learn To Code' Video Starring Zuck And Gates Surpassed 12M Views In 2 Weeks
Daniel Ek, Chris Sacca, Kevin Systrom and More: This Fall's Three-City, Seven-Mogul PandoMonthly Line Up

Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Bought Out One of Meetup’s Shareholders

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Mr. Hsieh/Mr. Wiggles Earlier this month, Meetup CEO Scott Heiferman announced the newest member of the Meetup cap table: Zappos front man Tony Hsieh. "indeed, tony (zappos ceo) bought out one of our shareholders," Mr. Heiferman wrote in a company-wide email. "i'm thrilled--because tony is a true hero of great companies, cultures, customer...
Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Bought Out One of Meetup’s Shareholders

The Books That Influenced Tech's Most Influential People

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What are the books that influenced Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk and Bill Gates? The following books shaped tech's most influential people and helped them become the CEOs and global leaders they are today.Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos enjoys business book "Built to Last" and a fictional novel, "The Remains...
The Books That Influenced Tech's Most Influential People
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Take A Tour Of JetSuite, The High-Tech Private Jet That Silicon Valley Bigshots Love

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JetSuite is the private plane for hire that has become  popular with the Silicon Valley's most powerful players. Its planes are super high tech. Every plane in the fleet has WiFi. They also feature state-of-the-art avionics from Garmin and they are smaller than the typical private Jet, which makes them...
Take A Tour Of JetSuite, The High-Tech Private Jet That Silicon Valley Bigshots Love
How Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh Will Change Las Vegas
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