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For China-based accelerator Haxlr8r, 'hardware is the new software'

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The application deadline for the second batch of startups for badass hardware accelerator Haxlr8r is coming up on November 18th, so now’s your chance to get hacking. The three-month program is based in Shenzhen, China (AKA the world’s factory) to bring entrepreneurs close to their production bases. The accelerator culminates in...
For China-based accelerator Haxlr8r, 'hardware is the new software'

Here's Why Enterprise Startups Have An Easier Time Raising Big Money

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Raising money for your startup is a tough process. But you have to do it to get the capital that will let you grow your good idea. Some startups have it easier than others, though. In fact, there's one class of startups that, when they can demonstrate success, can usually raise a...
Here's Why Enterprise Startups Have An Easier Time Raising Big Money
Futurist Ray Kurzweil hired by Google to advance language processing and artificial intelligence

This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other

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OkCupid is trying to make it even easier for people to find love.  Today, the dating company is launching a standalone app called Crazy Blind Date that sets up dates for single people. To use it, all you have to do is sign up, create a basic profile, select places...
This App Schedules A Date Between Two People Who Know Nothing About Each Other
Because Of This Chart, A Serious Person Posited That Samsung Might Someday Buy Google (SSNLF, GOOG)

What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

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When Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family...
What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.)

European Space Agency ponders asteroid-smashing mission

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The European Space Agency (ESA) is contemplating smashing a spacecraft into an asteroid. Enlarge / The AIDA mission's trajectory, ending with an impact with 65803 Didymos. EPSC The proposed mission, called AIDA (for "Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment"), would consist of a pair of spacecraft (sadly, not named Armageddon...
European Space Agency ponders asteroid-smashing mission

This Startup's Revenue Exploded From ~ $10 To ~$30 Million Last Year

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No, Thrillist won't be eyeing an IPO anytime soon. But its business has grown leaps and bounds in the past year. We spoke with cofounder Ben Lerer who updated us on all of the numbers. In the past year, Thrillist's revenue has more than tripled. Lerer says it grew...
This Startup's Revenue Exploded From ~ $10 To ~$30 Million Last Year

Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing

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YouTube didn’t need ads to spread itself – instead it used embeds. Ad via Laughing Squid The rise of the Growth Hacker The new job title of “Growth Hacker” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley’s culture, emphasizing that coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being...
Growth Hacker is the new VP Marketing
Could paintballs deflect an asteroid headed for Earth?
Navigating from services to products: Detroit Labs follows the Google model

World's first cyborg says Apple, RIM will have their own Google Glass

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Steve Mann says he’s the world’s first cyborg — and that you’ll join him as one pretty soon. “It’s kind of obvious that everyone is moving along that trajectory,” Mann told The New York Times in an interview published on Tuesday. According to Mann, it won’t be long until...
World's first cyborg says Apple, RIM will have their own Google Glass

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

AngelPad's Sixth Batch Of Startups Includes Companies Working On Drones, Storage, And More

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AngelPad, the San Francisco-based accelerator founded by former Googlers, held its sixth demo day yesterday. I wasn’t there (I know, it’s super-embarrassing), but I did get to meet with founding partners Thomas Korte and Carine Magescas today to talk about the newest batch of companies. Magescas said that in the...
AngelPad's Sixth Batch Of Startups Includes Companies Working On Drones, Storage, And More

Business Development In Silicon Valley Is Now API-Centric, Not People-Centric

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The rise of the Growth HackerThe new job title of “Growth Hacker” is integrating itself into Silicon Valley’s culture, emphasizing that coding and technical chops are now an essential part of being a great marketer. Growth hackers are a hybrid of marketer and coder, one who looks at the traditional...
Business Development In Silicon Valley Is Now API-Centric, Not People-Centric

Angry Birds Maker Says This Year Will Be A Monster Year With FIVE New Games

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Angry Birds is boldly going where no other game has gone before. Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, is releasing Angry Birds Space next week. It's the latest version of Angry Birds, which will feature gravity-based gameplay that will make you bend the trajectory of your bird around planetoids....
Angry Birds Maker Says This Year Will Be A Monster Year With FIVE New Games

Visualizing Apple’s Quarterly Results

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Fantastic tool by Francesco Schwarz for visualizing Apple unit sale and revenue growth over the past decade. I stumbled across this earlier today when I asserted that the iPhone is now far more popular and profitable then the iPod ever was. Figured I should double check that, just to make...
Visualizing Apple’s Quarterly Results
'Big data' startup Sociocast has served 700M 'Prediction API' calls since shifting to SMBs (exclusive)
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How Much Revenue Does It Take To Be A $1B Public Company?

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Editor’s note: Patrick Moran is an executive at New Relic, a SaaS web app performance company with over 21,000 active customers. Follow him on Twitter @patrickmoran. With all the chatter about Billion dollar valuations — like Instagram, Evernote, Splunk —  combined with recent S1 filings and IPOs, the topic of tech...
How Much Revenue Does It Take To Be A $1B Public Company?

Stunning iPhone app is our first taste of the new Google

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The bold new design of the Google+ iPhone app has major implications for the future of Google's social network, and the trajectory of the company. [Read more]...
Stunning iPhone app is our first taste of the new Google
Angry Birds Space gets geeky with awesome real-life demo from NASA (video)

Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences

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Scott Golder recently wrote blog post at Cloudera entitled “Scaling Social Science with Hadoop” where he accounts for “how social scientists are using large scale computation.” He begins with a delightful quote from George Homans: The methods of social science are dear in time and money and getting dearer every...
Big Data: Opportunities for Computational and Social Sciences
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Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

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Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that is more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds. This time, the game game centers around whiz kid Alex and his creations, where players set...
Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

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Facebook had another tough day today in the public markets, with shares now trading at around $28 after debuting less than two weeks ago at $42.05. Good timing, then, for a new slideshow report out today from the boutique French consulting firm faberNovel, which encourages us to look at the...
Why Facebook Is Still The Perfect Startup (Slides)

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call

Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

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Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundamentally changes the game. But apparently, that’s the point. Rovio took us to the international...
Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)
Don't count gaming consoles out in 2013

Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app

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Red Bull is best known for giving you wings, through its range of carbonated, caffeinated and sickly sweet beverages. But it also sponsors a heck of a lot of events, not to mention an entire football (soccer) team in New York. With one eye on the sporting realm, Red Bull...
Urban Futbol: Red Bull's 'Balcony Shot' reimagined as an addictive, Angry Birds-esque football app
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