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Microsoft picks up Seagate’s CEO for its board, expanding to 11 members

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At this point Microsoft’s board could be called a horde, it’s so large. That’s not necessarily a bad thing: having more smart people is usually better than having fewer. Today Microsoft announced that Stephen Luczo has been appointed to its board of directors. He is its 11th member. Luzco is...
Microsoft picks up Seagate’s CEO for its board, expanding to 11 members

Is The Path Between VCs and Entrepreneurs A One-Way Street?

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Over the weekend, Frist Round Capital Entrepreneur in Residence Charlie O'Donnell wrote an interesting blog post that is making its way around the venture capital and startup communities and drawing a variety of responses. O'Donnell suggests that while some VCs began their careers as entrepreneurs, most native venture capitalists have...
Is The Path Between VCs and Entrepreneurs A One-Way Street?

Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!

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Sweet ride, Mr. Draper. (Photo: Screencap) Remember how, once a year, your high school’s assistant principal and algebra teacher and the starting quarterback would all gamely appear in a student-made video, usually to celebrate Homecoming? Naturally, the same thing happens in Silicon Valley!  The team at content discovery startup Undrip...
Watch VC Tim Draper Pop Dramatically Out of a Car-For Charity!
Tales from the Trenches: GitHub

I'm at HTML5: Tales from the Development Trenches in Austin, TX http://gowal.la/s/4rKw

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I'm at HTML5: Tales from the Development Trenches in Austin, TX http://gowal.la/s/4rKw

The day everyone started touching their phones

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Five years ago today, Apple launched what would become the most exciting and successful smartphone ever produced and I was there, in the trenches, on day one. [Read more]...
The day everyone started touching their phones

The Limited - All Trenches 30% off

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The Limited - All Trenches 30% off

Addvocate opens paid beta, launches 30-day 'Pick-what-you-pay' campaign to help businesses go social

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Addvocate, the employee advocacy and coordination platform, has moved into a ‘paid beta’ freemium model with a campaign that it hopes will attract more companies to sign up. As part of a 30-day experiment, customers can sign up and pick their own price, which it will continue to pay for...
Addvocate opens paid beta, launches 30-day 'Pick-what-you-pay' campaign to help businesses go social
Instagram & me: Love at first sight

CIOs Often Clueless When It Comes To Big Data

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Everyone can relate to having a boss whose expectations do not jibe with the experience of workers in the trenches. That disconnect is happening today between CIOs and IT departments struggling with Big Data. What IT Workers Say A survey of more than 300 IT department employees has found that...
CIOs Often Clueless When It Comes To Big Data

NASA simulates fly through of ginormous crack in Antarctic glacier, takes you for virtual ride

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Swooping through the trenches of the Death Star likely ranks high on every geek's bucket list, but thanks to the global financial crisis, we likely won't be seeing Dubai's Death Star any time soon. Fortunately, the folks at NASA have rigged up a passable alternative -- flying through a...
NASA simulates fly through of ginormous crack in Antarctic glacier, takes you for virtual ride

A musicians perspective in the music biz trenches: Profiting from music recordings from now on -- http://bit.ly/b1bzjx

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A musicians perspective in the music biz trenches: Profiting from music recordings from now on -- http://bit.ly/b1bzjx

How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company

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Editor’s note: Adam Jackson is a San Francisco-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor. Follow him on Twitter at @adamjacksonsf. No part of building a startup is tougher than recruiting your team. Current supply is not meeting the demand for qualified people. Even President Obama is aware of this. And while innovative approaches, such...
How To Get Top Engineers To Open Your Email Then Join Your Company

8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC

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A friend of mine recently asked me a simple question: “After four years as a VC, knowing what you know now, what basic tips do you have for guys like me who are growing venture-backed businesses?” It got me thinking about what I’ve learned being on the other side of...
8 tips for entrepreneurs from a founder-turned-VC

Booting Up: Consumer/Copyright Protection Edition

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Google, Microsoft and Netflix receive push back on 'unethical' HTML video copyright protection proposal [Ars Technica] Obama's consumer bill of rights made public; Google, Microsoft and Apple pledge to work with 'Do Not Track' technology in web browsers [CNET] VIDEO: Anonymous responds to NSA accusation: for once, don't expect us...
Booting Up: Consumer/Copyright Protection Edition

Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

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With the introduction of newer and innovative technologies over the past few years, businesses have been trying to keep up and find creative and useful ways to adapt them to work within their organizations. Today, many companies are highly involved in social business and making it work for their customers....
Jive CEO: Social is playing a big part in business, but it should not ignore the power of being mobile

Content and commerce: is Etsy an outlier?

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Etsy is best known as an online marketplace for artsy people, but the seven year old company also publishes a popular blog about the pretty things that appear in its store and elsewhere. It’s one of the rare companies that is good at both commerce and content — but can...
Content and commerce: is Etsy an outlier?

Tech Career Advice From Google's Women

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Senior women at Google give career advice from the trenches, as the technology industry seeks to right its gender imbalance....
Tech Career Advice From Google's Women

How This Bestselling Writer Is Changing The Rules Of The Publishing Industry

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You likely know Tucker Max as the blogger and author of three bestselling books about his former debaucherous lifestyle. But you might not know that he went on to start his own publishing company called Lioncrest to support his and other authors' books. He later sold the company and now...
How This Bestselling Writer Is Changing The Rules Of The Publishing Industry
Seattle's planned fiber network: The gigabit is in the details
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BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

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As suggested in our recent article, 2010 may prove to be the year where eBooks make their real breakthrough into the mainstream. With their increasing popularity among the masses it is inevitable that eBooks will become more widely pirated online. At the moment though, largely due to the fact that...
BREIN Extends Anti-Piracy Activities To eBook Sector

Seven Questions for the Man Shaking Up HP's Operations, John Hinshaw

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After the toughest year in its history, it may be a while before many HP employees have anything resembling like a spring in their step, but the fact is that that there are early, encouraging signs that the turnaround CEO Meg Whitman is trying to engineer isn’t going to be...
Seven Questions for the Man Shaking Up HP's Operations, John Hinshaw

Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40 percent fewer scratches

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Corning has developed a new version of its Gorilla Glass for smartphones and tablets that it says will result in 40 percent fewer scratches and appear in devices later this year. Corning makes the glass used in devices from Apple, Samsung and other top-tier vendors. It introduced Gorilla Glass...
Gorilla Glass 3 promises 40 percent fewer scratches

Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.

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Would you prefer a CEO who’s in the trenches making their company worth more, or one who sings and dances for potential investors? In Facebook’s case, having Mark Zuckerberg remain the visionary rather than become a celebrity salesman will be crucial to the company staying on top. Zuckerberg’s steered Facebook around...
Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.

Why Google Fiber Doesn't Scare Your ISP

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Kansas City is about to experience the Internet as it should be. If you're in the right neighborhood, you could be enjoying downloads speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second when Google's pilot project lights up in Kansas and Missouri this September. You might think the Google initiative will...
Why Google Fiber Doesn't Scare Your ISP

The Sorry State of WinRT Apps on Windows Phone 8

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Microsoft might like you to think a properly written Windows 8 Metro-style app will work on Windows Phone 8. News from the trenches: It ain't that easy....
The Sorry State of WinRT Apps on Windows Phone 8

Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 review: Android media player that needs more of a voice

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More Info Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 remote viewfinder hands-on Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 4.2 hands-on Galaxy Player 4.0 review It wasn't all that long ago that one of the pinnacles of the gadget world was the PMP. How many gigs has yours got? Mine plays FLAC. Whoa, iPod video!...
Samsung Galaxy Player 4.2 review: Android media player that needs more of a voice

Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy’s Salman Khan Talk Education at D10

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We all probably have an opinion on the state of education, but few are in trenches are coping with its problems and actually trying to fix them. Stanford University President John Hennessy and Salman Khan are two of those people. The pair took to the stage at with Walt Mossberg...
Stanford President John Hennessy and Khan Academy’s Salman Khan Talk Education at D10

The Best of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival

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For ten days each January, in the snowy town of Park City, Utah, the year in independent cinema is set. The 2012 Sundance Film Festival was true to that promise and provided attendees with a slew of films that are sure to be not only among the year’s best,...
The Best of the 2012 Sundance Film Festival
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