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Higgs Boson For The Layman

Seed Incubator Panel: YCombinator, VentureHacks, Capital Factory, TechStars

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A decade ago, entrepreneurs saw seed funds as a means to an end. There was little effort to brand the separate groups, there were few celebrity angels and the entire VC community seemed shrouded in mystery. Enter the seed incubator model. Between Paul Graham of YCombinator, David Cohen of TechStars,...
Seed Incubator Panel: YCombinator, VentureHacks, Capital Factory, TechStars

Mongolians, Micronesians Rejoice: iTunes App Store Reaches 32 More Countries

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During his WWDC keynote address, Apple CEO Tim Cook promised the company would soon extend the iTunes App Store’s reach to 32 more countries. Yesterday afternoon the company did just that. According to an announcement broadcast to iOS developers Thursday, the App Store is now available in a grand total...
Mongolians, Micronesians Rejoice: iTunes App Store Reaches 32 More Countries

Google's Cloud Problems Disrupt Enterprise Productivity

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Yesterday's Gmail outage was not just another pain. Out-of-control code also brought down some Chrome browsers, hurting productivity for those affected. As the boundary between cloud services and native clients blur, enterprises cannot afford this kind of instability any longer. Monday was not a fun time to be a Google...
Google's Cloud Problems Disrupt Enterprise Productivity

VeriFone Brings Out The Big Guns In Its War With Square: Apple Stores

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It’s no secret that VeriFone hopes to eliminate mobile startup Square before it even officially launches. Not only did they unveil their PAYware Mobile credit card-reading device just a week after Square made headlines with its unveiling, but they almost immediately started a major advertising push in places such as...
VeriFone Brings Out The Big Guns In Its War With Square: Apple Stores

Finishing

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Today, our eldest child graduates from college. Last night, as we were leaving a house party with all of her friends and their parents and family members, Jess said "thanks for sending me to college dad". I replied "thanks for graduating Jess". Everyone got a chuckle. But I was dead...
Finishing
Amazing Alex is the No. 1 paid app in over 50 countries, but can't crack the top grossing charts

Oracle and Google reach agreement to postpone copyright damages issues to future trial

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[DEVELOPING STORY -- still adding comment]In my previous post, I discussed the state of the discussion between Judge Alsup, Oracle and Google regarding copyright damages as of yesterday afternoon. 12-05-16 Order Granting Oracle-Google Stipulation on Copyright DamagesThe short version is that there won't be a complicated analysis of the amount...
Oracle and Google reach agreement to postpone copyright damages issues to future trial

After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

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Can Facebook hold on to its hacker culture as it becomes a public company? In the buildup to the social network’s closely watched IPO today, the people who work at the company seem to be doing everything they can to stay true to their roots. After giving Mark Zuckerberg...
After all-night hackathon, Facebook rings opening bell

Open Garden

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I was on the panel of judges yesterday at TechCrunch Disrupt to select the top startup of the conference. The finalists were a very impressive group: gTar, OpenGarden, UberConference, Ark, Babelverse and Sunglass. The winner was UberConference. gTar came in a close second. Both of those companies are impressive and I support the wisdom of the...
Open Garden

Your Google Drive isn't ready? Just wait a day… or maybe two

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When we reported Tuesday that Google Drive is here, and you can install it "right now," some of our readers were understandably frustrated that they couldn't, in fact, install it right away. Some people who signed up were greeted with messages saying that their Google Drive wasn't "ready" yet,...
Your Google Drive isn't ready? Just wait a day… or maybe two

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
In Boston bombing, flood of digital evidence is a blessing and a curse

BLOOD IN THE WATER: Now Is The Time To Raid Facebook For Talent, Says Rival Exec (FB, GOOG)

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We spent much of yesterday afternoon texting back and forth with a high-powered tech exec who has been very close to Google for the past decade. He had lots of interesting things to say, but one message was particularly clear. Across the industry, startups and rivals have decided that now...
BLOOD IN THE WATER: Now Is The Time To Raid Facebook For Talent, Says Rival Exec (FB, GOOG)
Google Wallet restores prepaid cards, patches re-provisioning security hole

Did You Hear It? That Was the Sound of a Silicon Valley Wake-up Call

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If you were watching Twitter or the television yesterday afternoon — and even if you weren’t — you probably know all about the stomach-wrenching plunge that the major U.S. stock market indexes took. The Dow Jones Industrial Average alone fell more than 1,000 points, or over 10 percent, in...
Did You Hear It? That Was the Sound of a Silicon Valley Wake-up Call
Why You Should Treat Your iPhone Like a Toddler: The State of Mobile App Security [TCTV]
A Year After Being Acquired For $180 Million, OMGPOP Is Gone And Some Employees Are Taking It Hard (ZNGA)

Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?

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Yahoo's plan to bring all work-at-home employees back to the office starting in June was not meant to be a statement on the viability of telecommuting, but that's what happened. Now a company that's trying to pick itself up off of the ground is smack dab in the media spotlight,...
Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?

George Entwistle: 23 years getting to the top of the BBC. Gone in 54 days

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He was the quiet man of the BBC. After spending nearly a quarter of a century in news and factual programmes - including as an award-winning head of Newsnight - he became director general. Then the Savile storm hit the corporationWhen George Entwistle was appointed as Director general of the...
George Entwistle: 23 years getting to the top of the BBC. Gone in 54 days
Funding Daily: VC helping hands lead to startup happy feet

Google Chrome dev channel update brings theme sync, drops taskbar thumbnails

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Filed under: Google, Browsers Google has released an update to Chrome's developer channel build, and the changelog is a lengthy one. Among the plethora of bugfixes and UI tweaks are some notable changes like the arrival of theme syncing, the departure of Windows 7's taskbar thumbnails, and several minor UI...
Google Chrome dev channel update brings theme sync, drops taskbar thumbnails

Video Exclusive: Here's Groupon's Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site's Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (or Lack Thereof)

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It’s not well known, but last year before it went public, Groupon almost didn’t. With pressure from former board member Howard Schultz and also doubts about timing expressed by outside investors such as Marc Andreessen and Mary Meeker to CEO Andrew Mason, the Chicago-based daily deals site pressed forward...
Video Exclusive: Here's Groupon's Andrew Mason Talking About Daily Deals Site's Stock Smack, Future Plans and IPO Regrets (or Lack Thereof)

Apple's Wins Big Time with 16 Design Patents in China

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Apple was granted a whopping sixteen design wins in Hong Kong China late yesterday afternoon. Fourteen out of the sixteen designs relate to elements found in iPhoto for iOS. The designs include high profile images such as the iPhoto icon ...<img width='1' height='1' src='http://patentlyapple.feedsportal.com/c/34438/f/628517/s/291da472/mf.gif' border='0'/><div class='mf-viral'><table border='0'><tr><td valign='middle'><a href="http://share.feedsportal.com/viral/sendEmail.cfm?lang=en&title=Apple%27s+Wins+Big+Time+with+16+Design+Patents+in+China&link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.patentlyapple.com%2Fpatently-apple%2F2013%2F03%2Fapples-wins-big-time-with-16-design-patents-in-china.html" target="_blank"><img...
Apple's Wins Big Time with 16 Design Patents in China
Apple to release Lightning to HDMI and Lightning to VGA adapters, available soon

EA "confident" it can avoid repeat of SimCity launch debacle

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While a staggered worldwide launch for EA's new SimCity wasn't enough to prevent substantial launch problems in North America yesterday, the publisher is projecting confidence that it will have the issues fixed in time for the launch in Europe, Australia, and Japan on Thursday and the UK on Friday....
EA "confident" it can avoid repeat of SimCity launch debacle

Findery, Caterina Fake's Startup Previously Named 'Pinwheel', Debuts In Public Beta

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Findery, the new location-based note sharing startup from Flickr and Hunch co-founder Caterina Fake, launched in public beta yesterday afternoon. Findery lets you take photos and notes from specific locations and tag them on a map anywhere in the world for other people to see and discover. The public launch...
Findery, Caterina Fake's Startup Previously Named 'Pinwheel', Debuts In Public Beta

SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

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SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin has been down this path before, as detailed in his extensive account of the company’s attempt to raise a large round of venture capital funding last year. But this time, with a different investor, the deal has actually closed. They’re so excited...
SEOmoz raises $18 million, Brad Feld joining board — and yes, the deal has closed

Runaway Facebook Threads! 5 Tips B2B Community Managers Should Master

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Alert! Alert! Your social community is in crisis! Remember that third-party article you posted to the company Facebook Wall yesterday afternoon? Its content sure didn’t seem controversial at the time. In fact, you deemed it the perfect intersection of informative, relevant, interesting, and... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Runaway Facebook Threads! 5 Tips B2B Community Managers Should Master

In Counterclaim Against TV Networks, Aereo Compares Itself to the Advent of the VCR and DVD

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via VentureBeat Perhaps its public posturing in advance of its Wednesday launch, but Aereo couldn't seem less bothered about the two copyright infringement lawsuits the startup is currently facing in the Southern District of New York. Case in point, the counterclaim--not countersuit as reported elsewhere--that Aereo filed yesterday afternoon against...
In Counterclaim Against TV Networks, Aereo Compares Itself to the Advent of the VCR and DVD
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