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Exclusive: Google is planning a 'Pixel 3' laptop running the 'Andromeda' OS for release in Q3 2017

Two independent and reliable sources have confirmed to us that Google is planning a new Pixel laptop to be released in Q3 2017. The project, known …

Google Strategy Teardown: Betting The Future On AI, Cloud Services, And (Tamed) Moonshots

Artificial intelligence is the thread running throughout Google, including autonomous vehicles, enterprise cloud, and its new smartphone line.<p>Since …

Alphabet reports a strong third quarter despite free-falling advertising values

Alphabet’s strategy of trying to stuff the difference between declining mobile advertising value with additional clicks appears to still be paying off as the company once again showed Wall Street that it can make a ton of money and continue to grow.<p>Alphabet (we’re just gonna call it what it is …

Wall Street

Google is building a new hardware division under former Motorola chief Rick Osterloh

Google Glass finally gets a home.<p>Rick Osterloh is coming back to Google. The former president of Motorola, who left the Lenovo-led handset maker last month, has been hired by Google to run a new division to unify the company’s disparate hardware projects, <b>Re/code</b> has learned.<p>A Google rep confirmed …

Android Phones

New Whitepaper Released: “30 Q&A that Every SaaS Revenue Leader Needs to Know”

In 2009, Bessemer wrote the ground rules for every cloud-based business with the game-changing white paper, “Bessemer’s Top 10 Laws of Cloud …

SaaS Metrics 2.0 – Detailed Definitions

• 1.1Kshares<p>Intro<p>This page is a supplement to the the SaaS Metrics 2.0 blog post. It provides detailed definitions for each of the key metrics used in …

SaaS Metrics 2.0 – A Guide to Measuring and Improving what Matters

• 6.7Kshares<p><i>“If you cannot measure it, you cannot improve it” – Lord Kelvin</i><p>This article is a comprehensive and detailed look at the key metrics that …

Product Management

UK retailer leaks Google's Pixel phones in detail

Here are Google's Pixel phones. Again! In some unfortunate error, UK phone seller Carphone Warehouse has full listings for two phones, cementing what we've already heard or seen, as well as demonstrating how Google hopes to pitch the two devices to smartphone shoppers.<p>Gallery: Google Pixel leak at …

Everything Google announced at today's Pixel hardware event

Kicking off the show at its hardware launch, Google CEO Sundar Pichai touted the shift from mobile to artificial intelligence that allowed for two-way conversation and natural dialogue. He described Google’s desire to build an ‘individual Google’ for each user before detailing some interesting AI …

Bessemer SaaS Law # 4

Bessemer SaaS Law # 4. Separate your “hunters” and “farmers” and pay them all on<br>CMRR growth. As soon as you have climbed the Sales Learning Curve and …

Andreessen, Horowitz: Venture Capital's New Bad Boys

<i>This story appears in the May 21, 2012 issue of Forbes Magazine.</i><p>Christian Wiklund dropped an e-mail to Marc Andreessen this past February, asking to meet with the Internet legend-turned-venture capitalist and pick his brain. The pair had met briefly in 2009, as Wiklund was still in the early stages …

Portfolio Value Acceleration with Entrepreneurs and Executives

One of my responsibilities at our firm is helping to accelerate value creation in our portfolio companies. One of our ongoing challenges is …

Helping Startups Hit a Home Run, VC Style

Lots of venture capitalists claim to add value to the companies in which they invest. But how do they do it? And does it really produce better …

How to Run Your Company Based on Metrics: What, Why, How, Who, and When

I review a lot of board decks with a beautifully hand-crafted page with metrics for the company. That makes me nervous. I prefer to see a screenshot …

The authors recently completed the first-ever study of how venture capitalists systematically help their portfolio companies grow. They found that certain VCs a...

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How to See America’s National Parks in the Lap of Luxury

The National Park Service turns 100 years old this summer, sending Americans to the Grand Canyon and Zion in droves. In a statement earlier this …

Stripe brings its Connect marketplace platform to Europe, Stripe clone Paymill finds a buyer

As the number of apps and sites for buying and selling goods and services continues to grow, we’re seeing a shakeout among the companies that help make those wheels of commerce turn, with the biggest of the lot continuing to scale up and those that have failed to grow getting swallowed up.<p>Stripe, …

UK healthcare products regulator in talks with Google/DeepMind over its Streams app

An app being made by DeepMind, the Google -owned AI company, working in collaboration with the NHS Royal Free Trust in London and being used to help identify hospital patients who might be at risk of acute kidney disease (AKI) is not currently in use, TechCrunch has learned.<p>The collaboration …

Radiation Therapy

Google connects BigQuery to Google Drive and Sheets

Google today announced that it is bringing some of its Google Cloud Platform and Google Apps tools a little bit closer together. BigQuery, Google’s serverless analytics data warehousing service, will now be able to read files from Google Drive and access spreadsheets from Google Sheets.<p>There has …

Google Drive

The Year Of Mobile Payments

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Alix Murphy is a mobile telecommunications industry professional with experience in electronic and mobile identity, mobile payments and international development sectors. She is a senior mobile analyst at WorldRemit.</i><p>Ask most people what the state of mobile payments is today, and …

FinTech

How VCs Deploy Operating Talent To Build Better Startups

Most venture-backed startups fail. Shikhar Ghosh, a senior lecturer at Harvard Business School, estimates that 30-40% of high-potential startups liquidate their assets and lose all their investors’ money. About three-quarters don’t recoup the invested capital. And roughly 95% never reach the …

Private equity’s dirty little secret: why operating partners don’t make sense

The role of operating partner has been around for decades in PE. It has gained in popularity recently as venture and private equity firms have had to …

Portfolio Acceleration

One of my responsibilities at my firm is helping to accelerate value creation in our portfolio companies. I published the first research study on …

Private Equity

Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Follow him on his blog or on Twitter @dteten</i>.<p>Lots of venture capitalists claim to add value to the companies in which they invest. But how do they do …

As Twilio’s largest shareholder, Bessemer Venture Partners prepares for the ride

Byron Deeter is likely waking up this morning and wondering what kind of day he’ll have. It was Deeter who led Bessemer Venture Partners into its seed-stage investment in Twilio, a now nine-year-old company that offers services like messaging, voice, image transfers, authentication and video as a …

Startups