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The Unexpected Meeting With Esther Dyson That Saved Flickr

Caterina Fake tells the story of how, when Flickr was out of money in 2004, she landed a seat at Esther Dyson's influential PC Forum, raised funding, and met Yahoo's Jerry Yang.

Angel Investors

Want The Job? Learn To Tell Great Stories, Starting With Your Interview

Companies need stories to build their brands. Individuals need them, too. And your job interview is the place to begin the tale.<p>A theme has emerged as we’ve stalked how the tech elite hire: that, perhaps liberatingly, they give less of a damn about what school you went to or what brain teasers you …

Employment

What's new in the HTC One Android 4.2 update

Android News

6 Designer Tricks to a More Comfortable Home

Designers share their tricks.<p>From being able to kick back with an ottoman to keeping a throw in every room, we asked five decorators to share how they make a house feel more cozy.

Interior Design

3 Best Cloud Apps for Small Business and Productivity for Mobile Users

<b>Smartphone Apps That Help You Get Faster and Smarter Online</b><p>Last week I discussed the best cloud apps for managing your contacts and business cards, …

Airport Vehicle Racing | Top Gear

Publishers are charging forward with responsive design – now it's time for advertisers to catch up

Many publishers have already made up their minds about the “mobile Web.” They’ve simply decided it’s the same as the “normal Web” and have …

Google+ isn't a social network; it's The Matrix

Pretty much everyone (myself included) has been reading Google+ wrongly. Because it bears many superficial resemblances to social networks such as …

Why Startups Shouldn't Take Money From Lots Of Investors

Traditionally, companies aim to receive large amounts of funding from a small number of investors. As Y Combinator partner Sam Altman writes in his blog post, the venture capital model is shifting toward "party rounds," where many investors (sometimes as many as 50) put up small amounts of …

The 5 most common misconceptions about angel investors

In entrepreneurial communities, there are a lot of preconceived notions about who angel investors are and what they do. Our clients are all successfully funded early-stage companies that have worked with a wide range of investors. This gives us some real insight into the truth about angel investors.<p>…

20 Startups That Mary Meeker Thinks Could Change Everything We Do

Mary Meeker, a former Wall Street analyst who's now a prominent Silicon Valley investor, highlighted a number of innovative companies in her recent presentation about the future of the Internet.<p>We pulled out the game-changing startups she mentioned and added few others. The following startups are …

One app made me love Android and BLOWS AWAY iOS.

<b>One app made me love Android and BLOWS AWAY iOS.</b><p>One app. Shows just how much a small team can do to change my world.<p>The app? http://corp.everything.me/ At the end of Gillmor Gang I showed it off http://techcrunch.com/2013/06/08/gillmor-gang-back-in-the-ussr/ and I'll do a comparison to iOS 7 after Apple announces it.<p>Open systems are the future. Everything.me made my phone much more productive than my iPhone. Apple needs to open up and open up in a major way. Android is starting to pull ahead …

Startups Are NOT Glamorous – They Run on Fear

<b>Sex, Drugs and Rock& Roll, but not for all.</b><p><b>Entrepreneurs are the new rock stars</b>. Or so it appears. The newest role-model is David Karp, founder of …

Startups

Announcing "Get Involved" from Tekpub - Enhance your career by engaging with your peers

June 6, '13 Comments [15] Posted in Musings | Open Source<p>Sponsored By<p>My friend Rob Conery and I work on the This Developer's Life podcast together. …

Starting Business Challenges and How to Solve Them

Starting a new business is never as easy or as simple as one might think. Failure is a real probability with any new business, many within the first …

The Zen of Entrepreneurship

<i>Rizwan Virk is an entrepreneur, author, investor, and film-maker. He was co founder of Gameview Studios, maker of the popular Tap Fish mobile game, which was downloaded over 30 million times, and was an angel investor in Tapjoy, Pocket Gems, Funzio, Telltale and Iddiction. The second edition of his</i> …