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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.

Flickr

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 …

What's new in the HTC One Android 4.2 update

Mobile Technology

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.

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, …

Small Business

Airport Vehicle Racing | Now in Full HD | Top Gear series 14 | BBC

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 …

Venture Capital

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 …

Mary Meeker

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 …

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. …

ASP.NET

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 …

Small Business

From Powering Businesses to Empowering Kids

This story originally appeared on Business on Main<p>"Adults underestimate kids," says Andrea Lo, who, at 27, is something of an expert on youngster capabilities.<p>In November 2011, she launched Piggybackr -- think Kickstarter for 8 to 15-year-olds -- in San Francisco. The fledgling online fundraising …

Entrepreneurship

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> …

Work Without the Drudgery

Project Management

9 Steps Towards Earning a Full Time Income By Selling Information

1. Figure out what you are passionate about.<p>If you are going to sell information, you are going to need to be an absolute expert on the subject. This …

eBooks

Get in the Game and You'll Learn Something

Here's how games hone one entrepreneur's strategy skills.<p>Matthew Calkins stores his leadership development tools in his basement. He owns more than a thousand, many still wrapped in plastic. He takes them out only once a month. But they have helped him build his company, Appian, into a leading …

World War II

Snapchat Hiring Massive Sales Team, Said To Be Raising $100M At A Near $1B Valuation To Pay Them

Snapchat is aggressively recruiting sales people from Stanford as well as USC for its impending debut of a monetization scheme, we’ve discovered. Meanwhile it’s raising $100 million at a valuation as high as $1 billion to pay them, as well as buy more servers and hire other talent to power its …

Steven Sinofsky: The Full D11 Interview

Steven Sinofsky is talking to lots of companies these days. He’s meeting with big companies, small companies and plenty of venture capitalists.<p>But as …

Employment

With SmartThings, the Automated Home Suddenly Becomes More Accessible

The notion that one’s home appliances could all be connected in some way — and respond with a simple tap, swipe or voice command — was once only a …

Home Automation

Google to Sell Unlocked HTC One With Nexus UI on June 26 for $599

As it is doing with the Galaxy S4, Google plans to sell a version of the HTC One that is unlocked and carries the stock Android experience.<p>It will go …

HTC

Electric Cars, Wearable Computing and TV Disruption — 10 Things You Missed During the First Two Days of D11

Asa Mathat / D: All Things Digital<p>As always, <b>D11</b> is proving to be a diverse, star-studded tour through the “all things digital” that give this site …

Mary Meeker

Google’s Sundar Pichai Is Cool With Samsung’s Android Dominance

Despite Google’s explosive growth in its Android mobile operating system, the company may have a problem. Among the many hardware manufacturing …

Mobile

Tesla CEO and SpaceX Founder Elon Musk: The Full D11 Interview

As CEO of both Tesla Motors and SpaceX, Elon Musk is methodically and intensely focused, but in conversation he’s surprisingly easygoing and willing …

Elon Musk

Consumers And Housing Are Still Saving The Economy

• 92 down -2 w/w, down -0.5% YoY<p>Initial jobless claims<p>4 week average 352,500 up 5,500<p>Tax Withholding<p>$147.5 B for the last 20 reporting days vs. $138.8 B last year, up $8.7 B or +6.3%<p>In the last month, the ASA has deteriorated to being negative compared with last year, and had its worst comparison yet …

Markets

Facebook's Reality Check: Death By A Thousand SnapChats?

Friend and collaborator Tom Lowery pointed me to an article this morning that set me back on my heels. Reuters reporter Alexei Oreskovic presents evidence that at nine years old, Facebook is facing not just its “awkward teens”, but a full-on mid life crisis.<p>Statistically and anecdotally, Facebook …