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Social is dead: What 146 startup pitches showed me about the next wave of tech companies

Over the past two weeks, I have listened to 146 startups pitch in rapid-fire succession at demo days for Y Combinator and 500 Startups.<p>Of those startups, probably five or six will emerge as the next Airbnb, Dropbox, or Reddit. The founders of the next billion-dollar startup have probably run …

3 Recent Books For Budding Data Scientists And Business Executives Involved With Big Data Analytics

Now that most of the hype around big data has died down, overtaken by the buzz over the Internet of Things, we are sometimes treated to serious discussions of the state-of-the-art (or science, for that matter) in data analysis. If you are planning a career as a data scientist or you are a business …

Eric Ries: How He Funded His Second Book On Kickstarter

I caught up with Eric Ries, best known for his bestselling book “The Lean Startup” and the movement he created with it. He serves on the advisory board of a number of technology startups, and has consulted to new and established companies as well as venture capital firms. In 2010, he was named …

Harvard Business School

9 tech companies whose products you use all the time — without knowing it

When you use Uber, for example, a number of different solutions, from payments to text messaging, work behind the scenes to make the app work.<p>Here are the applications you use every day without even knowing it.

15 must-read books by tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their brilliant minds

And a lot of them want to share their ideas with anybody who will listen.<p>We've put together 15 of the best books written by current and former tech CEOs that will give you a peek inside their fabulous minds.

London steps up fight for spoils from financial tech boom

LONDON (Reuters) - From the shabby streets of east London, some of the brightest minds in technology and banking are plotting a revolution.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, 2013 illustration file picture. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Files<p>London’s “Silicon Roundabout” has …

Why Apple is Not a Tech Company

Peter Thiel argues that buying Apple means betting against innovation.<p>As the founder of PayPal, and the one of the first external investors in …