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The Billionaire Founder Of LinkedIn Explains How To Run A Great Startup

He's the founder of Linkedin, the largest professional social network worth around $28 billion, and a partner at the VC firm Greylock Partners.<p>He was also one of the early employees of PayPal, where he served as executive VP, and the co-founder of Socialnet.com, one of the first social network …

12 Big Data Facts for Marketers in 2014

The Library of Alexandria in ancient Egypt was one of the largest and most significant libraries of the early world. From third century BC until the …

Big Data

GENE-PEEKS: Playing Peek-a-Boo with Your Digital Baby

<b>GENE-PEEKS: Playing Peek-a-Boo with Your Digital Baby</b><i><br>..."but the sperm donor that she and her partner had chosen, using a sperm bank, had, unknowingly, been the carrier of this rare genetic mutation. And so had she."</i><p>It is normally stated that if two people are both carriers for a recessive disease they have a one in four chance of passing it on to each child. But even the simplest diseases are much more complicated; disease and its severity depends on the combination of the two mutated versions.<p>…

ZocDoc Is Raising $150 Million At $1.6 Billion Valuation As Digital Health Heats Up

Digital health has suddenly turned into a race for data — and funding. ZocDoc, the online booking company that lets patients take empty slots in doctors’ schedules with their smartphones, is on course to raise $152.6 million in a new round of funding from investors that are likely to include …

Life Beyond The Elevator Pitch: Venture Capital's New Formulas

Ask Trevor Kienzle about his favorite movies and within an instant he’s gushing about Moneyball. “It inspired me,” says Kienzle, a lean, bald fellow who hardly looks like the movie’s real-life hero, sports executive Billy Beane. (There’s even less resemblance to Brad Pitt, who portrayed Beane.) But …

WSJ: Apple's smartwatch will feature 'more than 10 sensors'

Apple is said to be creeping ever closer to launching a smartwatch, and there could be more than one. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> reports that the company is planning a new wearable that comes in "multiple screen sizes" and includes "more than 10 sensors" capable of tracking fitness and wellbeing. It's …

Testing Far-Out Travel Wearables That Speed the Airport Experience

One of the best parts of participating in the SITA IT Summit in Brussels this year was the chance to get to know the brains behind tomorrow’s travel …