Clark Katz

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The Key To Getting Meetings With Insanely Busy People

Here’s a hint: It doesn’t involve the words “pick your brain.”<p>Steve Blank is a popular dude: He came to Silicon Valley in 1978 and has been part of the entrepreneurial hustle since then, though he’s now turned from running companies to teaching at Stanford and other techy schools. As you may …

Report: Young companies destroy more jobs than they create – unless they're tech companies

Hey, startup world, some cause for alarm: On the whole, young companies destroy more jobs than they create. That's because so many of them fail.<p>But …

How Using 15 Minutes Of Downtime At Work Can Realign Your Work-Life Balance

Got 15 minutes of downtime at work? Learning how to use it right can ultimately save you hours so you can limit work to, you know, work hours, says productivity expert Laura Vanderkam.<p>For years, my evenings have looked like this: After my kids go to bed, I go back to work. As soon as the last light …

Are VCs losing interest in social? This study says yes

VCs are cooling off their social media fervor. A new study out today surveyed hundreds of investors around the globe. VC's in 11 out of 13 countries …

Inventory Management Platform TradeGecko Launches Online Ordering, Starts Taking Beta Users For Its Mobile App And WooCommerce Integration

TradeGecko, the cloud-based sales management platform that we profiled in December, is busy building its product portfolio. The startup, which offers small businesses streamlined alternatives to traditional sales and inventory management tools, just launched its Online Ordering tool. TradeGecko’s …

Apps

Cloud Security: What Are Your Options?

NSA leaks have boosted worries about online security. Services and products such as CloudLocker, Tonida, and SafeMonk offer ways to protect your privacy.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on August 13, 2013.</i><p><b>Before Edward Snowden came along, it was</b> easier to upload files to the cloud …

Information Systems

Looker scores $16M from Redpoint to take on Tableau & SAP in business intelligence

Big data and analytics startup Looker has raised $16 million in its first round of funding to promote data-driven discovery in “big data” software and to help it take on major players in the space.<p>Looker’s web-based product is taking on a crowded business intelligence field that includes such …

Sosh raises another $10M to be your local social concierge

Mobile recommendations are still a big deal, and they’re helping Sosh raise a $10.1 million round of VC money.<p>Using a combination of local listings and user-supplied data points, Sosh recommends events, places, and activities that are relevant to its users’ interests. Instead of taking the …

Wholesale Catalogue Lookboard Aims To Open Up Buying Process For E-Commerce Sites

A startup called Lookboard is hoping to bridge the gap between e-commerce retailers and small-scale suppliers by functioning as an online wholesale catalogue. The site aims to simultaneously streamline the buying process and expose merchandisers to a broader range of products than they might be …

How Much Do Average Apps Make?

The last few years have seen an unprecedented number of people rushing to develop mobile apps for iOS and Android. But looking at the installed user base on each platform and information on the payouts made by the different companies, it appears that the vast majority of developers will find …

China

FreshBooks Expands Cloud Accounting Service To Android With New App

Create and send professional-looking invoices and estimates from anywhere<p>Check invoice statuses and instantly see if a client has viewed or paid an invoice<p>Capture photos of expense receipts and upload to the cloud for safe keeping<p>Run the timer and track time on the go so billable minutes are never …

Tier 3 says its new cloud is useable by mere mortals

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Amazon(S amzn) Web Services-like public cloud infrastructure offers great scale and flexibility. What it’s not so strong on is …

CrowdFlik’s Auto-Synced, Crowdsourced Footage Lets Anyone Become A Documentary Filmmaker

Have you ever tried to film your favorite song at a concert, only to have someone block your view with their massive head? Or discovered that the only footage of an interesting panel discussion on YouTube was shot by someone with shaky hands? CrowdFlik is a new app that lets you assemble clips shot …

Flickr Co-Founder Stewart Butterfield Turns to Workplace Communication Tools With Slack

Stewart Butterfield’s projects don’t have a ton in common. The best-known one is Flickr, the landmark photo-sharing site bought by Yahoo. The most …

Andreessen Horowitz

Flickr founder plans to kill company e-mails with Slack

Stewart Butterfield got lucky building a successful product out of a failed game. Now, as he shelves another game, the Flickr co-founder thinks a collaboration tool -- Slack -- could be his second big hit.<p>When Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield and his team realized that their online game Game …

Online Tutoring Platform InstaEDU Raises $4 Million Series A Led By Battery Ventures

InstaEDU, the San Francisco based startup, has raised $4 million in fresh funding that it will use to scale out its online tutoring platform.<p>The round, which is InstaEDU’s Series A, was led by Battery Ventures with the participation of the Social+Capital Partnership, which led the company’s seed …

AvantCredit secures $20M to make financial loans more accessible with big data

Online lending startup AvantCredit has raised $20 million for its big data technology that assesses loans.<p>AvantCredit’s platform uses machine learning to determine lending risk, rather than relying solely on a credit score. The platform takes inputs from dozens of data sources while the customer is …

Unsplash is a site full of free images for your next splash page

Simple, useful – one for the bookmarks. Unsplash is a Tumblr blog that does nothing more than collect images that would be suitable for your next startup or product’s splash page.<p>Simply browse for the image you’re after and click download. You’ll find full attribution info under the images.<p>If …

How East Coast Tech Startups Became a Downtown Phenomenon

How Enterprises are Getting Smart with Social Data

Many large businesses these days make use of social media when it comes to customer services, but they could be doing a lot more with all the data that comes out of services like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.<p>As Social Data Week approaches, we talked to Susan Etlinger, an Industry Analyst with …

Tipbit Email App Surfaces Related Information From Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Dropbox And Calendars

Tipbit is a smart mobile email inbox launching in the next few weeks that surfaces social networks, calendars and documents related to the topic or person who is the subject of the correspondence.<p>In a phone call yesterday, CEO Gordon Mangione said the service is designed to integrate with calendars …

BitTorrent Sync P2P File Storage Service: YouTorrent - Technabob

Cloud storage services like Dropbox are great not just for backing up data but for sharing files with other people as well. BitTorrent is developing …

Software

Path expands API access, now supports WordPress and other hand-picked apps

Path has previously limited its third-party app integration to the Nike+ platform, but the company just opened its doors a little wider. App developers can now ask for permission to use Path's sharing API, which they'll get if Path sees such apps as a logical fit. To get the ball rolling, the …