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Top Silicon Valley Advisor Explains The Key Rules Behind Every Great Startup Idea

But the reality is much less binary and much more nuanced, The Founder Institute maintains.<p>Founded in 2009 by serial entrepreneur Adeo Ressi, The Founder Institute is an early-stage startup accelerator that works with companies from the idea stage to fruition.<p>"What we have found is that if an …

Silicon Valley

Mobile Advertisers Are Being Way Too Complacent

Earlier this month, IAB UK announced mobile ad spend in 2012 was up 148% on the previous year, citing mobile as the key factor in total UK digital ad spend hitting the £5bn mark for the first time. Mobile's contribution was over half the total growth in digital ad spend over the last 12 months.<p>This …

Digital Advertising

Xbox To Reveal “A New Generation” Of Game Console May 21 At Microsoft’s Redmond Campus

Microsoft has just sent out a round of invites to the press to attend a special event at its Redmond, Washington campus on May 21 at 10 AM PT. The event is associated with the hashtag #XboxReveal, and promises to show off a “new generation” of Xbox, so it’s safe to say we’ll get our first glimpse …

Led by Andreessen Horowitz, Payments Startup Dwolla Raises $16.5 Million

Payments startup Dwolla announced Tuesday it raised a $16.5 million round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with AH partner Scott Weiss to join Dwolla’s …

Venture Capital

Shapeways, the Etsy of 3D printing, raises $30M

The 3D printing movement is well under way -- albeit with some hype built in -- and Shapeways, a marketplace where people can design, create, and sell their own products, is leading the charge.<p>Shapeways, sometimes known as the Etsy for 3D printing, now has 10,000 "shop owners" -- people who have …

Nike updates FuelBand app and links fitness to Facebook

When completing a workout isn't accomplishment enough, Nike has fashioned features for its most social fitness enthusiasts to better bask in the aftermath of completed goals.<p>Tuesday, Nike released an update to its FuelBand application for iOS that lets band-wearers sum up a workout with a photo, …

Marc Andreessen: The World Would Be Much Better If We Had 50 More Silicon Valleys

Marc Andreessen, co-founder and general partner of Andreessen Horowitz, delivered a keynote speech at the she++ conference today, sharing what technology is exciting him right now, what he thinks about current startup culture, and how Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In, affected his view of Silicon …

Zooz Closes $2M Series A Funding: Making Mobile Payments Easier Worldwide

ZooZ, the startup company that offers a complete, secure, and easy-to-use payment solution for e-commerce websites and mobile apps, has secured a $2M …

Digital Marketers All Got This Thing Wrong About ROI

However, we've all been making a huge mistake. We (marketers, brands, agencies) have assumed that because you 'can' buy online, whatever you run online 'should' lead to direct sales. TV never had this problem because you could never get into the TV to buy the product. Billboards, radio ads, …

Marketing

Mall App Tracks Shoppers With Ultrasonic Device

The white device here (pictured next to a phone for scale) is in the process of getting mounted on store walls in Singapore malls. When active, the device will emit an ultrasonic signal that an app can pick up, and will allow participating stores to broadcast deals and rewards to shoppers.<p>The …

Knight Foundation-Backed Mobile Sensor Startup Behavio Shuts Down As Founders Join Google

The team behind the Knight Foundation-backed mobile sensor startup Behavio today announced that it is joining Google. We have learned that this is not an acquisition or an acqui-hire, however.<p>The company, which was founded by a group of MIT Media Lab alums, was working on Funf, an open-source …

Your Android smartphone as a second screen

You’ve no doubt heard the term “second screen”. It really just refers to any device you use while watching your TV. According to the surveys, more and more of us are surfing the web or instant messaging on our smartphones, tablets, and laptops while we watch TV or play games. Content producers and …

Apps

Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As “Glass Collective” To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystem

Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.” While this isn’t a fund, the three firms will be sharing seed investment dealflow for …