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Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices

On Stack Overflow Jobs, you can create your own Developer Story to showcase your achievements and advance your career. One option you have when …

Stack Overflow

Yoox, Net-a-Porter and Post-Merger Integration

A merger of two companies is like an organ transplant. Have Yoox and Net-a-Porter done enough to minimise the ‘risk of rejection’?<p><b>LONDON, United</b> …

The hidden costs of the on-demand economy

Despite what economists like to think, people do not always make rational economic decisions. That’s nowhere more apparent than in today’s service-centric, app-based consumer Internet.<p>The fact is, people are willing to pay more — often a lot more — for services that are pleasant to use. Uber, …

Uber

Delivery startup mania: Where is this all going?

When Amazon announced last week that it would launch one and two-hour alcohol and restaurant delivery in Seattle, there was something of a collective …

Startups

Useful Tips

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This is the city with the largest percentage of women-led startups

It may be best known for charming brownstones and bearded hipsters, but Brooklyn has a surprising new distinction: It’s the No. 1 city for female …

Sharing Economy

Microsoft Announces Continuum, Turning Windows 10 Phones Into Desktops

Microsoft just demonstrated one of the intriguing possibilities from its single platform/multiple form factors approach for Windows 10: the ability to use your phone as your desktop computer.<p>In contrast to Apple’s “Continuity,” which aims to make moving between phone, tablet and desktop seamless, …

Patents

Paying To Pitch

Jason Calacanis has taken on a new cause, outing angel groups that charge entrepreneurs to pitch. I agree with Jason that any angel group that …

Startups

Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace.

A year ago, my boss announced that our large New York ad agency would be moving to an open office. After nine years as a senior writer, I was forced to trade in my private office for a seat at a long, shared table. It felt like my boss had ripped off my clothes and left me standing in my …

The Workplace

Why Sephora’s Digital Boss Joined Stitch Fix, the Personal Stylist Startup That's Growing Like Mad

Bornstein is joining a four-year-old startup that sources say will do more than $200 million in revenue this year.<p>Talk to investors and retail industry execs and they will tell you that Sephora CMO and Chief Digital Officer Julie Bornstein has had her choice of new job opportunities over the last …

Startups

Chutzpah Lessons From The Israeli Startup Scene

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Omar Téllez served as the president of the public transit mapping service Moovit and sits on the company’s advisory board; he previously worked as an executive at Synchronoss Technlogies.</i><p>I’ll always remember my first time at Ben ­Gurion airport.<p>After a 12-­hour trip from JFK, I was …

These Are The Top 20 US Accelerators

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <i>Yael Hochberg is an Associate Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rice University’s Jones Graduate School of Business, a research scientist with the MIT Innovation Initiative, and a managing director of the Seed Accelerator Rankings Project.</i> <b></b><i>Susan Cohen is an Assistant</i> …

Technology Shapes The Future of Retailing

2014 ushered in a wave of major changes in retailing that will continue to shape commerce in the years ahead. Yet, many of the big stories and trends …

eCommerce

7 things I learned as a VC at Andreessen Horowitz

I left Andreessen Horowitz five months ago to join Imgur as director of product. Below are seven things I learned in venture capital that were …

Free-flowing seed capital is giving startup founders a false sense of confidence

There has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur. The number of seed-funded companies has quadrupled over the last four years. More than 200 …

Why This Tech Bubble is Worse Than the Tech Bubble of 2000

Ah the good old days. Stocks up $25, $50, $100 more in a single day. Day trading was all the rage. Anyone and everyone you talked to had a story …

Venture Capital

This Mobile App Firm Gives Startups Office Space (and Free Ice Cream)

<b>Specs</b> <b><br>Who</b> Founder Rameet Chawla (l.) and director and chief strategist Ryan Matzner <b><br>What</b> Mobile app development firm <b><br>Where</b> New York<p>Since opening its …

Cybersecurity

Some Career Advice for Aspiring Tech CEOs

A shortened, better edited and with nicer pictures version of this post first appeared on TechCrunch. But if you want it in it’s full V1 glory read …

Startups

Most Active VCs in the U.S. During 2014 by Series

The 25 Top VC Firms

As startup experts will tell you, choosing among VC firms should be as much about you liking them as them liking you. So how do you decide?<p>Many …

Scaling by “delegation” isn’t good enough

Founding a company is a selfish act. It will consume every waking moment for the next 1-10 years. It’s an act of defiance and irreverence towards …

Leadership

50 Women in Tech Dominating Silicon Valley

“One of the things that I really strongly believe in is that we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half …

20 great workplaces in financial services

1. Edward Jones<p><b>Revenue:</b> $6.3 billion <b><br>Headquarters:</b> St. Louis <b><br>Employees:</b> 40,142 <b><br>100 Best Companies rank:</b> 4 <br>Great Rated! review<p>This financial services …

This LEGO printer converts documents into braille in seconds

Teen Develops LEGO Printer that Converts Documents to Braille in Seconds<p>Available to Premium &<br>Purple Members<p>PSFK is proud to host a special half-day …

Lego

How Eric Schmidt, Cisco, And An Israeli Spymaster Launched A New Cybersecurity Incubator

Nadav Zafrir, the former Unit 8200 chief, has brought many entities together. One partner calls it a “kooky structure” for a company.<p>A new cybersecurity incubator named Team8 Ventures that is exiting stealth mode today has an unusual pedigree: Co-founded by the recently departed chief of Israel’s …

Women Of Influence: Women 2.0 Creates Roadmap That Shatters Tech Mold For Women Leaders

Women in STEM are major drivers of the economy, but men continue to be industry leaders. Shaherose Charania is the CEO & Co-Founder of Women 2.0, a pioneering media company focused on increasing the presence of women in technology as leaders, founders, and investors.<p>Charania along with Angie Chang, …

Leadership