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Why We (Still) Believe in Private Offices

There was a time where it seemed like we barely even needed to talk about this: Joel had won the argument, the Internet agreed that private offices …

The Workplace

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 Kingdom</b> — During my time working as a management consultant, I did a lot of work in the space that the corporate business world calls “post-merger …

London, United Kingdom

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

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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 …

Startups

You should never trust an Airbnb review

<i>This post originally appeared at Map Happy.</i><p>Ever met a perfectly pleasant stranger and then you were asked to critique their communication, habits and home? That’s essentially what leaving an Airbnb review is like.<p>Though there’s a lot of wonderful hype about Airbnb, there are tons of pitfalls to …

Airbnb

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, …

Google wants to buy your patents before the trolls get to them

Calling all down-on-their-luck inventors or struggling businesses: Google will now let you apply to sell your patents to the company. In a blog post this morning, the company announced that it is setting up an experimental program to gauge interest in Google becoming a patent marketplace, as well …

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 …

Venture Capital

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 …

Venture Capital

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) – Adweek

<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 …

Advertising Industry