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WRX-powered tube-framed Porsche 914

It wasn’t that long ago that I featured another Porsche with a Subaru engine swap, but while the titles may seem similar at first glance, they are …

Talking Brazil with Accel’s Kevin Efrusy

As you might have noticed, things aren’t going so well in Brazil. Its economy shrank 5.4 percent in the first quarter, according to government figures released yesterday. Its president, Dilma Rousseff, was temporarily suspended by a congressional impeachment vote. Brazil is also home to much of the …

Brazil

The essential Marc Andreessen summer reading list

It’s a well-known fact that Marc Andreeseen grew up in a small town where access to information was limited. The Netscape founder famously learned to program from a library book, and he’s still quite the prolific reader of books, if his Twitter feed is any indication.<p>Over the last two years, …

Books

CHATBOTS EXPLAINED: Why the world's most powerful tech companies think they're the biggest thing since the iPhone

"It's technology that's inevitable," Microsoft's CEO Satya Nadella has said. On Tuesday, Facebook is expected to release a Bot Store in a launch that could define the next decade in the same way that the Apple App Store launch paved the path for companies like Uber to build a business off your …

Chatbots

Track Your Motorcycle Performance Using Brain One (video)

Italian engineering company Brain has created a new way to track your motorcycle performance using a small piece of hardware that connects directly …

Gear & Gadgets

Prynt: Transforming an iPhone Into a Polaroid

Two months ago, I previewed in this column several new future-like, functional iPhone cases that were soon coming to market. One of them, the Prynt Case, has hit virtual store shelves. Essentially, it’s a one-inch thick sleeve that your iPhone slides into (note: There is also a version for Samsung …

Mobile Photography

Bluejay – The World’s First Smart Mount For Your Car

Bluejay is the world’s first smart mount that seamlessly connects your phone to your car. Made of carbon fiber and high-grade aluminum, Bluejay can …

Hung Up

Mobile Messaging For Marketers 101

Harrison Shih Contributor<p>Harrison Shih is president of Frankly.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>The Argument For Investing In True Fan Engagement<p>If you’re a consumer-brand marketer, you’ve no doubt given thought to running a marketing campaign or having a presence on a mobile messaging app.<p>After all, …

Chatbots

Steve Jobs used to ask Jony Ive the same question almost every day

When Ive remembers his friend and coworker four years after Jobs' death, what stands out is the Apple cofounder's ability to stay fully focused on whatever he was working on.<p>Ive says he never managed to achieve the same level of focus as Jobs had but a daily exercise helped him realize how …

Steve Jobs

The world’s thinnest iPhone 6 solar charger is blowing up on Kickstarter

Apple might add solar charging features to its products at some point in the future, but we’re not quite there yet. Luckily for those iPhone 6 owners …

say goodbye to low battery.

Extra power for your MacBook + your gadgets<p>BatteryBox includes a special cable for powering MacBooks, and a USB port for charging phones, tablets, …

Gear & Gadgets

Miss fit

FITBIT makes wearable devices that help people track their daily activities, such as exercise and sleep. Of late, however, Fitbit has been the one …

Wearable Tech

Both Sides of the Table

Ben Horowitz – Andreessen Horowitz

Andreessen Horowitz

Blog of an entrepreneur

Egg freezing is becoming a must have perk among US corporates. As the founder of Prelude, the company with the most babies born out of frozen eggs, …

Sea Level

Above the Crowd

December 18, 2017:<p>The subject of the “consumerization of healthcare” has been around for many years. Most frequently people use this phrase in …

Venture Capital

Feld Thoughts -

My dad, brother, and I are now doing a monthly book club together. One of us chooses a book, we all read it, and then we do an hour-long video …

Cambridge Analytica

500 Hats

Essays

BerlinVC -

I stopped writing at BerlinVC around a year ago. It would be easy to say that the reason is simply that getting BlueYard off the ground and working …

Entrepreneurship

Babbling VC

A recent discussion with my wife triggered the idea to write this blog post. We were discussing careers and she was explaining to me how much she …

Entrepreneurship

The Impact of VCs in Seed Rounds in Seven Charts

For the past several years, early stage VCs have entered the seed market with vigor. VC’s entry has resulted five different important trends in the …

Venture Capital

cdixon blog

After more than four hundred posts spanning seven years, I’ve decided stopped blogging here. Instead, you can find me tweeting, podcasting, and …

Peter Thiel

Global Perspectives from a Female VC in NYC

As 2017 comes to a close, I think of it as the year of validation and gratitude, personally and for so many people around the world who have been …

Cryptocurrency

A personal view on Venture Capital

Jason Ball's TechBytes

In my last post I focused on how I went from mediocre sleep to solid sleep by simply adding ZMA to the equation. And all things being equal, ZMA …

Mike Cernovich

For Entrepreneurs

There are seven key stages in a startup’s evolution from $0m to $50m in revenue. Understanding where you are in that evolution, and how to act at …

Entrepreneurship

Fred Destin

Jul 9<p>CB Insights just published an interesting post about <b>signalling risk</b> i.e. the startup survival risk generated by getting a Tier I VC into the …