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Goodbye—and Hello - David Pogue

It’s true: After 13 years at the New York Times, I’ve accepted a new job.<p>Leaving The Times is a big deal. My years there coincided with the explosion …

The End of Stanford?

Is Stanford still a university? The <i>Wall Street Journal</i> recently reported that more than a dozen students—both undergraduate and graduate—have left school to work on a new technology start-up called Clinkle. Faculty members have invested, the former dean of Stanford’s business school is on the …

Jeff Bezos’s League of Shadows

Amazon can be a uniquely challenging place to work, with its question-mark emergencies and the occasionally volcanic outburst from the visionary …

Sales Hacker Conference: Lead Gen Automation by IIya Lichtenstein

<i>Close.io is at today’s Sales Hacker Conference in San Francisco and we’ll be taking notes and sharing the best talks of the conference with you. List</i> …

Five Fatal Sales Mistakes - Aaron Ross Sales Hacker Conference Talk

<i>The Close.io team is attending today’s Sales Hacker Conference in San Francisco and we’ll be taking notes and sharing the best talks of the</i> …

Meet The 24 Most Creative People In Advertising Right Now

<b>Skip straight to the list ></b><p>To prevent the nominations from being self-serving, we asked each agency to also nominate someone from a competing agency—the sort of person they'd hire, given a free hand.<p>We then pored over recent award winners and creatives who have generated new and exciting buzz.<p>The …

Reproducibility Initiative receives $1.3M grant to validate 50 landmark cancer studies

October 16, 2013 | Posted by Elizabeth in Science Exchange News |<p>Over a year ago, I began my mission to improve scientific reproducibility. I created …

URX (YC S13) raises $3.1M seed round from First Round, Google Ventures, SV Angel, Crunchfund, Greylock

Mobile deeplinks open specific pages within apps, and they’re about to transform ecommerce.URX is a new deeplink mobile advertising startup that’s …

URX Is A Brilliant Mobile Ad Service That Deeplinks Customers Right To Ecommerce App Product Pages

Mobile deeplinks open specific pages within apps, and they’re about to transform ecommerce. URX is a new deeplink mobile advertising startup that’s raised $3.1 million from A-list investors to help ecommerce companies get existing users back in their apps and spending money. URX places ads on other …

Sean Parker’s Unfinished Business

Napster’s cofounder wants to help restore the industry he once fought.<p>Why did you decide to invest in Spotify?<p><b>Sean Parker:</b> This wasn’t an economically motivated investment. It was a mission to try to restore the music industry. I felt a sense of unfinished business. Shawn [Fanning] and I got pretty …

Inside 23andMe founder Anne Wojcicki’s $99 DNA Revolution

The $126 million genetic-testing company can tell you how to live smarter, better, and longer. It can also tell you what might kill you.<p>There’s a lot you can do for your child with 99 dollars.<p>You can purchase 14 gallons of organic milk or 396 lollipops. You can give her 33 rides on the Ferris wheel …

Steve Jobs' longtime girlfriend reflects on their 'hot and cold' relationship in new memoir

Chrisann Brennan, who for years was the girlfriend of Steve Jobs (and mother to his first child Lisa), is preparing to release a memoir recounting her time spent with the late Apple co-founder. The <i>New York Post</i> has today posted an excerpt of <i>The Bite in the Apple: a Memoir of My Life with Steve …

LinkedIn's Series B Pitch to Greylock: Pitch Advice for Entrepreneurs

<b>0</b> Flares <b>0</b> Flares ×<p>At Greylock, my partners and I are driven by one guiding mission: <i>always help entrepreneurs</i>. It doesn’t matter whether an …

Investing

Why You Should have a Messy Desk

Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?”<p>Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain. …

Megan: From Researcher to Developer

Meet Udacian Megan Marsh, who learned Python with Udacity in Intro to Computer Science, and recently jumped from a career in research to tech — …

Steve Jobs’ Ex-Girlfriend Reveals Nights of “Profound Lovemaking” In New Book

Steve Jobs’ ex-girlfriend, Chrisann Brennan, who dated the Apple co-founder for five years in the early days of Apple, is coming out with her own book, called <i>The Bite In The Apple</i>, where she describes all the glorious details that went into her and Jobs’ ill-fated relationship that ended after …

Steve Jobs

How Google Uses Data to Build a Better Worker

For the search and advertising juggernaut, human resources is more than human<p>“I have charts and graphs to back me up. So f*** off.”<p>Not the mantra you’d expect from your typical human resources representative. But every new hire for Google’s People Analytics department, part of the company’s HR …

The Series Everything Crunch?

<i>This article is a excerpt from Mattermark Weekly – our free newsletter featuring analysis, data, and news about startup investing and the ecosystem</i> …

Venture Capital

iBeacon briefing: What is it, and what can we expect from it?

With Apple’s iBeacon technology starting to see some real-world applications, we thought this would be a good time to take a brief look at what it is and what we might expect from it in future …<p>The one-sentence summary is that you can think of iBeacon as like GPS for indoor locations, your phone …

The difference between entrepreneurs and everyone else

Most people spend their money to get the most <i>utility</i> – fun, food, whatever. Entrepreneurs spend their money to <i>make the most money.</i><p>This one habit …

Seed investors active in Berlin

Some time ago I launched a public google docs spreadsheet listing seed and a bit later stage investors (more or less) active in Berlin - both funds …

International VCs and incubators in Berlin

It has been a while that I wanted to write about the activity of international (or most notably American) VCs in Berlin. And recently I came across a …

M&A for startups

M&A stands for Mergers and Acquisitions and it most often refers to the process of one company buying another (real mergers of equals are very rare). …