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The Internet of Things: Monopoly Capitalism vs. Collaborative Commons

<b>This post is excerpted from Jeremy Rifkin's new book, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, published today by Palgrave Macmillan.</b><p>If I had told you 25 years ago that, in a quarter century's time, one-third of the human race …

Net Neutrality

The Family

Anyone<br>can become<br>an entrepreneur<p>Check your inbox!<p>The Continental Europe Toxicity<p>Europe isn’t Silicon Valley - don’t be fooled by the number of …

Filmmaker's Touching Tribute to Philip Seymour Hoffman Spans 47 Films

A mere month after Philip Seymour Hoffman's sudden death, it's heartbreaking to imagine the roles the prodigious actor might have embodied. Yet, …

Homebrew’s 1%: The VC Metrics Behind Investing in One of Every 100 Companies We Meet

This post was written by my partner Satya Patel to provide some insight into venture capitalist dealflow. While we end up only investing in ~1% of …

Venture Capital

How Google Cracked House Number Identification in Street View - MIT Technology Review

Google Street View has become an essential part of the online mapping experience. It allows users to drop down to street level to see the local area …

Google Street View

Sentient code: An inside look at Stephen Wolfram’s utterly new, insanely ambitious computational paradigm

In 2002 Stephen Wolfram released <i>A New Kind of Science</i> and immediately unleashed a firestorm of wonder, controversy, and criticism as the British-born scientist, programmer, and entrepreneur overturned conventional ideas on how to pursue knowledge. Earlier this month, he teased something with the …

Ten Predictions for China’s Economy in 2014

China has recently made major decisions about its economic future. On November 15, 2013, China announced dramatic new social and economic policies contemplating much greater reliance on market forces than it has in the past and inviting private-sector participation and foreign competition in …

Microsoft Shows Off Xbox One's Entertainment Features

Microsoft's Xbox One will dominate your living room entertainment by accessing your cable, on-demand video apps and other media, the company teased …

KPCB's John Doerr reveals Twitter's Leonardo da Vinci

During our May PandoMonthly event in San Francisco, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers' John Doerr told Sarah that the new currency is engineers, and …

Pixelstick Takes Your Long Exposure Photography To A Trippy New Level

Remember that night when you and your friends discovered how to “draw” with your camera’s long exposure function?<p>You started out simple, piercing the dark with a cheap handheld flashlight as you traced a terrible rendition of your name through the air. You were hardly halfway through the last …

The 7 best ways to learn how to code

It’s never been a better time to pick up programming.<p>No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools are available to get you started or to help you refine your programming chops. Best of all, many of those resources are <i>free</i>.<p>You no longer have to spend countless hours trying to deconstruct …

How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio

Pennies from heaven

SOME unlikely things combined to change Gabriel Otieno Anoche’s life. A satellite passing over east Africa took pictures of his roof. Some keen-eyed …

Africa

SV ProductCamp [licensed for non-commercial use only]

To upload session notes, click your session below, then click Edit. If you be required to Request Access. Once you have been accepted, you will …

Product Management

I've Never Seen the Israel / Palestine Conflict Illustrated More Uniquely Than This

440 min Plutocracy is the first documentary to comprehensively examine early American history through the lens of class. A multi-part series by …

Google Unveils Tools to Access Web From Repressive Countries

Google Ideas, the New York City–based “think/do tank” run by the Internet search giant, is launching several new technologies designed to highlight …

eBay Had Some Scary Things To Say About The Outlook For The American Consumer

"First, from a macro standpoint, Europe and [Asia-Pacific] — which created a bit of anxiety for us in the first half of the year — have stabilized through Q3," said Swan during the call. "<b>But at the same time, the U.S. e-commerce softened considerably, [and] we have a cautious outlook for the</b> …

How I Became Rich Before 30 and How You Can Too

If there is one universal truth, it’s that everyone is looking to get rich quick. This probably explains why so many people are willing to believe …

Internet-Connected TVs Are Revolutionizing Media Habits, And Challenging The Traditional TV Industry [Slideshow]

Consumer will also adopt less expensive game consoles and set-top boxes like Roku and Apple TV, which transform traditional TVs into Smart TVs with access to app stores.<p>At least 20% of U.S. consumers already have their TVs connected in one of these ways.<p>Dan Frommer and analysts from the BI …

Zulily: This is what a fully-baked IPO looks like

In the <i>Cantos</i>, Ezra Pound wrote about a Chinese emperor who had these words written on his bathtub: “Make it new, day by day make it new.” Along with …

The dark side of Dubai

The wide, smiling face of Sheikh Mohammed – the absolute ruler of Dubai – beams down on his creation. His image is displayed on every other building, …

Jack Dorsey's Reputation Is Crushed In Nick Bilton's Book On The Early Days Of Twitter

Bilton's treatment of Dorsey's role at the company is brutal. He describes him as an NYU dropout with a ring through his nose, who listened to punk on his laptop in coffee shops and couldn't even get a job at a shoe store.<p>It begins in 2006, noting Dorsey's initial disinterest in the company that …

The state of the connected home

For the better part of this year, I’ve been looking at ways to make our home smarter, more efficient and as a result connected.<p>Our home devices are …

Meet Kim Taylor, The Silicon Alley Star Who Wants To Fix Online Education

Growing up in Madison, Wisc., Ranku CEO Kim Taylor became a force to be reckoned with on the dance floor, the beams, and the ice. As a girl, she loved dancing and she loved ice hockey. By age of seven, that passion for dancing ultimately led to an interest in gymnastics.<p>That mix of school and …

Top NBCU Digital Exec Lauren Zalaznick to Depart Company

Well-known NBCUniversal exec Lauren Zalaznick, who has recently been working on the media giant’s growth into new digital arenas, is leaving the …