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Gild, The Service For Finding And Hiring Engineers, Raises $13.5M Series B Funding

Gild, the startup that has built a service that helps companies find and hire software engineers, has closed on $13.5 million in a new round of funding.<p>The new round, which is Gild’s Series B, brings the company’s total funding to around $27 million. The round was led by Menlo Ventures, with the …

Immediacy vs. importance: The tension underlying how the NYTimes.com homepage gets made

In this excerpt of her new book — based on months spent observing the inner workings of the Times’ newsroom — Nikki Usher shows how some of digital news’ most important real estate gets allocated, minute by minute.<p><b>Editor’s note</b>: Nieman Lab friend and contributor Nikki Usher is out with a remarkable …

a free open source platform for efficient, personalized learning.

This document was started by Roger Grosse, but as an experiment we have made it publicly editable. (You need to be logged in to edit.)<p>In applied …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Are Entrepreneurs Really The Happiest People On Earth?

One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Are you happy all the time because you’re an entrepreneur?”<p>The mythology of entrepreneurialism is powerful. You “answer only to yourself,” “set the rules,” and “make your own decisions.” Or so the myth goes. The leap out of safe, corporate life seems …

A Dozen Things I’ve Learned About Marketing, Distribution and Sales

<b>1. “Most businesses actually get zero distribution channels to work. Poor distribution—not product—is the number one cause of failure.” (Peter Thiel)</b> …

The Ultimate Pitch Deck to Raise Money for Startups

Great startups don’t fund themselves. Raising money from investors for your startup is challenging at any stage and requires a great pitch, even for experienced founders with significant traction in their company.<p>The good news is that there’s a formula for pitching your startup that has helped …

How full-stack entrepreneurs should build their skill set

Recent years have seen the rise of full-stack startups. Like Apple, these companies build an end-to-end offering, owning much of the hardware, software, design, distribution, sales, customer service, and supply chain. Examples include Uber, Tesla, and Nest.<p>I’ve been thinking that some of the most …

A customer who hates you is called an "opportunity" - Hi, I'm David G. Cohen

When we first started ZOLL Data Systems (then called Pinpoint Technologies), we had several customers who hated us. I’m talking hated. They wanted to …

Secrets To Building A Totally Addictive App (Without That Guilty Feeling)

By Ciara Byrne6 minute Read<p>“I think my worst habit is struggling with technology,“ says Nir Eyal, the author of <i>Hooked: How To Build Habit-forming</i> …

JavaScript Promises ... In Wicked Detail

I’ve been using promises in my JavaScript code for a while now. They can be a little brain bending at first. I now use them pretty effectively, but …

Seth's Blog

This actually means, "it wasn't important enough." It wasn't a high priority, fun, distracting, profitable or urgent enough to make it to the top of …

SATOSHI'S REVOLUTION: How The Creator Of Bitcoin May Have Stumbled Onto Something Much, Much Bigger

We gave our Person of the Year award for 2013 to Satoshi Nakamoto, the pseudonymous creator of Bitcoin. We know some of you laughed.<p>If you did, you may want to read on. It's becoming increasingly clear that Satoshi's creation has the potential to change how much of commerce itself works, and for …

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Personalizing The Mobile Experience: These Are The Most Exciting Technologies Powering Individualized Services And Ads

The way consumers discover and absorb information has transformed dramatically thanks to mobile devices.<p>The ability to be relayed information anytime, anywhere, and to hold dozens of apps in the palm of your hand has made content discovery and search inherently personal.<p>Aviate<p>Several companies have …

The Fallacy Of Android-First

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Dave Feldman is the co-founder of Emu. Previously he was Entrepreneur in Residence for CrunchFund, led the 2011 redesign of TechCrunch, and managed the design team for Yahoo! Messenger. Emu for iPhone is available now.</i><p>In late 2012, we decided to launch Emu on Android first. It went …

This week on Gigaom Research: bitcoin and 3D printing

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Michigan Tech<p>At Gigaom Research, our analysts take a peek into the future of early markets such as bitcoin and additive …

Facebook open sources code for managing A/B tests

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>A/B tests to determine which features or designs work best is a standard tool of the trade for any data scientist working on a …

Cut the BS…

<b>What is it that’s actually important when trying to build a startup?</b><p>I think there are a multitude of ‘thing’s’ that are critically important when …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

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70% of Time Could Be Used Better - How the Best CEOs Get the Most Out of Every Day

The average tech CEO works about 300 days a year, 14 hours a day. That’s 4,200 hours a year. The stats for most other tech leaders and startup …

Nuzzel keeps track of Twitter and Facebook so you don't have to

Twitter’s Discover tab is a dream that never quite came true. Designed to help tweets break free from the tyranny of chronology, the Discover tab promises to bring you news of the day from the people you follow, the people <i>those</i> people follow, and other major events from the day. But Discover …

Lessons From A Silicon Valley Job Search

<i>This post is a fairly exhaustive summary of the things I learned during my recent Silicon Valley job search. It is really quite long, but has been</i> …

KAYAK'S Most Interesting A/B Test

This is the inaugural Apptimize podcast! Our CEO, Nancy Hua, speaks with Vinayak Ranade, Director of Engineering for Mobile at KAYAK about how to …

Apple iOS 7.1 Launches Major iBeacon Improvement

iBeacon Now Works When the App Is Closed<p>Apple launched iOS 7.1 today and with it a major, game-changing improvement to iBeacon.<p>As of today, once an …

Understanding How Dilution Affects You at a Startup

This post originally appeared on TechCrunch. Dilution. Or as industry insiders call it, “taking a haircut.”<p>Everybody knows that when you raise money …

Iconic

Semantic SVG built for creative freedom<p>Our icons aren’t just vector, they are code, SVG to be precise. SVG makes them portable, flexible, and …

Best practices for API versioning?

Are there any known how-tos or best practices for web service REST API versioning?<p>I have noticed that AWS does versioning by the URL of the endpoint. …