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Disaggregation of a Bank

There are lots of cool charts thrown around the startup/VC world. One of the best is the...

GitHub doubled its repositories in 2013 from 5 million to 10 million

In January, we reported that GitHub had very nearly achieved the 5 million repos* milestone.<p>Now, to cap off the year, the company announces it’s hosting 10 million repos and counting.<p>Congrats, GitHub!<p>*”Repo” is short for “repository.” “Repository” is where your code lives. GitHub hosts millions of …

Apigee Acquires InsightsOne To Deepen API Analytics Offerings

Apigee, an API management company, has acquired InsightsOne for its predictive analytics technology. With InsightsOne, Apigee will have a platform that helps companies find patterns in multiple data sources to, for instance, tell healthcare providers in advance about an unsatisfied customer. Terms …

Can Robots Manage Your Money Better Than You? Startups Say Yes

Millions of people are turning their thoughts to self-improvement and New Year's resolutions this week. And one of the most common resolutions, after promises to lose weight or get in better shape, is to be better about money.<p>A handful of entrepreneurs in the Bay Area have taken note — and they …

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“I mean damn, did you even see the test<br>You got D’s, motherf*$@%&, D’s! Rosie Perez”<br>—Kanye West, <i>Good Morning</i><p>No position in a company is more important …

How Accepting A Friend Request Could Alter Your Credit Score

<i>Joe Polverari is the General Manager of Yodlee Interactive, a provider of financial applications that aims to make online banking more profitable.</i><p>Are you only as good as the company you keep? Before you accept that next friend request, consider what that person says about you, what that association …

Man, Machine And How They Relate To APIs

The interactions between humans and machines creates a new set of relationships that we are just beginning to understand. We are becoming more machine-like, which changes the way we co-exist with each other. Data, once impeded, now flows in countless ways between people, machines and the infinite …

Native, web, platform: What’s the best way to build a new app?

<i>Abhay Parasnis is the president and COO at Kony, Inc. Disclosure: Kony is a mobile platform provider.</i><p>For today’s business, the question is no longer “Do we need an app?” It’s “How many, what kind, for whom, on what devices and to what end?” And these questions lead to more questions of security, …

What is Server Virtualization

The Quantitative VC

It’s no longer sufficient in venture capital for firms to wait for companies, people and trends to come to Sand Hill Road. Seeing a startup on Demo Day at Y Combinator used to be the pipeline for scouting an early deal. But these days, YC companies are raising from angels before demo days. This is …

How to Win as a First-Time Founder, a Drew Houston Manifesto

In 2007, <b>Drew Houston</b> flew to San Francisco determined to find a co-founder for <b>Dropbox</b>. At the time, it was just him. No backers. No team. On a …

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PayPal Predictions: Your Wallet's Days Are Numbered

When Steve Jobs introduced the first iPhone in 2007 he said (famously) that the device would <i>put the internet in your pocket</i>. It might have been a rare instance of understatement by the Apple founder. Today, smartphones are everywhere, in every industry and being used to perform every human …

The Banks of Tomorrow: Think Google and Facebook

When you swipe your debit card at the grocery store, no one walks into a bank vault looking for a box with your name on it.<p>If you're among the 90 …

The NSA and surveillance ... made simple - video animation

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What Is Hadoop?

Explaining public-key cryptography to non-geeks

It’s not as complicated as it sounds.<p><b>Please note: The latest version, including any updates, of this article</b> <b>is here</b><b>.</b><p>As I’m working on a product that …