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How To Impress A Venture Capitalist: 12 Prominent VCs Share What Gets Their Attention

Entrepreneurs seeking funding are often unsure of what they must do to get a venture capitalist’s attention. So we asked 12 of them exactly what they hope to see when an entrepreneur walks through their door.<p><b>1. Know Your Competition</b><p>“I am impressed when someone really understands what their …

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Exploring linguistic patterns in best-selling book series

A textual analysis of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter, Hunger Games and Lord of the Rings books<p>Why do some books, as simple as they may be, succeed in …

Game of Thrones

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The Runaway Train of Late Stage Fundraising

Every morning, it seems like a startup raises a massive growth round. In fact, the data proves the point. In 2014, there were 251 working days and …

Want A Self-Driving Car? Stock Up On The Dramamine

Here’s a long-term market play to make Warren Buffett proud: if self-driving cars end up on the road sooner than later, budding Buffetts might start eying the stock of Prestige Brands Holdings, one of the biggest marketers of the over-the-counter motion-sickness drug Dramamine.<p>How are Dramamine and …

Google’s Cloud Is Eating Apple’s Lunch

A new front has opened in the smartphone war, and for the first time in many years, Apple is both outnumbered and outgunned.<p>I’m not talking about the phones themselves. iOS is still better than Android, although the gap has narrowed. The next iPhone will doubtless be the best phone in the world …

The Oldest Star in the Universe

Google Launches Maps Engine Lite, Makes It Easy To Create Advanced Custom Maps

For years now, Google has offered its Google Maps Engine to enterprises that want to visualize their custom geospacial data. Starting today, anybody will be able to use a subset of this functionality, thanks to the launch of Google Maps Engine Lite (beta). This new tool, Google says, will allow any …

Gartner Raises 2013 IT Spending Forecasts to $3.8 Trillion

The research firm Gartner is out today with its latest forecast for global spending on information technology in 2013, and the good news is that it’s …