Nathan Sukonik

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The Worst Thing About Being A VC Is Other VCs

So you think you want to be a VC. It sounds like a pretty cool job, after all. You have good pay and benefits, get to meet with lots of interesting entrepreneurs, play with cool technology, can hang out in khakis all day…<p>But what about the dark side of venture capital? What’s the worst part about …

Google Co-Founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe Co-Founder Anne Wojcicki Have Split

Brin and Wojcicki on Gavin Newsom’s interview show in 2012.<p>Google co-founder Sergey Brin and 23andMe co-founder Anne Wojcicki, one of Silicon …

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Skype confirms 3D video calls are under development

<b>Skype has confirmed it has developed 3D video calls.</b><p>The news was revealed by a senior executive in an exclusive interview with the BBC to mark Skype's 10th anniversary.<p>There had been speculation about the possibility after the firm posted an advert in April saying it wanted to find a way to create …

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Say Something Is An App For Singles To Get Better At Dating Small Talk. But First It Needs To Attract Women

Say Something is an app in the making that wants to inject some fun into online dating by letting you practice your small talk on other users of the app before you actually go on any first dates — thereby giving you the chance to make all those awful first impressions somewhere where they won’t …

Dispatch From The Future: Uber To Purchase 2,500 Driverless Cars From Google

<b>July 25, 2023</b> — As part of its second-quarter earnings announcement today, local transportation and delivery giant Uber announced its biggest bet on autonomous vehicles yet, saying it would purchase 2,500 driverless cars from Google. In addition, the two companies have agreed to a deal in which …

Vogue And The Tech Hard Sell

It isn’t often that one learns about cool apps from Vogue. In case you don’t read fashion magazines, American Vogue is basically like a seasonal shopping catalogue for women who find themselves, or aspire to find themselves, in the 1%. With an average cost of $4,375 per item displayed, there are …

Kickstarter Project Apngasm Wants To Promote Animated PNGs As An Alternative To GIFs

GIFs have remained so ubiquitous, spawning legions of apps, memes and NSFW Tumblrs, that it can be surprising to remember the bitmap image format is more than 25 years old. When compared to newer file formats, however, animated GIFs–with their limited palette and jagged distortions–really show …

R/GA And Techstars Launch A New Accelerator For Startups Devoted To Connected Devices

These days the world is full of gadgets that sync with services (and even other gadgets), but some people seem to think it isn’t quite full enough. That’s why digital marketing firm R/GA has partnered up with Techstars to launch a new startup accelerator program devoted solely to these sorts of …

Losing Our Childhood To LinkedIn

What’s scarier than a 14-year-old girl choosing her sexiest Facebook profile pic? Maybe a 14-year-old girl inflating her résumé on her new LinkedIn profile. Childhood used to be a time of self-exploration, but the Internet is pushing kids to define themselves early and put that facade on …

BotObjects Vows To Put A 3D Printer In (Almost) Every High School

BotObjects, an intriguing 3D printing outfit that builds real, full-color additive prints out of multiple colored plastic filaments, has announced that it will offer free printers to select high schools in the United States and the U.K.<p>High Schools can register at the BotObjects website in late …

Comparison shopping comes to Google Glass through new app

A Google Glass developer has created Crystal Shopper, an app that lets you search for the best price on a product using Glass' camera and a data connection. As <i>Self Screens</i> reports, Crystal Shopper starts by asking you to scan in a barcode. From the barcode, the app will discern what product you're …

Feds seized $2.9M in Bitcoin funds from Mt. Gox, court docs show

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>The federal government sent a strong signal to Bitcoin traders earlier this year when the U.S. Department of Homeland …

Watch This Creepy Little Robot That Can Sneak Under Your Door

Today in our continuing series entitled “Robots That Will Eventually Drink The Liquid From Your Eyeball In Your Sleep” we present the STAR.V3, a superfast, 3D-printed robot that can squeeze itself down to fit underneath a door and/or scuttle quickly away as soon as it steals your precious …

Dropbox Alternative Lima (Née Plug) Works With Chromecast, Breaks Into Kickstarter Tech Top 10

It’s been a crazy 36 days since Plug started its Kickstarter campaign. First, Plug is now called Lima due to some trademark issues. But everything else stays the same. The $69 adapter will seamlessly transform your USB drives into a personal Dropbox for all your devices. And now it will support …

Hackermeter Wants To Kill Your Résumé And Replace It With A High Score

If you’re looking to hire a bad-ass programmer, fielding résumés can start to feel like an exercise in futility. They’re good for quickly filtering out folks who are clearly applying to <i>everything</i> — but when everyone in the industry has some crazy made-up senior ninja/rockstar/space cadet title, …

Google Drive Now Lets You Spellcheck Entire Documents At Once, Adds Customizable Lists

We haven’t seen any groundbreaking updates to Google Drive’s productivity tools lately, but the company continues to regularly make small improvements to them. Today, it’s adding a new spellcheck mode and more customizable numbered and bulleted lists for those “who love structure.”<p>The new …

From The Founders of .Co, Pop.Co Is A Fast, Simple Way To Launch Businesses Online

The company behind the .co domain has been working to associate .co websites with startups and innovation. Now its founders are trying to make it as easy as possible to start a business online with a new company called Pop.co.<p>Basically, Pop.co is a bundle of online services that should remove any …

The Future Of Work: Amazon vs. Zappos

Twenty years ago Tony Hsieh was part of the three-man Harvard team that won the hyper-prestigious ACM Programmming Contest. Five years later he sold LinkExchange to Microsoft for more than $250 million. Then he sold Zappos to Amazon for $1.2 billion, while retaining operational independence.<p>Now …

YC-Backed LocalOn Works With Newspapers To Give Small Businesses A One-Stop Shop For Online Marketing

In the past few years, it seems like there’s been the explosion of startups trying to convince local businesses to sign up for their marketing or loyalty tools, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. In fact, LocalOn co-founder Shahbano Imran recalled going door-to-door trying to convince …

Fail Week: Max Levchin’s ‘Doomed’ College Startup That Maxed Out His Credit Cards (And Got Him Dumped)

The road to big, shiny success is often paved with quite a few failures. But for whatever reason, we in the tech press concentrate much more on stories about the big wins in the industry, and we tend to ignore the many losses incurred along the way. This is something that needs to change — people …

BlackBerry Reportedly Considering Going Private, Following Dell In A Bid To Refocus With Less Scrutiny

Canada’s smartphone industry pioneer BlackBerry is giving a lot more thought to taking the company private, according to a new report from Reuters. The strategy has been tabled before, but CEO Thorsten Heins and the BlackBerry Board of Directors are increasingly mulling the possibility of paying …

Pulselocker, A Streaming And Download Service For DJs, Launches To The Web

Pulselocker, a music subscription service and storage locker targeting electronic music fans and DJs, has launched its service to the web, following an earlier beta as a native desktop application. The site is an interesting cross between something like Spotify and a cloud service with a desktop …

Amazon Launches Art Store, Putting Multi-Million Dollar Paintings In Your Virtual Shopping Cart

Amazon has launched a new online fine art store, as an extension of its marketplace partner offerings. The store offers access to more than 40,000 works, according to Amazon, from over 4,500 artists supplied by more than 150 galleries and dealers, including both generally affordable art and …

Publicis And Omnicom Are Merging To Form A $35.1B Advertising Leviathan

Today Publicis and Omnicom, two of the “big five” global advertising and marketing agencies, announced a “merger of equals”, in which the two will combine to create the world’s biggest agency, with some $22.7 billion in annual revenues and a market capitalization of $35.1 billion. The pair say that …

Y Combinator-Backed DoorDash Delivers Food Quickly In South Bay, Hopes To Expand Beyond Food

DoorDash, a Y Combinator summer ‘13 company, delivers food from restaurants in Palo Alto and Mountain View in an average time of 45 minutes.<p>Sound familiar?<p>It’s a crowded space, but while competitors like Seamless and GrubHub offer users an app to order food from any restaurant that has its own …

YC-Backed Orbs CCG Takes To Kickstarter To Reinvent Magic: The Gathering For Asynchronous Online Play

Hey, remember Magic: The Gathering? Maybe you’re like me and you played the game religiously as a teenager, only to abandon it as you got older. (For those of you don’t know what I’m talking about: It’s a collectible card game in a fantasy setting. Also: Stop looking at me like I’m weird.)<p>Jeff …

American Intern

I live in the Milano building in Crescent Village in North San Jose. As Silicon Valley apartment complexes go, the Crescent Village is fairly normal. It’s got swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center, a gaming room, a 23-seat movie theater, and roughly 1,750 apartments spread over five …

Apple Publishes Official App Store Page to Commemorate 5th Anniversary - App Saga

Remember when iTunes turned 10 and Apple published “A Decade of iTunes”? Well, the App Store is turning 5, and Apple is giving the event just as much …

Home Remodeling Platform Houzz Adds Reality Check To Remodeling Dreams, Launches Cost Database For Renovation Projects

If you need a bout of house envy, there’s no better place to go than Houzz, the increasingly popular platform for finding ideas for your home remodeling projects and the professional that can realize them. Today, however, the service is adding a bit of a reality check to these dreams. The company, …

Founder2be, The ‘Match.com For Co-Founders’, Adds Africa & Australia, Now In 100+ Countries

Founder2be, the Helsinki-based co-founder finding network, is now operating in more than 100 countries, having expanded to accept would-be co-founders living in Africa and Australia. The network was already accepting applications from Europe, the U.S. and Asia — and says it’s the first co-founder …