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Can technology disrupt even the most mundane chores?<p>That’s the question Yin Yin Wu and Xuwen Cao tackled for seven months with the YCombinator-backed startup Prim before closing for good on Jan. 10.<p>Prim tried to be the Uber for people with dirty clothes: It was a marketplace that enabled easy …

Tech in China 2013: VCs are chasing online education, finance, and mobile

After social, e-commerce, group-buying, and the like, venture capitalists had new categories of tech startups to chase in China in 2013.<p>The new hot verticals are online education, online finance, travel, among others. Mobile, of course, counts. But the businesses on mobile that have been funded are …

5 things to expect in social in 2014

"It's shocking how fast [an app] can come out of left field and have a base of 20 million, 30 million very active users." -- Peter Pham, partner, Science

Why Startups Fail: A Postmortem For Flud, The Social Newsreader

In late July, news broke that Flud, the social news reader for iOS, Android and Windows Phone, was headed to the deadpool. Startup failure is an all-too familiar, even cliche, story in Silicon Valley. But when San Diegoan co-founders Bobby Ghoshal and Matthew Ausonio officially shuttered the Flud …

17 Startup Founders on How to Become Insanely Successful | Inc.com

How Silicon Valley’s Obsession With Narrative Changed TaskRabbit

TaskRabbit was once a quaint company with a reasonable ambition of connecting people who had spare time with paid errands. Then it went to Silicon Valley and was respun as “revolutionary.” But does it help?<p>Leah Busque was raised in a town so small that it had no streetlights. When she was 18, she …

A lesson for startup CEOs: Don’t get tempted by the easy kill

Dear entrepreneurs and CEOs (and their sales teams):<p>Some interesting news came across my Twitter feed a few weeks ago. A competitor decided to discontinue one of their services, essentially opening the door for my company (and other companies like mine) to poach their customers.<p>As soon as I heard …