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Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Jonathan Friedman is a partner at LionBird, an early-stage fund investing in digital health, commerce and enterprise software. He blogs at Venture Capital Point of View.</i><p>So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. …

Man bites dog: Rackspace sues “notorious” patent troll

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Flickr / puuikibeach<p>Rackspace(s rax), which just successfully defended itself in a lawsuit filed by one patent troll, …

Drug Patents at the Supreme Court

AAAS login provides access to <i>Science</i> for AAAS members, and access to other journals in the <i>Science</i> family to users who have purchased individual …

How to Teach Yourself Restraint

The screaming started a few minutes before breakfast. As far as I could tell, our 2-year-old son Daniel took our seven-year-old daughter Isabelle’s markers from her while she was drawing. And if you don’t think that’s a big deal you don’t have kids.<p>I tried my typical parenting monologue: “I can see …

Response by Marcott <i>et al</i>.

Readers will be aware of the paper by Shaun Marcott and colleagues, that they published a couple weeks ago in the journal Science. That paper sought t …

Apple loves China, but its government is not returning those feelings

Advertisement<p>6 Comments<p>A week after what appeared like a coordinated attempt by China’s state-run TV network to have celebrities badmouth Apple’s …

The state of cleantech venture capital: what lies ahead

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Image courtesy of Apple.<p>In late 2011 I decided to write up an internal analysis I’d done at Venrock about the state of …

SEC approves $62M payout after Facebook’s botched public offering in 2012

Investors are thought to have lost $500M, will pursue legal action.<p>The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved a plan (PDF) by the Nasdaq …

Congress Backs Borderless Internet Sales Tax (And So Does Amazon)

The fairy tale of Washington bipartisanship became a reality, if however briefly, as Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Senate united behind …

How To Save US $1 Trillion: Energy Efficiency

A new report reveals how the US economy could save over US$1 trillion through policies designed to remove barriers to energy efficiency …

Cape Wind wins billions in backing, launches offshore wind in the U.S.

What do you do when local opposition to an offshore wind farm project dries up, when the NIMBY crowd runs out of steam, when the federal government …

Renewable Energy

The Price of Carbon

It's past time for a real conversation about carbon pollution, and how much we are already paying.<p>The science is settled: We know that carbon pollution from dirty energy is disrupting our climate. We know that as a result, we have greatly increased our risk of disastrous dirty weather events like …