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How Matt’s Machine Works

By Shane Snowlong Read<p>Every morning at 7 a.m., Matt Mullenweg wakes up in Houston, Texas, and reads a book. After a chapter or so, he scrambles some …

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Startup Marketing Plan [Template]

Company Overview<b>Name</b><br>The name you plan to use across all your branding and communications.For example, we decided to go with Volley, even though our …

Software Entrepreneurs Must Go Mobile-First Or Die

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Roger Lee is a general partner with Battery Ventures.</i><p>Seven years ago when the iPhone was first introduced, smartphones were a novelty. Now they’re the default method of computing for most people. As of late last year, Americans spent 34 hours a month on their mobile devices, compared …

Wiederkehrende Zahlungen im Abo-Modell: So funktionieren Abrechnung und Verwaltung

Abonnements sind für viele Warengruppen im Online-Handel ein attraktives Geschäftsmodell. Physische Güter stehen hier genauso im Fokus wie digitale. …

Supr: Schickes und kostenloses SaaS-Shopsystem im Test

Das einfache SaaS-Shopsystem Supr richtet sich an E-Commerce-Einsteiger und kleinere Online-Händler. Seit kurzem ist Supr komplett kostenfrei …

How To Get Facebook Paper If You’re Outside The US

<b>Good news:</b> Facebook’s super pretty new standalone app, Paper, launched today.<p><b>Bad news:</b> For some crazy reason, it’s only available if you’re in the US.<p><b>Good News, part 2:</b> That restriction is a pretty easy thing to workaround.<p>(If you’re just looking for the Paper download link, here it is)<p>If you’ve …

To Succeed, Growth Hacking Has To Focus More On Product Development Than Marketing

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Justin Caldbeck is a partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners and invests primarily in the Internet and mobile sectors with a focus on social media, e-commerce and enterprise software. Follow him on Twitter @caldbeckj.</i><p>I can’t think of a buzzier phrase in the tech industry these days …

Peek Is A Playful Calendar App, From An Ex-IDEO Designer, For People Who Aren’t Forever Busy

Peek is a new (paid) calendar app for iOS that’s aiming to appeal to the social middle ground of people whose lives don’t consist of non-stop meetings from 9 ’til 9. So not a calendar app for professional calendar nerds, then. The app rethinks the calendar as a gesture-based playground, rather than …

Facebook's 'Deep Learning' Guru Reveals the Future of AI

New York University professor Yann LeCun has spent the last 30 years exploring artificial intelligence, designing "deep learning" computing systems …

The key word in "Data Science" is not Data, it is Science

Jeff Leek 2013/12/12<p>One of my colleagues was just at a conference where they saw a presentation about using data to solve a problem where data had …

Payments Giant First Data Acquires Mobile Loyalty Startup Perka For ~$30M To Take On Square And PayPal In SMB Market

In an effort to catch up with Square and Paypal, payment processing giant First Data has been quietly increasing its presence in the mobile payments market. As the largest credit card processing company in the U.S. with over one trillion dollars in card transactions passing through its network each …

ResearchGate: “Forget About Revenue Until The Network Is Valuable Enough To Command It”

ResearchGate’s Ijad Madisch’s lifelong ambition of winning a Nobel Prize for changing the way scientific research is undertaken piqued the interest of Valley investors several years ago.<p>Now with more than $35 million in funding from investors like Bill Gates, Benchmark, Founders Fund and Accel, …

AWS Updates Big Data Analytics Platform With New Support For Hadoop And Its Ecosystem

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has updated its Elastic Map Reduce platform with a new version of Hadoop and updated support for its data analytics ecosystem.<p>Elastic Map Reduce is AWS platform for processing large amounts of data. But unlike many vendors, AWS offers a hosted service. The challenge for …

ClearStory Data Designs An Analytics Platform That Is About The Experience As Much As The Technology

ClearStory Data has launched a data analytics service that the company says is one of the first to offer a core back-end technology that includes rich visuals and sharing capabilities.<p>On the back-end, ClearStory has a platform for integrating a company’s internal and external data using an …

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Gillmor Gang: Dynamic Clusters

The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Keith Teare, Kevin Marks, John Taschek, and Steve Gillmor — move further and further toward the Golden Age of Push Notification. What some see as a fragmented sea of apps, others see as a ripe opportunity to unify notifications as the successor to email, social …