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A top VC firm just put together a stunning presentation on the state of startups

A top NYC VC firm, First Round Capital, decided to poll more than 500 founders what it's like and, in an industry first, release data on the state of the startup industry, which they've let us republish in full here.<p>Here's how startups are feeling about everything from raising money (pessimistic) …

Venture Capital

19 startups that could make you a millionaire if you got hired there today

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Twitter must change the 140 character limit or face death

Twitter is undergoing the largest time of turbulence and change that it’s seen in years. Ever since ex-CEO Dick Costolo left and the company has been wandering in a CEO-less desert, we’ve seen the smartest changes on the horizon in <i>years</i>.<p>The latest rumors swirling are that Twitter might finally …

Pope to Americans: Avoid a 'superficial quest for unity'

<b>Philadelphia (CNN) —</b> Standing before this city's iconic Independence Hall, Pope Francis gave a ringing endorsement of religious freedom and immigration on Saturday, urging his American hosts to avoid a "superficial quest for unity."<p>"In this witness, which frequently encounters powerful resistance," …

Pope Francis
Startups

Facebook M’s bet and the future of Web interfaces

Recently Facebook announced its take on the Virtual Assistant, M, which is to be supported by a human workforce, to help you get things done. It’s been billed as an improved version of Google Now or Apple’s Siri; a virtual assistant with – crucially – real life operators to go beyond its …

Why seed funding for African tech startups is really taking off

“Nowhere else do you have more than one billion people who are so underprivileged and under-catered to. There is a huge business opportunity here,” said Lingham, who has invested in a number of South African startups.<p>The VC4Africa report found investors are primarily attracted to startups in …

Carson calls for drone strikes on border 'caves'

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ben Carson says he wouldn't use drones to kill undocumented immigrants -- but he'd order strikes on the caves used to transport people across the United States' southern border.<p>"There are caves that they utilize. Those caves can be eliminated. There are a number of possibilities …

Government