Marketplaces Are Eating Firms
If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. Read More READ MORE
Marketplaces Are Eating Firms
If software is eating the world, then marketplaces are one of the agents of destruction. Marketplaces are eating every type of firm on the planet. Let’s look at where the feasting is happening. Read More READ MORE
Meet the best poker players in Silicon Valley
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Every month, some of Silicon Valley’s biggest power players meet at the Palo Alto home of Chamath Palihapitiya, an early Facebook executive who now runs his own venture capital firm Social+Capital.

The guest list reads like a who’s who of Silicon Valley’s true READ MORE

How To Raise Venture Capital In A Frothy Market
choppy water Raising venture funding may have just gotten a little tougher. A major investor recently announced that venture capitalists are “taking on an excessive amount of risk right now – unprecedented since ’99.” READ MORE
The startup’s ‘customer partners’ slide: All those logos and no dollars? 
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Pitches for early-stage companies that have already released a B2B products typically include a slide full of client logos, which they use as proof of “traction.” Whenever I see t READ MORE

Uber’s black week: Media focused too much on threat to journalists
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Uber has just finished the worst public relations week in its history. What once was looked upon as a brilliant and disruptive grass-roots company is now being seen as an arrogant bunch of whiz kids who may be willing to play it fast and loose with the the privacy of its users.

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Is It The Beginning Of The End For Cable Or Just A New Beginning?
hbo-cbs In mid-October of this year, HBO dropped a bombshell — albeit a long-rumored one — with the news that it would launch a standalone streaming service sometime in 2015. The media and Game of Thrones fans everywhere immediately went into overdrive, analyzing every last one of the scarce details to deat READ MORE
Why I’m pleasantly surprised with Obama’s immigration plan
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I had expected — or feared — that President Obama would once again let Silicon Valley down with his executive order on immigration. But he hasn’t. The presid READ MORE

Google’s Nexus 6 Might Be Too Big For Right Now, But Right-Sized For The Future
Nexus 6-3 As Greg Kumparak noted in the TechCrunch review of the Nexus 6, the phone is very large. Too large, in fact, for most humans. Back when it was just a rumor that Google would be picking Motorola to provide the Nexus 6 hardware, and that it would indeed be a monster with a 6-inch display, I lamented the phabl READ MORE
In new Microsoft ad, Cortana calls Siri fat and dumb
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It’s not often you hear that Siri isn’t a very bright girl, but Microsoft thinks its competing Cortana personal assistant is smarter.

Microsoft’s crack advertising team has created a new ad where a Nokia Lumia 83 READ MORE

China creates new city planning categories and could shift growth to cities with 5 million or less population
China urban planning has created a new megacity category that could make it harder for residents to move to the mainland's biggest cities if it comes with tougher population controls.Six cities would fall into the megacity category - Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing , Guangzhou, Tianjin and Shenzhen (10 million plus people). The "very large" READ MORE
Underwater ocean floor factory connected to a floating seastead base via a 4000 meter spiral tower
Shimizu corporation is a top 5 construction contracting company in Japan.They have built terminal 3 of Singapore's airport and the The Tokyo Bay Aqua-Line aka Trans-Tokyo Bay Highway. Aqualine is a bridge–tunnel combination across Tokyo Bay in Japan. It connects the city of Kawasaki in Kanagawa Prefecture with the city of Kisar READ MORE
Amicus: Mental Illness and the Death Penalty

Listen to Episode 6 of Slate’s Amicus:

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UnityPDF [Review]

UnityPDF200-175UnityPDF would like to be the tool of choice for batch PDF processing. It can split or merge files, extract all or selected pages, divide one file into several, rotate every page in a file, inse READ MORE

Gillmor Gang: Cash or Charge
Gillmor Gang Artcard The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, Kevin Marks, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. Hard not to talk about Uber, given the clash between hubris and transformational momentum. The Gang swims in a sea of messaging apps, Facebook passport control, Google InBox immigration. READ MORE
Patrons Aims To Hook Your Office Up With Live Performances
Act As If_PressPhoto2-bg Patrons is an app makes it easy to hook your place of business up with a band that has a little bit of free time before a performance. The idea is that the artist can pick up an extra gig while in town for another performance. It’s an offshoot from live music booking mark READ MORE
Matthew Barney, R.H. Quaytman, William Pope.L to Headline MOCA’s 2015-2016 Schedule
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1,300-year-old book of Egyptian magic desciphered
CodexResearchers have decoded an ancient Egyptian book of spells they are calling an “Egyptian Handbook of Ritual Power.” It contains incantations for everything from attaining success in a business venture, to love spells, […] Go to Source READ MORE
Miranda Kerr Goes Jammie Chic in NYC
Don't you look like this when you shop at Sephora? (Photo via BFA)

Don’t you look like this when you shop at Sephora? (Photo via BFA)

Miranda Kerr was on hand to celebrate Escada’s new fragrance, Joyful, at the Union Square Sephora this weeken READ MORE

Gamer alert — you can now play Tetris on your Roku

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Most people don't think of a set-top box as a gaming device, but that concept has been changing recently. Amazon's Fire TV and  Google's new Nexus Player are both enabled with capability that has the gamer in mind. Now Roku is stepping up READ MORE

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