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Why We Start Up Startups

Why We Start Up Startups

Thanks to the great Brad Feld for publishing this column in his blog today as well. Pause for a moment.  And ask you...

Jan 24 2014, 9:36am CST

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

Steve Jobs Did Not Liberate Us. Tim Berners-Lee Did, By Freeing Ones and Zeros To Eat the World

30 years ago today, Steve Jobs unveiled the Macintosh. More accurately, The Great Magician took it out of a bag and let it talk...

Jan 24 2014, 8:48am CST

T-Mobile Picks Up The Innovation Kudos

John Legere, president and CEO of T-Mobile, has a great line in coming late to the party while looking like the host. The compa...

Jan 23 2014, 9:28am CST

Who's Paying For Your Free Airport Wi-Fi?

Who's Paying For the Free Airport Wi-Fi?

With banks of blinking slot machines situated just past the security check, McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas will ne...

Jan 22 2014, 12:50pm CST

Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy

Mobile Ads Try To Be More Useful, Less Annoying And Creepy

Advertising has become an increasingly important revenue source for the multi-billion-dollar app economy, as consumers become l...

Jan 22 2014, 7:11am CST

Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity

Startup Silentium is on to a Billion Dollar Opportunity

From the thrum of heating and ventilation units to the thump of home theaters, the noise of fellow humans at work and play is i...

Jan 22 2014, 4:11am CST

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

A Record Year For Israel's Technology Market With Acquisitions And IPOs Totaling $7.6 Billion

Start-Up Nation topped the charts in 2013. The value of all successful exits in the Israeli technology market in 2013 reached a...

Jan 20 2014, 1:26pm CST

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The App That Zaps Sales Reps, SuperSolver Takes Cues From Apple's Sales Playbook

David Montoya didn’t like being a lawyer and hated being a CPA. In rapid succession, the MBA with a law degree cycled through a...

Jan 19 2014, 4:51pm CST

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

Dropbox Founder Drew Houston Joins Billionaire Ranks As Company Reaches $10 Billion Valuation

In late 2011, a young and brash Drew Houston was doing battle with Steve Jobs. Two years shy of 30, the Dropbox cofounder and C...

Jan 17 2014, 6:21pm CST

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Should Digital Health Startups Prioritize Eyeballs or Revenue?

The good news, I guess, is that the well-worn “eyeballs versus revenue” debate – a dialog that has beset the tech world for yea...

Jan 17 2014, 2:11pm CST

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Venture investments, number of deals up in 4Q

Venture investments, number of deals grew in the 4th quarter NEW YORK (AP) — Funding for U.S. startups increased...

Jan 17 2014, 11:21am CST

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

IBM To Spend $1.2B For New Data Centers As Part Of Pre-2015 Spending Spree

A week after announcing it was moving the Watson computer system to New York City as part of a new $1 billion business unit, IB...

Jan 17 2014, 12:11am CST

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

Revealing Data Science's Job Potential

Data Science is gaining traction in the industry, as analytics, data collection, sensors, and Big Data become a more regular pa...

Jan 16 2014, 1:36pm CST

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google Builds Mindshare For Dart App Framework With Virtual Machines On Runnable

Google announced today that it will distribute working demos its Dart app framework through Runnable, the Palo Alto startup tha...

Jan 16 2014, 10:26am CST

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free

Adding Salt To Dropbox's Wounds - Box Offers 50GB For Free

Last weekend wasn’t an awesome one for Dropbox, their outage caused consternation in the Twitterverse as many people suggested...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

U. S. Healthcare Innovation Demands A Paradigm Shift

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. - Joh...

Jan 15 2014, 3:21pm CST

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

Why Great Entrepreneurs Are Older Than You Think

How old do you think someone should be for the best chance at entrepreneurial success? If you said 20, or 22, or 25, you are n...

Jan 15 2014, 8:11am CST

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Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling

Court's ruling against open-Internet rules won't mean major changes to access NEW YORK (AP) — Don't expect major...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26pm CST

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Drought Fighting Tool: Using Water Data To Change Behavior, Promote Conservation

Does blending personalized water consumption data, conservation tips and competitive spirit create the right formula for gettin...

Jan 14 2014, 11:26am CST

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

Entrepreneurs Should Check Out This Gathering

I recommend that entrepreneurs – regardless of where they live – check out the New York Tech Meetup (NYTM). This monthly mini-c...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix Is Tech's Newest 'Unicorn,' Raising Massive $101M Round At $1B Valuation

Nutanix has reached ‘unicorn’ status in Sillicon Valley in just four years, raising a $101 million Series D funding round Tuesd...

Jan 14 2014, 9:06am CST

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App Tracker uTest Raises $43M From Goldman Sachs For Future Acquisitions And IPO

A startup known for its mobile application testing, uTest, has more than doubled its funding to date as it pursues acquisitions...

Jan 14 2014, 6:36am CST

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Wearables And Marketing IPOs: Why A Top Forrester Analyst Jumped Ship For StrongView

When Oracle shelled out $1.5 billion for cross-channel marketer Responsys last month, it seemed a clear response to Salesforce....

Jan 13 2014, 6:31pm CST

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Ad Tech Shop Turn Raises $80M Late-Stage Round In March Toward Eventual IPO

With millions flowing into ad tech, Turn Inc. has been a bit of an anomaly, not raising money for over three years and working...

Jan 13 2014, 8:21am CST

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

How Cities Reshape Brand Narratives

Refurbished phrases and branding elements seem to cycle through advertisements and public relations messaging every few months....

Jan 13 2014, 8:01am CST

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

Crowdbuilding: The Real Story Behind Crowdfunding That No One's Telling

With all the negativity and skepticism swirling around the SEC’s recent proposition to liberalize the laws of equity crowdfundi...

Jan 13 2014, 7:31am CST

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

The Best Startup Advice From 14 Tech Heroes

Some say that people do not really want advice, even when they ask for it — but when starting a company, good advice early on c...

Jan 9 2014, 12:06pm CST

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

Top 13 Startups That Killed It In 2013

While the year 2013 might already be starting to feel like a distant memory, it certainly gave us some exciting startup compani...

Jan 9 2014, 10:26am CST

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

Hubris: A Startup's Worst Mistake

The following guest post is by Frederic Kerrest, co-founder and COO of Okta. Many startups experienced successful exits in 201...

Jan 9 2014, 9:36am CST

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Watson Is Moving To NYC: IBM Announces $1B Group Based On Jeopardy Ace Computer

Three years after its splash appearance on Jeopardy, IBM is turning to the Watson computer system for inspiration again–this ti...

Jan 9 2014, 1:46am CST

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not!

Innovation In Legacy Media Companies -- Not!

I had dinner this week with a dear friend who is a Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist. One of the dinner guests is the former he...

Jan 8 2014, 5:11pm CST

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Can 2014 Be The Year Of Real Healthcare Innovation?

Our body is a machine for living.  It is organized for that, it is its nature.  Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defe...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

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Mosaic Plans Overseas Expansion With Its Kickstarter-Style Solar Campaigns

Mosaic, a California startups that raises solar project investments through kickstarter-like campaigns, plans to expand oversea...

Jan 8 2014, 4:11pm CST

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Few 'wearables' balance fashion and function

Gadget show is awash in 'wearable' devices, but questions of acceptance and usefulness remain LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ga...

Jan 8 2014, 3:51pm CST

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Moving Fitness Trackers Forward

Fitness trackers have enjoyed too long in the sun, considering how little most of them actually do. The push now is to get them...

Jan 8 2014, 3:31pm CST

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Green Tech Investments Down, With Big Deals Going To Car-Sharing Apps, Clean Power, Energy Efficient Gear

Venture capital investments in cleantech startups worldwide ended 2013 with 1,007 deals totaling $6.8 billion, a decline from t...

Jan 8 2014, 12:41pm CST

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

11 Reasons 2014 Will Be A Break-Out Year For Women Entrepreneurs

While women in the upper echelons of corporate America are singing the same old  tune, “Still No Progress After Years of No Pro...

Jan 8 2014, 10:31am CST

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The 5 Reasons Big Companies Struggle With Innovation

As I have been doing startup consulting at Red Rocket, I have also had many executive conversations with several big companies....

Jan 8 2014, 9:31am CST