• Cybersecurity Hindsight And A Look Ahead At 2015

    Cybersecurity Hindsight And A Look Ahead At 2015

    Editor’s note: Yoav Leitersdorf and Ofer Schreiber are partners at YL Ventures, which invests early in cybersecurity, cloud computing, big data and Software-as-a-Service software companies. This year we witnessed a series of high-profile security breaches, from the aftermath of the Target and Home Depot fiascos, to a number of attacks on other national retailers, including Michaels… Read More

  • Good Riddance To Social Search

    Good Riddance To Social Search

    Remember how not too long ago the future of search — at least according to the big search engines — was social search? Today, you’d be hard-pressed to find any mention of social search on Google or Bing (let alone Yahoo Search). Let’s be thankful for that because social search was an ill-begotten idea to begin with. The basic idea behind social search was that with all… Read More

  • The Top 10 Pricing Mistakes Companies Are Making

    The Top 10 Pricing Mistakes Companies Are Making

    Price strategy is emerging as a critical path for companies to increase their competitive advantage, and bottom line. Many companies have spent years achieving gains through cost cutting, outsourcing, process re-engineering and the adoption of innovative technologies. However, the incremental benefits from these important activities are diminishing, and companies need to look at other areas… Read More

  • What 2015 Has In Store For Native Ads, TV And Email

    What 2015 Has In Store For Native Ads, TV And Email

    Succeeding as a modern, high-tech marketer means adapting to accelerating changes in technology—whether that’s leveraging Facebook’s newest features, segmenting customers with even more granularity, or finding a new platform for viral distribution before the rest of the business world takes notice. While some marketing principles and approaches stay the same, every year… Read More

  • Aereo To Be Pieced Out And Auctioned Off To The Highest Bidder

    Aereo To Be Pieced Out And Auctioned Off To The Highest Bidder

    Lest you held any lingering hope in your heart of hearts that Aereo would somehow rise from the grave, let them be gone — the courts have just given the greenlight for the company to be pieced apart and its parts sold to the highest bidder. Read More

  • Crowdfunding Startups Are Looking To Refashion The Business Of Fashion

    Crowdfunding Startups Are Looking To Refashion The Business Of Fashion

    Crowdfunding is enabling new fashion startups to fight against the industry norm of manufacturing in Asia by bringing production closer to home thanks to lower minimum orders, willing local manufacturers and the trend of unique, customized clothing. Read More

  • 13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    13 Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

    From Xbox Live being down on Christmas to the worst tech stocks of the year, here are the top stories from 12/20-12/26. 1. Gamers who received new consoles for Christmas found themselves unable to connect and play with friends. On what might be the biggest gaming day of the year, a hacker group called Lizard Squad claimed responsibility for taking down both Xbox Live and PlayStation… Read More

  • Tech’s Year Of Missed Political Gains

    Tech’s Year Of Missed Political Gains

    The technology sector had a rough year in Washington. In the face of growing political spending, increasing economic might and stumbling government agencies, tech got nearly nothing it wanted in 2014. NSA reform died, as did copyright reform, and patent reform. Immigration reform? Kaput. And the recent election axed important politicians who were allied with the tech industry on certain issues. Read More

  • Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    Who’s Behind The Internet Outages In North Korea, Anyway?

    North Korea blamed the U.S. and called President Obama a “monkey” today when both the Internet and mobile network went down for the third time this week. However, it’s still not clear who’s behind the Internet outages. “Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest,” said the National Defence Commission, North… Read More

  • On Immigration, Engineers Simply Don’t Trust VCs
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