• Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It

    Dislike That Computer Engineer Barbie Book? This Tool Lets You Rewrite It

    Unless you unplugged your Internet and shut off your phone this week, you’ve probably heard the tale of Computer Engineer Barbie. I won’t spend too much time recapping it, but we cover it in more depth here. The short version: Mattel publishes a “I Can Be A Computer Engineer” Barbie book. Seemingly intended to encourage young girls to pursue a career in computer… Read More

  • Requiem for a Unicorn

    Requiem for a Unicorn

    Editor’s Note: Micah Rosenbloom is a Venture Partner at Founder Collective, a seed-stage venture capital fund. Marc Andreessen has said that there are 15 companies per year that generate 90% of the returns for VCs. Startups jockey for position in the “Billion Dollar Club.” In the world of startups we don’t have the S&P 500, we have the “Unicorn 50.” Fab… Read More

  • eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

    eBooks Could Finally Inch Past Print In 2018

    PricewaterhouseCoopers analysts are predicting (again) that ebooks could soon edge out print as publishers’ most lucrative products. What does this mean? Essentially that a ebook popularity and pricing stabilizes, users will spend more on bits than they will on pulp. The resulting switch could be the final nail in the print coffin. The NYT created this chart of rising revenue from… Read More

  • Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

    Fitmob Gets More Funding As It Partners With Gyms And Looks To New Markets

    Fitness marketplace Fitmob is growing fast and looking to grow even faster, and to do so it’s raised new strategic funding from Recruit Strategic Partners. The funding will be used as Fitmob adds more options to its fitness marketplace through partnerships with gyms, and as it seeks to expand into new markets. Read More

  • Crowdsourced War

    Crowdsourced War

    Roughly 5,000 gallons of blood has been spilled in Eastern Ukraine, if the United Nation’s estimates that at least 4,000 have perished are any indication. Much of this bloodbath was avoidable; in fact, in 90 percent of potentially survivable battlefield mortalities, uncontrollable bleeding was the top cause of death, the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research found in 2012. Read More

  • Uber Über Alles

    Uber Über Alles

    Oh, Uber. Such a great service…run by such short-sighted, thin-skinned executives. Clue: when people criticize you and/or your company, suck it up, take the criticism on board and apologize/adjust if warranted, then shut up and move on. Do not muse aloud, even at a quasi-off-the-record party, about forming million-dollar funds to attack and silence your critics. Read More

  • SF Has An S&M Problem

    SF Has An S&M Problem

    It’s a Friday night, and I am on the prowl. I’m with my friend Edgar, and we are looking for evidence of the increasing S&M problem among the denizens of America’s startup capital. We all know the story the past few months: it’s really bad right now, but don’t worry, everything will get better in time. But it is not getting better, and it’s time to call… Read More

  • UK Government Pushes IP-Matching In Latest Digital Counter-Terror Measure

    UK Government Pushes IP-Matching In Latest Digital Counter-Terror Measure

    ISPs and mobile operators will be forced to retain information linking IP addresses to individuals for 12 months under U.K. government counter-terrorism plans expected to be detailed next week. Read More

  • Marketplaces Are Eating Firms

    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

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