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  • In Defense Of The High-Frequency Hackers

    In Defense Of The High-Frequency Hackers

    It’s a potential “doomsday machine.” It’s “quite literally out of control.” Hedge fund managers and Nobel winners say it should be banned. Others insist it should at least be regulated. Its practitioners are “parasites.” Mark Cuban says they are “the ultimate hackers,” who “scared the hell out of me.” Last week they wiped… Read More

  • Backed By Mark Cuban, WhiteyBoard Launches v2 Of Its Paint That Turns Walls Into Whiteboards

    Backed By Mark Cuban, WhiteyBoard Launches v2 Of Its Paint That Turns Walls Into Whiteboards

    Two years ago, WhiteyBoard founders Saachi Cywinski, Sherwin Kim and Jason Wilk set out to re-think those clunky, inflexible whiteboards found in classrooms and offices around the country. They developed a portable, flexible alternative: An inexpensive, “instant” plastic board that weighs less than two pounds and adheres to any surface without screws. Wilk tells us that… Read More

  • A Very Special Episode: TV Takes On Patent Trolls

    A Very Special Episode: TV Takes On Patent Trolls

    While I find most reality TV abhorrent, last week’s Shark Tank brought a very interesting concept to the usual babble that is the modern “boss” show. In this episode, Scott Jordan, creator of ScottEVest, appeared in front of a motley crew of entrepreneurs including Mark Cuban and Kevin O’Leary to pitch his patent licensing business, Technology Enabled Clothing or TEC. Read More

  • Startups, Investing, And Daily Deals: Five Questions With Mark Cuban

    Startups, Investing, And Daily Deals: Five Questions With Mark Cuban

    Some think Mark Cuban is a genius, some think he’s lucky. Either way, the guy has a knack for seeing value where others may not, for locating long-term investments, and for ending up on the right side of the deal. Some may disagree with his approach, but Mark Cuban is a billionaire, and while making money is a lot easier when you have stacks of it to play with, becoming a billionaire… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Invests $250,000 In Social Games Maker Mention Mobile

    Mark Cuban Invests $250,000 In Social Games Maker Mention Mobile

    Exclusive - Social gaming startup Mention Mobile has raised $250,000 from billionaire, entrepreneur and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban in exchange for a minority equity stake in the company. Mention Mobile says it specializes in apps that are ‘infused with Facebook content’, and the capital injection is meant to fund the development of new single-title apps that leverage… Read More

  • In The Halls Of The Hedge Fund Hackers

    In The Halls Of The Hedge Fund Hackers

    I went down to the demonstration today, to get my fair share of bemusement. Occupy Wall Street seemed drizzly, dejected, and oddly disconnected from the world around it. I approve of their goals, and I think their message is very clear indeed, but I’m not so sure their methods are effective. We’ll see. But they did spur me to go back and reread, of all things, some Mark… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Teams With Qualcomm To Bring Augmented Reality To Mavericks Tickets

    Thanks to the influence of owner and tech entrepreneur Mark Cuban, Dallas Mavericks season ticket holders will be able to enjoy a touch of the technological when claiming their 2011 playoff tickets. The Mavericks have teamed with Qualcomm to add augmented reality to this year’s playoff tickets. Augmented Reality — or “AR” for those “in the know” —… Read More

  • Mark Cuban And Kevin O'Leary Invest In Online Toy Rental Service Toygaroo

    Just in case you missed it: Mark Cuban’s most recent investment took place in what is a fairly unusual setting for early-stage startup seed funding — a shark tank. That’s right, the controversial billionaire and media mogul was a recent guest shark on ABC reality show “Shark Tank”, in which 5 business moguls listen to entrepreneurs pitch their companies and… Read More

  • Mark Cuban Dreams Of Minority Report. So Do I. But We're Not There Yet

    Mark Cuban Dreams Of Minority Report. So Do I. But We're Not There Yet

    “Location Check in is so 2010,” Mark Cuban writes today on his blog. His thought is that facial recognition hardware/software installed in public venues is going to replace the need for users to actually check-in to a place. I absolutely agree. But I think we’re ten years away from that happening. And maybe more. If you’ve seen the Steven Spielberg movie Minority… Read More

  • The 2009 List Of Tech Billionaires And How Much They Lost

    Forbes released its list of the world’s billionaires and it looks like the U.S. tech billionaires took a pretty hefty hit from the economic crisis. The 40 tech billionaires we identified on the list collectively lost $81.5 billion compared to their standing in last year’s list. That is a drop in the bucket compared to the $1.4 trillion in net worth that disappeared from the… Read More

  • Interview with Mark Cuban and Bud Mayo

    We had a chance to chat with billionaire entrepreneur, Mark Cuban, and CEO of Cinedigm, Bud Mayo, about their work together to bring live 3D entertainment into movie theaters across the country. The technology promises to be a completely different theater-going experience. Cuban even went as far as to call it “the LSD of 2009.” Read More