Is Modern Portfolio Theory Dead? Come On.

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em>Paul Pfleiderer is the C.O.G. Miller Distinguished Professor of Finance at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and co-founder of Quantal International.</em>

Dejamor Keeps Your Sex Life Sexy Every Month

Keeping things spicy in the bedroom can be tricky. Maybe you exhausted all your tricks early on in the game, or perhaps the sheer exhaustion that comes with balancing kids, a home and your work has ta

Stacked Ranking

The undercurrent of the Vanity Fair analysis is that the toxic anti-innovation culture of the company trumps even Bill Gates' unlikely return to the throne. Unlike a salesforce.com where each passing

It’s A Dark Time To Be A Consumer In The Cloud

<a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecco_Pro">Ecco Pro</a>, a much beloved outliner and personal information management application for Windows was discontinued about 15 years ago. B

Web 3.0: The Mobile Era

<strong>Editor's note:</strong><em> Jay Jamison is a Partner at BlueRun Ventures where he focuses on early stage mobile and consumer opportunities. You can read more of his analysis on startups and

In Defense Of The High-Frequency Hackers

It's a potential "<a target="_blank" href="http://business.time.com/2012/08/08/high-frequency-trading-wall-streets-doomsday-machine/">doomsday machine</a>." It's "<a target="_blank" href="http://blogs

Business Lessons From Olympic Innovators

<strong>Editor's note: </strong><em>John Greathouse is a general partner at <a target="_blank" href="blank">Rincon Venture Partners</a> and has held a number of senior executive positions with succ

As Marissa Mayer Annoys Investors By Keeping $4.2B In Dividends, YHOO Is Down 5.4%

Less than a month after taking over Yahoo, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.crunchbase.com/person/marissa-mayer">Marissa Mayer</a> is already sending strong signals of leadership to investors. Yet,

InsideSales.com Raises $4 Million For Big Data Analytics Sales Force Automation Technology

<a target="_blank" href="http://insidesales.com">InsideSales.com</a> has raised $4 million from <a target="_blank" href="http://www.humwin.com/">Hummer Winblad</a> in a Series A Round that the compa

DMD Panorama Opens API To Power Panoramic Photos In Any App

It's a strange thing to hear from the co-founder and CEO of a photo startup, but <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dermandar.com">DMD Panorama</a>'s Elie-Gregoire Khoury tells me that panoramic phot

The Friday WTF Awards – Oracle Not The Only One Who Deserves Calling Out

I need to lighten things up a bit with all this Oracle brouhaha. Oracle acquired Xsigo recently. I wrote about the acquisition and how Oracle will lose as IT gets virtualized. Oracle's Bob Evans ca

BranchOut CEO Rick Marini On Building A Company Atop Facebook’s ‘Shifting Sands’ [TCTV]

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.branchout.com">BranchOut</a> is known as one of the bigger success stories for startups building on top of Facebook. The company, which makes a professional social

Twilio Says It Is The Fastest Growing Short Code Provider In The U.S.

A little over a year ago, cloud communications company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twilio.com/">Twilio</a> <a target="_blank" href="http://www.twilio.com/blog/2011/07/announcing-twilio-sms-sho

RIM: Layoffs Are Ongoing, Will Not Affect BB10

RIM is about to layoff more employees in an ongoing effort to cut $1 billion by 2013. According to <a target="_blank" href="http://www.bgr.com/2012/08/10/rim-layoffs-august-2012-3000-jobs/">one report

The “Leaks” Keep Coming: New Images Reportedly Show New iPhone’s Tiny Dock Connector

If rumors hold true, Apple should be gearing up to unveil its latest iGadgets in just a few weeks, and it's no surprise that all sorts of questionable leaks are now worming their way into daylight.

Fashion-Focused Startup Polyvore, 17M Monthly Uniques Strong, Opens Up NYC Office

It's starting to seem like everyone who got their start in Silicon Valley is putting down an anchor in New York City. Earlier this year Facebook <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/12/02/faceboo

TechCrunch Giveaway: Phosphor Watch And A Free Ticket To Disrupt SF #TCDisrupt

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2012/event-info/">Disrupt SF</a> is right around the corner and is shaping up to be one of the biggest events of the year. We have already announ

Report: Nexus 7 Supply Issues Stall Growth

Google may be taking the ill-conceived Nexus Q <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/31/nexus-q-launch-postpone/">back to the drawing board</a>, but the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.goog

Google Updates Its Search Algorithm: Will Start Punishing Sites With Too Many DMCA Takedown Notices

Google just <a target="_blank" href="http://insidesearch.blogspot.com/2012/08/an-update-to-our-search-algorithms.html">announced</a> that, starting next week, its search algorithm will start taking a

Harvard Researchers Find A Creative Way To Make Incentives Work

Incentives are all the rage: employee bonus pay, app badges, student grades, and even lunch with President Obama. Despite their widespread use, most research finds that incentives are terrible at impr
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