Generation Touch Will Redraw Consumer Tech

Ten years ago, young adults and those in their late teens were among the fastest and earliest adopters of new social networks -- Friendster, Myspace, and ultimately Facebook -- and many other products

The Danger And Opportunity Of The Intermediate Metric

Are social media companies overvalued? The question is not just a matter of revenue multiples (low or high), but rather whether that revenue is actually generating new sales for advertisers. Google co

Examining The Effects Of Patent-Troll Legislation On Startups

Non-practicing entities (NPEs), or patent trolls, have largely stayed off the political radar for the 12 years since the term "patent troll" was <a target="_blank" href="

Let’s Have General Solicitation As Congress Intended It

Everyone passionate about the startup company funding ecosystem was overjoyed by the news last week that “general solicitation” would soon be okay for startups looking for angel investors. With on

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail To Change Behavior

Imagine walking into a busy mall when someone approaches you with an open hand. “Would you have some coins to take the bus, please?” he asks. But in this case, the person is not a panhandler. The

Rating The Venture Capitalists

For a profession full of business strategy experts, it’s impressive how rarely and narrowly the venture capital industry is subjected to conventional competitive analysis. Ask yourself: who are the

In The Cloud OS Debate, OpenStack’s Success Inspires Backlash

<em>In God we trust. All others bring data.</em> This quote, widely attributed to total quality management pioneer W. Edwards Deming, came to mind this morning as I read <a target="_blank" href="http:

The Death Of Google Reader Opens The Door To A Smarter Subscription Ecosystem

<strong>Editor's note: </strong><em>Julien Genestoux is the founder and CEO of Superfeedr.</em> We all know that Google Reader, which used to be the most obvious RSS subscription tool, is now gone

Will Apple Sideline Siri Before She Kills Google?

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Dan Kaplan is a freelance Content Strategist and armchair futurist. He has worked in marketing for Asana, Twilio and Salesforce.</em> In the wake of Apple's <a href="htt

Startups Compete To Win The Mobile App CRM Battle

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Ankur Jain is a venture investor at <a target="_blank" href="">Nexus Venture Partners</a>. Nexus invests in early and early growth stage companies acr

Launching A Startup? Make A Clean Legal Break From Your Employer First

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Stephanie Singer practices law at WilmerHale, where she advises emerging companies in the technology and life sciences industries on formation, financings and ongoing corp

Big Labor’s Anti-Immigration Rumor Machine

<b>Editor’s note: </b><em>Vivek Wadhwa is a fellow at Stanford Law School, Director of Research at Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University, and VP of Innovation and Research at Singularit

Old Ideas Are Better Than The Idea You Just Thought Of

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Jake Knapp is a design partner at Google Ventures.</em> It drives me crazy every time I hear about Mailbox, the fancy-pants email app that <a href="https://beta.techcrunc

Silicon Valley Real Estate Update: The Craziest Market In The U.S. Just Got A Little Less Crazy

<b>Editor’s note:</b><em>Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, a technology-powered real estate broker backed by Madrona Venture Group and Greylock Partners.</em> Well what do you know! After writin

Berlin’s Network Effect Will Make It A Global Startup Center

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Matt Cohler is a General Partner at Benchmark and was the lead investor in Asana, Instagram and Quora among others.</em> Throw a dart at a map. There’s a pretty good

Calculating The Long-Term Value Of A Bitcoin

<strong>Editor's note: </strong><em>Joshua Seims is an angel investor and entrepreneur based in San Francisco.  He is currently building a company that provides secure storage of Bitcoins.</em>

Yanked From The Cloud: Why Connectify Unplugged Its Switchboard Campaign

<b>Editor’s note: </b><em>Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive.</em> Connectify, a Philadelphia-based software company obsessed with making the Internet

Making Sense Of The Internet Of Things

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Matt Turck is a managing director of FirstMark Capital.</em> The emerging Internet of Things is experiencing a burst of activity and creativity that is getting entrepreneu

The First Six Months Developing For The Computer On My Face

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Jon Gottfried is a Developer Evangelist at Twilio, co-founder of the Hacker Union, and a StartupBus Conductor. Being one of the first cyborgs in the world has meant tha

The Former Flickr Employee Guide To Tumblr Yahoo Survival

<strong>Editor's note:</strong> <em><a target="_blank" href="">Kakul Srivastava</a> is CEO and co-founder of Tomfoolery, Inc. She was General Manager for Flickr from 2004 -
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