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Finding Patterns In The Tableau IPO

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Glenn Solomon is a partner with GGV Capital. Some of his recent investments include Pandora, Successfactors, Isilon, Domo, Square, Zendesk, Quinstreet, and Nimble Storage.<

Confronting The Reality Of US Broadband Performance

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Richard Bennett is a Senior Fellow with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation and co-author of ITIF’s 2013 report, "The Whole Picture: Where America’s Broa

The Philosophy Of Game Development By The Numbers

<strong>Editor’s note: </strong><em>Hassan Baig is an entrepreneur who runs White Rabbit Studios, a South Asian gaming startup he founded four years ago in Pakistan. </em> There are <a target="_

Put Away The Eulogy, The PC Is Alive And Well

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Chester Ng is co-founder and CMO of <a target="_blank" href="http://sweetlabs.com/">SweetLabs</a>, makers of <a target="_blank" href="http://pokki.com/">Pokki</a>, a mod

Behavioral Finance Explains Bubbles

<b>Editor's note: </b><em>Adam Nash is the chief operating officer of Wealthfront. He was formerly executive-in-residence with Greylock Partners and VP of product management at LinkedIn.</em> Give

Entrepreneurial Excellence: Can 10,000 Hours Of Practice Make Perfect?

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Jon Auerbach is a partner at Charles River Ventures, a 42-year-old early stage venture firm based in Menlo Park and Cambridge, Ma, where he focuses on mobile technologies.<

From Selling Scoops Of Ice Cream To Founding ZeroCater

<b>Editor's note: </b>Arram Sabeti is CEO of ZeroCater. Five years ago I moved to the Bay Area because I wanted to start a company. I came here armed with that single goal and the education of a d

Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

The biggest change I've seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn't social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It's the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even

Virality Is The X-Factor Of Mobile-First Business Apps

<b>Editor’s Note:</b> <em>Joe Floyd is a VC investor at Emergence Capital Partners.</em> Away from the fickle eyes of consumers, deep in the basement of app stores, enterprise mobile apps are fi

Why VCs Love The Bitcoin Market

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em> Jeremy Liew is a managing director at Lightspeed Venture Partners.</em> As a VC, my interest in the Bitcoin ecosystem is not ideological but, rather, mercenary. I see

Crowdfunding Industry Celebrates First Anniversary of JOBS Act Despite Delays

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Danae Ringelmann is a co-founder of Indiegogo. Prior to that, she was a securities analyst at Cowen & Co. where she covered entertainment companies, including Pixar, Lion

All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Marc Ruxin is CEO and co-founder of TastemakerX.</em> If you went to SXSW 20 years ago, you would have been there to see and discover new music. You worked at a label or

Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

<b>Editor’s note:</b><em> David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York.</em>. Lots of venture capitalist

Developer Freedom At Stake As Oracle Clings To Java API Copyrights In Google Fight

<b>Editor's note:</b><em> Sacha Labourey is CEO and Steven G. Harris is senior vice president of products for CloudBees.</em> APIs exist for a reason: They act as the communication channel, the <i

Foursquare’s API Is A Pillar Of The Mobile App Ecosystem

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Jonathan Barouch is the founder and CEO of location-based startup Roamz, developer of social media business product Local Measure.</em> Foursquare has become entrenche

SXSW Minus The Mindless Meme

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Ethan Kurzweil is a VC at Bessemer Venture Partners.</em> Every year at SXSW, a winning meme emerges that’s attached to the latest hot new “it” company. Years ago

Recent YouTube, Veoh Copyright Infringement Rulings Help To Unpack Safe Harbor Guidelines

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. James Freedman is an associate in Orrick’s IP group and a recent Stanford Law School graduate.<

The Crowd’s Money Can Dominate Early-Stage Investing, But Only If The VCs Get Their Cut

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>This is the second part of a two-part guest column by Zach Noorani.</em> Is angel capital an attractive asset class? Is the crowd capable of being good investors, will

To Grow Or Die In The Cloud

<b>Editor's note:</b> <em>Byron Deeter is the lead cloud specialist at Bessemer Venture Partners.</em> A few years ago, most people couldn’t tell you what the cloud was, let alone anticipate a m

The Evolution Of Google Reader Started With A Crash

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <em>Jason Shellen is a former Googler and founding product manager of Google Reader. He is now co-founder at Boxer and advisor at Tapedeck.</em> As part of Google's recent
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