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How Silicon Valley can kill your startup - VentureBeat

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How Silicon Valley can kill your startup
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In the last year I have lived in San Francisco, Toronto, New York City and Vancouver, where our team currently resides.
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Improve Your Best Skills, Not Your Worst Ones

Improve Your Best Skills, Not Your Worst Ones | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Several years ago, I was the sales and marketing director for a small software company. One day, my boss said he wanted me to work on my tech support, since that wasn’t a very strong skill for me.
“But I do marketing,” I said.
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Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups - TechCrunch

Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups - TechCrunch | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Welcome To The Unicorn Club: Learning From Billion-Dollar Startups TechCrunch So, we wondered, as we're a year into our new fund (which doesn't need to back billion-dollar companies to succeed, but hey, we like to learn): how likely is it for a...
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How to research the price of an item using eBay

How to research the price of an item using eBay | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
It makes sense to research the price of an item that you want to sell before you do so. This is especially true if you sell it locally or on marketplaces that require you to enter a fixed price for the item.
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HTC One Max and HTC One: What are you getting?

HTC One Max and HTC One: What are you getting? | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
HTC’s recent flagship HTC One Max is out. It is the first phablet from the Taiwanese company and features the unique fingerprint sensor. HTC One Max competes with iPhone 5s which has fingerprint scanner too.
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The millennial marriage of tech & DIY

The millennial marriage of tech & DIY | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
There are 29 billion reasons you should care about the DIY industry.
No, that’s not Etsy’s page views over the course of a year (close, that would be 18 billion). It’s the estimated market size of the crafting industry.
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Huge potential for IoT, ubiquitous connections — but how to foot the bill?

Huge potential for IoT, ubiquitous connections — but how to foot the bill? | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Before the world can reap the true benefits of the internet of things — a collection of billions of connected devices which could contribute tens of trillions to the global economy by 2030 – there’s an awful lot of expensive heavy lifting to be...
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Ex-Vertica CEO: Hadoop is pulling the rug from under the database industry

Ex-Vertica CEO: Hadoop is pulling the rug from under the database industry | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Chris Lynch has been watching the database industry closely for decades as both the CEO of Vertica Systems and now as a partner with Boston-based venture capital firm Atlas Venture.
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Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks

Pondering privacy, Part 1: We’re being exploited and spied on, and that sucks | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
I’ll admit it: I’m very conflicted on the topic of privacy.
On the one hand, I’m offended by companies such as Google, Facebook, LinkedIn and other web companies that rely on our data to turn a profit and constantly push the bounds of our trust.
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Megan Fox Stars In This Intriguing ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Live-Action Trailer

Megan Fox Stars In This Intriguing ‘Call of Duty: Ghosts’ Live-Action Trailer | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
That’ll do, Infinity Ward. That’ll do. The new live-action trailer for Call of Duty: Ghosts just dropped, and it has everything required to get me to write a post on a Saturday: explosions, drones, mayhem in Las Vegas, Frank Sinatra music, and...
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Tips For A Smart And Successful Affiliate Marketer

Tips For A Smart And Successful Affiliate Marketer | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
If you create sites with strong content that also incorporate affiliate marketing ads, then the traffic you generate will create substantial profits for your business.
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Dear Google: What's wrong? - TechCrunch

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Dear Google: What's wrong?
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I ask because last weekend, while in San Francisco, I asked Google Maps for “hot chocolate mission” — and was promptly directed to an ARCO station in Fremont, 40 miles away.
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Don't feed the trolls: VCs, startups won't sell patents to them - Upstart

Don't feed the trolls: VCs, startups won't sell patents to them
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The UpTake: Even when startups go out of business, they'd prefer not to turn over their intellectual property to patent trolls.
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For Startups, Can Motivation Be A Bad Thing? - Forbes

For Startups, Can Motivation Be A Bad Thing? - Forbes | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
For Startups, Can Motivation Be A Bad Thing?
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Ever notice that the people that need help the most are often the ones least likely to accept it? This certainly holds true in the world of advising and training entrepreneurs.
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Script Defender is a script-blocking extension for Google Chrome

Script Defender is a script-blocking extension for Google Chrome | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Script Defender is a NoScript-like extension for the Google Chrome web browser.
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The guessing game begins over SkyDrive's new name

The guessing game begins over SkyDrive's new name | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
After losing a trademark lawsuit over its SkyDrive cloud storage system, Microsoft agreed to change the name. Since that announcement, the company's been mum over what the new brand will be called. I've got a suggestion, one with lots of X appeal.
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Content Marketing for the Win! How to Create Content as a Team

Content Marketing for the Win! How to Create Content as a Team | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
One of the biggest struggles for businesses of any size is creating content for your website, blog or even your latest email newsletter.
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Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency?

Next gen NoSQL: The demise of eventual consistency? | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
The vast selection of NoSQL solutions today share qualities that have set them apart from their relational counterparts including shared-nothing, distributed architectures with fault tolerance and scalability.
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Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority?

Should Google+ Be a Digital Marketing Priority? | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
In a recent study by Shareaholic, it was stated that traffic from Google+ is a fraction of that from Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.
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When will iOS and OS X finally meet, or have they already?

When will iOS and OS X finally meet, or have they already? | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Apple has definitely received some harsh criticism in the past concerning the creation of its walled garden.
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Android this week: Nexus 5 launches; KitKat is here; Samsung gets bold

Android this week: Nexus 5 launches; KitKat is here; Samsung gets bold | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
FInally! This week, Google’s Nexus 5 moved from rumor status to the real deal. And with so many leaks of the device in prior months, there was little left to our imaginations.
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How to set clear business goals

How to set clear business goals | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
Successful businesses have clear goals and direct vision. If your business’s goals aren’t clear, or even if your personal goals aren’t clear, it may be time to reevaluate. How do you clarify your goals?
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Advice For A Successful Website Design Strategy

Advice For A Successful Website Design Strategy | Digital-News on Scoop.it today | Scoop.it
The thought of designing a website can be quite frightening. Regardless of your design experience, it can feel overwhelming! There are many things to consider, including the layout and color scheme.
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Google unveils new Nexus 5 phone - USA TODAY

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SAN FRANCISCO — Google unveiled its new Nexus 5 smartphone Thursday as the Internet search giant steps up competition with Apple's iPhone, especially in emerging markets.
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