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Google Seed Micro-Fund Coming Soon?

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This morning my curiosity was sparked as I was followed by newly a created unverified Twitter account @GoogleSeed. The new Twitter handle posted a tweet sharing that Google Seed is coming soon. Due to the name and it’s creation coinciding with Earth Day I wondered if Google would be seed bombing the country in an… Read more »


Tim O’Reilly: Google Is Becoming Our Global Brain

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is wrapping up his Reddit AMA now, where he answered questions from the public about the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things refers to Internet-connected devices, sensors, and everyday objects that can send and receive data. Think of the Nest thermostat, which learns your temperature preferences and was acquired… Read more »


Tim O’Reilly Eloquently Explains How Tech Trends Happen

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, is currently answering questions about the Internet of Things in a Reddit AMA, a sort of open town hall.  The Internet of Things refers to Internet-connected devices, sensors, and everyday objects that can send and receive data. Think of the Nest thermostat, which learns your temperature preferences and… Read more »


This is Tim O’Reilly’s Personal Mantra

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Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media, took to Reddit this afternoon at 1 pm ET for an AMA, answering questions from curious Redditors about the Internet of Things. But of course, in the face of a digital legend, redditors couldn’t just stick to the topic at hand. So someone asked: what’s your personal mantra? O’Reilly… Read more »






10 Startups That Received $100k from Steve Case at the Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day

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At yesterday’s inaugural Google for Entrepreneurs Demo Day, AOL cofounder and Revolution Chairman and CEO Steve Case surprised the crowd – not to mention the 10 participating startups – when he announced that he would be investing $100,000 into each of the startups that presented at the event. Wow. @SteveCase has just offered to personally invest $100K into… Read more »


Good.Co is Creating Happier Employees By Solving the Culture Fit Problem [VIDEO]

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The video below is part of an interview series we did at SXSW 2014. Our SXSW Startup Celebration was sponsored by .CO, CEA, Revolution and LivingSocial. We thank them for their support! According to Jonathan Wylie, 77 percent of Americans are disengaged at work. This isn’t to say that they’re necessarily bad at their jobs, they’re merely feeling, you know,… Read more »


Social Media Influence Tool Klout Acquired for $200 Million

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Fortune/CNN has just reported that the social media influence scoring platform, Klout, has been acquired by Lithium Technologies, a company that provides social customer solutions for enterprises. According to the report, the deal is valued at nearly $2oo million in mixed cash and Lithium equity. Last month, news of the impending acquisition was delivered by… Read more »


How Change.org Is Changing the World [INTERVIEW]

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In 2012, Trayvon Martin’s mother put up a petition on Change.org to prosecute the killer of her son, after he had been released. Soon, the petition had over 2.2 million signatures, and the killer was brought to trial the following month. Change.org is one of the leading petition platforms online, with over 65 million users…. Read more »



SMPLE Is Like a Social Media Consultant for Small Businesses

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Many years and hundreds of startups later, small businesses still seem to be struggling to get online. SMPLE is attempting to tackle this problem with a unique, DIY twist. The general challenge most local business owners face is figuring out how to get their business online. While it might seem straightforward to most tech-savvy people… Read more »


Nitrous.IO Raises $6.65M Series A to Build Better Dev Environments

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Nitrous.IO, a platform that provides pre-configured development environments in the cloud, today announced that they have successfully raised $6.65 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners. The money will fund the expansion of their cloud-based platform. Outside of Bessemer Venture Partners, the Series A round included 500 Startups, Crunchfund, Golden… Read more »


A Supportive Entrepreneur Population is Powering San Francisco’s Startup Ecosystem

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“[San Francisco] is unique with regard to startups. It is like the mother ship – where it all began,” said Sri Lekha Srinivasan, Founder and Chief Learner at K-12 Nest. When it comes to entrepreneurship, it seems that San Francisco is truly one of the best places to be for everyone (not just for women entrepreneurs). Considering its history of… Read more »