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The 13 Most Powerful Women in Tech (by Fortune) 

By | Sep 15, 2015 at 8:00 am

Last week, Fortune released its annual list of the Most Powerful Women in Business – including thirteen female executives from the US tech industry. HP CEO Meg Whitman and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg came in at #7 and #8, with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer…


Productivity Tips from Unicorn CEOs

By | Feb 16, 2016 at 2:00 pm

What do Brian Chesky, Jack Dorsey and Jeremy Stoppelman have in common? First of all, they are all members of the so-called “Unicorn Club” – a witty term Aileen Lee coined back in 2013 to define US-based software companies launched after 2003 and having…


CEO of Jay Z’s Tidal Leaves Company; Is It Already Falling Apart?

By | Apr 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Late last month, Jay Z along with 17 other big names in the music industry – including Beyonce, Kanye West, Daft Punk, Jack White, Madonna, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, Jason Aldean, Nicki Minaj, Deadmaus, Chris Martin of Coldplay, and members of Arcade Fire – announced…


Infographic: Women in Technology Then and Now

By | Oct 22, 2014 at 11:00 pm

The IT industry has got a bit of catching up to do when it comes to women in the workplace, as they represent half of the workforce worldwide, but only occupy a quarter of the jobs in Information Technology. The STEM professions (Science, Technology,…


Here Are Some of the Highest-Paid CEOs in Tech 

By | Jun 9, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Is the idea of runaway success just some fuzzy pipedream for you? Well, the 2014 Equilar Top 200 Highest Paid CEO Rankings is here to put some numbers on your jackpot fantasies. The rankings looked at 2013 CEO compensation at companies with market values…


Jason Fried Responds to Marissa Mayer’s Remote Work Policy at Yahoo!

By | Dec 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

In February, Yahoo! decided to end its work-from-home program and bring employees back into the office by June. Being together, an internal memo claimed, is more efficient and creative: “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new…


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Yahoo Buys Bread for an Undisclosed Amount

By | Oct 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Last Friday Yahoo purchased Bread, adding it to their running docket of startup acquisitions. Aside from adopting six engineers and product managers into their ranks, Yahoo has shut down Bread and their products, Bread Social and Bread Oven. Alan Chan, formerly CEO of Bread, left…


Yahoo! Acquisition Of Tumblr Gets Them Fresh Street Cred

By | May 20, 2013 at 11:15 am

Today as we reported earlier, Yahoo! agreed to acquire New York based microblogging platform Tumblr for $1.1 billion. The bold move by Yahoo!’s CEO Marissa Mayer, which she announced on her Tumblr with an animated gif, has been the subject of analysis from just…


8 of Our Favorite Startup Stories from 2012

By | Dec 31, 2012 at 3:00 pm

A new year, a clean slate.  For many, January 1st symbolizes a reset button- an opportunity to let go of the past and focus on what lies ahead.  But before turning all of our attention to 2013, we wanted to reflect on the good to…

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Mr Cranky’s Top Tech Stories of 2012

By | Dec 28, 2012 at 11:00 am

What a year it’s been. We saw Facebook, the envy of all startups, fall from grace, and the Jersey-Shore-ification of hustlers, hackers, and designers. 2012 will go down as the year of the Wantrepreneur, the Pret-Angel, the Series A Crunch, and a whole bunch…


Poll: Who’s The Top Angel Investor in the US?

By | Apr 12, 2012 at 12:39 pm

Angel investors play a pivotal role in the backbone of the early-stage startup ecosystem (note: understatement of the century).  Not only do angels provide roughly the same amount of financing as venture capital firms ($20.1B versus $23.3B in 2010), but startups who acquire their funds from…