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Op-ED - “We are witnessing the downfall of the U.S. economic growth engine as U.S. student test scores are way below test scores of other countries.” I have seen the aforementioned quote in countless media publications for my entire life,...
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Advice - There’s a disconnect between how marketers use social media for clients and how marketers use social media personally. “We want to be thought leaders,” their brands say. So, many marketers publish articles many times a day, not...
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Op-ED - DEFINITION OF 'SHORT SELLING' The sale of a security that is not owned by the seller, or that the seller has borrowed. Short selling is motivated by the belief that a security's price will decline, enabling it to be bought back at a...
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Advice - https://www.youtube.com/embed/5_0dVHMpJloThis past fall Peter Thiel, founder of PayPal and Palantir, delivered a talk entitled “Competition is for Losers” at Stanford University’s Center for Professional...
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Op-ED - I have been reading with great interest and enthusiasm the latest tech blowup. It’s all drama, angry mobs, biting commentary, and social media nastiest. It is even better than startup reality TV shows or that comedic cable series...
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Op-ED - Amid a flurry of seemingly sky-high valuations, deals and IPOs, the mood in Silicon Valley is a "little crazy," Kenneth Goldman, chief financial officer of Yahoo, told CNBC -- but he argued the excitement was justified."It is a...
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Funding - Within the past two years, more than 50 new “unicorns” have emerged in the U.S. These unicorns are propped up by venture capitalists and their rapidly expanding funds. While many will evolve into self-sustaining businesses and...
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News - This week’s episode of HBO’s Silicon Valley show ‪used the term #‎brainrape.* Brainrape refers to when an angel or VC feigns interest in investing in your startup, only to get access to your startup's proprietary information....
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Op-ED - The Ellen Pao vs Kleiner gender discrimination case further amplified the volume of the debate over the lack of diversity in tech be it VC, but also amongst angel investors and of course founders/entrepreneurs. While some have openly...
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Cool Tech - I’ve seen the new face of Search, and it ain’t Google. What is it you ask?It is a text message.Wait, what? A text message?! Alex, this really makes no sense?! Ah, but it does. Read on, and you will see why…The Rise...
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Advertising -Recently, it has become popular to brag about how large a business has become without spending a single dollar on marketing. If true, such a statement paints a powerful story about how a product resonates with customers. If they...
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Op-ED - The technology start-up market is "overheated", a top venture capitalist (VC) told CNBC, although he stopped short of saying it was in a bubble."We are seeing the market overheat," Fred Destin, a partner at venture capital firm...
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Advice - Even though Big Data has now been around for a few years, the opportunities for startups seem to keep growing, just as the amount of data keeps growing. According to IBM, companies have captured more data in the last two years than...
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Advice - Many startup pitches start off with the simple claim that something is broken. “Email is broken.” “Messaging is broken.” “Advertising is broken.” If you hear too many pitches, you might start wondering how anything gets...
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Advice - The year is 2019 in the month of November. Above your head there are cars flying through the skies, advertisements from every direction beckoning you to colonies on other planets, and a breed of life-like, androids called Replicants...
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Bitcoin - Bitcoin is still very much in its infancy. When most people think of Bitcoin today, they remember the salacious news stories of hackers making off with millions of dollars, or the hugely volatile currency that seems to have been...