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The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

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The success of Nest's digital thermostats are helping turn up the heat on venture capitalists to fund hardware startups.

Nest and GoPro Could Lead to a Hardware Startup Revival

Google’s $3.2 billion purchase of Nest, GoPro’s pending initial public offering and Jawbone’s budding popularity have VegasTechFund’s Jen McCabe giddy about the prospect for hardware startups. McCabe has backed about a dozen hardware companies in the eight months since she...

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Ethan Beard, who left Facebook to join Greylock Partners, appears at the Le Web 2010 conference in Paris.

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Ethan Beard, who left Facebook to join Greylock Partners, appears at the Le Web 2010 conference in Paris.

Former Facebook Executive Joins Greylock

Ethan Beard, who left Facebook after its initial public offering in 2012, has found his next gig as entrepreneur-in-residence at venture-capital firm Greylock Partners. Beard formerly ran developer relations and product marketing for Facebook’s platform. “My goal is to start...

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

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Snapchat is a popular way to send a quick photo to friends, but the app has its limitations in the workplace.

Why Snapchat and Business Aren’t a Perfect Match

Howard Lerman, the CEO of location-services provider Yext, was interested in acquiring a smaller company last August, but he didn’t know what its executives would be willing to sell for. So Lerman, whose company has received about $70 million in...

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