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Aydin Senkut, founder of Felicis Ventures, right, speaks at a conference in San Francisco.

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Aydin Senkut, founder of Felicis Ventures, right, speaks at a conference in San Francisco.

Tech VCs Promise to Never Disagree With Founders and Give Them Free Cash

To get into the best deals, many startup investors over the past few years have publicly sworn their faith in company founders to get their attention. Now, the words aren’t enough, spurring some venture capitalists to differentiate themselves through more...

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A former Apple designer is crowdfunding his Atelier Playing Cards.

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A former Apple designer is crowdfunding his Atelier Playing Cards.

How to Sell Playing Cards, Apple-Style

Apple’s product design team has specialized in making complex things — digital music, mobile phones, computers — seem simple. Robert Padbury, a former Apple user interface designer, wants to apply that design philosophy to something that’s already pretty simple: playing...

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

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Caterina Fake, co-founder of Hunch and Flickr, in New York on June 14, 2010.

Mobile First? For Flickr Co-Founder’s Startup Findery, It’s Second

It may seem strange that in our smartphone-obsessed world, Caterina Fake’s startup Findery is just now launching a mobile application, after building the business for the desktop first. With mobile usage set to eclipse desktop usage in the U.S., some...

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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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Zeebox Pushes for Virtual Living Room: Inside Scoop

On this week’s “The Inside Scoop” podcast, Anthony Rose, chief technology officer and co-founder of Zeebox, talks about efforts by cable companies to entice advertisers by improving audience engagement via the social-TV application Zeebox, which facilitates conversation among fans and...

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Comcast Exec Talks About NBC’s Collaboration With Twitter on Viewing App: Inside Scoop

Sam Schwartz, chief business development officer at Comcast Cable, talks with Bloomberg’s Edmund Lee and Alex Sherman about See It. The new technology will enable Comcast customers to watch NBC Universal network and cable shows directly from Twitter’s applications. A...

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