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For startups, great design is more important than ever

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
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  Today saw the Silicon Valley Comes To Tech City event take place in London. As part of a wider initiative called Silicon Valley Comes To The UK, organized by LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman and angel investor Sherry Coutu, it was designed to give existing and future entrepreneurs advice to help them build Britain’s next generation...

Netflix CEO Compares Company to Bank of America and Oakland A’s

by Dan - on Dec 21st 2011 - No Comments
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Ouch. Reed Hastings addressed a room of investors and media experts this week in a bid to reignite confidence in his company. After his curious speech, it’s unlikely many of them will be jumping back on the Netflix bandwagon anytime soon. During a Q&A in a New York ballroom, Hastings said overconfidence had caused Netflix to resemble...

Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets

by Dan - on Dec 20th 2011 - No Comments
Twitter Unleashes Embeddable Tweets

Along with Twitter’s redesign announcement Thursday, the service has rolled out a new way to let website developers and bloggers embed tweets that give visitors the ability to reply, retweet and favorite without leaving the page. Twitter users now can place embeddable tweets on their websites by simply using one line of code. A single-click...

Must Watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world

by Dan - on Dec 15th 2011 - No Comments
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This is a great, and very tiny, segment of Steve Jobs speaking about how we perceive the world. It was just shared on Twitter by Dave Morin of Path and we thought that it was worth sharing. This is a segment of an unknown interview that was aired as part of the recent PBS documentary. In it, a bearded and intense Jobs ruminates on breaking...