To cap off a superlative week, the Winklevoss twins led a $1.5 million investment round in BitInstant, an online platform for buying and selling bitcoins, according to TechCrunch.
The boys own about $11 million worth of bitcoins, and are apparently [...]
According to a new 'Wired' interview, long-time Harvard Business School professor Clayton Christensen is the type of dude who makes business schools look like they have a soul. He originally wanted to be a journalist, is a devout Mormon, an[...]
Yesterday, employees of AOL Music properties live-tweeted their own beheading, according to TechCrunch. Two choice tweets:
Dan Reilly, Editor of Spinner: Well, at least I found a good reason to finish off the whiskey at my desk.
Paul Cantor, Hi[...]
We write about a lot of do-gooders here at StartupBook...lots of earnest "social entrepreneurs" looking to change the world, help those less fortunate, yada yada...
On the flip side, it's always fun when we encounter a purely mercenary disruptive [...]
In a blog post, Fred Wilson of Union SquareVentures explains that “return and ridicule are highly correlated.”
In other words – CRAZY ALWAYS WINS IN ENTREPRENEURSHIP.
He notes Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen’s thesis of d[...]
My twin brother works in Hollywood at a major talent agency. He's very proud of his work, and any talk of "disruption" or new paradigms for talented artists does not seem to affect his confidence for the market necessity of agents. Confidence is good[...]
Andreessen Horowitz partner Chris Dixon explained in a recent blog post that the mainstream media is rarely right when it comes to predicting the future. It's the job of entrepreneurs and investors to convince the skeptics and ignore needless negativ[...]
MokiMobility -- a cloud-based mobile device management startup -- has raised $2 million in a seed funding round led by Epic Ventures, with participation from Allegis Capital, according to TechCrunch.
MokiMobility is focusing on the problem of sing[...]
In a blog post, Albert Wenger of Union Square Ventures explains the 'unbundling' of the publishing industry, and how it means opportunities for new businesses, but possible doom for traditional publishing houses.
Traditionally, publishing is 'bund[...]
According to VentureBeat, Makerbot announced the “Digitizer Desktop 3D Scanner” for pre-sale on Friday. The device will allow users to scan objects into their computer, whose designs they can then 3D-print or manipulate themselves.
Unveiling the p[...]
Venture capitalists, thought leaders, and even regular users are cutting their Facebook friends and time spent on the site, according to Mathew Ingram for GigaOM.
Ingram explains that Facebook frequently offers more clutter then real information a[...]
According to Venture Capitalist Dave McClure -- one of Silicon Valley's "super angel investors" -- the "food tech revolution" will disrupt the way restaurants design menus and interact with customers.
Arguing that the current incumbents in the res[...]