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Do VCs like short pitch decks or detailed ones?

I am monitoring my server logs to catch broken links now that I am taking years of Shopify links down (it is like playing tennis against a ball throwing machine). One of the URLs that produced a 404 error was this one: Do-interested-VCs-like-short-pitch-decks-that-stimulate-discussion-or-detailed-pitch-decks-that-demonstrate-thought-thoroughnessSomeone must have typed this question in somewhere. Let’s try to answer it:I think the different types of documents are needed in different stages of the...
Tags: Google, Shopify, Peugeot, Speaking, Joris Molenaar


The Perfect Way To Cook Fried Rice, According To Science

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Food & Wine Magazine: Fried rice is one of those dishes where the name practically tells you how to make it. But the key to cooking perfect fried rice is in the details: not just the ingredients but also the equipment and technique. Traditionally, the dish is made in a wok with chefs continually tossing the rice to avoid caramelization and burning. It led a lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology to wonder, is there an optimal way to cook fried rice? T...
Tags: Tech, KO, Georgia Tech, Royal Society Interface, Georgia Institute of Technology, Hu, Food Wine magazine, David Hu


Bloomberg May Be Taking Hits in the Polls, But He's Crushing the Social Media Cringe Finals

Former New York City mayor and billionaire oligarch Michael Bloomberg’s presidential campaign hasn’t had the best week since the Feb. 19 Democratic primary debate in Nevada, where he was more or less mechanically separated into meat byproducts by the rest of the field on everything from his support for stop-and-frisk…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Elections, Science, Technology, Instagram, New York City, Social Media, Bloomberg, Nevada, 2016 Election, Michael Bloomberg, Mike Bloomberg, Pobodys Nerfect This Mess Is A Place


Apple might launch an ARM-based Mac with its own chipset in 2021

We’ve been hearing rumors about Apple releasing an ARM-based Mac for a few years. Now, we might get to see the device in flesh the next year. Renowned Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said yesterday the tech giant is set to launch an ARM-based Mac with its own chipset in 2021. In 2018, Kuo predicted that by 2020-21, Apple will move away from Intel chips for Macs, and build its own chipset. The analyst’s new prediction resonated with it, and added the company is looking to release the product in the ...
Tags: Apple, Startups, Mac, Intel, Ming Chi Kuo, Kuo, Plugged, Renowned Apple


18 Easy Steps for Planning Your Next Trip

Updated: 02/24/20 | February 24th, 2020 I remember when I started planning my first trip around the world. I had no idea what I was doing. When I decided to quit my job and travel the world, I walked into a bookstore and bought Lonely Planet’s Southeast Asia on Shoestring. Buying that guidebook was my first step toward long-term travel. It made the trip seem more real, more tangilbe. It made it all seem possible. While helpful, the book didn’t exactly prepare me for planning a trip around the ...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Asia, Europe, UK, Travel Planning, Greece, Berlin, Southeast Asia, US, Colombia, Thailand, Travel Inspiration, Hawaii, Paris


Google Penalties Can Reoccur - Your Site Is Not Immune

John Mueller from Google said just because a web site was once penalized, it does not mean it cannot be penalized again for the same issue. It is not like when you get a specific virus, that if you survive it, you become immune to getting that specific virus again. You can be penalized by Google for the same issue more than once.
Tags: Google, Seo, Google Search Engine Optimization, John Mueller


How China Is Hunting Down Coronavirus Critics

"As China ramps up efforts to control the narrative around the coronavirus outbreak, it is also expanding its efforts to leverage online platforms to track down people who dare to speak out," reports Vice. "From tracking down Twitter users using their mobile numbers to hacking WeChat accounts to find out someone's location, Beijing is eager to stop any negative news from being shared online -- and is will to use intimidation, arrests and threats of legal action." From the report: Joshua Left, a ...
Tags: China, San Francisco, Tech, Beijing, Shanghai, WeChat, Wuhan, Ministry, Ministry of State Security, Communist Party of China, Wuhan China, Left, Joshua Left, VICE News Left


Google Search Console Sending Email Alerts for Spikes in Search Traffic via @MattGSouthern

Google is sending email notifications via Search Console to alert site owners about spikes in search traffic for specific pages.The post Google Search Console Sending Email Alerts for Spikes in Search Traffic via @MattGSouthern appeared first on Search Engine Journal.
Tags: Google, Tools, News, Seo, Search Console


Great Free Business Tools To Help Grow Your Online Business   

Whether your business is already established or still a startup, you are certainly using the internet to manage, run, and market it. By streamlining and simplifying some aspects, you are also able to invest more energy and time in its growth. Here are some amazing free business tools that can help grow your online business. Hootsuite. Our list starts with Hootsuite because if one thing is sure, it is this: you must be engaging on social media for your business to find success. It is not a mat...
Tags: Google, Startups, Resources, Analytics, Business Tools, WordPress org WordPress, Google My Business Google Analytics


Supreme Court Rejects Apple Appeal In Patent Fight With VirnetX

New submitter John Trumpian shares a report from Reuters: The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear Apple's bid to avoid paying about $440 million in damages for using patent licensing firm VirnetX's internet security technology without permission in features such as FaceTime video calling. The justices rejected Apple's appeal in the long-running case in which a federal jury in 2016 found that Apple had infringed VirnetX's patents and awarded $302 million. A judge later increased that amo...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Washington, Tech, Vpn, Nevada, Facetime, Reuters, U S Supreme Court, Eastern District of Texas, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Cupertino California, John Trumpian


Forensic Architecture redeploys surveillance-state tech to combat state-sponsored violence

The specter of constant surveillance hangs over all of us in ways we don’t even fully understand, but it is also possible to turn the tools of the watchers against them. Forensic Architecture is exhibiting several long-term projects at the Museum of Art and Design in Miami that use the omnipresence of technology as a way to expose crimes and violence by oppressive states. Over seven years Eyal Weizman and his team have performed dozens of investigations into instances of state-sponsored violence...
Tags: Social, TC, Gadgets, Facebook, UK, Media, Greece, Privacy, Government, Israel, US, Tech, Chicago, Pakistan, Cameroon, Amnesty International


Revolut raises $500 million at a $5.5 billion valuation

Fintech startup Revolut is raising a large Series D round of funding. TCV is leading the $500 million round, valuing the company at $5.5 billion. Over the past few years, Revolut has raised $836 million in total. Some existing investors are also participating in today’s funding round, but Revolut isn’t sharing names. Previous investors include DST Global, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and many others. If you’re not familiar with Revolut, the company is building a financial service to repl...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Japan, Australia, Tech, Fintech, Revolut, TCV, Europe SINGAPORE, Recent Funding, Revolut Metal, Nik Storonsky, Neobank, DST Global Index Ventures Balderton Capital


Petnet's Smart Pet Feeder Goes Offline For a Week, Can't Answer Customers At All

The app-driven, cloud-connected "smart" pet feeder from Petnet recently suffered an outage that knocked units offline for a week, leaving pets hungry and customers angry. An anonymous reader shares an excerpt from Ars Technica: Petnet began posting messages on Twitter on February 14 advising customers that some of its SmartFeeders "will appear offline," although they still would nominally work to dispense food. Of course, when something doesn't work, most people will try to turn it off and back ...
Tags: Tech, Customers, Ars, Petnet


Revolut raises $500 million at $5.5 billion valuation

Fintech startup Revolut is raising a large Series D round of funding. TCV is leading the $500 million round, valuing the company at $5.5 billion. Over the past few years, Revolut has raised $836 million in total. Some existing investors are also participating in today’s funding round, but Revolut isn’t sharing names. Previous investors include DST Global, Index Ventures, Balderton Capital and many others. If you’re not familiar with Revolut, the company is building a financial service to repl...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Europe, Japan, Australia, Tech, Fintech, Revolut, Challenger Bank, TCV, Europe SINGAPORE, Revolut Metal, Nik Storonsky, Neobank, DST Global Index Ventures Balderton Capital


r/NoSleep, One of the Largest Subreddits On Reddit, Goes Dark In IP-Theft Protest

Fortran IV writes: In an attempt to "start a conversation" about copyright and IP theft, one of the largest subreddits on Reddit.com, the horror sub r/NoSleep, has gone private for a week. NoSleep, with nearly 14 million subscribers, is one of the largest collections of horror fiction on the internet; MIT used it to train an AI system to write horror stories. Authors retain copyright to all stories on NoSleep, but piracy remains an ongoing problem, so the moderators have elected to shutter the s...
Tags: Tech, Mit, Reddit, NoSleep


What happens when the internet vanishes?

During a troublesome protest or tricky election, some countries just cut the online cord.
Tags: Tech


Google Detects Edge Users Visiting Its Sites, Urges Them to Switch to Chrome (slashdot)

In Microsoft's Chromium-based Edge browser, Chrome's extensions "work as good as they work on Chrome browsers," argues the MS Power User blog. But guess what happens when you use Edge to visit Chrome's "Web Store" for downloading extensions? According to Google, internet users should use Google Chrome instead of Microsoft Edge if they want to use browser extensions securely. On visiting the Chrome web store on Microsoft Edge, you'll be displayed a banner with a yellow background color saying "G...
Tags: Google, News, Microsoft, EditorDavid, Chrome Google


Supreme Court denies Apple's bid to avoid paying $440 million damages in patent fight

The United States Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to Apple in a decade-long legal battle over whether the iPhone maker infringed on another company's patents.
Tags: Apple, News, Supreme Court, Stories, United States Supreme Court


US Supreme Court denies Apple's bid to avoid paying $440 million damages in patent fight

The United States Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to Apple in a decade-long legal battle over whether the iPhone maker infringed on another company's patents.
Tags: Apple, Cnn, US supreme court, United States Supreme Court


Supreme Court denies Apple's bid to avoid paying $440 million in damages

The United States Supreme Court on Monday dealt a blow to Apple in a decade-long legal battle over whether the iPhone maker infringed on another company's patents.
Tags: Apple, News, Supreme Court, Stories, United States Supreme Court


Intuit To Buy Credit Karma For $7.1 Billion, Creating Financial Data Giant

Intuit -- the accounting, tax filing and financial planning software giant behind QuickBooks, TurboTax and Mint, confirmed that it plans to acquire Credit Karma -- the fintech startup with more than 100 million registered users, which lets people check their credit scores, shop for credit cards and loans, file taxes and more. "By joining forces with Credit Karma, we can create a personalized financial assistant that will help consumers find the right financial products, put more money in their p...
Tags: Tech, Intuit, Credit Karma, Kenneth Lin, Ryan Graciano, Nichole Mustard, QuickBooks TurboTax, Sasan Goodarzi Intuit


Would you eat a 'steak' printed by robots?

3D printing is meeting some of the ambitions touted when the technology emerged 20 years ago.
Tags: Tech


ZX Spectrum Next, An Advanced Version of the Original 8-Bit Home Computer, Has Been Released

hackertourist shares an update on the status of the "ZX Spectrum Next" Kickstarter campaign: In 2017, a Kickstarter campaign was started to design and build "an updated and enhanced version of the ZX Spectrum totally compatible with the original, featuring the major hardware developments of the past many years packed inside a simple (and beautiful) design by the original designer, Rick Dickinson, inspired by his seminal work at Sinclair Research." They didn't quite make their original planned ...
Tags: Tech, Kickstarter, FPGA, Rick Dickinson, Sinclair Research They


VC firm Oxx says SaaS startups should avoid high-risk growth models

Oxx, a European venture capital firm co-founded by Richard Anton and Mikael Johnsson, this month announced the closing of its debut fund of $133 million to back “Europe’s most promising SaaS companies” at Series A and beyond. Launched in 2017 and headquartered in London and Stockholm, Oxx pitches itself as one of only a few European funds focused solely on SaaS, and says it will invest broadly across software applications and infrastructure, highlighting five key themes: “data convergence & refi...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, London, Cloud Computing, Tech, United Kingdom, SaaS, Machine Learning, Silicon Valley, Cloud Services, Enterprise Software, Software As A Service, USP, Oxx, Richard Anton


Major Arizona indie brokerage joins eXp

Revelation Real Estate has nearly 900 agents based out of an office in a Phoenix suburb, and had previously made investments in its brick-and-mortar operations.
Tags: Technology, Radio, Arizona, Industry News, Phoenix, Chandler, EXP, Brokerage, News Brief, Chuck Fazio, Exp Realty, Glenn Sanford, Angela Fazio, Dave Conord, Revelation Real Estate


Mirantis co-founder launches FreedomFi to bring private LTE networks to enterprises

Boris Renski, the co-founder of Mirantis, one of the earliest and best-funded players in the OpenStack space a few years ago (which then mostly pivoted to Kubernetes and DevOps), has left his role as CMO to focus his efforts on a new startup: FreedomFi. The new company brings together open-source hardware and software to give enterprises a new way to leverage the newly opened 3.5 GHz band for private LTE and — later — 5G IoT deployments. “There is a very broad opportunity for any enterpris...
Tags: Startups, TC, Facebook, Internet Of Things, Technology, Tech, CMO, Computing, Openstack, Devops, Lte, 5g, Mobile Technology, Mirantis, Kubernetes, Open Source Hardware


How to convert your Google Sheets files into Excel files, and edit them in Microsoft Excel

You can convert Google Sheets files to Excel files by using the "Download" option. Google Sheets allows you to download your spreadsheets in a format that can be opened in Microsoft Excel. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel are similar in many ways. They both let you create spreadsheets for similar purposes — invoices, bookkeeping, scheduling, party planning — and have many of the same features. However, even if the programs are incredibly si...
Tags: Google, Microsoft, Trends, Lenovo, Google Photos, Google Sheets


5 Big Marketing Lessons | What I’ve Learned in 23 Years of Marketing

I moved into marketing in May 1997 to become a product marketing manager at Microsoft. I didn’t have any formal marketing training, but I did have in-depth knowledge of the product, having been a pre-sales consultant at Microsoft. I was fortunate to have a manager who saw my potential and was willing to invest in training me. Since then my career has followed a marketing path; even when I’ve managed multi-disciplinary teams, marketing has been a major part. Doubtless, the first months and years ...
Tags: Google, Budget, Microsoft, Marketing, Digital, Brand Marketing, B2b, Continental, Digital Marketing, Modern Marketing, Martech, B2B Branding, Marketing Lessons, Marketing Creativity


Dow Drops More Than 1,000 as COVID-19 Outbreak Threatens Economy

The Dow Jones Industrial Average slumped more than 1,000 points Monday in the worst day for the stock market in two years as investors worry that the spread of a viral outbreak that began in China will weaken global economic growth. Traders sought safety in U.S. government bonds, gold and high-dividend stocks like utilities and real estate. The yield on the 10-year Treasury fell to the lowest level in more than three years. Technology stocks accounted for much of the broad market slide, whi...
Tags: Apple, Asia, South Korea, Europe, News, Microsoft, China, Germany, Uncategorized, Markets, Nike, Bank Of America, Italy, Middle East, Treasury, Stocks


Hydro-Quebec To Commercialize Glass Battery Co-Developed By John Goodenough

An anonymous reader quotes a report from IEEE Spectrum: A rapid-charging and non-flammable battery developed in part by 2019 Nobel Prize winner John Goodenough has been licensed for development by the Canadian electric utility Hydro-Quebec. The utility says it hopes to have the technology ready for one or more commercial partners in two years. Hydro-Quebec, according to Karim Zaghib, general director of the utility's Center of Excellence in Transportation Electrification and Energy Storage, has ...
Tags: Tech, Portugal, Daimler, Braga, University of Porto, University of Texas at Austin, John Goodenough, John B Goodenough, Hydro Quebec, Goodenough, Maria Helena Braga, Hydro Quebec To Commercialize Glass Battery Co, Karim Zaghib, Zaghib, Goodenough Braga



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