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Friday, November 28, 2014


What’s Next For Firefox?

12 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 When historians look at the history of the Web ten or twenty years from now, chances are they will point to Firefox as one of the most important products of the last ten years. But right now, it’s hard not to look at Firefox and worry a little bit about its future. At the height of its success, around 2010/11, Firefox owned more than a quarter... by Frederic Lardinois

Psychology of a VC and how to take advantage of it

43 minutes ago - Venture Beat
In the startup community, we often hear and read a lot about the entrepreneurial struggle — the daily difficulties and challenges facing those building companies. Rarely, however, do we hear about the other side of the equation — the investor struggle. Although it may appear that the life of an investor is a charmed one filled with grea... by Mo Marshall

Black Friday Online Sales Up 8.5% Over Last Year, 20% Of Sales Came From iOS

52 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 Online retailers had a good Black Friday, with sales up over 8% from a year ago, and nearly 47% of online traffic coming from mobile devices throughout the day. Mobile played a big role this year in terms of both traffic and sales, and yesterday was especially notable for being the first Thanksgiving Day where mobile traffic to online retailers... by Sarah Perez

Xbox's Japan chief resigns after bleak Xbox One sales

1 hour 54 minutes ago - Engadget
It's no secret that the Xbox One has been far from a hit in the Land of the Rising Sun, and now this is having its negative effects on the people in charge. As reported by Famitsu, a Japanese publication which focuses on video games, Head of Xbox Jap by Edgar Alvarez

Hampton Creek’s data scientists team up with chefs to find the holy grail of plant proteins

2 hours 43 minutes ago - Venture Beat
At Facebook and LinkedIn, data scientists analyze site usage and develop features that take user information into consideration. Inside the cramped office of Hampton Creek, a 3-year-old San Francisco startup, data scientists are doing something wholly different, and arguably more impactful. They’re weeding out billions of proteins from hundreds o... by Jordan Novet

A World Without Net Neutrality Already Exists

2 hours 43 minutes ago - Techcrunch
 People have wondered how an Internet without net neutrality would work. Net neutrality is more than just a debate, it’s not a hypothetical, and it’s real and alive today with SMS. It is currently hypothetical that on an Internet without net neutrality, companies would need to “pay to play” and live by arbitrary, ISP-devised rules for acce... by Jeff Lawson

How Arizona (yes, Arizona) is becoming a hotbed for tech startups

3 hours 36 minutes ago - Venture Beat
GUEST:Let’s be blunt. The technology startup scene in Arizona was essentially non-existent for a long time. In a state economy traditionally dominated by real estate and tourism, technology has always been a tough sell. Sure, Motorola once employed tens of thousands of people in the Phoenix area and Intel still has major operations in Chandler, b... by Mo Marshall

Enter the tech-powered playground of the future

4 hours 13 minutes ago - Engadget
There are playmats where you build the roads in seconds, a ballpit where the balls are as big as you, and a drawing-board where your doodles come to life. This is Team Lab's "Theme Park of the Future" .. but it isn't really a theme park. It's an atte by Mat Smith

LinkedIn data: Highly skilled immigrants are losing interest in America (in 1 graph)

4 hours 43 minutes ago - Venture Beat
The United States is quickly losing it’s appeal to the world’s most talented immigrants, according to a new study. Researchers at Stanford and the University of Washington culled a large dataset from LinkedIn and found that the the number of PhDs choosing the U.S. as their home base fell by nearly half (29 percent in 2000 vs. 18 percent in 2012... by Gregory Ferenstein

Open data startup Socrata brings in $30M to make government data more accessible

5 hours 12 minutes ago - Venture Beat
Socrata, a startup working to make government data more easily accessible to companies and services, has raised $30 million in new funding. Socrata has raised at least $30 million out of possible $35 million it’s seeking to close, according to a filing it submitted today to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing lists Jai Das of... by Kia Kokalitcheva

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