October 1, 2014
Google’s Waze announces government data exchange program with 10 initial partners

Waze today announced “Connected Citizens,” a new government partnership program that will see both parties exchange data in order to improve traffic conditions. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
Why am I Using This Shitty iPhone 4? — Medium

I love iPhones. I love iPhone 6 Pluses and iPhone 6s and iPhone 5s’s and iPhone 5cs. I also love iPhone 4s. I’m sure if I had been savvy enough to own one, I would’ve loved the original iPhone. I am a 34 year old, affluent nerd and I’m sticking with my old-ass iPhone 4. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
How sports publisher Bleacher Report became mobile-first

Credit: Image by Johan Larsson on Flickr. Creative commons licence. Some rights reserved. As more people are accessing content on mobile, digital publishers have been trying out ways to engage these audiences, find out what content they are looking for and what makes them come back. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
How Much to Pay Remarkable Employees BY Jeff Haden

When an employee is remarkable—and here’s how to know if an employee is not just great but remarkable—forget all that. Why? Here’s a cool story from David Halberstam’s The Breaks of the Game. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
The Real 'True Detective'?

Ten years ago, the town of Ponchatoula, Louisiana, was traumatized when a local church’s secret Satan worship, ritualized child molestation, and animal sacrifices came to light. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
Let me tell you about my start-up. — Medium

It’s not derivative, or iterative. But it is completely disruptive. Massively so. It takes what other companies accept as standard and inverts those functions, positively transforming the daily lives of stakeholders. Life is short. Let’s make it as seamless, elegant, and beautiful as possible. via Pocket

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October 1, 2014
Finding Alibaba: How Jerry Yang Made The Most Lucrative Bet In Silicon Valley History

Jerry Yang is giving a quick tour of the conference room at his private investment firm in Palo Alto, Calif. It’s dotted with gifts and photos from his 20 years in Silicon Valley. Yahoo’s 45-year-old billionaire co-founder stops before a glass deal toy on a low table. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
How American parenting is killing the American marriage – Quartz

Sometime between when we were children and when we had children of our own, parenthood became a religion in America. As with many religions, complete unthinking devotion is required from its practitioners. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they’ll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
Is My Startup Burn Rate Normal? — Medium

While Bill Gurley’s comments about burn rates (tl;dr he’s concerned they are getting dangerously high) are geared toward later stage startups, the article has kicked off conversations about responsible spending throughout the startup ecosystem. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
Beware of Joy

“Give me a game where my team is winning in the final seconds, and I’ll enumerate the ways to lose the lead before it’s over. It’s come to the point where I get more anxious when my team is winning than when it is losing. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
Facebook Inc (FB) and Google Inc (GOOGL) are Media Owners: Sir Martin Sorrell

Though Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) and Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOGL) proclaim to be tech companies, according to Sir Martin Sorrell, CEO of WPP, they aren’t. He feels that these companies are in the advertising business, same as his. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
What is the Right Burn Rate at a Startup Company?

I was reading Danielle Morrill’s blog post today on whether one’s “Startup Burn Rate is Normal.” I highly recommend reading it. I love how transparently Danielle lives her startup (& encourages other to join in) because it provides much needed transparency to other startups. via Pocket

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September 30, 2014
Quit Gushing: Richard Branson’s Unlimited Vacation Is a Trick

Coleman and Ferguson are the authors of Making Conflict Work: Harnessing the Power of Disagreement, out this week. He is more than a business pioneer—he’s an entrepreneurial guru and a leadership rock star. via Pocket

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September 29, 2014
Ethan Hawke Interview

Mr. Hawke, has a life in the film business been what you expected it would be when you started out? You know, ever since I turned 40 I’ve been asking myself a lot of those questions. I don’t know. via Pocket

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