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Half a Decade After Demo Day



Later today, Y Combinator will host its demo day for the summer 2014 batch. I know exactly what those founders are feeling, because I was in the exact same position five years ago, when my co-founder and I were part of YC’s 2009 class. 

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Yet another area where Wall Street is losing ground to Silicon Valley



Wall Street bankers have been getting short shrift in Silicon Valley lately. Tech titans are relying far less on highly-compensated bankers to engineer mergers and acquisitions, and opting to follow their gut rather than relying purely on deal data, the New York Times reports.

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Tom Hanks Creates iPad App Inspired by the Typewriter



Here’s a fact that you may not know about Tom Hanks. The man loves old-school typewriters. So much so that he has now launched an iPad app, Hanx Writer, which turns writing on iPad into a digital yet analog typewriting experience.

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