22 7 / 2014

Yahoo to Acquire Flurry to Strengthen Mobile Products



Over the past couple of years, Yahoo has been focused on re-imagining our users’ daily habits, and mobile is at the center of everything we do.

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22 7 / 2014

Estimize — Here’s Why Hedge Funds are Expecting Apple to Crush Earnings Estimates



Apple CEO Tim Cook sat down with CNBC’s Josh Lipton last week to discuss his firm’s blockbuster partnership to bring IBM’s business analytics software to Apple’s popular iPhone and iPad consumer devices.

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22 7 / 2014

Doomed to Repeat It



Did you ever notice, wrote my friend Finn Smith via chat, how often we (meaning programmers) reinvent the same applications? We came up with a quick list: Email, Todo lists, blogging tools, and others. Do you mind if I write this up for Medium? I asked. I will credit you for the idea.

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20 7 / 2014

As Popular As It Is, We Can No Longer Unbundle Microsoft Office



Editor’s note: Tom Limongello is based in NYC and is VP of Product Marketing for Crisp Media. It’s summertime, so we know there’s pressure to ‘unbundle’ ourselves from work as much as we can.

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17 7 / 2014

Microsoft’s Excel Might Be The Most Dangerous Software On The Planet



No, really, it’s possible that Microsoft‘s Excel is the most dangerous software on the planet.

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17 7 / 2014

My Role as a VC: What I am and what I am not.



There’s been some writing about how VCs and founders interact with each other and it inspired me to take a step back and reflect on what my role is supposed to be with regards to the investments I make and the founders I deal with. Here’s what I came up with…

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15 7 / 2014

False Positives, False Negatives, and Reading Decks in Advance



As a VC, I take the majority of my meetings without seeing a presentation or “deck” in advance. And when I do get slides, I tend not to study them closely in advance. I’ve never explained why and wanted to do so.

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15 7 / 2014

AngelList Syndicate Feedback From An Experienced Entrepreneur



We recently funded Blinkfire Analytics using our FG Angels Syndicate. The CEO and founder, Steve Olechowski, was co-founder / COO of FeedBurner, which Google acquired in 2007. I was an investor and on the board of FeedBurner, which is how I got to know Steve.

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15 7 / 2014

FinTech Investment: Cerulli Say Asset Managers Must Spend to Save



Global analytics firm Cerulli Associates say asset managers and other financial institutions plan to invest in product, distribution and FinTech in 2014. Those were the key themes emerging from the January 2014 issue of The Cerulli Edge®: U.S. Asset Management Edition.

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15 7 / 2014

Thirty Things I’ve Learned



Remember you will die. Maybe even today. Don’t forget that. Don’t forget to be thankful for your health. For the ability to walk. For the time you get to spend with the person you love. For your siblings. For whatever it is that you have today.

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15 7 / 2014

Estimize — This Hedge Fund Analyst Won the Quarterly Rankings (Spring ‘14 Season Wrap-Up)



Before we get to the aggregate accuracy numbers and some other exciting announcements, let’s go straight into the overall winners. Congratulations to the anonymous hedge fund analyst who goes by the username BB9166 for putting up a combined Points Per Estimate score of 16.9 (an average of 8.

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15 7 / 2014

Valuestream Labs



Earlier last month, I had the pleasure of being a judge at a private pitch day for an accelerator program. After a watching about eight pitches, myself and 2 other judges were joined by the founders one at a time at a round table.

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15 7 / 2014

The rise of the digital bank



Across Europe, retail banks have digitized only 20 to 40 percent of their processes; 90 percent of European banks invest less than 0.5 percent of their total spending on digital. As a result, most have relatively shallow digital offerings focused on enabling basic customer transactions.

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14 7 / 2014

LinkedIn acquires Newsle, a Google Alerts-style service for you and your network



LinkedIn’s has announced it has acquired Newsle, a service that lets you import your contacts from Facebook or LinkedIn and scans the Web to alerts you whether anyone in your network has been mentioned on the Web.

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14 7 / 2014

Big Declines in Pollutants Over US Cities, According to NASA Satellite Imagery



Pollution in US cities has been declining for decades now. But sometimes it takes a visual aid to drive the point home. NASA recently released a time lapse of nitrogen oxide—one of six federally regulated pollutants—in the US from 2005 to 2011.

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