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An Enormous Change Is About To Hit This $15 Billion Industry

Gene Marks | Posted 05.21.2014 | Small Business
Gene Marks

Leaky pipe? Toilet running? It's time to call the plumber. But wait. Before you do, you better pull out the Rubik's cube. Dust off that Donna Summer L...

Are You All A-Twitter?

Bill_Robinson | Posted 04.16.2014 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

The entire value proposition of Twitter is about vanity. And self-aggrandizement. And narcissism. There's nothing else there. "LOOK at me!" is what the investors invested in.

Rich Man Doubles Down On Warning That Poor People Are Basically Nazis

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

Maybe you thought rich maniac Thomas Perkins was kidding or drunk when he wrote that the Poors were basically Nazis preparing to Holocaust him to deat...

The 18 Most Ridiculous Startup Ideas That Eventually Became Successful

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 04.12.2013 | Small Business

Even the most well-known venture capitalists have startups they regret passing on. For John Doerr of Kleiner Perkins, it was Twitter. For Fred Wils...

Court: University Of California Must Disclose Venture Capital Returns

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2013 | San Francisco

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 4 (Reuters) - The University of California must make public the closely guarded pe...

TechScape: Steve Jurvetson ... Not Your Garden Variety Venture Capitalist

Bill_Robinson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Technology
Bill_Robinson

This gregarious technologist has a number of significant previous tech employers to his name as well as broad an understanding of IT as anyone I've ever encountered.

Pulling Out

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2012 | Small Business

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As consumer Internet shares plummet, venture capital firms find themselves fending off incre...

Venture Capitol Firm Flat-Out Denies Gender Discrimination

AllThingsD | Posted 06.14.2012 | Technology

High-profile venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers today unequivocally denied the accusations of its partner Ellen Pao’s gender disc...

The "Uppity Women" of Silicon Valley

Joan Williams | Posted 08.05.2012 | Technology
Joan Williams

The sexualization of women in tech is often laughed off as an outlet for sexually frustrated geeks. But it's not an outlet for sexuality. It's an expression of sex discrimination. And regardless of whether Ellen Pao has a case, one thing is certain -- Silicon Valley has a problem.

Facebook's First Backers Feel The Love As IPO Approaches

Reuters | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business

(By Sarah McBride - Reuters) - For the handful of venture capitalists who backed Facebook (FB.O) in its early days, a huge financial payoff is not the...

How One Venture Capitalist Compares Today's App Economy to the '90s

Brad Spirrison | Posted 07.09.2012 | Technology
Brad Spirrison

When pre-revenue startups with less than 15 employee, such as Instagram, have 10-figure exits in less than two years, it's reasonable to ponder how today's app economy compares to the dot-comedy of the late '90s.

The Social Bubble

Debra Scherer | Posted 02.27.2012 | Technology
Debra Scherer

What if social media, as it functions today, was merely the first step towards a new sophistication in human interaction? We must admit it has its fascinating aspects, as we are inherently social beings.

Women In Power: Silicon Valley Visionary is Changing the World One Greentech Startup at a Time

Matthew Dakotah | Posted 08.21.2011 | Green
Matthew Dakotah

"Right now, your utility bill is almost as bad as your taxes. I keep imagining saying 20 years from now, 'I can't believe we ever lived in a time where we had no transparency into how we used our energy.'"

Golden-Based Proterra Secures Funding For Zero Emission Buses

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.13.2011 | Denver

Golden-based Proterra, Inc., the manufacturers of Denver's alternative fuel 16th Street Mall buses, announced Monday the receipt of more than $30 mill...

Major Obama Fundraiser Benefits From Millions In Federal Loans

The Center for Public Integrity | Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

By Ronnie Greene and Matthew Mosk The Center For Public Integrity In connecting green technology startups with government money, Silicon Valley ve...

GE Awards First Winners Of Green Innovation Challenge With $55 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

At a General Electric event in New York on Monday, GE and four venture capital partners announced 12 investments, totaling $55 million, in the first d...

A Conversation With Tom Perkins, The Godfather Of Venture Capital

MIT Entrepreneurship Review | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
MIT Entrepreneurship Review

One can't help but wonder at the tales of a man who once wandered the halls of MIT pondering circuit design, only to now claim personal responsibility for converting the orchards of Silicon Valley into parking lots.

To What End?

Dennis Whittle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Dennis Whittle

According to social entrepreneur Mario Morino, the three words that will serve one best throughout business and nonprofit careers are "To what end?"

Why Fortune Loves Charlie Rose

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

A new profile of Charlie Rose is representative of a trend that seems to be growing: the sort of meta-, multi-platform story that has so many odd conflicts and strange connections that it makes you dizzy.

Google and Amazon: Making Theft and Price-Fixing the Legal Default

Alex Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Alex Green

An agreement between Google, The Authors Guild of America, and the Association of American Publishers has touched off the most vociferous battle between technology companies since the inception of the Internet.

Customer Disservice Spotlight On: Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers

Aaron Greenspan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Aaron Greenspan

I am truly upset about this latest breach to take place involving my confidential information. It is shocking that a firm as wealthy and prominent as KPCB would have outsourced their information systems.

Hank Paulson Should Call John Doerr

Adam Hanft | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Adam Hanft

More than Paulson, more than Bernanke, more than pretty much anyone in Washington I'd trust venture capitalist John Doerr to negotiate my stake in the bailout.

Searching For A Killer iPhone Application

BusinessWeek | Olga Kharif | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Executives at venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers had a running bet as they announced a $100 million fund to encourage developers to...

Apple Tweaks IPhone for Business Uses

AP | JORDAN ROBERTSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apple Inc. wants the iPhone to become a business e-mail gadget _ and a portable video game machine that might also help user...

Al Gore Adds Another Title To Resume: Venture Capitalist

Fortune | Marc Gunther, Adam Lashinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

It's lunchtime on Sand Hill Road, and Al Gore wants answers. "How does the efficiency decline with latitude?" he asks. "What size community could be s...