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    Fair warning, Silicon Valley: Dan “The Panda Guy” Raile is now reporting full-time for Pando

    Last year, we shared with readers our plans to get Pando profitable, and ensure we’d no longer be reliant on finding venture capital funding to keep growing. The plan meant we had to make some tough decisions, including sharpening our focus and slightly reducing newsroom headcount. It also meant weathering flak from trolls who tried to turn a painful, but vital, business decision into a grand conspiracy.  Who can forget such 2014 classics as “Pando is selling to AOL!” and “
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    Startups Anonymous: When building a startup, where do you start?

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] When building a startup, where do…
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    Former Homeland Security head tells Pando why he doesn’t trust his fitness data to the cloud

    Michael Chertoff is one of the millions of Americans who use fitness trackers to accompany them when they exercise. In his case, when he runs. Where the former Homeland Security secretary under George W. Bush differs from most people in that scenario, though, is in the fact that he leaves all his data on the device itself and doesn’t let any of it get saved to the cloud. Sure, he concedes in an interview with Pando, there might be some…
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    Oh boy. Jury sent back out in Pao trial, court in recess

        “At this point I am going to ask you to resume your deliberations. I am unable to record the verdict, i will speak to the lawyers outside of your presence and very possibly ask you to come back in, but in the meantime you must talk amonst yourself about Ms. Pao’s fourth claim.” A final — or maybe not final — twist in the Ellen Pao vs Kleiner trial. The judge in the case has just sent the…
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    Red Canary mixes technology and human intuition to help companies fight cyber threats

    Many cybersecurity companies are racing to create the most innovative technology to track, watch, and hopefully prevent cyber attacks. A recently launched company, however, is taking more of an old school approach to protecting data and ensuring the safety of computer networks. Virginia-based security company Kyrus, which was founded by a group of former employees from intelligence and defense contractor ManTech, and which developed a highly-regarded end point security company Carbon Black, is betting heavily on a newly-unveiled cyber startup called Red Canary…
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    The Pandoland 2015 Startup Competition: Applications open… now!

    For the past couple of months, we’ve been trailing the incredible speaker lineup for Pandoland 2015 in Nashville (June 15th-17th — tickets here, etc!). The real heart and soul of the event, though, is the startup competition with a $100,000 top prize. Applications for this year’s contest open today. As with last year’s event, the $100,000 awarded to the winner isn’t just a check. It’s an investment by a syndicate of high profile investors from Valley firms and…
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    With $35M more in the bank, Localytics has now raised more than any other Techstars alum

    Even while Techstars is often overshadowed by the sheer number of monster seed rounds and quickly successful startups that come out of the 500 Startups and Y Combinator accelerators, it would be hard to argue that the Boulder-based program hasn’t produced its own share of winners, albeit with much less funding. Which may not be such a bad thing. These smaller funding rounds have allowed a few of its companies to grow at a more steady pace, and to raise investment…
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    EXCLUSIVE: Jailed hacker Guccifer boasts, “I used to read [Clinton’s] memos… and then do the gardening”

    Bam! [Colin] Powell, the nigger, fell for it!” – Guccifer December 2013 in the village of Sâmbăteni, Romania. The air is dull and frosty as Marcel Lazăr Lehel walks out of his mud-brick house, carrying a cheap brand laptop and a mobile phone, and goes to the back garden. Exhaling steam, he places the devices on the ground, picks up his axe and begins to chop with hard, steady blows. Thunk-crunch, thunk-crunch, thunk-crunch. Lehel gathers the shards of plastic and metal…
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    Startups Anonymous: The time a 14-year old invested in my startup

    [This is a weekly series that brings you raw, first-hand experiences from founders and investors in the trenches. Their story submissions are anonymous, allowing them to share openly without fear of retribution. Every Wednesday, we’ll run one new story chosen by Dana Severson, who operates StartupsAnonymous, a place for startups to share, ask questions, and  answer them in story-length posts, all anonymously. You can share your own story here.] Several years back, while raising money…
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    With Draft Kings and FanDuel chasing unicorn status, upstart Draft raises $3.5M to bring fantasy to the masses

    Industry leaders FanDuel and Draft Kings are currently engaged in a daily fantasy sports arms race that rivals that of their respective hometown baseball teams. While New York-based FanDuel and Boston’s Draft Kings don’t get to battle in the sports arena like the Yankees and Red Sox, they have been trying to outdo the other through acquisitions, skyrocketing investment funding numbers, and the amount of prize money offered to users for the better part of two years. FanDuel has more…

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