December 2012

  1. The first six months of PandoMonthly 2013. Become a member and see them all

    One complaint we've heard from existing members is that it was hard to plan around our PandoMonthly events, because we weren't always great at telling you in advance when they were coming up.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  2. Locu snags Google Now exec Keir Mierle to head engineering

    As things heat up in the hyper-local data game, real-time small-business information database startup Locu is beefing up its senior team. The company founded in 2011 by a team of MIT grads has recruited former Google software engineer and key member of the Google Now team Keir Mierle as its new director of engineering.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  3. In today's venture world, self-discipline is a virtue and denial is a red flag

    There has been a pretty large response to our post about the Series A crunch last week. I don't know what's more surprising: That so few people argue with the premise or that there are actually one or two who try to downplay or outright dismiss it in the face of pretty overwhelming evidence.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Agent of Presence: Where Prada meets Apple

    I first got a glimpse of the high-tech runway when Pop17’s video blogger Sarah Austin was my intern at Forbes in June, 2011. In this video, She interviewed former reality star Diana Eng, who has a line of high-tech fashions that cost between $10,000 and $20,000. The dresses, with circuit boards hidden behind the fabric powering lights flashing in not-so-subtle ways, were not ones the average person would ever wear to a cocktail party or even a Black Tie affair, unless they wanted to be considered the showpiece of the event. Most of the high-tech fashions you see on the runway, as the one pictured to the left, make the models look like walking Christmas trees.

    By Kym McNicholas , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Facebook to buy WhatsApp? Here's what could be really interesting about that

    Here we go. TechCrunch is reporting a rumor that Facebook will buy WhatsApp, the mobile messaging app that has tens of millions of users and costs 99 cents in the App Store.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Memoto: Secrets of a half-million-dollar Kickstarter campaign

    On November 30, Sweden's Memoto closed a month-long Kickstarter campaign that raised $550,000 to manufacture a lifelogging wearable camera. Last week, we published a story about Memoto and the implications of its camera. Here, we present a guest post from Memoto co-founder Oskar Kalmaru in which he takes us behind the scenes of the startup's wildly successful Kickstarter campaign.

    By Oskar Kalmaru , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Why Tesla is like Amazon and Elon Musk like Jeff Bezos

    For Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk it must feel like sweet vindication.

    By Adam L. Penenberg , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Casting call: Who should star in the inevitable John McAfee movie?

    Today, a company called Impact Future Media secured the rights to tell John McAfee's wild tale on the silver screen. But who should play fugitive anti-virus pioneer? We asked our readers and they delivered, coming up with some truly amazing responses.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

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