January 2013

  1. Success is better than failure

    When I was a high school student, I had the best friends that any teenager could ever want. We did the usual cool stuff that cool teenagers do, like drive around in our cool cars, drink cool drinks — like a cool glass of beer — and we watched a lot of cool sports. We were pretty cool.

    By Bryan Goldberg , written on

    From the News desk

  2. "Showrooming" and the blurring line between physical and digital retail

    You know something’s happening when Walmart, the Bentonville icon for traditional retailing, suddenly attracts warm hugs and kisses from techland.

    By Kirk Cheyfitz , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Deconstructing Gabe Newell's oddly profound quote on Apple and the future of the living room

    The Apple TV has always been a bit of an oddity. Apple's puck-shaped streaming device is the company's sole contender for the living room, yet it doesn't bring anything to the television screen that isn't better delivered by other streaming boxes, videogame consoles, or, with the rise of "smart" devices, the television itself. Still, Apple's tenuous grip on customers' living rooms has Valve's Gabe Newell, who is working on the Steambox PC-slash-console, worried.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Do we need to talk about suicide?

    A very popular founder named Jody Sherman died this week. He was the founder of Ecomom, and had a wonderful reputation for being relentlessly positive, driven and fun.

    By Jason Calacanis , written on

    From the News desk

  5. Tickets for PandoMonthly NYC with Josh Kopelman on sale now!

    As I inch closer to April 2, the PandoMonthly events get harder to moderate. It's not so easy to breathe or sit comfortably with a huge baby taking up your entire torso. Not to mention, the axe is about to come down on me flying cross country.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Sift raises $540K to turn your inbox into a personal shopper

    What’s better than mobile shopping? Mobile shopping while also tackling something monotonous and annoying. Like spam email. Ecommerce company Sift creates a personal shopping catalog for users based on the contents of their email, all the while also de-cluttering their inboxes.

    By Richard Nieva , written on

    From the News desk

  7. 42Floors gets $12.3M to make finding office space suck less

    The real estate market may not be all the way back from its end-of-decade lows, but commercial property marketplace startup 42Floors is as hot as ever. The Y-Combinator alumni company announced today that it raised $12.3 million in a Series B round of financing led by New Enterprise Associates (NEA), with participation from Series A investors Bessemer Venture Partners and Thrive Capital, as well as new investor Columbus Nova Technology Partners. NEA partner and marketplace expert Paul Hsiao will join the company’s board of directors.

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  8. 13 graphs that show why Facebook is desperate to call itself a mobile company

    "There is no argument. Facebook is a mobile company." – Mark Zuckerberg, January 30, 2013

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

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