Pando

April 2013

  1. Balanced adds Andreessen Horowitz and Collaborative Fund as investors, and opens up about opening up

    A few weeks ago, I wrote about the group of current and former Facebook employees who meet via the social network to discuss investments, a la Angel List. The first big investment involving many group members was in the online payments startup Balanced.

    By Richard Nieva , written on

    From the News desk

  2. VIDEO: Peter Thiel, Brian Chesky and others weigh in on what's wrong with education

    This month we're launching our "Online .EDU" series presented by Accel Partners devoted to finding innovation in the world of ed-tech. Sarah Lacy opened up the series earlier today with a look at the huge potential (and refreshingly understated hype) of online learning. But before we can go about fixing education, it's important to pinpoint what's wrong with it in the first place. For that, we look to investor Peter Thiel, Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky, Nasty Gal CEO Sophia Amoruso, and Etsy CEO Chad Dickerson, who all share their thoughts on the state of education in the video below:

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  3. Forget City Hall, the insurance industry is what could really hurt the sharing economy

    As horror stories go, Ravi Varma’s is not so horrifying. Last May, the Hoboken, New Jersey-based software project manager had listed his 2007 Honda Civic on the car-sharing marketplace RelayRides and just gotten a phone call from the renter about a fender bender.

    By Richard Nieva , written on

    From the News desk

  4. A scholarly overview of the meta-jocularity of repugnant April Fool's jokes on the World Wide Interwebs

    Three PandoDaily staffers have declared themselves "April Fool's Grinches," curmudgeonly bastions of loathsome intolerance for such a storied holiday. Our social media wizard/guru/ninja/maven and Ashton Kutcher lookalike David Holmes has been "editing video" all day to avoid an April Fool's post much like this one. Resident fuddy-duddies Sarah Lacy and Erin Griffith have sworn off the holiday as well, calling it "stupid."

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  5. How to do a face transplant

    The last story I wrote before joining PandoDaily was about the world’s most extensive face transplant, performed by surgeons at the University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore. The transplant was an incredible achievement and continues to be a success.

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

    From the News desk

  6. A PR guy calls out the flacks and the hacks

    No kid dreams of being a PR person. And trust me, no PR practitioner wants his kids to follow in his footsteps either.

    By Marco Greenberg , written on

    From the News desk

  7. You are not as good as you think you are

    You just sold your company for hundreds of millions of dollars, and months later, you are still getting congratulatory emails from people you barely remember. You worked your ass off to build that company, and you genuinely deserve credit for what you achieved — sure, there was some luck involved. More than you even want to think about. Still, nobody can doubt the accuracy of your original vision, the outstanding decisions you made along the way, and your innate ability to execute. That’s why investors are flocking to your next deal. That’s why everybody wants to get your opinion on their new pitch. That’s why your college’s Alumni Council won’t stop hounding you.

    By Bryan Goldberg , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Flurry: Phablets are the MC Hammer of technology

    Phablets have enjoyed plenty of positive press over the last few months. The category popularized by devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and, soon, the almost-as-large Samsung Galaxy S4, is expected to grow increasingly popular over the next few years, representing a $135 billion market by 2015. And, at the same time, small, 7-to 8-inch tablets might surpass sales of larger, 9-and 10-inch tablets this year. Tablets are shrinking, smartphones are growing, and that's that.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

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