Pando

August 2014

  1. "It's Motown all over again." Smashing Pumpkins' drummer, now a CEO, wants to save the music industry through tech

    In the 1990s, few bands were more adored by critics and fans than the Smashing Pumpkins. Combining the brute force and technical chops of heavy metal, the ambition and theatricality of arena rock, and the dark, disillusioned lyricism of grunge, the Pumpkins dominated concert halls, television sets, and bedroom stereos at a time when I was in my formative years as a music fan.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  2. By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the News desk

  3. The four delusions that cost VCs money

    Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Rick Lewis, General Partner at USVP. The post went through PandoDaily’s usual editorial process. Mr. Lewis was not paid for this post.

    By Rick Lewis, Guest Contributor , written on

    From the News desk

  4. Is Uber good for urban communities?

    Last night, in the basement bar of a Harlem soul food restaurant, New York tech and social entrepreneurs gathered to air things out over two of the most talked-about issues in tech: Diversity and Uber.

    By David Holmes , written on

    From the News desk

  5. US judge says it's "regrettable" that IBM can't be punished for knowingly aiding apartheid

    From the holocaust to apartheid, where you or I see an atrocity, IBM sees an opportunity.

    By Paul Bradley Carr , written on

    From the News desk

  6. Come see Whisper's Michael Heyward defend anonymity at the next PandoMonthly LA

    I strive for two types of guests when I book a year's worth of PandoMonthlys. True legends who are perennially interesting, and up and coming entrepreneurs who are fascinating right this moment. Whisper's Michael Heyward is the epitome of the latter.

    By Sarah Lacy , written on

    From the News desk

  7. Rovio admits its feathers have been clipped by announcing CEO replacement

    Rovio has announced that it will replace founder Mikael Hed as chief executive in January. The change, as the Wall Street Journal notes, is perhaps the first sign that the struggling company is aware that its plans to continue bastardizing the Angry Birds franchise might not be enough to save it. Hed will be replaced by the company's chief commercial officer, Pekka Rantala, in 2015.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

    From the News desk

  8. Watch out Loreal. Custom hair color startup eSalon invented a better mouse trap, and has the sales to prove it

    What are the odds that the biggest innovation in hair care this decade comes from a team of guys known previously for creating a price comparison site?

    By Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

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