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Cale Guthrie Weissman

  1. Blueprint Health demo day shines a light on New York tech

    Yesterday in Manhattan, New York's health tech scene took to the restaurant and performance space City Winery to see what the latest batch of Blueprint Health's accelerator participants have been up to for the last few months. The event was its fifth demo-day since its launch in 2012. The seven companies accepted into Blueprint's accelerator program took to the stage to showcase what they've done.

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  2. Steve Case on AOL-Time Warner: "I don't regret doing the merger"

    If you were the CEO of one half of the most gargantuan technology mergers to date, which ultimately became one of the largest business disasters in recent memory, how would you reflect? Sarah Lacy, at tonight's PandoMonthly in New York, asked AOL's founder Steve Case to do just that. Her question: how did he think the $164 billion AOL-Time Warner merger, that ultimately gave 55 percent of the company to AOL and the CEO title to Time Warner's Gerald Levin, went?

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  3. Pew: News revenue drops by almost one-third. Time to panic?

    According to numbers released today from the Pew Research Center, news revenue has declined by nearly one third since 2006. Pew estimates that the annual revenue in 2006 was about $94-$95 billion. Today the Center's estimates put that number somewhere between $63-$65 billion.

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  4. And now we have a Tinder for home-buying

    These days the startup pitch trend is to say you offer either the "Uber of" or "Tinder of" something. For the former that means your business is on-demand and accessed through an app. I've seen it applied to storage, prescription drug-getting, jet-flying, even pizza-buying.

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  5. Five years in the making, bike alternative Me-Mover surpasses $100,000 Kickstarter goal in 4 days

    Undoubtedly a ubiquitous inconvenience, the drag of leaving one's house to either take public transport or drive into a city to get to work is still just that: an inconvenience. This was Danish architect Jonas Eliasson's thought when he began formulating his transportation device, the Me-Mover.

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  6. CrowdIt looks to bring a missing piece to the crowdfunding puzzle: Mentorship

    The allure of crowdfunding continues to echo through the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Have an idea? No longer is the approval of a venture capitalist required. Founders can now get funds from those who actually will be using their product. And thanks to Facebook's $2 billion Oculus Rift acquisition, we now have a model for the heights crowdfunded company can reach.

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  7. Vine darlings "Us" to perform at next week's Shorty Awards

    Remember when social media was a niche thing? Back in the day only college students had Facebook, and Twitter was a tool for testing out odd quips. Them glory days now up and gone, and they've been replaced by a new era where online social behavior eclipses our every move.

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  8. A deep analysis of Katy Perry proves music journalism isn't dead

    About a week ago, critic Ted Gioia wrote that music journalism is in a sad state of affairs, having devolved into "lifestyle reporting" by putting too much emphasis on fashion, bad behavior, and who's nailing whom. He would like to see music journalism spend more time talking about, well, the actual music.

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