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Carmel DeAmicis and Michael Carney

Carmel DeAmicis covers SF startups for PandoDaily. Before that, she taught digital media at Columbia’s Journalism School, reported the day’s news on TV in Dubai, and taste-tested her way through Abu Dhabi restaurants for Time Out. Carmel tweets at @carmeldea, and if you’re in the SF startup scene, she wants to hear from you. — Michael Carney is a West Coast Editor at PandoDaily, covering venture capital, financial technologies, ecommerce, the future of television, and a variety of other subjects. He has spent his career exploring the world of early stage technology as an investor and entrepreneur, working in multiple countries within North and South America and Asia. He is an enthusiast of all things shiny and electronic and is inspired by those who build businesses and regularly tackle difficult problems. You can follow Michael on Twitter @mcarney.
  1. Memo to Stripe: Winning the hearts of Valley startups is not winning payments

    Matching the scale, resources, and brand recognition of its direct competitors is another.

    By Carmel DeAmicis and Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk

  2. While Nest and Google are popping champagne, plenty of others should be concerned

    In case you were hiding under a rock today, Google acquired smart home thermostat and smoke detector company Nest for $3.2 billion. It’s an unexpected move that has shocked plenty in Silicon Valley, igniting debate about the range of implications -- for the hardware sector, user privacy, competitors including Apple, and Nest investors.

    By Carmel DeAmicis and Michael Carney , written on

    From the News desk