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Michael Carney

  1. Crowley's rebuttal and more signs of life at Foursquare

    My email inbox and Twitter have been buzzing all morning with alerts from friends and colleagues about Dennis Crowley’s latest blog post on Foursquare, “Six Years In.” (For those of you who sent it through, thanks. For those who haven’t, rest assured, I’ve seen it.)

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  2. Enter the "Samaccalacanis": Three early stage VCs dissect the overheated seed market

    Have you had your semi-annual dose of valuation hysteria lately? If not, three of the most highly visible, most active early stage investors in the game have got you covered in the form of a three-way tweetstorm battle royale yesterday.

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  3. A decade in, the "Quantified Self" is still more hope than reality

    Ever since Wired editor Kevin Kelley first coined the term “Quantified Self,” organizing a meetup of interested lifehackers and relentless self-improvers in 2007, the world at large – and the technology industry more specifically – have been predicting the rise of a global quantified self movement. More recently, the industry has turned its attention toward a search for the killer wearable tracking device – one hardware product that would take the category from niche and novelty, to mainstream and must-have.

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  4. Intel's skunkworks group begins experimenting with the blockchain

    Just days after the bitcoin ecosystem celebrated news that IBM is conducting blockchain research and development with the hopes of reinventing global banking, Intel has thrown its hat into the crypto ring.

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  5. Uber looks to combat its foreigner status in nationalistic China with more local partnerships

    In Uber’s quest to blanket the world with its on-demand transportation service, China represents a gaping hole in its network. But the company is adamant on changing that.

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  6. Admins from Silk Road successor, Evolution, reportedly vanish with millions in user funds

    Bitcoin prices have been on a mini run of late, rising from early year lows to approach the $300 threshold again for the first time in months. But that rally suffered a major setback overnight as yet another major merchant – albeit an underground one – appears to have defrauded users out of tens of millions of dollars worth of virtual currency.

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  7. "I said, 'When he's ready, we're gonna pounce": Huddle's Andy McLoughlin joins SoftTech VC as a venture partner

    SoftTech VC, the pioneering micro-VC firm synonymous with its founder Jeff Clavier, is adding to its investment team. Huddle co-founder Andy McLoughlin will join SoftTech as a venture partner beginning in April and will focus on SaaS and B2B businesses.

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  8. Sorcery! Bloomberg apparently just learned how venture capital works

    Apparently someone at BloombergBusiness -- the magazine formerly known as BusinessWeek -- just graduated from their VC as a Second Language course.

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