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ZenPayroll CEO: Fundraising is a lot like recruiting. We care about shared values and vision

For ZenPayroll founder Joshua Reeves, fundraising is a lot like hiring. It’s an opportunity to build a team of people with shared values, complementary skills, and a parallel vision for how a product and industry should evolve. And fortunately for Reeves, his cloud-based payroll startup is among the hottest tickets in Silicon Valley today, meaning [...]

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Wall Street bashes Facebook for doing exactly what it said it would

Mark Zuckerberg must really be wishing Facebook was still a private company. The disconnect between the grandiose plans he has for the company’s future and the fickle sentiments of public-market investors caught up again with his company today. And all because Facebook did something it had been loathe to do before: guide its shareholders on [...]

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What’s In A Name? The fading tyranny of dot com

We’ve all been there. We click on a link, but then pause a second. There’s a “.net” or a “.org” at the end of the address. We think against our better nature, “What is this, amateur hour?” Doesn’t this company understand how the Internet works? We subconsciously judge anything but the dot-com domain extension. Getting [...]

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Why thousands of people are following this fake Virgin Airlines Instagram account

UPDATE: After this story published, the fake Virgin UK Instagram account is no longer live] People will do almost anything for the promise of free stuff. Remember those old ads that promised a free laptop if you just filled out this one survey? And another? And another? And then a hundred pop-ups later you’re no closer [...]

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Facebook’s dual-minded approach to identity shows the risk of trying to be all things to all people

Facebook is working on an application that allows anonymous communication. The specifics are unclear — some have thought that the app will emulate Secret and Whisper, a claim which Facebook product manager Josh Miller denied in a series of tweets — but the general idea isn’t. The company that has always based its success on [...]

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Thrive Capital raises $400 million Fund IV, will focus on entrepreneurs, not industry or stage

Thrive Capital has raised a $400 million fourth fund. The New York City firm, now in its fifth year, has leveled up significantly since its $5 million maiden fund raised in 2009 and following its second and third funds of $49 million and $150 million respectively. When it comes to venture capital funds, size does [...]

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Skyscraper-Scaling Teen Instagrammers Are Getting Busted By Police

Is there a skyscraper or construction site in the New York City area without a precocious teen Instagrammer on top? NBC reports that Demidism, the 17-year-old who climbed the unfinished 432 Park, has been arrested for trespassing. Meanwhile, the 16-year-old who climbed One World Trade Center this spring has been arrested again—this time, for climbing [...]

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