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The first 10 steps to corporate innovation — VentureBeat

GUEST: Corporate innovation is all the rage. The world’s largest companies are partnering with startups and opening innovation labs in tech accelerators. Everyone wants to capture that magic pixie dust that enables startups to be innovative and nimble, but obviously it’s hard to mimic that in large companies with all their pesky rules around governance…

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For publishers, Facebook is the devil — VentureBeat

ANALYSIS: One might argue that Facebook behaved with imperious disdain, or callous indifference at best, in its treatment of publishers in the final month of 2016. The social media giant admitted misreporting publishers’ Instant Articles, as well as multiple errors regarding the estimated reach of posts, measurement of reactions to streamed videos, its Graph API, and more. This series of revelations…

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What top Silicon Valley investors expect in 2017 — VentureBeat

The year 2016 was an interesting one for startups. Between high valuations and the glory of reaching unicorn status, entrepreneurs have been frenetically chasing private investors — who were more than willing to deliver the cash — and thereby delayed their entry onto the public market. Yet there was significantly less VC funding than in 2015.…

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Beloved, Multitalented Icon Carrie Fisher Dies at 60 — Flavorwire

TMZ — who first broke news that Carrie Fisher had been hospitalized on December 23 following a heart attack on a flight from London to Los Angeles — now reports that the actress/writer/producer/conversation starter has died. In the last couple of years, Fisher, 60, continued to make a mark as a positive pop cultural force, reprising…

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Banks Partnering With Startups? A Minefield For Both Sides — 1WallStreet

Banks Partnering With Startups? A Minefield For Both Sides Some startups want nothing to do with big banks. Others see them as possible partners or customers. From the point-of-view of big banks, investments in startups (or even partnerships) can serve as a kind of outsourced R&D. However, regulatory and security issues can make partnering a […]

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Overdosing on VC: Lessons from 71 IPOs — TechCrunch

Venture capital is a hell of a drug. Used properly, it’s like adrenaline energizing many of the greatest companies of the past fifty years. Used incorrectly, it creates toxic dependencies. The conventional wisdom in the startup community is that when building the very best companies, more capital can be leveraged to accelerate even greater growth. But does this “go big or go… Read More

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Terms of VC endearment – Forget the valuation, what’s the deal? — TechCrunch

British, and by extension European, startups often talk heatedly about valuations. But across the pond where they’ve been doing this for many years, the talk is usually about how any deal is structured. Sean Glass, founder of Pikum!, has now founded a startup on both sides of the Atlantic, and lays it all out in a guest post. I was at the Always On Media conference in New York last… Read More

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