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Year: 2011 (page 1 of 17)

Dylan’s Desk: Meltwater aims to build a billion-dollar business without venture capital

This column is a profile of independent Norwegian entrepreneur Jorn Lyseggen.

Meltwater Group is 10 years old, and has been almost entirely self-funded. Lyseggen started the company in Oslo with $15,000 of his own money and has been growing it through revenues ever since.

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Dylan’s Desk: Android hates me, and it doesn’t like you much, either


I’ve come to the conclusion that my Android phone hates me.

It probably hates you, too.

The breaking point came today when I tried to use my phone to Google the word “Edsel.” Instead of delivering the answer, my phone — a cheap LG model from Virgin Mobile — spontaneously rebooted itself.… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: Pick up the phone now! Supercomputers are standing by

This column starts with the $3.4 billion acquisition of SuccessFactors by SAP, ties together “the cloud” with mobile computing, throws in a dash of futurism and somehow winds up with a reference to Glee.

Want to give your CEO an iPad?

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Dylan’s Desk: How I learned to stop worrying and love “the cloud”

As I write, the VentureBeat offices sit enveloped by a cloud. In all directions, the fog wraps our office building in a soft, gray fuzz, obscuring the views of downtown San Francisco, the bay, and the ocean.

It’s not unlike the cloud of marketing and hype surrounding “cloud” technologies.… Read the rest

Working hard is overrated

Caterina Fake: “Much more important than working hard is knowing how to find the right thing to work on.”

via Caterina.net: Working hard is overrated.

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