Internet of things begins at home

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Aereo makes it perfectly clear: They have not invented a time machine

by Michael del Castillo

Yesterday I wrote an article about three startups who are ready to pounce on Aereo if the TV content delivery company loses its ongoing battle in the Supreme Court. In it, I mentioned that similar to other companies that offer DVR services, viewers can fast-forward through commercials. The difference being, that unlike cable providers Aereo doesn’t pay a fee to the over-the-air content  ...

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Hatched

Y Combinator boss ditches VC startup funding

by Cromwell Schubarth

Y Combinator's next batch of startups will get a bigger up-front investment, but the funding won't include any of the venture capital money that may have created problems for some of the entrepreneurs in the incubator program.

YC President Sam Altman told me that the new deal structure will give every startup accepted into the accelerator $120,000. YC gets a 7 percent stake in each company for  ...

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Advice

The sidelines are where it's at

by Young Entrepreneur Council

"If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”

This quote, attributed (perhaps erroneously) to Henry Ford, illuminates an important idea for entrepreneurs to keep in mind: Sometimes the best market for your product doesn’t exist yet.



I first began  ...

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Media

Can you see Leonardo DiCaprio as Steve Jobs?

by Alex Dalenberg

Maybe it will take Steve Jobs to win Leonardo DiCaprio his long-sought Oscar.

Sources tell The Hollywood Reporter that DiCaprio is being eyed for the role of the Apple founder in an upcoming film adaptation of Walter Isaacson's biography of Jobs.

That's right. Ashton Kutcher's recent turn as Jobs--which isn't even a year old--will soon be obsolete. How very Apple.


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3 hours ago

Startups

Forget Greek yogurt, try the tea

by David Harris

You've already heard about Greek yogurt. Now get ready for Greek iced tea.

Next week, Newton, Massachusetts, resident Kristina Tsipouras' brand of iced tea called ZOOS will officially hit the shelves at local Wegmans, Roche Bros. and Sudbury Farms stores.

For those who don't know what Greek iced tea is, it's a caffeine-free herbal tea made from Sideritis, a flowering plant that's plentiful in  ...

3 hours ago
News Wire

Back 9 Links: Whither wearable tech?

by Alex Dalenberg

Upstarts, newsmakers and influencers who caught our attention on Tuesday, April 22.

  1. Are wearables over?
  2. The startup from HBO’s Silicon Valley gets its own website.
  3. How a 13-year-old got a Nordstrom fashion line.
  4. One man’s infinitely strange VHS quest.
  5. Surprisingly, college kids still aren’t that Web savvy.
  6. A simple but effective resume hack, courtesy of Google.
  7.  ...

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Hot Shots

McDonald's CEO gets fresh with breakfast rivals

by Teresa Novellino

Well played, McDonald’s chief executive officer Don Thompson. Well played.

Thompson, who spoke in an earnings call today, knew investors and reporters wanted to know what he thought of competition from the likes of Taco Bell and Subway in the breakfast arena, but he subtly dismissed new rivals as "sandwich shops or taco shops" without uttering ever having to utter the words "Waffle  ...

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