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The 30 apps on Fred Wilson's homescreen, which comprise a balance of both companies he’s invested in, and those he has no apparent connection with, are a window into how this venture capital prognosticator uses technology in his personal life, to stay productive professionally, and perhaps, who he considers competitors to some of his investments. Read more »

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Can departed “lords of technology” be replaced?

by Teresa Novellino Larry Ellison

W hen Larry Ellison stepped down from the CEO post at Oracle, handing off management to two co-CEOs, it was a moment in tech history, and not just because of the change at his own company.

Ellison, who will remain chairman and chief technology officer of the company he cofounded in 1977, joins a list of three other founders who rose to tech icon status before exiting the top role of the companies  ...

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Businesses need to share video, too, according to this startup

by Katharine Grayson SeanHigginsIlos

T ech startup ilos Videos, which makes a business application for creating and sharing videos, has moved into new digs as it ramps up marketing for its flagship product.

Co-founded by Nick Stokman and Sean Higgins in 2012 , the company began developing its application last year. Ilos mostly targets companies that want to quickly create and share videos through a computer or mobile device.

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Billionaire-backed startup aims to be ‘the next Citrix’

by Celia Ampel Steve Haley

If you’re looking for business expertise, it’s hard to beat the board of Boca Raton software company Aplicor.

The board of directors includes a former CEO of Citrix, a former Miami Dolphins owner, the president of the investors’ group New World Angels and a tech giant who sold his company for nearly $4 billion.

Aplicor’s all-star board hopes to drive the firm toward major success,  ...

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Uplinks: Peter Thiel takes the gloves off, Alibaba-phobia and Hacking 101

by Alex Dalenberg Sparring Partners

I t looks like Kickstarter is finally tired of crowdfunding campaigns that leave backers holding the bag. So make sure you're really serious about delivering on that startup-themed ska album before taking any cash.

In the meantime, here are nine links that won't let you down.

Hat tip, Ambrose Bierce. Wall Street Journal investing columnist Jason Zweig's “The Devil's Financial Dictionary".


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Wearable tech, video treatments: How a nonprofit plans to invest its $150M venture fund

by Annie Zak Aaron Martin

S purring digital innovation in the health field: That's the goal of Providence Health & Services' new $150 million venture capital fund for investing in startup companies.

Providence, a Renton-based health care nonprofit, recently brought on former Amazon executives to lead the fund.

"There isn't really a modern digital infrastructure that’s easy for early stage companies to integrate with,"  ...

17 hours ago
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How a single mom scored a big deal with Dr. Pepper

by Cindy F. Crawford photo

F elicia Jackson is a Pepper and wants everyone who passes by her to be a Pepper too.

As a contractor for Dr Pepper, this single mother has secured herself not only a lucrative deal with a major soft drink maker, but also has a spot next to the SEC Network's gameday broadcasts on major university campuses every weekend.

Jackson reached out to me this week after seeing my broadcast on Fox 6  ...

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The Pipeline: Drivers disgusted with Lyft Plus, Apple sets sales record, Jerry Brown owns impressive electric car record

by Kent Bernhard Jr Jerry Brown

A look at the hottest deals, business moves and upstart entrepreneurs for September 22 from around the country, as reported by The Business Journals and other local business publications.

Deals and money plays

Silicon Valley… Financial software company Yodlee plans to raise$94 million in its upcoming IPO.

San Francisco…Startup Circle Pharma LLC, a spinout of UCSF and UC Santa Cruz working on  ...

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