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Local Heroes: The Public Companies of Tomorrow

Investors have been chanting the mantra “SoMoLo,” an acronym for three megatrends — social, mobile and local. How have these trends been performing?
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Crowdtilt Collects a Quick $23M to Bring Crowdfunding All Over the World

“Only so many people have a $40,000 documentary they want to get funded,” says Crowdtilt CEO James Beshara. For everyone else — perhaps — there’s Crowdtilt.
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The Real Reason for Fab’s Layoffs: A Big, Bad Bet on Flash Sales

The company said it needs to cut staff because of a new focus on profitability. But that’s not the whole story.
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Fab Lays Off More Than 100 Employees in Europe, as It Continues Retreat From Flash Sales

The e-commerce site’s Berlin marketing and merchandising staff will be hit hard.
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D11 Attendees Answer the “Desert Island” Question (Video)

Who in the tech industry would you want to be stranded on a desert island with?
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Top Techies Weigh In on “Next Big Thing” at D11 (Video)

Drones, Google Glass and wearable devices are just a few.
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Why Malls Are Getting Mauled

“I don’t think we’re overbuilt, I think we’re under-demolished.”
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The Case for E-Commerce Acceleration (a.k.a., Bye-Bye, BBY?)

I believe we’re approaching a sea change in retail where physical retail is displaced by e-commerce in a multitude of categories.

Sarah Lacy Debuts New Tech Site, PandoDaily — $2M+ in Funding and Guess Who’s Working for Her? (Video)

Here’s the brave woman who will be the new boss of Michael Arrington, M.G. Siegler and Paul Carr. (You read that right.)
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If Drafted, Andreessen Horowitz Will Not Run Yahoo (But We’ll Buy It on the Cheap!)

How Shermanesque! If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve … blah, blah, blah.
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Presto Chango: KaChing Becomes Wealthfront