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?

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.

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?

Top Techies Weigh In on “Next Big Thing” at D11 (Video)

Drones, Google Glass and wearable devices are just a few.


Why Malls Are Getting Mauled

“I don’t think we’re overbuilt, I think we’re under-demolished.”


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.)

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.

Presto Chango: KaChing Becomes Wealthfront