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Joy Covey Memorial Service Tomorrow at Stanford

A memorial service for the late Joy Covey will be held at Stanford Memorial Church on the campus of Stanford University from 2 pm PT to 3 pm PT tomorrow, which is open to all. Covey, an avid athlete, died in mid-September in a tragic cycling accident at 50 years old. She was best known in the tech industry as the first CFO of Amazon, who took the company public. She was also a wonderful mother, and a good friend to many in the tech community. More recently, she had been working for the National Resources Defense Council as its treasurer and also continued to advise startups.

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Co.Lab Classmate Kidaptive Raises $10 Million Series B

Kidaptive, an education-gaming startup and one of the first five companies to go through the Zynga-New Schools accelerator Co.Lab, announced today that it has raised a $10.1 million Series B. Formation 8 led the round, backed up by Menlo Ventures and Stanford University’s StartX accelerator. Kidaptive’s first app, Leo’s Pad, uses interactive stories to test kids’ educational development, giving parents data about that growth to help keep them on track. The new funding will finance 25 animated episodes for Leo’s Pad.

Twitter to Wait Until After IPO to Name Woman — Likely With International Cred — to Board

The number of women with international experience is long, but if I were to bet whom Twitter is considering for its top picks, I would name only two: Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine Albright.
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Carrot Flop: Twitter CEO Costolo Finds Lack of Woman on Board Is No Joking Matter

Two men fight over women, of course.
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Scientists Build First Nanotube Computer

In an advance toward a future of smaller, faster and more powerful electronics, researchers at Stanford University on Wednesday unveiled the first working computer built entirely from carbon nanotube transistors.

Pressure Is on Stealth Payments Startup Clinkle as It Raises $25 Million From Big-Name Investors

The biggest seed round in the history of Silicon Valley!
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QOTD: Never Mind Your GPA — When’s Your IPO?

The center of gravity at the university appears to have shifted. The school now looks like a giant tech incubator with a football team.

Nicholas Thompson, in a New Yorker article entitled, “The End of Stanford?”

Old Media Doesn’t Get New Media, Chapter 203: The Sheryl Sandberg Attack

The relationship between old media and new media is, in the parlance of Facebook, complicated.
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TaskRabbit Hires Google’s Brown-Philpot in a Renewed Management Expansion (Video)

Can a seasoned Silicon Valley exec deliver for the marketplace for personal projects and services?
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Interview: Corey Ford, CEO of Media Accelerator Matter Ventures

The story behind the accelerator’s name change of this new-media experiment.
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