Accel, Breyer Capital and Polaris Join Harvard-Area’s Experiment Fund

More help in keeping innovation in Boston.
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From the Life-Is-Unfair Files: You’re Welcome, Winklevii. Love, Zuck.

That’s right, folks, the rich do get richer, especially if they pursue their case well past the point of shame.

Facebook Board Meeting Today for Final IPO Okays

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Making Sure the Next Zuckerberg or Gates Stays Put at Harvard

Earlier today, Harvard University and New Enterprise Associates announced the Experiment Fund, aimed at making sure that future entrepreneurs can stay on campus and innovate without having to head West.
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Former CIO of the United States Vivek Kundra Joins

The cloud-evangelizing former U.S. CIO takes a job running emerging markets for

Too Much Information

If you project forward 10 years, each person will share about 1,000 times more things per day than they are now.

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Now Is the (Larry) Summers of Our Silicon Valley VC: Economic Guru Joins Andreessen Horowitz as “Special Advisor”

In an unusual appointment for the longtime public servant, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers will join Silicon Valley venture powerhouse Andreessen Horowitz as a part-time “Special Advisor.” Summers got to know the firm with an assist from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, who was a student of his when he was a professor at Harvard University.

Yahoo Keeps Up Hiring–Rob Barrett Named as Head of News and Finance

Yahoo is on a bit of a hiring spree, picking up longtime Internet exec Robertson Barrett, to run its critical and powerful News and Finance sites. Barrett has held top positions at Tribune Interactive, Time Inc., ABC News, Primedia’s Channel One Interactive and The Feedroom. Barrett worked most recently as chief strategy officer of Perfect Market, a Comcast-backed start-up.

Winklevii: How Can We Miss You If You Won't Go Away? (Plus the Full Court Ruling)

It seems Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, the Don Quixote twins of the digital age, have tilted at yet another legal windmill unsuccessfully. So now, after losing another court challenge to overturn a previous court challenge, they’ll have to settle for $65 million. Actually, $100 million, which is how much shares in Facebook have appreciated since the pair and also Divya Narendra settled with the social networking giant.

Yahoo's (and Associated Content Founder) Luke Beatty Talks About Google's Content Farm Putsch

Yahoo’s Luke Beatty said he is not worried. “We welcome the change,” he insisted about Google taking aim last Friday at so-called “content farms,” producers of low-quality content that spam up the Web and the search giant’s results. “And we endorse what Google is doing 100 percent.” That’s ironic, given among those allegedly hit hardest by the tweaking of its famous algorithm–based on early, and perhaps questionable, surveys–is Yahoo’s Associated Content. Its founder talked to BoomTown about the impact.

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