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A Guide To Co-Leadership: Why It’s Hard, Why It’s Good, And How To Make It Workview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In September Larry Ellison stepped down from the helm at Oracle and appointed a co-CEO pair as his successors. Articles about the announcement spoke of such dual arrangements in discouraging and doubtful tones. Meanwhile, in NYC, a well-regarded VC recently told me that she thought at least 50 percent of early-stage startup failures are rooted in co-founder conflicts. Read More (IT news)

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Foundation: Biz Stone On Moving From Artist To Entrepreneurview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In our latest Foundation interview, I sat down with Jelly CEO and co-founder Biz Stone. We discussed his entrepreneurial roots, leaving college to jump into the world of art and design, and embarking on a social startup in the early days of the web. (IT news)

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Socar, Korea’s Answer To Zipcar, Raises $18 Million But Isn’t Looking Overseas Just Yetview story

http://techcrunch.com –  South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are increasing signs that things are changing: the latest being Socar — a startup comparable to Zipcar — raising a $18 million round of funding this month. Read More (IT news)

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Bango Inks Global Samsung Deal To Power Carrier Billing In Galaxy Apps Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  One more deal in the bag for Bango, the UK-based startup that enables carrier billing services for mobile users: it has signed an agreement with Samsung for the handset giant to preload its services on to all Samsung devices running the Samsung Galaxy Apps store — letting consumers charge games, e-books, music and videos directly to their mobile phone bills or deduct them from their&he (IT news)

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Mirantis Scores $100M To Continue Quest To Be Enterprise OpenStack Leaderview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Mirantis jumped on the OpenStack bandwagon a few years ago when most companies had never heard of it, and it has ridden the wave as the project has grown increasingly popular with each passing year. Today, the company announced $100M in Series B funding to continue its quest to be the leader in enterprise OpenStack, a chunk of change that should help it keep marching forward. (IT news)

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Zap Puts Ads On Top Of Taxi Cabs As They Scoot Around Townview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Unlike startups Zoom, Pow, Zing, and Schwongooza, Turkish startup Zap is trying to disrupt the on-taxi advertising market. By placing bright LED signs on the top of standard caps, the company aims to turn dead space into a lucrative advertising spot for drivers and fleets. (IT news)

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Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unificationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome’s browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android. Read More (IT news)

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Hands-On With The Nexus 6 And Android Lollipopview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Smack dab in the middle of last week, Google announced two new pieces of shiny: the Nexus 6 phone, and the Nexus 9 tablet. Alas, both announcements came by way of blog post, rather than the standard fanfare-filled physical event — meaning no one actually got to touch the devices. Until now! Read More (IT news)

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European Entrepreneurs Must Screw Their Courage To The Sticking Place, Says Neelie Kroesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The European Commission’s Neelie Kroes has urged those with “interesting business ideas” burning a hole in their brain to “apply, apply, apply” for research funding from the EC — despite conceding that the application process can be a “jungle” to fight through. Read More (IT news)

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The Future Of AI Will Be Stackedview story

http://techcrunch.com –  We are entering an exciting period for Artificial Intelligence. We’re seeing more consumer impacting developments and breakthroughs in AI technology than ever before. (IT news)

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Boostable Gets $3.2M, Its Ads Get More Sales For Your Event, Crowdfund, Or Online Storeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Boostable doesn’t have to sell its ads. Marketplaces sell them for it. Ticket, crowdfunding, and ecommerce marketplaces make money when their users sell things, so they’re incentivized to route traffic to the listings they host, which is exactly what Boostable’s easy-peasy ad-buying tool does for marketplace sellers do. (IT news)

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A Random Walk Through Hardware Alleyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Where else in the world can you see a 3D printer named after a simian, a 2000-core super chip, and an inexpensive hearing test in the same room? Hardware Alley at Disrupt London, that’s where. I love visiting the hardware booths at Disrupt and this event was no exception. (IT news)