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Testing the Bay Lights: Stunning Photos and Video

Few artists have ever had a bigger canvas at their disposal than Leo Villareal. The New York-based “light sculptor” is famous for designing huge, computer-driven LED art installations that cover entire walls of museums and other facilities around the country. But the Bay Lights, an array of individually programmed LEDs stretching across the entire Western […]

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Why Women Tech Execs Can and Must Thrive on Risk

The stereotypical image of women as risk avoiders is changing fast. More women are occupying the boardroom, making important strategic decisions, and taking on high-risk responsibilities as CEOs, CFOs, and even chief risk officers. As a woman who worked her way up to various executive roles, and now as the CEO of a governance, risk, […]

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Mobile Madness New York Tomorrow Afternoon—Hope You Can Make It

We are down to the wire for our Mobile Madness New York half-day forum tomorrow afternoon—Xconomy’s first mobile event in the Big Apple. We hope you can grab a ticket—we have special rates for students, and anyone at a startup. The event takes place from 2-5:30pm at the Microsoft Technology Center in midtown. Get your […]

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NVCA Sponsoring 40 Startup Tickets for Mobile Madness NY on Dec. 4

The madness is nearly upon us…mobile madness, that is. We’re only two weeks away from Mobile Madness New York, a half-day forum filled with interactive talks with some of the top names in mobile computing and innovation, from Android co-inventor Rich Miner (now at Google Ventures) to Roger Ehrenberg of IA Ventures to Zarly co-founder […]

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CEO of Startup Lockerz Hired as Yahoo’s New Marketing Chief

Kathy Savitt, a longtime PR and marketing executive who founded the well-financed “social commerce” website Lockerz, has left her CEO post at the startup to take the job of chief marketing officer at Yahoo. She’s being replaced by former Amazon and Pepsi executive Mark Stabingas, who had been serving as the startup’s operations chief. Yahoo announced […]

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The Innovation Lessons Marissa Mayer Will Take to Yahoo [Video]

Timothy Koogle, Terry Semel, Jerry Yang, Carol Bartz, Tim Morse, Scott Thompson, Ross Levinsohn, Marissa Mayer. One of these names is not like the others. When you list the eight people who have led Yahoo since 1995, counting the interim leaders Morse and Levinsohn, the obvious anomaly is Mayer. At 37, she’s the youngest person […]

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Gene Security Network, Now Natera, Adds $20M For Prenatal Tests

A little more than 4 million children are born in the U.S. every year, and quite a few of those prospective parents are curious about potential genetic defects in their offspring. And so a group of investors are betting $20 million today that Redwood City, CA-based Gene Security Network is going to make some serious […]

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True Ventures Looks for Magic in the Crowd of Portfolio CEOs, Not Its Partners’ Brains

How do you run a venture capital fund with $378 million under management with just four full-time partners? San Francisco-based True Ventures, a six-year-old early stage investing firm, has found a way: you crowdsource a lot of the work of shepherding your investments to the group of portfolio company CEOs themselves. You can’t go far […]

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Will One of These Be the Next Google? Student Entrepreneurs Compete at Stanford [Video]

This morning I headed down to Palo Alto with iPad 2 in hand to check in with students and speakers at the Stanford BASES BT National Entrepreneurship Bootcamp. For this event, more than a hundred student delegates from campuses around the country gathered at Stanford for an intensive weekend of workshops and talks given by […]

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