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Immersive Infections

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Techinfect!!!!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note: Adam Kujawa is a computer scientist with over nine years’ experience in reverse engineering and malware analysis. He has worked at a number of United States federal and defense agencies, helping these organizations reverse engineer malware and develop defense and mitigation techniques. He is currently head of Malware Intelligence for Malwarebytes.

Using your imagination, put yourself on top of a tall mountain, watching the most beautiful sunset over the clouds, all while mounted on your trusty dragon. Now you’re on a spaceship, traveling at hyperspeed toward an unknown planet full of mystery and danger. Finally you’re sitting across the table from your spouse who you haven’t seen in person in over a year, you both move in for a kiss when suddenly the world goes dark and you are staring right at the most horrific and violent images you have ever seen. Do you want to return…

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Are Tech Companies Overvalued? Top Investors Think So

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Food for Thought!

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

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Is Winter coming? It may already be here, according to VCs like Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures and John Lilly of Greylock. We asked some of the world’s most respected investors about state of valuations at TechCrunch Disrupt NY. The consensus is that public tech company prices soared too close to the sun, and their fall is now dragging down fundraising and IPO potential for private companies.

Late 2013 and early 2014 saw companies rushing to take advantage of boom-time valuations. Uber, Pinterest, and Dropbox all raised rounds north of $200 million, stockpiling cash in case the market went sour. Twitter’s IPO was a blockbuster and Facebook’s share priced hit new heights, opening the door to the public market. Companies like King, Grubhub, Zulily, Weibo, Castlight, and Coupons.com jumped at the chance, and many had big first-day pops.

But…

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Google Play Store Adds Wallet Rival PayPal As A Payments Option

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Frenemeies….shaping up a better store to take on the ‘i’

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

PayPal_GooglePlay_N5_Animation Here is a somewhat surprising move by Google: starting today, the company will accept PayPal as a payment option in its Play store in twelve countries, including the U.S., Germany and Canada, as well as Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.

For Google to work with what is essentially a competitor to its Wallet service definitely comes as a surprise. But at the end of the day, the company wants to get users to buy as many apps as possible and besides taking credit cards, prepaid Google Play cards and carrier billing, PayPal simply remains a popular payment choice among users.

Still, this move surely can be seen as somewhat of an admission that some users don’t just want to use Google’s own checkout service — and may even actively stay away from it because they don’t want to give Google even more personal information.

While users will be…

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Preview: Kevin Keller #13

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So our Archies world has now got a new Kid on the Block :D

Originally posted on Graphic Policy:

KEVIN KELLER #13

Script: Paul Kupperberg, Dan Parent
Art: Dan Parent, Rich Koslowski, Jack Morelli
Cover: Dan Parent
CHIBI Variant Cover: Ryan Jampole
On Sale: 5/14
32-page, full color comic
$2.99 US.

When everyone at Riverdale High is fascinated by an online gossip site written by someone under the moniker the “WHISPERER,” Kevin makes it his mission to unmask the writer who is spreading rumors about his fellow students. But when he finds himself the center of an ugly gossip piece, he ups his game to solve the mystery of the secret gossiper. Can he find out who the rumor-spreader is and save the day (and everyone’s reputations)? Or will the Whisperer live on? Find out in “Elementary, My Dear Kevin!” a fun, Sherlock Holmes-style spoof!

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Opportunity Cost

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Every Knock Costs buddy! :D

Originally posted on Two Sisters. Two Lives. One blog.:

Something that I’ve been experiencing on the daily are harsh adult realities. I often tell people that I don’t feel like my charmed, happy childhood prepared me enough for the reality of the real world. But, hey, I guess that’s life – right?

One of the realities I’ve because all too well acquainted with is that of opportunity costs.

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No matter what you’re doing or where you’re going, you are giving something up. No matter how hard you try, you can’t have everything and do everything.

This idea actually comes up in my favorite Bollywood movie (whatever, haters goin’ hate) but I didn’t really realize what a poetically true concept it was until last night when I couldn’t sleep (typical). There’s a scene where the two main characters are spending time together after years- they’re exploring Udaipur and sight-seeing together. The male lead is a travel fanatic and a…

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Avoid Stagnation: Acceleration Trumps Incubation

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Keep Moving On! :)

Originally posted on TechCrunch:

Editor’s note:   Bill Aulet is the managing director of the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and a senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management . He is the author of the recently released book, Disciplined Entrepreneurship: 24 Steps to a Successful Startup

Interest in startup accelerators and incubators has exploded in the past several years, but how effective have they been? One thing that has become clear is that “incubator” and “accelerator” refer to two very different models for startup workspaces, and the distinctions may have significant effects on startup success.

The key distinctions between incubators and accelerators are time period and structure. An incubator gives startups workspace and community at an affordable rate for an indefinite time period. Accelerators generally have workspace and a cohort that forms a community. They are run over a fixed time period with some significant degree of structure with…

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