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Why Hubspot's IPO was more than just an IPO

When most companies have their IPOs, it’s a private celebration amongst founders, employees, investors, bankers and lawyers. But the debut of HUBS needs to be a more public celebration.

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Bill Gates is building a machine to diagnose nasty diseases

“Can you create a new device that quickly diagnoses HIV, TB, malaria, and other diseases… accepts different samples, like blood, saliva, and sputum… is affordable… and reliable… and will work in a small clinic that has only a few hours of electricity a day?” Gates asks.

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HealthBeat 2014 looks inside today’s black bag

Today’s black bag (if a doctor carries one at all) is likely to have an iPad equipped with EHR apps, a digital camera, a hand-held EKG machine, an instrument for measuring blood oxygen and even Google Glass.

Travis Kalanick, cofounder and chief executive of Uber.

Travis Kalanick: I run Uber like I did when we were 5 people

Travis Kalanick has learnt the hard way how easily perceptions of your company can change when you stop being the little guy. But that hasn’t stopped him retaining elements of the startup mentality in his approach to running Uber.

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Is your API an asset or a liability?

While almost everyone talks about the API business relationships, the liability concern brings the legal relationship to the forefront.

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Is there room for comedy in B2B ?

A funny thing happened at a conference. I learned things. And I remembered stuff. Oh, and I laughed. When talking about B2B technology, I laughed.

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Entrepreneurs, here's how to think about your valuation

How much capital do you really need to last you 18 months? Will this amount easily allow you to hit milestones to raise your Series A? After an entrepreneur has answered these questions, I tell them to add 30% as buffer, since something always goes wrong or is delayed.

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How big data is fueling a new age in space exploration

At full capacity, the aperture arrays of the largest radio telescope ever built are expected to produce 100 times more data than the entire Internet. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize that such a deluge of information creates a big data problem.

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Are we in a fintech bubble?

Last year global private fintech companies raised nearly $3 billion, that’s more than triple the $930M invested into fintech companies in 2008.

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Why China will leapfrog the world in Internet of Things

The U.S. led the world in the PC revolution. Europe was where cell phones took off. So where will the wellspring of innovation and customer adoption take place for the Internet of Things?

Somewhere over the rainbow, there's a Tesla Model S. And a pile of cash.

Tesla 'D' coming October 9. Here's what it might be

Since the photo appears to show a Model S, we suspect that the October 9th announcement may involve updates and new options for that electric luxury sedan.

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PayPal is botching its much-needed blood transfusion

PayPal needs to be run like a startup again. Or, to be more precise, it needs to be run like a big, aggressive, Facebook-style startup that moves fast, cuts deals, and focuses on massively improving its product.

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The car of the future doesn’t fly, it fixes your flat

Even with a three-to-five year product cycle, there is plenty of room for the car of the future to pop up today. Here are three connected features that could and should already be available for your ride.

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Why CEOs are wildly overpaid, in one chart

This chart offers a pretty compelling argument for why CEOs are making way too much money compared to what their employees earn.

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Tesla a 'fringe brand' says former GM product czar Bob Lutz

Speaking Wednesday on CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” finance show, Lutz discussed Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s September 5 comment that Tesla’s stock price was “kind of high” at the moment.

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Does the Apple Pay token contain cardholder data?

Apple Pay is looking pretty attractive so far from a security perspective. But it’s tokens could be cause for concern.

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Why Oracle wins by Larry Ellison stepping down

Oracle’s challenge is in retaining this business over the long term and, more importantly, competing for new business. This will require more focus on product innovation, product alignment, and successfully transitioning to the cloud.