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Steve Case: Entrepreneurs are American heroes

“Entrepreneurship is how America became great,” Case said. “The good news is that we’re still the most entrepreneurial nation in the world. The bad news is that all the other countries are trying to catch us.”

Fashion startup The Cools lets you play editor

Fashion startup The Cools publicly launched today and announced $2.5 million in funding led by media mogul and MTV founder Bob Pittman. Described as a mashup of a social network, blog, and e-commerce, the site is a curated marketplace that allows users to buy, sell, and share whatever defines cool for them.

How to actually get things done in virtual meetings

Forget the company conference room. Coworkers no longer need to be in the same office space — let alone the same time zone — to hold a productive progress reports or brainstorming session. We asked nine young entrepreneurs about how they conduct virtual meetings between their startup teams, and actually get things done while doing so. (Share your own thoughts in the comments.)

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Bump 3.0 launches today, pared down to just 2 features

In a refreshing about-face from mobile apps’ usual version-to-version progression, the team behind phone-to-phone sharing app Bump has amputated all extraneous features from the app, mercilessly whittling it down to only two functions.