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  • Kevin Rose: It's a myth that startups need to be in Silicon Valley

    Taking the stage during day one of TNW Conference, Kevin Rose dished on life as a post-40 tech nerd. Rose, the founder of Digg, and partner at Google Ventures, sat with TNW’s co-founder Boris to shoot the shit about technology killing human interaction, buying socks based on Instagram ...

  • Kids judge start-ups at SXSW, and they are brutal

    Three entrepreneurs stand up in front of a panel of four to pitch start-up idea. However, all of the judges on the panel are under the age of 13. The founders pitched their ideas, including a fitness app and a legal website. Some of the ideas, you'd think, would be hard for kids ...

  • Future voice interfaces could turn us all into geniuses -- or idiots

    If voice interfaces are indeed the future, Sophia Yeres -- of Brooklyn-based Huge Inc. -- today gave us a peek of what that evolution looks like. Alexa, Siri, or Google's aptly-named 'Assistant' are what's available, but it's what's next that's worthy of awe. Each of the above, ...

  • Bro culture is poisoning Silicon Valley

    In an hour-long talk today at SXSW, best-selling author Dan Lyons broke down bro culture in three parts: What is it? Why does it exist? How do we fix it? Lyons, author of the New York Times bestseller Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble, delivered a compelling talk ...

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