GUEST: This week, Representative John Carney (D-DE) introduced a piece of legislation in the House that could help many more startups find investors. The bill, which was submitted to the Committee on Financial Services Wednesday, aims to accomplish two things 1) Establish an Office of the “Advocate” for Small Business Capital Formation within the Securities and Exchange… Continue reading Is Congress about to lay the smack down on the SEC on behalf of startups?
A German website called Mobile Geeks has posted what it says are screenshots of Apple Music for Android and is reporting that Apple is currently conducting a private beta test with Android users. This is only the second time that Apple has released an app for Android (excluding Chomp), the first being their “Move to iOS” app that… Continue reading These leaked screenshots could be a glimpse at Apple Music for Android
GUEST: The relationship between user experience (UX) and engineering is a crucial factor when it comes to generating technical innovation. After spending a week at the SXSW Interactive festival earlier this year, I was struck by the number of missed opportunities to nurture this relationship or even understand it better. UX professionals and engineers just… Continue reading Hi, Engineering, I’m UX. Let’s be friends
(By Reiji Murai, Reuters) – Toshiba is set to sell its image sensor business to Sony for around 20 billion yen ($164.68 million) as part of a restructuring plan laid out earlier this year, sources with knowledge of the deal said on Saturday. Toshiba, whose businesses range from laptops to nuclear power, is undergoing a… Continue reading Toshiba is reportedly selling its sensor business to Sony for around $165M
GUEST: Every VC says they are looking for great founders that are solving real problems in big markets. So why is it that so many “good” companies that seemingly meet these requirements still fail to raise money from VCs? Venture capital is a hits driven business, with ~4.5 percent of dollars invested generating ~60 percent… Continue reading Why VCs don’t invest in ‘good’ companies
Farhad Manjoo is off this week, so tech reporter Nick Wingfield joins Mike Isaac to discuss Microsoft, whose chief, Satya Nadella, has made some helpful changes in the last 18 months. from NYT > Technology http://ift.tt/1MKNgSY via IFTTT
(By Rodrigo Campos, Reuters) – The Nasdaq 100 index, dominated by U.S. technology stocks, may set a record high next week, helped by good earnings from Apple Inc expected on Tuesday. Technology shares led the U.S. stock market’s recovery this week from its worst correction in four years in August, thanks to gains in Alphabet,… Continue reading Apple’s earnings next week may set a Nasdaq record