7 Stories to Read Before You Jump to a Startup

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People who’ve never worked in the startup world often think of it romantically. All that freedom and flexibility, not to mention the potential payoff, sound a lot better than coding according to your boss’s mood that day. But new companies aren’t all glamour and new technology. All-nighters get old, as does low pay, and sometimes the ups and downs of getting a business off the ground are as harrowing as flying through a thunderstorm. Nowadays, when “job security” seems something… continue…

Tupperware Prototypes and Private Space Exploration: SXSW 2013

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SXSW attracts entrepreneurs and geniuses of all stripes—which makes it that much harder to stand out. continue…

Salesforce’s Service Cloud Mobile Aims to Stay Ahead of the Curve

Salesforce’s new mobile platform could help the company stay relevant as it fends off IT giants and innovative startups. continue…

Tech Venture Funding Rises 10 Percent

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The trends in venture funding last year were much like those in the job market: While overall numbers were down, those in tech were up. Overall venture funding in the U.S. fell 10 percent during 2012, to $26.5 billion. That’s the first decline in three years. On the other hand, the software industry — historically the largest investment segment for venture capital — posted a 10 percent increase over 2011 to $8.3 billion. A total of 1,266 software deals were… continue…

Microsoft, Apple, OEMs Face Hard 2013

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New York City’s 10 Coolest Startups

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Silicon Alley keeps expanding. New York City’s startup scene is flourishing as funding finds its way to the brightest ideas. Money is flowing not only from local heavyweights such as Union Square Ventures and AOL Ventures, but also from legions of angel investors and even Kickstarter. Many of today’s startup pioneers have been around the track once or twice before, and they seem to realize more than ever that every good idea needs to be accompanied not only by wishful thinking,… continue…

5 Great Startups to Work For in Silicon Valley

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For those of you who like the idea of joining a Silicon Valley startup, here’s five that should be on your radar. Nutanix Over three years, this San Jose virtual storage network appliance maker has raised $71.5 million in funding in three years and hired more than 100 employees. Its appliance is designed to allow companies to dump their resource-sucking Storage Area Networks and operate a SANs-free virtualized datacenter. It seems to be a good place to work: Nutanix earned… continue…

Google’s Schmidt: Patent Wars Harm Startups

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Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt doesn’t see his company or Apple as the losers of the current patent wars. continue…

Is a Startup Right for You?

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If you’re toying with the idea of joining a startup, take some time for a little self-analysis before making the jump. Otherwise, the move could be your downfall. See these related stories on Dice: Want to Jump to a Startup? Think Before You Leap Startups Need Tough Love to Succeed Robert Scoble’s Roadmap to Startups

Leveling Up: How to Go from Developer to CTO

When Meebo co-founder Elaine Wherry created her social, chat aggregator and personalized content company, she decided to keep a diary of all the mistakes she made along the way. To her surprise, she found she wasn’t alone in the types of gaffes she committed when moving from individual employee to manager to a high-level muckety-muck. During a session at the Silicon Valley Code Camp, Wherry, who left Meebo earlier this year prior to its acquisition by Google, laid out some of… continue…