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Stitch Is A Social Network For Seniors

slack_for_ios_upload-13-820x400 The winner of a recent TC Radio Pitch-Off contest, Stitch is a social network designed for those over 50 years old. Headquartered in Australia, the site is designed to help members find friends, romantic companionship, or just new activities to try. Marcie Rogo, cofounder of Stitch, explained that “many older adults have lots of things they want to do, but nobody to do them with.… Read More

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The Path To Expertise

expert There’s a popular meme that it takes ten years of effortful study to become an expert at something. Studies show that in reality, the number of years varies a bit from subject to subject and from one individual to the next, but one thing is clear – expertise takes time.
Therein lies the problem. Read More

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How To Extract More Than Capital From Your VCs

espresso The relationship between VCs and their portfolio companies has changed significantly over the past five or so years. In many ways it is still the same, in that VCs provide capital, then take a significant equity stake and often a board seat. However, as the funding process has become more transparent and new capital sources have emerged, startups are looking for more value from their… Read More

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National U.S. Privacy Laws Are Needed

privacy please Somehow we missed “privacy” from the initial constitutional design and amendments thereafter. This “right” was not endowed to us by our Founding Fathers, and does not make up the conscience of our jurisprudence system of government today. As the most recent heinous breaches have taught us around the world, losing one’s privacy means also to lose one of… Read More

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A Look At Who’s Down From Google

IMG_1858 No longer content to just being the ubiquitous source of information of all kinds for the typical college student, Google is now trying to be the platform that friends use to plan their next hangout. As 9To5Google reported earlier today, the company launched an app called ‘Who’s Down’ on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store this morning.

Ostensibly a tool that allows… Read More

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