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Topic: Tech

Women-Led Startups Compete With 'Bro-grammers' for Funding

Gender stereotypes die hard as females make tech gains

When Yahoo tapped Google veteran Marissa Mayer as CEO last week, it marked another triumph for women in tech. But what does the success of Mayer, Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg and…

5 TechStars Startups the Ad World Should Know About

Ventuere accelerator hosts firms' coming-out party

Venture accelerator TechStars NYC hosted a demo day for its spring 2012 class of startups on Thursday (June 14) morning. The event was primarily a showcase for tech investors, but…

Perspective: From Brick to Slick

Cellphones have changed a lot in 20 years, but the tactic used to sell them? That's still vintage 1988

Though Apple and the late Steve Jobs have been praised (with justification) for improving, streamlining, face-lifting and otherwise revolutionizing the cellphone, it’s only fair to note the one thing Jobs…

Facebook Backer Launches 'Big Data' Fund

Accel Partners wants to invest in the 'picks and shovels' of the social Web

Accel Partners has backed some of the biggest online hits of the past few years, including Facebook, Groupon, and Angry Birds-maker Rovio. But with its new $100 million fund, the…

Engadget Alumni Launch The Verge

New tech site from SB Nation

Former Engadget editor Josh Topolsky has unveiled The Verge, a new site dedicated to tech. The site launched early on Nov. 1. Topolsky says the new site will not just be…

UM Keeps Sony Business for Another 3 Years

Sony has renewed its contract with Universal McCann to handle media planning and buying across six divisions in North America, the agency said today (April 6).The new contract runs three…

Corrected: Automakers Fail to Excel in Q1 Creative

The auto industry may be on the rebound, but car manufacturers didn’t deliver the cream-of-the-crop spots in the first three months of 2011, according to rankings from national tracker Ace…

Not Dead Anytime Soon

It seems rumors of the death of TV advertising have been greatly exaggerated. Researcher eMarketer now predicts that U.S. TV ad spending will account for over 39 percent of all…

Filling the Oprah Void

Oprah Winfrey’s exit in May might not be the end-of-days scenario for the syndication upfront many predicted when she announced last year that her daytime juggernaught was ending.The…

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