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6 things George Washington knew about running a startup

If you think about it, America’s first startup was, well, the United States of America. So it’s not surprising that the country’s first President, George Washington, knew a thing or two about how to make outlandish visions a reality — seeing as he was the founder of perhaps the most impressive “startup” in modern history. What could be more daunting ... Read More »

Google dumps porn from its ads

If you’re the operator of a sexually-explicit website and you haven’t been investing your dollars in SEO, we’ve got some bad news: Google has decided to stop carrying ads in its massive AdWords network, according to a report by CNBC’s Chris Morris. The change of policy, which was announced back in March, is now being communicated via email to advertisers who ... Read More »

Google challenges GoDaddy for domain name supremacy

Image Credit: aerogondo2/Shutterstock The Internet has finally begun its largest expansion to date. Alongside traditional .com and .net domain names, endings like .guru, .club, and .ninja are beginning to roll out to the general public. One of the largest supporters of this expansion has been Google, which applied for ownership of 101 of these new domains such as .car, .eat, ... Read More »

Moscow-based Runa Capital to invest up to $200 million in European startups

Runa Capital, a Moscow-based global tech-focused venture capital firm, announced yesterday the first closing of its new fund, Runa Capital II. With a target size of $200 million, the firm will continue investing in tech-based companies worldwide, focusing especially on Europe. The amount of the first closing has not been disclosed. Investors at this first closing come from across Europe, ... Read More »

Uber legal in London, rules TfL

Transport for London (TfL) has ruled Uber is not against the law in the UK, despite huge black cab driver protests. Black cabbies were concerned that the taxi app had been breaking taxi-metering rules, but TfL has ruled the service is perfectly lawful. TfL has said the ride-sharing service is free to continue working in London, letting customers book drivers ... Read More »

Wake up, corporate America: Your future business leaders are mobile

How can you leverage mobile to increase profitability for your company? Find out at MobileBeat, VentureBeat’s 7th annual event on the future of mobile, on July 8-9 in San Francisco. There are only a few tickets left! Another wave of graduates are leaving college, embarking on the tough process of finding a job in a more-or-less recovering economy. Despite the ... Read More »