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This Week’s Best Reading
Humanity’s Last Great Hope: Venture Capitalists
As government funding gets cut for world-changing Research and Development projects, private citizens are picking up the slack. Read more here.
New Bitcoin Start-Up Lures Big Investment
Concerns remain about the digital currency’s staying power, but Bitcoin start-ups continue to attract dollars from well-known venture capitalists. Here's the latest to attract serious (real) dollars.
Drone Funding Soars Despite Regulatory Roadblocks
Heavy government regulation for drones hasn’t stopped venture capitalists from backing companies that make these small flying robots. Check it out.
Game On: Why I'm Still Investing in Gaming
Many investors are negative on the gaming sector due to the over-promises and under-deliveries of companies like King.com and Zynga. But Phil Sanderson of IDG Ventures makes a case for investing here.
The Death of Google
The folks in Mountain View are working feverishly to develop new products and services. Why? Because they know they’re vulnerable. See what's threatening the search Goliath here.
Theaters of the Absurd: Identifying Great Start-Up Ideas
According to Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator, to think of great start-up ideas, look for problems you have yourself. In a new spin on that advice, this article says to look for life situations that are totally backwards. His examples really paint the picture.
This Start-Up Will Send a Professional Chef to Your Home
Cooking can be tiresome. Ordering takeout used to be the fix to that problem. But now you can order-in a chef and live the life of the rich and famous. Check it out.