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How Tech CEOs and Founders Get Around: Super Cars, Sailboats And … Subways?!

[credit provider=”AP PhoAP Photo/Mark Lennihan” url=”http://www.apimages.com/OneUp.aspx?st=k&kw=tesla%20IPO&showact=results&sort=relevance&intv=None&sh=10&kwstyle=and&adte=1360619628&pagez=60&cfasstyle=AND&rids=165f68e13a314145a9982068d9129dc5&dbm=PY2010&page=1&xslt=1&mediatype=Photo”] When it comes to running a startup, successful entrepreneurs need to focus on building a great product, getting a lot of traction, and maybe even making an exit, if that’s what they want. And there’s no harm in doing that with style.  
How Tech CEOs and Founders Get Around: Super Cars, Sailboats And … Subways?!
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The Biggest Tech Flops Of 2012

[credit provider=”Julie Bort/Business Insider”] This year saw surprisingly few big, fat failures from tech companies.Normally when we put together a list of the biggest tech flops of the year it’s not all that hard to come up with a list. This year was a bit harder than in the past.
The Biggest Tech Flops Of 2012
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It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And colour Fail

[credit provider=”colour”] It must be really frustrating for first-time entrepreneurs to look at colour or Airtime.While they’re struggling to raise money for their startups as unestablished names in tech, serial entrepreneurs like Sean Parker and Bill Nguyen are able to raise tens of millions of dollars on almost sheer clout […]
It Must Be Really Frustrating For Other Founders To Watch Airtime And colour Fail
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Airtime Has 400 Daily Users

[credit provider=”LeWEB12 / flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/leweb3/6486034691/sizes/l/in/photostream/”] Sean Parker’s video chat startup Airtime only has 400 daily active users, Jenna Wortham at The New York Times reports.Wortham’s numbers come from AppData, which tracks users via Facebook Connect. In order to use Airtime, you have to be logged in to Facebook, so the […]
Airtime Has 400 Daily Users
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Sean Parker: ‘Now Is The Most Toxic Time Ever In Silicon Valley’

[credit provider=”Airtime/Brew PR”] After a splashy, star-studded launch in June backed by $33 million in VC funding, Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning’s startup Airtime hasn’t gone anywhere.A few months in, it only has about 10,000 monthly active users and its executives are dropping like flies. Shawn Fanning is no longer […]
Sean Parker: ‘Now Is The Most Toxic Time Ever In Silicon Valley’
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FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded

[credit provider=”thekenyeung” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/kyeung808/6861620772/”] Facebook’s stock is off more than 30% since its IPO. It has had one of the worst first months after a public offering, ever.This has corners of Silicon Valley reeling.
FACEBOOK FALLOUT: These Companies Just Got Downgraded
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Airtime: Not Enough There To Make Me Care

Today’s launch event for Airtime, the Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning social video chat service, was a good metaphor for the product it was showcasing: the star-studded event was poorly planned and showy without enough depth. After starting more than 40 minutes late, the press event turned into more of a celebrity-spotting […]
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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

[credit provider=”Business Insider”] Good morning! Here’s the news: Jack Dorsey is backing away from Twitter and spending more time working at his payments startup Square. Ellen Pao is still showing up for work every day at Kleiner Perkins even though she’s suing the firm. Awkward. Researchers claim that the calendar […]
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning
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Meet The Superstar Engineer At Sean Parker’s New Gig, Airtime

[credit provider=”Facebook”] Airtime, a video chat service that’s like Chatroulette for Facebook, finally went live today after years of development.It’s led by Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning. Parker was also an early president of Facebook and serves on the board of Spotify.
Meet The Superstar Engineer At Sean Parker’s New Gig, Airtime
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YIKES: Airtime Takes Photos Of Every User Who Is Using It

[credit provider=”Business Insider/Alyson Shontell”] Airtime, the new video chat service that lets you talk with random Facebook users, uses screen, video, and audio captures to ensure people aren’t engaging in naughty activities. That’s according to Airtime’s privacy policy, which states: 
YIKES: Airtime Takes Photos Of Every User Who Is Using It