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Senior writer @Inc. Previous: New York Times, The Washington Post, The Believer, Village Voice. My guy is @chafkin.

Candy Crush's Mobile Guru Predicts the Future — Tommy Palm hasn't always guessed right, but he has cast his lot in some very fortuitous directions in the past. Palm is a Swedish gaming entrepreneur who got his start programming as a teenager in the 1980s , using a Commodore 64. He transformed his hobby into a gaming studio called Ja destone in 1999.

Newsfeeds, Beacons, and Google for Your Eyes: The Future of Shazam — I don't recall the very first time I opened the Shazam app. But I do remember back in the early days of the iPhone, it felt like a little bit of wizardry in my hand to be able to, in a few seconds, extract the name of the band whose song was playing on the car radio or bar stereo from the tip of my tongue.

How to Get Eric Schmidt's Money — When it comes to raising funding, Amit Avner's been there; done that. He's the founder and CEO of Taykey, a New York City-based advertising startup that on Tuesday will announce its fourth major round of venture-capital backing.

Meet The Guy Who's Taking On Amazon: 6 Questions for's Marc Lore — Marc Lore, a former banker and serial entrepreneur, is best-known for creating Amazon competitor After years of price wars with Amazon, Lore and his cofounder, Vinit Bharara, agreed to sell to that fierce competitor for a whopping $550 million in 2010.

Alexis Ohanian: The Future of Reddit Is Media — For the greater part of the past decade, Reddit has been a vibrant online community. And sometimes it dabbles in being a media company. (Certainly, it creates a lot of news that other sites shape into content.) Now, that dabbling is becoming intentional.

After Fast Times at, A Founder Starts Over Slowly — During a proverbial detox from startup life, which he flung himself from in late 2013, Bradford Shellhammer traveled the world: skiing in Utah, dancing his butt off in Berlin, and concertgoing in Gdansk. Then the former co-founder of Fab spent a series of weekends in upstate New York drinking wine with close friends.

Genentech Partnership Tip of the Iceberg for 23andMe — Personal genetics company 23andMe announced January 6 a major partnership with the biotech-and-pharmaceutical company Genentech. The audacious goal of said partnerhsip: completing full genetic sequencing for thousands of Parkinson's patients. It also has the audacious pricetag of $60 million. But that's hardly all 23andMe was up to in the last half of 2014, according to the company's business development chief.

Mapping the Future of 23andMe — It's been a rough year or so for the personal genetics startup 23andme. Late in 2013, the Food and Drug Administration ordered the company to stop making health-related claims and stop offering test results related to customers' health--which had been a significant offering by the Mountain View, California-based company founded by Anne Wojcicki.

Biggest Startup Acquisitions of 2014 — It was the year in which an ephemeral messaging service turned down a $3 billion acquisition offer. The deals that did successfully go through--predictably--did not disappoint in size, particularly in the case of Facebook's epic purchase of WhatsApp. But before we get to that, here are the runners-up to biggest startup acquisition of the year.

What Reddit Notes are, their history and future. — This article originally appeared in Inc. The concept Reddit unveiled Friday-non-monetary gifts known as Reddit Notes to be distributed to active redditors in mid-2015-has been years in the making, Inc. has learned. And it will look different than what many users expected. Reddit announced in September, as it closed a $50 million round of...
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Jan 28, 2015

@redletterdave I'm playing a VR game called Photograph Yourself With a Piece of Cardboard and an Old iPhone Covering Your Eyes.

Jan 23, 2015

RT @Inc: Newsfeeds, Beacons, and Google for Your Eyes: The Future of Shazam @lagorio

Jan 21, 2015

So true. @wired_business You know you’re in strange territory when yet another billion dollars for Uber barely rates as news.

Jan 16, 2015

Study seems flawed (still, interesting): Is there a "genius" gender gap?…

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