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Amazon should think outside the box — Recent news that Amazon is working on a way to deliver items inside your door, without packaging, is huge. It means that e-commerce might overcome its greatest obstacle: Thinking inside the box. Consumers are increasingly embracing the convenience of online retailers, the most popular of which is Amazon - 55 percent of online shoppers now start their product searches on the platform.

TaskRabbit Turns Grunt Work Into a Game — Genius, as Thomas Edison famously declared, may owe far more to perspiration than to inspiration, but Leah Busque's revolutionary startup was born in a moment of profound laziness. It was a wintry night in February 2008, when Busque, a 28-year-old engineer at IBM in Cambridge, Massachusetts, realized that she needed dog food for her yellow lab, Kobe.

Breakup Notifier Emails You When People You're Stalking On Facebook Change Their Relationships — "Zuckerberg sometimes amused himself by conducting experiments. For instance, he concluded that by examining friend relationships and communications patterns he could determine with about 33 percent accuracy who a user was going to be in a relationship with a week from now.

Talking (About Tech Diversity) Is Hard — In the past seven years, diversity in tech has gone from a "nice to have" to a "need to have" to a "desperately need to have", which is the state we are in now. And though we've made some progress, whethe...

Talking (About Tech Diversity) Is Hard — In the past seven years, diversity in tech has gone from a "nice to have" to a "need to have" to a "desperately need to have", which is the state we are in now.

Ticketmaster Rival Ticketfly Gets Another $12M To Make Concert Ticketing More Social — Social ticketing company Ticketfly is announcing a $12 million Series B round of financing from Root Music investor Mohr Davidow Ventures. This Series B will bring the startup's total funding to $15 million and other investors include High Peaks Venture Partners, Contour Venture Partners and angels Roger Ehrenberg and Howard Lindzon.

A Most Poignant Board Appointment — In her book 'Lean In,' Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg implores young women to "make their partner a real partner" or, to make your spouse someone with a vested interest in your success.

One Weird Trick To Help Greece — It's hard enough being a startup without the financial collapse of your country to contend with. For those in Silicon Valley who are used to Uber being worth more than 40x the debt payment that Greece just missed, capital controls - which are just what they sound like - are an alien concept.

10 Years Of Periscope Content Is Watched Per Day, 380 Years Watched Since Launch — Get ready for a new live streaming metric: Content years. Periscope CEO Kayvon Beykpour took the stage today at the Code conference in Southern California and announced that Periscope users have watched 380 years of content since it launched 8 weeks ago, at 10 years of content watched per day.

Slack Has Seen 8-10 Acquisition Offers So Far — Speaking onstage at the Code conference, Stewart Butterfield, CEO of work collaboration startup Slack which launched two years ago, fielded a question about his company being a prime acquisition target at a time when valuations are high. Slack's most recent funding valued it at $2.8 billion. "I've already been through an acquisition.
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