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Colleen Taylor

San Francisco
Editorial Director, Y Combinator
As seen in: GigaOM, TechCrunch, GT News

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Data: is bigger really better? — When the concept of big data was first discussed more than 70 years ago, it wasn't taken very seriously, as many didn't know how to use it. One of the earliest examples came from American writer, inventor and genealogist Fremont Rider, who in 1933 was appointed a librarian at Wesleyan University.

From The Founder Of Pixable, Contactive Wants To Be The Caller ID For Our Web-Centric World — It was just seven months ago that intelligent photo aggregator app Pixable sold to SingTel, the Singaporean telecom giant, in a $26.5 million deal. It was a very nice exit for the startup, and it would be understandable for its founders to take a well-deserved breather afterward.

Meet the Batch · The Macro — Our intention is to provide a closer look at the startups, founders, and ideas that are the heart and soul of YC, in a format that's separate and distinct from the incredible buzz of Demo Day. Each batch has dozens of amazing stories to tell, and we're looking forward to sharing them here!

TaskRabbit Launches On-Demand Courier Service ‘Deliver Now’ In San Francisco — San Francisco is a relatively tiny place - famously just 49 square miles - but now its residents will have the whole city at their fingertips even more so than ever.

Function of Beauty (W16) Creates Personalized and Precise Haircare Formulas — If you walk into any drugstore, you'll find an aisle full of shampoos and conditioners. But ultimately, these are all still one-size-fits all solutions. The actual amount of variation among each product and brand is quite small, and many consumers shop around for years trying out different haircare products without finding one that really works for them.

CrunchWeek 2014 In Review: Hacks, Money, Outrage — This week's episode of CrunchWeek is coming a couple of days early, since it's really a CrunchYear - we took some time to look back at some of the biggest trends and stories from 2014 in tech news. It was a year of many huge security breaches, from Target and Home Depot to the infamous Fappening, Snappening, and Sony.

Y Combinator Posthaven — We're excited to announce the launch of The Macro, a new publication that will feature essays, interviews, research, and opinions from Y Combinator and the wider startup community. Y Combinator's...

How Scientists Can Thrive in the Startup World — But while his chosen field had so much promise, he realized that for him, the academic environment might not. "I looked around, and saw that some of the smartest scientists I'd ever met were having trouble getting funded, and moving forward in their research," Messina says.

Startup School Radio: YC's Michael Seibel on the Toughness of International Founders — In the latest episode of YC's Startup School Radio, a podcast that features stories and practical advice about starting, funding, and scaling companies, our host Aaron Harris first sat down with his fellow YC partner Michael Seibel, who talked about his experiences co-founding and Socialcam, and his work traveling around the world meeting startup founders.

New Story Charity (YC S15) Rings the NASDAQ Opening Bell — New Story, the nonprofit that recently launched out of our Summer 2015 class that crowdfunds the building of new homes for families in need, rang the opening bell at the NASDAQ stock exchange in...
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May 27, 2016

@fmanjoo 1. Not up to courts to protect a company's future 2. $ awards are intended as retribution to victims, not punishment for companies

May 26, 2016

@moesch that and No Doubt. How are these 15+ year old mediocre songs still in regular rotation?! Someone should actually investigate this

May 25, 2016

@tkylemac not a pop queen per se, but when you said "you'll see your ass where it ends up" in Pt. 1 I cried 😂

May 24, 2016

@susie_c I also wonder how this may depress all salaries. Most entry level editorial staff at Conde Nast making $24k in NYC have family help

May 24, 2016

@susie_c Seems to indicate how small/unusual the pool of people who are able to even consider a journalism career is. Really interesting!

May 24, 2016

@susie_c Whoa. What % of people overall have family/trust funds?

May 24, 2016

@zhew2013 yes!! not sure why yet -- looking into it now. thank you for the ping!

May 20, 2016

Just clicked on article that began: "Yesterday, I was pretty clear on where I stand on the whole Blake Lively booty controversy." TGIF

May 09, 2016

@benhuh Totally. Takes so much digging to find out where things are really made and what ethics are, it's absurd!

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