TEC Weekend Reading 2011-10-01


15 Startups With $100 Million+ Valuations That Hardly Existed Last Year

What Steve Jobs Taught Me About Growth - Nilofer Merchant - Harvard Business Review

The New Social Network: Who’s Nearby, Not Who You Know

CHART OF THE DAY: 18-24 Year Olds Send 55 Texts Per Day On Average

Can Drumbi change the telephone?

Virtual monkeys write Shakespeare
The best ever demonstration of the Cloud Computing business opportunities: virtual monkey simulate Shakespeare for $20 a day....

Investigation: Is Your SSD More Reliable Than A Hard Drive? - SSD Reliability: Is Your Data Really Safe?,2923.html


Israel’s top 45inventions


TEC Weekend Reading 2011-09-16



Why Venture Capitalists Invest In Pigs, Not Chickens

I do love idea to check golf games statistics - absolutely brilliant! (IMHO - anyone thought to check chess tournaments for technical co-fonder ;-)


Microsoft has Abandoned Silverlight and All Other Plugins

Making Facebook Self-Healing

"Data Flow at Netflix" - explanation of Netflix architecture and AWS use


Silicon Valley Code Camp: Oct 8 and 9

Free Engineering Software Education: for engineers y engineers...


TEC Weekend Reading 2011-09-09


Why Mindcraft is so Popular

In depth analysis of un-expected massive success of game created by single person...

(and shame-less advertisement of my son first techno blog ;-)

Why the Fax Machine Refuses to Die

Startup Funding

Venture Funding Report  for 2011Q2 published by Venture Deal ( ). Bottom line : bio/pharma/mediacal - significant increase from previous quarter, all other domains see [mostly ] decrease of venture funding...
- Biotechnology · Pharmaceutical · Medical Devices
- Alternative Energy · Clean Tech · Energy · Environmental

- Internet · Digital Media · eCommerce · Software
- Telecom · Wireless · Mobile · Communications

FREE Term Sheets for Startups

Very helpful collection of free documents every emerging startup needs.....


OAuth : The Big Picture

(video recording and slides of nice presentation made by ApiGee)

Check “Bad idea” section at the near end!

Don't let these disasters happen to you: The top five engineering hints you'll rarely hear

Modern Microprocessors: A 90 Minute Guide


Foundry Group Premiers Documentary Film About Secret Lives of Venture Capitalists

***** No entrepreneurs were harmed in the making of this film.*****

Survival Of The Stupidest

Absolutely enlightening!!! Include mathematical proof that “In an environment infested by stupidity 'being the smartest' does not equate to 'being the fittest'. “


TEC Weekend Reading 2011-09-03


Legal Advice : If I Launched a Startup :
While this blog is clear advertisement for legal services, it includes short list of quite helpful basic advises for VERY early stage founders.

NASA Blog recommendations : How to guide your project toward failure :
Learn from the best experts how to waste resources on failed projects (Shuttle to nowhere?)

Sequencing the Startup DNA on LinkedIn

Benchmark your startup against 3,200+ internet startups.

It's Not Just Standing Up: Patterns for Daily Standup Meetings

Five Tips For Getting iPhone Reviews


 Scratchpad : dev tool in the latest FireFox :

Google released “offline” support for Gmail. GDOC support to  be released soon..

AI vs. AI. Two chatbots talking to each other
IMHO, looks like a natural man & female conversation, isn’t it ?

Web technologies evolution [ infographics]

Free Stanford U classes at your location: (Artificial Intelligence) (Machine Learning) (Introduction to Databases)


How to get media attention using fake research:
Exhibit 1 : Is Internet Explorer For The Dumb? A New Study Suggests Exactly That.
Exhibit 2:  retraction at 9
(quite a lot of people believed this “research” and create a MASSIVE traffic )
Bonus reading : iPhone users are getting more sex ;-)
( no , it is not a joke - coming form quite solid company)


TEC Weekend Reading


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