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Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner's World Record

nytimes.com John Markoff (@markoff) – Oct 24 – ROSWELL, N.M. — A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago. The jump was made by…
Asheem Chandna RT @nytimes: An engineer parachuted from more than 25 miles up and broke the speed of sound on the way down t.co/eynnfC7SwT t.co/7gJ5iH8nWn
Dror Shimshowitz RT @rchen: Alan Eustace to "You're finished at age 40" crowd: Sit down. Sit the F down. t.co/cTvHA17x6n
Matthew Ocko RT @tfadell: Elated and relieved for you Alan! Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking World Record t.co/obFPoH9c1W @markoff @NYTimes
Richard Chen Alan Eustace to "You're finished at age 40" crowd: Sit down. Sit the F down. t.co/cTvHA17x6n
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Exclusive: Google CEO Larry Page Reorgs Staff, Anoints Sundar Pichai as New Product Czar

recode.net – Oct 24, 2:29 PM – In a significant reorganization of Google management, CEO Larry Page is transferring leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai, according to sources close to the situation. Google has sent a memo to staff about the move this afternoon…
Christian Hernandez RT @msquinn: And yet somehow @sundarpichai is still the most underrated exec in SV. He's earned all the good things coming his way t.co/614zRVsThN
Chris Sacca I "grew up" at Google alongside @sundarpichai. Even ten years ago it was clear he knew how to get shit done. t.co/hlCVFilkJZ
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Larry Page reorgs staff, transfers leadership of core Google products to Sundar Pichai t.co/GP4LmE6F0m t.co/yzIrS9ofzw
Gabor Cselle Massive transfer of power at Google: Search, Maps and Google+ to Sundar. Smart move, IMHO: t.co/ex1Q5BlVTR
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Madeleine Albright just won Twitter

Vox – Libby Nelson – Oct 23, 2:40 PM – The best thing about Twitter is it puts a former Secretary of State and a late-night talk show host on the same level — and the former Secretary of State totally wins: . @ConanOBrien I'm considering going as hunky Conan O'Brien - but that…
Tony Wright RT @ezraklein: If you come at Madeleine Albright, you'd best not miss: t.co/GkxGuXJiPi t.co/GWwd2oBqj1
Mark Suster RT @ezraklein: If you come at Madeleine Albright, you'd best not miss: t.co/GkxGuXJiPi t.co/GWwd2oBqj1
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USPS Wins Approval to Continue Grocery-Delivery Test

WSJ – Laura Stevens – Oct 24, 12:37 PM – The U.S. Postal Service this week won approval for a two-year grocery delivery test, giving letter carriers permission to continue to deliver totes containing food in the San Francisco area. The Postal Regulatory Commission gave the go-ahead in a…
Joshua Baer RT @semil: USPS to compete on grocery delivery w/ @Instacart - sure, I'll take that bet: t.co/GD02EoLzFK via @WSJ
Tikhon Bernstam RT @semil: USPS to compete on grocery delivery w/ @Instacart - sure, I'll take that bet: t.co/GD02EoLzFK via @WSJ
Marc Andreessen RT @semil: USPS to compete on grocery delivery w/ @Instacart - sure, I'll take that bet: t.co/GD02EoLzFK via @WSJ
Semil USPS to compete on grocery delivery w/ @Instacart - sure, I'll take that bet: t.co/GD02EoLzFK via @WSJ
Semil RT @LauraStevensWSJ: Amazon Fresh, anyone? The U.S. Postal Service this week won approval for a two-year grocery delivery test. t.co/dRwHL2zBdd via @WSJ
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Turns Out, 85% of the World Likes 'Contact Me'. Even Though You Don't.

saastr – jasonlkn – Oct 23, 8:20 AM – I know you are probably like me. You go to a web service. What do you do? Free trial. Sign Up Now. The very, very last button I am going to touch is “Contact Me.” The last thing I want, as a web-centric small customer/user, is some…
Chris DeVore First-time #SaaS founders can't be reminded of this often enough: self-service is *not* how you scale a B2B company t.co/0SFFSUSIU6
Pawel Chudzinski Turns Out, 85% of the World Likes "Contact Me". Even Though You Don't. t.co/IQlm6GFYco via @jasonlk
Boris Wertz Turns Out, 85% of the World Likes "Contact Me". Even Though You Don't. t.co/dqKSalOuve < interesting observation by @jasonlk
Gil Dibner 'You may not like sales people. But 85% of the world does' @jasonlk t.co/tzAA9Tzuip
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Boat Rentals, Charter Boat Rentals, House Boat Rentals on Boatbound

boatbound.co – 1. Sponsor. The sponsor of this promotion is Boatbound, Inc. 2. Affiliation. This promotion is not sponsored or affiliated in any way with the trademarks owned by or the people or companies named or associated with this promotion: Major League…
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mike walsh Check out this #WorldSeries giveaway! Win @boatbound #boating credit for @SFGiants home runs! #BoatboundBay t.co/AiCPpzSeFi
T.A. McCann Check out this #WorldSeries giveaway! Win @boatbound #boating credit for @SFGiants home runs! #BoatboundBay t.co/cXGHGdEU7E
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Victims and Leaders

Feld Thoughts – Oct 24, 8:53 AM – In a recent board meeting, at a particularly challenging part of the conversation, I did a retrospective of the past five years as a lead up to making a point. I prefaced it by saying “I need you to take a leader approach, not a victim…
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The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better - Value Proposition Design

steveblank.com – Oct 24, 6:00 AM – Product/Market fit now has its own book. Alexander Osterwalder wrote it. Buy it. The Lean Startup process builds new ventures more efficiently. It has three parts: a business model canvas to frame hypotheses, customer development to get out of the…
Kirill Sheynkman The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better - Value Proposition Design t.co/gqE6dOjljX
Alex Osterwalder Great post by @sgblank about our new #VPDesign book @strategyzer t.co/4Ak0QtAkzV #leanstartup
Ross Mayfield The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better - Value Proposition Design t.co/PLE6VIDjIN thanks @martenmickos
steve blank The Business Model Canvas Gets Even Better - Value Proposition Design t.co/mheCJYOOWp
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Just the facts: Gun violence in America

usnews.nbcnews.com – Jan 16, 2013 – As lawmakers at the state and federal level weigh various measures to stem gun violence, here are some facts and figures on guns and crime, compiled by the NBC News research department. Every year in the U.S., an average of more than 100,000 people…
Shaun Abrahamson RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
Yves Behar RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
Chris Sacca RT @samj: Americans killed by Ebola today: 0 Americans killed by ISIS today: 0 Americans killed by guns today: 86 Source: t.co/QCOpdKkjPN
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Beyond Gaming: Oculus Rift Founder's Predictions for Virtual Reality's Future

Entrepreneur – Gabrielle Karol – Oct 24, 6:30 AM – The virtual reality industry could disrupt a number of industries beyond gaming, according to Oculus VR founder Palmer Luckey. Earlier this year, Facebook acquired Oculus VR for $2 billion. But despite the astronomical price tag, Oculus is still…
Glen Gilmore #SocBiz #OculusRift Future: Medicine, Architecture, Edu, #Business t.co/zTuarOQrmu mt @peterjhebert #AugmentedReality t.co/4DUg90NRlc
Scott Kirsner RT @peterjhebert: Oculus Rift Founder Predicts Virtual Reality's Future: Medicine, Architecture, Education, Business Meetings t.co/RYO0yPzbn7
Marc Andreessen RT @peterjhebert: Oculus Rift Founder Predicts Virtual Reality's Future: Medicine, Architecture, Education, Business Meetings t.co/RYO0yPzbn7
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