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Wanted: More women millennial entrepreneurs

CNBC – Jul 27 – Less than 7 percent of start-ups launched in 2013 were female-led, according to Startup Weekend, a global network that helps developers and entrepreneurs launch ventures. Despite that low threshold, more millennial women are trying to reverse the…
Lauren Goode Less than 7 percent of start-ups launched in 2013 were female-led t.co/SCqFvRwW7Y
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Despite Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co.

nytimes.com – Ravi Somaiya – Jul 29 – Increased investments in digital products and a decline in print advertising weighed on The New York Times Company's second-quarter earnings, as profit slipped 21 percent. The company on Tuesday reported $55.7 million in adjusted operating profit…
Nieman Lab More circulation, but less profit at the New York Times this quarter t.co/l9tnIrpQ3e
Andy Plesser RT @nytimes: Despite Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co. t.co/MllYcljNOy
The New York Times Despite Circulation Gains, Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co. t.co/MllYcljNOy
Henry Blodget $56 million in profit - happy to have that! RT @mathewi: Profit Falls 21% at New York Times Co. t.co/Z8el9kW7jQ
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Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration

TechCrunch Ryan Lawler (@ryanlawler) – Jul 28 – On-demand ride-hailing service Uber has spent four years building a perfect transportation alternative to taxis and black car services in cities around the world. But until today it's just been focused on consumer travel. Now the company is going…
Gmc RT @benchmark: RT @bgurley Uber Gets Down To Business With New Travel Expense Tools And Concur Integration t.co/xvFlXVPl5H via @techcrunch
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Spending Big to Fight Big Donors

nytimes.com Nicholas Confessore (@nickconfessore) – Jul 28 – An unlikely alliance of liberal intellectuals, big donors and Republican strategists has hit on a solution to the influence of big money in politics: even more money. Starting Monday, the recently formed Mayday “super PAC” began a $12…
Nick Confessore RT @katelaurielee: .@nickconfessore @nytimes covers @lessig's Mayday campaign finance reform PAC t.co/FM9fDy7H6d @lessig's take: t.co/CsgCcgISfJ
jennifer granick RT @mattcutts: A summary of how Mayday & other groups are gaining traction on $$$ corruption in elections: t.co/q7qY3CbALG
katierosman "Embrace the Irony" $12m anti-Big Money PAC championed by ppl like @AVC NYT: Spending Big to Fight Political Donors t.co/BE2TlL9tTo
Emily Steel RT @amychozick: What's the solution to money in politics? More money, of course. Love this one by @nickconfessore t.co/Ps8Jt47kS8
Lessig First candidates announced: Spending Big to Fight Big Donors in Campaigns - t.co/dVQ01b6BKg t.co/b8K2LPPRFK #MaydayPac
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OKCupid Publishes Findings of User Experiments

nytimes.com – Molly Wood – Jul 28 – Love is not blind, as it turns out. But opposites attract when people think they are similar. These are two findings about the users of OKCupid, one of the web's most popular dating sites, that provide a window into how we chase romantic partners…
katierosman 'We told users something that wasn't true. I'm not hiding from that,' said OKCupid's prez of hidden test on users. t.co/LsRKdXVcwH
Emily Steel OKCupid exec: 'If you use the Internet, you're the subject of 100s of experiments at any given time, on every site." t.co/oKKcQ4DjnB
Jennifer Preston OKCupid publishes findings of user experiments. @mollywood explains -http://t.co/cF2fVyMsTo
Raju Narisetti While you look for love on the web, the Internet is getting a deep look at you: t.co/CzP6NqBVY6
Molly Wood "@SuzanneSpecNYT: Love on the web. It's a messy business. @mollywood on how okcupid toys with emotions! t.co/Z2PKU4tBpd"
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This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like | Business

WIRED – Issie Lapowsky – Jul 27, 11:30 PM – Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started Red Rover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York tech event. But it didn't go over well. When she finished her pitch, the investor said he didn't…
tim moynihan RT @issielapowsky: Never easy to talk about gender bias, so I'm grateful to the women in this @Wired piece on fundraising while female: t.co/4cePGQTuYB
Techmeme This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like (@issielapowsky / Wired) t.co/dgqaxqbxWj t.co/uPX1eAaYpj
Lucy P. Marcus This is important (& not only in tech) This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like t.co/Vn0oljdIeO #vc
Lucy P. Marcus This is important (& it doesn't only apply to tech) This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like t.co/ajhWv4tTU2 #vc
rachelsklar RT @LeslieBradshaw: Sunlight cures mildew --> This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like t.co/apFIbHocrB ft. @kmin @rachelsklar @thelist
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Black Swan Seed Rounds

blog.samaltman.com – I started seed investing in 2010 (and much more actively in 2012) before becoming a full-time YC partner. In this period, I invested in about 40 companies. So far, five of them are in the “really good” category—a current value…
Jonathan Abrams RT @eyedar: "founders shouldn't worry if their seed round isn't massively oversubscribed" Black Swan Seed Rounds - t.co/ukm9M9Zk2d by @sama
sean rose 'Being contrarian and wrong is still bad.' t.co/yUsLScboWV
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New Venture Fund Binary Capital Focuses on Mission, Not Just Metrics

dealbook.nytimes.com – Sarah Max – Jul 28 – In 2011, after raising more than $3 million in early-stage funding, Chantel Waterbury, founder of Chloe & Isabel, which makes handcrafted jewelry, was still being hotly pursued by investors. “I sent everyone the standard email, which was…
Michael Morisy wtfunding? (owned by IAC) RT @pkafka: Sean Rad tells the NYT he is "self-financing" Tinder. t.co/oUAYTG2zQC
Jason Del Rey RT @pkafka: Sean Rad tells the NYT he is "self-financing" Tinder. t.co/3LQpZ7Liqv
Megan McCarthy RT @pkafka: Sean Rad tells the NYT he is "self-financing" Tinder. t.co/3LQpZ7Liqv
Doug Mack RT @caldbeckj: Incredibly proud to announce the formation of Binary with my partner, @jonteo. It's gonna be a lot of fun @nytimes t.co/3C8QUtS10T
Peter Kafka Sean Rad tells the NYT he is "self-financing" Tinder. t.co/3LQpZ7Liqv
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Live Now: Andrew Rosenthal, the... - The New York Times

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Shannon Bond RT @mlcalderone: During Facebook chat, @andyrNYT's asked about drug testing at the paper: t.co/di6N06JKGC t.co/aGIFajAyDP
Mike Hayes RT @mlcalderone: During Facebook chat, @andyrNYT's asked about drug testing at the paper: t.co/di6N06JKGC t.co/aGIFajAyDP
Dylan Byers Its amazing how many people are asking @andyrNYT questions he already answered in Sunday's editorial. t.co/gA0mwErpkm
The New York Times NYT's editorial page editor is answering questions about marijuana legalization on Facebook t.co/MYQN3y7p8N t.co/jOBsnxvl2H
Liz Heron At 4:20, @andyrNYT started his Facebook chat about the NYT Editorial Board's call to legalize pot. Happening now--> t.co/lFdWoXhPl6
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You Are Not Late

Medium – Kevin Kelly – Jul 26, 7:32 PM – Can you imagine how awesome it would have been to be an entrepreneur in 1985 when almost any dot com name you wanted was available? All words; short ones, cool ones. All you had to do was ask. It didn't even cost anything to claim. This grand…
Marc Andreessen RT @kmin: Fun piece & reminds me of the Valentine monologue from "Arcadia" (know it?): 'You Are Not Late' by @kevin2kelly t.co/aKAccu4fau
Mathew Ingram Getting pessimistic about the internet? Just read this: 'You Are Not Late' by @kevin2kelly t.co/TpbenyBBqK
Chris Messina RT @longboardvc: You Are Not Late t.co/0WU7JmXR3n // tl;dr It's an amazing time to start that thing you're thinking of starting.
Steve Case "Internet still at beginning of its beginning" t.co/3aPTpDiVKB @kevin2kelly: "Never been a better time to invent something"
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Your 'Craft' Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana

thedailybeast.com – Jul 28, 2:45 AM – Read the promotional materials for the Rancho de Los Luceros Destilaría and you form an image of a supremely artisanal effort. The distillery creates “small batch heirloom spirits handcrafted in New Mexico.” Each batch of their…
Adam Conner I am devastated and shattered to learn this Rye whiskey news. Via master whiskey drinker Aaron Banks. t.co/1Jfk0wAGWC
John J. Edwards III Your 'Craft' Rye Whiskey Is Probably From a Factory Distillery in Indiana t.co/ivfkVL244e via @thedailybeast
Brian Bergstein RT @jessesheidlower: New artisanal whiskeys were probably made in a single factory in Indiana: t.co/1KdDQUtbo9
Gabriel Snyder This reminds me of learning that most all 7-inch records were pressed at one plant in Nashville. t.co/9WD6oPe78k
Nick Confessore Q: What do Whistlepig, Templeton, and Angel's Envy rye all have in common? A: They are all basically the same thing. t.co/znawfaYkvS
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