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YouTube Chemistry with David K. Smith

The Collapsed Wavefunction – Chad Jones – Sep 15 – While at the ACS meeting I interviewed David K. Smith from the University of York (UK) about some great chemistry education work he's doing with YouTube.
Marc Andreessen RT @TheCollapsedPsi: Check out my interview with @professor_dave from @UniOfYork about using YouTube to teach chemistry. t.co/GkCXvwdBaN
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Venture Capitalist Sounds Alarm on Startup Investing

WSJ – Yoree Koh – Sep 14, 5:14 PM – Silicon Valley is a risk-driven place. But over the past year, it may have taken on more than it can handle, according to one prominent venture capitalist. 'I think that Silicon Valley as a whole, or that the venture-capital community or startup…
Dave McClure quotable @bGurley: "Winter is Coming" t.co/1dtDD6azLa (now don't lose yet head, bill ;) #GoT t.co/GxxAkIkHqL
Dave McClure RT @pmarca: I don't agree with @bgurley on a lot of things, but I agree with much of what he says here. Founders should read: t.co/xHS7WOFqu2
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Bill Gurley says Silicon Valley is taking on the most risk since 1999 (Wall Street Journal) t.co/MK4xYkbAzT t.co/vtMu5wm5Je
Adam Lashinsky Good words of wisdom here from fellow oldster @bgurley: t.co/jMDnlV2HrP via @WSJ
Bijan Sabet Spot on "So, the crazier things get, the worse people execute" - @bgurley t.co/xZAPQhlFvr
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How Silicon Valley sees Alibaba

Fortune – Sep 15, 10:50 AM – Wall Street is seeing green this week regarding the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. It hopes to raise more than $20 billion. How Silicon Valley views Alibaba is another matter altogether. While respectful of Alibaba's success in China and all…
Dave McClure RT @Techmeme: Silicon Valley's view of Alibaba: a competitor only for investments, and a potential acquirer t.co/AlRDehbs63 t.co/ovTCAZH6hX
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A Discoverer as Elusive as His Particle

nytimes.com – Dennis Overbye – Mar 4, 2013 – EDINBURGH, Scotland — Peter Higgs, 85, who was widely expected to earn the Nobel Prize in Physics last year, decided to get out of town on the day the winners were announced. Unfortunately, his car wasn't working. He only got as far as lunch…
Paul Kedrosky Nice Dennis Overbye piece on the elusive Peter Higgs, of elusive Higgs boson fame t.co/zPxQkaNT11
David Lee You know you're bad ass when you got a particle named after you. A Pioneer as Elusive as His Particle t.co/udOyv4ecQI
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Are These Onesies Offensive?

huffingtonpost.com – Emma Gray – Nov 16, 2011, 3:54 PM – It happened again. Another store has been selling offensive, gender-specific (and not-that-funny) children's clothing. First JCPenney, then Forever21 and now Gymboree, the iconic children's clothing retailer has come under fire for selling onesies…
Alexia Tsotsis @speechu Agree. 100% agree. Am being facetious, riffing on this t.co/5OChaJwo4i Love what @khanacademy is doing.
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17 Times Our Favorite Stores Made Us Say WTF

BuzzFeed – Julie Gerstein – Sep 15, 12:45 PM – Why is H&M selling a vest with a skull emblazoned over a Star of David? Email Customerservice.UK @hm.com to complain…
Alexia Tsotsis Girls get acculturated out of quant. Proof: t.co/dLtR4D0gp1
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Ways to think about watches

ben-evans.com – Benedict Evans – Sep 15 – Standing in Cupertino last week, holding an Apple watch in my hand, I was reminded very much of the original iPad launch. Here is an idea for a new thing, and the idea has been implemented very well, but it's not quite clear if it's a good idea. If…
Chris Dixon "In the mid 1990s most people thought mobile phones were an expensive niche product without mass-market potential" t.co/ugsj9UbqEW
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BitBeat: United Way Adds Bitcoin; as Conduit for Donations

WSJ – Paul Vigna – Sep 15 – Welcome to BitBeat, your daily dose of crypto-current events, written by Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey. Bitcoin Latest Price: $474.43, down 0.06% (via CoinDesk) The United Way is now taking bitcoin. The charity, which is the largest…
Chris Dixon United Way adds support for Bitcoin donations using Coinbase t.co/mBAhKHvO0j
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Ridesharing Service SideCar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor

TechCrunch Sarah Perez (@sarahintampa) – Sep 15 – San Francisco-headquartered ridesharing startup SideCar, which competes with on-demand car services like Uber and Lyft, announced this morning it has raised an additional $15 million in funding. The new round comes from existing investors Avalon…
mark pincus RT @sarahintampa: Ridesharing Service SideCar Raises Another $15 Million, Adds Sir Richard Branson As Investor: t.co/F8i2YfgCMT
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Middle Eastern Petrochemical Plants Are Targets of Hackers

bits.blogs.nytimes.com Nicole Perlroth (@nicoleperlroth) – Sep 15 – SAN FRANCISCO — Security researchers at IBM said they had uncovered a series of hacking attacks aimed at Middle Eastern petrochemical companies. The researchers, at IBM's Trusteer division, said the hackers were using a variant of financial…
Nicole Perlroth Exclusive: Hackers have repurposed Citadel financial malware to hack Middle Eastern petrochemical plants. t.co/R4Wd6SoGCc
Nicole Perlroth RT @KellyKane: .@IBMSecurity research reveals targeted #malware attacks against Middle East petrochemical cos via @nicoleperlroth t.co/84sSmE5m0Y
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Why We're Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning

bothsidesofthetable.com – Sep 14 – Venture Capital is a tricky industry. If you're funding the same stuff as everybody else and if you started your activities when the clues were obvious you're much less likely to drive enormous returns. When Fred Wilson funded Twitter I guarantee…
Mark Suster RT @ScottSundvor: Great post by @msuster about funding companies making a positive impact. Honored to have @6SensorLabs mentioned t.co/SHbuEF7Bi4
Mark Suster "Nonconformity is the highest form of social attainment" On choosing startup ideas & funding bigger ideas t.co/8EO4af1nvr
Mark Suster Why We're Looking to Fund Stuff With More Meaning t.co/8EO4af1nvr t.co/6HMLYJJwY5
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