The 5 different types of Apple users—which one is you?

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Steven Milunovich, a UBS Securities analyst, publishes regular investor notes looking at exactly how big Apple’s installed base is and what its revenue per user is. His latest analysis suggests Apple could add 92 million iPhone users in 2017 and 82 Continue reading The 5 different types of Apple users—which one is you?

Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017

Mike Kwatinetz is a Founding General Partner at Azure Capital Partners and a Venture Capitalist investing in application software (SaaS), ecommerce, consumer web and infrastructure technology companies. Successful exits include: Bill Me Later, VMware, TripIt and Top Tier. This top ten Continue reading Power VC Mike Kwatinetz’s top 10 predictions for 2017

Introducing the Alchemist.io Global Top 250 Private Company competition

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The Alchemist.io editorial team and advisory board, along with our partners at Sunrise [Silicon Valley], are pleased to announce the kick-off of our first annual Global Top 250 private company competition. In our search for the Global Top 250, our editors Continue reading Introducing the Alchemist.io Global Top 250 Private Company competition

Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon PACs vote Republican with their money

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In 2016, the corporate PACs associated with Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon broke ranks with the traditional allegiance of the broad tech sector to the Democratic Party. All four donated more money to Republican Congressional candidates than they did to their Democratic opponents. Google’s PAC gave 56 percent Continue reading Microsoft, Facebook, Google and Amazon PACs vote Republican with their money

VC thought leader Mike Kwatinetz reviews his top predictions for 2016

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Mike Kwatinetz says he has been very lucky to have a history of correctly predicting trends, especially in identifying stocks that would outperform.  Mike says he is lucky because even assuming one gets the analysis right, the prediction can still be Continue reading VC thought leader Mike Kwatinetz reviews his top predictions for 2016

Nuna—Kleiner funded startup builds “historic” Medicaid database

Introducing former Googler Jini Kim’s San Francisco start-up, Nuna, that has worked with the federal government to build a cloud-computing database of the nation’s 74 million Medicaid patients and their treatment. Andrew M. Slavitt, acting director of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, described the Continue reading Nuna—Kleiner funded startup builds “historic” Medicaid database

Talking Heads David Byrne opens an immersive art exhibition in Silicon Valley

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David Byrne has opened a new art exhibition, Neurosociety, in Silicon Valley. The interactive project includes an hour-long “immersive theater performance” in which groups of ten people are led through “a series of experiences” that are created in collaboration with working cognitive neuroscientist labs. The Continue reading Talking Heads David Byrne opens an immersive art exhibition in Silicon Valley