Monday, April 7, 2008

News & Links List

"VCs prepping for a souring economy"

"Sequoia’s Gospel of Startups More True Than Ever"

"Calling YCombinators: Lessons from a 'Serial First-Timer'"
Good piece by Denny Miu

"Green-tech base stations cut diesel usage by 80 percent"

"The Wright Questions For Obama" By Michael Medved

"The Failure of 'Intelligent Design'"
By Dinesh D'Souza

From TED2007, Hans Rosling: New insights on poverty and life around the world:
In a follow-up to his now-legendary TED2006 presentation, Hans Rosling demonstrates how developing countries are pulling themselves out of poverty. He shows us the next generation of his Trendalyzer software -- which analyzes and displays data in amazingly accessible ways, allowing people to see patterns previously hidden behind mountains of stats. (Ten days later, he announced a deal with Google to acquire the software.) He also demos Dollar Street, a program that lets you peer in the windows of typical families worldwide living at different income levels. Be sure to watch straight through to the (literally) jaw-dropping finale.

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