The new copycats: How Facebook squashes competition from startups

Tech startups live by the rule that speed is paramount. Houseparty, creator of a hot video app, has an extra reason for urgency.

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Twitter Buys Yes for Product VP Talent


Twitter last week purchased Yes and named the mobile app startup’s CEO, Keith Coleman, as its new VP of product — a challenging post. Coleman will be Twitter’s third VP of product this year and the fifth since 2014. Twitter’s main problems are monetization, which has plagued it since its founding; slowing user growth; and stiff competition. Those encouraged by Coleman’s appointment cite his previous experience at Google. He served there as the project manager leading Google Plus, which includes Google Reader and Google Talk.

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Unicorn Herd Threatens Silicon Valley, Warns VC


The age of Unicorn investing has led to alarming overvaluations of startups that could result in an afterparty roll call not seen since 1999, Silicon Valley VC Bill Gurley warned Thursday.
Gurley, a general partner at Benchmark, raised a red flag over the large number of tech startups valued at more than $1 billion, and suggested that the rise of Unicorn fundraising has put the financial health of the industry at risk. “Many Unicorn CEOs and investors are ill-prepared to navigate” the troubled waters, he wrote.

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Going Big: Preparing to Grow Your E-Commerce Startup


Though startups start small, if all goes well, they eventually will experience growth. It’s vital, therefore, for entrepreneurs to plan and prepare for this growth. Yet what does it mean to prepare for growth? We talked to some experts, who offered tips for making your way down the yellow brick road to success. The first thing many e-business owners emphasize is that success isn’t measured just by profits. It’s also about achieving a dream and realizing a vision.

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