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Stats on Startups Registered on CrunchBase

Many thanks to Sameer Al-Sakran for compiling the numbers. Category Started Funded %F ∑Raised TC Posts Advertising 3972 631 16 $8B 996 Biotech 2787 1770 64 $42B 43 Cleantech 1302 719 55 $33B 192 Consulting 3330 176 5 $2B 444 … Continue reading

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Targeted Ads

People have been saying that ads are going to be more targeted on the Web since the 1990’s. The more data we give to corporations, the better they can “serve us” ads which “meet our needs”. I read that again … Continue reading

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Why recommendation engines matter

“The Internet makes everything available, but mere availability is meaningless if the products remain unknown to potential buyers.” (possibly attributable to Gavin Potter, a Netflix Prize contestant; possibly to Jordan Ellenberg, who writes for Slate and Wired)

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Do-It-Yourself MFE

or, The Reading List That Will Make You Rich. What follows is very much a field report of one particular DIY Masters in Financial Engineering. That brings drawbacks (like idiosyncrasy and personal narrative) — and advantages (I’ve actually read the … Continue reading

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Jorma Jormakka

People who pay attention to this sort of thing may remember that Jorma Jormakka claimed to have solved the Navier-Stokes equation, one of the Clay Mathematics Institute’s $1M problems. Looking at this arXiv page, it’s apparent that he purports to … Continue reading

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All of this stuff that trendy futurists in the 90’s were saying was going to happen in 5-10 years, seems to be now about half-way to actually happening. Just like the electric dynamo [pdf], the Internet is taking longer to … Continue reading

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All of this stuff that trendy futurists in the 90’s were saying was going to happen in 5-10 years, seems to be now about half-way to actually happening. Just like the electric dynamo [pdf], the Internet is taking longer to … Continue reading

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