Tag Archive: Pandora

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    by Angie Chang

    How Many Times Should You Try? (Infographic)

    This is an infographic about how many tries a person endured before succeeding.

    By Anna Vital (Co-Founder, Vash.co; Founder, Funders & Founders)

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confessed on Charlie Rose recently that it took him 60 meetings to raise $1 million when he started Amazon. 60 sounds like a lot, but how about 300? That is how many investors Pandora’s founder talked to before getting his first yes. If 300 seems like a lot, how about the 1,004 attempts to sell the KFC fried chicken recipe that Colonel Sanders made before he sold it?

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    by Angie Chang

    Celebrating Oakland’s Tech Community With "2.Oak Tech Innovator Awards" (October 18 In Oakland)

    Oakland’s community has an innovative, entrepreneurial spirit.

    By Minoo Akbarian (Steering Committee Member, 2.Oakland)

    Like most people, I used to hear about the city of Oakland’s exciting restaurants, blooming arts & culture, and hot nightlife all the time. BUT it was not until about a year ago that I learned about the growing array of technology firms that call Oakland home.

    Oakland’s tech companies (Pandora, Sungevity, Xantrion, LiveScribe and Bright Source Energy to name a few)

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    by Angie Chang

    Facebook, Under Fire For Lack Of Female Directors On The Board, Maybe Needs A List

    There are plenty of options for adding women directors to Facebook’s board.

    By Connie Guglielmo (Contributing Writer, Forbes)

    Facebook, preparing an initial public offering that could value the social network as high as $100 billion, has plenty of options for adding women directors to its board, say women tech executives who have offered up candidates CEO Mark Zuckerberg might consider.

    At the top of the list: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook’s own chief operating officer. Facebook, which filed for its IPO in February, has since been criticized by activist groups and shareholders for the lack of diversity on its board – most notably, the lack of a single women among its all male, all white directors.

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    by Angie Chang

    Need A Last Minute Gift? There’s A Subscription For That

    By Brit Morin (Founder & CEO, Brit)

    Subscription services have been around for more than a century. Generations before us were the first to enjoy subscriptions to magazines, newspapers, and more. As a kid, I even remember being forced to go door-to-door to sell subscriptions for wrapping paper. (Side note: Who really needs a monthly subscription to wrapping paper?)

    Only in the past several years has our friend, the Internet, disrupted the traditional subscription model of the media monoliths, forcing them to think about new ways to offer online subscriptions as well as free versions of their content.