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One of the fundamental principles of good business is that if you treat your customer well, they’ll keep coming back for more. And those loyal customers are much more profitable over the long run than if you have to keep bringing in new ones to replace the dis-satisfied ones who fired you.

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Why Apple’s Maps Failure Is A Big Data Problem

10.05.2012 - Business Insider

John Vrionis explains that the recent chatter about how Apple Maps pale in comparison to Google Maps – ignited by all the iOS 6 users who are now forced to use the Apple product is a perfect example of “data …

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The New York Times takes a look at Nest, the company founded by the former Apple designer Tony Fadell, which has a new version of its self-learning thermostat.

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Sacha Labourey wasn’t interested in cloud computing when he resigned as co-general manager of the JBoss division at open source software giant Red Hat in 2009. But within a year, he had a complete change of heart — so much so that he co-founded CloudBees, a cloud service for building Java applications.

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DataStax, provider of the Big Data platform that powers mission-critical enterprise applications, today announced the completion of a $25 million C round of funding led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and Crosslink Capital.

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How much can I sell my startup for?

09.28.2012 - VentureBeat

Jeremy Liew shares tips for founders around how to estimate what a realistic price might be when selling a company.

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Lemon CEO Interviewed on CNBC

09.27.2012 - CNBC

Wences Casares, founder & CEO of Lemon.com, offers insight on his start-up, which is an application that creates a digital version of everything in your wallet and stores it on your cell phone.

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The Next Big Thing 2012

09.27.2012 - Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal unveiled its third annual ranking of the top 50 U.S. companies backed by venture capital—a list that attempts to identify start-ups that could become the “Next Big Thing.”

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Virtual Instruments announced $27.5 million in Series D funding co-led by Next World Capital and General Catalyst Partners with continued participation from existing investor Lightspeed Venture Partners.

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