Introduction to TheBarn facilities

One of Israel’s most successful entrepreneurs is back with a stealthy new startup, dubbedStratoscale, that is building new software for large data centers.

Ariel Maislos spent a decade in the Israeli army developing data virtualization technologies before starting several companies. One of these startups, Anobit, was bought by Apple for nearly half a billion dollars in late 2011, one of its largest acquisitions to date. read more...

Robert Siegel (@robsiegel) is a General Partner at XSeed Capital.

As I was running a mentoring session last week at the FailCon conference in San Francisco, the popular notion that entrepreneurs should be “authentic” kept rattling around in my head. When I first arrived at the conference, and as I listened to various speakers and chatted with attendees, I kept thinking, “Wow. These people really need a hug.” But as the day progressed, I began to consider a different notion of “authenticity” than I previously had. read more..

Twitter is delivering four times the revenue per visitor this year over last year, and Facebook’s ad click-through rate has jumped 275 percent, according to the Q3 Adobe Social Intelligence report, released today.

“Advertisers are getting more ROI than ever before,” Adobe digital analyst Tamara Gaffney told me last week. “Consumers are starting to integrate social into their purchasing behavior.” read more...