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My first feature for VentureBeat is on Y Combinator. After a decade of helping startups, what's the program's secret?

It's about experimenting and always putting founders first. There's some amazing tidbits from Jessica Livingston, Sam Altman, Qasar Younis, David Rusenko, Don Dodge, Jason McCabe Calacanis, and Chase Adam in here.

Please read and let me know what you think.

#startups   #accelerator   #ycombinator   #siliconvalley   #tech   #innovation   #entrepreneurs   #founders  
Twenty-four-year-old Brian Liou was a little nervous. But he had to focus. His turn was next. Liou is the cofounder of Leada, a startup to help businesses train better data analysts, and he had a lot riding on this. After all, his company had just pivoted two weeks ago. So, no pressure.
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Following Carly Fiorina's appearance at TechCrunch Disrupt in NYC this past week, I thought about how cool would it be to have candidates from the major political parties engage the tech community in a unique'ish debate. Which publication would be ideal to host this contest I'd opt for TechCrunch...

Regardless of whether or not this actually happens (probably not), I wanted to get it out there and have people call me crazy. Enjoy.

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/…/the-great-tech-debate-presi…/
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Beautifully written by +Kara Swisher abotu +Dave Goldberg, who tragically passed away this weekend. My condolences to +Sheryl Sandberg, his children, and friends at this time. 

http://recode.net/2015/05/02/does-silicon-valley-have-a-soul-it-did-as-well-as-a-heart-in-dave-goldberg/
When I heard the terrible and tragic news thing morning, there really was only one reaction to have: No.
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http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/04/18/the-undefined-path/

I've been a avid user of Path for a few years and even covered it when I was at The Next Web. But there's something peculiar about where the platform is going. Not quite sure if I hit something, but I wanted to get my thoughts out. Does Path still have a focus, even now as an app studio?

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/04/18/the-undefined-path/
An opinion piece on Path's constant changes and what it might need to do to find itself after shifting from private social network to an app studio.
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Ahead of +Ben Parr new book launch on Tuesday, I share my thoughts about "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention" and why it's worth your time to read.

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/03/01/ben-parr-captivology-the-book-review/
A review of Ben Parr's book "Captivology" describing the seven key factors that drive people's attentions towards your brand, product, or idea.
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My thoughts on the future of Uber, Lyft, and the ridesharing space.
http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/02/28/the-duopoly-of-ridesharing/

#uber   #sharedeconomy   #collaborativeeconomy   #lyft   #ridesharing   #unicorn
In the ridesharing space in the US, two companies stand out: Uber and Lyft. But each offers a distinct experience to hopefully scale & withstand the test of
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Yahoo calls itself a "mobile-first" company (but who doesn't?). So what does it do next? It'll launch a new suite of tools for developers intending to help research, market, monetize, and engage users. And while it's late to the game, it hopes you'll use them. #mobileyodel

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/02/19/the-mobile-first-yahoo-575m-monthly-active-users-and-a-new-suite-of-dev-tools-it-hopes-youll-use/
Yahoo calls itself a 'mobile-first' company and has released new Flurry-powered tools to entice developers to integrate into their apps centered around
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Wrote my first feature for +VentureBeat VB this morning. It's a look at +Evernote and its mobile strategy. I also got a chance to talk to the company's VP of Mobile Jamie Hull. Coincidentally she's speaking at our #MobileBeat  event on Monday & Tuesday -- tickets still available: http://events.venturebeat.com/event/mobilebeat2015/

http://venturebeat.com/2015/07/11/evernotes-mobile-strategy-advice-be-everywhere/#
A look at the history of Evernote's mobile strategy and lessons learned from the company's Vice President of Mobile Jamie Hull.
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If you're a developer, you're going to want to pay attention to +Box 's Developer Edition platform and its new SDKs that will let you take the functionalities from Box and easily add it to your own app. Will this new offering be a boon to developers? Also, how does this affect the growth of enterprise apps that the new age worker really wants -- it's no longer about the stuffy conservative enterprise anymore.

Here's my thoughts from #BoxDev 2015. 

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/04/22/box-seeks-to-transform-industries-with-new-platform-sdks-and-tools-all-enterprise-apps-are-built-from/
Box debuted its new Developer Edition platform, which could transform the company away from a product and into a enterprise-wide platform.
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This past week, I had the honor of being profiled on +Flipboard's Spotlight section. It lists info on how I use the service and some additional details about how I've become a news junkie thanks to technology like this. Would appreciate your read. 

https://about.flipboard.com/magmaker/spotlight-storytellerreporter-ken-yeung/
Spotlight: Storyteller/Reporter Ken Yeung. MagMaker / April 13, 2015. My name is Ken Yeung and I'm a Strategy and Research Content Lead at Orange Silicon Valley, a subsidiary of the global telecommunications firm. My role focuses on generating content to help promote our mission of working with ...
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Had an opportunity to play around with Priime​ recently and it's a pretty well done photo-editing app. Yeah, there are a lot of them, but what makes this interesting is that it features styles curated by professional photographers. Just one tap and you get close to the magic that they create with their own work. 

Some of the last few photos that I've shared on Facebook and Instagram have had the #priime hashtag applied -- these were done in the app. I've tweaked a few of them to get close to what I was happy with. The app is worth checking out -- if you have an iOS device.

http://blog.thelettertwo.com/2015/03/23/priime-for-ios-is-a-photo-editing-app-with-pro-photographer-curated-styles-to-make-your-pics-look-good/
My review of Priime for iOS, a new photo-editing app that lets you apply styles curated from professional photographers to any photo to give it that creative
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If you're a follower of +Lisa Bettany, her #photography  work, or even a fan of the Camera+ app, you should read this great profile by +Follow The Geek. Good understanding of her journey and how her photography has evolved over the years.  
CHAPTER TWO: THE APP MAKER
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Ken is a Strategy and Research Content Lead for Orange Silicon Valley. For years, he's been working with client and companies helping them strategize and produce interactive campaigns using the latest technologies. Whether it's building compelling websites to email marketing, online advertising, social media, and even to producing a mobile application, Ken endeavours to find the best web solution for those he serves while also making sure it has the "WOW" appeal.

Previously, he was the Bay Area reporter (San Francisco Editor) with The Next Web, Ken is focused on witnessing the next great thing to happen in the tech industry that will truly be something that brands and companies will flock to. What will be the next Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or even the next Apple? No one knows, but Ken hopes that he'll be able to find out about it soon. 

Past experiences have included working in the travel/tourism & hospitality industry, non-profit, education, government, finance, real estate, and pharmaceutical/healthcare space. Ken's a past member of the American Marketing Association-Hawaii Chapter Board of Directors and has recently been a contributing blogger to Crenk.com and Network Solutions, while also being the Editor-in-Chief of the tech lifestyle blog, Bub.blicio.us. He has a Marketing degree from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

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  • Orange Silicon Valley
    Strategy and Research Content Lead, 2014 - present
  • TheLetterTwo.com
    Interactive Strategist, 2004 - present
  • The Next Web
    Bay Area Reporter, 2012 - 2014
  • Bub.blicio.us
    Editor-in-Chief, 2009 - 2012
  • Kane & Finkel Healthcare Communications
    Interactive Producer, 2010 - 2012
  • JESS3
    Contractor, 2010 - 2011
  • StarrTech Interactive
    Account Coordinator/Project Manager, 2003 - 2005
  • Oahu Visitors Bureau
    Marketing Manager, 2006
  • DraftFCB
    Senior Interactive Producer, 2009
  • iStrategyLabs
    Project Manager, 2008
  • Destination DC
    eMarketing Manager, 2006 - 2008
  • Network Solutions
    Contributing Blogger, 2009 - 2010
  • Stage Two
    Social Media Strategist, 2009 - 2010
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