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  • White Papers // Mar 2010

    How Did Financial Reporting Contribute To The Financial Crisis?

    The authors scrutinize the role financial reporting for fair values, asset securitizations, and derivatives played in the Financial Crisis. Because banks were at the center of the Financial Crisis, they focus their discussion and analysis on the effects of financial reporting by banks. They conclude fair value accounting played little...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    People, Passion, Perseverance: You've Got Entrepreneurship

    People, passion, perseverance. Former AOL CEO and Chairman Steve Case describes these words as the bedrock of successful entrepreneurship. Heading into what may be a "Golden era of entrepreneurship," he says that he relies on the "Three p's" as assessment tools to help guide his direction and goals. When all...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Tree Histogram Coding for Mobile Image Matching

    For mobile image matching applications, a mobile device captures a query image, extracts descriptive features, and transmits these features wirelessly to a server. The server recognizes the query image by comparing the extracted features to its database and returns information associated with the recognition result. For slow links, query feature...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Ordered Multisignatures and Identity-Based Sequential Aggregate Signatures, With Applications to Secure Routing

    The authors construct two new multiparty digital signature schemes that allow multiple signers to sequentially produce a compact, fixed-length signature. First, the authors introduce a new primitive that the authors call Ordered MultiSignatures (OMS), which allows signers to attest to a common message as well as the order in which...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Stochastic Optimization for Variable Rate Applications With Time-Varying Statistics

    A scheme to provide Quality of Service for buffered variable rate applications is presented that is largely indiscriminate to channel distributions, indeed will track changing statistics, and is effectively spectrum optimal. The solution is based on the framework of Full Recourse Optimization with Expected Constraints where the optimal solution is...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2010

    Sharing A Measure Of Success

    In this webcast, the presenters describe the entrepreneurial process as a series of pivots. One of the presenters explains it's not just a jump, but an evolving growth of stages that leads to an idea that can start a business. From there, the other presenter says that focused execution keeps...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Performance-Based Incentives For Internal Monitors

    This study examines the use of performance-based incentives for internal monitors (general counsel and chief internal auditor) and whether these incentives impair monitors' independence by aligning their interests with the interests of those being monitored. Some evidences found that incentives are greater when monitors' job duties contribute more to the...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Panel Of Young Entrepreneurs

    Six young Stanford grads and entrepreneurs - Steven Garrity, Clara Shih, Kimber Lockhart, Jeff Seibert, Josh Reeves, and Tristan Harris - share their experiences starting companies and raising capital. While being in their 20s may seem to be an obstacle to outsiders, they said they "Flipped" this liability into an...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Optimizing Adaptive Modulation in Wireless Networks Via Multi-Period Network Utility Maximization

    The authors present a cross-layer technique to find and characterize optimal control policies for wireless networks operating at different time scales at the upper layer and physical layer. The technique can also be directly applied to networks carrying traffic with different time dependencies such as data or video. Their approach...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Dynamic Control and Mitigation of Interdependent IT Security Risks

    Security risk management for information technology-based organizations has become increasingly important in recent years. However, the risk assessment and mitigation strategies that these organizations employ have remained relatively ad hoc and qualitative. In this paper, the authors extend a quantitative framework for risk assessment called Risk-Rank to include risk mitigation...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Spatial Separation of Multi-User MIMO Channels

    Since multi-antenna (MIMO) systems are becoming more popular thanks to their inherent potential for capacity improvement, interference from MIMO transceivers is an increasingly serious concern. Spatial multiplexing schemes are particularly vulnerable to multi-user interference. Fortunately, this interference can be mitigated, when the channel matrices show a sufficient spatial separation. In...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Mobility Dependent Feedback Scheme for Point-to-Point MIMO Systems

    A MIMO diversity scheme that utilizes varying amounts of Channel State Information (CSI) for mobile users is presented. CSI at the transmitter is obtained through a time-duplexed feedback channel, and thus by varying the periodicity of feedback intervals, an optimal balance is struck between obtaining accurate CSI and minimizing the...

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  • Podcasts // Feb 2010

    Entrepreneurial Journeys In Healthcare

    It's not just your strengths as a leader, it's your passion, says William Hagstrom, CEO of Crescendo Bioscience, in South San Francisco, CA. He strongly advises future entrepreneurs to think of your business as a worthy crusade. Giving example with his own career, he urges those starting a company to...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    A Comparative Analysis Of Strategies And Strategy-Making In The U.S. And China

    The comparative studies indicate that change toward adoption of the electric car and clean coal within the U.S. and China, as well as transnational change toward developing clean energy and reducing global warming, is likely to be slower than many would wish. While it is frustrating to have to come...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Matching In Networks With Bilateral Contracts

    This paper introduces a model in which firms trade goods via bilateral contracts which specify a buyer, a seller, and the terms of the exchange. This setting subsumes (manyto-many) matching with contracts, as well as supply chain matching. When firms' relationships do not exhibit a supply chain structure, stable allocations...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Kronecker Graphs: An Approach to Modeling Networks

    How can people generate realistic networks? In addition, how can they do so with a mathematically tractable model that allows for rigorous analysis of network properties? Real networks exhibit a long list of surprising properties: Heavy tails for the in- and out-degree distribution, heavy tails for the eigen-values and eigenvectors,...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    Optimal Power Line Communications Control Policies Using Stochastic Optimization

    The authors present a general stochastic optimization framework for periodic systems and apply it to PLC networks with Linear and Time Varying (LPTV) channels. Their method of solution operates online and does not assume prior knowledge about the distribution of channel states, but rather samples the LPTV channel to learn...

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  • White Papers // Feb 2010

    An Exit Rule For Monetary Policy

    A simple exit rule from the extraordinary measures taken by the Federal Reserve in the past two years is proposed. The rule describes the joint path of the interest rate and the level of reserves. The rule has several attractive properties including a predictable return to traditional monetary policy which...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Characterizing And Predicting Which Bugs Get Fixed: An Empirical Study Of Microsoft Windows

    The authors performed an empirical study to characterize factors that affect which bugs get fixed in Windows Vista and Windows 7, focusing on factors related to bug report edits and relationships between people involved in handling the bug. The authors found that bugs reported by people with better reputations were...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Experimental Characterization and Modeling of Outdoor-to-Indoor and Indoor-to-Indoor Distributed Channels

    The authors propose and parameterize an empirical model of the outdoor-to-indoor and indoor-to-indoor distributed (cooperative) radio channel, using experimental data in the 2.4 GHz band. In addition to the well-known physical effects of path loss, shadowing, and fading, they include several new aspects in their model that are specific to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Introduction to Cloud Computing Business & Technology

    Cloud computing, managed services, Software as a Service (SaaS), software on demand, Software+Service, Platform as a Service (PaaS), infrastructure as a service have all been used to describe new ways to build, deliver, and purchase software. Are they just different names for the same thing, or are they similar names...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Risky Business: Analysis From An Engineering Perspective

    Don't set sail without thinking first: this sage advice sums up risk analysis for Elisabeth Pat?-Cornell, department chair of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University. She explains that risk assessment involves the study of scenarios, probabilities, and consequences. A risk analyst uses logic and statistics to makes sense of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Web Graph Similarity for Anomaly Detection

    Web graphs are approximate snapshots of the web, created by search engines. They are essential to monitor the evolution of the web and to compute global properties like PageRank values of web pages. Their continuous monitoring requires a notion of graph similarity to help measure the amount and significance of...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Becoming An Angel Investor

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Constraints Are Your Friends

    David Heinemeier Hansson reminds the audience of a simple fact: you'll never outdo Microsoft or Google; they will always have more resources than start-ups. But an entrepreneur must realize that constraints are your friend. Having some limitations will force you to think differently than your competition.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Out-Teach Your Competition

    A startup, David Heinemeier Hansson argues, will never have the resources to outspend a Google or a Microsoft in promoting itself. Instead, his own company 37signals tries to out-teach. "We're trying to build an audience; we're not just trying to have customers." Through blogs, lectures, seminars and other teachable moments,...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    A Small Business Can Be A Highly Profitable Company

    Asked to clarify the difference between a small business and a scalable business that hopes to earn a billion dollars, David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37signals, says they are the same thing. Scalable for Heinemeier Hansson means there isn't a direct correlation between profit and employee count. Many large companies...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Venture Capital Is A Time Bomb

    David Heinemeier Hansson has a provocative point of view: he believes that Venture Capital is a time bomb and one of the most harmful things for a new business. He explains that a sudden windfall of money provides start-ups with a false sense of security. VC-injected companies often lose the...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Playing It Small Doesn't Mean Not Making Money

    Skewed expectations present a major risk when accepting venture capital. Most venture capitalists expect to make a lot of money, and they expect the company they help to become billion-dollar ventures. David Heinemeier Hansson, partner at 37signals, compares this type of risk to putting all of your money on red...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Great Ideas Derive From Well-Rested Minds

    Being a workaholic is no guarantee of success. David Heinemeier Hansson points out that 37signals' main product, Basecamp, was created on 10 hours a week of development for a total of six months. When you're overworked, you can't think creatively. A great idea comes from a well-rested mind.

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Unlearn Your MBA (Entire Talk)

    David Heineimeier Hansson, the creator of Ruby on Rails and partner at 37signals in Chicago, says that planning is guessing, and for a start-up, the focus must be on today and not on tomorrow. He argues that constraints - fiscal, temporal, or otherwise - drive innovation and effective problem-solving. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Implementing and Evaluating a Model Checker for Transactional Memory Systems

    Transactional Memory (TM) is a promising technique that addresses the difficulty of parallel programming. Since TM takes responsibility for all concurrency control, TM systems are highly vulnerable to subtle correctness errors. Due to the difficulty of fully proving the correctness of TM systems, many of them are used without any...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Explaining Structured Queries in Natural Language

    Many applications offer a form-based environment for naive users for accessing databases without being familiar with the database schema or a structured query language. User interactions are translated to structured queries and executed. However, as a user is unlikely to know the underlying semantic connections among the fields presented in...

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  • Podcasts // Jan 2010

    Evolution Of A CEO

    Dr. John Adler, Jr. and John "Trip" Adler III discuss their entrepreneurial experience and evolution as a business leader: For Dr. Adler, he describes his bumpy course in developing his biotechnology company, Accuray Incorporated; for his son Trip, he emphasizes the persistence and luck in developing Scribd, a social publishing...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    InvisiType: Object-Oriented Security Policies

    Many modern software platforms today, including browsers, middleware server architectures, cell phone operating systems, web application engines, support third-party software extensions. This paper proposes InvisiType, an object-oriented approach that enables platform developers to efficiently enforce fine-grained safety checks on third-party extensions without requiring their cooperation. This allows people to harness...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Distributed Rate Allocation Policies for Multi-Homed Video Streaming Over Heterogeneous Access Networks

    The authors consider the problem of rate allocation among multiple simultaneous video streams sharing multiple heterogeneous access networks. They develop and evaluate an analytical framework for optimal rate allocation based on observed Available Bit Rate (ABR) and Round-Trip Time (RTT) over each access network and video Distortion-Rate (DR) characteristics. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Distributed Wireless Network Utility Maximization

    The authors propose a distributed method of solution for the RRPWNUM problem to optimize the rate-reliability tradeoff in wireless networks with randomly time-varying channels. Distributed implementation of the proposed algorithm is based on the primal-dual decomposition of the problem and uses stochastic gradients to solve both the primal and dual...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Ground Station Virtualization

    This paper discusses the application of the end-to-end principle to ground station systems. It states that lower layers of systems should support the widest possible variety of services and functions. This is applied to ground stations to derive a core set of services that are used across multiple missions while...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    A Modular Correctness Proof of IEEE 802.11i and SSL/TLS

    When networks are required to have mutual authentication between network access point and user devices, the IEEE 802.11i wireless networking protocol is often put to use. This authentication is usually provided before user connectivity and it comprises several parts such as an 802.1X authentication phase, allowing TLS over EAP, the...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Tying Pay To Performance

    During the 2008/2009 era of the government bailout of the banks, Stanford President John Hennessy strongly suggests that executive compensation should be directly tied to measurable performance in any enterprise. He points to current research that found that the best performing companies on Wall Street - even during this stifling...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Products For Life, Customers For Life

    McDonough + Partners lead William McDonough points out that manufacturers can utilize the same resources repeatedly, and build a lifetime buying relationship with their customer in the process. By closing the product cycle - that is, designing goods with their deconstruction and reconstruction in mind - product developers are uniquely...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    High Velocity Media: What's Next In Online Advertising Revenue

    If 30-40 percent of the time engaging in media is spent online, then why are only 6-7 percent of all ad dollars going toward online media? Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn, Michael Moe, Founding Partner at ThinkEquity, and Tim Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, all...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Free Is Alive And Well

    Are VC's fearful of open access and giving away great technologies? Tony Perkins, CEO of AlwaysOn, asks ThinkEquity Founding Partner Michael Moe and Founder and Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Tim Draper if they are fearful of free and open and its possible loss of profits. He cites iPhone...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2009

    Exploring Career Customization

    In pursuit of retaining the best industry talent longer, Deloitte Silicon Valley has adopted a flexible career customization program that allows its workers to match their career plans to their life stage. For example, team members may be willing to travel and work long hours at the dawn of their...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    VC's Seeking Disruptive Markets

    In addition to the usual factors that attract a venture capitalist to a startup - passionate entrepreneurs, unique ideas, and a desire to change the world - Draper, Fisher, Jurvetson's Steve Jurvetson points out that many VC's are also seeking truly disruptive technologies. Startups exist and win, says Jurvetson, with...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Shedding Light On The "Dark" Web

    In an effort to index the 99 percent of the "Dark" web - that is, the vast majority of web pages unreachable by most search tools - Robin Li, CEO of China's Baidu, launched a product called Aladdin. The goal of the open interface is to allow for and encourage...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Take A Chance At The Edge Of Innovation

    Universities and research labs force people to live on the edge of technology, says John Hennessy, President of Stanford University. And this exploration, he points out, helps them to uncover that which is not obvious. Hennessy recalls a case study to prove his point. Thinking back to his first interaction...

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Historical And Global Change Through Clean Technology

    With the long-term health of the planet at risk and the history of alternative energies in the making, Steve Westly, former CFO for the state of California and founder of VC firm The Westly Group, challenges students and entrepreneurs to leave their hand print on the changing shape of the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    The Price Of The Decline Of Innovation

    How did the floodgates of research, development, and innovation slow to a trickle, and how will the nation as a whole suffer as a result? Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, outlines the depletion of the resources behind engineering, technology, and science, and how these areas of study have been denied...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Harnessing The Power Of Early Adopters

    After a very hi-profile startup failure, author Eric Ries and other co-founders launched a second startup product in just six months - with technically hazardous results. Rather than investing the resources necessary to craft quality software, they decided to switch tactics and release a buggy version quickly to determine if...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Diversity In Innovation

    The low-hanging fruit of problem-solving has been plucked, says Judy Estrin, CEO of JLABS, and the remaining modern challenges are so complex, they can only be solved by a group effort. Teams working toward innovation not only require talent, but also a genuine blend of cognitive diversity - members with...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Beyond Socially Responsible Business

    Any "ism" is an extreme and dangerous thing, says William McDonough, McDonough + Partners. And finding that balance between capitalism, socialism, and ecologism is the engineering of good design and sustainable development. Using a mathematical fractal paradigm, in this webcast McDonough puts forth questions that every ecologically- and socially-minded entrepreneur...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2009

    Trump Yourself - Or The Competition Will

    When you're in the technology industry,... if you're not reinventing yourself, you're just slowly dying, says NVIDIA Co-Founder Jensen Huang. In this webcast, Huang talks about market leaders' need to constantly cannibalize their own products, and how new ideas will force companies to abandon their own technology and processes on...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How Costly Is Diversity? Affirmative Action In Light Of Gender Differences In Competitiveness

    Affirmative action is often criticized for causing reverse discrimination and lowering the qualifications of those selected under the policy. However the magnitude of such adverse effects depends on whether the best suited candidate is hired absent the policy. Indeed an attraction of affirmative action is that it can compensate for...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Seizing The Economic Bull

    The economic depression of early 2009 is a great boon for venture capitalists, and an even better time for aspiring entrepreneurs. So says Tim Draper, Founder and a Managing Director of Draper Fisher Jurvetson, who points out that some of the globe's most dominant brands were initiated during depressions and...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Architecture's Effect On Productivity

    How important is the role of cheerful architecture in the business world? It can mean significantly increased profits, says William McDonough, founder of McDonough + Partners. For one Michigan-based chair manufacturer, a new working environment and factory floor flush with daylight, fresh air, and an "Aloha shirt" mentality nearly doubled...

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  • Webcasts // Feb 2009

    Trends On The Horizon

    Michael Moe, a founding partner at ThinkEquity, urges those thinking of venturing into a start-up to consider not just the hot and trendy technologies of today, but those ideas that will permeate culture five or more years into the future. He also suggests considering demographics and how they are evolving....

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Identifying Leaps Of Faith

    Don't avoid taking a leap of faith, says partner at KPCB Randy Komisar, but be certain to correctly define it. What's key in successfully making the jump is that it prioritizes three questions you're forced to answer, providing extreme market and product focus. The result will either flatten your idea...

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  • Webcasts // Apr 2010

    Material Science Start-Ups In The Modern Age

    With just ten people and as little as $50,000, new garage-based enterprises that used to require hefty start-up costs and infrastructure can grow larger and more productive with fewer resources than ever before, says Deloitte Center for the Edge Independent Co-Chairman John Seely Brown. Entrepreneurs in the 21st century need...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Defining The Voice Of A Start-Up

    The best entrepreneurs know how to talk about and sell their company, and the way they define their enterprise can often be a polarizing sport. Essentially, propelling a young company - either to investors or to talent - is a sales job, and one that a company founder must find...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    The Potency Of Early-Career Motivation

    Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Alec Ross recalls founding One Economy, a non-profit digital divide organization that grew from four 20-something's with an idea to a world leader for the cause. In this clip, Ross talks about his inspiration to support Barack...

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  • Webcasts // May 2010

    Original Ideas In Global Diplomacy

    Social networking tools have the potential to be exceedingly effective at solving the world's problems. In this clip, Senior Advisor for Innovation in the Office of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Alec Ross cites two examples of cutting edge technology and creative thinking as an effective way to engage the...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Public Policy Support Of Alternative Energies

    Venture is more policy-influenced than ever before, says Erik Staser, Mohr Davidow Ventures partner. For the first time ever, public policy has a horizon of investment tax credit to help facilitate long-term investment in clean technologies. Says Straser, the Valley is learning to plan its investment strategies within the confines...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Emerging Long Waves Of Research And Industry

    In addition to his focus on clean technologies, Mohr Davidow Ventures VC Erik Straser has his eye on other global trends capable of significant macroeconomic consequences. Biofuels, bioengineering, more quantitative study in medicine, and the exploration of lifestyle diseases, in Straser's analysis, all present the seeds of future entrepreneurial endeavors.

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2008

    Honing In On The High Points Of Clean Tech

    A good VC must be thesis-driven, says Erik Straser, a frequent investor in alternative technologies and partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures. Waiting for new ideas and technologies to come knocking on your door is a slow reactive strategy, and it won't produce leaders in the field. Stay meshed in the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Crawler-Friendly Web Servers

    A web crawler is a program that automatically downloads pages from the Web. A typical crawler starts with a seed set of pages (e.g., yahoo.com and aol.com). It then downloads these pages, extracts hyperlinks and crawls pages pointed to by these new hyperlinks. The crawler repeats this step until there...

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  • Podcasts // May 2009

    Inside The Mind Of A Reluctant Entrepreneur

    Numenta's Jeff Hawkins, a frequent company founder, inventor, and product designer for Palm and Handspring, highlights lessons learned during his tenure in technology. He also confesses that these accomplishments were mere way stations in his 30-year passionate pursuit of neuroscience.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Anyone Can Be An Entrepreneur

    Artists Quincy Jones III and Chamilionaire discuss the myriad ways that online media and technology have leveled the playing field for "e-hustling", or the pursuit of entrepreneurship. Jones equates the Internet to the turntable when it comes to its thumbprint on hip-hop culture, whereas Chamillionaire extols Twitter as a frighteningly...

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2009

    Changing The World through Innovation

    Stanford President John Hennessy kicks off the 2009 Global Innovation Tournament by challenging students to solve the world's major problems through innovation.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    New Opportunities In Search Engine Technology

    When Alta Vista launched, it indexed about 50 percent of the Web. Years later, Google launched at the same capacity. But the opportunity today in search engine technology, says Cuil co-founder Anna Patterson, is that the outlay for the hardware required to search the ever-growing pool of content has become...

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  • Webcasts // Jan 2010

    Great Ideas Derive From Well-Rested Minds

    Being a workaholic is no guarantee of success. David Heinemeier Hansson points out that 37signals' main product, Basecamp, was created on 10 hours a week of development for a total of six months. When you're overworked, you can't think creatively. A great idea comes from a well-rested mind.

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  • Webcasts // May 2009

    Classroom Experiments In Entrepreneurship

    If you had five dollars and two hours, what would you do to make as much money as possible? In this webcast, STVP Executive Director Tina Seelig recalls a classroom exercise in creative thinking and entrepreneurship that posed this quandary to student teams. The results were manifold and varied, often...

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  • Webcasts // Oct 2009

    Responsible Engineering In The Modern Age (Entire Talk)

    Whereas the 20th century belonged to the scientist, the 21st century, says Sun Micosystems' CTO Greg Papadopoulos, is the domain of the engineer. Rather than secretly toiling away on new discoveries, modern engineers are concerned about social responsibility, renewable materials and product lifecycles, collaborative and open source discovery, and furthering...

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  • Webcasts // Sep 2009

    Evangelizing For The Lean Startup (Entire Talk)

    Speaker, author, and entrepreneur Eric Ries shares rapid fire wisdom on building nimble, responsive, and efficient online software-based businesses. He also offers his wisdom on streamlining processes and progressing engineering systems, and puts forth front line insight into why some new ideas succeed where others have failed.

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  • Webcasts // Nov 2008

    Field Observations With Fresh Eyes

    Design firm IDEO's General Manager Tom Kelley shares a case study that demonstrates the value opportunities that can arise when designers, innovators, and entrepreneurs see with fresh eyes. He cites his company's challenge to design a new children's toothbrush. Rather than scaling the product back - going with the industry...

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  • White Papers // Aug 2009

    Stronger Bounds on Braess's Paradox and the Maximum Latency of Selfish Routing

    The authors give several new upper and lower bounds on the worst-case severity of Braess's Paradox and the price of anarchy of selfish routing with respect to the maximum latency objective. In single-commodity networks with unrestricted latency functions, the authors prove that this worst-case price of anarchy is exactly n...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Single-Source Stochastic Routing

    This paper introduces and studies the following model for routing un-certain demands through a network. The authors are given a capacitated multicommodity flow network with a single source and multiple sinks, and demands that have known values but unknown sizes. The authors assume that the sizes of demands are governed...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2008

    Area-Efficiency in CMP Core Design: Co-Optimization of Microarchitecture and Physical Design

    In this paper, the authors examine the area-performance design space of a processing core for a Chip Multiprocessor (CMP), considering both the architectural design space and the tradeoffs of the physical design on which the architecture relies. They first propose a methodology for performing an integrated optimization of both the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2011

    Answering Queries Using Humans, Algorithms and Databases

    For some problems, human assistance is needed in addition to automated (algorithmic) computation. In sharp contrast to existing data management approaches, where human input is either ad-hoc or is never used, the authors describe the design of the first declarative language involving human-computable functions, standard relational operators, as well as...

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