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How startups close their first big sales
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How startups close their first big sales

Joe Procopio is a multi-exit, multi-failure entrepreneur. Joe is currently building Spiffy, and previously sold Automated Insights, sold ExitEvent and built Intrepid Media. More posts by this contributor No matter what your startup sells or who you’re selling it to, companies that survive — and grow — need big customers and lots of them. But…

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First Public Impeachment Hearing Flops, Drawing 13 Million Viewers
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First Public Impeachment Hearing Flops, Drawing 13 Million Viewers

Wednesday’s highly anticipated public impeachment hearing amounted to a ratings flop, with only 13 million viewers tuning in, according to reports. The hearing, which featured Bill Taylor, acting U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a senior State Department official, was teased as a “bombshell, given House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff’s (D-CA) allocating Democrats more time…

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Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short
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Democrat Dud: First Public Impeachment Hearing Falls Short

House Democrats’ first impeachment inquiry public hearing on Wednesday was widely panned as the two career diplomats who testified failed to offer clear allegations of wrongdoing against President Donald Trump, and Democrats running the show found themselves on defense in response to the Republicans in the minority who were aggressive and effective in pushing their…

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UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab
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UCLA now has the first zero-emission, all-electric mobile surgical instrument lab

Electrification in the automotive industry isn’t just about consumer cars: There are plenty of commercial and specialist vehicles that are prime candidates for EVs, including in the healthcare industry. Take the new UCLA mobile surgical lab developed by Winnebago, for instance — it’s a zero-emission, all-electric vehicle that will move back and forth between two…

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Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music
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Facebook’s first experimental apps from its ‘NPE Team’ division focus on students, chat & music

This July, Facebook announced a new division called NPE Team which would build experimental consumer-facing apps, allowing the company to try out new ideas and features to see how people would react. It soon thereafter tapped former Vine GM Jason Toff to join the team as a product manager. The first apps to emerge from…

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The first hires are the hardest
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The first hires are the hardest

What makes someone take the risk of working at an early-stage startup? Tim Hsia & Neil Devani Contributor More posts by this contributor Welcome to this edition of The Operators, a recurring Extra Crunch column, podcast and YouTube show that brings you insights and information from inside of tech companies. Our guests are execs with operational…

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