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December 31, 2013   |   Vol. 5, Issue 51
What Does 2014 Hold for the Tech Industry?
December 28, 2013 | San Jose Mercujry News
The best year for IPOs in more than a decade is nearly in the books, and 2014 will be even better. Or not, depending on whom you ask. The dueling answers were just part of the fun when we rounded up new year's predictions from a gaggle of Silicon Valley venture capitalists, finance experts and tech executives.
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Five Tech Trends for Investors to Watch in 2014

Nine Big Questions Main Street Will Be Asking in 2014
December 24, 2013 | BusinessWeek
Ask nine small business owners what they’re hoping for in 2014, and the answer will likely be something along the lines of a better economy and stronger sales. Ask them how to achieve that end, and you’ll likely get nine different answers. The list of questions below aren’t the only questions that will shape life on Main Street next year, but they’re among the biggest that people involved with small companies will be keeping on their radar.
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Experts: Expect Another ‘Growth Spurt’ for Austin’s Economy in 2014
December 28, 2013 | Austin American Statesman
The pessimists waiting for the Austin metro area’s economic and business foundation to crumble under the weight of its growth will have to keep waiting — it ain’t gonna happen in 2014. Even in what, by some measures, was a mediocre 2013 for a regional economy that has come to expect soaring job numbers, growth in Central Texas remained the envy of most metropolitan areas around the country. And, local economic experts said, the groundwork laid this past year could push Austin back toward the sharp growth rates it enjoyed coming out of the recession.
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U.S. Chooses Ten States for Domestic Test of Drones
December 30, 2013 | New York Times
New York (with New Jersey and Cape Cod Nevada, Texas, North Dakota, Virginia, and Alaska (with Hawaii and Oregon) among states chosen by the Federal Aviation Administration to develop test sites for drones, a critical next step for the march of the unmanned aircraft into U.S. skies. Drones have been mainly used by the military, but governments, businesses, farmers and others are making plans to join the market. Many universities are starting or expanding drone programs.
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Nevada Delighted with Spot on Drone List

From Lock-up to Start-ups at San Quentin
December 27, 2013 | Los Angeles Times
North of Silicon Valley on a rocky promontory overlooking San Francisco Bay stands California's oldest prison. Inmates here are cut off from the innovation the nearby high-tech industry produces. They are not permitted on the Internet, and most have never touched a smartphone or a tablet. But two technology veterans — Chris Redlitz and Beverly Parenti — are bringing the promise of Silicon Valley to San Quentin State Prison by creating a high-tech incubator here called the Last Mile. Its mission is to teach inmates about technology so they can forge new lives when they are released from prison.
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The Biggest Small-business Stories of 2013

Startups Ratchet Up the Risk With Share Promises

Women-led Startups Show New York’s Tech Scene Not Just a Boys’ Club

The Angel Investor Dilemma

The Purity Of Angel Investing

Start-up Uses Plant Seeds for a Biofuel

Tennessee STEM Students Get 'Eye-opening Experience'

This Year’s Best Reporting on Education

Obama Is Advised to Let Market Forces Decide Fate of MOOCs

High Housing Costs Push Teachers Out of San Francisco

How do Michigan and Wisconsin Compare in the Eyes of VCs?

Forbes Names Nashville a 'Region to Watch' for 2014

Forbes Ranks New Orleans High for Attracting Working Age People

Delaware Innovation Shined in 2013

Climate Change Debate Ready to Heat Up

Is Oklahoma Ready for a Major Earthquake?

New Energy Struggles Its Way to Marketplace

‘Lean’ Manufacturing Bringing Industry Back from Depths

Patent Lawsuit Losers Should Pay More Often, Court Says

Patent Owner Sues Boulder Accusing City of Copying his Creative Idea

Hospice Firms Draining Billions from Medicare

American-Style Start-Ups Take Root in India

Lots of Jobs on the Prairie in Southwestern Minnesota

Study: Majority Don't Understand Fracking

Start-Up Spirit Emerges in Japan

Debunking the Myths of Consumer Crowdfunding

10 Fun Facts About Crowdfunding

The Hidden Kickstarter Industry

To Some, Twitter Stock Is a #Bubble

Tony Hsieh’s Office: : Welcome to the Rain Forest

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