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  1. Tech

    Outbox Startup Wants to End Mail As You Know It

    Everyone hates junk mail, but I find myself hating the regular mail more and more as well. Bills can be paid and viewed online. I can see my bank statement from my phone. Magazines have online editions. Why are we still wasting paper sending physical copies of things? A new startup that just launched in San Fransisco wants to take the burden of physical paper off your hands by digitizing all your snail mail and emailing it to you. Sure, the physical mail still exists, but you won't have to deal with it. You have people for that now.

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  2. Science

    Why Startups Fail [Infographic]

    The folks over at the Startup Genome (who are startups themselves, I think) have created an infographic that guides us through the process we have seen so many times before: The explosive growth and pathetic death of a startup company. While it is a touch technical, it's interesting to compare their theories with companies we're already familiar with. The graphic shows the importance of a slow-burn adoption, which brings Twitter to mind; and the value of keeping code development in-house instead of outsourcning, like Facebook reportedly does. Of course, how much wisdom you think this graphic has is up to you.

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  3. Weird

    “Run-Of-The-Mill Startup Seeks Mediocre Designer”

    This job posting tells it to us straight. Read on past the break for a text transcript of the posting.

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