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Chromebooks needed at Patterson Park Charter School // 12 startups to watch this year // Speaker guidelines for Ignite Baltimore 12 [Links]

Mrs. Shaw needs Chromebooks at Patterson Park Charter Sch 327 [Donors Choose]: “Currently, we have 30 computers that must be shared by over 200 students … These Chromebooks would allow our class to become one of the first 1:1 language arts classrooms in Baltimore City.” Avis’ Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated for Short-Changing Shareholders [TechCrunch]: “[A] $500 million […]

Mrs. Shaw needs Chromebooks at Patterson Park Charter Sch 327 [Donors Choose]: “Currently, we have 30 computers that must be shared by over 200 students … These Chromebooks would allow our class to become one of the first 1:1 language arts classrooms in Baltimore City.”

Avis’ Proposed $500M Zipcar Buy Being Investigated for Short-Changing Shareholders [TechCrunch]: “[A] $500 million acquisition price works out to shareholders getting $12.25 in cash for each share, below Zipcar’s 52-week high of $16.25 per share.”

Zipcar: Entrepreneurial Genius, Public-Company Failure [Wall Street Journal]: “And yet as Zipcar is showing, innovation does have its limits. Mainly the limits of capital, scale, and marketing. Zipcar was a prodigious money-loser. Funding growth around the world, it never once turned a profit, losing about $55 million since 2007.”

Twelve Startups to Watch in 2013 [Wall Street Journal]: Pinterest, Dropbox, Square, Evernote and Github are just some of the names on this list.

Speaker Guidelines for Ignite Baltimore 12 on Mar. 28, 2013 [Ignite Baltimore]: “Anything that looks or feels like a proposal designed to market or promote a business, an individual, or a product will almost certainly not be chosen.”

There Are Now More Google Searches for ‘Tumblr’ than ‘Blog’ [Social Times]: “Tumblr’s blogging format favors images rather than text, which are easy to consume. The site now hosts 87.7 million blogs and garners 17.6 billion page views per month.”

The Series A Crunch Survivors’ Guide [Launch.co]: “If headlines, and people’s attention spans for them, allowed for completer arguments, the headline could have been expanded to: ‘There is no Series A crunch for startups with these characteristics…’ “

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