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Incubators and accelerators will fail, and that’s OK // The Baltimore Ravens’ digital universe // Hopkins scores a $108M public health grant [Links]

90% of Incubators and Accelerators Will Fail and That’s Just Fine for America [TechCrunch]:  “By ‘failing,’ I mean they don’t return (or don’t exceed) the money that was put into them. On what basis do I make my claim? Well, the hundreds of incubators are really startups, and the oft-cited rule of thumb is that […]

90% of Incubators and Accelerators Will Fail and That’s Just Fine for America [TechCrunch]:  “By ‘failing,’ I mean they don’t return (or don’t exceed) the money that was put into them. On what basis do I make my claim? Well, the hundreds of incubators are really startups, and the oft-cited rule of thumb is that 9 out of 10 startups fail.”

News Startup Circa Aims to Change the Way Users Consume Mobile News [BetaBeat]: “It employs teams of editors who curate and synthesize news stories into digestible bites, optimized for reading on mobile devices. The point is to write stories that are designed exclusively for mobile.”
Baltimore Weekly 22: Tech Night, GiveCamp, EdTech Meetup and more [gb.tc]: “It’s another fine frenzy of activity in Baltimore’s innovation scene in the days ahead, but the episode opens with the latest about Ignite Baltimore and gb.tc’s own Tech Night celebration on November 1st.”
The Baltimore Ravens’ huge digital universe [Baltimore Sun]: “[T]hey’ve also become a digital marketing and publishing powerhouse in their own right.”
MTA recording bus conversations to eavesdrop on trouble [Baltimore Sun]: “The first 10 buses — marked with signs to alert passengers to the open microphones — began service this week in Baltimore, and officials expect to expand that to 340 buses, about half the fleet, by next summer.”
Johns Hopkins Gets $108M Public Health Grant [Bmore Media]: “The U.S. Agency for International Development awarded the Center [for Communications Programs] the five-year grant for health communication projects in developing countries.”

Companies: Baltimore Ravens / gb.tc / MTA / Bio-Rad Laboratories / Greater Baltimore Technology Council

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