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Month: May 2015

CQP Tarmac "Storm Grey" STORM Copenhagen Exclusive

After revamping itself with a new, more succinct brand name, here Stockholm-based footwear imprint CQP releases a special new iteration of its Tarmac silhouette for Danish super-retailer STORM. Tapping the aesthetic expertise of founder Rasmus Storm, the silhouette was meticulously crafted in Portugal with thick Italian suede throughout the minimally-paneled upper. The interior is built for comfort, lined with tanned Italian leather that molds to the foot for superior fit. Limited to just 40 pairs, this special Tarmac “Storm Grey” is available from CQP’s website now, as well as in-store at STORM Copenhagen. STORM Copenhagen Store Regnegade 1 1110 Copenhagen Denmark Article source:...

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CrunchWeek: Pebble’s Cash Crunch, Stripe Hits $5B, And NSA Reform’s Uncertain Future

Happy holiday Friday, team, and welcome to another episode of CrunchWeek. This time around, we remain camped out in the CrunchBase offices while TCHQ undergoes reconstructive surgery, Our own Kyle Russell, Colleen Taylor, and your modest supplicant sat down in broad red chairs to dig into Pebble’s reported cash woes, Stripe’s shiny new valuation, and just what is going on in the Senate when it comes to NSA reform. All that and Kyle’s hair. What more could you possibly need? Pour a double, kick back, and tell some jokes with us. Article source:...

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TC AppleCast 16: MacBook Redux, iOS 9 And OS X 10.11

This week we cover one noteworthy review of the new MacBook by Marco Arment, as well as iOS 9 and OS X 10.11 details. Apple is supposedly tidying up with both OS updates this year, and also making things more pleasant for older device owners, and that’s very good for Tim Cook’s favorite customer satisfaction metric. We also discuss the new $2,000 iMac, as well as the update for the 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro. And surprisingly, we spend very little time talking about the Apple Watch, for probably the first time since that device became available – or even was first announced. Rumors also suggest iPad could get a dual-screen mode, and we’re fairly split on how we feel about that. One thing’s certain, though: Apple probably has a ton of new stuff to show off at WWDC this year if they’re spilling the beans on Mac hardware refreshes a few weeks before the actual event. Direct download available here, or find us on iTunes and SoundCloud. Article source:...

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Three Reasons Your Term Sheet May Fall Through

Editor’s note: Jonathan Friedman is a partner at LionBird, an early-stage fund investing in digital health, commerce and enterprise software. He blogs at Venture Capital Point of View. So you’ve made it past all the VC grilling and received a term sheet. Congratulations! But don’t celebrate just yet. Term sheets are non-binding, and even though they should signify a VC has conviction in investing in you and is ready to move towards closing, they fall through more often than most founders may expect. Here are the three most common reasons why receiving a term sheet may not result in an investment by a VC and what you can do about it. The Rushed Term Sheet Ideally, before offering term sheets, VCs should already have examined the business side of intended investments from all angles. For example, at LionBird, we review opportunities before moving to term sheet stage, and post-term sheet due diligence is limited to confirming nothing foul has been overlooked. Unfortunately, sometimes fundraising processes are rushed due to multiple investors vying for a deal. As a result, some VCs may push their usual pre-term sheet due diligence to after your term sheet is signed in order to speed things up, and if this is the case, the chances of them backing out post-termsheet are much higher. For example, I’ve seen startups receive term sheets by investors who had only just met them but smelled a competitive deal....

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Air Jordan 1 Retro High GG Black/Hot Lava

Jordan Brand continues to expand the hot lava series with the release of the Air Jordan 1 Retro High GG Black/Hot Lava. This model takes on the Black/Hot Lava/White colorway which dresses the Air Jordan 1 Retro High GG silhouette in a black upper, a white midsole, black laces and bright coral pink accents as seen on the outsole and various Jordan Brand and jumpman logos on the side of the heel collar, heel and tongue patch. You can purchase the Air Jordan 1 Retro High GG Black/Hot Lava via call to order from Sneaker Politics for $95 USD. Article source:...

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