Learn what it takes to be a Silicon Valley success story [Deals]

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Learn what it takes to make in Silicon valley, from more than a dozen people who have actually done it.
Learn what it takes to make in Silicon valley, from more than a dozen people who have actually done it.
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We’ve all heard the legendary stories of Silicon Valley success. But chances are, you haven’t heard from the people behind those stories. So this bundle of video lessons offers unique insight into the minds and experience of the Valley’s top players.

Get a grip on your business with a polished plan [Deals]

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Easily create polished, adaptable business plans with focus on team sharing.
Easily create polished, adaptable business plans with focus on team sharing.
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No matter how clear your business vision is, communicating it to others can be a challenge. When it comes to dealing with doubters and haters, that’s no big deal. But when it comes to getting funding, or building partnerships, having a clear business plan is key.

Get a massive bundle of tools featuring Bizplan and lessons for startups [Deals]

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Get the tools and knowledge you need to launch a successful startup.
Get the tools and knowledge you need to launch a successful startup.
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We’re still in the midst of a startup boom. The model of small, scrappy business-building has resulted in a body of knowledge about how to succeed. It’s also led to a bevy of tools that can help anyone, whatever they’re building. So we’ve gathered some of the best of them into a bundle of biz-boosting software.

Woz’s job goes up in smoke after startup burns through $100 million

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Woz was employed as the company's chief scientist.
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Primary Data, an enterprise storage startup which employed Steve Wozniak as its chief scientist, appears to have shut down. At time of writing, the company’s Twitter and Facebook appear to be down, although its webpage is still working. Its operating status is described as “closed.”

Apple dives deeper into AI with latest acquisition

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Regaind could give iOS Photos an AI boost.
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Apple has quietly made another acquisition of a little-known startup that could bring some big benefits to iPhone and iPad users in the future.

A small France startup called Regaind was reportedly acquired by Apple. The company specializes in using machine learning to recognize what’s in a photo, which could boost some features Apple already created in its photos app.

Apple adds another AI startup to its machine learning team

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Apple just bought another AI startup.
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Apple has bought another machine learning startup as part of its effort to boost its AI prowesses for features like intelligent search and Siri.

The company that was acquired this time is India/US-based Tuplejump. The startup’s old website has already been taken down, but it appears that it specialized in big-data technologies for businesses.

Want to launch a startup? You gotta start somewhere. [Deals]

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Startup School

We’ve all heard the stories of angels and unicorns coming out of Silicon Valley, the startups whose clever idea explodes into the next big thing. Startups are a major part of the business landscape, but even its most towering figures started from square one, and right now you can give yourself a map to move a number of squares further than that with this massively Startup School 2016 Bundle. It’s more than 60 hours of technology and business instruction that’ll teach you the ropes of startups, no dorm room required, and right now you can get it for just $49, a full 97% off the normal price.