DDoS, IoT and ‘Password’ as your Password

The DDoS IoT led password zombie attack last week hit a nerve. Internet-connected toys, cameras, DVRs and other devices with neglected passwords were hacked. Collectively, millions of our devices were deployed to break the internet by pounding DYN, a company that hosts domain name servers. We all have a lot of accounts and a lot of passwords. If the security of the internet is in the hands of people who have ‘Admin’ as their password, we now feel a lot…

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Cubs Goat Recipe. It works!

Lots of talk around Wrigley about curses. First, the Cubs haven’t won the Series since 1908. Then, in their most recent 1945 World Series appearance, the Billy Goat Tavern owner cursed them to never win again.  The last time they were this close to being in the Series, there was the Bartman Incident in the 8th Inning of the 2003 NLCS, with the fan sitting in Seat 113. And now, after 71 years of World Series appearance droughts and 13…

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Snapchat, College Recruiting and $25B Question

Ever wonder why students apply to one college over the other? Ever wonder why some companies are valued at billions of dollars? Social media companies that catch fire have traditionally been started by making themselves irresistible and essential parts of college-aged users’ lives. But can a photo that only appears for 24 hours and features a group of strangers wearing pirate hats sway a student to choose a college? Is there a correlation here? Let’s look at that little Facebook…

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Funding, FUND Conference and Midwestern Math

Did you go to the recent FUND conference? They did a great job of opening up the conference to 1871 entrepreneurs with comped tickets. Our product lead, Jimmie Bjorling, took advantage of the offer. The least we could do to thank them was to report back. Did you go? Comment below. If not, here’s the scoop. The FUND Conference is a leadership conference meant to bring early stage investors together with growing companies. Three days, 40 speakers, and 100+ pitch-crazy companies…

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SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES

SWEDISH BLOOD for CONTENT CARNIVORES Jimmie Björling started as an intern of ours at Content Carnivores and within that time we brought him onboard full-time as employee #5. It’s no surprise that Jimmie jumped into the startup scene and excelled. His interest in the entrepreneur world began at an early age. Jimmie, being a professional golfer on the Scandinavian Tour and trying to reach the European Tour, started his own company when he was 14 years old developing golf training…

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