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Under 30, on the Cutting Edge
This crop of fresh faces is poised to shake up the tech world. Here’s their advice to wannabe entrepreneurs
by Sarah Lacy, Olga Kharif and Justin Hibbard

Want to know what’s hot in technology? Follow the money. That’s what we did to find a fresh crop of tech’s best young entrepreneurs. We surveyed dozens of VC firms, from Sequoia Capital in Silicon Valley to Austin Ventures in Texas to Battery Ventures in Boston, to find out who’s generating buzz and getting funded — if not bought.

We then combed through the nominees to find the dozen or so people who in our view are poised to make the biggest impact on technology, be it through innovative ideas, successful business plans, outstanding products, or all of the above.

You may be familiar with some finalists. We felt we couldn’t overlook Skype’s Janus Friis, who last year sold his brainchild to eBay for a handsome $2.6 billion. Others may be new to you. Take Guido Lanza, who founded Pharmix to reshape the way drugs are developed, or Mark Spencer, whose startup Digium uses open-source software to build low-cost, multifunction phone systems. All, we hope you’ll agree, have the potential to shake up tech. Their profiles — and advice for would-be entrepreneurs — follow.

Jeremy Stoppelman, Russel Simmons
Ages: 28 and 27, respectively
Company: Yelp
Funding: $6 million from Bessemer Venture Partners and PayPal co-founder Max Levchin

Stoppelman and Simmons rode out the worst of the dot-com bust during a stint at PayPal from 2000 to 2003, forging ties with colleagues that have since paid off. In the summer of 2004, they worked on an incubator project with Levchin, who gathered PayPal alumni to develop ideas for startups. They hatched the concept for Yelp, a Web site that lets users write and share reviews of local businesses. Levchin provided seed capital and Stoppelman dropped out of Harvard Business School to start the company.

Advice: Raise more money than you think you’ll need early in your company’s life, Stoppelman says. It will get you through unforeseen rough patches in the early research and development phase. Says Simmons: Be extremely careful with every hire and remember that the personalities will filter into every aspect of the company.

Guido Lanza
Age: 29
Company: Pharmix
Funding: $13 million from Mohr, Davidow Ventures and Latterell Ventures

Lanza wants to revamp the slow-moving $38 billion drug-development industry. So he built a program that simulates a lab and is aimed at helping drug companies save time and money in testing. Still, Big Pharma was skeptical at first. “No one wanted to hear, ‘Here’s the computer — now throw away your chemist,'” says Lanza, who founded Pharmix and is the company’s chief technology officer. So the company used its own technology to find a new statin, used to lower cholesterol. The drug is in animal trials and Pharmix is talking to several companies about partnerships. “We’re trying to reinvent the entire process by which drugs are discovered,” Lanza says. “This is not a two-year plan.”

Advice: “It’s really a patience game, and you need investors who share a vision. Everything else comes from there. If you have investors looking for a quick turnaround, 99% of your problems are going to come from that.”

 

Seth Sternberg, Sandy Jen, and Elaine Wherry
Ages: 27, 25, and 28, respectively
Company: Meebo
Funding: $3.5 million from angel investors and Sequoia Capital

Meebo re-imagines instant messaging. The dominant IM players — Yahoo!, America Online, and Microsoft — require users to download software. With Meebo, all it takes is an Internet connection, user name, and password. It has been a hit with students, employees who are restricted from downloading software, or folks who just want to chat from a borrowed computer. Founded by Sternberg, Jen, and Wherry, Meebo carries some 20 million messages a day, and more than 400,000 people log on daily — all with little marketing. The trick will be staying ahead of the giants and making money from a yet-unproven ad-sales model.

Advice: “Surround yourself with really, really smart people and don’t be afraid to give them equity, because it’s all about the team,” says Sternberg.
Raza Khan and Vishal Garg
Ages: Both 28
Company: MyRichUncle
Funding: $29 million from Battery Ventures

Many recent college grads recall well the struggle of paying for school. Few take on the $15 billion private student loan industry in response. New York University alumni Khan and Garg had many hardworking friends who had trouble getting loans because of their parents’ income level. So they founded MyRichUncle, which considers not only income but also a host of factors traditional lenders ignore, such as major, grades, and career aims. The company also tries to match loan type to career goals, advising future teachers, for example, to avoid too much debt. In half a year, MyRichUncle has lent $22 million to 1,600 students, thanks to a $400 million credit facility by banks including Merrill Lynch.

Advice: “It’s not about how much you can make,” Khan says. “You have to be focused on building something greater than yourself.”

 

Bill Trenchard
Age: 31 (was 30 when chosen)
Company: LiveOps
Funding: $22 million from Menlo Ventures and CMEA Ventures

LiveOps combines smart business with social conscience. Trenchard’s third company, LiveOps connects companies in need of outside call centers with employees able to handle those calls. But rather than farming the work overseas, LiveOps sends it to a U.S. workforce made up of some 6,000 stay-at-home parents and other part-time workers who need or want to work from home. LiveOps itself employs over 160 people and has been profitable since 2000. Customers include Ronco Inc. and Family Link, set up by the Bush Administration in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. If LiveOps takes even a modest bite of the $350 billion contact-center market, investors will no doubt be pleased.

Advice: “Just jump into the deep end of the pool,” says Trenchard. “Smart, motivated people will pick things up quickly and you’ll get further faster than taking the safe route through Corporate America.”
Mark Spencer
Age: 28
Company: Digium
Funding: Self-funded

Digium created and supports Asterisk, one of the hottest open-source projects on the Web. Asterisk provides more calling features than traditional phone systems, but at a fraction of the cost, Digium says. The system has been downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and attracted the attention of such giants as Intel, which signed a development deal with Digium in 2005. Unlike entrepreneurs looking for a quick buck, Digium founder and CEO Spencer has stayed focused on his product and community of open-source contributors, resisting outside capital for now. Meantime, Digium is growing like a weed. Because Asterisk is available free over the Web, users get in touch only when they want or need support, letting Spencer focus on the product and partnerships.

Advice: “Speak to as many successful people as you can,” Spencer says. “You’ll get lots of advice, much of it contradictory, but your job as the entrepreneur is to figure out how it all applies to you and your business.”

 

Janus Friis
Age: 29
Company: Skype
Funding: Before it was bought by online auction house eBay in October for $2.6 billion, Skype raised more than $20 million from investors, including Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Friis got his start answering phones on a help desk at Cybercity, one of Denmark’s first Internet service providers. He met Niklas Zennstrom while at operator Tele2 and the duo went on to launch a batch of notable Net companies, from get2net, another Danish ISP, to the music and video-sharing service KaZaA, now the world’s most downloaded Internet software. Skype, a provider of low-cost PC-to-PC calling, remains his most successful venture to date and it’s probably not his last, says Web-calling entrepreneur Jeff Pulver. “As long as there’s a market to be disrupted, he’ll be there,” Pulver says.

Advice: Skype declined to make Friis available
Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith
Ages: Both 26
Company: Tagged
Funding: $7 million from investors led by Mayfield Fund

Pals since seventh grade, when they met in a science class, Tseng and Schleier-Smith went to the same high school and both majored in physics and mathematics at Harvard University (Tseng threw in chemistry for good measure). The pair used revenue from a company they founded in college (crushlink, for connecting shy singles) to start an incubator that spawned Tagged. The social networking site limits membership to people between 13 and 19 — an attempt to lock in the teen market while easing parents’ concerns over online safety. Officially launched in 2004, Tagged has a registered user base of 2 million. Still, it’s a long way from nudging aside MySpace and its tens of millions.

Advice: Choose something you love and “be O.K. with uncertainty,” Tseng says. Adds Schleier-Smith: Find good mentors. When you’re starting out, “you have a lot more to learn from other people than they have to learn from you.”
Greg Tseng and Johann Schleier-Smith
Ages: Both 26
Company: Tagged
Funding: $7 million from investors led by Mayfield Fund

Pals since seventh grade, when they met in a science class, Tseng and Schleier-Smith went to the same high school and both majored in physics and mathematics at Harvard University (Tseng threw in chemistry for good measure). The pair used revenue from a company they founded in college (crushlink, for connecting shy singles) to start an incubator that spawned Tagged. The social networking site limits membership to people between 13 and 19 — an attempt to lock in the teen market while easing parents’ concerns over online safety. Officially launched in 2004, Tagged has a registered user base of 2 million. Still, it’s a long way from nudging aside MySpace and its tens of millions.

Advice: Choose something you love and “be O.K. with uncertainty,” Tseng says. Adds Schleier-Smith: Find good mentors. When you’re starting out, “you have a lot more to learn from other people than they have to learn from you.”
Alexei Erchak
Age: 30
Company: Luminus Devices
Funding: $28 million in three rounds from Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Stata Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Argonaut Holdings, Eastward Capital

Unlike many of his peers, Erchak entered Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s graduate program knowing he wanted to do something entrepreneurial — not just pure research. He scoured the school for a research project with promising commercial potential and found professor John Joannopoulos’ work on so-called photonic crystal lattices, which could potentially produce very bright, low-energy light sources. Erchak became the youngest member of an MIT research team that developed and patented an extremely bright light-emitting diode based on photonic crystal lattice technology. Erchak and his co-founders used the MIT network to contact MIT alums and Analog Devices Inc. founder Ray Stata, whose venture fund provided seed capital for Luminus Devices.

Advice: “Don’t look at what the industry is doing,” Erchak says. “Look at what they’re not doing and focus on that. That’s where the real disruptive technology comes from.”

 

Angus Davis
Age: 27
Company: Tellme
Funding: More than $250 million from investors, including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and former Netscape President and CEO Jim Barksdale

Davis was put on suspension at Phillips Academy Andover for hacking into the prep school’s phone system. A decade later he’s still tinkering with phones — but making big bucks at it. After a stint at Netscape, Davis co-founded Tellme, a maker of software that improves the way users get information over the phone. Founded in 1999, Tellme is profitable, generates more than $100 million in annual sales, and could well become one of the year’s hottest initial public offerings.

Advice: “If you are going after a new market, know nothing or everything there is to know about that market,” Davis says. “If you know only something, you might be afraid” to get started, he says.

 

日本100部最佳电影

日本本国评选的100部最佳电影

1、《七侠四义》(黑泽明,54)
2、《浮雪》(成濑已喜男,55)
3、《饥饿海峡》(内田吐萝,64)
3、《东京物语》(小津安二郎,53)
5、《幕末太阳传》(川岛雄三,57)
5、《罗生门》(黑泽明,50)
7、《赤色杀意》(今村昌平,64)
8、《无仁义的战争》系列(深作欣二,73-74)
8、《二十四之瞳》(木下惠介,54)
10、《雨月物语》(沟口健二,53)
11、《留芳颂》(黑泽明,52)
11、《西鹤一代女》(沟口健二,53)
13、《真空地带》(山本萨夫,52)
13、《切腹》(小林正树,62)
13、《盗日者》(长谷川和彦,79)
13、《龙猫》(宫崎峻,88)
13、《泥河》(小栗康平,81)
18、《人情纸风船》(山中贞雄,37)
19、《手车夫之恋》(稻垣浩,43)
19、《用心棒》(黑泽明,61)
21、《情义两心知》(深作欣二,82)
《少年》(大岛渚,69)
《月向那方圆》(崔洋一,93)
《麦秋》(小津安二郎,51)
《我要复仇》(今林昌平,79)
26、《家族游戏》(森田芳光,83)
《曲终魂断》(野村芳太郎,74)
《青春残酷物语》(大岛渚,60)
《人间之条件全6集》(小林正树,59-61)
《来日再相逢》(今井正,50)
31、《湿濡的情欲》(神代辰已,72)
《有熔炉的村子》(浦山桐郎,62)
《喧哗哀歌》(铃木清顺,66)
《幸福黄手绢》(山田洋次,77)
《谈谈情,跳跳舞》(周防正行,96)
《日本昆虫记》(今村昌平,63)
《夫妇善哉》(丰田四郎,55)
38、《求爱之人》(平山秀幸,98)
《红发女》(神代辰已,79) 《远雷》(根岸吉太郎,80)
《仁义之墓场》(深作欣二,75)
《小奏鸣曲》(北野武,93)
《天国与地狱》(黑泽明,63)
《日本最长的一日》(冈本喜八,67)
《日本的夜与雾》(大岛渚,60)
《野良犬》(黑泽明,49)
《神军》(原一男,87)
《龙二》(川岛透,83)
49、《安城家的舞会》(吉川公三郎,47)
《弟弟》(市川?嫞?0)
《武士勤王记》(黑泽明,58)
《十三人之刺客》(工藤荣一,63)
《近松物语》(沟口健二,54)
《幽灵公主》(宫崎峻,97)
55、《青色山脉》(今井正,,49)
《诸神的欲望》(今村昌平,68)
《坏孩子的天空》(北野武,96)
《樱圆》(中原俊,90)
《青春杀人者》(长谷川和彦,76)
《台风俱乐部》(相米慎二,85)
《丹下佐膳馀话》(山中贞雄,35)
《赤色教室》(曾根中生,79)
《楢山节考》(木下惠介,58)
《野菊之墓》(木下惠介,55)
《宫本武藏全五部》(内田吐萝,61-65)
《龙马暗杀》(黑木和雄,74)
67、《赤线地带》(谷口千吉,53)
《赤胡子》(黑泽明,65)
《车战》(降旗康男,81)
《恋人们之欲望》(神代辰已,73)
《三垒手》(东阳一,78)
《细雪》(市川?嫞?3)
《三里塚边田部落》(小川绅介,73)
《青春之蹉跎》(神代辰已,74)
《日本的悲剧》(木下惠介,53)
《像那样的东西》(森田芳光,81)
《裸之岛》(新藤兼人,60)
《出张》(野村芳太郎,57)
《乱云》(成濑已喜男,67) 《约会》(齐藤耕一,72)
《野兽之死》(村川透,80)
82、《感官世界》(大岛渚,76)
《赤提灯》(藤田敏八,74)
《赤西蛎太》(伊丹万作,36)
《球谣魔影》(市川?嫞?7)
《稻妻》(成濑已喜男,52)
《鸳鸯歌合战》(牧野雅弘,39)
《葬礼》(伊丹十三,84)
《影武者》(黑泽明,80)
《火宅之人》(深作欣二,86)
《卡门还乡》(木下惠介,51)
《听吧,禾田序之声》(关川秀雄,50)
《X圣治》(黑泽清,98)
《沓挂时次郎,游侠一匹》(加藤泰,66)
《蜘蛛巢城》(黑泽明,75)
《暴的果实》(中平康,56)
《午后的遗言》(新藤兼人,95)
《秋刀鱼之味》(小津安二郎,,62)
《次郎长三国志》(牧野雅弘,52-54)
《新宿小偷日记》(大岛渚,83)
《砂丘之女》(勅使河原宏,64)
《美好的星期天》(黑泽明,47)
《战场上的快乐圣诞》(大岛渚,83)
《W的悲剧》(泽井信一郎,84)
《忠治旅日记全三部》(伊藤大辅,27)
《流浪者之歌》(铃木清顺,80)
《穿心剑》(黑泽明,62)
《东海道四谷怪谈》(中川信夫,59)
《不要出口狂言》(阪本顺治,89)
《肉弹》(冈本喜八,68)
《日本春歌考》(大岛渚,67)
《人间蒸发》(今村昌平,67)
《八月湿润的砂》(藤田敏八,71)
《笛吹川》(木下惠介,60)
《豚与军舰》(今村昌平,60)
《正午的黑暗》(今井正,56)
《饭》(成濑已喜男,51)
《酩酊天使》(黑泽明,48)
《被遗弃的女人》(浦山桐郎,69 )

如何记忆日语单词?

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学习日语的人常感记词困难。日语词确实难记,因为难寻规律。学习印欧语系诸语,可用词素分析法将词分解为词干和词缀,加以整理,即便利于记住。日语词不是这样由词干和词缀构成的,词素分析法用不上。日语词的来源不一,构成方式复杂。有和语词,有汉语词,有混合词,有派生词;此就其来源而论。在读音方面,有音读,有训读,有音训混读;同为音读,尚可分为汉音,吴音、唐音等等。因而日语词的状况复杂,难读难记。学习者以记词为苦,是有基因的。

要彻底解决记日语这一难题,唯一有效的办法就是掌握日语词的音读。音读和训读有其规律,抓住纲目,分清条理,是记词的关键。只要抓住音和训,记词即非难事。但因音读和训读状况极其复杂,不加深究,则无法弄清其实际,所以学习者感到无从下手。同一汉字,在这个词里音读,在那个词里训读;况且音读和训读都有数种读法,更使人无从掌握。

为了顺利地记住日语词,首先必须弄清什么是音读和训读。自从汉语和日语发生关系以来,就在日语中引起了这个问题;这是个十分古老的问题。在汉字进入日本以前,日本没有文字。汉字和汉语进入日本以后,日本人不但汉字注日语音,而且大量吸收汉语词。由此而产生音读、训读、音训混读以及有关诸多问题,日语词的复杂状况即由此而生。因此,弄清音和训是记住日语词的关键。下面简单谈谈什么是音读和训读以及有关问题,由此而探讨解决记词的难题。
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Robot car: streets ahead in cities of the future

The MIT Smart Cities research team's car. Image: Franco Vairani/MIT Department of Architecture

It is not every day that a concept car re-writes the rules of more than 100 years of motoring. In development for four years by a team of architects and engineers led by William Mitchell, former head of the school of architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as part of his Smart Cities research group, a new MIT car is borne of a complete rethink of people’s relationship with their cars in the ever-expanding cities of the future.
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KING KONG

KING KONG 1933 KING KONG 2005

Last night i saw a post of the sijun then i want to see the KING KONG .From the post i know that the KING KONG have made for one time in 1933.then i found it on my shcool’s DVD site.its a black and white film,but from it i know lots of thing about USA.i didnt have no impression about the 1930s world.at that time ,the world had have so high building.then today i down it form the 5q site.i think it will be show u more excited feeling if u see it at the cinema.the film especially the stunt so great.
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TILETOY PRESS MATERIAL

TileToy
just post a toy.this term we have a class about design a toy.i will put my works on it days later.
words here just Copy & pasted from the short text.

TileToy is a modular, electronic game prototype for tangible LED game tiles. TileToy brings the flexibility inherent in digital software to a physical tile that people can touch and interact with. By arranging the electronic tiles, players can engage themselves in various kinds of game play, ranging from fast-paced arcade style games to puzzle an learning games.

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somethings about Design77’s hosting

thanks skynethosting.net ,thanks Jessia Stanfill and Sagara Kelaniya

one day ,i lost my hosting of design77.net ,then i post on the WHT,asked if someone can provided a free host for me .most people just repost for recommand their paid host.some times later ,Jessia add my MSN,then she said that she knew my MSN from the post of WHT,then show me their company’s hosting.I said i just want a free hosting ,i was just a poor student ,cant pay anything for thier hosting.At that time ,i just want get a free hosting ,but to knew a foreigner was a happy thing, at that time ,i have about teen foreigners friend,they were very different form my live side people ,and i learn many things from them.So i get a new Friend of USA the Jessia. the things happened later told me ,this is my great gift.
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