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Kathryn Gould was one of the first women venture capitalists anywhere. After a successful career at Oracle, she joined a VC firm and then later started Foundation Capital. Now retired, she recently gave a commencement speech at the University of Chicago that's filled with advice for graduates -- especially women -- who want to make it in tech.

Plus: Life360 fights back against patent trolls, a U.S. hospital network fights back against Chinese hackers, and Amazon acquires Twitch TV.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_18.mp3
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In this week's episode, we talk with Diego Oppenheimer, chief executive of startup Algorithmia, which is creating an app store for algorithms. We also discuss doctors' dim view of data from your Fitbit and why Google executives have been fleeing to Chinese companies.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_17.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:07pm EST

Product Hunt is like a "Reddit for Products," where people submit products, web sites, and projects they've been working on -- then vote them up and comment on them. This week, we talk with Ryan Hoover, the co-founder of the site, who joined us from a car parked outside Y Combinator, where he was getting ready for the incubator's demo day. Plus: news about Nest hacking, Foursquare's relaunch, and the latest details on the iPhone 6 -- both of them.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_16.mp3
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In this week's episode, we talk with VentureBeat writer Richard Byrne Reilly about why exactly Yahoo acquired mobile analytics company Flurry. We also discuss Baidu's deep-learning research, the new Amazon Fire Phone, and Twitter's second-quarter earnings.

Direct download: What_to_Think_by_VentureBeat__Episode_15.mp3
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