Saturday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

Chinese Internet Giant Tencent Goes From Snapchat “Role Model” To Potential Investor: Snapchat is looking to raise up to $200 million at a valuation of $3 to $4 billion and one of the potential investors that founder Evan Spiegel has talked to the most is Chinese Internet giant Tencent Holdings, reports WSJ. – by Catherine Shu –

Y Combinator Startups Now Have A Combined Valuation Of $13.7 Billion, Up $2 Billion Since June: In a conversation at the GMIC mobile conference this week, Y Combinator co-founder Paul Graham gave the most recent stats on the seed stage incubator. Of the 511 companies that had passed through YC prior to its most recent Summer 2013 class, 306 had valuations tied to them. – by Ryan Lawler –

Perfect Debuts At TechStars Seattle With A Video Life Blogging Service Built For Google Glass: Perfect presented a video life blogging service for Google Glass today at TechStars Seattle Demo Day, making it the first company launching a service for the wearable computing platform to be part of the well-known startup program. – by Alex Williams –

Big Data and the Soles of Your Shoes: There has been significant ink killed in the name of Big Data over the last few years. Much of that slaughter is justified; Big Data represents a massive generational shift in the way we think about data and its impact on every aspect of our personal and professional lives. – by Matt Quinn, CTO, TIBCO – Tags: enterprise, voices, big data, fedex, manufacturing, matt quinn, nike, shipping, tibco, ups –

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