Two good startup articles lead today. First, Paul Graham talks about why it is safe for founders to be nice. It was good to see this because so many people think the founders need to be much tougher. On TechCrunch, we have the math behind SaaS startup valuations. This is a good read for people wondering how to value their startup. For those of you interested in distributed systems, I give you this wonderful tweet:

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