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Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

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In twenty years, Fiber will be one of Google’s most valuable assets. Google’s vision is the most ambitious of its peers. Value Chain.

Google Hell

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just saw a Forbes article talking about Google Hell - getting placed in the secondary index. It doesn't prevent Google Hell, but it certainly reduces the chances I've worked with several businesses that were essentially based on driving traffic via search engine optimization (SEO).

Google Maps Mobile

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing.

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Challenge of Predicting Winners

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Challenge of Predicting Winners I just read a bit on the payout to YouTube from the Google Acquisition ( Internet News , CNN ). The poor guy. What a bad $200M decision. Why did YouTube win? Why did MySpace win? Certainly MySpaces tie-in with music was a genius move.

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OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms

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We finally are starting to hear what Google's anticipated alternative to Facebook as a platform. With Google's entry, there's a nice alternative to Facebook and the key word is "open." Google appears to be headed down the direction that will allow applications to take advantage of that knowledge across applications.

Interesting Model for University President

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Sunday, February 25, 2007 Interesting Model for University President Saw a post by Paul Kedrosky pointing us to Graeme Thickins on How Stanford Does It. Its interesting to think about how universities might want to have their staff better aligned with moving ideas from the lab to start-ups. and Ph.D.

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Events and Networking in Los Angeles

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, February 23, 2007 Events and Networking in Los Angeles One of the issues I discussed in Innovation and Geography was that the geography and traffic in Los Angeles generally makes it more difficult for networking. First - let me say what I consider to be a good audience - interesting people.

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Innovation and Geography

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 20, 2007 Innovation and Geography I ran across a post in Read/Write Web - Does Location Matter in Web Innovation? that talked about a recent NY Times article When It Comes to Innovation, Geography Is Destiny. eHarmongy) as an acting CTO. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO.

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About this Blog

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 About this Blog Ive been thinking about doing a blog with my thoughts on technology and whats happening in the Los Angeles area technology scene for a while, but it was Ben Kuos recent start of a blog that inspired me to actually go ahead and do it. Thanks Ben. and Ph.D.

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A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 A Different Kind of Incubator - The Hive I recently met with The Hive a new incubator in Orange County. This company was started by Victoria Duff (who many of us know from back in the late 90s), Phillis Lane (who I have known for quite a few years) and Jon Bukosky. and Ph.D.

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Where LinkedIn Works for Me

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Where LinkedIn Works for Me Ive been a long time user of LinkedIn , but only recently have started getting the benefits I always expected. Im sure that many of you have read Guys article Ten Ways to Use LinkedIn. He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. and Ph.D.

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Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles?

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Saturday, February 17, 2007 Finding Good Developers in Los Angeles? Im part of a CTO group that meets once a month to discuss various topics. About 18 months ago, the entire group began to mention that they were having more difficulty finding good developers. and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

YouTube Introduces its Own App for iPhone and iPod touch | Google Adds Editing to the iOS Drive App

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It also allows you to share on Google+, Facebook or text message in the app, as well as to Twitter and email. Now Available on the App Store.

Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort

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Search engine giant Google said over the weekend that the firm has been developing technology for self driving cars, driving automated cars across California, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica. Tags: google automotive auto robotic robots grand challenge darpa

Survey Says: Google Analytics

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Google Analytics was, of course, the most used product (69%) because it's hard to compete with "free." Google's 69% is similar to other research I've conducted on professionally managed Web sites. So, it appears that Google Analytics has captured about two-thirds of the Web analytics market.

Survey Says: Google Analytics

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Google Analytics was, of course, the most used product (69%) because it's hard to compete with "free." Google's 69% is similar to other research I've conducted on professionally managed Web sites. So, it appears that Google Analytics has captured about two-thirds of the Web analytics market.

The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Why AltaVista Failed To Become as Successful as Google. How Quigo Went Head-to-Head With Google. Love it. Thank you, John. were doing.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

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By Frank Addante Since Googles announcement of their decision to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 Google made it simple. Part II: Solving a.

Segmenting Your Market with Web Analytics

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And, the use of Web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, is making segmentation more specific and more valuable. Market segmentation is a key technique in targeting marketing messages - and maximizing ROI. Take a look at Segmenting Your Market with Web Analytics

Segmenting Your Market with Web Analytics

Cliff Allen on Marketing

And, the use of Web analytics tools, such as Google Analytics, is making segmentation more specific and more valuable. Market segmentation is a key technique in targeting marketing messages - and maximizing ROI. Take a look at Segmenting Your Market with Web Analytics.

Google For Icons | IconFinder Providing The Best for Developers and Designers

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It’s basically Google for icons. Can you briefly describe IconFinder.com? What were you doing before IconFinder?

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Ads Producing An ROI Are Bought, Not Sold

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For example, it has become possible to connect Google AdWords placements to shopping cart sales results -- with the ROI for each ad tabulated in Google Analytics (or another Web analytics system). Fortunately, advertisers are moving to online advertising, which is a direct marketer's dream.

Web Analytics and Customer Behavior

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In working with two new clients I found that the most of their key indicators in Google Analytics were fine, but revenue was below their potential. One of the challenges of using Web analytics techniques to improve a site's performance is that Web analytics can only measure what's there - not what's missing.

Interview with Dave Newmark, Bid4Spots On Google, Radio, and more

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Yesterday, Google announced that it was shutting down its Google Audio efforts--the search engine giant's efforts to try to sell radio advertising.

Coull Entrepreneurs Get More Customers

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Others shun translucent run-of-site Google ads, because they are distracting and monetize at extremely low rates. Skimlinks For The Video Age.

YouMail Gets New Competition: Google

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Irvine-based startup YouMail has just gotten a new competitor: search engine giant Google, which launched a significantly comparable service to YouMail's voice mail services. Tags: google voice youmail telephone mail voicemail telecom All of those features are key features of YouMail's service. READ MORE>>.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google. ” 3.

What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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You’ll see here that in 2007 people were willing to pay 7.7x What is the True Sentiment of VCs? There is reason for despondency. Appendix.

Amazon's New AutoRip Converts CDs To MP3, Echoes AnywhereCD

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The service is suprisingly close to AnywhereCD , the now defunct San Diego startup started by MP3.com pioneer Michael Robertson, which had offered pretty much the identical functionality back in 2007. READ MORE>>. amazon autorip anywherecd mp3tunes music storage ecommerce content hollywood

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper

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Since the iPhone in 2007, we are seeing that mobile is taking over, and what we were doing was not as relevant. It certainly has challenges.

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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

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We all have one-click purchase power (Apple, Google, Amazon, eBay). 2007 was the watershed year. On the surface the narratives have been.

How ConsumerTrack Has Created A Growing, Profitable--and Mostly Unknown Business

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It''s all about staying on top of things, such as mobile trends, changes to Google algorithms, that''s something we do on a day-to-day basis.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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John Mudge: We launched IBN Sports in January of 2007, focused on creating an interactive, broadcast network for sports. What is IBN Sports?

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks

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Stick with it the same way you “didn’t get” Twitter in 2007 when you signed up but by 2009 you were using it effortlessly.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

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our marketplace, you go to Fine Art America, join, and you get an online profile, much like a Facebook or Google Plus. customers? online.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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Factual was created in 2007 by Gil Elbaz, the founder of Applied Semantics.  In case you don’t know Applied Semantics it’s Google AdSense.

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As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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It is true that every few years a fund exits that delivers smashing results because it has Facebook, Google or Twitter in it. Google.

Startup CTO or Developer

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In December 2007, I described how I commonly take on an Acting CTO Role in a Start-up. Gap closed, right? Probably not. What options do we have?

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MP3Tunes Files For Bankruptcy

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EMI sued MP3tunes in 2007, accusing the firm of violating its copyright. Despite that, MP3tunes did pave the way for similar online music locker services like Amazon.com and Google's own. According to Robertson, in an interview with CNET, the bankruptcy filing came due to overwhelming legal costs to fight a battle with EMI.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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We started the company in the fall of 2006, launched in 2007, and have been offering our services to all kinds of mission critical websites since then.