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Do your kids Google Poo?

Eric Greenspan

guess just knowing we were doing the seminar was enough as she went home and checked her son’s Google search history. Verizon rocks!

Is it Time for You to Earn or to Learn?

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This is part of my Startup Advice series. That’s Ok.  They raised $5 million in their B round.  125,000. So let’s go CRAZY!  Not bad.

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Boingo Powers Google Free Wi-Fi Offer

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Google is also working with Advanced Wireless Group and Airport Marketing Income as part of the airport Wi-Fi effort. Lauderdale, Orlando, St.

Google Enters Financial Products Comparisons Market

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Search engine giant Google has made its entree into an area long dominated by Southern California technology startups: financial products and leads generation. According to Google Thursday, it has launched Google Advisor , a new service to help users find mortgage, credit card, CD, or checking and savings account offers and rates.

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Most Common Early Start-up Mistakes

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But these people seldom make retirement money from the stock options on these companies.  I know it happened in the late 90’s and there are some very wealthy minority shareholders from Google’s early days. often talk with entrepreneurs who are kicking around their next idea. Here are some lessons to avoid common traps.

Start-ups are all Naked in the Mirror

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Google announced Google Wave and people are worried about the impact on your business? Believe me they’ll all have Google Alerts out on the competition and will read their announcements with interest.  If you don’t address it they’re minds are shaped by competitor PR. 4. Our phones rang off the hook. SHIT!!!

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!, craze.  wares.  Cisco and others went out to fill out their Web 2.0

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

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Google has from late last year embarked on an in-house cleaning project. Another service facing the axe is Google Talk Chatback.

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Are MBAs Necessary for Start-ups or VC?

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BCG, Bain, LEK – they’re all great), a few years at a start-up or a few years somewhere like Microsoft, Google, Amazon or Apple. 

Social Networking Addiction Bears Fruit

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Google Slashes Recruiters, Engineering Offices

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Search engine giant Google made two dramatic announcements Wednesday afternoon, saying that it will lay off around 100 recruiters at the firm, as it slows its hiring, and will cut three of its remote engineering offices. Google still maintains offices in Santa Monica and Irvine, and has not announced any plans for those locations.

San Diego Gas and Electric Partners With Google PowerMeter

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Google said that its widgets are only available to a limited group of partners, but will roll out more widely later this year with other partners.

Don’t drink your own Kool-Aid (surviving TC50)

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They get paid to say, “Company X is the new FriendFeed&# just 2 days after Google acquires FriendFeed. Yours. million A round.

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.

Sales Kids With Grit – Web 2.0 Paper Routes

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Search Engine Management (SEM) – Search marketing can be performed by anyone with a rudimentary understanding of Google AdWords. What do Warren Buffet, Martin Luther King, John Wayne, Walt Disney, Harry Truman and Wayne Gretzky all have in common? All of these extremely successful individuals were paperboys*. million. Make Money – Get Prizes.

Wave to the Moon (Google Wave Discussion)

Eric Greenspan

Join us for an online discussion about Google Wave, using Google Wave on Weds, Dec 2nd, 8pm PST. What is Google Wave? 2.

Wave to the Moon (Google Wave Discussion)

Eric Greenspan

Join us for an online discussion about Google Wave, using Google Wave on Weds, Dec 2nd, 8pm PST. What is Google Wave? 2.

Google Maps Adds More SoCal Traffic Info

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That information is being used by Google to calculate speed and traffic congestion information, which is displayed on its interactive maps.

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

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It’s basically Google for icons. In 2009 I launched version 2 and asked the talented designers at TurboMilk to do a logo.

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My Actual Google Voice voice-mails using Google Text to Speech conversion…this is hilarious!

Eric Greenspan

These are real Google Voice voice-mails converted to text by Google technology. Tags: Crazy entrepreneur tricks eric david greenspan Google Voice laugh every time I read them, so I had to share… From my brother Randy Greene: “Hey something on the phone for the last 30 minutes and burned up 20% of my battery already.

Deal with Your Elephant in the Room

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Google has announced that they are planning to compete with you. - You’re raising money but the CEO is not in the room (e.g.

Do your kids Google Poo? (part 2)

Eric Greenspan

Ever have a game changing day? After 20+ Poogling seminars in Socal, we were approached by a concerned parent and the Santa Barbara Education Foundation to do a Poogling Seminar (teaching parents about child Internet safety) city-wide. have always believed Poogling was a great thing, but this is truly exciting and validating for our cause.

Founders, Ownership and Prenuptials

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Real world story – a friend of mine used to work at Google.  He started a company with 2 others. This is part of my ongoing series, “ Startup Lessons.&#. Yesterday I wrote a blog post ( here ) in which I urged people to not have too many founders. If you’re not an overnight success or if you do struggle what happens?  .

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. Mobile Internet Apple Facebook ► 2009 (32) ► December (3) Startup Software Developers Startup Software Development – Do Your Homework Be. Its works great. and Ph.D.

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The Best VC Meetings are Debates not Sales

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Having a discussion is a great way to build rapport with the person asking the question.  It’s OK to say things like, “I could see why you might think that Google would go into our market.  It’s a valid concern and we worry about it, too. They seemed to agree with everything I said.&#. Tips in a debate led VC Meeting. 1.

Matching Algorithm

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In fact, you can get a good idea of these various things by just searching on Google for "eHarmony of" startup. Because I was the Acting CTO for eHarmony at it's start, I quite often get introduced to people who have an idea for a startup company that is based on some kind of matching algorithm. That feels powerful.

Google Gets Into Ad Optimization, Takes On Rubicon Project

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In what might be some new competition for Santa Monica-based Rubicon Project , the high profile ad optimization firm headed by Frank Addante, search engine giant Google told its advertisers late Wednesday that it will begin to offer similar capabilities in its AdSense program. Does Rubicon see Google entree into the market as competition?

Google Power

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Tuesday, June 2, 2009 -- Google Power. Drawn from the first section of the course Finding Information Online, the presentation will focus on how Internet Power Users like Dmitry use Google and other tools to pinpoint exactly what they are looking for. SDSIC. See [link] (more

Gizmo5 Acquired By Google

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San Diego-based Gizmo5 , the voice-over-IP service and software started by former MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, has been acquired by Google. Google announced the deal late Thursday afternoon. Tags: gizmo5 google merger acquisition voip Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Mahalo: Our Writers Making Over $20,000 A Year

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According to Calacanis, the firm is now paying $5 - $10 to writers to write articles for the site, and then splitting revenues from Google AdSense with those writers. Tags: mahalo calacanis jason search engine online writers freelance writing google adsense Mahalo now has about 3,000 how to articles on the site. READ MORE>>.

LA Goes Live With Google

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The City of Los Angeles has gone live with Google's cloud software suite, Google Apps, Google said today. Google won the a $7.2M Google said that 34,000 Los Angeles city employees will gain access to Google Apps for email and other collaboration starting today.

FastSpring Trumpets Growth

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Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , a firm which provides e-commerce services and payment processing for online software sellers, claims that the firm had 500% growth in its revenues in 2009. Engel did not disclose actual financials related to the firm. READ MORE>>.

Brickfish Snags Sales Exec From Google

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Botto joined Google through Google's acquisition of Urchin Software, where he was Business Development Manager. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Gil Elbaz, Factual

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Gil is one of the founders of Applied Semantics, the firm acquired by Google for its AdSense technology. What's the story on how you ended up starting Factual from Google? Gil Elbaz: I ended up at Google in 2003, through the acquisition of Applied Semantics, which we started working on in 1998. Is this similar? What's next?

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2009 Coming To A Close, 2010 Just Around The Corner!

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Trending topics are all the rage, Twitter, Google. Without all of you and your support, TechZulu could not be around today. Are you interested?

Applied Semantics' Elbaz Launches Data Mashup Startup

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Applied Semantics is one of Southern California's most stealthy successes, and developed the key AdSense part of Google's advertising engine.

ReachLocal Inks Alliance With Google In UK

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ReachLocal said that it has become an "Authorised Reseller" of Google's AdWords in the UK, through its UK site, ReachLocal UK. READ MORE>>.

Rumor: Gizmo5 Acquired By Google

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A report from TechCrunch claims that San Diego-based Gizmo5 , the voice-over-IP startup founded by Michael Robertson, has been acquired by Google. No confirmation of any deal was provided by either Google or Gizmo5. Tags: acquisition merger google gizmo5 READ MORE>>.

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Google Shuts Radio Advertising Efforts

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Search engine giant Google said Thursday that it is exiting from the radio advertising business, putting an end into the firm's attempt to leverage its online advertising success into other media. Google entered the radio advertising market with the buy of Newport Beach-based dMarc Broadcasting in January of 2006.

A Tale of Two Pitches

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This is part of my ongoing series, “ Pitching a VC.&#. Tale of Two Pitches. ’s strategy and missteps.  This meeting was a 10/10 for me.