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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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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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Save Your Spin for Someone Who Cares

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Handling PR with VCs. This is part of my series on How to Raise VC but could equally be filed under Startup Advice more generally. PR is subtle. 

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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.

Good Judgment Comes with Experience, But Experience Comes from Bad Judgment

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We eventually got a successful exit but I can’t say it was a Google like exit!  I believe that it helped me succeed in my second company.

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.

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. 

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.

Do your kids Google Poo?

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

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 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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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.

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.

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.

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)

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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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>>.

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.

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?  .

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?

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>>.

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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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. 

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.

Goodbye dMarc: Google Sells Radio Automation Assets

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Google's foray into the radio automation market has finally ended this morning, as San Francisco-based WideOrbit said it has acquired Google Radio Automation and related products. The sale ends Google's ill-fated foray into radio ads, which it began in January of 2006 with the acquisition of Newport Beach-based dMarc Broadcasting.

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.

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>>.

V Vehicles: New Investors Include Google Ventures

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Stealthy San Diego alternative energy vehicle firm V Vehicles , which just raised $62.25M in a funding round, apparently has added Google Ventures as an investor in the company. Google's involvement was first spotted by Xconomy , which said it has confirmed the involvement of Google with V Vehicles.

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.

Clearstone Gets Exit At Apture

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Santa Monica-based venture capital firm Clearstone Ventures has scored an acquisition in its portfolio today, with the acquisition of Apture by Google. Clearstone was involved in Apture's Series A in March of 2009. apture google merger acquisition software browsing clearstone venture capital exitREAD MORE>>.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

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While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Google Analytics) to spot ways to improve ROI.

9 Marketing Trends for 2009

Cliff Allen on Marketing

While the economy in 2009 looks challenging for most companies, the outlook of marketing executives is rather bright and upbeat. Deborah Kania and her team at Brightworks Interactive have just released results of their survey of marketing executives' plans for 2009. Google Analytics) to spot ways to improve ROI.

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?