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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. Vivek Wadwha - Campus Entrepreneurship , November 19, 2010 Best Practices for Introduction Emails - Israel Venture Capital 2.0 , March 25, 2010 Weekend Reading - The Mogul Mom , October 1, 2010 Make informal advisors part of the team.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010

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I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Even better when you’re: loud, evocative and have compelling content. Show some energy! You’re on stage! Project your voice.

When Intent And Content Align, Online Ads Suck A Whole Lot Less

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When we initially invested in DataPop in 2010, we placed a bet on a serially successful team that had grown up together at DoubleClick, Yahoo!

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What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital

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2010 was a momentus year for me personally. We last shared the thoughts of John Babcock at Rustic Canyon Partners. Stay tuned. 2. READ MORE>>.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

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Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely. I was living in Europe in 2000 when the first WAP phones (Wireless Access Protocol) were introduced. Enter Apple.

When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication?

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In other words, the application often requests permission to tweet or publish content to your wall. Example What do I mean? That’s it.

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Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010

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Pricing models, the freemium myth and why you may not be charging enough for your product - Seth Levine's VC Adventure , August 12, 2010 I’ve been pulled into a number of product and pricing meetings recently (for reasons unknown I’ve become the Foundry pricing and productization guy). August 20, 2010 They say people won't pay for content.

Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010

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Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. This continues my series of posts: Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March The following are the top items based on social signals. Rarely.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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Some great content around the intersection of startups and being a Startup CTO in June this year. This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. It shows a lack of interest. Now I have. Twice.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

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Thus you see television manufacturers rushing to create content ecosystems, app platforms, TV OS’s and Internet offerings. They both lost.

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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. Chris Dixon , September 12, 2010 My most useful career experience was about eight years ago when I was trying to break into the world of VC-backed startups. OnlyOnce , September 6, 2010 What Does a CEO Do, Anyway?

When in Doubt, Leave it Out (Why Less is More)

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If I took the time to write less I would produce 50% of the content. It’s counter-intuitive – especially to Americans. Resumes.

How Many Times Should You Tweet Your Blog Post?

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Last September I was on a panel with Guy Kawasaki talking about Twitter.  He said at the time that he Tweeted 4 times for every story that he wrote.

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Interview with Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, Lynda.com

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It seems like you were quite ahead of your time, in putting content up and charging for it? At the time, I got Lynda.com. It was going crazy.

What’s it Like Being a VC?

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One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “what’s it like being a VC?&#  I’ve been a VC for nearly 3 years now.

Pubcon 2010 and Your Chance to Win A Sony Bloggie

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Pubcon 2010 and all the amazing content that we will be streaming live from our booth is here. Tags: Advertising & PR Blogging Events Pubcon Bloggie Collecta FreshDrop Lunch pubcon Pubcon 2010 Sony Wowee The time has come! To top things off we decided that we are going to be giving a Sony Bloggie away to one lucky viewer.

Report: Demand Media Sorting Out Accounting Before IPO

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A report today says that the latest updates to Demand Media's S-1 are a result of government scrutiny over how the firm is accounting for content developed for its sites. Currently, Demand amortizes those expenses over five years, and apparently other publishing firms typically amortize those expenses over much less time. READ MORE>>.

Hulu Expects $240M In Revenues In 2010

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Los Angeles-based television streaming site Hulu expects to make $240M in 2010, according to Jason Kilar, the firm's CEO. READ MORE>>.

DOMAINfest Global 2010

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- DOMAINfest Global 2010. The theme of the DOMAINfest Global 2010 conference is Domain Names: Overlooked. The richness of the content and expertise of the speakers offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn. Underutilized. Essential to Online Marketing Success. See [link] (more

DOMAINfest Global 2010

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010 -- DOMAINfest Global 2010. The theme of the DOMAINfest Global 2010 conference is Domain Names: Overlooked. The richness of the content and expertise of the speakers offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn. Underutilized. Essential to Online Marketing Success. See [link] (more

DOMAINfest Global 2010

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010 -- DOMAINfest Global 2010. The theme of the DOMAINfest Global 2010 conference is Domain Names: Overlooked. The richness of the content and expertise of the speakers offer an unprecedented opportunity to learn. Underutilized. Essential to Online Marketing Success. See [link] (more

ExecTec - Hot Content To Go

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 -- ExecTec - Hot Content To Go. See [link] (more

Call of Duty Black Ops Hits $1B in Sales

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activision call duty callofduty black videogame video game content salesSanta Monica-based Activision disclosed yesterday that Call of Duty: Black Ops has surpassed over $1 billion in sales worldwide. The title had already broken sales records previously held by Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. READ MORE>>.

Demand Media Sets IPO Offering Size, Boosts Traffic

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The firm also said it now has over 13,000 content creators working for the firm, creating articles for the company. Tags: demand media merger acquisition content internet ehow Santa Monica-based Demand Media is inching closer to its IPO debut, saying in an updated S-1 this morning that it plans to offer 7.5 READ MORE>>.

lynda.com Hires Content VP

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Carpinteria-based lynda.com , which operates an online training and education site for computer skills, announced Thurday that it has added Michael Ninness as the firm's Vice President of Content. Ninness was formerly Lynda.com's Director of COntent from 2005 to 2007, and has also served at Microsoft and Extensis.

Solving for Banner Blindness. Solve Media.

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So the debate in the print media world is whether or not to insert a paywall between users and content. Solve Media is that. Staggering numbers.

Pubcon 2010 Here We Come!

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The TechZulu team is coming back to Pubcon this year from November 8-11 to bring you some amazing content from the masters of affiliate marketing, Search and SEO, Social Media, Link building, Advertising, Branding, PR, Analytics and tons more. Visit TechZulu for full story.

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The 1/9/90 Rule of UGC & Why It’s OK to Have Lurkers

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You live or die on the power users because they build the most compelling content and help promote your website (because it helps them). 2.

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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So … November 2010 and Facebook has 500 million users. This blog post originally appeared in serialized form here on TechCrunch. chuckle.

Content World Turned Upside Down

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Thursday, November 4, 2010 -- Content World Turned Upside Down: Can Traditional Media Adapt? Every aspect of the business of entertainment media and other content providers, and their traditional sources of revenue, are under assault by disruptive business models. TCOSC Digital Media Society. See [link].

Demand Media Ups Article Count To 3 Million

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Santa Monica-based Demand Media , the online publishing firm headed by Richard Rosenblatt, has updated its S-1 filing, saying it now has around 3 million articles in the firm's library of content. Demand Media has applied to list on the NYSE as DMD, but has not yet set an offering range or pricing on its IPO. READ MORE>>.

Move Renews MSN Content Deal

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Move, Inc. , the online real estate site, said today that it has renewed its content distribution agreement with MSN. The two have had a content listing deal since 2003. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

2010 State of Evolving Media Address

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Thursday, January 28, 2010 -- 2010 State of Evolving Media Address. New media and entertainment lawyer James Nguyen will talk on the latest technology and business trends, key intellectual property issues in the evolving media landscape, and practical tips for negotiating content licenses in the digital age. See [link] (more

Fandango Launches iPad App

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fandango apple ipad movie tickets theater hollywood content mobileThe new application is free on Apple's App Store. READ MORE>>.

Social Media and Content Marketing Workshop and Breakfast

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Monday, June 21, 2010 -- Social Media and Content Marketing Workshop and Breakfast. See [link] (more

Amazon Content Effort Pays Off With Five Emmys

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Amazon.com , which has been investing in developing content out of its Los Angeles-based Amazon Studios arm, has scored five Emmy awards for its original content series, Transparent. Access to Amazon's original content is restricted to those with Amazon Prime membership, which also offers up free shipping and other benefits.

Perfect Market Unveils New Content Monetization Tool

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Altadena-based Perfect Market , the Idealab startup which develops software which helps traditional publishers monetize their archival and current content, said today that it has unveiled a new tool it is calling The Vault. Tags: perfect market content monetization publishing newspaper Pricing on the new tool was not released.

Pragmatic Solutions Launches Gaming Content Management Product

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The firm said the product provides digital distribution and content management for gaming, allowing users to launch both browser-based and downloadable games. Tags: videogame management content gaming solutions pragmatic The company also said the product is the official download management client for AOL site Big Download.