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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.

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

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Interestingly, they are not including Google Authentication. Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Example What do I mean? That’s it.

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Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine

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Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. READ MORE>>.

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.

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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About how Microsoft viewed Google Apps. Professor Christensen uses real data from the disk drive industry to make his points. They can’t.

Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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What Mattered In 2010: Scott Painter, TrueCar

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? Don't hire brilliant jerks. 4.

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

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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. When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars - Steve Blank , November 24, 2010 When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. Google is. Ralph Waldo Emerson.

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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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The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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still have my Google Reader and it brings me the news and content that I asked it to find. was born. Excite, Netscape & MSN. Look at Quora.

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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But I’m sure he’ll never remember your company when Google buys you for $500 million and he’s still eating Ramen – right?

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

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

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But with the introduction of Apple TV, Google TV, the Boxee Box & other initiatives it’s clear that this battle will heat up in 2011.

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Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

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Brad googled him on his Iphone. But Twitter is different than Facebook because it’s more open and it’s asymmetric. Great life story.

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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Ink some deals with Salesforce.com, Intuit, Google, eBay, Verizon, etc. Let me start by saying that most channel relationships don’t work.

SMCLA: Google Analytics Recap and Video

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Repost of SMCLA's Going Goo Goo Over Google Analytics. Avinash Kaushik is THE MAN when it comes to Google Analytics. Seriously.

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

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Google would soon follow with their own phones, it was rumored. Now Google is going to try and keep them in check. It came to me.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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And having sold two companies I worked inside much larger companies that acquired us and observed even bigger company structures. Skipping. Strange.

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Goodreads Sees Boost From Google eBooks

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Santa Monica-based GoodReads , the online book discussion community run by Otis Chandler, is seeing a nice uptick in its traffic after the launch of Google's eBook store Monday. Google launched its eBook store Monday, offering up titles for electronic book readers, the iPhone and iPad, the Nook and Sony readers, as well as Android.

Google Wants to Disrupt Home Automation with $3.2 Billion Nest Acquisition

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Google has acquired smart home appliance company, Nest Labs for $3.2 Google EnergySense. billion in cash. Nest gives it a second chance.

Shopzilla Partners With Google

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Los Angeles-based Shopzilla annoucned today that the firm has inked a strategic partnership with Google , to include its Bizrate ratings and review within Google's Product Search and Google AdWords ads. Tags: shopzilla comparison shopping google rating review ecommerce Shopzilla is a unit of Scripps Networks Interactive.

Don’t Sweep Feedback Under the Rug

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That’s lazy.  I’m so tired of hearing companies that do this.  I know even Google employees who had to do this.  If you don’t have the time, insights and responsibility to write your direct reports annual evaluations (read: one time per year!!) How much employees crave this information, whether positive or negative. Say it.

Google Code API Console – Nicely Done

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Google Code just release the API console. It better organizes Google’s APIs and I even discovered a couple new APIs.

Angel Investing (1): Dealflow – Are You Sitting at The Right Poker Table?

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Any big surprise that Chris is a very early investor in Twitter founded by Evan Williams who worked at Google after selling them Blogger.com?

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010

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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. " 8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing at a Startup - Instigator Blog , June 18, 2010 Job interviews are meant to be conversations. Now I have. Twice.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010

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Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! 8211; are mostly a loss leaders for Google.

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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Google was n-o-t-h-i-n-g!  We were the game in town. Yes, even Google has to make these tough decisions about where to allocate staff and money.

Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

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This is an updated post from my ongoing series on  Startup Advice that I learned from founding two companies.  . HATE LOSING. On Losing in VC. or eBay.

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Google Adsense for Websites - Startups Uncensored #14

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These events are put on in conjunction with our friends at DealMaker Media. TO SIGN UP FOR THIS EVENT, CLICK HERE. 00pm on, Reception. Cost: FREE.

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 Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 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 Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting. Enjoy.

Google folds, Microsoft fires Ballmer, iPhone discontinued

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Tags: Eric Greenspan april fools Google folds iPhone discontinued Microsoft fires Ballmer

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What is the Right Amount of Money to Raise at a Startup?

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This is part of my ongoing series on Raising Venture Capital. It’s a tricky question with no clear answer. There are trade offs. Fail fast?

Los Angeles Web Developer

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My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Yesterday, I met with someone at the early stage of a startup. He has a great concept with some complexity to it. He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. And he’s right there’s a big difference.

Social Media, the Customer Service Spectator, or Superstar?

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couldn’t find anything, so I used Google and eventually ended up on the Pampers Facebook page. mph and he is 12 minutes from your house.

Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

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This is an updated post from my ongoing series on  Startup Advice that I learned from founding two companies.  . HATE LOSING. On Losing in VC. or eBay.

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How to Present at Big Meetings without Going Down a Rat Hole

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Congratulations.  So you arrive at the meeting in the comfort that somebody has championed you to this point.  What could go wrong?  A lot, actually. 

What Tech Entrepreneurs Could Learn from Chamillionaire

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Reminds me of how  the networks today announced they were blocking their video content from being shown on Google TV. On What Next?

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Gil Elbaz On Factual's New Warchest

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The firm is headed by Gil Elbaz , who is known for co-founding Applied Semantics, the firm which invented Google's AdSense product. READ MORE>>.

Interview with Tim Cadogan, OpenX

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Yahoo made the decision that they could not, or would not be able to make the level of investment required to keep up with Google.

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