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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


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.

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine


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

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners


In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? None tanked. Exits. READ MORE>>.

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


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

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Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

Both Sides of the Table

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

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

Tech Zulu Event

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.

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

Both Sides of the Table

You’re on the borderline.  If they are Google, Facebook and then a startup – you’re fine. Google offers your product for free.

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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

Both Sides of the Table

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

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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The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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

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.

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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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.

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 Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort


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

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

SoCal Delicious

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.

Google Code API Console – Nicely Done


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

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010


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


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.

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

Los Angeles Web Developer


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.

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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Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


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

Eric Greenspan

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

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Google's $500M Pharmacy Forfeit Sheds Light On Issues At Demand Media's eNom


The forfeiture of $500M in revenues by Google to the the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday, over the use of Google's AdWords to advertise Canadian pharmacies, has shed some light on the types of issues that were facing Santa Monica-based eNom , the domain name registration and wholesaler owned by Demand Media , last year.

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.

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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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Understanding the Risks of VC Signaling

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Think again.  Or your last boss from Google, Facebook or Yahoo! This is part of my ongoing series on Understanding Venture Capital. is now a VC.

The Long-Term Value of Loyalty

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never built Google.  I’ve acknowledged that many times. Oh, boy. Here we go again. Another post on job hopping.

Google Googles In Marketing Experiment


Google Googles , the mobile visual recognition application being developed by search giant Google, said today that it has launched a new "marketing experiment" around Buick, Disney, Diageo, T-Mobile, and Delta Airlines. Tags: google goggles neven vision recognition advertising brands marketing

Angel Investing Skill 2 – Domain Knowledge

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Remember that you’ll be investing against people who have worked on the Google algorithm and REALLY know what drives SEO.  Connections.

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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This week I was preparing for my weekly This Week in Venture Capital web show and was researching some of the deals that were announced for the week.

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 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?

Google Analytics

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Tuesday, February 23, 2010 -- Google Analytics. Come join Social Media Club - Los Angeles as we discuss the topic of Google Analytics! This month we are going to take a deeper dive into one of the easiest ways to measure online social media efforts  through Google analytics. Confused by Analytics? See [link] (more

Google Maps Mobile


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. and Ph.D.


Have a Look Inside an Angel’s Brain

Ask the Angels

Lastly, if an investor asks “aren’t you like Google, Microsoft, etc.” or another relevant question, don’t be dismissive, as their attention span will get even shorter. As Angel investors, we like to see entrepreneurs with a laser-like focus on themselves, their venture, and fundraising. Angels are often accomplished individuals, but….

How To Communicate with your Investors between Board Meetings

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Running the “Agile&# Board. Most early stage startups having monthly board meetings. normally recommend 8 meetings per year. That’s it.

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Shopzilla Partners With Google


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.