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X1 Loses Competitor: Google

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Google's service shuts down on September 14th. Google shut down a long list of projects late Friday. READ MORE>>.

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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Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way.

Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011

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With the exception of the week of Thanksgiving, I published two entries every week during 2011. published 21-Skype interviews during 2011. Top Ten infoChachkie Entries Of 2011. The following entries generated the most page views during 2011. Surprisingly, not all of these entries were published in 2011. 2011 Rank.

Google Plus: First Impressions

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Google, they’ve cracked a nut here. Now, there’s Google+. Holy cow is Google+ fast and responsive. Google Buzz.

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>>.

Your Product Needs to be 10x Better than the Competition to Win. Here’s Why:

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Google was clear that they WOULD NOT go into this business. They were a juggernaut and Google was a small company. Overture (Goto.com).

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Major Phases / Major Features - What are the major features in the major phases for the product? It needs to be a conversation. Partners? Comps?

The Future Is Here Today | Augmented Reality Event 2011

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monocle or Google Goggles allow you to take pictures of restaurants/objects and give you more in-depth information on the subject. 

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Open standards that make it easier to plug into other products & services, creating a global bazaar. Here’s what I mean. This was a mistake.

An Enchanting Conversation With Guy Kawasaki

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Guy’s latest book, Enchantment , was released in March of 2011, to overwhelmingly upbeat reviews. free weekly Infochachkie articles! link].

Should Startups Focus on Profitability or Not?

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They have have raised $2-3 million, built a product that has some amount of market traction and got to annualized revenues of around $1 million.

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NewEgg Deal Glitches Google Offers

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Southern California-based NewEgg is an over $2 billion in sales retailer of computer products, consumer electronics, and other merchandise.

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

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The one big concern many people had was how to constrain the total dominance of Google. love the products. He’s right about this.

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How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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Do you know the relative effort to build your prototype or minimum viable product? So, please take this in the spirit intended. Is it big data?

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32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder

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Major Phases / Major Features - What are the major features in the major phases for the product? It needs to be a conversation. Partners? Comps?

Los Angeles Startup Weekend August 2011 | The Complete Breakdown

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What a weekend! That’s right… just about the same amount of time it takes to sell out a Radiohead show at the Forum. Rob Maigret. Dan Gould.

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YouTubers Come Of Age – Google Scores A Solid Return On Its Video Development Fund

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During the latter half of 2011, Google awarded a number of leading YouTubers and nascent Internet TV networks grants of $1 million to $2 million.

Whom Should You Hire at a Startup? (Attitude Over Aptitude)

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Whatever you’re working on now, the half-life of innovation is so rapid now that your product will soon be out-of-date. Startups. Overrated?

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Why I’d Rather Err on the Side of Direct Feedback Than Pleasantries

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In today’s economy it is counter productive because the best employees have options.” It’s counter productive.

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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. First Principles. Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Forum December 9th Lineup - Startup Houston , November 27, 2010 When to step on the gas and go for it? If you think so, please let me know what they are

Why Reed Hastings Should be Applauded for Netflix Split

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He defines this as new products that are dramatically cheaper, lower quality, lower margin but larger markets. It’s simply brilliant. 1.

9 Women Can’t Make a Baby in a Month

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Facebook, Google) to a large market opportunity then you had better have enough resources to compete. Rinse & repeat. You have a hunch.

The Future of Advertising will be Integrated

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Celebrities care about their personal brands so will naturally rebuff requests to sponsor inauthentic products. Banner Ads. Holy Shiitake !

San Diego Gets Live Bus Updates From Google

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google transit times schedule diego mappingREAD MORE>>.

How to Hunt Programmers for Your Startup - A Field Guide

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Do you know the relative effort to build your prototype or minimum viable product? So, please take this in the spirit intended. Is it big data?

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Why I’m Doubling Down on the Twitter Ecosystem

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And better yet, the company has a product that will turn the stream into a lake. Or how about Google? What does that mean? Why? 2. Cease.

Aptera Considering Production Move Out Of State

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Aptera is backed by Idealab, Google, Esenjay Investments, The Simons Family, and The Beall Family Trust. READ MORE>>.

How Startups Can Use Metrics to Drive Success

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On measurement. I was recently talking with a startup company who wanted me to try their product. You Manage What you Measure. Is it 4/1,000?

What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?

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There’s a line of thinking in Silicon Valley that you should build product businesses rather than services businesses. They wanted advice.

Twitter Delivers You 4x More Traffic Than You Think. Here’s Why …

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Most web publishers measure where their traffic is coming from using an analytics package such as Google Analytics, Omniture or Core Metrics.

TZ Startup Hot Seat | Vincent Borel Co-Founder of Webdoc

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When you develop a new product, especially one that is disrupting existing habits you are constantly integrating user feedback. Are you Funded?

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Google me, Tweet me, Facebook me: The Action of Tech Platforms

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Why would you change the name of a product people know and associate with? The stakes have been raised. Float? Isn’t the end goal users?

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Kevin O’Connor Discusses The Secrets Of Success - Hint: There Are No Secrets

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Before starting FindTheBest, Kevin was the Co-Founder and CEO DoubleClick (sold to Google, $3.1B and a seed investor ISS (sold to IBM, $1.3B).

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What to do When a Tech Giant Decides to Eat Your Lunch

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The annual Apple event where no real hints about what products they plan to release are floated in the public domain in advance. It’s madness.

BLOGGER ALERT: How to Start a Blog and Make Money Blogging

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Write those down and then head over to Google Keyword Tool. Go Viral without becoming a Virus. We’ll primarily be discussing written blogs.

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Why Online / Offline Mobile Integration is Going to be a Huge Business

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They recommend up-sells and cross-sells of products. Purchasing high-value or complex products is still way more effective person-to-person.

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.

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What Startups Can Learn About PR and Crisis Management

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His product auto-posted a testimonial from Dave Morin into Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg called the tactic “lame.&# Yes, it will be bad.

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How I Use Visualization to Drive Creativity

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The need for creativity extends well beyond product design. Yet most startups seem to constrain creativity to product design. Really.