November, 2011

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Future of TV: The Quick Version

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” Here’s a link to watch it  or click the image below. The key factors that had to come together are depicted in the graphic below. TODAY.

Bank Robber Or ATM Operator – Which Are You?

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Note: This is Part IV in the Startup Team Building series. Read Part I HERE , Part II HERE and Part III HERE. Initially, I was offended.

Why Facebook OpenGraph Will Work and Why To Hate It

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openly can’t stand OpenGraph. It’s the one feature that stuck with me the most from the F8 conference this past September. It’s Brilliant.

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Interview with Michael Arrington – Startups Uncensored #23

Jason Nazar

Our next Startups Uncensored event is going to be very special.  I’ll be doing a one-on-one interview with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and the new CrunchFund. Michael is an incredible serial entrepreneur who, in 2008, was listed as one of Time Magazine ‘s most influential people. Announcements Startups Uncensored

Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on Technology

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Johnson spoke to us about his online outreach efforts, and how he's hoping those efforts will bring some visibility to his campaign. READ MORE>>.

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Take Back Your Internet, Leave Klout

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Klout, PeerIndex, Kred, and even Empire Avenue need to go away. Here’s the breakdown: The Inverted Logic Loop. ” It’s that easy.

Make Decisions! Because the Default Decision is Failure.

Frank Addante

Make decisions. Wrong or right, making quick, informed decisions is far better than not making a decision at all. Not making decisions is what kills companies. decisions

Interview with Dat Do, Derivatas

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What does your company do? What's your background? There were about maybe less than a dozen of us there. That's my background in valuation. Thanks!

The thrill of the adventure!

Berkonomics

There is nothing quite as thrilling in business as igniting a startup and watching it blossom.  Especially when starting a company with personal savings or money from relatives and friends, early signs of success are intoxicating.  Each new customer, each mention in the press or online adds to the feeling of early accomplishment. Ignition!

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. History. For the past 2.5 Report Card.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals

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If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for. free weekly Infochachkie articles! The Magicians Tells Their Secrets. Things I Loved.

Mike Jones Echoes Hollywood | If You Build It, They Will Come

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Mike Jones may be known for his most recent role as CEO of MySpace , but this Internet entrepreneur is no stranger to the startup world.

Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century.

Adobe Buys UCLA Startup Auditude

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Adobe Systems said today that it has acquired Auditude , a provider of video ad management and monetization technology. Auditude, although now based in Palo Alto, had originally been developed for a UCLA MBA business plan competition, by Nicholas Seet. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.

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Find your rock in Ensenada. An encore.

Berkonomics

This week, for the first time, we republish an earlier post.  With readership up three-fold since that posting in April, 2011, and with many great reader comments then, it is only natural to send you to the original post with those reader comments attached, rather than republish it here. So press this link to go right to that original posting. 

Ever Wonder What It’s Like Inside a VC Pitch Meeting? You Can Be a Fly on the Wall Here

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I’ve often wanted to let people see what a VC pitch is like to help new entrepreneurs have a better sense of what it’s like to present.

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

InfoChachkie

Thus, I was very excited when Kevin graciously agreed to make an encore appearance via Skype. free weekly Infochachkie articles! work very, very hard.

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First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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Tonights Startup Weekend presentations are being judged by the following: Maneesh Goyal. Managing Director of Miramar Venture Partners. Patents.

Why I Moved My Bricks and Mortar Business To The Cloud

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- Why I Moved My Bricks and Mortar Business To The Cloud. Leonard Linton, CEO of 1NW Contact LLC, compares the cost and organizational structure of a traditional call center and his new business in the cloud. Mr. Linton operates a contact center company that resides in the cloud with 110 agents living in 38 states.

Yowie Powers Another Town Hall For Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

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presidential candidate Gary Johnson. FairTax is a taxation scheme endorsed by Johnson in his campaign efforts. READ MORE>>.

Leave something on the table in a sale.

Berkonomics

Isn’t the goal of any negotiation to get the maximum possible out of the other side?  I have learned from long experience that the last bit of concession is the most expensive in a negotiation.  Certainly, sales contracts usually call for a basket or amount of findings below which the buyer will absorb the costs.  The liquidity event and beyond

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

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The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. ” Let me explain all three. 1. Solving bigger problems. Women Entrepreneurs.

Len Short (Red)ily Discusses Google, Bono & Steve Jobs

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Len Short is truly an online marketing pioneer, heading up marketing at Charles Schwab, AOL and then (PRODUCT)RED. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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So what’s the next step? Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?”

INVESTOR OUTLOOK 2012

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- INVESTOR OUTLOOK 2012 - Will investors continue to spend like drunken sailors? Strategy Series and Mixer. Dealmaker Media. As we approach 2012 the debates on bursting bubbles and Series A crunches are heating up. Want to know what industry leaders think about investment trends given the economys instability?

Start Engine Takes On Startup Acceleration

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In an unprecedented surge in startup support activity in Los Angeles this morning, another venture startup accelerator, Start Engine , formally launched this morning, applying the accelerator model to startup in the Los Angeles area. READ MORE>>. incubation incubator business accelerator startup engine start

Why Selling To The Government Can Downgrade Your Startup

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Article first published as Why Selling To The Government Can Downgrade Your Startup on Technorati. First Greece, now Spain and Italy.

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How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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I am a raving fan of AppSumo.com. NOT just because they have the best deals on web based business tools. But you need to pay the bills!’ I resisted.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank. Having paying “Customers” is what makes the cash register roar. Second, how to get leads. CRAZY.

The Work of Film Through Technology: Interview with CG Supervisor Morris May

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Morris May is a computer graphics (CG) film big wig—or at least he was. He is not the average computer nerd, one might say. The story department.

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. If so, leave a link to it in the comments.

Hack LA Traffic to BlogWorld

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Image via: Denise Taylor. LAX is 15 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. know what you’re thinking, “Ugh. That’s a HIKE!”

Non-Profits Telling Stories Through Technology

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Soon into college he realized that a career as a professional athlete is not what he wanted and instead quickly caught the entrepreneur/startup bug.

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. If so, leave a link to it in the comments.