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Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

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David encourages entrepreneurs to stay away from the big tech firms (such as Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Apple) because they are hard to compete with.

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Payment ready consumers (Amazon, iTunes, PayPal) and businesses (Google AdWords, Square). Here’s what I mean. Why Deflationary Business Win.

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The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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Google x Facebook x Amazon) + (Universal Reviews). Ebay+Soundcloud = us" and "FLIMBY=Yammer+Delicious+Gotomeeting.". 5. One-liners.

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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For Ethan it came down to two companies – BuildOnline or Google. ” I proclaimed to Ethan, “Google is at $400 / share.

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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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Calacanis Backs 15Five

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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.

YBUY Scores $1M More

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The round was led by TomorrowVentures, the personal investment fund of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and also included David Hanna (CompuCredit) and Jim Patterson (Yammer). READ MORE>>. electronics ecommerce subscription capital venture ybuy

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

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typical day starts with email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer checks/updates. Then I check and manage our Google Adwords campaign and check our analytics/stats. Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls) , Do your kids Google poo? great opportunity for more visible networking. Sometimes I make a blog entry.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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finally broke down and bought a Twitter marketing application that automatically adds followers for you.  What success have you had with Twitter?

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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ExpenseBay Wins Showoff. Twiistup 6 has come to an end.  It proved to be a great transitional year.  Much of this was highlighted at Twiistup.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

Eric Greenspan

From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning.  It’s been an interesting week to say the least. What success have you had with Twitter? Facebook? 2.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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Yammer, Salesforce Chatter. When the show has been processed it will be available here (estimated 8pm PDT). Greycroft is an early-stage VC. 

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

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And I know that great startups like Yammer are doing well. And retargeting is a hot industry.  So hot that even Google is getting in on the act.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot

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Google had no clue that they were going to make so much money in sponsored search. Geni.com beget Yammer.  I could go on and on.