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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.

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.

Interview with Jon Ferrara, Nimble

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Instead, they are using Outlook's address book, and Google contacts to communicate. What is Nimble is working on? We've set out to fix that.

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Pocket Change Finds More Funding

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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

Social Networking and Business Value

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Sam Cimino, Sales Manager SW of YouTube/Google As YouTube’s Southwest Regional Manager, Sam is responsible for generating revenue across YouTube and the Google Content Network which comprises a media network that reaches nearly 80% of all internet users worldwide. What are the risks and rewards? LAUNCH.com, and The Improv Comedy Clubs.

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.

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.