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. 2) Fiber is a means to Google’s vision of the future of computing. Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon are striving to be the super-mega technology company that owns every layer of the value chain.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Elements of Sustainable Companies

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. I guess this is how a world-class firm like Sequoia Capital finds and invests in world-class companies such as Google, Yahoo!,

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: "Keep it Simple" - My Golden Rule

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. user interface was very similar to Google’s user interface in the sense that it was a very simple, plain web page that had one search box and a button to search.

Frank Addantes FounderBlog: Startup 1.0: “The Bug Bite” - The Internet Needs a Card Catalogue (I guess that’s a search engine)

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development.

Google Goggles In Marketing Experiment

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Google Goggles , 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. According to Google's Goggles team, those five brands have created "Goggles-enabled" print ads, movie posters, and other media which will allow users to take a picture of those ads, and be able to click through to special mobile destinations for those brands.

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $7.5M

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Ryan and Chad Steelberg are best known for selling their last big startup, dMarc Broadcasting, to Google in 2006 for what was then worth more than a billion dollars; the two also founded AdForce (sold to CMGi) and 2CAN Media (also sold to CMGi). Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the startup headed by Ryan and Chad Steelberg which is focused on celebrity endorsements, said this morning that it has raised $7.5M in a Series D funding round.

Google Shuts Radio Advertising Efforts

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Search engine giant Google said Thursday that it is exiting from the radio advertising business, putting an end into the firm's attempt to leverage its online advertising success into other media. Google--which pulled the plug on its newspaper advertising efforts on January 20th--said the move came because the radio advertising efforts did not have "the impact we hoped for." Tags: dmarc google radio content advertising broadcasting irvine

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Goodbye dMarc: Google Sells Radio Automation Assets

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Google's foray into the radio automation market has finally ended this morning, as San Francisco-based WideOrbit said it has acquired Google Radio Automation and related products. The sale ends Google's ill-fated foray into radio ads, which it began in January of 2006 with the acquisition of Newport Beach-based dMarc Broadcasting. At that time, Google paid $102M in cash--with up to an astounding $1.1

Visual Basic Reinvented

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Back in 2006, I posted about the Promise of Web 2.0 - Comparison to Macros, IDEs, and Visual Basic and pointed out that Visual Basic was a huge innovation that allowed many new developers to build applications. That said, it could very well be that Microsoft is able to beat Google to this

Brand Affinity Technologies Raises $4.5M

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The Steelbergs are best known for selling dMarc Broadcasting to Google back in 2006, in a deal at the time worth over a billion dollars. Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the online advertising and celebrity sports endorsements startup headed by Ryan and Chad Steelberg, has raised $4.5M as part of an ongoing, $7.0M funding round, according to a filing from the firm this week.

Veritone Sets Estimated IPO Pricing Range

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The two brothers previously headed up Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT), and the Steelbergs had founded dMarc Broadcasting, which the two sold to Google in 2006 for what, at the time, was a $1.2 Newport Beach-based Veritone , a developer of cloud-based, artificial intelligence software, says it expects its IPO to be between $14.00 and $16.00 per share, as it launches its roadshow.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports

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We started with a small, high school, Rancho Santa Margarita Catholic High School, and broadcast their football games, the whole season, in 2006. This last season, we did over 600 high school football games all over the country, and signed a partnership with Google/YouTube and others.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America

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our marketplace, you go to Fine Art America, join, and you get an online profile, much like a Facebook or Google Plus. building Fine Art America in 2006 as a part time project, and launched the web site in 2007.

Interview with Matthew Goldman, Wallaby

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They use our card whenever they shop offline, and they don't have to have the right phone with the right carrier, or the right bank with something like Google Wallet. I was there for three years, from 2006 to 2009, in product management and working with retailers launching programs.

Brand Affinity Technologies Buys Printroom's Fan Photography Business

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Brand Affinity Technologies (BAT) was founded by Ryan and Chad Steelberg, who sold their last company, dMarc, to Google in 2006; the two also founded AdForce (sold to CMGi) and 2CAN Media (also sold to CMGi). Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , the latest startup from the Steelberg brothers, said Thursday that it has acquired the fan photography business of Printroom. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.

When Should You Allow Exclusivity in Deals?

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Before weighing in on the subject I would point out one thing that should be obvious to many of you – the iPhone was originally launched in 2007 in an exclusive partnership with AT&T and this was vital to both Apple and AT&T and was a hard negotiation throughout 2005 and 2006. Excite, MSN and eventually Google.

Surveying SoCal's M&A Landscape, with David Siemer

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Google and Yahoo aren''t going to buy them, AOL has already made its bet, and your only real path to an exit is an IPO for any kind of liquidity. If you go back to 2005 and 2006 and look at a company which would have a $5M pre- then, it''s now $8 to $10M, all else equal.

Why The Growth Of The Internet Is Driving EdgeCast's Revenues

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We started the company in the fall of 2006, launched in 2007, and have been offering our services to all kinds of mission critical websites since then.

LA Tech Startup Innovators and Fun Facts

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Founded in London in 2006, the Hub is a global network of social enterprises with each individual chapter acting as a gathering place for innovation, technology, creativity, and positive change. Silicon Valley? That’s so yesterday.

Understanding Changes in the Software & Venture Capital Industries

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It sure would put pressure on Google if they had Facebook competing on one side of them for share of users’ time and Amazon flanking them on the other side by providing search to every website out there that might threaten AdSense and even Google’s core search business.

Ten Tech Entrepreneurs Who Are Putting LA on the Map

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Most recently, Rosenblatt cofounded Demand Media, launching in 2006 with $120 million in equity and the acquisition of eHow.com. Matt Coffin, President and founder of LowerMyBills.com and SoCal “Entrepreneur of the Year” for 2006, has an absolutely ubiquitous presence in LA.

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Some Thoughts on Branding Startups and Communities

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The birthplace of sponsored search (Overture), semantic search (Applied Semantics which became Google AdSense), comparison shopping (ShopZilla, PriceGrabber) and many others. ZestCash, founded by Douglas Merrill, former CIO of Google [Hollywood].

Interview: Thorsten von Eicken of RightScale

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All businesses need to have access to the scale, cost structure, and flexibility that the Amazons, Googles, and Facebooks of the world have built internally. Towards the end of 2006 I realized that EC2 was transformative and that people needed help understanding it as well as tools to work it.

As Populist as it May Feel, 98% of VCs Aren’t Dumb

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After all, I am no stranger to the publicly expressing the frustrations of dealing with the downside of this industry as I wrote about in 2006 when I was an entrepreneur. Google.

Media Temple Accelerates Website Hosting

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The company, which is led by Demian Sellfors, said the accelerated performance comes from such upgrades as addition of Google PageSpeed, PHP FastCGI, and use of solid state disk drives on the company''s shared database server.

Media Temple Accelerate Website Hosting

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The company, which is led by Demian Sellfors, said the accelerated performance comes from such upgrades as addition of Google PageSpeed, PHP FastCGI, and use of solid state disk drives on the company''s shared database server.

Are Business Plans Still Necessary?

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I remember going to an Under the Radar conference in 2006 in the heat of the Web 2.0 and the subsequent acquisition sprees of companies like Google, Yahoo!, If you don’t understand why this is important I encourage you to do a little Google research.

Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em.

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By 2006, Mr. Boden had established the website as the 3rd largest website in Asia (behind only Google and Yahoo) and as one of the top 100 websites in the world. Thursday, April 26, 2012 -- Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em. Meet Patrick Boden, founder of Badongo.com. In October 2007, Badongo.com raised a seven figure round of funding from a number of well-known angel investors, including super angels, Peter Thiel and Mike Maples. Badongo had hit the big time.or had it?

Entrepreneurs Should be Respected, Not Loved

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Google was n-o-t-h-i-n-g! Yes, even Google has to make these tough decisions about where to allocate staff and money. I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to be a great leader and seem to be having this conversation a lot lately about Facebook, Yahoo!, Zynga and others.

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Frank Addantes FounderBlog: GoogleClick - Who owns your cash register?

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2006 (20) ► December (2) Just Say What it Is 12 Proven Guidelines for Rapid Product Development. By Frank Addante Since Googles announcement of their decision to acquire DoubleClick for $3.1 A move very similar to what Google is doing with DoubleClick today.

Memoriam of Steve Jobs

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The trending search item: “pancreatic cancer” reached Google’s rankings at #2 in a span of one night. In 2006, he sold Pixar to Disney for $7.6B Anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock (and assuming your rock doesn’t have WiFi access) just knows.

On Bubbles … And Why We’ll Be Just Fine

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It’s like people arguing that there’s a beautiful beach house in 2006 that represents great long-term value due to scarcity of similar property. All of that might be true, but the 2006 price might still be over-valued. This post originally ran on TechCrunch.

Steelbergs' Brand Affinity Technologies Buys Beeyla

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Ryan and Chad Steelberg sold their last firm, radio adverting technology firm dMarc Broadcasting , to Google in 2006, in a deal which was originally worth over $101M plus up to $1.1 Irvine-based Brand Affinity Technologies , founded by former dMarc founders Ryan and Chad Steelberg , said Monday that it has acquired La Jolla-based Beeyla , a developer of virtual sports collectibles. Financial terms of the buy were not disclosed.