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OpenSocial - Long Way to Go


For example, if you want to match the people being returned as friends on one system and look them up on another system, there's no common identifier across systems. I had already written about OpenSocial ( OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms) and frankly I was hoping for a lot more in the announcements and APIs.

Amazon Web Services (AWS)


A lot of the examples that Amazon used were media related. I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The EC2 is very similar to having a Linux box in a colocation facility.

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Startup Opportunities in SoCal


There are more than enough meet-ups and networking events; we’ve got plenty of examples of successes in the area; and there are plenty of startups to jump to in case of a startup failure. b) history of success; and c) abundance of start-up companies (so if one fails there is another to jump on). willing to go work for startup companies.

The $100K Startup? Changes in VC Land?


And there will be examples of start-ups that didn't cost much (although $100K is pretty extreme and certainly doesn't count human effort costs). I've been reading or hearing quite a bit about how startups these days don't take nearly as much capital to create as they used to. What used to cost $1M now takes $100K. Just as they always have.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.


Web Analytics and Customer Behavior

Cliff Allen on Marketing

Joshua Porter , a user interface designer for social Web applications, pointed out that consumers frequently use off-site techniques to make purchase decisions: For example, we did a huge user testing study where we tested over a dozen e-commerce web sites. Other changes dealt with matching products to customer personalities.

Customer Tracking

Cliff Allen on Marketing

For example, people who respond to an ad immediately can be tracked using unique toll-free telephone numbers or URLs. The key to determining the ROI of individual marketing campaigns is tracking customer behavior in response to those marketing activities. So how do we measure those exposures? This technique isn't just for consumer companies.

What Jonah @Peretti, CEO of BuzzFeed, Sees in the Future of Digital Media

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For example, one product alone — Tasty — is consumed by 500 million people per month. BuzzFeed. Others are skeptical, “Ha! But I digress.

How the Seed-Stage VC Trend Began, The Downsides of Unicorns & Much More

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It is, of course, a very recent phenomenon. I was out to raise my first seed money in my second startup of $500,000. But not many others.

Why We Think B2B Crowdsourced Logistics Will Be a Big Hit

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Six months ago Upfront Ventures announced its first Partner hire since 2007 – Greg Bettinelli. Take for example retailers.

Interview with Sean Broihier, Fine Art America


The way our business model works, is, for example, if you're a. I grew it from 2007 through. For example, we have a. customers?

How Addroid Is Hoping To Solve The Ad Industry's Flash Problem, with Matt Cooper


Since the iPhone in 2007, we are seeing that mobile is taking over, and what we were doing was not as relevant. It certainly has challenges.


Why You Should Give Before You Get

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Some practical examples. When I joined GRP Partners in 2007 I was offered a role as a General Partner. ” I see it on Twitter.

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What Most People Don’t Understand About How Startup Companies are Valued

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Let me give you a non tech & thus non politically charged example. You’ll see here that in 2007 people were willing to pay 7.7x

Opening The Cloud: Marten Mickos, CEO of Eucalyptus Systems


A good example is the shoemaker Puma. Eucalyptus’ underlying technology was developed at UC Santa Barbara. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

Interview With Mike Mothner, Wpromote On Growth, Acquisitions


We caught up with founder and CEO Mike Mothner --who we first interviewed back in 2007 --to catch up with the company, gets some hints and tips on growing a company, the challenges of bootstrapping, and why Wpromote hopes to be buying more companies in the future. We also have an office now in Houston as well as a result of the acquisition.

Finding an Investor Who is in Love with You

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I often talk about what I’m looking for when I meet with an entrepreneur. It’s even a direct quote in my Twitter bio. Passion.

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With Reverse Merger, Miragen to go Public, Get $40M Boost From Investors


Miragen was formed in 2007 and raised an $8 million Series A round from Atlas and Boulder a year later.

Flipagram: Using Photos And Music To Create A Viral Machine, with Farhad Mohit


Shopzilla was then sold, and I worked for a couple of years at the acquirer, Scripps, until 2007. It was too head of its time. Cheerful Inc.

Interview with Steve Jillings, TeleSign


For example, we handle all of the main languages, including dialects. To learn more, we caught up with Steve. They started in January of 2005.

Interview with Howard Lindzon, StockTwits


He was also the founder of Wallstrip, which he sold to CBS back in 2007, is an investor in a significant number of web and social media companies.

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Introducing Why, oh, why Snapchat?

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Not since the initial popularity of Twitter in 2007 has a product so befuddled people. Today I’ve made all of them available on

Interview with Rob Reed, MomentFeed


Rob Reed: I was doing social media strategy consulting from 2007 until 2009, what I would really characterize as Social Media 1.0. Thanks!

Some Reflections on VC Investment Decisions

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I started in 2007 with a thesis that my primary investment decision would be about the team (70%) and only afterward about the market opportunity (30%). I don’t need to name companies for you to come up with your own examples. Seed investors are aplenty and of course they need downstream money to fuel their early-stage bets.

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What Might the 2015 Holiday Season Hold for E-Commerce Retailers?

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The Index of Consumer Sentiment found in mid-October that “personal financial expectations rose to their highest level since 2007.”

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


If you rate the market on a one to ten scale, with one being 2002 and ten being 2007, we''re probably at around five or six. Now we have it.

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What Are We Talking About When We Talk Valuation?

Tech Zulu Event

A little background: 409A valuations are named for the section of Internal Revenue Code Section that created them in 2007. Market sentiment.

Interview with Wes Brodsky, SaveFans


For example, at an event, say at the Staples Center, of the 20,000 seats they might have four or five price groups. That's where we come in.

Data is the Next Major Layer of the Cloud & A Major Victory for Startups

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One obvious example is the OSI model in which we have seven layers ranging from the physical layer at the bottom of the stack (e.g. Storage.

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Why Startups Should Raise Money at the Top End of Normal

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2007, 2011) and for the hottest of companies and in bad markets for fund raising (2003, 2008) prices test the bottom end of the range. Simple.

Interview with John Mudge, iBN Sports


John Mudge: We launched IBN Sports in January of 2007, focused on creating an interactive, broadcast network for sports. What is IBN Sports?

I’m Back. Why I Love January

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Example: Fred Wilson writing his end of 2012 post wrote. It’s January. Happy New Year! That’s how you learn.”). ”).

Decoding the Secret of iPhone Game Popularity, With William Volk, Playscreen


In 2007, we tried to launch it for the iPhone web, and the platform still couldn't handle it. How did you get into iPhone development? Thanks!

How TVC Aims At Acquisitions, Not IPOs, with Jeb Spencer


One issue has been a difficulty by indigenous funds to raise their own capital from their limited partners. Take the Accordent deal. more) READ MORE>>.

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

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Take for example Accel. But I became a VC in 2007 and wrote my first check in 2009 – 4.5 But VC is like congress. I rest my case.

Interview with Jimmy Hendricks, Deal Current


For example, if a customer has a question on a purchase, we answer that. What is Deal Current? What's the story behind Deal Current? Thanks!

Interview with Josh Resnick, ntro


For example, you might really love a really unique scotch, and want to meet others that hold a monthly scotch tasting event. more) READ MORE>>.

The Entrepreneur Thesis

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I had an offer to sell my company to in 2007. But let me give you an example. But let me give you an example.

Got 2020 Clear Vision?


For example, the time that Oprah gave Julia Roberts a Petunia bag live on the show once, or how about the time that Martha Stewart gave her entire live studio audience Petunia bags! Another example that has inspired me to follow my dreams is watching my college buddy Jack Johnson become an international pop star. Jack Johnson. in ten

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Page Howe: Why Everyone In LA Ought To Have a.LA Domain


An example of that is Craig's, which now has We bought and sold domains, and it's now been over two million since 2007. as a domain extension. Howe is a veteran of the domain name business, having made his name buying and selling domain names over the years, including having founded Joe's Domains. domain name. Dot.LA names.