Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc. 500 Hats , February 1, 2010 When to Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication? Steve Blank , January 25, 2010 10 Tips for Adding Game Mechanics to a Non-Gaming Service - ReadWriteStart , September 21, 2010 Startups & VCs: Learn How to Design, Market, & Eat Your Own. -

Google Ramps Hiring In Irvine


Search engine giant Google appears to be ramping its hiring efforts in Irvine, according to representatives of the company. The firm said it grew the Irvine locations by more than 20 percent in 2010, and that this will be the firm's hiring year ever including its Southern California locations.

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What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners


In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? Examples: After successful sales of their prior companies to Google, Ryan and Chad Steelberg are back with BAT, while Gil Elbaz is making big news with Factual.

Understanding How The Innovator’s Dilemma Affects You

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About how Microsoft viewed Google Apps. earned handsomely from Google’s success. One of the most influential books of my career is The Innovator’s Dilemma by Clay Christensen. I cannot recommend it enough for people in the technology or media sectors.

Startup CTO or Developer


Beyond the fuzzy, high-level questions, there are often a lot of very specific questions like do we Use Facebook Connect – Twitter Oauth – Google Friend Connect for Authentication ?

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Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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If they are Google, Facebook and then a startup – you’re fine. You have Google guys sending you CVs. Google offers your product for free. This is part of my startup advice series. This post isn’t going to be popular. I’m sure of that. That’s OK.

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Why Google Fiber? Moat-widening Endeavor & Future of Computing.

Tech Zulu Event

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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How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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But I’m sure he’ll never remember your company when Google buys you for $500 million and he’s still eating Ramen – right?

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

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To this day I’m astounded that IBM, Google, Sun, Microsoft and others didn’t offer this service and Amazon did. In case you don’t know Applied Semantics it’s Google AdSense.

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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As the standard gained popularity more people started “subscribing&# to output of their favorite content – either as an email newsletter or as an XML feed into their RSS Reader such as Google Reader.

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Google Unveils Self-Driving Car Effort


Search engine giant Google said over the weekend that the firm has been developing technology for self driving cars, driving automated cars across California, including Los Angeles and Santa Monica. According to Google, it has hired what it says were some of the very best engineers from the DARPA Grand Challenge, DARPA's robotic vehicle competition, and applied them to develop its own, automated cars. Tags: google automotive auto robotic robots grand challenge darpa

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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Ink some deals with, Intuit, Google, eBay, Verizon, etc. This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. No advice I give will ever apply to 100% of companies, 100% of startups or even 100% of tech startups.

Twitter Networks are Different than Social Networks

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Brad googled him on his Iphone. If you use Twitter and think it is a valuable service then you’re probably tired of the steady stream of your friends who tell you it’s just a fad and they don’t feel compelled to join.

People Management: Startup Teams Should Dip but not Skip

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I never built a Google-sized business but I did build an organization from scratch that grew to 120 employees in 5 countries before we sold it. We all like to think of startups as “non hierarchic&# organizations and to some extent that should be true.

App is Crap (why Apple is bad for your health)

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Google would soon follow with their own phones, it was rumored. If Google is sometimes flawed in it’s “do no evil&# mission, you gotta believe that Larry and Sergey deep down believe this mantra. Let’s start with Google’s Android.

Don’t Sweep Feedback Under the Rug

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I know even Google employees who had to do this. There are two things that have really surprised me in my years in “management&#. How few people give their employees real feedback on a regular and formal basis. How much employees crave this information, whether positive or negative. So my message to you if you work in a position where you have people reporting to you – don’t sweep feedback under the rug – even if it’s negative.

Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

SoCal Delicious

Los Angeles By: Laura Rich February 26, 2010 It used to be, if you were serious about starting a tech company, you went to Silicon Valley. If you look at why Google is so successful today, the overwhelming majority of their revenue is from sponsored search.

Google's $500M Pharmacy Forfeit Sheds Light On Issues At Demand Media's eNom


The forfeiture of $500M in revenues by Google to the the U.S. Department of Justice Wednesday, over the use of Google's AdWords to advertise Canadian pharmacies, has shed some light on the types of issues that were facing Santa Monica-based eNom , the domain name registration and wholesaler owned by Demand Media , last year. sales illegal justice department legal drug pharmacy online legitscript google

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Google Code API Console – Nicely Done


Google Code just release the API console. It better organizes Google’s APIs and I even discovered a couple new APIs. Custom Search API - Google Custom Search enables you to search over a slice of the web, such as your own website, or a collection of websites.

Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March There was some really great content in June. 10 Ways To Be Your Own Boss - A VC : Venture Capital and Technology , June 18, 2010 The folks at Behance and Cool Hunting asked me to talk at their 99% Conference a couple months ago. 37 Startup Insights - OnStartups , June 7, 2010 Earlier this year, I had a chance to attend SxSW.

Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010


Continuing my series of posts that I’ve been collecting that live at the intersection of Startups and being a Startup CTO : Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March here are the top posts from May 2010. Kathy Sierra at Business of Software 2009 - Business of Software Blog , May 4, 2010 "In the old days, getting customers was easy. MongoDB at Etsy - Code as Craft , May 19, 2010 Hi! 8211; are mostly a loss leaders for Google.

Angel Investing (1): Dealflow – Are You Sitting at The Right Poker Table?

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Any big surprise that Chris is a very early investor in Twitter founded by Evan Williams who worked at Google after selling them Executive Summary.

The Future of Television & The Digital Living Room

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But with the introduction of Apple TV, Google TV, the Boxee Box & other initiatives it’s clear that this battle will heat up in 2011. Enter Google. So it is unsurprising to see companies like Sony, Logitech & Intel partner with Google.

Los Angeles Web Developer


My flippant comment was, “If you do a Google search for Los Angeles web developer, you’ll find a LOT of people and firms.” Yesterday, I met with someone at the early stage of a startup. He has a great concept with some complexity to it. He was struggling to find high quality developers in Los Angeles. Just the kind of person I like to meet. :) But I was a bit surprised when he emphasized how hard it had been for them to find a web developer in Los Angeles.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


This continues my series of posts: Top 40 Startup Posts for August 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts for July 2010 Top 30 Startup Posts in June 2010 Top 29 Startup Posts May 2010 Startup CTO Top 30 Posts for April 16 Great Startup Posts from March Some great free resources listed this month that I thought were interesting. Four Minutes In The Morning - Feld Thoughts , September 1, 2010 Amy and I created a tradition about a decade ago we call “four minutes in the morning.&#

Google Googles In Marketing Experiment


Google Googles , 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 Googles 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.

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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Google Analytics

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 -- Google Analytics. Come join Social Media Club - Los Angeles as we discuss the topic of Google Analytics! This month we are going to take a deeper dive into one of the easiest ways to measure online social media efforts  through Google analytics. Confused by Analytics? Want to know if your tweet really made a difference in your company's bottom line?

Embrace Losing – It Will Make You Stronger

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I decided to put both of those issues to bed in 2010. There are other great VC’s in SoCal and there is always the allure of the NorCal guys flying down and talking about how they invested in Google, Facebook, Yahoo!

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What Mattered In 2010: Scott Painter, TrueCar


In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? I also think it will be a big year for Google. Google has largely stalled out in growth, and I think they will be willing to blow things up to make some gains this year.

Shopzilla Partners With Google


Los Angeles-based Shopzilla annoucned today that the firm has inked a strategic partnership with Google , to include its Bizrate ratings and review within Google's Product Search and Google AdWords ads. According to Shopzilla, the Google deal allows Google to display full length reviews for all retailers participating in its Bizrate Insights Program; Google displays those reviews when consumers search on products.

Vederi Sues Google Over Google Street View


s, is suing Google for patent infringement, based on its Google Street View feature, according to IP law firm Christie, Parker & Hale LLP. According to the firm, Verederi LLC , a company founded by Enrico Di Bernardo and Luis Goncalves, have sued Google saying that its Street View product infringes on four of the company's patents. Tags: vederi google caltech patent legal lawsuit street view A Pasadena-based company, founded by Caltech Ph.D's,

Gil Elbaz On Factual's New Warchest


The firm is headed by Gil Elbaz , who is known for co-founding Applied Semantics, the firm which invented Google's AdSense product. elbaz factual venture capital google data local facebook places