What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace


The biggest news was a complete, new launch of a new product, strategy and brand. In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? No doubt, it was Facebook and Twitter, which were incredible businesses for 2010.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. 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. Building a Better Product.

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US Economic Risks (Sept 2010): Impact on Investors & Entrepreneurs

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trillion out of our homes and spent 2/3rds of it on flat screen TVs, trips to Hawaii, time shares, Apple products and everything else we couldn’t afford. between June and July 2010 (and 25% from a year ago).

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!

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Building Products for Mass Adoption

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Chris Dixon wrote a blog post last week titled, “ Techies and Normals &# in which he defined “Techies&# as people who are not just “early adopters&# but also have more of a geeky, technical, product bent. They use products because the products solve a need they have.

What Mattered in 2010: Greg Martin, Archer Venture Capital


2010 was a momentus year for me personally. Coming off a very successful exit with Networks in Motion at the end of 2009, 2010 has been a very exciting year for several of my companies, Socialvibe, 2tor, Leadpoint, Webvisible and Impact Radius.

Top 57 Online Startups Meets Technology Meets Product Posts for November 2010


I continue to collect great content that is the intersection of startups, products, online and technology. aka: An Open Letter to the Next Big Social Network) - 500 Hats , November 1, 2010 I've held off writing this post for a long time, because I couldn't quite get my head around all the issues. When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars - Steve Blank , November 24, 2010 When It’s Darkest Men See the Stars. It’s 2010 and that idea has not graduated to mainstream yet.

Product Design for Iterative Processes

Both Sides of the Table

I wrote this post because I feel that too many products let features creep sink into the design under the guise of making the product more powerful but in turn they make their products less useful for the majority of users (who remain infrequent visitors and novices).

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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. Productivity.

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Productivity Hacks: Voicemail, Folders & To-Do’s

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I recently wrote a post about avoiding the “ Deferred Life Plan &# and some related thoughts about personal productivity that came from Tim Ferriss’s book, The Four Hour Workweek. I would love to say that I’m the productivity guru. That’s my 2010 hack.

What Mattered In 2010: Mark Suster, GRP Partners


In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? I am looking at low cost video production and distribution, and I'm looking at new models of consumer consumption of video.

Outlook on Telehealth 2010

SoCal Tech Calendar

Monday, February 8, 2010 -- Outlook on Telehealth 2010. This enables an ecosystem where many diverse vendors can combine their products into new value propositions. At CommNexus' Health Communications SIG, attendees will received a 2010 update on telehealth from Continua Health Alliance. CommNexus.

CTIA 2010 Recap

SoCal Tech Calendar

Thursday, April 1, 2010 -- CommNexus Presents: CTIA 2010 Recap The Industry Insider vs. Consumer Perspectives. Get the inside scoop on CTIA 2010 from Tech and Consumer guru Andy Abramson, CEO, Communicano and television personality and tech enthusiast Sam "The Cooking Guy" Zien. The panelists will share their perspectives of CTIA 2010 representing both the Industry Insider and the Consumer view.

Quick Hack to Make Your Boss (and you) More Productive

Both Sides of the Table

Yesterday I wrote a post about the " Urgency Addiction ” and how many people start important tasks late and then motivate with a huge wave of productivity and inspiration driven by deadlines and commitments to others.

FindTheBest Takes On Product Comparisons


Looking to take on comparisons between products, services, and other information, a new startup, FindTheBest.com , has emerged in Santa Barbara. Tags: search startup doubleclick oconnor kevin engine comparison product findthebest

Local.com Names Product VP


Irvine-based Local.com , the operator of a number of local search sites, said this morning that it has appointed Eileen Licitra as its Vice President of Product Management. Licitra joins the company from MediaSpan Online Services, where she was most recently Vice President, Product Management. Tags: local local.com executive search product management

Business 2010 – A Time for Optimism and Work

Startup Professionals Musings

Even though it has been a long haul, it’s nice to see some optimism on the horizon for 2010. Small Business Outlook 2010: Lessons Learned – A Case for Greater Optimism ,” was published by CIT Group, Inc., Another approach is to diversify and broaden the product lines and services.

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ExecTec - Productized

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 -- ExecTec - Productized. When a manufacturer has developed new technology one of the stages on way to market is when they fold that technology into a product. The key is to make sure that in the end you have a product that utilizes the technology in a way that end users really want. Learn more. See [link] (more

New idea or product? Don’t rest until you test!


So you have a great new product or service that you and your associates love. I would be very, very nervous without testing the product in the market as early as possible, ready to make changes and enhancements before committing to production and release. . Even with a perfect product, is the market ready for this? Will you have to be both the evangelist for the product and for its marketplace as well?

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Nexsan Releases Deduplication Product


Thousand Oaks-based Nexsan , a developer of data storage products, said this week that it has released an upgraded deduplication product. product offers LAN-based deduplication, and is based on FalconStor's File-Interface Deduplication System (FDS).

LEHR Licenses Products To Fiskars


Los Angeles-based LEHR , the maker of propane-fueled, eco-friendly lawn and garden tools, announced Tuesday evening that it has licensed its low-emission propane power technology to multinational Fiskars. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Digital Map Products Wins Union City


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , a provider of geographical information systems (GIS) products, reported this week that it has signed on Union City, California, as a customer. According to Digital Map Products, Union City is using its product to collect and share GIS data among its departments and with the public. Digital Map Products is headed by Jim Skurzynski. Tags: digital products mapping

Digital Map Products Hits Azure Marketplace


Irvine-based Digital Map Products , which provides web mapping products to real estate and local government customers, said Wednesday that the firm's ParcelStream web service now is available through Microsoft Windows Azure Marketplace. Digital Map Products' products are used by real estate sites, utilities, financial services, insurance, and others to see legal parcel divisions. Tags: digital products windows azure data realestate real estate

Vitesse Ramps Product Intros


Camarillo-based Vitesse Semiconductor , the developer of networking semiconductors, said today that it has added 30 new product solutions to its portfolio so far this year. The firm develops chips used in Carrier Ethernet and enterprise networks. The firm said the ramp comes as it has begun focusing its R&D efforts on adding carrier features to enterprise and public networks, and specifically aiming at Carrier Ethernet standards.

MorphLabs Launches New Product, Ties With Zend


Manhattan Beach-based Morphlabs , the developer of cloud computing software run by Winston Damarillo, announced this morning that it has released a "significant upgrade" to its mCloud Controller product. The firm said the release simplifies the process of building and managing internal cloud computing environments. In addition to the release, the firm also said it has partnered with Zend Technologies, to integrate the software as part of mCloud Enterprise.

Fandango Rolls Out Mobile Ticketing Product


Los Angeles-based Fandango , which operates an online movie ticketing service, announced today that it has rolled out a mobile phone ticketing option. The firm, which is a unit of Comcast Interactive, said its mobile ticket program allows users to use their mobile phones to get into movies.

Digital Map Products Partners With Landiscor


Irvine-based Digital Map Products said Friday that the firm has inked a channel partnership with Landiscor Aerial Information, a provider of aerial information for the real estate industry. Digital Map Products said it will make its web platform available to Landiscor, as part of a new product called LanDiscover, a product for accessing imagery and real estate data. Tags: digital products landiscor mapping

Leads360 Launches Leads Prioritization Product


Los Angeles-based Leads360 , the developer of online sales lead management software-as-a-service, said Tuesday that it has launched a new, real-time prioritization product. According to the company, the new product automatically ranks and prioritizes leads, based on custom business rules defined by its customers. The firm said the product is aimed at helping provide for more efficient and contact by sales professionals.

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. -

Bluebeam Launches New Product


Pasadena-based Bluebeam Software , which develops software which created PDF documents from CAD files, announced today that it has rolled out a new product called Bluebeam Q. The firm said that new software creates PDF from CAD and Office files, and also can apply batch operations such as automatic rotating of PDFs, addition of cover pages, and application of security and text stamps. The firm said it had previously sold the title as Bluebeam Conversion Server.

Ten Top Product Pricing Models for Startups

Startup Professionals Musings

One of the toughest decisions for a startup is how to price their product or service. Here is a summary, with some of the pros and cons or special considerations for each: Product or service is free, revenue from ads and critical mass. Product is free, but you pay for services.

Advanced Product Portfolio Management Training - Orange County

SoCal Tech Calendar

Tuesday, August 17, 2010 -- Advanced Product Portfolio Management Training - Orange County. See [link] (more

BridgeCo Upgrades Music Networking Products


El Segundo-based BridgeCo , a developer of embedded semiconductors and software for the home entertainment networking market, said Thursday at CES that it has launched the next generation of its JukeBlox product.

Products vs Services – Critical Success Factors

Startup Professionals Musings

Many writers have outlined the critical success factors for product companies, like sell every unit at a profit, patent the design, and continuous product improvement. The distinction between product companies and services companies is easy to see.

Volvo’s Polestar begins production of the all-electric Polestar 2 in China

TechCrunch LA

Polestar has started production of its all-electric Polestar 2 vehicle at a plant in China amid the COVID-19 pandemic that has upended the automotive industry and triggered a wave of factory closures throughout the world. The start of Polestar 2 production is a milestone for Volvo Car Group’s standalone electric performance brand — and not just because it began in the midst of global upheaval caused by COVID-19, a disease that stems from the coronavirus.

RealPractice Targets Solo Attorneys With New Product


Santa Ana-based RealPractice , which develops legal technology products and related services, said today that it has launched a new, software-as-a-service platform aimed at solo attorneys. According to RealPractice, it is now offering My RealPractice, a product which helps those attorneys build their own websites, monitor their practices, manage matter and task management, invoicing, and more. The new product is a part of the firm's revamp and new focus on small solo attorneys.

Pragmatic Solutions Launches Gaming Content Management Product


Westlake Village-based Pragmatic Solutions , which develops data analytics software for the computer gaming market, said Monday that it has launched a new product called mygameIQ. The firm said the product provides digital distribution and content management for gaming, allowing users to launch both browser-based and downloadable games. The company also said the product is the official download management client for AOL site Big Download.

Cereplast Shifts Production To Indiana


Hawthorne-based Cereplast , a developer of bio-plastics, said today that it is moving all of its R&D and production lines to Indiana, as it looks to reduce its footprint in Southern California. The firm said it will continue to maintain its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, and will be moving those offices to a new facility in El Segundo.

Yahoo Taps Pepperdine Prof As Chief Product Officer


Online search portal Yahoo said yesterday that it has named Blake Irving , most recently a professor at the Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu, as its Chief Product Officer, heading up the company's product strategy and direction.

Rubicon Project Debuts New Product


Los Angeles-based Rubicon Project , the developer of online advertising optimization tools funded by Clearstone Venture Partners, Mayfield Fund, IDG Ventures and Peacock Equity Fund, said today that it has rolled out a new product called REVV for demand. The firm said the new product helps advertisers to automate inventory and audience buys in its REVV Marketplace.

One Entrepreneur Shares His Product Story

Tech Coast Venture Network

L Sanders shares the story behind his patented sports bra venture ( www.activeinneractions.com ).

Don’t Subtract - Restart to Find the Minimum Viable Product


Steve Blank wrote a great post recently entitled Perfection By Subtraction – The Minimum Feature Set where he explains the real goals around defining a minimum viable product: Founders act like the “minimum” part is the goal. Only a special subset of customers will and what gets them breathing heavy is the long-term vision for your product. I’m a big believer in delivering a minimal product out of the gate, although minimum gets defined differently in lots of cases.

CyberDefender Sees Boost From Anti-Malware Products


Los Angeles-based CyberDefender , a developer of PC security, antispyware, and antivirus software, reported today that the firm saw a boost in sales in Q4, boosted by its anti-malware products. CyberDefender said it saw strong growth from new customers in the area of anti-malware products, as well as tech support services.