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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010

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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? Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 First Principles.

What Mattered in 2010: Bruce Hallett, Miramar Venture Partners

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In each technology company in which Miramar invests, we are focused on supporting the management teams successful execution of its plan. Exits.

Tech Coast Angels Highlights 2010 Deals

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The Tech Coast Angels , [ profile ] the largest angel investment group in Southern California, outlined its 2010 deals today, saying that it funded a total of 31 deals in 2010, and had three profitable exits. The TCA said that 12 of those deals were new investments, and 19 were follow-on investments for the company. READ MORE>>.

Zuma Ventures: Creating A New Technology Startup Model

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Incubators, at the core level, take basic core level technology and try to build a company around it. Explain exactly how Zuma Ventures works?

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

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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. November 23, 2010 By Julia D.

Startup Development

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I’ve come to realize that I have lots of posts around startup software development scattered around in different posts. Thought it would be good to capture them in one spot and also include links to related posts from other sources. How to Work With a Contract Web Developer How To Bootstrap Your Startup

Startup CTO or Developer

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I’ve been having discussions with several people recently about the role of the CTO (Chief Technology Officer) in very early stage companies.

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Fallbrook Technologies Pulls IPO

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Fallbrook had originally filed for an IPO in February of 2010. Fallbrook is venture backed by NGEN, Mtion Systems, and others. READ MORE>>.

Don’t be a Grin Fucker

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So I’m willing to suffer from less readership on this one and go with the saying. Plus, everyone on Twitter egged me on and then some. anyways.

Never Hire Job Hoppers. Never. They Make Terrible Employees

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This is part of my startup advice series. This post isn’t going to be popular. I’m sure of that. That’s OK. Never. By definition!

Startup Sales – Why Hiring Seasoned Reps May Not Work

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This is probably because many founders are product or technology people. Here is my recommended approach. You learn by asking. IMO at least.

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How to Not Suck at a Group Presentation

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Talk us through how the person using your product is benefiting through your technology. Most people suck at presenting to big groups. Whew.&#.

How to Work with Lawyers at a Startup

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I know that people have an allergy to lawyers out of fear of being screwed. Much of this is unfounded – some is not. the link is here. Sorry.

The Four Main Things that Investors Look for in a Startup

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I obviously don’t speak for all investors. This post was prompted by an email exchange I had with a young entrepreneur. That’s fine.

Journeymen, Mavericks & Superstars: Understanding Salespeople at Startups

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Most technology startups seem to be founded by three types of people: product managers, engineers or biz dev types (MBAs and the like).

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What Mattered in 2010: John Babcock, Rustic Canyon Partners

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? The iPad. It's a revelation.

Do you Suffer from the Urgency Addiction? It’s More Common Than you Think

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But the urgency addiction is a bad thing that I’m fortunate enough to get away with. When I first discovered the concept I found it enlightening.

With $18M, Reflexion Health Expands Physical Therapy Technology

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Smith, who joined the West institute as chief medical and science officer in 2010, took over as Reflexion’s interim CEO in December.

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

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Today Factual announced that it raised $25 million from Andreessen Horowitz & Index Ventures. Let me explain. Storage. We raised $16.5 Processing.

The Power of “In Person” – Why Distributed Teams are Less Effective

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There is a core that exists in human connectedness that no amount of technology can replace. Conventional wisdom is wrong. Been there.

Equity-Only CTO and Equity-Only Developers

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And do I fit as a Part-Time CTO , Technology Advisor , CTO Founder , Acting CTO ? I had a recent email dialog with the founder of a company looking for a CTO for their startup. We had several emails back and forth where he provided basic details on the concept. Was it a Startup Founder Developer Gap ? Was it a case of needing Homework?

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Building Products for Mass Adoption

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Sometimes it’s to play around with new technology. They use products because the products solve a need they have. He is both. Bollocks.

X1 Technologies Goes Mobile

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Tags: technologies desktop search software mobile iphone apple ipad ipod idealab

The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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I think some of this stems from the early days of Twitter when it was presumed that it was a technology to tell people what you ate for lunch.

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CoreLogic Sells Unit to Private Equity Firm

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corelogic merger acquisition real estate mortgage information symphony technology group private equityThe deal was worth $265M in cash.

The Fallacy of Channels: Startups Beware

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This is part of my ongoing series on startup advice but also filed under my sales & marketing posts. Period. Full Stop for you Brits.) Nevermind.

73.6% of all Statistics are Made Up

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Fortunately I was mostly a technology consultant, which meant that I coded computers, designed databases and planned system integration projects.

Immersive Technology Summit 2010

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Thursday, October 21, 2010 -- Immersive Technology Summit 2010. On October 21th, 2010, the worlds first Immersive Technology summit will be held at LA Center Studios to showcase industry leaders of immersive technology and collaborate on themes of innovation, applications, and future development.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010

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Great content again in September that meets at the intersection of startups, technology, product and being a Startup CTO. Chris Dixon , September 12, 2010 My most useful career experience was about eight years ago when I was trying to break into the world of VC-backed startups. OnlyOnce , September 6, 2010 What Does a CEO Do, Anyway?

Iteris Buys Meridian Environmental Technology

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Santa Ana-based Iteris , a developer of traffic management software and technology, said today that it is acquiring Meridian Environmental Technology , a developer of traveler information systems and highway maintenance software. iteris meridian environmental technology merger acquisition traffic information softwareREAD MORE>>.

Networking Tips for Entrepreneurs

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The technology meet-up scene is an odd co-mingling of entrepreneurs, engineers, social media mavens, service providers, and up and comers. Ten Tips on How to Make it in the Meet-up Scene. Here are ten actionable tips to make the most of your meet-ups. Meet More – the key to any meet-up is first to meet others.

My Life as a CEO (and VC): Chief Psychologist

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I’ve had a post in my head for months – maybe longer – about the role of a CEO. Both are basically people businesses. Lived it.

The Yo-Yo Life of a Tech Entrepreneur – A Cautionary Tale

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So no prizes for guessing my New Year’s resolution for 2010. I plan to be 25 pounds lighter by December 31st, 2010. Fawk!

WirelessHealth 2010

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Thursday, October 7, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

WirelessHealth 2010

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

WirelessHealth 2010

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Tuesday, October 5, 2010 -- WirelessHealth 2010. Science with Engineering: Where Science, Mobile Technology, and Medicine Converge. See [link] (more

Kingston Technology Hits $6.5 Billion In Revenues

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Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology , the provider of computer memory products, reported today that it has hit a record, $6.5 billion in revenues in 2010. kingston technology memory flash computer revenuesThe firm said the amount is the highest ever in company history, and was a $2.4 READ MORE>>.

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

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You – being members of the technology community. Absolute Power Corrupts, Absolutely. These phones were so over hyped. It came to me.

What Mattered in 2010: Mike Jones, Myspace

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In your opinion, what events, companies, or people made the biggest impact on the technology world in 2010? Groupon is also fantastic.

USC Spinouts Raised $148M In Last Two Years, Says University

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Tags: spinout startup activity economy jobs university southern california technology transfer finance venture capital

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