November, 2011

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Future of TV: The Quick Version

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I recently gave a talk about the Future of Television. ” Here’s a link to watch it or click the image below. ” It no longer does.

What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From The Grateful Dead


“Contrariwise,” continued Tweedledee, “If it was so, it might be; and if it were so, it would be; but as it isn’t, it ain’t. That’s logic.”.

Why Facebook OpenGraph Will Work and Why To Hate It

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I openly can’t stand OpenGraph. It’s the one feature that stuck with me the most from the F8 conference this past September. It’s Powerful.

Interview with Dat Do, Derivatas


What does your company do? What's your background? Dat Do: For the last five years or so, I worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers here in LA. Thanks!

Interview with Michael Arrington – Startups Uncensored #23

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Our next Startups Uncensored event is going to be very special. I’ll be doing a one-on-one interview with Michael Arrington, founder of TechCrunch and the new CrunchFund. Michael is an incredible serial entrepreneur who, in 2008, was listed as one of Time Magazine ‘s most influential people. Announcements Startups Uncensored

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Take Back Your Internet, Leave Klout

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Klout, PeerIndex, Kred, and even Empire Avenue need to go away. Here’s the breakdown: The Inverted Logic Loop. ” It’s that easy.

Republican Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson on Technology


Johnson spoke to us about his online outreach efforts, and how he's hoping those efforts will bring some visibility to his campaign. READ MORE>>.

The most satisfying life journey is never about the money.


And yet, as I recall the greatest thrills, the memorable events, the best of memories, almost none are about the money. Be honest with yourself.

Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 -- Venture Capital in Southern California: Catching Up and Going Beyond. Northern California gets all the attention when it comes to venture capital investment. But Southern California does VC, too, just not at quite the same scale as Silicon Valley. That will have to change as SoCal moves into the 21st century.

Launchpad LA Receives VC Funding: $50,000 Per Startup

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Launchpad LA today announces it will accept applications for its third class of Los Angeles-based tech startups. History. For the past 2.5 Report Card.

A Serial Entrepreneur’s Take On Brad Feld & Jason Mendelson’s Venture Deals


If you haven’t already subscribed yet, subscribe now for. free weekly Infochachkie articles! The Magicians Tells Their Secrets. Things I Loved.

Mike Jones Echoes Hollywood | If You Build It, They Will Come

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Mike Jones may be known for his most recent role as CEO of MySpace , but this Internet entrepreneur is no stranger to the startup world.

Adobe Buys UCLA Startup Auditude


Adobe Systems said today that it has acquired Auditude , a provider of video ad management and monetization technology. Auditude, although now based in Palo Alto, had originally been developed for a UCLA MBA business plan competition, by Nicholas Seet. Financial details of the acquisition were not disclosed. READ MORE>>.


The thrill of the adventure!


There is nothing quite as thrilling in business as igniting a startup and watching it blossom. Especially when starting a company with personal savings or money from relatives and friends, early signs of success are intoxicating. Each new customer, each mention in the press or online adds to the feeling of early accomplishment. Ignition!

Why I Moved My Bricks and Mortar Business To The Cloud

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- Why I Moved My Bricks and Mortar Business To The Cloud. Leonard Linton, CEO of 1NW Contact LLC, compares the cost and organizational structure of a traditional call center and his new business in the cloud. Mr. Linton operates a contact center company that resides in the cloud with 110 agents living in 38 states.

Ever Wonder What It’s Like Inside a VC Pitch Meeting? You Can Be a Fly on the Wall Here

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I’ve often wanted to let people see what a VC pitch is like to help new entrepreneurs have a better sense of what it’s like to present.

Kevin O’Connor Discusses The Secrets Of Success - Hint: There Are No Secrets


Nearly one year ago, I published my first infoChachkie interview, with Kevin O’Connor , Co-Founder of FindTheBest. Most people know about

How to Profit: “Thank You Metrics” – Community First, Money Second

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I am a raving fan of NOT just because they have the best deals on web based business tools. But you need to pay the bills!’ I resisted.

Scripps Insitute, IBM Look To PCs to Cure Malaria With Jeopardy Winnings


So far, the effort has 2 million PCs engaged in the effort, PCs which were being used by Scripps' efforts to develop treatments for HIV/AIDS.

Find your rock in Ensenada. An encore.


This week, for the first time, we republish an earlier post. With readership up three-fold since that posting in April, 2011, and with many great reader comments then, it is only natural to send you to the original post with those reader comments attached, rather than republish it here. So press this link to go right to that original posting.


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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- INVESTOR OUTLOOK 2012 - Will investors continue to spend like drunken sailors? Strategy Series and Mixer. Dealmaker Media. As we approach 2012 the debates on bursting bubbles and Series A crunches are heating up. Want to know what industry leaders think about investment trends given the economys instability?

HealthDataInsights Sells for $400 Million. Big Win for GRP Partners.

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The tech market is filled with many stories of early-stage funding. ” Let me explain all three. Solving bigger problems. Women Entrepreneurs.

Len Short (Red)ily Discusses Google, Bono & Steve Jobs


Len Short is truly an online marketing pioneer, heading up marketing at Charles Schwab, AOL and then (PRODUCT)RED. free weekly Infochachkie articles!

First Ever Startup Weekend Orange County Live!

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We are going to do what we do best and bring you all the awesome presentation action live tonight at 5PM PST. He joined Miramar in 2006. Patents.

Online Retailers Start Up Black Friday Sales, Early


Traditional retailers Target and Kohl's are among those who are starting their Black Friday on midnight on Thanksgiving. READ MORE>>.

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Leave something on the table in a sale.


Isn’t the goal of any negotiation to get the maximum possible out of the other side? I have learned from long experience that the last bit of concession is the most expensive in a negotiation. Certainly, sales contracts usually call for a basket or amount of findings below which the buyer will absorb the costs. The liquidity event and beyond

Near-Field Communication

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Tuesday, December 6, 2011 -- Near-Field Communication. CommNexus. Who are you without your mobile phone?? With NFC, your phone is your identity, your wallet, your business card, your hotel room key. Near Field Communications (NFC) technology is one of the newest technologies designed to add additional utility to our cellular phones. See [link].

The Future of Television Presentation

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I will be giving a speech today on The Future of Television at the PaidContent conference in LA. I will write way more details about this in the coming months but I thought I’d give you a sneak peak at my presentation for today. Future of TV. if there are typos in the presentation don’t bust my chops. Tech Market Analysis

Why Selling To The Government Can Downgrade Your Startup


Article first published as Why Selling To The Government Can Downgrade Your Startup on Technorati. First Greece, now Spain and Italy.

Small Business Marketing | Get Customers versus Get Leads

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Getting “Leads” does not mean money in the bank. Having paying “Customers” is what makes the cash register roar. Second, how to get leads. CRAZY.

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Geni Swizzles Pricing Tiers


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Google+ Pages | Businesses and Brands Rejoice

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Only a few weeks ago, Google executives announced Google+ Pages for brands and companies were on the way. Get started today and build your page.

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upStart.LA Breakdown | Accelerators and Incubators: An Entrepreneur’s Point of View

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So what’s the next step? Every entrepreneur at some point has probably felt like this and asked themselves the question: “now what?”

The Work of Film Through Technology: Interview with CG Supervisor Morris May

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Morris May is a computer graphics (CG) film big wig—or at least he was. He is not the average computer nerd, one might say. The story department.