A Serial Entrepreneur’s Guide To Uncovering Awesome Startup Ideas

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In this 8-minute video excerpt from his recent talk, Seth describes the practical, hands-on methodology that he uses on a day-to-day basis to identify and vet his entrepreneurial ideas. As I note in Spilling The Beans , the basic ideas upon which startups are founded are worth nothing.

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Here is Why Non-Obvious Startup Ideas Can Yield the Largest Results

Both Sides of the Table

It has become so synonymous with Internet companies that the French have invented a disdainful term including Amazon: “les GAFA,” which they refer to as Google-Apple-Facebook-Amazon to talk about American dominance of the Internet. Amazon. It is a household name.

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How Google's Old Offices Are Becoming A Tech Hub, with ROC's Walter Grieves

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In a sign of the growth of the Silicon Beach technology world, last year, Google moved its headquarters out of a space on Arizona Avenue in Santa Monica, and into a new fancy headquarters space in Venice. What's the idea with ROC? What's the idea behind the community use of space here?

Drew Baumann | Fullscreen BEAM, Google Glass, and Future Tech

Tech Zulu Event

Drew Baumann got his lucky hands on Google’s ongoing project, Google Glass. We get in touch with Drew and talk about his new BEAM app, Google Glasses, and the future of tech. I thought Google Glasses was allowing people to easily share life’s moment through YouTube.

How Connectifier Is Applying Search Technology To Recruiting, With John Jersin

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What if searching for people to recruit to your company was as easy as running a search in Google? John Jersin: We're building a search platform, similar to how Google crawls the web, picking up information about professionals, and aggregating that together into our search index.

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Why Teenagers Make Great Entrepreneurs

Xconomy

Of course there is no right answer—you start a business when you have a great idea and you’re ready to take the entrepreneurial plunge—but I might point out that one age range is conspicuously absent from this debate: the teenage years. What is the ideal age to start a company?

Interview: Clark Benson of Founder & CEO of Ranker.com - Dicusses Playing Nice With Google

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5) Google does a great job with indexed search. Google can definitely work complimentary to what we are doing. If someone is investing in me and my idea, I simply don’t want to let them down.

Mike Jones of Science Inc, On Exits And Finding The Right Entrepreneurs

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www.science-inc.com), the startup �studio� led by former MySpace CEO and technology veteran Mike Jones , just saw its third acquisition out of its portfolio this year�the acquisition of FameBit by Google/Youtube. Mike Jones: (chuckles) I think I get the feeling that Google chooses you, and you don't choose them, in a weird way. They had been huge fans of the platform, and I think they had a super, genuine connection with Youtube, thus with Google.

SpaceX's Elon Musk Puts Up $10M To Fend Off Killer Robot Armies

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Technology mogul and visionary Elon Musk has publicly stated that he doesn''t like the idea of runaway artificial intelligence --and has just donated $10M of his own money to a group aimed at fending off unfriendly AI. killer robotics google skynet turing life research intelligence artificial army robot musk elon spacex

The Guy Who Took on Google (and now LinkedIn): Mike Yavonditte

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Why AltaVista Failed To Become as Successful as Google. Mike believes the reason AltaVista didn’t become Google ( despite their market leadership position ) was because they didn’t focus on search. How Quigo Went Head-to-Head With Google.

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Silicon Beach Expands with Santa Clarita’s Startup Weekend Nov. 13 -15

Tech Zulu Event

One weekend, teams of newly formed entrepreneurs and who knows what products or big ideas can happen? Those with a startup in mind pitch their idea (not required), the attendees vote, and teams are formed! Events Startups Google Santa Clarita Silicon Beach Startup Weekend

6 Reasons Why You Should Jump On The Startup Bandwagon

Tech Zulu Event

Piaw Na, who spent over six years at Google, writes on Quora that she recommends fresh grads to join a startup instead of big companies. It may not be your company, but being able to have a say – and to know that your ideas are being taken onboard – makes for a great day at the office.

Google Code API Console – Nicely Done

SoCal CTO

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.

The Future of Human-Robot Interaction

Xconomy

So, how much benefit can we really expect from this idea of “natural” interaction? How will humans and machines work together in the future?

Trump’s Election Stunner: Tech and Life Sciences Leaders React

Xconomy

Spark Capital’s Bijan Sabet : “The idea that this was an anti establishment vote to serve the marginalized makes me so sick.” Google’s Adam Singer : “Party is prob over for Silicon Valley for now Trump presidency means recession time. Still processing what this will mean for technology, business, society, and humanity—I guess it’s going to take a while.

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GumGum Makes Images Profitable for Publishers

Tech Zulu Event

After Tanz had sold his pre-Instagram photo-sharing app called MoJungle, he was intrigued with notion of bringing advertising to photos, and had no idea if it was even possible. Buying Google keywords will be popular and expensive. Think about how many images are on the web.

Break Out From The Comfort Zone | Networking For Designers

Tech Zulu Event

I have applied at Google 1000 times, never heard back, but I used social media to finally get a call from them about a decade later. I added a few recruiters and employees at Google and then all of a sudden the recruiters at Google started to email me asking if I wanted to work at Google.

Utopia Parkway in LA | Ride-Sharing Revolution

Tech Zulu Event

Four months later Allen and Paul raised a Series A round of $10 million from Lightspeed Venture Partners , Google Ventures , SV Angel , Mark Pincus , Lerer Ventures and a convoy of other prominent angels and VCs. I’m obsessed with the ride-share revolution sweeping the nation.

Wearable Smart Devices | Ushering in the Future of Smart Technology

Tech Zulu Event

Google Glass. Google Glass is one of the most famous examples of wearable Tech. The idea of a completely hands free and portable computer has a strong draw for most people. Today, there are many companies competing for innovation in the field of wearable tech.

Picasa Founder Lars Perkins Introduces Private Photo Sharing App Relive

Tech Zulu Event

In 2004, Perkins had a successful exit and sold Picasa to Google. Perkins came up with the idea of Relive from his own personal pain of not wanting to share photos of his kids to a public feed such as Facebook, Twitter or even Instagram.

Google Nose Not Real, But Electronic Noses Are

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That's the promise of the (fake) Google Nose , one of the April Fool's jokes to come out of the Internet giant today. But, the whole idea of an artificial nose is not, as the Washington Post points out. noses electronic nose googleCan you use your PC or tablet to sniff the world?

Google Nose Not Real, But Electronic Noses Not

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That's the promise of the (fake) Google Nose , one of the April Fool's jokes to come out of the Internet giant today. But, the whole idea of an artificial nose is not, ">as the Washington Post points out. noses electronic nose google

TechZulu Recaps: The Annual Startup Forecast

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Heather Wilburn – Founding Member of AdWords Program & Biz Dev Manager for Channel Sales team at Google. The conversation shifts over to the work Heather Wilburn is doing with Google AdWords. She reminds us that whole ecosystems have been built on seemingly innocuous ideas.

Google Retires Reader Launches Google Keep To Take On Evernote

Tech Zulu Event

Google announced it will retire its Reader service July 1 to the disappointment of many, and many were out already looking for the best alternative. However, Google had something else in mind, launching a service that might even be better than Google Reader. Why Google Keep.

Keep It Down Up There | The Canadian Tech Scene in Toronto

Tech Zulu Event

Facebook, Google, Zynga, (can we count Disney Interactive?), I sat down with Andrew Peek of Rocketr, a social idea platform, regarding his move through the scene. In fact, this was only one of several fun side projects that the team has tackled after pub discussions around ideas.

Are Smartwatches The New Fashion Statement?

Tech Zulu Event

Tech companies may have forgotten the idea that you should be proud of the watch what you’re wearing on your wrist. Android Apple Apps & Software Gadgets Google iPhone Smartwatch Apps Designers device Galaxy Mobile Moto360 Samsung smartwatch Technology Wearable Technology Wearables

Insights: Gaining and Maintaining High-Value Customers in Today's Marketplace

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For our Insights and Opinions section today, we have an article from Bernard Luthi , President of Monoprice (www.monoprice.com), who talks about how his company has figured out how to compete against the big guys in the room--Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and eBay.

Is it a Good Idea to Have Ads in Tweets?

Both Sides of the Table

Facebook popularized the short-form “status update&# and this initially is called the “feed&# but over time starts to become known as the “ stream.&# Twitter then popularizes the idea of having only a stream (e.g. Google’s AdSense) or some other form of ad.

Interview with Brett Crosby and Brew Johnson, PeerStreet

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We sat down with Brett Crosby (who founded Urchin Software, the company which became Google Analytics) and Brew Johnson , the co-founders of the company, to learn more about the company and what it's working on. I came up with this idea due to a deep obsession with the mortgage industry.

Negative Customer Acquisition Costs - Creative Startup Marketing Ideas - Eric David Greenspan

SoCal CTO

Then I check and manage our Google Adwords campaign and check our analytics/stats. Santa Barbara: the home of the clicks (and the calls) , Do your kids Google poo? I’ve recently had a chance to reconnect with Eric David Greenspan ( LinkedIn , Twitter ) He’s the CEO of Make It Work a high quality, personal, high touch technology service provider for homes and small businesses.

Digest 6/6 – 12: Big Raises for Spaces VR, Virtual Reality Co, Frequency; Legendary Goes OTT

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IDEAS LA ( -6/16). GOOGLE Moving into Howard Hughes’s Spruce Goose Hangar ( link ). News ArsenicTV Cedars Techstars Daqri Frequency Google snapchat Space VR SpaceX. Follow LA Tech Digest on Twitter ( link ) for news as it happens. **.

Dinner with Nelson Cheng of Google Ventures

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 -- Dinner with Nelson Cheng of Google Ventures. The "Meet the Team" series provides people with a unique opportunity to share a meal and ideas with CEOs, innovators, advisors, and influencers in business. Meet Nelson Cheng, an advisor to tech startups including Signpost and Miso Media, both backed by Google Ventures.

Interview with Aviv Grill, Miso Media

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The firm is backed by Google Ventures, as well as a number of well known angels. You're backed by Google, isn't that right? Aviv Grill: Yes, Google ventures led our last round. aviv grill miso media music education iphone ipad google ventures startup mobile smartphone