Is Silicon Valley Really Coming to an End?

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By now you probably know that David Sacks , co-founder of PayPal and founder of both Geni & Yammer made some observations on Facebook that Silicon Valley “as we know it” was coming to an end. And Dropbox & Box.net in a Google, Microsoft, Apple world.

The Amazing Power of Deflationary Economics for Startups

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Payment ready consumers (Amazon, iTunes, PayPal) and businesses (Google AdWords, Square). In my estimation this is one of the biggest strategic mistakes Google has made in not competing more aggressively with AWS. I’m often asked by people what investment areas interest me.

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The Perfect Pithy And Productive Investor Pitch

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Google x Facebook x Amazon) + (Universal Reviews). Ebay+Soundcloud = us" and "FLIMBY=Yammer+Delicious+Gotomeeting.". Blends Facebook, Pinterest, Google & Twitter creating world’s 1st social shopping network" and "Think Flipboard and Hootsuite In One.". Is One Line Enough?

Announcing a Deal I’ve Wanted to Talk About for a Year

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For Ethan it came down to two companies – BuildOnline or Google. ” I proclaimed to Ethan, “Google is at $400 / share. ” So Ethan went to work as a product manager at Google Video. When Ethan was considering leaving Google we talked about it.

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Calacanis Backs 15Five

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Jason Calacanis , the Los Angeles angel investor, podcast host, speaker, conference organizer, and CEO of Mahalo , is one of the angel investors in employee feedback firm 15Five.

YBUY Scores $1M More

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The round was led by TomorrowVentures, the personal investment fund of Google Chairman Eric Schmidt, and also included David Hanna (CompuCredit) and Jim Patterson (Yammer). Manhattan Beach-based YBUY , which is developing a monthly subscription service to help users try products before buying them, has raised $1M in a funding round, the firm disclosed Thursday.

Social Networking and Business Value

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Top officers of some of the leading social media websites and tools (including Facebook, MySpace and Yammer) will be on the Panel, and there will be panelists from the worlds of media sharing platforms (Pringo), online advertising (Stun Media) and law (Greenberg Glusker), the latter to highlight risks relating to such issues as corporate blogging and privacy. He has performed this role since the company’s inception after Yammer was spun-out of Geni Inc. (a

Is WebEx “Dead Man Walking?”

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Dig deeper and you see that they do: project management (like 37 Signals), share and store files online (like DropBox and Box.net), create and edit documents online (like Google Docs & Zoho), Wikis (like SocialText) and Discussions (like Yammer).

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

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A typical day starts with email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and Yammer checks/updates. 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.

Twiistup 6 Highlights

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After this was my panel (co-hosted by Christian Gammill who had to leave mid-way to race off to Hawaii to get engaged and by Tony Adam), with Mike Jones (COO of MySpace), David Sacks (founder of Geni and Yammer) and Jamie Montgomery (CEO of tech investment bank Montgomery & Co).

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning.

Happy Anniversary Make It Work – 8 Years Today!

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From TweetDeck to Yammer, WordPress to Twitter, Google Adwords to Yahoo Search, Facebook to LinkedIn, throw in a little AllTop, MyYahoo, Outlook, Powerpoint, Quicken (had to pay some bills)…my head is spinning. I spent my week applying the new skills I obtained from attending conferences, reading and engaging in Twitter activities. I literally have been switching from my Blackberry, to my iPhone, to my PC, back to the iPhone and on and on it goes.

This Week in VC with Dana Settle of Greycroft Partners

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I don’t like going against Google Docs or against 37Signals for project management. Yammer, Salesforce Chatter. Our guest this week on #TWiVC was Dana Settle , partner at Greycroft Partners , a venture capital firm with offices in New York and Los Angeles.

This Week in Venture Capital – Episode 3

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And I know that great startups like Yammer are doing well. TellApart “E-commerce tool for analyzing and targeting consumer behavior; ex-Google team&# – This company was founded by two ex Google Ads professionals – Josh McFarland and Mark Ayzenshtat.

What Makes an Entrepreneur (3/11) – Ability to Pivot

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Google had no clue that they were going to make so much money in sponsored search. Geni.com beget Yammer. We’ve proven that through innovation and experimentation we can do significantly more revenue than we’re getting through Google AdSense.