How would you like a great advisory board?

Berkonomics

The rule of thumb for an advisory board member is to expect a half to a full day each year on site, typically in a strategic planning meeting with numerous members of the staff, as well as some reasonable number of phone calls from senior members of management during the year.

Everipedia Names Wikipedia Co-Founder To Exec Team

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Los Angeles-based Everipedia , an online, open source wiki network which is basing its system on Blockchain, said this week that it has named Dr. Larry Sanger as the company's new Chief Information Officer. According to Everipedia, Sanger coined the name "Wikipedia" and formulated much of the site's original policies.

Can you profit by serving early adapters?

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And my closet is full of such gadgets, from early pen-based computers to early brick-sized cell phones to an electronic handwriting recognition pad received as a gift to test. Our test sites. I am a gadget freak, often purchasing new technologies in their first release.

Tecca Improves, Relaunches Mobile App

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Venice-based Tecca , the online consumer technology information site focused on women, said Thursday that it has relaunched and redesigned the site's iOS application. The firm said the new app includes local deals, personalized content recommendations, a new knowledge base, and more. Tecca's upgraded app is available for free, and runs on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Tecca is backed by Best Buy, but runs independently of the electronics retailer.

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Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator. Building a standout destination site for video gamers takes moxie in the highly competitive and lucrative on-line game industry.

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Bestofmedia Buys Computing.net

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Culver City-based Bestofmedia Group, publisher of gadget and electronics blog site Tom's Guide, has acquired Computing.net, a provider of high tech information and technical support.

Surround yourself with great, sharing advisors.

Berkonomics

The rule of thumb for an advisory board member is to expect a full day each year on site, typically in a strategic planning meeting with numerous members of the staff, and a number of phone calls from senior members of management during the year. Advisors fill blind spots in the corporate knowledge base and guide the CEO in areas that the CEO feels are personal weaknesses.

Putting the Pedal to the Metal at Amplify

From the Venture Trenches

For the first three months of this year, I have had the pleasure of breathing the same air as the crew from Amplify , the Venice based accelerator. Like good mentors Paul, Jeff, Richard, Oded and David as well as Chris and Kris create an atmosphere in which the motivated founders can take advantage of the knowledge base to which they are exposed. Building a standout destination site for video gamers takes moxie in the highly competitive and lucrative on-line game industry.

Knowledge Genie Launches Publishing Tool

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Los Angeles-based startup Knowledge Genie is launching a new, online site today which allows people to publish, share, and sell their knowledge online. The startup, headed by authors and husband-and-wife team Milo and Thuy Sindell, allows book authors and other experts to follow some basic steps to take their expertise and convert it into an online, organized knowledge base--which the firm calls a "genie."

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How NinjaThat Taps The Power Of Students For Business Tasks, with Atif Siddiqi

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We're tracking data and recommending missions based on the skills they want, so that they can have more opportunities when they graduate. We're focused on the skilled labor part of that, knowledge-based tasks.

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