User Interface Beyond the Web Site


Normally the product is defined as a web site. Most founders are fairly passionate about the features and functions of the web site, iPhone application, Facebook application, or whatever web application represents the product. What applications and web sites have you been using? Then I spend time in all sorts of other applications and web sites. But the number of web sites and applications that I go visit directly and use is pretty small.

Joe Perez, Founder of @tastemade, On What Makes a Great Product Manager & More

Both Sides of the Table

Update : Bothsides TV is now available on iTunes , Soundcloud , Stitcher , or any RSS podcast player you use, and don’t forget to subscribe on YouTube. I also added a little Soundcloud widget on the sidebar (if you’re viewing on web – not on mobile or RSS reader) that you can listen to each episode with.

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My HBS Presentation - Web 2.0 Implications on Learning


One of my recent fun experiences was doing a presentation at Harvard Business School (HBS) on the implications of Web 2.0 type tools (Blogs, Wikis, Social Bookmarking, RSS, RSS Readers) on corporate learning and someone like HBS. I've somewhat fallen off the map on this blog. Been traveling and consulting with a bunch of early-stage and growth companies. Really fun stuff these days.


The Power of Twitter in Information Discovery

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First, A Primer: Portals, RSS, Feed Readers & Delicious - When the web started we needed directories to find information and thus Yahoo! Then came RSS ( Really Simple Syndication ) widely credited to Dave Winer for driving the spec & adoption.

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Top 120 Startup Posts for 2010


Berkonomics , November 29, 2010 Rice Alliance IT/Web 2.0 Some really great stuff in 2010 that aims to help startups around product, technology, business models, etc.

32 Questions Developers May Have Forgot to Ask a Startup Founder


Do you need to provide RSS? Beyond simple web analytics, what is needed? Almost every day I'm talking to early stage startup founders (see Free Startup CTO Consulting Sessions ) about what they plan to do. I tend to ask a lot of questions, challenge aspects, make suggestions.

The Series A Crunch Is For Entrepreneurs Who Can’t Create Their Own Luck


The rapid growth of seed investments is the natural result of a number of industry trends, which continue to drive down the cost of launching and operating a web-based business. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.

Has Facebook Achieved What AOL Could Have A Generation Ago?

Tech Zulu Event

If you don’t know, Instant Articles are Facebook’s new way to natively load articles within the app using an adapted RSS feed. If you think about our behavior on AOL in the early to mid 90’s, people never really left AOL to go on the world-wide-web.

Here are 10 Tips from BuzzFeed to Make Your Content Go Viral

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If you want something to be shared virally on the web it has to be short.&#. In an era of RSS, Twitter, Facebook & new consumption tools like FlipBoard – titles matter.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

SoCal Delicious

Balderdash Developers Log(n) Consultants RelayStrategy Developers Smartsourcing Global Services Epsilon Concepts - LA Web Design Company Developers. Startups. Mobile. Gadgets. Europe. Video. Enterprise. Venture. Social. GreenTech. Gaming. Opinion. Drama. Guides. Smartphones. Tablets.


Some Thoughts on Twitter as a Micro-Blogging Tool

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It turns out that it works fine how I did it with the web version of Twitter but not with mobile. 1/ Twitter started off positioned as a micro-blogging platform but in the end became more of an RSS reader. Planning a threaded Tweetstorm? Here’s the rules: 1/Tweet 2/Reply to 1st Tweet but remove your @name 3/Reply to 2nd Tweet not 1st 4/Repeat. Mark Suster (@msuster) May 29, 2015.

Facebook’s Biggest Mistake?


Anthony Kosner, contributor at, stated that “Facebook gets twice as much mobile traffic on its web app as on its native iOS and Android apps.” The following guest post is from Molly Greathouse, a blogger for RingRevenue.

How Pinterest, Tumblr, HootSuite, Klout, Posterous, Bitly and Mashable Rapidly And Repeatedly Hire Great People


We just made it really, really easy to get a job online across the web in a couple minutes. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS

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The social Web in 2010: The emerging standards and technologies to watch

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On CBS MoneyWatch: Why Debit Cards Are Dangerous BNET Business Network: BNET TechRepublic ZDNet ZDNet Members login Newsletters Site Assistance RSS Feeds Home News & Blogs Videos White Papers Downloads Reviews Popular Enterprise Web 2.0 Dion Hinchcliffe Get Enterprise Web 2.0

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Hacking Hacker News – How Wily Startups Leverage Social News Sites


Divshot's Founders conceived of their innovative web development solution, which automatically generates professional-grade code during the wire framing process, during a Startup Weekend event in Kansas City. This article previously appeared in Forbes.

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63 Los Angeles Entrepreneurs To Be Proud Of

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Subscribe to RSS. Subscribe to RSS. He is currently CEO of , a web television network he co-founded with Jason Calacanis and comedian/actor Kevin Pollak. Clark Benson is the founder of Ranker , a consumer web startup that is a platform for ranking.

How This Startup Turned An April Fools Joke Into Customers


As noted in Hacking Hacker News , the company previously dominated the mindshare of the web development community by facilitating the spread of a random posting on Hacker News. Their SaaS product saves web developers and designers time, while allowing them to create cutting-edge websites.

5 things Silicon Valley gets wrong about Southern California

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Web Design Software. Web Hosting Software. VentureBeat | News About Tech, Money and Innovation. Whats Hot Menu. Skip to primary content. Skip to secondary content. what’s hot? Apple. iPad Mini. Yahoo. Windows 8. Star Trek Contest. Search. Primary Menu. Skip to primary content.

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Down the Stack | How Low Do You Go?

Tech Zulu Event

So integrating an application with SaaS providers allows a developer to consume SaaS services as components and building blocks without having to reinvent the wheel (eg, using Google Maps for location services, using RSS aggregators for content/news services, etc). You’re a startup.

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Why You Should Start a Company in. Los Angeles

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RSS ); Why You Should Start a Company in. AdWords is on, AdSense is a distributed platform across many different Web sites where if youre a small publisher and you put AdSense on your Web site and someone clicks, you get part of the revenue and Google gets part of the revenue.

Aaron Swartz | A Stranger in a Strange Land

Tech Zulu Event

At 14, he became a co-editor for the spec responsible for RSS technology. As he was determined to push the envelope further, making web files free and open to the public, he quickly found himself slapped with an unscrupulous lawsuit. Swartz, 1986-2013, Image by Lalo Bontra.

Google Cleaning Out Their Closets

Tech Zulu Event

Google Talk Chatback a text chat widget for Web publishers allowed websites to embed a Google Talk widget so that they could engage with their visitors. According to Eichner, iGoogle is a combination of RSS reader and widget platform personalized, real-time information.


Brad Feld Drops Knowledge. Here’s What He Said …

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RSS was something that had appeared.” “….I This time frame – 2005/2006 – web 2.0 We have a theme we call Protocol, which are technology protocols and markets built around technology protocols like SMTP for email and RSS.

How to Block Unwanted Bots from Your Website with.htaccess

SoCal Delicious

Those bots retrieve a copyof your web page so that they can include relevant terms from that page in their search index. Not all bots are benign however.Some bots go through your website looking for web forms and email addresses to send you spam. Your website must be hosted on an Apache web server, and your web host must have a facility known as ".htaccess You need to be able to check your sites raw web logs.

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Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

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What I want to answer with this post (long though it may be) is: Why did Web 2.0 asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. Social Networking in Web 1.0. By the mid-nineties we had the World Wide Web, which gave us a standard way to publish web pages using HTML.

Top 30 Startup Technology and Product Posts for September 2010


Why Every Entrepreneur Should Write and 9 Tips To Get Started - OnStartups , September 27, 2010 "The best part of blogging is the people you will meet"- Hugh MacLeod repeating wisdom from Loic Lemeur to me at the Big Pink at 2 am in South Beach after the Future of Web Apps 2008. Consumer RSS: 1999-2010 - Venture Chronicles , September 11, 2010 paidContent made an interesting connection about Bloglines being shut down and the broader question of RSS in the age of Twitter.


Tech Titans Peter Thiel, Matt Jacobson, Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, Mich Mathews, Elon Musk Buy Homes in Los Angeles

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Last November, the Web-search giant opened a flashy new office in Venice to focus on engineering, sales and advertising; the company will lease close to a quarter-million square feet in the neighborhood by 2014. WSJ Web Slice. LINKS TO ACTUAL PAGE CONTAINING WEB SLICE FUNCTIONALITY.

The first 6 steps to homegrowing basic startup analytics | Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen

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Heres 5 steps to start exploring: View the "Best Of" list with 50+ essays on viral marketing, gaming, and ads » Get introduced: About this blog, why entrepreneurs and marketers recommend it » Receive updates by email or RSS feed or Twitter. Futuristic Play by @Andrew_Chen.

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Social Media for Service Professionals


But the web site visitors are accurate. I keep my blogs separate from by company web site. Subscribe the the RSS feed for each of these.

Choosing Internet Platforms


Mentions - Marc Andreessen's - The three kinds of platforms you meet on the Internet A Level 1 platform's apps run elsewhere, and call into the platform via a web services API to draw on data and services -- this is how Flickr does it. Most likely, a Level 2 platform's apps also call into the platform via a web services API to draw on data and services. I'm blogging from the CalTech Enterprise Forum. The topic is: Betting Your Company On An Internet Platform?

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What the Past Can Tell Us About the Future of Social Networking

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What I want to answer with this post (long though it may be) is: Why did Web 2.0 asymmetry, real-time, curated RSS / link-sharing]. Social Networking in Web 1.0: By the mid-nineties we had the World Wide Web, which gave us a standard way to publish web pages using HTML.

Interview with Frank Sinton, Mefeedia


We recently ran into Frank Sinton, founder of Burbank-based Mefeedia (, a popular online video search web site. Frank Sinton: Mefeedia is a new way to search and discover new video from all across the web, no matter where it's hosted.

This 28 Year Old Woman Co-Founded One Of The Most Successful YouTube Networks


During her tenure, "A director came into our offices and pitched us a web-series idea. • Facebook • Twitter • Delicious • LinkedIn • StumbleUpon • Add to favorites • Email • RSS. A version of this article previously appeared on Forbes.