Love the photo! congrats to Xeni, Mark, Pesco and Corey!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Friday, November 26, 2010
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Date: Fri, Nov 26, 2010 at 3:19 PM
Subject: FW: Pay-to-play Angel Groups
To: firstname.lastname@example.orgJason,I just read your two essays re: Keiretsu and other angel pay-to-players. Couldn’t agree more……… Here is another one that, in my opinion, is flying below the radar. It seems to be a one-woman show called VC - Private Equity Roundtable, run by one Gloria Guenther, “Executive Director”.She has no address on her business card, only a personal phone number and a personal Email address. I believe that no web site exits. She is located somewhere in Silicon Valley. She holds her monthly meeting in the auditorium at Xerox Parc, in Menlo Park. She charges $100 for lunch (A pre-packaged sandwich) for one time guests, and, if one is interested, a $1, 500 annual fee to attend future lunch meetings as a guest. I believe she does personal prospecting for guests through local networking efforts.The meetings start off with a presentation by a local VC success story, followed by elevator pitches from 3-4 local startups. The new firms must pay a fee (I’m not sure of the amount, but believe it’s in excess of $1,500) to make a presentation. Keep up your efforts……………(Please do not publish my name or Email address)Regards, REDACTED
- Video phone feature, presumably FaceTime.
- Thinner glass on the display panels, which could mean it's slightly lighter.
- Retina display is coming.
- A USB connection so you don't have to use Apple's proprietary standard.
- 3-axis gyroscope for improved gaming. This feature is in the iPhone already.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
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Sunday, November 21, 2010
the 2.0 competition is for companies which have already launched but
which are either launching a significant new version or a completely
new product. In order to qualify for the LAUNCH 1.0:
1. There must be no press or blogger coverage of your company. This
means no story in Mashable, ReadWriteWeb or TechCrunch. If your
product is covered already, then it is launched already and you are
disqualified from being in the LAUNCH 1.0 competition
2. You must not have demoed your product at another event. So, if you
launched your product at a major public event, it can not be part of
the 1.0 competition.
3. Your website, blog and twitter accounts must not explain, or have
screen shots showing, what your product does. In other words, to be part of the 1.0 competition you must show the
world your product FOR THE FIRST TIME on stage. Note: You maybe have a small closed beta of your product running, but
it must be closed and the members of your beta must not be blogging
about it. You are responsible from keeping your product private and
closed. You may not pre-brief the press on your product launch, as we
all know certain press outlets will break your embargo and ruin the
massive excitement around your on-stage launch!
In order to qualify for the LAUNCH 2.0:
a) Your must be releasing an amazing new version or feature to your product or
b) You must be doing a significant new product or pivot An example of releasing an amazing new feature (a), would be when
Twitter launched their redesign ( http://twitter.com/newtwitter ) or
when Facebook launched Groups ( http://jc.is/9LLJCJ ). An example of a
feature that would not be significant enough would be Twitter
launching something minor like their @earlybird deal account ( A good test for (a) is asking yourself "are our users going to notice
the changes, and consider them significant?"
http://jc.is/9GC7Ze ). An example of a company launching a new product that would qualify
include when David Sacks of Geni launched spinout Yammer at
TechCrunch50--and won! Another example, would be when Phil Kaplan of
AdBrite lauched Spottt (http://jc.is/dADZtx). A good test of (b) is asking yourself "does this product have a new
domain name, a new logo and/or a new business model?"
Scientist, using industrial farming practices, it takes about 140
liters (37 US gal) of water to grow the coffee beans needed to produce
one cup of coffee, and the coffee is often grown in countries where
there is a water shortage, such as Ethiopia. By using sustainable
agriculture methods, the amount of water usage can be dramatically
reduced, while retaining comparable yields. For comparison, the United
States Geological Survey reports that one egg requires an input of 454
liters (120 US gal) of water; one serving of milk requires an input of
246 liters (65 US gal) of water; one serving of rice requires an input
of 132 liters (35 US gal) of water; and one glass of wine requires an
input of 120 liters (32 US gal) of water.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
This is kind of big news.... I bet these deals generate millions of dollars each.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
How much do you think I could charge for this ad unit if I'm sending my email to 22k+ absurdly high-end subscribers in technology, startups and finance?
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The @facebook smackdown continues... Google calls them out during the registration process:
Sunday, November 7, 2010
Saturday, November 6, 2010
Google technical writer Noirin Shirley wrote a blog post earlier this evening entitled “A hell of a time,” describing her experiences last night at ApacheCon in Atlanta. Shirley recounts a drunken post-conference party she organized in her hotel room and describes a rather disturbing (if true) interaction with Twitter engineer Florian Leibert;
“He brought me in to the snug, and sat up on a stool. He grabbed me, pulled me in to him, and kissed me. I tried to push him off, and told him I wasn’t interested (I may have been less eloquent, but I don’t think I was less clear). He responded by jamming his hand into my underwear and fumbling.”
With such incendiary subject matter it was no surprise that the post rose to the top of HackerNews in a matter of hours. What’s even more interesting is that the accusations have been taken to Quora and Twitter with people @ replying both Leibert and Shirley with the post.
“It’s not the first time something like this has happened to me, at all. It’s not the first time it’s happened to me at a tech conference. But it is the first time I’ve spoken out about it in this way, because I’m tired of the sense that some idiot can ruin my day and never have to answer for it.”
It is notable that alleged wrongdoing now has a realtime venue to play out, primarily because of the prominence of the players of this drama in the tech community and the fact that both people involved are on Twitter.
Neither Leibert or Shirley have tweeted anything since the recounting of the incident was published and Shirley makes no indication she has filed any formal complaint.
Friday, November 5, 2010
this is kind of nuts/Mission Impossible 2-ish, huh?http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/americas/11/04/canada.disguised.passenger/index.html