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Old Startups

Old Startups

Old Startups Old startups are not very popular.  Few like them.  We don’t hear too…

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful

Virtual Ninja Teams Can Have Real Impact Small Powerful Teams of Like-Minded and Well-Connected Individuals can…

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money   I think, therefore, I am In 1637 philosopher Rene Descartes…

If this is failure, I want in!

If this is failure, I want in!

The next time you feel like you might be a failure – whatever that means…

Morons Wanted

Morons Wanted

    Morons Angels Wanted   A business owner invited me to invest in their new business…

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention

Necessity is the Mother of Invention I often deal with companies that are either starting…

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Old Startups

Old Startups Old startups are not very popular.  Few like them.  We don’t hear too much about them.  Startups that have not taken off like rockets after some reasonable period of time seem like there’s something wrong with them.  It’s just a feeling. What’s an “old startup”?  It’s a startup that didn’t happen as planned, and…

Old Startups

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and analysts, and brought up his own perspective on the product category. “I take a step…

Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

Tinder Looks To Turn On Revenue Spigot

Los Angeles-based swipe-right, swipe-left dating app developer Tinder is looking to start turning on the revenue spigot, with plans to launch a new premium service, the company revealed Monday. According to Tinder CEo Sean Rad, in an interview with Forbes, the company will roll out a premium service in early November to add more match-making…

Gigaom: Apple’s bad September and the dangers of yearly release cycles

In hindsight, the trouble began in 2012. That’s when Apple moved OS X to the same yearly release cycle as iOS. Since OS X has always been the Peter that Apple robbed to pay Paul (the iOS release cycle), I was concerned Apple would be writing checks it couldn’t cash. Later that year, iOS 6…

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Apple CEO Tim Cook Addresses The iPad’s Continued Lack Of Sales Growth

During today’s earnings call for Apple’s fiscal Q4 2014, CEO Tim Cook took time to address the iPad’s performance at length. Cook referred to a lot of the general kinds of negative feeling around iPad performance circulating around media and…

Magic Leap Secures $542M Led By Google For “Lightweight Wearable” Tech That Merges Physical And Digital Worlds

It’s rare that a company can stay relatively secretive while raising a huge amount of…

Hands On With The iPad Air 2

The new iPad Air feels a lot like the old iPad Air, and that’s a…

Inside The Spotify – Echo Nest Skunkworks

They call it Truffle Pig, and it’s ProTools for playlists. Punch in parameters like “danceability”,…

Twitpic Couldn’t Find An Acquirer, Will Shut Down After All On Oct 25th

The reports of Twitpic’s survival were greatly exaggerated. Despite claiming it had found an acquirer…

Apple Built A SIM Card That Lets You Switch Between AT&T, Sprint, And T-Mobile

Whoaaa — here’s an interesting bit that went unmentioned in today’s Apple announcement: Apple has…

Editorial

Small is Beautiful

Small is Beautiful

Virtual Ninja Teams Can Have Real Impact Small Powerful Teams of Like-Minded and Well-Connected Individuals can…

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money

Show Me The Money   I think, therefore, I am In 1637 philosopher Rene Descartes…

If this is failure, I want in!

If this is failure, I want in!

The next time you feel like you might be a failure – whatever that means…

Morons Wanted

Morons Wanted

    Morons Angels Wanted   A business owner invited me to invest in their new business…

Old Startups

Old Startups

Old Startups Old startups are not very popular.  Few like them.  We don’t hear too much about them.  Startups that have not taken off like rockets after some reasonable period of time seem like there’s something wrong with them.  It’s just…

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