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Google Summer of Code: 55 million lines of code released since 2005

The Next Web

Chris DiBona, the open source and public sector engineering manager at Google, was recently interviewed by Slashdot. Sounds good. Name it, sir.

allensblog: Some Tough Questions You Should Ask

Allen's Blog

More on "Tough Questions" » July 04, 2005. After some jockeying (since they’re “peers” at their current company), they finally settle on the following titles, roles and percentages of the equity: (1) President and CEO (35%), (2) VP Marketing (25%), (3) VP Engineering (25%) and (4) VP Finance/CFO (15%). allensblog.

Startup Investor Makes a Deal: Engineers for Equity

But a new angel fund is hoping that they’ll do the same in exchange for engineering talent. ); // Welcome to Mashable! Have an account?

allensblog: More on "Tough Questions"

Allen's Blog

« Some Tough Questions You Should Ask | Main. | The Problem of the Forgotten Founder » August 14, 2005. For example, don’t worry if you have a great Director of Engineering but no Vice-president of Engineering in your startup. Posted by: Charles Jolley | Aug 15, 2005 10:57:40 AM. allensblog. Archives. Profile.

Google Base + Vertical Search + RSS = Death of Walled Gardens

Burnham's Beat

Internet Stocks: 2005 Year In Review » 12/20/2005. The Internet of 2005 is a far different environment than the Internet of 1995. In 2005, things are a bit different. December 20, 2005 in Internet , RSS | Permalink. Dec 20, 2005 12:00:00 AM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #10: Control the Meeting (But Be Smart.

Allen's Blog

« Commandment #9: Be Like Goldilocks | Main. | "Managing" Your Board of Directors » April 03, 2005. April 3, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Josh Watts | Apr 4, 2005 7:45:43 AM. Posted by: WebDude | Apr 5, 2005 12:02:54 PM. Posted by: Saar Drimer | Apr 6, 2005 4:30:24 PM. April 15, 2005 07:29 AM.


Digital Marketing And Analytics: Two Ladders For Magnificent Success

Occam's Razor

During this stage you should also invest a lot in Search Engine Optimization. Business results suffer. In other words: Evolution. It works.

Allen's Blog: Commandment #4: Know Your Audience

Allen's Blog

Commandment #5: Create the "Aha" Early » January 11, 2005. January 11, 2005 | Permalink. Posted by: Vanilla Chin | Jan 12, 2005 4:08:15 PM. Posted by: Telecommedian | Jan 13, 2005 2:09:19 PM. Allens Blog. « Commandment #3: Tease, Dont Overwhelm | Main. Commandment #4: Know Your Audience. only that it’s true).


Burnham's Beat: RSS and Google Base: Google Feeds Off The Web

Burnham's Beat

Google Base will thus become the automated engine behind a whole range of other Google extensions (GoogleBay, GoogleJobs, GoogleDate) and it will also enable individual users to subscribe to a wide range of highly specific and highly customized meta-feeds. November 16, 2005 in Blogs , EAI , Internet , RSS | Permalink. Burnhams Beat.

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Burnham's Beat: Is RFID Application Oriented Networking's Killer App?

Burnham's Beat

December 19, 2005 in EAI , Software , Web Services | Permalink. Dec 19, 2005 12:28:37 PM. Burnhams Beat. Articles on Technology and Finance. About Bill. Archived Posts. Blog Roll. IPO/M&A Lists. By Category. By Month. Recent Posts. Internet IPOs. Internet M&A. Software IPOs. Software M&A. Search This Blog. Subscribe to This Blog.


H1-B Aliens and the Myth of Free Labor Markets

Will Price

From professors, to engineers, senior managers, company founders, and venture capitalists, our current success and prosperity is very positively influenced by our ability to attract the best and brightest to work and study in our country. Unfortunately, America, while often a champion of free trade, is not a practioner of free labor markets.

Looking for a job?

Will Price

In 2005 Q1, VCs funded 290 IT deals with $2.9 bn of investment. Specifically, start-ups can ill afford to experiment with an engineer interested in a move into marketing, or a consumer electronics product manager looking to move into the financial services vertical. As a VC, I am frequently asked to meet with people looking for a job.

Search: The Rise of Specialization

Will Price

search for Red sox tickets, Red Sox jerseys, Red Sox highlight clips, and Red Sox pitchers may all require search engines optimized for the nature of each request. I do not buy, however, that consumers will want to visit N number of search companies to answer N number of queries. breakdown of revenue per search helps to understand. Thoughts

The Cost of Optimism

Will Price

These numbers suggest that VC firms that help their portfolio companies optimize execution - operating plan development, sales forecasting and management, engineering project planning, marketing plans, etc - will add tremendous value. The Economist recently ran a wonderful piece on the sorry state of project management.


Mark Leslie, VRTS founder, on Sales Life Cycle

Will Price

The company hires a VP of sales, as well as regional sales managers, systems engineers, inside sales reps and field sales reps. He is a managing director of Leslie Ventures and teaches at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business and Graduate Engineering School. But it doesn't have to be that way. Then reality sets in.

The Golden Age of IT Buying - what does it mean for investors

Will Price

This could be the golden age of IT buying. Traditional sources of vendor value - intellectual property, proprietary implementations that raise switching costs, unique product offerings - sufficiently burned IT buyers so that today they are looking for fungible, commodity solutions that reduce vendor lock-in and attendant costs. Thoughts

Lessons from Ballmer

Will Price

found the list instructive: technical innovation with impact protected IP (patent portfolio) market understanding engineering excellence alignment with sales capacity (can you sell it?, do you know how to sell it?) Last week, I attended Microsoft's VC Summit in Mountain View. found Steve's answer very telling.

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Exit Engineering - DShen's Blogs


Exit Engineering. But almost never talk about exit engineering. think that exit engineering is both a science and a skill, some learnable and some not so easy to just "learn". Great exit engineers will meet with folks regularly and subtlely steer people to want one of their startups and it could take a long time. Search.

How To Determine Which Online Channels are Delivering Sales Online and Off

Duct Tape Marketing

Advertising Analytics Google Mobile Search Engines Ashleigh Brownphoto credit: Ashleigh Brown. Either way, mobile still attributed to that sale.


A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The first great investment we made at USV was Indeed in the summer of 2005. Brad had been looking for a search engine for jobs and I saw this post on John Battelle's blog in late 2004. An engineering team that has kept the service up with literally no down time that I can ever remember. They didn't need our money.

Lessons Learned: Great open source scalability tools from Danga

Startup Lessons Learned

You can find the 2005 version here. Waves of technology platforms The lean startup Customer Development Engineering Greasemonkey compiler Great open source scalability tools from Danga Ideas. Three of my favorite: memcached - an in-memory object caching system. MogileFS - "Distributed (meta) file system. Pay less for storage. for H.

F-Patterns No More: How People View Google & Bing Search Results


However, SERPs (search engine results pages) are evolving quickly, and so is user behavior in relation to search. The Ever-Evolving SERPs.

Fight Like You're Right, Listen Like You're Wrong and Other Keys to Great Management

Redeye VC

At some point, the researchers would bring in a plate of four cookies. "We all know the social norm is not to take the last cookie," says Robert Sutton, management expert at Stanford''s School of Engineering. A psychology study at UC Berkeley broke students into groups of three, with one person chosen to be the leader of a project.

@altgate » Blog Archive » Outsourcing For Startups


The presentation was on outsourcing generally, not just software engineering and the audience was very early stage companies (some yet to be founded).

Adding the Google +1 Button :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.

Why Your Sales Team Should Spend More Time On Content Marketing


Things have changed from 2005 and from my first sales challenge. decade later, I became a content marketer instead. Break the silos.

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How to Deliver an Experience

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. This comes from Etsy seller Katie Blair Designs.

Is This Startup Ready For Investment?

Steve Blank

Since 2005 startup accelerators have provided cohorts of startups with mentoring, pitch practice and product focus. —-. Medical Devices.

ASANA Makes Teamwork Actually Work

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Justin Rosenstein: I was a product manager at Google in 2005 and spending 90 percent of my time in meetings and on email. I was extremely frustrated.

Weekend Favs April Sixteen :: Small Business Marketing Blog from.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.

Google+ Offers Great Business Potential :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. This might be one the best features.

The rise of the “successful” unsustainable company

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

And the same thing happened after we sold IT WatchDogs in 2005. It’s my goal to join the ranks of those excellent companies at WP Engine.

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Small Business Week iPad Giveaway from Duct Tape Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.

How to Attract and Retain Customers :: Small Business Marketing.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Here’s the system I plan to share today.

Relationships Do Matter in Business

Up and Running

How much do relationships really matter in business? Relationships matter in this business.”. How do SAM teams accomplish this impressive growth?

Understanding the Most Fundamental Shift in Marketing :: Small.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Steps to Successful Fac. The Complete Small Busine.

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The science of building a scalable sales team

Google Ventures

Mark holds an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he was a semi-finalist in the 2005 MIT $50K Business Plan competition and was awarded the Patrick McGovern award for his contributions to entrepreneurship at MIT. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University. Hiring

4 Founders & Harvard MBAs on Finding Startup Traction & MBAs-as-Entrepreneurs

View from Seed

million raised, per CrunchBase): It came from my deep frustration renting as an undegrad at Oxford for the first time back in 2005. Experts

The Face of Success, Part I: How the Indians Conquered Silicon Valley

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

tech companies founded between 1995 and 2005, 25.3% had a chief executive or lead technologist who was foreign-born. Part 1 of 5. Among U.S.

5 Practical Tips for Getting More from Facebook :: Small Business.

Duct Tape Marketing

The Referral Engine – Teaching Your Business to Market Itself – by John Jantsch. Particularly true of mobile users.)