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Israel & Japan: Konnichi Wa to Collaboration, Sayonara to Stagnation

VC Cafe

The complexities of Japan’s distribution and regulatory environment are important considerations. It is not even a top 10 trading partner.

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10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala

NextWala

10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks. here are some of the things I look for in distribution ventures: 1. NextWala.

Intellectual Property for Startups in the Real World

Gust

The questions that arise most with respect to any category of IP at the earliest stages include: How will this affect our chances of getting funded on favorable terms ? How much is it worth investing in cultivating and enforcing an IP portfolio ? What kind of risk do we run of being put out of business by others’ IP rights ?

Startup Blog: Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined

Taffy Williams

The discussion of IP is sufficiently important to the NewCo that it will take more than one article to get the basics down. What is a patent?

The Law on Fonts and Typefaces: Frequently Asked Questions

crowdSPRING Blog

The right typeface is often the key to a great logo, graphic or web design. How is a font different from a typeface? What is copyright? The U.S. Maybe.

Protecting IP in Crowdfunded Deals

Angel Investing News

Investors will eventually want to validate the intellectual property (IP) prior to investing but not just to hear about the opportunity.  During this phase of the investment process, representatives of the investor group may agree to a non-disclosure agreement as part of their validation of the IP.

Special: The 56 Israeli Companies Exhibiting in Mobile World Congress 2011

VC Cafe

Israeli startups in the mobile space are once again showing impressive attendance levels, with 56 Israeli companies exhibiting in the Israeli Pavilion.

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IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

think they’ve got a decent shot.  I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. More deeply, it’s a $100m bet by Netflix they can “ become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”

IP-Delivered TV: Are We There Yet?

Andrew Payne

think they’ve got a decent shot.  I’ve always felt television, in the limit, will be delivered over IP. Specialized, proprietary cable TV distribution is gradually giving way to big, fast, cheap IP pipes. More deeply, it’s a $100m bet by Netflix they can “ become HBO faster than HBO can become us.”

2012: The Year That Movements Go Mainstream?

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The idea of a distributed social net that is not controlled by any company or institution has been around for a while. If they do go after a Senator with that kind of intensity, it will have an impact. 4) Wired says that 2011 was the year that IP trumped Civil Liberties. But even so, my version of sleeping late is getting up at 8am.

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Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

You need to think like a producer of any kind and think about distribution more broadly. YouTube is our best, but not only, distribution source.

Christine: Mobile IM and IP: the Web Portal Killers

Christine.net

Automating this sort of filtering is enabled by IP communications that canovercome todays silo applications. Christine (.net) and other portals.

I-Corps @ NIH – Pivoting the Curriculum

Steve Blank

Activities  are the key things you need to do to make the rest of the business model (value proposition, distribution channel, revenue) work.

Protecting The Safe Harbors Of The DMCA And Protecting Jobs

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The content industry's lobbyists have forged two new bills, one in the Senate called Protect IP and one in the House called E-Parasites. It has developed both protectitive technologies like DRM and alternative distribution services like premium streaming audio and video services such as Netflix, Spotify, and many others.

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Corporate Acquisitions of Startups: Why Do They Fail?

Steve Blank

If the startup is acquired for its IP, talent or revenue, it should be rapidly integrated into the acquirer. The Innovation Portfolio. So what?

White-Label Mobile App Users: Who Owns Them?

The Startup Lawyer

If a startup gets paid via a revenue share arrangement, the potential exists for the large company to exercise their early-termination rights and get their white-label app’s users free-of-charge (or worse, the IP). The Distribution Channel. Tags: Startup Issues IP mobile applications white label Nothing New. Conclusion.

Fear of Failure and Lack of Speed In a Large Corporation

Steve Blank

They’ve learned the best distribution channel to get the product from their company to the customer. I just spent a day working with Bob, the Chief Innovation Officer of a very smart large company I’ll call Acme Widgets. Bob summarized Acme’s impediments to innovation. “At our company we have a culture that fears failure. —-.

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How to Avoid Innovation Theater: The Six Decisions To Make Before Establishing an Innovation Outpost

Steve Blank

Startups are developing IP relevant to the disruption. —– Corporate Leadership’s Innovation Outpost Decision Process. Sold? 6. 

Some Fresh Twitter Stats (as of July 2012, Dataset Included)

Diego Basch

The distribution of followers per account is a power law (duh). This weekend I fetched 1M random user profiles from Twitter, just because.

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Christine: How the Internet is Transforming Television Distribution

Christine.net

Word-of-mouth, on the other hand, is the most powerful means of discovery invideo distribution. Christine (.net) United States License.

Setting Up a Security System For Your Small Business

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

While Internet protocol (IP) cameras are the choice of more and more business and store owners, closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras can also work for your purpose. IP cameras  are digital and, since they are installed on a company’s IP network, can communicate with any computer or device that has access to the network.

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You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Gust

hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early.

As Chinese and Israeli tech relations grow, here are the keys to success

The Next Web

Prepare for China’s IP laws. Strategic and financial Chinese investors are increasingly investing in Israeli tech companies. billion in 2030.

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Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect

YoungUpstarts

By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). billion of them.

Five Lessons Learned From Bringing Cleantech to China

Secret Formula

tl;dr: Experienced cleantech CEOs leverage China instead of fearing it – enlisting self-interested partners to defend IP and manage risk.

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PR for a Startup Should Not Start With an Agency

Startup Professionals Musings

hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early.

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Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

Claria (maker of Gator) generated about $90M in ‘03, primarily due to their distribution relationship with Kazaa.  This is all mostly true.

The Most Interesting Online Video Trend

Both Sides of the Table

An example of a great serialist was Charles Dickens in which Oliver Twist & Nicholas Nickleby and others were written and distributed serially.

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Lesson Learned in Medical Devices

Steve Blank

Part 6:  Distribution channels  in Life Sciences. In medical devices, understanding reimbursement, regulation and IP is critical.

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The one barrier to entry startups should focus on

Version One Ventures

Barriers to entry! Photo credit: phill.d) In today’s B2B and B2C web markets, barrier to entry boils down to one thing: demand-side benefits of scale.

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8 Applications You Should Hunt Down On Your Network

YoungUpstarts

By Leon Adato, Head Geek,  SolarWinds. The findings point to workers become increasingly reliant on applications to perform their job. Online Storage.

Global Expansion Do's & Don'ts

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

This greatly impairs the ability of niche SKU manufacturers to gain widespread distribution and build scale. talent. 3.

Disaster is Coming. Are You Ready?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Take a friend of mine who runs a distribution business. Well, hurricane season is coming up again. The result was lost revenue and productivity.

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You are the Best One to Build Your Startup Brand

Startup Professionals Musings

hear lots of excuses from startup founders, like “I’m too busy,” concern over IP security, can’t afford an agency, and it’s too early.

Six Reasons Not to Invest in a Venture Capital Fund

This is going to be BIG.

You could wind up getting distribution checks from a fund you invested in a dozen years ago. When you back a founding team and their first product hits a wall, there's not usually any IP that is worth anything to anyone. So here's all the reasons I told him he shouldn't be in: 1) Fund investing is boring. Let's be clear. Trust me

Your Road Map to Going Global in Uncertain Times

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

When it comes to IP theft and espionage, things get trickier. Managing an international supply chain is getting riskier. Golden should know.

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Small Business and Startups: The Trends for 2014 (Pt II)

crowdSPRING Blog

I started a couple of weeks ago with the first part of a post on small business trends for 2014; today I have 5 more trends that I’d like to share.

Discovery is the problem in gaming

Lightspeed

In 2009 I wrote a guest post at Industry Gamers about why social gaming is so attractive to investors , where I talked about the three key elements oin gaming: Development, Distribution and Discovery. But I think the framework of Development, Distribution and Discovery is still a useful lens to view the industry. Sequels. gaming

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New Anti-Piracy Rules: What You Need to Know

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Then they identify the publicly available IP address of any computers making the files available. Six strikes, and you're out!

Special: 72 Israeli Companies Exhibit at the 2010 Mobile World Congress

VC Cafe

IP-based services, reduce service delivery costs and introduce new services and Internet business models to grow revenues and IP service profitability.