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FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Dear China: Stop Stealing My Intellectual Property, Or Else
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013
It was formed by business and technology experts to more aggressively counter IT and IP theft whether resulting from piracy, counterfeiting or the stealing of trade secrets. Competitors in emerging markets can't be allowed the advantage of pirated technology. They don't just look like our baskets. Count us as one of the many victims. market.
GROWTHOLOGY Why Not a Market for Advancing Innovations out of Universities?
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2010
University X would not be required to relinquish IP rights, and of course the professor is not required to do anything. Allowing universities to hold IP rights was meant to remove one of the legal entanglements in this process. On one particular point, however, there was a considerable degree of contention. Can it be improved? econom
PASCAL'S VIEW Update on America’s Slipping Global Competitiveness– Implications for Intellectual Property Development of Senate Bill 515
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010
This morning I gave the keynote speech at the ICAP Ocean Tomo IP auction in San Francisco. legislation that will transform the U.S. patent system and broadly impact intellectual property rights in our country. The problem is that we lack a cohesive strategy to meet this challenge. “. The cost of filing patents has increased dramatically.
WWW.SERIESSEED.COM Series Seed Financing Documents
| SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2012
It would be helpful to get a California standard employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company, and confidentiality. Standard 1-way/bi-lateral NDA's, standard templates for an employee manual, employee contract/agreements, IP ownership release to company are on my wish-list too. SeriesSeed.com.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Remember the square and round pegs must match the correct holes
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 31, 2013
They obtain the IP rights required to own the technology. Match the people to the correct task! The matching of shapes seems like a simple concept. Fitting pieces into a puzzle requires matching shapes if you want to see the final picture. The matching of pieces of something is critical to building everything. This includes the PEOPLE!
READWRITESTART 6 Startup Lessons From the Complexity of Cell Phones
| SUNDAY, MAY 6, 2012
Minutes became ultra cheap , thanks to voice over IP telephony. Back when we first started using PCs, we all wished that they would become as easy to use as a telephone. Well, we got our wish, not because computers got easier to use but because phones are now so darn complicated. The Phone's Transformation. Lessons for Startups. Analysis
SCOTT EDWARD WALKER Walker Twitter Highlights: July 23rd – August 5th
| MONDAY, AUGUST 6, 2012
Cheers, Scott Top 5 Tweets Quora: Fellow seed investors, do you ask for founder reps on IP and cap table on your deals? I’m using Twitter as a form of micro-blogging to share interesting blog posts, articles and podcasts relating to entrepreneurship and startups, M&A and legal issues.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH Areas I’m most likely to invest in during 2010
| MONDAY, JANUARY 4, 2010
As an investor in IP Commerce , I have a special perch from which to watch this trend. I’m staggered by the diversity of payment applications being developed on top of the IP Commerce platform. I have always been fairly thematic in my investment approach. Everything is a service. Computing, storage, etc. Platforms. Payments.
VENTUREWOODS 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Bootstrapping Comes In Many Flavors
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
Vinod wants to raise a significant amount of money to buy out an IP vendor that sells semiconductor interconnect IP, and offer value added services around them. The IP vendor does about $2-3M/quarter, but the market leader is EDA giant Synopsys. . Well, yes, and no. Is the movie business too crowded?
DUCT TAPE MARKETING How and Why to Create Smarter Content
| THURSDAY, APRIL 12, 2012
To gain full access to this level of personalization you must use a tool such as Google Analytics or Spring Metrics (a client) that can allow you to access publicly available data on your visitors such as IP address and location. How and Why to Create Smarter Content This content from: Duct Tape Marketing. Starts with analytics. Now you can.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Scaling Up: 6 Tips to Avoid Growing Pains
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
The company saw more than 720 million unique IP addresses and an estimated 1.3 When your company growth doubles every week, there's plenty of room for error. Cloudfare co-founder Michelle Zatlyn explains how to survive it. billion Internet users in the last year alone. That's like going from zero to, well, 1.3 billion in only four years.
ARCTICSTARTUP McAfee To Acquire Finnish Stonesoft For €297 Million
| MONDAY, MAY 6, 2013
With Stonesoft, McAfee expects to grow its network security business by delivering the industry’s most complete network security solution with three leading platforms: McAfee’s IPS Network Security Platform, McAfee’s Firewall Enterprise for the high assurance market segment, and Stonesoft’s next-generation firewall.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Productivity@Work Resource: Keep Your Communications Safe and Secure
| THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2012
With Norton Business Suite and Advanced IP Gateway—both free with your Comcast Business Class Service—we protect your network against unwanted intruders and give you the peace of mind that comes with knowing your most sensitive business information is protected with additional layers of security.
MCSTARTUP BLOG How to protect your business idea when raising capital
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2012
This “how do I protect my IP” or “how do I protect my idea” question is near the top of people’s minds, and if you are of the technical type, it seems to be question number one. Rujul wrote: I'm planning on starting a new business with my friend, and was wondering how I can protect my idea. Could it happen?
CROWDSPRING BLOG Negotiation Tips For Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs and Freelancers
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 10, 2010
Example: When we negotiated our contract for internet and IP phone service, we had a few important deal terms (price, reliability, redundancy) and I made those terms very clear in the beginning. Not every entrepreneur, small business owner or freelancer is comfortable negotiating. Many dread the adversarial nature of negotiation. Prepare.
TAFFY WILLIAMS The best guru for entrepreneurship and startup for your company
| MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2012
The highlighted key topics were: 1) Identify the problem, 2) Encourage the team, 3) Problems should have markets, 4) Engineer or re-engineer for performance, 5) Move quickly, and 6) Develop IP strategy. There is Magic In Your Head, USE IT. If you are reading this article, you are in one such site now. They are all well intended.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Reddit Founder Hits the Campaign Trail
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 23, 2012
Since then, he has gained a following of people who support his mission against the Stop Online Piracy Act, the Protect IP Act, and the Cyber Intellgence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Entrepreneur and investor Alexis Ohanian has his own platform to push before the election. And it involves a crowdfunded bus. ”
VENTUREWOODS Trademarks registration in India – The Entrepreneur’s Guide.
| MONDAY, MARCH 21, 2011
Any serious investor would do an intellectual property (IP) audit to check whether your IP is sufficiently protected. We searched for info about filing a trademark, and came up empty-handed. So we wrote this: the Entrepreneur’s Guide to filing a trademark in India. trademark registration is valid all over India. Don’t ask!).
ITHACAVC Reblog – Finance Fridays
| SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2011
” My comment was based on a situation that I was just encountered in which one founder was putting in real cash and the other 2 founders were putting in IP and sweat. In particular, this first post deals with allocating initial equity between 2 founders. Do you agree?” Chime in. Startup Life
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG What's Going on With SOPA?
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
The other is the Protect-IP Act. The Stop Online Piracy Act could allow the government and corporations to create website blacklists. That's enraging tech's best and brightest. Every other tweet today has been about SOPA and American Censorship Day. Here's a breakdown of what's going on and why everyone is so concerned. What is SOPA?
ERANKI.TUMBLR.COM Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1
| FRIDAY, JULY 13, 2012
GeoIP for mapping IPs to locations. Rajivs blog. RSS Archive. July 12, 2012. Scaling lessons learned at Dropbox, part 1. Rajiv Eranki. was in charge of scaling Dropbox for a while, from roughly 4,000 to 40,000,000 users. For most of that time we had one to three people working on the backend. any real-world engineering project ;-). MySQL.
DAVID TETEN HBS Angels Healthcare Night
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2012
C8 Sciences ( [link] ) markets web-delivered cognitive development programs based on Yale IP of integrated computer and physical exercises. Cell>Point ( www.cellpointweb.com ) is a late-stage biotech-molecular imaging and therapeutics company with strong IP. The evening is sponsored by a Fortune 500 medical technology company.
MARK BIRCH PIPA and SOPA Need a New Name
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
3261), introduced in the House in late October (which includes the most controversial parts of the Senate’s PROTECT IP Act (S. brycedotvc : There is a lot of talking, linking and letter writing to senators as the tech industry works frantically to stop a bill moving quickly through congress that will have a devastating effect on out industry.
VC CAFE E&Y Journey: Interview with High-Tech Legend Dick Kramlich, by Yoram Tietz
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
So if you think they don’t care about IP, then you are wrong. There is a huge change going on in China respecting IP, on the other hand, in software, medical instrumentation, there is a certain latitude in the evolution of companies where IP is the ultimate bastion of defense, so you have to live with the greyness of the world.
DSHEN Can I get you to Series A? - DShen's Blogs
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1, 2012
big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), big market, no competition, great IP, Stanford/MIT grads, etc.) big markets, no competitors, unique IP, etc.), big market, no competition, great IP, Stanford/MIT grads, etc.) The Web and the World of Business. Observations on doing business in the world of Web 2.0. Archives.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Winning Big From #NBCFail
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2012
In order to watch in real-time (and avoid the inevitable spoilers breaking real-time on news sites and social-media sites), some customers are turning toward sites virtual private networks or anonymous Web browsing services that allow them to view the BBC's online streaming broadcasts (usually available only for IP addresses based in the U.K.)
CROWDSPRING BLOG Twitter Link Roundup #71 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
With increasing numbers of mobile apps, IP theft is becoming more common – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! How to Hire in Chicago – [link].
WWW.METAMORPHBLOG.COM Startup Lessons for the Proto-Founder
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
Make sure you own all the IP created during this trial period, and make no promises for later. Need to learn about IP, patents, etc.? Asking an IP lawyer, “Is my invention patentable? No one funded us. No one was gonna fund us. And I’m definitely a nobody. Starting is a declarative act. Just go for it. Don’t.
DASHES.COM One More Time: No NDAs
| SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011
However, there is the concept of "mutual" NDA, which should give your IP equal protection if you share any of yours. Anil Dash. Blog About Making Culture. About Anil Dash. Best Of. Most Popular. More Info » One More Time: No NDAs. May 7, 2010. But signing an NDA ? Its a bum deal, so I dont do it. Not always, but too often. 11:55 PM.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Where is Your Market? Adjust Your Pitch to Fit.
| MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Not really!
- An App to Bring the Supply Chain into the 21st Century
The company also provides customizable search solutions that can allow manufacturers to manage, search, and access in-house databases, flag IP and content infringements, and create their own online databases of 3D models for potential customers to access. It's a simple idea: a 3D search tool for industrial parts. You need a part.
MASHABLE.COM What Google's Penguin Algorithm Means for Your Business
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 2012
Get people who know about IP address, HTML and its impact on ranking, QR codes, NFC and other 21st Century marketing tools. Top Stories Photo & Video Galleries Top Lists Trending Topics Twitter YouTube Facebook iPhone Google Video More Topics. People Recommended Mashable Staff More people. World Videos Featured: Facebook. Trending Stories.
CONSTANTLY LEARNING The Facebook Like Button is a Web Bug
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2012
Even then, Facebook still knows the IP you are coming from so logging out may not be enough. The Facebook like button is the most interesting product Facebook publishes. Most people think the like button is a way for advertisers to have a continual channel for pushing content to their users. Web Bugs. This is called a referrer header. rv:15.0)
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. Anatomy of an Innovation-friendly School
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2012
I've been thinking a lot about what an innovation-friendly school looks like and have a few thoughts--and it doesn't just mean building labs or creating more flexible IP licensing schemes. University research is a big business for many schools. They netted more on that deal than Fordham has in it's whole endowment (but still, go Rams!).
READWRITESTART Get a Viral Launch Page For Your Startup With LaunchRock
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2011
The LaunchRock service gives you the tools to build your launch page - you simply point the A record of your domain to the IP address LaunchRock provides. We've written before about the importance of having a Web presence for your startup, even if you aren't prepared to launch. Sponsor. Discuss.
- Alexis Ohanian: How I Got Washington to Listen to Start-ups
Now long laid to rest in the graveyard of failed bills, the proposals were known as the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA, and its Senate companion, the Protect IP Act, or PIPA. Now, the Reddit co-founder keeps getting asked: When are you going to run for Congress? He's come a long way since November 2011. doing publicity. He told Inc.
WWW.GREENHORNCONNECT.COM Five signs it’s time to get your business organized
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2011
1) You and your partners have developed IP critical to your business. Intellectual property is the most valuable asset most startups possess, so it is crucial that the startup, not the founders, own IP developed for the business. Skip to Navigation. >. User login. Sign in here or Create your free account! The Feed Blog. Learning.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG America's Coolest College Start-ups 2012
| SATURDAY, MARCH 3, 2012
In the social media craze, Patrick Ip, Sonia Chokshi and Kavya Shankar, saw more than a means to network and build on relationship. The 2012 class of our annual America's Coolest College Start-ups are fresh, innovative, founded with a social mission, and may very-well be the next Google or Facebook. spot on iTunes. million. and Africa.
READWRITESTART How to Flip Your Startup in 5 Steps
| SUNDAY, MARCH 27, 2011
However, this will impact the value of your IP. Steve Blank, author of Four Steps to Epiphany , has helped formulate the thinking behind the Lean Startup methodology , together with Eric Ries. had an opportunity to meet him during a discussion around the Startup Genome project. Flip startups are agile startups that aim to exit quickly.
YOUNGUPSTARTS NextAdvisor.com Reviews Online Services For Consumers And Businesses
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013
Online services currently reviewed that are applicable to small businesses include credit services, identity theft protection, VoIP (Voice over IP) services, online backup, Internet security software, internet fax and web hosting, but there are also consumer focused ones such as online dating, dieting plans and such. But that takes time.
YOUNGUPSTARTS Four Technologies That You Absolutely Need In Your Office
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
So ensure that you have Voice over IP (VoIP) set up, as this will allow you to utilize phone lines and internet lines to communicate through voice, image and video. by Halit Bozdogan. Smaller companies who are on the up, or just starting out, usually have a finite amount of resources. There are things that every office is going to need.
THE EQUITY KICKER Parallels between Bitcoin and the internet
| MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
think we can infer a few things from these parallels: Bitcoin’s current state of development is probably akin to where the internet was in the late 1980s when Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn were developing the TCP/IP protocols which made the internet a viable commercial platform. 'As you may have noticed, the hype around Bitcoin continues to grow.
TECHBLOG.NETFLIX.COM Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2011
If a node fails, its replacement has a different IP address, but we want it to have the same token, and the original Cassandra replacement mechanisms had to be extended to handle this case cleanly. Wednesday, November 2, 2011. Benchmarking Cassandra Scalability on AWS - Over a million writes per second. million client writes per second.
UNION SQUARE VENTURES The Twitter "Patent Hack"
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18, 2012
So IP that was partially funded by our firm was used to sue other portfolio companies. Yesterday Twitter announced that they plan to amend the assignments agreements that they sign with their employees. They call this proposed amendment the Innovator's Patent Agreement. You can read the entire set of provisions on GitHub.
- Made in USA (Again): Why Manufacturing Is Coming Home
It gets granular, too, trying to quantify what previously had been considered unquantifiable, including items like "the expected percentage price of IP risk" or the "Opportunity cost due to delivery and quality: lost orders, slow response, lost customers, [as a percentage] of price." But the industry has changed direction. The list goes on.
WWW.FROZENNORTH.ORG Stealth Mode Startup
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011
They were at a tradeshow for speech recognition technology and IP-based call centers. In other words, theyll use Voice-over-IP technology to provide all the technical infrastructure of a call center (automated self service, agent queueing, etc.) "The more I find out, the less I know.". Browse archives by date. This is my personal blog.
- Edward Snowden: 'Truth Is Coming and It Cannot Be Stopped'
IPs, raw data, content, headers, attachments, everything." 'In a live online chat, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden is answering questions about the PRISM scandal. Edward Snowden, the National Security Agency whistleblower, is answering questions from the public in a live written chat right now on The Guardian''s website. All of it.
VC CAFE Oracle Buys Pitango-Backed Convergin
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2010
According to Oracle’s official announcement : Adding Convergin products to Oracle Communications portfolio is expected to enable customers with next-generation solutions to address network migration to an all IP core, significantly reducing integration and hardware costs. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
ACTIVE GARAGE Character and Personality #3: Orientation and Energy
| TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
If the person whom they approach is IP (Introverted-Perceiver) then sparks can fly. The IP could get his sense of well-being by being left alone to both stay centered and go deep on a particular task and get more information. When shopping on line when do you decide to purchase? What about when you are on the road? Orientation. Energy.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. What Diaspora Should Do with their Newfound Fuckyoufacebook Money
| THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
Get a lawyer, too… especially given that you’ll have real IP and that you’ll have to deal with being at a University. By the time of this post is done, Diaspora, the web decentralization play from four NYU/Courant students in New York , will undoubtedly have $100,000 raised on Kickstarter. Think I’m poking the bear? m dead serious. You watch.
SOFTWARE BY ROB The Inside Story of a Small Startup Acquisition (Part 3)
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
I hired a lawyer with experience in IP website acquisitions to draft up a custom agreement. Photo by psiaki. This is final installment of a 3-part series covering my acquisition of HitTail. Every question below has been asked via email, comment or Twitter over the past four weeks. How long into the discussion before you commenced diligence?
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE What Makes an Entrepreneur? Cojones (7/11)
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 2010
If this idea was so big then why would they risk not being first to market, not building defensible IP for the sake of a few hundred thousand dollars extra in lock-up money at a big company? This is part of my series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. You need the whole package. Few people have it. Appetite for risk. Why should I be?
VENTUREWOODS Building the Green Entrepreneurial Ecosystem city by Indian city
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2010
Given that it was Bangalore, there were several “start up” consultants who provided services around finance, accounts, IP and marketing and who had lots of experience in working with start ups. “The nation that leads the clean energy economy will be the nation that leads the global economy. Building the clean energy economy is not easy.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE The Best Entrepreneurs Are Hyper Competitive & Hate Losing
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010
6 months afterwards they laid off 75% of their staff and are existing on fumes to protect their IP to this day. This is part of my series on what makes an entrepreneur successful. I originally posted it on VentureHacks , one of my favorite websites for entrepreneurs. The list is getting quite long. Nobody can be super human all all fronts.
START UP BLOG Web Success = Populate & Promote
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2010
link] A compliment or IP rip off with me and @ rentoid as the victims? I recently saw a job posted on a web developer recruiting website. It involved some people looking for coders to make a copy of my web business and livelihood www.rentoid.com. Here’s a screen print of it below. was a bit annoyed at first. Thoughts?
- Web Tools to Blur Your Digital Footprint
Onion Browser Using Tor, a free software and open network that blocks out surveillance, Onion encrypts web traffic, so no one can pinpoint your IP address. Desktop Browsing DuckDuckGo Unlike Google, DuckDuckGo doesn''t store IP addresses. 'The NSA won''t stop snooping on you, but you can throw them off your trail. That movement is Tor.
SEEING BOTH SIDES Glory Days for US Technology
| SUNDAY, APRIL 11, 2010
Think of the bandwidth IP video is going to require over the next 5 years. Forgot the news about the increase in retail earnings that suggest the American consumer is back. Forget the fact that the Dow Jones closed on Friday right at 11,000 - the highest it has been in 18 months. Want to know the really good news? Want proof? Apple?
IP LAW FOR STARTUPS Saving Money in Patent Litigation: Series Overview
| TUESDAY, MAY 4, 2010
And to all of the IP attorneys who subscribe to this blog with potential revenue to lose, I would love to hear your comments. Patent litigation is expensive—often horrifically expensive—with attorney fees quickly escalating to millions of dollars, even in relatively small cases. It’s a high stakes game. m going to spill the beans.
LAUNCHING TECH VENTURES Crossing Boundaries
| MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2012
What is the likelihood of disintermediation – how much unique IP are you bringing to the equation that would be prevent the partner or your potential clients from later going direct? The long-standing divisions between the public and private sectors, between emerging and developed markets, have limited transfer of relevant niche technologies.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG New Anti-Piracy Bill Still Threatens Start-ups
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2011
Without vocal opposition that makes elected representatives start to weigh major campaign contributions against a lot of people starting their willingness to vote someone out of office, there is a significant chance that a poorly written bill, like so many other extensions to IP protective legislation, could pass. You know, like Dajaz1.com.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG Eric Sink. Things I learned in selling Teamprise to Microsoft. Video & transcript.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1, 2011
mean, I feel like, for not being a lawyer in IP, I know an awful lot about IP and I'm very careful about it. So, be really, really thorough about the way that you do your IP, if you've ever think you might sell that IP to a big company because it's spooky how much work they do. Applause]. All right. All right.
GROWTHOLOGY An Innovation Slump?
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 2011
IP theft. Tyler Cowen's new e-book THE GREAT STAGNATION caught my eye (as well as Brink's), and I too am skeptical of the innovation slump story, and had a short commentary on PBS' Nightly Business Report this week: . Watch the full episode. See more Nightly Business Report. And that's a bad thing how? Sidenote: just saw The Social Network.
READWRITESTART 1M/1M Strategy Roundtable: Bootstrapping Comes in Many Flavors
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
Vinod wants to raise a significant amount of money to buy out an IP vendor that sells semiconductor interconnect IP, and offer value added services around them. The IP vendor does about $2 million to $3 million a quarter, but the market leader is EDA giant Synopsys. Sponsor. Well, yes, and no. Is the movie business too crowded?
FRED DESTIN The ridiculous Vivek Wadhwa furore and the new Boston Tea Party
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011
EPFL in Switzerland is the world’s second powerhouse when it comes to academic IP creation, but as an entrepreneurship halo it’s not exactly top of your list, is it ? Vivek Wadhwa shows up at MIT and tells a bunch of smart people that Boston is being left behind in the sand by Silicon Valley. Sand, silicon, haha; the Valley won.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Inventor Philippe Kahn on Audacity, Talent, and Luck
| THURSDAY, APRIL 25, 2013
That complements perfectly our innovation, technology, patent, and IP portfolio. 'An email interview with the serial entrepreneur behind the technology inside the Jawbone Up fitness-tracking wristband. In 1983, Philippe Kahn emigrated from France to the United States with just $2,000, and a software program he created called Turbo Pascal.
CROWDSPRING BLOG Twitter Link Roundup #117 – Small Business, Social Media, Design, Copywriting, Marketing And More
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012
Obama Administration Comes Out Against SOPA And Protect IP – [link]. Every day on the crowdSPRING Twitter account and on my own Twitter account , I post links to posts or videos I enjoyed reading or viewing. Here are some of the links that I’ve liked and shared this past week! Starting a new biz with a friend? ” – [link].
READWRITESTART LawPivot Takes Its Q&A Legal Advice Site Nationwide
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
Mandal was the lead of Apple's mergers and acquisitions team, and Gupta was an IP attorney at a several national firms. Legal questions about the establishing, incorporating, or funding a startup are among the most common that entrepreneurs have. There's perhaps a distrust of lawyers and a sense that legal advice will be too costly. Sponsor.
TIM KEANE "God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe - Startups and angels.
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2007
think we thought that the good product guys could get away with it because the detail of good customer service was unimportant with strong IP. think we thought that the good product guys could get away with it because the detail of good customer service was unimportant with strong IP. 'Startups and angels: Along the way to success.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG The Forgotten Founder: YouSendIt’s Khalid Shaikh
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
Every time YouSendIt's engineering team found the source of the attack and blocked the IP address, Shaikh launched an attack from a new one. Then they showed him documentation that the money for the sale, about $18,000, had been transferred online using Shaikh's IP address. Then the cyberattacks started. Would Mahler like to join?
UXDESIGN.SMASHINGMAGAZINE.COM An Extensive Guide To Web Form Usability
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
For example, pre-select the user’s country based on their IP address. It should be possible to switch the formatting based on location, either by prompting for location or by IP lookup. Magazine. Network. Job Board. Smashing Directory. Coding. UXDesign. Wordpress. Designinformer. Facebook. Twitter. Newsletter. All categories. Coding.
WWW.PAULGRAHAM.COM How to Start a Startup
| SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2010
But its hard to raise money with an IP cloud over your head, becauseinvestors cant judge how serious it is. Before you consummate a startup, ask everyone about their previous IP history. Want to start a startup? Get funded by Y Combinator. March 2005 (This essay is derived from a talk at the Harvard ComputerSociety.) Hard, but doable.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Meet the Online Mischief-Makers
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2012
There's ample chance for mischief, especially since Twitter allows you to create up to five accounts in one day from one IP address, she said. These hackers could wreak havoc on your business. We infiltrated their ranks and studied their tactics. It's something that can catch a company by surprise if you don't know where to look for it.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Bad Technology That Won't Die
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2012
You typically have to type in an IP address like 192.168.0.1 Usually hardware and software improve with time. But not always. Here are 5 things that aren't getting any better--and won't go away either. The speed at which technology evolves has never been faster. And what's worse, the thing never seems to go away either. The problem?
- The GeoEdge Worldwide Internet Proxy Network
To make sure that you are getting the proxy that is indicated in the VPN or toolbar, GeoEdge has set up a proxy test connection page that displays the IP address, IP location, user agent, and browser language of your current connection. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. Paid Review
CROWDSPRING BLOG 5 thoughts for startups and small business: numbers count
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
Photo: tifotter. Einstein famously said, “ Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted while Count Von Count (pictured above) said “ That’s TWO! Two worried frogs! The trick is in how you leverage that information, and how you design access to it. Debate and strategize. More traffic?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Have Brand, Will License
| THURSDAY, APRIL 26, 2012
As a brand owner, if somebody's simply taking your IP and making products out of it without signing a license with you, it's theft, plain and simple. Think you've got a brand with a life of its own? Make these smart moves now. You know the cautionary tales. The Beatles sold off 90% ownership of the rights to their likenesses. It's a failure.
LIGHTSPEED Discovery is the problem in gaming
| MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2012
Publishers with a hugely successful hit game can often milk the IP with subsequent releases. Borrowing IP from another media. This can be IP from another gaming platform (Bejeweled Blitz, Zynga Poker, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sims Social) of another medium (Hollywood Squares). This has changed dramatically. Sequels. Paid acquisition.
- 4 Ways to Beat Knock-offs
Invest in IP The process of filing a patent is not necessarily easy, and for a young company, it's not cheap either. For a growing business, protecting your intellectual property and brand can be timely and expensive. Here's how to prepare yourself for the fight. It's no different for a business. Protect It It's not enough to hold a patent.
NON-LINEAR GROWTH Soccer, Fail Whales and APIs
| TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2010
Think payment services ( IP Commerce , PayPal X ); think about voice services ( Ribbit , CloudVox , Twilio ); think Internet advertising infrastructure, which is linked together through APIs. I played a good bit of soccer as a kid and even more in college. mostly played defensive positions. It is as much a mental exercise as a physical one.
KEVIN DEWALT Don’t have a Founder’s Agreement? How to Break-up without Hating Each Other
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013
IP – Check out a Standard Employee Agreement. Summary : It happens, we all make mistakes. Despite what is “common knowledge”, you started a company with a friend without a Founder’s agreement. It happens all of the time. Remember that your relationships and reputation are most important. Here me discuss this on SoundCloud.
STEVE BLANK The LeanLaunch Pad at Stanford – Class 8: Key Resources, Activities and Expense Model
| TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
Any IP you need to license? The Stanford Lean LaunchPad class was an experiment in a new model of teaching startup entrepreneurship. This post – part eight – was the last formal lecture. Parts one through seven of the lectures are here , Syllabus is here. All the teams have crossed the Rubicon. . Week 8 of the class. link].
MASHABLE.COM Pick the Perfect Name for Your Startup
| FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010
SCVNGR Makes Major Enhancements to iP. Contact Us Submit News Contact Us Write for Us Spark of Genius Series Mashable | The Social Media Guide Business Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Frances McInnis is a journalist and crossword enthusiast based in New York City. to get the scoop on finding a name that will work on the web. How Do I Start?
MARKET BY NUMBERS Success and Failure — San Diego Startup Community
| MONDAY, APRIL 8, 2013
His IP strategy is likely irrelevant for his particular product and he admits that he’s mostly doing it to appease local investors. (“What’s your IP strategy?”) 'With Brad Feld coming to town this week, I think it’s a good time to evaluate the state of San Diego’s Startup Community. Patriarchy.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Yep, You and Your Startup Are Topics in the Rumor Mill
| SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011
Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander Intellectual Property (IP) and Know-how: Defined “Show Me the Money : Is This the Right Business Op. Basics are provided to help entrepreneurs. Did What?
AUSTIN STARTUP uControl and iControl to Merge
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
Whether it’s support for industry-leading IP video monitoring, innovative iPhone and Android apps, or cutting edge ZigBee and Z-Wave technology, the new iControl will offer the most comprehensive, innovative solution available.”. Today they’re announcing that they’re combining with iControl , based in Palo Alto. uControl.
OCCAM'S RAZOR Eight Silly Data Things Marketing People Believe That Get Them Fired.
| MONDAY, APRIL 29, 2013
When I search for "avinash" on Google I might rank #1 in the search results because I'm logged into my Google account, the engine has my search history, my computer IP address, it also has searches by others in my vicinity, local stories right now, and so many other signals. Big data. Small data. Any data. They get you fired.
CODE AS CRAFT Leveraging Big Data To Create More Secure Web Applications
| TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013
Typically we are looking for identifying patterns such as URL patterns or IP addresses that have repeatedly accessed our application. 'Here at Etsy, we take measuring things very seriously. Our Data Team has written several blog articles about how we build, maintain and take advantage of our data infrastructure. Incident Response.
- Now Playing on Your iPhone: The Olympics
Blackman is the founder and CEO of Elemental Technologies, a technology start-up that’s pioneered the use of graphics processors to power adaptive video streaming over IP networks. We’ll make it very clear to the world that Elemental was the key vendor for IP video delivery of the 2012 London games Absolutely.
CRACKING THE CODE Eastern European Champions & the 4 V’s of Big Data
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2012
The second category is composed of companies that have developed a unique IP locally and marketed it worldwide - typically in the gaming, software, security or mobile sectors. Eastern European Champions I had the opportunity to do a keynote at the IDCEE conference in Kiev last week. Why Eastern Europe? in GE, 1.3 in Brazil and 0.8 Impressive!
ARCTICSTARTUP Google States Jaiku Integration Failed
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2010
They recently acquired Global IP Solutions , as well as Marratech and Trendalyzer in 2007. Anil Hansjee, the director in charge of Google's acquisitions, has given an interview to Swedish Dagens Industri about their recent acquisitions. One of the takeaways from the interview is that, they failed to integrate Jaiku into Google's strategy.
WWW.READWRITEWEB.COM How To Bootstrap Your Startup
| SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2007
We are on the high end of the range, and I think expecting less would be unrealistic unless you are building something really simple (and therefore with limited inherent IP). The aim of many entrepreneurs is to take a business idea and convert it into a professional and functioning business on a low budget. What is bootstrapping? Thanks.
ARCTICSTARTUP Bonnier Accelerator Calls For Entrepreneurs
| MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013
And from you they''re taking potentially your IP - the questionable paragraph from their FAQ reads: Q: Will I own the company if we get that far? 'Nordic media publishing giant, Bonnier , is getting into the accelerator game. Or something like your idea of an accelerator, at least. But it''s still an opportunity.
VENTUREWOODS Ideas, New Possibilities to “EMERGEOUT” on August 12th in Gurgaon
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
It is that time of the year again when you should block your calendars for the annual EMERGEOUT Conclave in Gurgaon. Given the number of ideas that you’d walk away with, the industry leaders you’ll get to listen to as well as the networking opportunities, the EMERGEOUT Conclave offers the very best ‘bang for the buck.’. Register before its too late.
ONSTARTUPS The Backuisition and 9 Other Types of Acquisitions [humor]
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
Sackuisition : This is a deal that's all about the customers or the IP or anything other than the people. It's time for some Friday fun. The following list was sparked in part by my hatred of the term "acquihire" (which no matter how many times I try to train myself, I can never say it correctly in my head when I read it). ” 4.
GABRIEL WEINBERG Weird eHow Web spam
| TUESDAY, JULY 20, 2010
as an A record, which is different than the redirect IP. fnboelwein.com redirects to [link] As does bankofelgin.com. If you actually go to the link, you get this message at the top: Hi There! bankofelgin.com isn't available, but you're still in a good place -- ehow.com. We think we might have what you're looking for. Doubt it. Maybe I should.
ARCTICSTARTUP AnyFi Networks Receives €1.06 Million Funding
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2012
There are plenty of solutions that are trying to create global Wi-Fi networks, but Anyfi is unique by creating a secure IP tunnel that goes through residential gateways. Sweden's Industrifonden has invested SEK 9 million (€1 060 000) into Malmö-based AnyFi Networks.
SEED STAGE CAPITAL The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan.
| MONDAY, AUGUST 10, 2009
There were numerous IP telephony companies before Skype, and several video sharing attempts before YouTube, but bandwidth limitations in the early days of the web were serious constraints. skip to main | skip to sidebar 10 August 2009 The Business Plan is Dead; Long Live the Business Plan! space, I would agree—to a point. Recommended.
SEED STAGE CAPITAL Setting And Shaping A Strong Startup Culture
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2009
While you should never give away true IP or trade secrets, a primary job duty of the CEO is to pitch and sell the vision of the company-all day, all the time, to (almost) anyone who will listen. Over the past several years, Ive had meaningful interactions-- meetings, calls, etc.-- with perhaps 700-800 early stage startups. Opportunity lost.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Need Investment? Increase the Chances by Beefing Up.
| TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2011
Also, do the best you can on your limited budget to shore up the IP situation. Every day the product is off the market is a day of lost sales while your IP is still protecting it. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Did What?
SCALABLE STARTUP Shout Out to Seth Levine, or the In-N-Out burger startup
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
Investor groups are cutting out the management, bus dev, sales, and marketing professionals, trying to get raw, young engineering teams that have never negotiated a term sheet to give away their IP rights and equity for next to nothing. ” [link]. Worth the read. I’ve been harping about this a lot (too much?) link]. link]. needs.
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