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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.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 3 More Reasons SOPA Should Scare You
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
968 , known as the Protect IP Act (PIPA), and Majority Leader Henry Reid has scheduled a floor vote for January 24, the day the Senate returns. Inc.com joins the ranks of companies hoping that Congress doesn't vote to break the Internet by approving SOPA and PIPA. Here's why. The Senate Judiciary Committee already approved its version, S.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Silicon Valley's Libertarian Problem
| MONDAY, AUGUST 13, 2012
SOPA, export controls, a medieval immigration policy, an IP system designed by Kafka, and incoherent tax policies provide plenty of libertarian ammunition. Many entrepreneurs and VCs claim pure libertarianism is the only political position that makes sense. Here's why that doesn't work. Everything that goes beyond this is an evil.”
ACTIVE GARAGE Leader driven Harmony #4: How to make your writing Crisp, Flavorful and Satisfying (Part II)
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
If you have Intellectual Property (IP) that needs to be discussed in the report, you should try to discuss it in sufficient detail for the customer to get a feel for its significance, but not in so much detail that you lose competitive advantage to a competitor. Why should you read this post? Audience. Content. If in doubt, ask her! Style.
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].
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG How to License Great Technology
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2012
Entrepreneurs can tap into universities’ innovation assets and IP and be wildly successful. You don't necessarily need teams of hotshot coders and scientists to bring your big idea to life. Consider licensing already-existing technology instead. It doesn't have to be that way. In 2011 alone, universities pulled in more than $1.8
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Finding Innovation in the Rough
| TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2013
While university tech transfer offices maintain inventories of available IP, the advantages of going straight to the source, are undeniable. Universities can be great sources of new technology for your company--if you know how to navigate them. John Chavez is always on the hunt for the next big idea. Literally. Do your homework. Reach out.
WWW.VCCAFE.COM Startup Resources
| MONDAY, MARCH 11, 2013
IP Location Tools. British Library Business & IP Centre : Funded by the London Development Agency, the British Library supports inventors, small businesses and entrepreneurs from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. Lodestone Innovation Partners (IP) Ltd are spin-out specialists.
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?
- A New Gateway Editor for BLAM! Ads
There’s also the ability to enter a global IP bypass, allowing visitors from select IPs to bypass the content locking gateway altogether. The following is a paid review for TylerCruz.com written and reviewed by Michael Kwan. It is completely of Michael Kwan’s opinion and is not influenced by being paid. Let’s take a look.
MASHABLE.COM 11 Trends in Web Logo Design
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 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 Dev & Design Mashable on Facebook Join Us! Learn more here. Designing and critiquing logos for web-based companies and startups is a pursuit of endless fascination for many of us. Fun With Opacity!
ARCTICSTARTUP Update On the AppCampus Initiative With Will Cardwell
| TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 2012
Most importantly young entrepreneurs don’t have to give away any equity in their company, IP rights, or take on debt. Cardwell has ben understandably busy, but was kind enough to give us more details on how the program will operate, and what the program means means for the local community. There is no direct academic credit.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG SOPA Would Hurt Start-ups, Not Pirates
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2011
McSherry: Sometimes people who don’t have the IP rights in question tell a website to take something down because they don’t like content. It's not at all clear that the bill would even succeed in catching online piracy. But it could significantly harm innovation on the Web. Inc: Why do you see this bill as dangerous?
- U.S. Patent Office Coming to Silicon Valley
These new offices are an historic step toward further advancing our world's best IP system, and reinforcing the United States as the number one destination for innovation capital, and research and development around the world," acting U.S. San Jose lands one of four new regional patent bureaus. Zoe Lofgren told the Chronicle.
THE VC IN ME "Graph Theory" - Opportunities Beyond. - the vc in me. - Typepad
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, 2011
the vc in me. Welcome! This blog broadcasts my thoughts on sectors of interest in my role as a venture capitalist as well as other ideas or tidbits on the business of entrepreneurship. hope to engage entrepreneurs, VCs, and anyone else in dialogue! Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « e-Mission has launched. Graph Primer. Summary. TrackBack. link].
ALIEN ENTREPRENEUR The Alien Entrepreneur: My Takeaways from MobileX Cincy
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 2012
What I found interesting was that his work outside of Ascendum is presumably not covered by his employment agreement with Ascendum, in terms of IP ownership. The Alien Entrepreneur. Im addicted to entrepreneurship, currently participating in multiple startups. CTO at ProspectStream , ScopiaRx , and SaaS Capital. Wednesday, March 7, 2012.
LIGHTSPEED The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained « Lightspeed.
| TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2011
We have IP now (working through OTL at Stanford) and have selected a manufacturer for our product. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation The Lightspeed Summer Fellowship Program Explained April 12, 2011 Posted by John Vrionis in 2011 , blogging , start-up , startup , startups , Summer Program , Venture Capital. Background. Purpose.
STEVE POLAND Lijit Getting Spammed
| TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008
To ensure extra sneakiness, do this from multiple IPs. This example did get me thinking of a couple of solutions (such as discounting multiple searches from the same IP) to this specific issue that I will pass onto our development team. What’s needed initially til launch? After launch, at what # of installs do you.
- ‘Dear Abby’ Style Advice to Real Entrepreneurs
would like my sweat equity and existing IP to be the risk that I incur without also risking an asset that could easily represent the majority of my total assets. I always love to get questions from my readers, and I answer them all, but sometimes I feel like the “Dear Abby’ for entrepreneurs. He has a Masters in his education field.
THIS IS GOING TO BE BIG. From Agency to Enterprise Software: The Evolution of Buddy Media
| TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2012
The other day I wrote a post about the lack of Enterprise Software disruption coming out of NYC —and a lot of people responded that I wasn’t citing Buddy Media. When I looked at the site, it had the term “Social Enterprise Software” written all over it. Hell, it might as well have screamed “Salesforce should acquire us.”
ARCTICSTARTUP Brain Alliance And Sanoma Launch Aggregated Sales Service Brain.fi
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 19, 2011
Interesting aspect of the store is also that the service has been protected by European level IP regulation and mechanisms, which only tells that Brain.fi Writing this as the presentation is still on going at stage here in the launch event. Brain.fi The service is open from today. Brain.fi Brain.fi makes its revenue from commission. Brain.fi
ACTIVE GARAGE What can Cloud do for you?
| MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2010
Network : What are the current monthly costs for networking/IP bandwidth, per environment? Spend time with each prospective provider; ask tough questions, ensuring the selected provider has ridiculously good support, lots of IP bandwidth options, and security features that exceed your own requirements. Same goes for the end users.
- Revealed: The Secret Source For Winning Google’s Love
Diversity of links outweighs pure quantity : diversity of IP addresses, root domains, subdomains, linking pages where your links are coming from play a huge role – the more diverse, the better. Some time ago, I ran a series on my blog on how to build an email list. And that’s what stopped me dead in my tracks. Relevance of links.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Scientist & Technical People Can Be Entrepreneurs TOO
| SATURDAY, MAY 28, 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. good stuff.
ARCTICSTARTUP IndoorAtlas Raises €0.5 Million For Indoor Navigation Based On Magnetic Fields
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 30, 2013
Of course, given that this technology is unique, they also need to spend quite a lot of capital on protection of their IP rights. You wouldn't be surprised if the military was using local geomagnetic field characteristics in order to search for underwater submarines. Some vertical integrations are also on the map. How does it work exactly
GUST Do It Right The First Time, Part II: Visit the Doctor or House Call?
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
From choosing a legal entity or jurisdiction to properly documenting IP assignments and stock issuances to complying with securities laws and avoiding potentially enormous tax penalties in the future, there is plenty here to warrant consulting a professional. Pick a name for the new legal entity (e.g., Newco, Inc.”) Yes, it’s a mouthful.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS Business Model Analysis, Part 1: Key Questions
| FRIDAY, JULY 22, 2011
If so, how will this IP be kept proprietary? Business model analysis is central to the lean startup approach developed by Eric Ries , Steve Blank , and others. But what exactly is a business model? We use the term constantly, with mutual understanding taken for granted. The choices are listed below. What margin will channel partners require?
TAFFY WILLIAMS Creating a Tech or Biotech: The Entrepreneur
| MONDAY, MARCH 14, 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?
SOFTWARE BY ROB Expenses You Don't Think of When Starting a Business
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 7, 2009
at 3:35 pm @Seb G You point reminds me of something a friend had said when he was talking about his brother who is an attorney that specializes in tech ip. Join nearly 6,000 startup entrepreneurs by subscribing to my RSS feed. ruffled a few feathers with my recent post The Software Product Myth. Yeah, those are going to hurt. L.L.C.s 9 Tom B.
DAVID TETEN 5/25-NYC – Investing in Intellectual Capital: Patents, Trademarks, Domain Names, Litigation, Government Rights, and other Intangible Assets
| MONDAY, MAY 16, 2011
Prior to joining Intellectual Ventures, Mr. Chernesky was Cofounder, President and Chief Operating Officer of IPotential, where he brokered patent sales transactions, developed and managed patent licensing programs and completed complex IP consulting projects. Panelists: Jeff Kupietzky MBA 98, CEO, Oversee.net. James D. Events
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.
ARCTICSTARTUP Investors As The Cause Of A Patent Frenzy Among Tech Startups?
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2010
His experience in IP matters includes identifying and handling employer's inventions, and drafting and prosecuting patent applications. Editorial note: This is a guest post by Teemu Lang from Papula Nevinpat, a company focusing on industrial property rights - patents, trademarks and designs. Image by aaron_andered
YOUNGUPSTARTS Singapore’s ClearBridge BioMedics Raises $9 Million Series B
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 13, 2013
Cancer research and treatment may just have gotten a shot up the arm – Singapore-based Clearbridge BioMedics has just announced that it successfully closed a S$9 million Series B financing round led by Vertex Venture Holdings Ltd, the wholly-owned VC arm of Singapore’s Temasek Holdings.
PLATFORMS AND NETWORKS A Compilation of the Web's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs
| WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2009
skip to main | skip to sidebar Platforms and Networks Thoughts about platforms, network effects and entrepreneurship Wednesday, November 25, 2009 A Compilation of the Webs Best Advice for Entrepreneurs Below, I link to blog posts and other online resources that offer advice for entrepreneurs. Great list. Tom, well done - solid list. Great list!
ONLYONCE Selling a Line of Business
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010
If you are selling assets, you need to clearly define what they are, and what they aren’t, and you need to make sure all legal details (contracts, IP, etc.) Selling a Line of Business. It’s been a couple of years since Return Path decided to focus on our deliverability business by divesting and spinning out our other legacy businesses.
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.
SECRET FORMULA What It Takes to Build a Cleantech Winner
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
At the timing of early-stage financing, only about a third of these companies were real technology leaders with strong, differentiated IP (think Evergreen Solar in 1994). (A version of this post also appeared at Fortune.com. Thanks Dan!). tl;dr: It’s the team. The question I found myself asking was “what if everyone’s biases are wrong?”
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Gadget Review: The Amazon Kindle Fire
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2011
The 7-inch screen size is decidedly better for reading books and magazines, although the Kindle Fire uses the same IPS (in-plane switching) screen technology as the Apple iPad 2 instead of the much sharper E-Ink technology used on the existing Kindle models. It just might be the best product Amazon has ever released. At 14.6
ARCTICSTARTUP Tero Ojanperä Leaves Nokia To Work With Vision+
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 31, 2011
The new fund will work in a similar fashion as the Mediatonic fund , we've covered earlier, that it will let the entrepreneurs keep the IP, but will take a cut of future revenues in return for the investment. Tero Ojanperä (pictured left), a member of the Nokia Leadership Team, will be leaving the company. Image by NandorFejer
READWRITESTART Strategy Roundtable For Entrepreneurs: Spotlight On India
| THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2011
think that Edward can not only build a successful outsourcing services company based on this premise, he can also build an IP portfolio and potentially a platform product that would make it more compelling, specialized, and higher-margin business than any old labor arbitrage shop. Sponsor. Subscription Carpool Service. Globify. Discuss.
OCCAM'S RAZOR 7 Incredible Web Design, Branding, Digital Marketing Experiences
| MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 2013
They use geo/ip to work out where I am. We are surrounded by incredible digital experiences. Masterful design, branding and marketing. Yet, it would be fair to say we are also drowning in awful digital experiences – or, at the very minimum, experiences that seem to be stuck in 1991. There are 7 in total. What can you expect? Songza. 5, 6, 7.
STARTUPCFO The DLD Report
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
Need to ensure submissions you receive and want to move forward on are not violating IP of others. I was in Germany this week to attend the annual DLD Conference , an annual event attracting a great mix of entrepreneurs, investors, media, marketers, pundits and celebrities. It was a great time. TECHNOLOGY, MEDIA, LIFE ARE CONVERGING. CHINA.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE The Long-Term Value of Loyalty
| TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 2010
They seed funded my second company and even let me buy some IP in exchange for debt to get started. Oh, boy. Here we go again. Another post on job hopping. This will be my final word on the topic. I promise. My goal here is to move the debate forward, add my POV but not inflame things any further. Inflaming was never my goal. We all learned.
AUSTIN STARTUP Q: Is it fake? A: Who cares? (You should!)
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
From cell phones to Apple’s latest blockbuster-product-in-waiting , as our society increasingly becomes mobile, digital and virtual, the global competition over the production, use, and protection of ideas – intellectual property, or IP, in legalese – is going to only intensify. and “what is original? Are they for real?
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG How the Euro Crisis Could Be Good For You
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2012
domains and IP addresses in Europe has led to a 10 to 20 percent increase in overall site traffic in the last few months. Is the economic turmoil overseas a crisis--or an opportunity? Here's a look at a few savvy American companies reaping the benefits of European market instability. Fourth quarter earnings reports confirm this. dollars."
LIGHTSPEED Why Lightspeed invested in ShoeDazzle « Lightspeed Venture.
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
I know there are issues wrt moonlighting and IP ownership depending on how restrictive the employment contract is.) Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation Why Lightspeed invested in ShoeDazzle April 28, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in Ecommerce , growth , subscription. We are very excited to help Shoedazzle grow. Comments » 1.
IP LAW FOR STARTUPS Saving Money in Patent Litigation: Case Management Strategies
| THURSDAY, MAY 13, 2010
I’d love to hear more tips from subscribers, especially the IP attorneys who read this blog. I’ve litigated patent cases for over ten years and I’ve always been keenly interested in how clients manage their cases. Some clients, even mega companies with billions, are very strict and closely monitor litigation costs. Others don’t.
CONSTANTLY LEARNING Web and Mobile Revenue Models
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2013
IP Commerce (POS 2.0), CardSpring. I originally saw this posted on HackerNews and wanted to repost it for those who haven't seen it. It's a list of all the current revenue models that exist and examples of companies that use it. wanted to create a duplicate of the original , just in-case Hackpad ever went away. Advertising. Display Ads - ex.
ARCTICSTARTUP ArcticStartup’s Vigo Questionnaire
| TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2010
Secondly, all answers are confidential – we won’t even know any IP addresses of the answers so feel free to comment your heart’s content. Disclaimer: This article is targeted mainly for our Finnish readers. We’re working to survey the effects of the Vigo accelerator program on the Finnish startup ecosystem. Rightly so.
K9 VENTURES Announcing K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed stage fund
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28, 2010
Either protectable IP or at least hard IP. I’m pleased to announce the formation of K9 Ventures, L.P. – a seed-stage fund. K9 Ventures, L.P. is a $6.25M fund that is designed to do concept and seed-stage investments in technology companies. Technical Product : The product must have some technical depth. DNAnexus (Series A).
PASSIONATE INTENSITY Getting Funded: Step 4, Due Diligence
| THURSDAY, JULY 21, 2011
Did the VC try to pull any clever financing tricks when the company was up against the wall? (“I will give you more money at 5x preference” — actually happened, ”I will give you a loan that you can not repay secured by your IP that I will move over to another company if you don’t” — actually happened).
YOUNGUPSTARTS Global Mobile Internet Data Traffic To Explode 13-Fold By 2017: Cisco
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013
“By 2017, global mobile data traffic will continue its truly remarkable growth, increasing 13-fold over the next five years, to reach an amount more than 46 times the total amount of mobile IP traffic just a few years ago in 2010,” says Doug Webster, Vice President of Service Provider Networking Marketing, Cisco. ”, you ask.
MASHABLE.COM 6 Ways to Recruit Talent for Startups
| TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 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! Small startups rarely have a recruiting professional on their team — or even someone who has enough spare time to imitate a recruiting professional.
ONSTARTUPS Why Venture Capitalists Avoid Innovation: They Like Making Money
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
In my recent conversation, the VC partner went over the top by saying "We want to invest in companies that own code and have protectable IP", and then going on give the example of SpringSource - a service company working with un-owned open source code. The following is a guest post from Andy Singleton, the founder of Assemba. We honor it.
CROWDSPRING BLOG Announcing a Stricter Policy on Overused, Overdone Logo Concepts
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 2012
FIRST VIOLATION : The first time our IP panel determines that you have violated our overused, overdone logo policy, you will be suspended for two weeks, ALL of your entries from that project’s gallery will be removed, and you will be disqualified from that project. New Violation Policy. You will lose your right to work on crowdSPRING.
ARCTICSTARTUP Amazing Alex Launches Today, Let's See What Rovio's Got
| THURSDAY, JULY 12, 2012
have a hard time predicting that pop culture will shift to champion Amazing Alex anytime soon, but it's an unrealistic standard to hold the new IP to. Rovio's new physics puzzle game, Amazing Alex , hits the streets today in a pivotal moment in the company's history. Take the Angry Birds soft drink for example.
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG How to Win a Trademark Battle Against a Goliath
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
based “IP Application Development” for about $55,000. As someone at Forbes noted, the initials of IP Application Development spell out IPAD. By knowing their rights, two small companies made Apple and RIM back down over trademark conflicts. You could do the same. But they share something other than smartphones and tablets.
GUST Do It Right The First Time: Avoiding “Janitorial” Legal Work
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2011
Nevertheless, choosing to defer basic corporate housekeeping items can be disastrous in some circumstances, as when the failure to spend a few thousand dollars on legal fees to clarify IP ownership and equity arrangements comes back to bite a successful company to the tune of millions of dollars on the eve of a liquidity event. Good stuff!
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG Imagine a World Without Your iPhone
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11, 2012
Everyone with a computer and an IP address has a blog and a brand. No, really. Try to. Or better yet, why not actually put down your phone and live in the real world? Years ago, I was running late to a meeting, as usual, and realized I’d left the house without my cell phone. If I turned back, I’d be really late. Try that now.
BUSINESS OF SOFTWARE BLOG SaaS & the Art of Software Pricing. A decade of AWS & Twilio experience in one hilarious hour.
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 18, 2012
NP Dedicated IP, that’s good for deliverability, white labeling is good for agencies, uh, sub user panel again that’s good for agencies, they figured out their audience, agencies are big users. Beware! Jeff knows a lot of words that could offend. We hope you will be able to join us. My name’s Jeff, I founded a company called Twilio. Sorry.
ARCTICSTARTUP Both Of Supercell's Latest Releases Rank Top Grossing iPad Games
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
Can you share with us anything about what new IP you're coming out with next? With two of Helsinki-based Supercell's titles in the top 25 grossing iPad Games in the US, we decided to get in touch with Ilkka Paananen, the CEO of the company, to see if they could share anything about their success. Read Antti's review here. Sorry but no. :).
- Blog Updates: February 2010
However, he reminded me that I could use.htaccess to simply deny its IP from visiting my blog. Instead of simply denying the IP, I came up with a slight variation. So now when ‘mary’ (or any user with a blacklisted IP) tries to visit my blog, they are redirected to [link]. New RSS Record. WinningTheWeb.com: 5,502. to v2.9.1.
BEN'S BLOG Why the Browser Matters
| TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 2011
This was not so illogical as most companies didn’t even run TCP/IP—they ran proprietary networking protocols such as AppleTalk, Netbios, and SNA. Lost some real n%^$as I knew from a long time ago. But Heaven or Hell, I’m hoping that they be where I’m a go. Lil Wayne, Swag Surfin. The implications of the propriety vision were not good.
OCCAM'S RAZOR Excellent Analytics Tip #18: Make Love To Your Direct Traffic
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2010
You can easily use your tools admin settings to filter out all your internal IP's which would solve this issue. ~ [ Update, via Deric Loh : ] #1. Make love? Direct Traffic? Really? am not kidding. Direct traffic contains visitors that proactively seek you out, everyone else you have to "beg" to show up on your site! Definition.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Intellectual Property: How Do I Get Rights to Patents?
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
There are a few ways to obtain the rights to IP for your NewCo. But, for you or your NewCo to obtain licenses or acquisitions of rights to IP, make sure you are negotiating with the CORRECT owner of those technology rights. Many University sites list available IP, but sometimes a search can give you ideas of areas and interests.
ARCTICSTARTUP What's Hot In Denmark? Startup Weekend Copenhagen!
| THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2011
The service promises to bring personalized, vocalized online news content distributed through IP digital radio, accessible as a HTML5 browser-based app for your smartphone. This year the start-up community in Denmark for the second time held Startup Weekend Copenhagen. Some of the teams were as big as 19 people.
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.
VC CAFE Wibiya Toolbars Can Now Make Money Through Express Ads in Partnership with Kehalim
| MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
I nteresting addition from the Wibiya team came through my inbox today. Wibiya , the customizable web toolbar for publishers added a monetization widget through affiliate links provided by Kehalim , a contextual affiliate platform based in Israel. As a result, the widget offers decent coverage with more than 25, 000 merchants.
ARCTICSTARTUP Microsoft Owes Denmark $1 Billion While Google, Facebook And Others Do Everything They Can To Avoid Taxes
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6, 2013
In addition many assets of tech companies such as IP are intangible, so they can shift that around in clever licensing and royalty schemes. ?. In the recent news it was uncovered that Microsoft owes Denmark 5.8 billion Danish Crowns (Around $1.015 Billion) in back taxes as a result of Microsoft’s acquisition of Navision in 2002. Million.
- Moving and Staying
You have to have strong enough leadership to manage people you don't see every day (or you do with a cheap camera and IP phone). So over my time in tech I have helped many a CEO in one way or another. Below is the full text of an email that I received from one of them. found it to be thoughtful and balanced. Managing is the key word.
LIGHTSPEED If Google can't get local merchants to self serve, you probably.
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2010
This was the insight we had at ZiXXo and we built IP around this. Home About Lightspeed Team jump to navigation If Google can’t get local merchants to self serve, you probably can’t either December 24, 2010 Posted by jeremyliew in advertising , local. Not surprising given that it is a $130Bn market. Now Comments » 1.
ARCTICSTARTUP Skolkovo Gets The First Startup Funded
| MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2011
If the content lacks a copyright, the user simply does not get a response from the tracker peerlist (IP-addresses of other users, distributing content). The Skolkovo Foundation , established last year in Russia, is the country's biggest project to enhance tech and business development. As a result, the user cannot download that content.
NEXTWALA 10 Characteristics of Successful Distribution Networks - NextWala
| SUNDAY, APRIL 25, 2010
machine-learning algorithms or other blocking IP to convince yourself. NextWala. VC perspective and analysis from a former entrepreneur. About Me. Dev Khare. New Delhi, India. dkhare at lightspeedvp dot com. www.about.me/dkhare. dkhare. Follow @dkhare. Follow Dev on Quora. Twitter Updates. follow me on Twitter. Recent Comments. Recent Posts.
VENTUREWOODS My experience of raising an Angel fund.
| SATURDAY, JULY 17, 2010
at least, that is what one VC told us ‘we will take 70% of the company, give 30% to the founder because he has the ‘IP’ and throw you guys out’, ‘you are expendable, you know’, ‘you are part of the food chain (said menacingly)’- I am already shaken. Wish me luck. This must be good for startups
CODE AS CRAFT Multilingual User Generated Content and SEO
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011
Search engine bots, in their desire to see all content without prejudice, don’t send a browser accept language, aren’t signed-in users with profile locations, and it hardly makes sense to use geo-IP lookups to determine their location. Because By: Lacy Rhoades & David Bernal. Etsy offers a lot of items from a lot of sellers worldwide.
STEVE BLANK Not All Those Who Wander Are Lost
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
The Best Defense is a Good IP Strategy………… 65. It’s been a year since I’ve been blogging. The 100 or so posts add up to about 300 pages of text. One of the downsides to a large number of blog posts is that older stories tend to get buried and hidden. Now available on Amazon. Recursive History. Confused? Read on.).
STARTUP LESSONS LEARNED The cardinal sin of community management
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2009
Lessons Learned by Eric Ries Friday, September 11, 2009 The cardinal sin of community management Once you have a product launched, you will the face the joys – and the despair – of a community that grows up around it. won’t sugar-coat this: it is one of the most difficult and frustrating aspects of building a company online.
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.
- Don't Pay Tax Twice on Each Dollar of Earnings - Part 3 of 4
Intellectual Property Of particular note to global start-ups is the treatment of outbound transfers of intangible assets such as intellectual property (IP). By Jeanne P. Goulet, CPA, Senior Consultant at Marks Paneth & Shron LLP. How to Avoid Double Taxation and Membership in the "100 % Club". Can this be accomplished and is it legal? Total.
ARCTICSTARTUP Get Your Pitch Ready For VCs And Win – Announcing Elevator Pitch Competition
| THURSDAY, APRIL 22, 2010
Preparing for Global Expansion: Global IP Protection Strategies and Branding. We are proud to announce, a second year in a row, an Elevator Pitch Competition for all Baltic and Nordic startups and growth companies, held in Tallinn on June 1st. We also have great prizes for the winners. Finalists will be announced by May 12th. Related Posts.
ARCTICSTARTUP Witsbits Announces Improvements, Opens Office In San Francisco
| THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2011
ML: Our concept of delivering a cloud infrastructure via a remote management platform is so different and new, that we are registering and protecting our IP/invention in the USA. Sweden based Witsbits , a cloud computing company in the Nordic and the Scandinavian region recently announced an update to their Go Cloud product. hybrid clouds).
FRESH INC.: THE STAFF BLOG 5 Lessons From the Apple vs. Google Battle
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2012
When it comes to protecting your IP, there’s a very good reason why litigation is and should be your last resort. Take a look at what happened between Apple and Google recently. There are lessons you can learn about dealing with rivals in your industry. It’s known as coopetition, meaning cooperate competition.
BOTH SIDES OF THE TABLE This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)
| SATURDAY, JULY 10, 2010
He said that there remains a very healthy market for “data oriented software companies because the world is moving more toward measurability and software companies with differentiated IP often get a premium in the market. This episode of This Week in Venture Capital featured Michael Montgomery, president of Montgomery & Co.
VENTURE CYCLIST Venture Cyclist: Build a better mousetrap and �
| TUESDAY, APRIL 6, 2010
Retica founder and CEO David Muller saw the opportunity to reuse some of the company’s IP in this field and, with Engineering VP Marc Friedman and his technical team, managed successfully to pivot the company to the new direction within a few months. Venture Cyclist. Venture Capitalist and Cyclist, hence Venture Cyclist. Pages. VC:VC.
VC CAFE 10 Tips for Making your Startup More Attractive for Investors [Presentation]
| SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2010
It’s nice to have protected IP, but that will mostly matter later on in the event of an acquisition. A fter years of talking with many of you in the Israeli startup industry, investors and entrepreneurs alike, I was invited to present some tips for entrepreneurs at the Launch48 conference in London this weekend. Know your competition.
SCOTT WEISS The Webcam Reads Credit Cards!
| MONDAY, MARCH 5, 2012
Daniel was formerly the CEO and founder of Jajah , the main competitor to Skype in the Voice over IP (VoIP) market. “Necessity, who is the mother of invention”. Plato, The Republic. As we evaluate investment opportunities, we like to dive deep into an entrepreneur’s background and story… What did he study in school? million.
BLOG.EXPENSIFY.COM CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers
| TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2012
Expensify Blog. Expense Reports That Don't Suck. CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers. Update: The end is near, Expensify is hiring a.NET programmer! Learn more… Saturday edit: Wow, quite a response to this. Some additional comments at the end. Sunday edit : Still going! More comments at the end. Thanks ez, whoever you are!
ONSTARTUPS Startups: How To Build A Barrier To Entry With Inbound Marketing
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2009
This is usually manifests in the form of some intellectual property (IP). I’ve been doing a fair amount of speaking lately. It’s partly driven by my. recently released book, Inbound Marketing: Get. Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs (which is doing exceptionally well -- more below on this). The topics I usually speak. And, when I’m.
TAFFY WILLIAMS Startup Blog: Virtual Work Force: by Don Alexander
| TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2011
am preparing the next section on IP for this blog which I hope to have completed in the near future. Think Ahead When You are Negotiating IP Rights A Few Great Links to Startup Articles ► April (11) Beyond Rumsfeld by (Stephen A. Startup Blog Steps to consider to start and grow a company. Who’s the Boss? Did What? Now what?
OCCAM'S RAZOR The Definitive Guide To (8) Competitive Intelligence Data Sources!
| MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2010
and Baidu, are logged by those search engines, along with basic connectivity information such as IP address and browser version. Competitive intelligence, the "what else", is one of the core tenets of Web Analytics 2.0. Your traffic grew by 6% last year, what was your competitor's growth rate? In May 2010 (!). 39%, good god!
VC CAFE Invest in Israel Newsletter February 2010 Edition
| MONDAY, MARCH 8, 2010
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 at significantly lower integration and hardware costs. For previous editions, click here. ORACLE IS BUYING ISRAELI SOFTWARE MAKER CONVERGIN FOR $85 MLN. Oracle Corp.,
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.
AUSTIN STARTUP RipCode Acquired by RGB Networks
| THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2010
a privately held developer of solutions for mobile IP video. As video service providers consolidate their headends and build converged delivery networks, they require highly reliable IP video solutions that scale efficiently across all subscriber devices,” said Jef Graham, CEO of RGB Networks. CrunchBase Information. RipCode.
CONSTANTLY LEARNING Dizzying But Invisible Depth
| WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20, 2013
You've just put into play DNS, TCP, UDP, IP, Wifi, Ethernet, DOCSIS, OC, SONET, and more. Note: I loved this post. It's originally written by Jean-Baptiste Queru. link to the original post is at the bottom of this article. You just went to the Google home page. Simple, isn't it? What just actually happened? Let's simplify. Simple, isn't it?
ARCTICSTARTUP AXCO-Motors Powers The Wind And Energy Industries With Their Custom Solutions
| MONDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2012
Back then the patents were of low commercial quality and AXCO-Motors went on to apply for more patents and IP protection as they developed their solutions further. In our series with Lappeenranta University of Technology, we look at how the university has helped researchers and entrepreneurs spinoff research based innovation into startups.
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.
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!
- Channel your Inner VC to Understand Startup Valuations
Currently Obsessed Joe Heitzeberg – Entrepreneur | Tech Geek | MBA Home About Me Joe Heitzeberg is an internet entrepreneur who has started and sold two companies. He tries to write things that havent already been written 9000 times. Valuation is an important aspect of VC deal terms, and a major determinant of your ultimate outcome. Or is it?
- Startups Must Grow or Die, Despite the Chaos
Don’t count on your IP to save you. Every startup founder I know talks about the chaos of his business, which he usually attributes to that burst of growth that is required to get to positive cashflow. Sadly, this false perception often leads to the death of his business, or at least the end of his tenure as CEO. Employees stop innovating.
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