A United Airlines Passenger Found a 'Forever' Travel Voucher From 1998. Here's How United Responded

Inc Startups

United literally isn't even the same company that it was back then. Best-Kept Travel Secrets

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Remains found with ID of Virginia Tech student missing since 1998

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Human remains have been found that are believed to be those of Robert Kovack, a Virginia Tech student who went missing in 1998, according to West Virginia State Police Sgt.

1998 -- 1999 are Calling and They Want their Wild Abandon Back!

Allen's Blog

But, reading this in a place like the FT (as opposed to (the long defunct) "Industry Standard", as well as "Upside", "Red Herring", "Wired") made the hair on the back of my neck stand up in alarm -- I thought I was having LSD flashbacks to 1998 - 1999, when statements like these (this one from today's FT) were thrown about with abandon: " Still, if you try to be rational, you are missing a big point in Mr Musk’s favour.

I Have To Laugh by Mudhoney - It was 1998, well after the grunge.

Mark Birch

I Have To Laugh by Mudhoney - It was 1998, well after the grunge era had been dried up, spit out, and kicked to the curb by pop culture. America spoke up, and they wanted their Britney Spears and Nü Metal. So what does Mudhoney do? Release an album which goes straight back to their grunge roots. This probably did not make their label masters, Reprise, too happy, so they were promptly dropped from the label. Whatever. This album rocks.

I miss 1998. I miss 2006. Separated by 8 years means that 2014 could hold the next evolution of tech startups.

Steve Poland

I want to feel like 1998 again, when I was excited for my Red Herring and Business 2.0 Tweet Just read this article: The Jig Is Up: Time to Get Past Facebook and Invent a New Future. It is an excellent article and he conveys what I have been feeling for a couple years now, since Arrington was on his last legs at TechCrunch. I have been bored by the whole scene. magazines to come in the mail to see what future was being built by kids in some distant city.

allensblog: Wall Street Rip-Off of LinkedIn

Allen's Blog

One saw this a lot in the 1998 - 2000 bubble: founding teams exulting at the fact that the first trade post-IPO was a huge "pop" over the offering price, as if it was a good thing. allensblog. Thoughts from a startup sherpa. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « Starbucks, et al. Main. | Are We in a Bubble in the Internet Space? » May 31, 2011. Wall Street Rip-Off of LinkedIn.

Research institute has front seat for total eclipse

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Don Cline, a retired engineer from Greensboro, opened the nonprofit Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in 1998 to make hands-on science, technology, engineering and math education and scientific research available to the masses

What is PARI? The state's best-kept secret will be out after total eclipse

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Don Cline, a retired engineer from Greensboro, opened the nonprofit Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in 1998 to make hands-on science, technology, engineering and math education and scientific research available to the masses

S.C. Attorney General office: Poole's appeal lacks evidence to establish her innocence

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Kimberly Renee Poole’s latest appeal lacks any evidence that would prove her innocence in the 1998 death of her husband along the South Carolina coast, the S.C.

First at last: Earnhardt's lone 500 victory still resonates

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

Earnhardt had achieved about all there was to do in NASCAR by 1998, including a record-tying seven Cup Series DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) AP) — Dale Earnhardt was NASCAR's "Intimidator," winning his first Cup championship in only his second full season.

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In a World Divided by Hate and Uncertainty, Space Might Be the Only Place People Get Along

Inc Startups

Astronauts from 15 countries continue to expand the International Space Station since it was first put into orbit in 1998. Massimino says society can learn from this continue international cooperation

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McKinsey highlight #1 - Cracking The Code - Yes

Cracking the Code

Paris, November 1998. Cracking The Code. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. Saturday, December 09, 2006. McKinsey highlight #1: the art of cost cutting or how to save 70m with a measuring spoon.

Can You Launch A Product With No Webinars, No Videos, No Multimedia And Still Succeed?

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For a good eight years from 1998 to 2006 all my online business projects were text based, with some images thrown. In the last decade the world of internet marketing, like the internet itself, has become dominated by multimedia. It’s a different world to how I first started out online.

The Road to Success: an Interview With Bill Gates and Warren Buffett

Inc Startups

In 1998, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett sat down to share some insights into what led to their success. Here are a few highlights

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Inside game lets Hornets coast past Mavericks, 108-94

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

DALLAS (AP) — The Hornets fittingly turned to an old-school NBA tactic — the post-up game — to record Charlotte's first NBA victory in Dallas since 1998

Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers

SiliconHills

Founded in 1998, Rackspace is one of San Antonio’s largest technology companies with about 5,000 employees worldwide. Three months after its $4.3 billion acquisition by Apollo Global, Rackspace Tuesday announced it is cutting 6 percent of its U.S. workers. It has about 3,700 employees based at its headquarters at the former Windsor Park Mall in […] The post Rackspace Lays Off 6 Percent of its U.S. Workers appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin San Antonio

TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard

SiliconHills

TextureMedia, formerly known as NaturallyCurly.com, has raised about $2 million since its founding in 1998. TextureMedia, a hair care media company in Austin, got acquired Monday by Ultra/Standard, a multicultural hair care and beauty distribution company based in New York. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. It was one of the first investments made […] The post TextureMedia Gets Acquired by New York-based Ultra/Standard appeared first on SiliconHills.

Austin-based Silicon Labs Buys Telegesis of the U.K. for $20 million

SiliconHills

Telegesis, founded in 1998 in High Wycombe, England, outside of London, uses Silicon Labs’ ZigBee technology in its smart meters, USB adapters and other products.

Yuri Milner Allocates $150 Million in ICQ Ventures to Invest in Israeli Startups

VC Cafe

The poster-child of Israeli startups which was sold to AOL in 1998 for $287 million (ancient link!) Remember ICQ? and later on to DST for $187 million in 2010, Yuri Milner's holding corp, is now. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]. DST ICQ Ventures Yuri Milner Mor Yegerman

Hope Is The Consequence of Action

Feld Thoughts

David mentioned a quote that he attributed to Cornel West and Roberto Unger from their 1998 book titled The Future of American Progressivism. Last night Amy and I hosted an event at our house for the ACLU and Earthjustice , two organizations we are significant supporters of.

How Wine.com Came to Dominate its Market

Inc Startups

Since Mike Osborn founded Wine.com in 1998, he tackled a complex web of state-by-state regulations, and effectively shut out competitors. Wine.com sales were $60 million in 2011

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The All You Can Eat 24-Hour Buffet: SXSW Interactive Kicks off

SiliconHills

In 1998, the conference, then called SXSW Multimedia had a hard time gaining traction and took a backseat to the music and film conferences, said Hugh Forrest, executive director of SXSW Interactive. BY LAURA LOREK Reporter with Silicon Hills News South by Southwest Interactive didn’t always get a lot of respect.

Temple upsets No. 21 East Carolina 20-10

Winston-Salem Journal State/Region News

21 East Carolina 20-10 Saturday for its first victory over a ranked opponent since 1998 PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Kenny Harper rushed for two touchdowns and Temple forced five fumbles in beating No.

Facebook Helps Me Be Proud of My Dad In The Morning

Feld Thoughts

I remember the 1998 Orlando meeting and talking to him about it. Facebook can be a magical thing. I’m often frustrated about how to engage with it (I’m more of a Twitter person) but every now and then something happens that reminds me how awesome Facebook can be.

Austin 201

Nailing It

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I saw dozens of pitches for what was essentially YouTube between 1998 and 2005. But when YouTube launched, it was pretty clear pretty quickly that they had nailed it and nobody else before them had.

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Listen to this if you listen to nothing else today. This is.

Mark Birch

abelson : #1005: lucinda williams - drunken angel (1998, live). Listen to this if you listen to nothing else today. This is truly stellar. newspeedwayboogie : Incredible song, incredible lyrics, incredible phrasing of those lyrics, incredible voice and Lucinda Wiliams with dark hair. .

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Age of companies when they achieve $1bn valuations

The Equity Kicker

The fact that the trend has been going for some time – Google was founded in 1998 and Tesla and Facebook in 2003 and 2004 respectively – suggests that the bubble explanation can’t be the whole story.

If it aint broke, improve it

deal architect

Doug Belden invited me for a visit after he read my recent blog about innovation at the Hillsborough County Tax Collector’s office he has presided over since 1998. It is a candidate this year for the prestigious Malcolm Balridge award.

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Solar Winds and Rackspace on Forbes’ Fastest Growing Tech Companies List

SiliconHills

Rackspace Hosting, founded in 1998 and based in San Antonio, snagged the 19th spot on the list. Solar Winds, founded in 1999 and based in Austin, ranks 11th on Forbes’ List of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Technology Companies. Solar Winds, which makes information technology management tools, has 628 employees and $282 million in revenue, [.] The post Solar Winds and Rackspace on Forbes’ Fastest Growing Tech Companies List appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin

Appddiction Studio Creates An Anti-Bullying App

SiliconHills

Porter, who retired from the army as a sergeant first class in 1998, lost all the fingers on his left hand and all [.] BY RANDY LANKFORD Reporter with Silicon Hills News If Tim Porter didn’t let a bomb blowing up in his hands stop him, he’s certainly not going to back down from a bully. The post Appddiction Studio Creates An Anti-Bullying App appeared first on SiliconHills. Austin Technology

Kozmo

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

Kozmo pioneered the idea of same hour delivery in 1998, fifteen years before its time. Yesterday was a bright sunny day on the east end of long island. So the Gotham Gal wanted a hat to shield the sun from her face and pulled out this gem from one of our closets.

I Just Did A Launch With No Webinars, No Videos, No Multimedia. Here’s What Happened…

Entrepreneurs-Journey.com by Yaro Starak

For a good eight years from 1998 to 2006 all my online business projects were text based, with some images thrown. In the last decade the world of internet marketing, like the internet itself, has become dominated by multimedia. It’s a different world to how I first started out online. The post I Just Did A Launch With No Webinars, No Videos, No Multimedia. Here’s What Happened… appeared first on Entrepreneurs-Journey.com.

Software startups: Beware ‘magic’ bullets

The Equity Kicker

The term ‘pre-chasm’ is a nod to Geoffrey Moore’s 1998 classic Crossing the Chasm and refers to companies that may have sold to early adopters, but haven’t yet found a way to sell to the mainstream. I just read ‘Need More Time’? Guideposts For Tech Founders Going To Market When No Market Exists which is full of great tips for what they call ‘pre-chasm’ enterprise startups.

Why Pioneers Have Arrows In Their Backs

Steve Blank

The irony is that in a retrospective paper ten years later (1998), [ 2 ] the authors backed off from their claims. In 1998 Goto.com , a small startup (later Overture, now part of Yahoo ! ), created the pay per click search engine and advertising system and demo’d it at the TED conference.

Book: Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

Feld Thoughts

In 1998, when I started ending up with lots of shares in public Internet companies, I came up with a formulaic approach for any public equities that are distributed to me (either from our funds or other VC funds). And, for the last category (the shares I own personally), I still use the long-term formulaic approach I came up with in 1998. A cliche I’ve heard many times is “Wall Street Always Wins.”

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Who Makes the Money on an Inevitable Shoe Dropping?

Gust

And in January I saw that digital music overtook physical media for the first time in 2011, something I expected since 1998. I bought the Diamond Rio mp3 player in 1998. Last weekend I caught Mashable announcing that Ebook Sales Surpass Hardcover in the U.S.

F’ING 90’S BANDS: The Way by Fastball - I did not.

Mark Birch

This Austin, TX band was still working side jobs when their second album All The Pain Money Can Buy released in 1998 took them from obscurity to instant fame within six months. But for those few months of 1998 in between Marcy Playground and Semisonic, they ruled the radio. F’ING 90’S BANDS: The Way by Fastball - I did not think that there would be as many well known bands whose name starts with the letter “F”, but clearly I am mistaken.

Texas 40

Entrepreneurs Unplugged with Andre Durand

Feld Thoughts

Durand was founder and CEO of Durand Communications, a bulletin board software provider (acquired by Webb Interactive in 1998). Once again I’m moderating the Entrepreneurs Unplugged series hosted by Silicon Flatirons. Our first interviewee – this coming Monday night – is Andre Durand, the founder and CEO of Ping Identity. Andre Durand brings 18 years of software industry executive leadership experience to his role as founder and CEO at Ping Identity.

"Siebel’s personality and confidence quickly established Siebel Systems as the industry leader, but."

Mark Birch

Revenues for 1994 were only $50,000 but only four years later, in 1998, Siebel Systems had 1,600 employees, revenues had grown to $391 million, and net income was a handsome $43 million.” - Siebel’s OASIS: The Mother of All CRM Systems via Siebel Essentials. “Siebel’s personality and confidence quickly established Siebel Systems as the industry leader, but he also delivered.

Technology predictions

Chris Dixon

Google: 1998. For those of us in the prediction business, it’s sometimes useful to go back and read past predictions to try to discern patterns in what they got right and wrong. Back in the early 90s, a lot of people thought the Internet was overhyped. Here’s one example from Newsweek: Do our computer pundits lack all common sense?