Plans are nothing, but planning is indispensable

Chris Dixon

At the core of the product will be a database that classifies URLs, IP addresses, program downloads, ActiveX objects, and other “web entities” according to their degree of trustworthiness. Phishing came almost out of nowhere in 2004 to become a major security threat.

Building the Global Startup

John O'Farrell

Protect your IP . Make sure your IP protection plan covers you internationally. (The This is the first in a series on building a global company from the ground up.

Trending Sources

28 Entrepreneurs Explain How They Came Up With Their Business Name


When I decided to quit the corporate world and build my company in 2004, I saw very few companies focused on helping SMB with digital marketing services. an international voice over IP company, was sold to Yahoo! The idea of exactly what your business is going to be usually comes first.

The Future Is Here, The Qii Keyboard By Canatu


The company was founded back in 2004 so it certainly looks like they know what they are doing. In addition to a lot of experience, they also have a nice IP portfolio with over 45 patents. It is not the first time that we are covering Canatu , which is a Finnish technology company.

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One More Time: No NDAs

However, there is the concept of "mutual" NDA, which should give your IP equal protection if you share any of yours. Anil Dash. A Blog About Making Culture. About Anil Dash. Best Of. Most Popular. More Info » One More Time: No NDAs. May 7, 2010. By unusual coincidence, this week I had a number of different folks ask me to sign NDA s about the new projects theyre working on.

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How Do You Set Up Operations In The US And Why? Interview With Microtask CEO


and are used to working from all over the globe (I've been on the road for 200+ days per year since 2004). Microtask has been putting in a lot of effort in the recent year or so to expand their operations beyond the Finnish borders.

The Long-Term Value of Loyalty

Both Sides of the Table

I was paid less in salary in 2004 than I was paid at the job I quit in 1999 (a job I had held 8+ years). 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.

Microsoft Owes Denmark $1 Billion While Google, Facebook And Others Do Everything They Can To Avoid Taxes


Oh and let’s not forget that Google also received its fair share of public funding as they received Tekes grants in 1997, 1999, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2011. ?. In the recent news it was uncovered that Microsoft owes Denmark 5.8

Yahoo! vs Facebook: Lame Lawsuit, Good Timing ? AGILEVC

Agile VC

CEO Scott Thompson alluded to their plan a couple weeks ago but the IP lawsuit itself was only official late afternoon yesterday (and now public). ’s claims of IP infringement or offer a litigator’s perspective of Yahoo!’s While it was still a college-focused SNS, Facebook of course launched in 2004 and there were plenty of other examples of social networking already… Friendster (2002), LinkedIn (2003), MySpace (2003), Orkut (2004).

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AXCO-Motors Powers The Wind And Energy Industries With Their Custom Solutions


The company was setup in 2004 and operations began in 2005. 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. Editorial note: This post is part of a series of posts in collaboration with Lappeenranta University of Technology to promote their expertise and tools in commercialising research based innovations.

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CEO Friday: Why we don’t hire.NET programmers

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!

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Investor Pitch: Flaws with Top Down Market Sizing

Entrepreneurship Blog

billion in 2004. Yet, at Cryptine we are not creating VPN, encryption, firewall, IPS or many other sub-categories included in Gartner's $5.3 Top down is the most common and least convincing way to size a market. The top down approach relies on analysts market research from firms like Gartner, Forrester, Frost & Sullivan, Yankee Group, Jupiter and others. Most investors will not consider a top down sizing of the market to be a sufficient if they are calling it into question.

This Week in VC: Michael Montgomery (President, Montgomery & Co.)

Both Sides of the Table

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. Founded by Matt Rutledge in 2004 and based in Dallas.


Christine: Nonprofits Using VoIP for Advocacy, Outreach, and Service Delivery

CVM is now in the process of moving to Ciscos Unity platform (whichis SIP-compatible), and setting up a centralized, private IP network.They didnt want to use a public IP network, so they are using anational VoIP vendor that charges them a flat rate per number, ratherthan per-minute toll charges.

Aspen Aerogels S-1 Analysis

Secret Formula

I’ve been tracking this company since 2004 and think highly of its CEO Don Young (the only cleantech CEO I know with a baseball career, having played minor league ball for a Braves farm team). tl;dr: Good company; tough road in the rear-view mirror.

Revealing Insights

Hazard Lights

This IP based, better, faster, cheaper value proposition was one we could wrap our arms around and, in conjunction with the management team, we were able to build a market segmentation map that outlined the size and scope of the opportunity which led to the conclusion that there was the opportunity to build a company of significant size. In December of 2004, 6 months later than planned, the machine was certified and first revenue shipments began in early 2005.