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Rethink Web Analytics: Introducing Web Analytics 2.0

Occam's Razor

On Sept 5th I had the distinct pleasure of being invited to present as a part of the Authors@Google series. Wordy? Bland? Specific & direct?

Video Of The Week: The 2007 Blackberry Shootout

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

This went down before Twitter, Tumblr, Zynga, and a host of other things that happened in 2007. We are going back in time for this one.

Cracking The Code: SaaS business metrics: why are they different?

Cracking the Code

Friday, July 06, 2007. ▼ 2007. (10). Best Venture and Technology Podcasts for 2007. Cracking The Code. Blogged with Flock.

The Three Greatest Survey Questions Ever

Occam's Razor

The VP of a Fortune 100 company recently asked for some advice. They did not have any web analytics tool. Surprised? Want more: Got Surveys?

Standard Metrics Revisited: #3: Bounce Rate

Occam's Razor

Bounce Rate to the rescue! Bounce rate is a beautiful way to measure the quality of traffic coming to your website. So what is this mysterious metric?

Mulecon 2007

Will Price

Today, Mulesource , the leading open source integration software provider, held its inaugural Mule developer conference. The event proved to be a smashing success. See my prior post on Mule here. Over 100 developers flew in from around the world to share their expereinces, use cases and passion for the Mule project.

CES 2007

Will Price

Happy New Year! I plan to attend CES next week and welcome the opportunity to meet with promising start-ups who also are scheduled to be in Vegas. Feel free to ping me to set up a time to meet


Exploits of a Mom


Great comic from [link]


Map of VC Investments


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. and Ph.D.

F2F Still Matters


As an aside, I personally question that view. The challenge will be getting people used to this - hence the 25 years. Kathys on the money on this one.

"God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe - Startups and angels.

Tim Keane

Investing in Groups - best practices of Angels » October 30, 2007. Startups and angels: Along the way to success. By Tim Keane, Angel Investor, Golden Angels Investors, LLC. Archives. Profile. Subscribe. « We Only Need 1% of The Total Market! God is in the details." Mies van der Rohe. These are robust, growing markets. Losses?

If you ever forget just how impactful the iPhone was when it came out in 2007, check this out…

Jeff Hilimire

Pretty much everything on this flyer, the iPhone did in 2007. Consider this flyer for Radioshack from 20 years ago. That’s ridiculous.

the vc in me.: Generational Disruption in Media

the vc in me

June 06, 2007 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. " Posted by: Jason Stoffer | June 07, 2007 at 12:41 PM. Posted by: Reynaldo | July 05, 2007 at 05:42 AM. Posted by: Reynaldo | July 05, 2007 at 05:42 AM. Posted by: Reynaldo | July 05, 2007 at 05:43 AM. Posted by: kimgeek | August 04, 2007 at 10:56 PM.

the vc in me.: How Will Brand Ads Reach the "Long Tail"?

the vc in me

January 17, 2007 in Sectors of Interest | Permalink. Posted by: Scott Springer | March 09, 2007 at 01:30 PM. Posted by: Jack | August 04, 2007 at 01:16 AM. Posted by: kimgeek | August 04, 2007 at 10:57 PM. Posted by: kimgeek | August 04, 2007 at 11:02 PM. Posted by: John | October 11, 2007 at 01:46 AM.

VC Confidential: TiECON 2007

VC Confidential


VC:VC Rising Tides, Ebbing Tides

Venture Cyclist

"A rising tide lifts all boats" is a famous aphorism, much loved by observers of the financial markets, and duly applied by everyone to everything. However, some folks beg to differ. A rising tide lifts all boats and so swamps the effect of the hard work of some of those boat crews. What impact do the tides have over here? VC:VC Opinion

Pop Culture, 2007

"When the tapestry of alienation becomes the status quo , disaffection merely becomes fashion." - Klosterman , again Klosterman IV. culture quotes


Big Comeback for Small Business Owners' Optimism

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

The index is at its highest level since 2007

Acting CTO Role in a Start-up


I generally am working as an acting CTO for about 3-4 start-ups or other companies at any one time. I was just talking with someone who asked me to define how that could work and what they meant. Great question. Roger Smith ) This helps explain where I normally play. During Stabilization, often the focus is transitioning to a full-time CTO.

blogorlando 2007: I hope I can sneak in.

Florida Venture Blog

OK, so after talking up blogorlando 2007 to every blogger (and some sponsors) I could find in the area, I find myself locked out of registration.

PR 1

OpenSocial - Long Way to Go


I had already written about OpenSocial ( OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms) and frankly I was hoping for a lot more in the announcements and APIs. The problem with OpenSocial right now is that it: only defines how you plug into platforms and grab the data, but it does not define the form and meaning of the data.


OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms


We finally are starting to hear what Google's anticipated alternative to Facebook as a platform. If you've talked to me in the past few months, you probably know that this is something I've been grappling with across a variety of projects/domains. I've talked about this issue in: Facebook Platform and Facebook as a Learning Platform.

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 22, 2007 Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups Ive been participating in a Yahoo Group that are users of LinkedIn and who are Bloggers: [link] Its an interesting group of folks from diverse backgrounds. See Five Things Meme as an example.

Startup LA and More Blogs


I was on a panel yesterday at StartupLA. The event was a good event and I ran into a few folks that I hadn't seen in a while and meet a few new people. One thing that was interesting is that I'm finally starting to run into folks in Los Angeles who run in technology circles and who have blogs.

Entity Extraction Firefox Plugin


After hearing at a recent CTO Forum meeting from Siderean about their relational navigation technology and various discussions with other folks on search, it's seeming like entity extraction is coming up everywhere. Today I saw John Udell's post Entity extraction everywhere. In and of itself, I don't believe that I'm going to get much use out of it.


Amazon Web Services (AWS)


I went to an event by Amazon on their Amazon Web Services in Santa Monica today. The focus was S3 - storage service, EC2 - their compute cloud, their queuing system, and their flexible payment system. The S3 system is not a transactional object system, it's for larger objects, larger updates.

EC2 3

Startup Opportunities in SoCal


On Ben Kuo's blog, he posted about Entrepreneurs in Southern California and pointed to a post by Will Johnson, a Southern California entrepreneur and blogger. b) history of success; and c) abundance of start-up companies (so if one fails there is another to jump on). willing to go work for startup companies. But they won't leave there job.

Christine: 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference Seeks Innovators

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The $100K Startup? Changes in VC Land?


I've been reading or hearing quite a bit about how startups these days don't take nearly as much capital to create as they used to. What used to cost $1M now takes $100K. If that's actually true, then it creates New Rules Of Technology VC. Each of these is aimed at effectively providing earlier, smaller financing rounds. Just as they always have.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital


He has twenty years’ experience as a CTO. Dr. Karrer taught Computer Science for eleven years. He has been the CTO for several start-ups, most notably eHarmony. and Ph.D. in Computer Science. He is a frequent speaker at industry and academic events. ► February (2) CTO Founders / Cofounders Part-Time Startup CTO?

Great Podcast - Failed Startup


Found this through Ben Kuo's blog: Media Matchmaker: autopsy of a failed startup from the Frank Peters show. Good stuff! It's worth hearing Betsy and then hearing the investors take on execution (roughly 45 minute mark). Quite a contrast. We had talked to them when they were getting started. Sounds like its good we didn't end up working with them.

Networking to a Job - Practical Advice


For some reason over the past week, I've been asked by three different people I know about job opportunities that might fit them. Since, I've given them the same advice, I thought it was worth putting in my blog. I personally believe that the best way to hire, find partners, and find a job is through a network. The experience was interesting for me.

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 13, 2007 8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing Great post - 8 Ways The Internet Changed Software Marketing - is an interesting take on how different it is these days to market software. Good stuff. Posted byTony Karrer at 6:58 AM 1 comments: Jon Miller said. Thanks!

Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica - And Other Events


I've been remiss in posting to this blog. Very busy on a couple interesting start-ups. More on them in a couple months. In any case, I went by Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica last Friday. It was way too crowded (250 people in a tiny space). But saw a few folks I hadn't seen in a while and connected with a couple of new people. Or maybe it was free lunch?

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple Jeremy Liew at Lightspeed Venture Partners has an interesting post: Time Rich or Time Poor? In it he separates web consumers into: Time Rich (more time than money) and Time Poor (more money than time). Its certainly something to keep in mind.

Kevin Federline Search Engine


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Kevin Federline Search Engine Just saw a post - Sleep with a pop star, get your own branded search engine. talking about Prodeges Search with Kevin Site - [link]. I actually think this is a pretty innovative model. Disclosure: we helped build the system that is behind these.)

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 12, 2007 MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point The NY Times did a piece today on MyShape, a start-up in Pasadena - Log in Your Measurements, and the Clothes May Fit. “They’re probably a little ahead of their time,&# she said. I really think MyShape has a great concept.

Open Source Business Model


However, Elgg could power 100,000 networks and it would make no difference - there is no revenue stream as we give everything away under a GPL license. I understand his frustration. You create something that has value and gets traction and yet youve created it in a way that the software is considered "free." and Ph.D. in Computer Science.

Entreprenuer Network


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Thursday, March 1, 2007 Entreprenuer Network Great post by Ben Kuo - The Importance of the “Network&# to Entrepreneurs - the informal connections between people in the technology industry here who have a vested interest in helping entrepreneurs take their companies to the next level. and Ph.D.

Google Maps Mobile


skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Wednesday, February 28, 2007 Google Maps Mobile I recently downloaded Google Maps Mobile for my Treo. Its works great. And there was a big surprise. It includes traffic! This is something that Ive wanted on my wifes GPS for a while. If you havent checked it out, its pretty amazing. and Ph.D.