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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.

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. This also happened before I had done a deal with Bijan. Maybe the spanking he gave me here was the catalyst to change that.

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. Thoughts from a Venture Capitalist on Software, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing, Internet and more. SaaS business metrics: why are they different?

The Three Greatest Survey Questions Ever

Occam's Razor

The VP of a Fortune 100 company recently asked for some advice. They were heading into their peak selling season that would last only three months max, and they only had an ability to measure revenue from the website, nothing else. They did not have any web analytics tool.

Standard Metrics Revisited: #3: Bounce Rate

Occam's Razor

It is quite likely that your company is spending tons of time, energy, and dollars on web marketing efforts yet conversion rates (or ROI) are stuck in the two to three percent range.

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. For a company less than a year old, the size, diversity, and evangelical nature of the audience was simply remarkable to observe.

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

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Exploits of a Mom

SoCal CTO

Great comic from [link]

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Map of VC Investments

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 9, 2007 Map of VC Investments Found this Map of 2006 VC Investments post. Some very interesting graphics including this heat map: Very cool visualization tool!

F2F Still Matters

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Friday, March 16, 2007 F2F Still Matters Kathy Sierra has a great post today: Face-to-Face Trumps Twitter, Blogs, Podcasts, Video.

"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. Whether you like the architecture of Mies van der Rohe or not, this particular comment does make you stop and think.

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. Posted by: Arturo | August 07, 2007 at 12:31 PM. Posted by: Calvin | August 22, 2007 at 02:07 AM. the vc in me. Welcome!

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.

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. Posted by: techie | October 27, 2007 at 11:48 PM. the vc in me. Welcome!

VC Confidential: TiECON 2007

VC Confidential

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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. If the public markets are doing great, then a mutual fund manager who returns good results will be harder to distinguish from a manager who is letting the underlying tide do the work.

Pop Culture, 2007

aweissman.com

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

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Acting CTO Role in a Start-up

SoCal CTO

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. I also found this interesting graphic of the changing needs around the CTO role in different size/type companies that somewhat echoes my experience. Roger Smith ) This helps explain where I normally play.

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. My bad for waiting too long to make my attendance official. It's scheduled for this Thu-Sat, Sept.

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OpenSocial - Long Way to Go

SoCal CTO

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. I only have a cursory understanding of OpenSocial from reading various posts and from crawling through the API definitions, but it appears that OpenSocial has a long way to go before it's going to be useful for several of the applications we are working on.

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OpenSocial and Facebook as Platforms

SoCal CTO

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. With Google's entry, there's a nice alternative to Facebook and the key word is "open."

Discussion Creation Among Bloggers - LinkedIn, Blogging and Discussion Groups

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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. Bill Austin March 22, 2007 11:08 AM Dennis McDonald in Alexandria, Virginia USA said.

Startup LA and More Blogs

SoCal CTO

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. This is something that I've been having a hard time finding.

Entity Extraction Firefox Plugin

SoCal CTO

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. Through this post, I found Gnosis a Firefox plugin that will do entity extraction and highlight the resulting terms on the page. In and of itself, I don't believe that I'm going to get much use out of it.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS)

SoCal CTO

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. The EC2 is very similar to having a Linux box in a colocation facility.

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Startup Opportunities in SoCal

SoCal CTO

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. Will's post talks about lack of interest in working for startups here in Southern California, saying: we probably’d don’t have the: a) same support infrastructure (meet-ups, networking events, etc.); b) history of success; and c) abundance of start-up companies (so if one fails there is another to jump on).

The $100K Startup? Changes in VC Land?

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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. In this post RWW talks about some of the new kind of approaches to funding: Y Combinator is creating tech companies with a tiny (10-20K) seed investment; Charles River Ventures started a Quick start program; Jeff Clavier launched a 12M fund for tech startups.

Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, March 20, 2007 Realistic Entrprenuers Guide to Venture Capital Seths guide is worth reading - The realistic entrepreneurs guide to venture capital Posted byTony Karrer at 2:43 PM 0comments: Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) About Me Tony Karrer Dr. Tony Karrer is CEO/CTO of TechEmpower , a Los Angeles Web Development firm, and is considered one of the top technologists in e-Learning.

Christine: 2007 Nonprofit Technology Conference Seeks Innovators

Christine.net

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Great Podcast - Failed Startup

SoCal CTO

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. Still I think the concept is fantastic if the model can be figured out to make it work.

Networking to a Job - Practical Advice

SoCal CTO

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. So the key question is: How can I leverage my network?

8 Ways the Internet has Changed Software Marketing

SoCal CTO

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.

Lunch 2.0 in Santa Monica - And Other Events

SoCal CTO

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. I saw that Ben Kuo wrote about it: More networking events His comment that the turn-out suggested that there likely would be more of these is probably true.

Time Rich, Time Poor and Apple

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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).

Kevin Federline Search Engine

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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. Take a look at other sites: [link] But the overall idea is to provide branded search in order to get merchandise from your artist, star, etc.

MyShape Article - Analyst Misses the Point

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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.

Open Source Business Model

SoCal CTO

skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Monday, March 5, 2007 Open Source Business Model A recent spate of posts on the challenges of running an open source business is interesting ( Tosh , Siemens , Downes , Tosh 2 ) and quite heated as one of the founders of elgg - a social networking platform aimed at the educational space - Dave Tosh laments - Elgg is the most popular white label social networking platform in the world powering over 2000 networks.

Entreprenuer Network

SoCal CTO

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.

Google Maps Mobile

SoCal CTO

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. My only minor complaint is that it doesnt have a menu option to disconnect the phone from the data connection.

Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf

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skip to main | skip to sidebar SoCal CTO Tuesday, February 27, 2007 Stanford Podcasts - eHarmony - Greg Waldorf I was just pointed to a set of great podcasts done by Stanford B-School and particularly, I just listed to the podcast by eHarmonys Greg Waldorf.