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Support The Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

Just now Fred Wilson posted an Open Internet Letter to the FCC that my partners and I at Foundry Group signed on to. The post Support The Open Internet appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Politics fcc net neutrality open internet

Protect The Internet

Feld Thoughts

Recently, two bills have been introduced into Congress that – if passed – will do irreparable damage to the Internet, entrepreneurship, free speech, and job creation as a result of the continued entrepreneurial activity around the Internet.

The Emerging Architecture Of Internet Applications

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

The bitcoin blockchain is not just going to change the way money works on the Internet (and off). It’s going to change the way Internet applications are built.

Mary Meeker's 2012 Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I love these "state of the internet" presentations Mary does. 2012 KPCB Internet Trends Year-End Update from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Mary published this presentation this past week. There is so much useful information and insights in them.

Video Of The Week: Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

It was an easy and obvious call this weekend. I’m going to spend some time this morning watching my friend and coinvestor (on a few things) Mary Meeker do her thing. You should too. mobile VC & Technology Web/Tech

Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends Report

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So I’ll take this opportunity to showcase Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2014 Presentation. KPCB Internet trends 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. I’m feeling a little out of sorts today and not inspired to write anything. Here it is in all its glory. mobile VC & Technology Web/Tech

How the Internet and Social Media Changed How Businesses Succeed

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The emergence of the internet and social media has changed how companies do business forever. According to Internet Retailer, the online marketplace for products will expand to $523 billion by 2020. The internet and social media’s effect on business has been very positive.

3 Laws Every Internet Investor Should Know

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The internet is no longer the wild wild west. Here are some of the most common terms and laws that you should be familiar with as an internet investor. The post 3 Laws Every Internet Investor Should Know appeared first on Blogtrepreneur - For Busy Entrepreneurs.

An internet of people

Chris Dixon

Or put more simply: we finally have an internet of people. Over the past few years, a bunch of web-based marketplaces have gotten popular – Etsy, Kickstarter, AirBnb, to name a few. Many of these business ideas had been tried before but are succeeding only now. When a trend like this emerges, it’s always interesting to ask “ why now ?”

Conversion: The Most Important Internet Metric of All (Revisited)

Over 13 years ago, in March of 2000, I wrote a blog post titled “ The Most Powerful Internet Metric of All. ” The key thesis was this: if an Internet company could obsess about only one metric, it should be conversion.

What You Need To Know About Internet Defamation (Infographic)


What you need to know about business defamation. Here’s a true statement: harsh criticisms of a product or service can have a strong – and negative -- impact on a company. And here’s the follow-up question: what are your options if a disparaging comment about your business lands on the doorstep?

The 30% Internet Gorilla Tax

Andrew Payne

I first noted this nearly 5 years ago, but more recently, some of the Internet thought leaders have written about the theme. I’ve written before about powerful advantages Google, Apple, Amazon, and Facebook have in the software industry. These four companies control major parts of the ecosystem, take out upstarts when they get too big, corner talent markets in key areas , and enjoy a ~30% “tax” (directly or indirectly) across most other software companies.

Next Wednesday Is The Internet Slowdown

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

So next Wednesday, September 10th, is the Internet’s opportunity to stand up and be heard. If you are with me on this issue, please consider joining the Internet Slowdown campaign next Wednesday. And if you still aren’t convinced, please read Chad Dickerson’s piece in Wired this week on why this issue is important to businesses and everyone who uses the Internet to reach their customers and/or audience.

The Best Conferences to Attend in the Internet of Things

Inc Startups

This list of top conferences will help you take stay ahead of the rapidly growing Internet of Things industry

How to get attention from internet celebrities

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

I get a constant stream of requests to look at new startups or to announce something that a startup just did.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. At the same time, acquisition opportunities will expand as large existing companies, unable to keep up with the pace of innovation in these emerging Internet markets, will “innovate&# by buying startups. Carpe Diem.

The Internet Defense League

Feld Thoughts

I just joined the Internet Defense League. Think of it as the cat signal for the Internet. You’ll see a signup at the top of this blog, or just go to the Internet Defense League site. Networks cat signal internet internet defense league internet freedom networks Politics

How Impressive Is Your Public Resume On The Internet?

Startup Professionals Musings

The real “resume” that you have to live with is everything that you or anyone else has posted about you on any site on the Internet. You can’t hide, since no Internet presence will always be a negative.

What Hasn't Changed: The Internet Keeps Getting Bigger.

500 Hats

Regardless, though I respect Fred greatly, let me state my position for the record – consumer and small business internet opportunities are FAR from “over”, and any such commentary is foolish, narrow-minded, and simply dead wrong (altho, it may indeed be “over” for most large funds attempting to do seed-stage investing at any scale similar to YC or 500).

The Internet Of Things Will Forever Change These 4 Industries

YFS Magazine

Certainly these are just a few industries that the Internet of Things will have a huge impact on. Culture augmented reality culture fintech health and wellness internet of things smart appliances technology

Two eras of the internet: pull and push

Chris Dixon

The evolution of the internet is an extremely complex topic. One simplifying pattern comes from the two types of actions internet users take: pull and push. Push is when you are using the internet in a more passive way and content comes to you. Consequences include the rapid rise of native apps over websites, and a dramatic increase in the overall scale and reach of the internet. Sometimes it is helpful to find broad patterns that make it easier to understand.

7 Success Principles From Internet Millionaires

Startup Professionals Musings

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are looking to the Internet as an opportunity to get rich quick, instead of a place where you can start a business you love, for very little capital and minimal technical expertise. The best place to learn is by scouting around the Internet today.

The Golden Age of Internet Marketing?

The Golden Age of Internet Marketing? psychological methods to sell should be destroyed." - The Minutemen, S**t From An Old Notebook We have enough data now to realize that display advertising on the Internet doesnt work. However, it also feels like we are about to enter a new, maybe a golden, age of Internet advertising and monetization. We have enough data now to realize that display advertising on the Internet doesn't work. skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Single Mom Acts Responsibly, Internet Explodes

Inc Startups

Rent for a year, "helpful" Internet commentators, and a predictable response

The Vetting of Internet Marketing “Gurus”

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

There are thousands of internet marketing products available on the web, all promising to produce millions for customers. The internet is a fast-paced market, and working only four hours a week is a quick way to get blown away by the guys who are working 80 hours per week and want it more. There are two questions that a customer should ask himself before he buys his next internet marketing product: 1) Will I actually go through the course and commit time and effort to do something?

The Future of Internet & Cars

Agile VC

I’ve been doing some thinking about the future of cars and the impact of the internet. When people talk about “internet” and “cars” people usually think of internet-connected automobiles for the purposes of infotainment.

Internet Entrepreneurs Think Beyond Get Rich Quick

Startup Professionals Musings

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are looking to the Internet as an opportunity to get rich quick, instead of a place where you can start a business you love, for very little capital and minimal technical expertise. The best place to learn is by scouting around the Internet today.

10 Facts About the Internet That Will Blow Your Mind

Inc Startups

In just a few short years, the Internet has come a long way. Need convincing? Check out these 10 amazing facts that will blow your mind

This Obscure Grammar Rule Is Blowing Up the Internet

Inc Startups

Why the internet is going crazy for adjective word order

The Internet is Ready for Things

Andrew Payne

I’m not a fan of the term “Internet of Things” (IoT), but it is the best way to describe a future where more and more devices are Internet-connected. The infrastructure elements already exist, as the Internet is exceptional at expanding and shifting to accommodate new kids on the block. As computation and communication get cheaper, more “dumb” devices will be “smart” and on-line.


The Internet Might Kill Us All

Steve Blank

Ben and his partner Marc Andreessen (the founder of Netscape and author of the first commercial web browser on the Internet ) are the definition of Smart Money. I’ve followed them with a few observations about the Internet that may help frame the scope of the debate. While labeled the “” bubble, valuations went crazy across a wide range of technology sectors including telecommunications, enterprise software and biotech, not just the Internet. The Internet May Kill Us.

The Golden Age of the Boston Internet Entrepreneur

Genuine VC

There are a couple classic archetypes of internet/software founders, including the genius college student cooking up something quirky but ultimately disruptive in his dorm room who launches his company straight out of undergrad.

Should You Outsource Your Internet Marketing?

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The internet has been the biggest blessing to some small businesses and a complete business killer for others. Joining the Internet Marketing Revolution. In only the past 10 years, the prevalence of the internet has completely exploded across every corner of the globe. It’s time for those without new marketing techniques to take their heads out of the sand and scoop up the massive business opportunity the internet has to offer. We’re not in Mayberry anymore!

The Internet is for snacking

Chris Dixon

The Internet likes snacks – simple, focused products that capture an atomic behavior and become compound only by linking in and out to other services. The dominant payment systems (mainly, credit card systems) were designed to be offline systems and only much later awkwardly grafted onto the Internet. Web products have followed a steady evolutionary path from the compound to the atomic.

How the Internet of Things is changing the face of business

The Next Web

With the adoption of Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa, the Internet of Things (IoT) is already part of our home lives. Many of us also use a smart thermostat to monitor the temperature of our living rooms, and maybe even a smart doorbell to keep an eye on the front porch.

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Book Short: Internet Fiction, part II


Book Short: Internet Fiction, part II.

Test Your Aptitude for Business Internet Jargon

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the businesses and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their interest is not e-commerce. Here is a quick test of your real Internet savvy. Internet radio. jargon entrepreneur startup lingo internet business

Here's How The Internet of Things Is Transforming Industries You Would Never Think Of

Inc Startups

There's potential to unleash a new revolution in productivity. Innovate

The Declaration of Internet Freedom

Feld Thoughts

On Monday, a group of people including me and my partners at Foundry Group signed on to the Declaration of Internet Freedom. We believe that a free and open Internet can bring about a better world. Join us in keeping the Internet free and open. The Internet needs you.

Wenger: A Rational Internet Venture Valuations Bubble

Ask The VC

It’s titled A Rational Internet Venture Valuations Bubble and is insightful, clever, and though provoking. VC Post of the Day bubble internet usv valuations wengerAs I sit here in Boulder watching MI-5, taking care of Amy , avoiding SXSW, and catching up on RSS and email, I came across a post from Albert Wenger (USV) that rang true. Easily the best VC post of the week.