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

Do’s and Don’ts For Entrepreneur Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. Back on the positive side, I like to say, especially for us introverts, that networking is more about listening that it is about talking.

Decluttering My Computer Network

Feld Thoughts

The Internet was slow. The network infrastructure is a cumulative build since then – a NetGear router connected to the cable modem, Cisco WiFi access points on each floor, default Sonos configuration, a Cisco phone that isn’t used anymore acting as a wired network repeater, USB hubs with one device connected, power extension cords, cables, and a bunch of other crap. but the network performance was still choppy – fast, then slow, then fast, then slow.

George Orwell Talks To Us From The Future About a Free and Open Internet

Feld Thoughts

I thought this was a powerful and clever video about the risks to the free and open Internet. I was happy to see Google launch their Take Action site last week about a Free and Open Internet. Google ‘Take Action’ Backs the Free and Open Internet. Internet Treaty.

Virtual Private Networks Are A Necessity To Small Business Owners


Choose a VPN like TorGuard that will encrypt your whole company connection and network. Virtual private networks do not limit these services to in-office accountability. They can be used anywhere you need Internet access. For example, China has strict Internet access laws.

Internet Services That Are Taking The Internet By Fiber


Computers and the Internet are technologies that have helped us simplify our work and also have contributed greatly towards the other developments too. So anything that enhances the experience of the Internet has to be considered equally important. Others fibre broadband Internet

My World Is A Network

Feld Thoughts

And then the first line morphed into “My world is a network” and I started thinking about networks and hierarchies. While my partners and I are focused on a set of broad horizontal themes , USV is investing in the application layer of the Internet with a particular focus on Internet services that create large networks. My world is a network. Networks hierarchy networks Politics smashing pumpkins society

6 Steps To Avoid Network Installation Delays


No new business likes to have their plans taken out of their hands – but that’s exactly what happens every day when organisations come up against delays having new network circuits put into place. Use a ‘Network in Advance’ service.

Doing Business With Other Businesses: Networking In The 21st Century


From your suppliers and shippers to the local mom and pop business that keeps your HVAC working, operating a business requires doing business with a lot of different people and companies, and finding good, reliable people to keep your ship afloat still requires the art of networking.

Startup Spotlight: Aequos on a Mission to Deliver the Future Network

The Startup Magazine

As the future unfolds, more and more devices are migrating to the IoT (Internet of Things), particularly in the area of home automation. The latest development is the shift to using SD-WAN (Software Dependent–Wide Area Networking).

Entrepreneurs Learn Best From Business Networking

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. Back on the positive side, I like to say, especially for us introverts, that networking is more about listening that it is about talking.

How Closely Do You Follow Networking Etiquette Rules?

Startup Professionals Musings

I often recommend business networking as the most effective way for a startup founder to find investors, advisors, and even key executive candidates. Back on the positive side, I like to say, especially for us introverts, that networking is more about listening that it is about talking.

8 Applications You Should Hunt Down On Your Network


However, the influx of low-cost or no-cost applications – easy to download and user-friendly – means rogue employees are failing to bring IT into the equation, despite the effect (and potential risks) these applications can pose on the network. Internet Voice.

Optimize Your Toolset To Tackle Today’s Network Issues


Software defined networking (SDN) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are key technology trends sure to affect the future of networking. What follows is an outline of the core challenges each of these trends presents and suggestions on how network engineers can overcome them.

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

Money Out of Nowhere: How Internet Marketplaces Unlock Economic Wealth

In his 2005 book, The World Is Flat , Thomas Friedman recognizes that the Internet has the ability to create a “level playing field” for all participants, and one where geographic distances become less relevant. (*) Benchmark is/was an investor in companies labeled with the asterisk.

Internet Growth Means Big Changes For How Businesses Connect


By John Curran, President and CEO of the American Registry for Internet Numbers (ARIN). When the Internet was first conceived as a better way for computers to communicate with one another, no one could predict the impact it would have on business communications.

Entrepreneurs: Connect to Today’s Customer Network

Startup Professionals Musings

Every startup needs to understand that the customer paradigm has dramatically shifted over the past two years with pervasive social networks and smartphones. Startups launch plans without taking the time to understand the networked behavior of their customers, or the drivers for that behavior.

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.

Which Social Networks are for Entrepreneurs?

Startup Professionals Musings

Social networking is indeed the new business networking. Every social network, including MySpace, claims to be a mecca for business people to network and sell products. Here is the big gorilla of social networks, now exceeding 500 million members worldwide.

[Infographic] The Internet: Then And Now


Today, the Internet has grown by such leaps and bounds that a tremendous amount of data is being created, delivered and stored each day on the Internet. Here’s an infographic look at the timeline of how the Internet has grown since: [ Infographic credit: Who Is Hosting This ].

Internet of Things: The Skills Connected Companies Look For In Young Professionals


by Nicolas Windpassinger , author of “ Internet of Things: Digitize or Die “ Everyone speaks about the Internet of Things, by now most people know what it is and some start-ups and young professionals are knees deep in IoT.

Neul powers new wireless network for the internet of things

The Equity Kicker

Wouldn’t it be cool if you could stick a $5 module into anything and have it talk wirelessly to the internet? Cisco and others are predicting that 20 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, and Neul’s technology is a key enabler.

The Great Internet Stock Correction of 1997, or 1999, or …

Feld Thoughts

In the last two weeks there’s been a flurry of articles about the implications of a 25% decline in the public market value of a bunch of Internet stocks. We probably had about $150m committed and were running around trying to get to $300m for what we had positioned as a dedicated Internet VC fund. I can’t remember the month, but I think it was in the summer, that all the public Internet stocks dropped a bunch (probably 25%).

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The Best Social Network is the one you have with you

Eric Friedman

After reading the recent Chris Hughes Op-Ed in the NYTimes about Facebook I have been thinking about social networks. To me this is the perfect way to think about the future of social networks, feeds, and where you interact with your friends. Eric Friedman Social Media Networks

XYO Network: How Blockchain Is Navigating Location Tracking Into The Future


That’s where a new company called XYO Network steps in. Of course, Niantic tried to stop such cheating, devoting months of effort diligently programing an update, only to discover the internet was able to find a work around in less than an hour.

Why Face-To-Face Networking Is Still Relevant


When the Internet came along, the focus changed as sellers tried to exploit the new niche. While face-to-face networking is still relevant, online marketing works well, too. Others business cards networking

Software Beats Network In My Book

Feld Thoughts

But what happens when you only have two – say “software” and “network”. Whenever I’m at a Silicon Flatirons event, I always get into an argument with someone from the telecom world about “what the Internet is.” Most of the time I try to listen patiently for about 30 seconds as the telecom person explains to me how without them there would be no Internet and the applications that exist are merely “traffic” on “their network.” Remember rock / paper / scissors?

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

We’re now in the second Internet bubble. This next wave of web startups; Social Networks and Mobile Applications, now reached 100’s of millions of customers. Show and talk at conferences, be on lots of blogs, use social networks and build a brand. Carpe Diem.

The internet deployment phase

The Equity Kicker

I think it might actually be more useful to think of the PC and the internet as separate revolutions with the PC related bubble crashing in the late 1980s and the PC deployment period thereafter overlapping with the installation period for the internet.

Internet Business Lingo Quiz for Entrepreneurs

Startup Professionals Musings

Many of the investors and entrepreneurs I know still don’t realize that they need to use and understand the Internet, even if their business is not e-commerce. Here is a quick test of your real Internet savvy. Social networks. Internet radio.

4 Time Saving Tips For Internet Marketing Entrepreneurs


Internet marketing follows a consistent approach that at its basic roots, starts with creating or obtaining a product and ends with convincing others to purchase this product. Most Internet marketers want to reach the last state as quickly as possible so that they can start earning money.

Mobile Internet Apple Facebook


More than Mobile Internet I think they had trouble coming up with a name and settled for Mobile Internet even though it isn’t a great choice. social networking, etc.

Are You An Internet Entrepreneur In Colorado? Oppose PIPA!

Feld Thoughts

If you are a entrepreneur in Colorado who is working on something related to the Internet, please consider signing the following letter to Senator Udall and Senator Bennet opposing the Protect IP (PIPA) Act. I’ve written why I believe PIPA is effectively censorship and an incredibly dangerous and destructive bill to our economy, entrepreneurship, the Internet, and free speech.

More Women. Fewer Trolls. Better Internet [Traction #13: Sandi MacPherson]

View from Seed

Sandi MacPherson, Founder of Quibb, a private community of tech tastemakers sharing professional content and discussions, tells the story of creating an application-only social network. How an application-only model for a social network affects your model and early traction (and why it’s CRUCIAL that Quibb use this model). How Sandi has been able to build a social network where thoughtful, meaningful, and human conversations actually happen in the comments.

Safer Internet Day – Top 10 Tips For Younger Online Users


It’s crucial for us to educate younger Internet users on proper online etiquette as well as the importance of online security and privacy. Events & Happenings Insafe Internet Norton online privacy Safer Internet Day Symantec

Global Mobile Internet Data Traffic To Explode 13-Fold By 2017: Cisco


exabytes per month (or 134 exabytes annually) by 2017, according to he Cisco® Visual Networking Index Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2012 to 2017. Or 134 times all the Internet Protocol traffic (fixed and mobile) generated in the year 2000.

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SpeedSpot Tests Speeds Of WiFi Networks Around You


If you’re a mobile warrior who travels and often need to rely on WiFi networks around you, you probably know the frustration of connecting to a WiFi network – free or otherwise – only to get crawling (or non-existent) data transfer speeds.

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.

Why The Media Has Been Wrong About YouTube Networks

Both Sides of the Table

For much of 2013 I watched the press write articles about how the YouTube “MCNs” (multi-channel networks) were doomed and tried to square that with the data I was watching at the one I invested in, Maker Studios, who has had one hell of a year.

Social Networks Make Resumes Obsolete

Startup Professionals Musings

Today, most personnel organizations readily admit that they already use the Internet to cross-check what they see in your written resume. Tags: wikipedia social network resume business

The Internet of Things

Growthink Blog

I had the good fortune to attend GTK’s and Pillsbury’s amazing Internet of Things Private Executive Event in Palo Alto last week. The Industrial Internet.

5 Reasons To Switch To Internet Marketing

Up and Running

The Internet is a new-age phenomenon like no other. Among the most significant changes brought about by the Internet includes the way we view traditional marketing. Here are five good reasons to switch to Internet marketing: 1. All is not rosy with the Internet though.