Parker: Open Source and For-Profit Companies

Ask The VC

On the heels of Yahoo suing Facebook for patent infringement followed by Tim Armstrong at AOL saying “hey Wall Street – look at me – I’ve got great patents also “, Andrew Parker (Spark) wrote a post that brought me out of my “intellectual property depression” titled Open Source and For-Profit Companies. ” VC Post of the Day intellectual property open source parker patents spark vc post of the day

Build the Right Social Network Resume for Business

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it.

Trending Sources

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.

10 Ways That Entrepreneurs Need to be More Open

Startup Professionals Musings

The emergence of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “Open Leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

Social Networking (the Shorter Version) Past, Present, Future

Both Sides of the Table

Social Networks: Past, Present & Future. I recently spoke at Caltech at the Caltech / MIT Enterprise Forum on “the future of social networking,&# the 30-minute video is here and the PowerPoint presentation is here on DocStoc ). Social Networking in Web 1.0.

Social Networks Make Resumes Obsolete

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it.

Soundbites from the future

Start Up Blog

Woman will lead the 21 st century, or at least a feminine social and business ethic. This has flipped with the rise of social facilitation. Consumption was the substitute for social recognition in a n industrialised, systematic world. Un-Social Networking: Martin Lindstrom of Brand Sense says we are suffering a little from digital emptiness. People are doing small scale, networked and highly responsive activities. They have a willingness to ‘open source’.

Building in public forces true competitive advantage

A Smart Bear: Startups and Marketing for Geeks

For example, if Etsy open-sourced their entire stack, would that make it easy for a competitor to overtake Etsy? Now that Facebook has open-sourced their entire data center infrastructure, does that make it easy for a competitor to overtake Facebook as a social network?

10 Keys To Open Leadership While Maintaining Control

Startup Professionals Musings

The pervasiveness of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “Open Leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

How to Raise Micro-Capital Online

Market by Numbers

In this case, if you pledge $10, you get a CD (with the source code), a note from the Diaspora team and a bunch of stickers. So in this case, the secret of their success is a pricing/bundling strategy that uses t-shirts as social proof of geekiness.

Talk about what you’ve done – pitch advice

The Equity Kicker

Anyone can say we’re going to add: a mobile version, collaborative filtering, an advertising network, visualizations, a marketplace, a browser plugin, a browser and a social network to their product. In fact, given the amount of open source and off the shelf software out there, combined with the large number of developers in the world, anyone can bolt these things on to their service in a week or three.

The 50 Most Promising Israeli Startups in 2016

VC Cafe

Plarium – Multi player games for social networks (Raised Unknown). Jfrog – Binary Repository Solution and Software Distribution Social Platform (Raised $62M). Kenshoo – Programmatic advertising in search engines and social networks (Raised $65M).

Tool and resource list for new founders

The Startup Toolkit

Github – repository for your source code plus task lists and collaboration with your developers. Docracy – open source legal documents. f6s – listing of all accelerator programs (and lots of other info) and a social network for startups and angels.

Software Eats Software Development

Peter Levine

Source Code Management (SCM) is the second most fundamental tool for a programmer after compiler and development tools. It stores, versions and branches source code being developed by teams of programmers. In addition, historically SCMs have been anti-social. Because modern programming tends to be about assembling code—in the form of libraries, open source work, etc.—as We just invested $100M in GitHub.

Social Discovery Is Pushing Search and Social Closer

www.readwriteweb.com

The Social Layer. Social Discovery Is Pushing Search and Social Closer. Social discovery will remake the Internet, or at least how we plumb it. This is Part 2 in a series of articles about social discovery. Social Search Is the Web’s New Disruptor. Sections.

How Impressive Is Your Public Resume On The Internet?

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it.

Hacking for Defense @ Stanford – Making the World a Safer Place

Steve Blank

Today these potential adversaries are able to harness the power of social networks, encryption, GPS, low-cost drones, 3D printers, simpler design and manufacturing processes, agile and lean methodologies, ubiquitous Internet and smartphones.

5 Reasons Why Lack of Budget is not an Obstacle for Starting a Business Anymore

Blogtrepreneur | Entrepreneur Blog

The fact that hard times have come doesn’t mean you have any chance to open your own business and become an entrepreneur. Developed system of open source software and tools are for our service today, as well as cloud drives.

The Cost Equation for a Startup is Better Than Ever

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars. Use the Internet and social networking instead of public relations companies and advertising agencies.

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How an Entrepreneur Can be Open But Stay In Control

Startup Professionals Musings

The emergence of social networking and the Internet has caused a new focus and value on “openness,” which leads to a new element of leadership, called “Open Leadership.” The mantra of open leadership is “Be Open, Be Transparent, and Be Authentic.”

The End of the Web? Don’t Bet on It. Here’s Why

Both Sides of the Table

The top line is available storage (S), the middle line represents processing power (following Moore’s law) or (P) and the bottom line is the Network (N). It isn’t open in either its standards or in the way that applications are marketed and distributed.

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The Changing Structure of the VC Industry

Both Sides of the Table

The rise of alternative sources of capital (crowd funding and the like). We’re all socially connected (so great businesses spread faster). ” The pioneering fund of funds realize that their source of differentiation is much more about the latter than the former.

LinkedIn Explores What It Takes To Be an Entrepreneur [INFOGRAPHIC]

mashable.com

Sign in All Social Media Tech & Gadgets Business & Marketing Video Mobile Dev & Design Media Social Good Startups Classifieds Mashable Infographics Prev Next How Are People Using Twitter? LinkedIn was curious, so the business social network decided to find out.

Google’s social strategy

Chris Dixon

Google itself seems to believe this – Larry Page recently said that all employees would have their bonuses tied to the success of Google’s social strategy. Facebook controls a large percentage of ad impressions and will likely launch an off-Facebook.com display ad network to compete directly with Google’s display ad business (built from its $3.1B The advantage of creating a new social networking profit center is obvious: if you win, you make lots of money.

4 Considerations for Expanding Your Startup to International Markets

mashable.com

and China, and recently recorded their 1,000,000th download of Bonita Open Solution. With the help social networking tools it has became much easier for start ups to venture in the competitive market.

Zhongguancun in Beijing – China’s Silicon Valley (Part 4 of 5)

Steve Blank

Closed for You, Open For Us. China has essentially closed its internal search, media and social network software market to foreign companies who wouldn’t play with the government rules on the Great Firewall.

Your Social Media Profile is the Resume that Counts

Startup Professionals Musings

In reality, it doesn’t matter whether you are preparing an online profile for your favorite social network, or a written resume (Curriculum Vitae) in the old-fashioned sense, you need to make certain that it helps your case rather than hurts it.

Why Launching a Startup Is More Expensive Than You Think

mashable.com

After all, high-quality open source software is free, the cloud makes computer power far less expensive, and anyone with an Internet connection can learn Ruby and CSS. That’s why i haven chosen to start working in Network marketing and MLM. It’s quite an eye opener.

How to Plan Your Social Integration Strategy

mashable.com

Sign in with Facebook or Facebook Mashable Social Media All Social Media How-To Facebook Twitter YouTube Google+ Featured in Social Media Tech All Tech Apps & Software Dev & Design Gadgets Mobile Featured in Tech Business All Business Advertising Marketing Media Small Business Startups Featured in Business Entertainment All Entertainment Film Gaming Music TV Featured in Entertainment US & World All US & World Politics Social Good U.S. Social plugins.

New Rules for the New Internet Bubble

Steve Blank

Over time, open source software the rise of the next wave of web startups and the embrace of Agile Engineering meant that startups no longer needed millions of dollars to buy specialized computers and license expensive software – they could start a company on their credit cards.

Software Development Estimates, Where Do I Start?

Diego Basch

The malleability of software makes it easy to explore an open problem. building a cluster manager for a social network graph). it turns out that no open source tool solves X in a way that works for us, we’ll have to write our own).

Burnham's Beat: A Unified Theory of Search, Social Networking.

Burnham's Beat

A Unified Theory of Search, Social Networking, Structured Blogging, RSS and the Active Web. And they are coming into being primarily as a result of the confluence of three important trends: social networking, search, structured blogging. Much More Than Dating I must admit, while I have written about social networking in the past , I really didn’t understand its potential significance until a few months ago. Network Management. Open Source.

Why Aren’t There More Female Entrepreneurs?

Both Sides of the Table

She opened a bakery and a restaurant. But this coming generation is much more likely to be inspired by The Social Network and want to be entrepreneurs. On AWS and with open source you can achieve amazing results for $500k.

You Don’t Need to be Rich to be an Entrepreneur

Startup Professionals Musings

Now, with open source software components, and low-cost development tools, the same job can be done by one good hacker for a few thousand dollars. Use the Internet and social networking instead of public relations companies and advertising agencies.

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The Future of Transportation

Feld Thoughts

A reduction in the number of people killed in motor vehicle accidents (currently 3,200 people are killed every single day ) makes a compelling social benefit. William Hertling is one of my favorite science fiction writers.

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The App is Dead (OK Not Really, But The Browser Is Back)

www.readwriteweb.com

The Social Layer. Thanks to Apples iOS and Googles open source Android OS, smartphone and tablet apps have enjoyed a period of astounding success over the past few years. Sites With Social Reading Apps Sacrifice Readers to Facebook. Entertainment Network on YouTube. social media. social networks. social networking. ReadWriteWeb. Key Trends. Location. App Stores. Real-Time Web. Internet of Things. Mobile. Structured Data.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

Steve Blank

They refined their understanding of Spearfishing vs. catfishing finding that Spearfishing is the number 1 source of malware, cyber attacks, and network threats. Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford – Week 3

Steve Blank

They refined their understanding of Spearfishing vs. catfishing finding that Spearfishing is the number 1 source of malware, cyber attacks, and network threats. Team Narrative Mind is trying to understand, disrupt, and counter adversaries’ use of social media.

Startup Resources

www.vccafe.com

VC Cafe highlights everything you need to know from hosting your code in hackathons to open source legal docs. Lean Methodology Sources. Social networking. Social/Sharing. High Quality, and open sourced! Mantis (Open source).

RWW Recommends: The Startup Toolkit

www.readwriteweb.com

You can certainly find open-source alternatives for less, but while other tools can challenge BaseCamps functionality, they cant touch its UI. social media. social networks. social networking. ReadWriteStart. ReadWriteWeb. Channels. ReadWriteStart.

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