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Bitcoin and Beyond: The Dawn of Currency 2.0

Look no further than the news, whether you watch financial networks or mainstream networks and you can’t help but see stories about Bitcoin, the cryptocurrency founded by what was thought to be a secretive Japanese resident Satoshi Nakamoto. It turns...

15 Reasons Why Bitcoins are Better than Gold

Technology is literally at the point where it is disrupting almost everything and this week has been a prime example of this trend. On the one hand Google co-founder Sergey Brin was revealed as the investor behind growing synthetic meat...

Does Bezos' Money Present an Objectivity Problem for Business Insider?

I am left wondering if there will be any perceived objectivity issues as a result of the $5M investment by Jeff Bezos in Business Insider. Like Jeff, I am a big fan of Business Insider… Henry Blodget and his team...

VCs disrupted by Angels thanks to Cloud, Apple, Google and Facebook

How too many investors can lead us to irrational exuberance 2.0 Fred Wilson, managing partner at Union Square Ventures is one of the most well-respected VCs around and does an amazing job with his AVC blog – it is in...

Bain Capital, Romney, Vulture Investing and 15% Tax Rates

A shout out to investors everywhere I haven’t seen this level of funding in the tech space in years – I would go so far as to say the amount of funding is the greatest I’ve seen since 2000. I...

Intel Sees HTML5, Ultrabooks and More in Tech's Future

This past August Intel invested $300M in an Ultrabook fund and if you haven’t had a chance to use these high-end laptops from companies like Asus and Toshiba – you should… They are pretty incredible. Light, thin, efficient and fast....

11 Things Facebook Should Do With Their New $1.5B

Facebook has just received yet another billion dollars in investment and this on top of the $500M from Goldman Sachs and Digital Sky technologies according the company. This is what Facebook should do with the money. 1)      Start an app...

Steve Jobs, Apple IPad, Facebook and Goldman Sachs News

Steve Jobs Unveils Leave 2.0 Steve Jobs is taking his second medical leave from Apple and we should all be concerned as this tech icon is the closest thing we have to an irreplaceable entrepreneur. Many companies the size of...

Facebook Now Worth $50 Billion, Does Deal with Goldman Sachs

Facebook has done a deal with Goldman Sachs to set up a special purpose vehicle or SPV which will allow the company to get around the limitation on the number of investors it can have. Currently limited to 499, Goldman...

An LLC Can Make Funding Tougher to Get

I came across an article today which outlines the benefits of a limited liability corporation (LLC) and also the drawbacks. Simply stated an LLC allows earnings or profit to flow through to the owners but this structure means you cannot...

Shazam Discovers Cash

The next time you are in a restaurant listening to some captivating tune and see other people in the restaurant signaling for others to be quiet as they hold their phone up to the ceiling, you may be witnessing someone...

Boston, Silicon Valley to Rule VC World

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today talking about Dallas-based venture funds which flopped by investing in telecom and networking companies. It explains that funds in Silicon Valley and Boston are doing better than those in Texas, Washington...

AT&T, Google, The FCC and Net Neutrality

Last week's most interesting tech news may just be the controversy brewing in the world of net neutrality where FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski is looking to extend these principles to wireless networks. To me it makes sense that all networks...

Market/Sell US Residency

The solution to our nation's financial problems is quite simple - sell the most valuable thing we have - permanent residency/US citizenship. People risk their lives to come to the US illegally - people would pay top dollar (and currently...

SalesForce.com Tops Q3 Forecast, Keeps Outlook

Hats off to Benioff and company at SalesForce.com for beating the quarterly estimates and also for keeping guidance for the year. Analysts are grappling with whether the SaaS model is immune from slowing in a down economy and the simple...

Nortel Earnings August 2008

In a podcast conversation with Joel Hackney, President of Enterprise Solutions Business at Nortel I had a chance to discuss Nortel's earnings which were a mixed bag for the quarter. On the one hand there were eight quarters of...

NY Times Invests in Blogs

A smart move for the New York Times is to get involved with blogs. I don't mean hiring bloggers, I mean purchasing part of a company making blogging software. It just seems logical as a brand extension to go from...

PR and Marketing Done Right

Oftentimes companies in the communications space ask me how they are doing compared to their competition in the areas of marketing and PR. They generally do this by asking me to take surveys about their company’s standing in the market....

Microsoft/Facebook Analysis

I recently wrote that the investment in Facebook by Microsoft is a great win for the Redmond-based software company. John Dvorak sees it differently. Mr. Dvorak is one of the best tech writers I know and I have been reading...

Microsoft’s Facebook Stake

Did Microsoft make a good move investing in Facebook? The answer is definitely yes.   The $240 million price Microsoft paid for a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook values the 3.5 year old company at $15 billion.   This is...

Virtual World Investment

If you want to get an idea of just hot virtual worlds are these days consider there has been a billion dollars invested in this technology in the past year. More amazingly this amount of money has been divided and...

Cisco Invest $700M in China

Cisco Systems plans on sponsoring 40 Chinese companies with a venture fund worth a total of $700 million. Investment in China is not new but this move could have implications as to where tomorrow’s technology leaders will come from. This...
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