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Research Shows More Innovation under a Joint Chairman/CEO

Many of us know people who struck it rich in an IPO and then decided to retire or take time off. If a percentage of people in a company decide to leave the organization when it decides to go public,...

I'm Too Sexy For Consumers: B2B Tech IPOs Are Hot

B2B Tech is hot once again thanks to a string of consumer social IPO losses and B2B successes In the fickle world of consumer purchasing behavior it is tough to predict what trends will last. Few things seem to be...

Facebook's Plummeting Share Price to Hurt Tech Market?

Recently, on a trip to Silicon Valley to meet with execs and newsmakers I got a good sense of what tech business leaders were thinking. As you could expect “cautiously optimistic” was the tone but I sensed more optimism this...

Who Wants a Shot at Another Morgan Stanley Tech IPO? Apparently No One

Hear that noise? Its the sound of the retail investor rapidly paddling away from the Kayak IPOFacebook is breaking through $28 per share as I write this blog post and this news coincides with the reports that the Kayak IPO...

Pinterest Now Worth $1.5B

Now that was fast – Pinterest just raised $100M at a valuation of $1.5B in a round of funding led by Japanese e-commerce site Rakuten Inc. Pinterest's existing venture-capital investors such as Andreessen Horowitz, FirstMark Capital and Bessemer Venture Partners...

GM to Facebook: Your ads Don't Work

When you are about to have one of the largest public offerings in the world - north of $100 billion and much of the reason for the size of your IPO has to do with advertising revenue, there is nothing...

Google-Apple No-Poach Antitrust Lawsuit Expands

You remember a few years back when Apple and Google were exposed as having an agreement not to poach each other’s employees? Well it seems there are some new companies which also took part in this handshake agreement not to...

Voice Carrier Wants a Big Piece of the SMB VoIP Pie

The business VoIP market has a tremendous amount of growth potential based on a recent FCC report I highlighted last week. And perhaps the most exciting aspect of the market is there is no single leading player which comes to...

The Pros and Cons of Facebook Hiring Robert Gibbs

Photo courtesy of AP This weekend it was reported by the New York Times that former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs may take a job helping to manage the communications at Facebook. Here are the pros and cons...

Meetings, Earnings Calls and E-Mail

Its been perhaps one of my most productive days - I eliminated 1,500 emails - about 800 of which were in the "important - save for later" bucket meaning they either got zapped or required some action. Generally the latter....

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...

Goldman's Interest in Green IPO Helps Obama Relationship

I read with tremendous interest about Goldman Sachs and their unusual interest in PetroAlgae, a company in the renewable energy field which is not only small but losing money. Generally a company like Goldman would laugh at such a small...

Nokia, RIM, Skype, Cisco and ITEXPO News August 30, 2010

Tech once again has been an amazingly vibrant market in the last week of August when news is generally slow. A recent trend has to do withtechnology companies playing nice with global governments to make sure they aren't rejected or...

Google Gmail VoIP, Cloud Computing and Other News August, 25 2010

It's been a busy day in the world of tech news as Google who already has a telecom service in Google Voice has expanded it into Gmail with a two-pronged goal of making it easier to call via Google's network...

Sytel Limited Expands to US

Sytel Limited. A company with a strong dialer and scripting engine is expanding into customer service, media blending and more recently, the US. As more customers look for SMS support, Sytel allows these short messages to be integrated into the...

Mitel's IPO and the Future of Communications this Decade

2009 was a momentous year for Nortel - finally imploding under a combination of extreme debt, acquisition challenges, Asian competition and the remnants of a financial scandal from years past. Recently I analyzed the acquisition of Nortel's enterprise unit by...

Skype Lawsuit Settled, Skype/Ning Integration Has Huge Potential

Skype is certainly a major symbol for the IP communications market and although it plays in a niche in the market - consumer VoIP/Video, it is now a household name and having it entangled in legal limbo does it or...

SolarWinds and OpenTable IPOs a Healthy Sign

Today OpenTable (Nasdaq: OPEN) had a successful IPO allowing VCs to recoup investment dollars. This statement could be one of the most important you can imagine for the tech sector as it signals the IPO market is no longer frozen...

Skype IPO Coming

It seems that Skype will go IPO in the first half of 2010 and although some think this news is a ploy to get Skype founders to pony up more than the $1 billion they originally proposed, I think the...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

Strategy Change: Make Money

In my conversations with a number of CEOs of small tech and communications companies, one thing has become clear. The market for exiting businesses has become tougher. This is common sense and the added challenge is with today's stock...

NET has Record Quarter

Good news in the communications space from from NET who announced their highest level of profitability in 10 years. According to the company, total revenue in the fourth quarter was $33.4 million, a 15 percent increase from $29 million in...

Shoretel Implosion?

I have never heard the kind of rumors about a vendor that I am hearing about Shoretel. Reports of unhappiness in the ranks of the workers and management problems persist in the industry. Some comments I have been hearing is...

SugarCRM to Go Public

SugarCRM has been on quite a tear lately with the news that it has secured $20 million in funding and that they have a new mobile application. The latest news out of the company is that they are profitable...

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...
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