As we near the end of 2009 we can look back on the events as we continued through a difficult recession. Comparing this year to the dot-com bust of 2001-2005 shows us some interesting tings in retrospect. Early 2000’s saw 185,000 jobs lost in Silicon Valley alone and billions of venture capital investment money disappear… Read More

Augmented reality is the next big thing in mobile. The idea of using a mobile phone camera to view objects in reality while the application places relevant information that would coincide with whatever object was focused on by the camera. Quickly find restaurant reviews or retail store coupons without surfing for them, just simply point… Read More

I wanted to discuss some of the highlights of the debate between entrepreneurs and investors: How much control should a VC firm receive when they invest in an entrepreneur or idea? The debate is an interesting one.  As with anything, there are pros and cons to the amount of control an investor should receive by… Read More

Malaysian businessman, Vincent Tan, is purchasing the West Coast created social-networking site.  It’s global popularity (particularly in the US) has decreased over the last few years, but it is still very popular in Asia. Facebook and MySpace have overtaken the original social networking site by creating a better development platform (Facebook), or a better marketing… Read More

The unlikely growth of the micro-blogging While I do agree that the staggering level of success in the investment world (a rumored $50-100 million) is unique for a pre-revenue business, their experiences mentioned in the article are very unique to other e-commerce startups. The concept of from the founders Evan Williams (also and… Read More