Archive for June, 2006

Cocktail Naplin to Startup (DIY Part Ten)

This is part nine of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven, part eight and part nine.
Now that […]

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Cockatil Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Nine)

This is part nine of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six, part seven and part eight.
Tantek had referred me […]

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Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Eight)

This is part eight of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, part six and part seven.
Prong one of our strategy to […]

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Cocktail Napkin to Startup (DIY Part Seven)

This is part seven of a series of posts describing how we are taking an idea from a cocktail napkin and putting into the real world. Start now, or read along from the start with: part one, part two, part three, part four, part five, and part six.
Our three-pronged project was progressing well:

Prong I: hResume […]

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Should I be annoyed?

Earlier today I noticed an incoming link to the Architel site from Sublime Fish. I clicked on it and was shocked by the similarities to our site. After looking at the page source it was clear the company ‘lifted’ our design and didn’t bother to even remove the references to the Architel site […]

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Open your home Wi-Fi network now!

Tom Espiner from CNET asks, “Does Wi-Fi security matter?” At the end of the day if you are depending on WEP to keep your home network secure you are making a mistake. WEP provides a false sense of security for most people. You need to secure your devices (i.e. your computers) not […]

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Idea Grove - Snarkiest PR firm in Dallas!

My daily blog reading includes the Idea Grove’s Media Orchard Blog.  The Idea Grove is a ’strategic public relations firm’ as Scott Baradell explains.  If you were to ask me what Dallas PR firm gets social media (besides our own social media company) I would point you to Idea Grove and Scott’s team.  Until 2004 […]

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Writing about failure . . .

Brad Feld is, “Talking About Failure” on his blog and noting that “very few people ever talk about failure” in the context of venture capital and entrepreneur blogs.  Brad encouraged fellow entrepeneurs to talk more about failures and I commented that I had blogged about my own failures in a post titled, “LayerOne: My Biggest […]

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Scoble is right, podcasting is inefficient!

I agree with Peter and Robert when they say, “podcasting is inefficient.“  You may be shocked to hear me agree since we have our own podcasting business (PodServe) as well as Robert who just joined a podcasting company.
I am subscribed to several podcasts myself, but I rarely have time to listen to them.  They just […]

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Automattic’s WordPress Support Network

Automattic has announced the Automattic Support Network for WordPress.  The Weblogs Work team has began working with Toni Schneider and Matt Mullenweg on ways to for our firm to provide professional services to Automattic’s clients.  We believe that Automattic’s offering combined with offerings from companies like Weblogs Work make WordPress the platform of choice for […]

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Alex Wipperfurth’s Plan B

We had parked on Second Street in downtown San Francisco and noticed that we were right in front of Alex Wipperfurth’s offices. Alex is a well known author (Brand Hijack) and the manager of Plan B. It was just after five, but I needed to use a bathroom and we were about to […]

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Where not to incorporate. . .

Brad Feld wrote a detailed post on why you should incorporate in Delaware titled, “Why incorporate in Delaware?” I agree with his advice. Delaware is the safest bet for companies located anywhere in the United States. If you are in Texas, Texas is fine as well as California for California companies - […]

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Spur has a website!

Our company, Spur, now has a website. We are still working out the kinks, but in the traditional of perpetual beta, feel free to take a look by visiting: Spur.

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Skywire Sells Object Manager

Skywire Software, a Dallas based enterprise software provider, announced the sale of Object Manager to Newmerix. Newmerix is backed by Siemens Venture Capital (they raised $5MM earlier this year). The company bought the SAP integration tool three or four years ago to broaden their offering. Today the tool is a great strategic […]

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India’s first venture backed IPO!

Info Edge India Pvt. Ltd. the company who runs a job site called Naukri.com  filed to raise $29MM in an IPO on the Bombay Stock Exchange.  The company says the funds will be used for M&A.  The company was funded ($4.7MM earlier this year) by Silicon Valley powerhouse Kleiner Perkins and Sherpalo Ventures.
Sanjeev Bikhchandani the […]

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