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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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How can you tell if your open source project is on the right track?

I think the easiest way to tell is when you find entrepreneurs starting businesses around your software.  Take for example the Asterisk IP-PBX (released by Digium under teh GPL).  Erik Lagerway of TMC points us to a new start-up called iotum who just released a new integration module.  Check out iotum’s blog.  Erik says it […]

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The Genographic Project Results

IBM and National Geographic took on the exciting task of tracing my lineage in an undertaking called the Genographic Project. As it turns out I am related to an African man who lived between 31,000-79,000 years ago. I sent in my DNA this summer and my results finally arrived today.  Here are my […]

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Open source companies getting snapped up!

Give away your software and you just might get bought. Last year it was IBM who was buying Gluecode Software (open source application server). This year it is Oracle buying JBoss (another open source application server company). How much is JBoss worth? Oracle has offered $200MM but the folks who run JBoss think it is […]

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Dallas Startup Watch: Ad Giants

Backed by Texas oil legend, Boone Pickens, Dallas based Ad Giants is lead by Dan Farmer (advertising industry vet who worked on accounts such as Coca-Cola, AMEX, Budweiser, Exxon, IBM, KFC and Motorola).
Ad Giants provides process-management system for marketers and advertisers. Dan’s team has applied traditional asset management to help creative agencies, corporations and […]

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