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So What Does Your Startup Do?

This past week, I was at SXSW Interactive, where all sorts of internet startups show off their latest and greatest and try to be the next huge launch, like Twitter and Foursquare. Amidst all the hoopla, free food, open bars and other assorted freebies sponsored by the different companies, it’s tough to tell what each company is promoting and what exactly they do.

5 Lessons For Your Startup From Alice Cooper

There are plenty of comparisons to social media and startups to pop stars like Lady Gaga. Unfortunately, most of these artists they compare against are flash in the pans who are popular in the moment for quick search results, but sometimes a startup doesn’t just want to be the taste of the moment and should look at an artist with longevity who influenced many of the current artists, like Alice Cooper.

The Social Network – Old Media Looks at New

This past weekend, I saw The Social Network, a movie based on the rise of Facebook, based on the book The Accidental Billionaires, which is written by Ben Mezrich from the perspective of disgruntled individuals involved at the time of its creation. Regardless of how fast and loose they played with the actual facts of Facebook’s creation, even more interesting is how they falsely portray the people behind internet startups and their motivations.

Why Hackers Don’t Want To Join Your Startup

There have been multiple articles recently about the dearth of tech co-founders in New York City startups. The are plenty of developers in New York, so why does there seem to be so many startups that cannot find programmers to help launch their visions?

2009 – My Year in Review

2009 has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows, and a roller coaster of new experiences. For better or for worse, 2009 has been a game changing year for me, between work, social media, and socially, my world is a different place than it was one year ago.