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"I’ve got the conch!" – What now for Facebook?

May 27, 2008


Jessi Hempel’s article in the most recent edition of Fortune Magazine – “Finding Cracks in Facebook” – intends to uncover some new foundational flows with Facebook. The article itself doesn’t necessarily reveal any new revelations about Facebook, but further asserts some of the ongoing concerns that those in the technology arena have long had about […]

CBS – The CNET Acquisition

May 18, 2008


The acquisition of CNET by CBS – let’s take a quick look at the numbers. I began by checking out the Balance Sheet, and as a content and media company, one would expect what I saw – relatively low base of assets and liabilities. Pretty tough to determine the value of CNET based on assets […]

Yahoo’s Entrepreneurial Capacity

May 13, 2008


Attending local Silicon Valley events always seems to provide great fodder for articles and conceptual gymnastics — I attended an SVASE event last week – “Startup Founders – New Kids on the Block” – where Eric Marcoullier, Founder & CEO of Gnip, served as one of the panelist. Eric developed MyBlogLog (I’m a member) which […]

H1B Visas: E2 Visa Requirements

May 6, 2008


I came across an interesting article on TechCrunch that provides a straight-forward guideline to the categories of work visas available for foreigners seeking entrance to the US, especially those seeking employment in Silicon Valley’s technology sector. One of visa categories is the E2 visa – this visa is designed to permit entrance to the US […]

Winners! – University of San Francisco Business Plan Competition (2008)

May 2, 2008


Now the results from the 2008 University of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition: Grand PrizeCarnegie Mellon University – Dynamics“Dynamics has invented a low-cost paper-thin, flexible computer. The platform technology is piloting as a security card solution. A proven credit card solution eliminates $22.5 billion of fraud annually by changing a portion of your credit […]