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The real reason no one wants the Yahoo patent suits against Facebook?

March 25, 2012

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Everyone knows about Yahoo’s patent suit against Facebook. The conspiracy theory In the Silicon Valley ecosystem, Facebook has far more to lose than Yahoo! has to gain. Line up the two sides fighting this battle – Facebook is NATO while Yahoo! has Sheriff Joe Arpaio. Hence the conspiracy theory — Facebook has a $100 billion […]

Growing start-up industries outside of Silicon Valley

November 19, 2011

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Question recently posed on Twitter spurred a few thoughts: “Georgia start-ups need to grow outside of Georgia to build great companies and big valuations. Thoughts?” It’s not whether they need to grow, but whether Georgia-based start-ups are able to grow outside of Georgia.   But where does this begin? Certainly not in local government, as the […]

Is Google the next Microsoft?

January 10, 2011

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Interesting analysis on TechCrunch yesterday – “Can Google Get Its Mojo Back?” It wasn’t too long ago that the world feared global domination from Microsoft, followed by the red hot years of Google, and now all the talk is about Facebook’s $50 billion valuation.  That’s the beauty of it all – market players with innovation […]

The Social Media Monopoly

July 21, 2010

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Interesting article on Wired today – 5 Things That Could Topple Facebook’s Empire. It’s fun and easy to create this lists – 5 things that…, 10 things that… – but thought-provoking nonetheless. Terms on a patent are 20 years, but businesses of the Facebook sort are difficult to make patentable, let alone enforce any legal […]

Sixth Sense Computing – Pranav Mistry on TED.com

November 26, 2009

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Working from the in-laws basement this week and took a little retreat time to watch a few TED.com videos. If you want to get blown away by things like dialing cell phone by touching your fingers or seeing if you flight is on time by looking at your boarding pass, this is for you. (And […]

Greenspan on "This Week" with George Stephanopoulos

October 4, 2009

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Was fortunate to flip on the TV the morning to catch Alan Greenspan on “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos. Here are some key statements during the interview with some additional explanation in parenthesis that I’ve added. The economy loses skills with elongated unemployment (When workers are not working and keeping up with new technology, new […]

Milton Friedman on "The Open Mind"

March 1, 2009

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In researching for an article under development, I found these outstanding video interviews with Milton Friedman, hosted by Richard Heffner on “The Open Mind.” This was a television series started back in 1956. Both interviews are approximately 30 minutes long. The first interview was conducted in 1975. Discussion topics focused on individual freedoms and the […]