Monthly Archives: November 2012

Celebrity Endorsers

Source: Both Sides of the Table, Nov 2012 For Startups Wanting to Work with Celebrities Your product is mediocre or sucks Your product totally rocks And if We’re a Startup and Want to Work with a Celeb? Build a great … Continue reading

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Deep Learning builds upon AI

Source: NYTimes, Nov 2012 Using an artificial intelligence technique inspired by theories about how the brain recognizes patterns, technology companies are reporting startling gains in fields as diverse as computer vision, speech recognition and the identification of promising new molecules … Continue reading

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Creating a 2-Sided Marketplace with Liquidity

Source: Venture Beat, Nov 2012 (read source for more details) What is liquidity hacking? It’s the strategy and tactics that successful marketplace businesses employ to reduce the challenges associated with low transaction volumes. It often requires narrowing the scope drastically … Continue reading

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An Advisory Board

Source: Both Sides of the Table, Oct 2009 Advisory Board Problems Not enough time Not enough wisdom. Too much effort Expensive My view on how to best implement advisory boards: Ask for small investments Run semi-annual advisory dinners Don’t overplay … Continue reading

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Big 6 Publishers Against Amazon

Source: PandoDaily, Nov 2012 Still profitable, but under serious threat from Amazon and the shifting digital sands beneath their feet, publishers are opting to fight back by merely getting bigger. Random House and Penguin are tying up in a $2 … Continue reading

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Pottermore

Source: FutureBook, Nov 2012 … an online home for the seven Harry Potter books. That home now includes 18,000 words of additional content from J K Rowling, a direct-to-consumer shop that sells DRM-lite e-books compatible with any device in English, … Continue reading

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MSFT is working on Eyewear Wearable Computing

Source: Techcrunch, Nov 2012 Microsoft had a new patent application published with the USPTO today (via Unwired View) which shows a glasses-based heads-up display system that could overlay information on the real world for a user. If it sounds familiar, it’s likely because … Continue reading

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