Vinod Khosla: Doctors cannot compete with machines
Posted at 23:59h, 27 May 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, We nearly entitled today’s newsletter, ‘Is Silicon Valley Making Itself Irrelevant?’ but benefit of the doubt to the population out there at large. “Doctors cannot compete with machines,” contends Silicon Valley uber investor Vinod Khosla. He’s talking Big Data. Medicine may not be an exact science, and it certainly has its problems, most notably, the pharmaceutical industry and that’s as far as we’re going down that rabbit hole today. But technology is not as sophisticated as it needs to be for us to allow ourselves to be diagonsed by Big Data. Nor is it secur...
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from New York Tech Day to the DLD Conference to TechCrunch Disrupt
Posted at 23:59h, 20 May 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, That was MSFT Explorer’s tag line, for those of us who remember the days before Safari and Bing. It’s Internet Week in New York and we’ve attended a number of conferences lately, from New York Tech Day to the DLD Conference to TechCrunch Disrupt, all varying in price from free to expensive. Not just to attend, but to exhibit as well, and while NYTech Day was a lot more affordable to exhibit (it’s startups who are exhibiting, most bootstrapped) and free to attend, the question is: is it worth it? Did you get value from it? Exposure is always good, but who’s walking the floor? Whom do you want to meet? Do you need employees/users? Investors? Angels? Later stage investors? The investors were there, but the signal to noise ratio was so over...
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networking breakfast
Posted at 23:58h, 13 May 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, First, our networking breakfast is tomorrow morning, May 14th. Register here and hope to see you there! Some interesting information we’ve come across lately. A number of publications have been touting the death of the web. As Mobile Roars Ahead, It’s Time To Finally Admit The Web Is ...
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Building a company, not so much. Entrepreneurship is up globally and not surprising:
Posted at 23:58h, 06 May 2014 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Good morning, All, Building a web presence is easy. Building a company, not so much. Entrepreneurship is up globally and not surprising: there’s a job shortage. Globally. There are different forms of founders in tech, and there’s a big difference between an entrepreneur and a wantrepreneur, as Brian Cohen calls dilettantes who live on 'hopium.' An idea is not company, You also need to know what you’re doing, why you’re doing it, where you’re going, and how you’re going to get there. Helps to be a subject matter expert, or have one on the team. In other words, someone who lives in the space and isn’t just a tourist there. We happen to live in NYC and it’s tourist season. Of course, there are always tourist here, but more so now that it’s get...
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