And the Number 1 Deal-Killer Question in Tech Is…
Posted at 8:00h, 15 Nov 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
Full disclosure: the subject of today’s newsletter comes at the request of a number of investors, advisors and startup consultants whom we know. We all know the old tech adage: if you want money, ask for advice. If you want advice, ask for money. Some entrepreneurs genuinely do want advice, especially from a consultant, advisor […]
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How to Get Luckey in Silicon Valley
Posted at 8:00h, 01 Nov 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
That’s not a typo. We’re referring to Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey and bear with us… Silicon Valley is often referred to as a monoculture, and it’s something of a misnomer, as lately especially, it’s gone well beyond that. True, it’s basically a one-industry town, but in order to work in that industry, you also need […]
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The Internet of Things and the Great Disconnect
Posted at 8:00h, 25 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
It’s been over a year since we sounded the alarm on the lack of security on the Internet of Things, and in fact, we first mentioned it when it was back in its extremely nascent stage. While it is arguably still early days, we now have connected toasters, home alarm systems, refrigerators – and heaven […]
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Yahoo, Twitter and Inside Baseball
Posted at 8:00h, 18 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
We came across this piece that we just had to share: I’m Done Pretending SF Tech Is Visionary Welcome to Silicon Valley. We’re smart enough to solve real problems, but we don’t. Again, it reminded us of Startup L. Jackson’s reference to Silicon Valley as assisted living for the young, and truth be told, we now […]
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Just When You Thought It Was Game Over, Oh, Snap!
Posted at 8:00h, 11 Oct 2016 by Bonnie Halper 1 Comments 135 Likes Share
It wasn’t all that long ago that so-called ephemeral messaging app Snap (nee SnapChat and SnapChat is less private than you think, as we know) hit the zeitgeist, and quickly seized a sizeable share of one-time Facebook users – especially the younger ones. Now, as Business Insider notes, Snap is working on an IPO for […]
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