Category Archives: Innovation

Some Angel and VC investors are averse to cold water

This past Monday evening I attended my fourth NYC Silicon Dragon event hosted by Rebecca Fannin of Silicon Dragon.  Rebecca (author of the 2011 book Start-up Asia ) always puts together an interesting program and she conducts these programs all … Continue reading

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Is your brand right for ABC’s Shark Tank?

Working with start-up companies is intense as the stakes are high and often the fees are low.  It’s something I and our team have a great deal of experience with and no two start-ups have ever been remotely alike in … Continue reading

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The Pebble watch barely makes a wave

          Back in June of last year I wrote that wearable technology still had a long way to go.  Having just attended a conference on wearable technology I was very unimpressed with what was available in terms … Continue reading

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Have you actually ever stayed in an airbnb place?

Before a couple of weeks ago I would have had to say – no, I think airbnb is a cool idea but I’ve never stayed anywhere via their portal.   That’s not true any longer, I’ve taken the plunge.  It wasn’t … Continue reading

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New from Amazon – WOOT!

Quietly last week on July 12, 2014 Amazon.com began promoting Woot.com.   I know this because I was ‘invited’ to join. Being curious I did just that. The home page offered what I felt was the burning question – ‘WHAT IS … Continue reading

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Fitness apps and 10,000 steps a day

A week ago I traded in my old Motorola Droid Razr and picked up (at Costco believe it or not which has great prices on non-iPhones) a Samsung Galaxy S4.  For a number of reasons it feels as if I … Continue reading

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Why wouldn’t Google buy Ford or GM?

On my mind often is the development of the Google car.  I’ve posted about it more than once  http://wp.me/pn6jX-Ny  as I feel that this is one of the most interesting and potentially useful technological innovations – ever. It came to mind … Continue reading

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