Archive | July, 2007

Learning lessons from Amp'd Mobile

I am not here to pile on the Amp’d Mobile situation, but I find it is always important to learn as much as you can from your mistakes and from other people’s mistakes.  Rafat Ali has a great interview with Peter Adderton, the former CEO of Amp’d Mobile.  Here are a couple of interesting points […]

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The wireless Internet is heating up

The Wall Street Journal announced another Nokia mobile internet purchase today of a company called Twango which allows users to share photos, video, and media.  According to the WSJ, the Twango service will be integrated into Nokia phones and will start with a free and premium based subscription model.  While this acquisition in and of […]

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Answers.com to acquire Dictionary.com for $100 million

Congratulations to the Answers.com team on the announcement of this deal!  Since I am a board member and it is a public company (NASDAQ: ANSW), there is not much commentary I can add except that I wholeheartedly agree with Bob Rosenschein’s assessment of the transaction (see press release): "The acquisition of Lexico is a transformative […]

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Are all of the venture returns in B2B?

The Wall Street Journal has an interesting article today about how the resurgence of tech IPOs have really come from "less glamorous, business-focused companies selling such products as telecommunications equipment and computer storage."  In fact many of these companies have market caps > than $1b each.  The article is right in that alot of buzz […]

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