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Waitin’ On A Dream: The Demise Of Native Apps

TweetLast week marked the two-year anniversary of the sale of Draw Something (OMGPOP) to Zynga. Draw Something’s explosive 7-week ride in early 2012 culminated into a worldwide brand and was then acquired by Zynga for a rumored $183 million. In the past two years since that

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Startup Idea #137: Buy Local

TweetImagine a search engine like, but all the products are sold by all the local retailers. So instead of having something shipped from, it gets shipped or picked up or dropped off by a local retailer — maybe they’d even price match if

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Austin Texas Recommendations

TweetEast Side Showroom for drinks or a meal (delicious and serves old fashioned drinks that take like 5 minutes to make). If in North Austin, the tres leches cake at Chuy’s. “Frank” for brunch. Magnolia for breakfast. South Congress Cafe for any meal, cool spot

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Some Startup Writings by me on my blog & on TechCrunch

TweetIf you’re looking for some reading on startups, here’s some of my last guest posts on TechCrunch and some other applicable posts on my own blog: