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Disappointed by #TCDisrupt Startups — this is disruption?

Tweet I’m unimpressed so far at this year’s startups launching at TechCrunch Disrupt. It’s not just this year though, it’s been all years. It’s not TechCrunch’s fault, it’s mine. I know why I’m unimpressed — I’m sitting here watching the launch announcements and waiting to see the

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Metrics of me, me, me!

Tweet As I work on MyFavorites, I brainstormed an outline of the metrics that people consciously and subconsciously gauge in Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, and Foursquare. Feel free to add other services in the comments section. These are essentially how people rank themselves and others for their entire profile

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MyFavorites — my latest startup

Tweet Well folks, hopefully this is finally “the one”. Over 3 years of ideas and executions on various ideas (that have since been executed themselves — in an electric chair)…. have all come full circle into this. We’re not ready to show you it yet,

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When Does a Company Stop being a Start-Up?

Tweet Nick questioned this after reading how Buffalo NY has a higher startup than Seattle and I thought it was a great question. He questioned whether Facebook, Craigslist or even Skype are considered start-ups (as they mentioned these companies in that article as being startups).

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Eminem’s “Recovery” is his best yet

Tweet All, In this album ‘Recovery’ he lets it all out. This verse sums it up: Hit my bottom so hard I bounced twice, This time around it’s different, Them last 2 albums didn’t count, Encore I was on drugs, Relapse I was flushin’ ‘em

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M&A/IPO = Broken ROI Model for VCs?

Tweet Last week I was at the WNY Venture Association seminar on “Angel Investing in Western New York.” Not the sexiest market, in particular not for web technology. But some interesting tidbits came out of it — Ron Schreiber (Softbank Capital; Ingram-Micro co-founder) put some

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IDEAs #101: FourSquare API Ideas

Tweet I haven’t looked at the API, but I see crazy potential of apps being built on-top of FourSquare. The one thing I REALLY WANT [and have for years], is, when I go to a restaurant.. I want to see what everyone that’s ever been