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My idle thoughts on tech startups

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I was reading an article the other day in VentureWire which made me laugh out loud. The article described the recent acquisition of optical networking company Picolight by JDS Uniphase for $115 million. A little background… Picolight had raised a […]

Lee Hower
March 12, 2007 · 2  min.

I attended a conference last week put on by the MIT Enterprise Forum that focused on “Web 2.0” stuff. One of the topics which was tangential to some of the overarching themes, yet somehow popped up in several of the […]

Lee Hower
February 16, 2007 · 2  min.

Yesterday’s announcement by IBM of the launch of a suite of “Web 2.0” tools for businesses triggered the impulse to finally write a post I’ve been contemplating for the last couple of months. I can’t say that I’ve ever been […]

Lee Hower
January 23, 2007 · 2  min.

In the course of listening to entrepreneur pitches, I’ve often heard a sentiment which never quite sits right with me… “We will build a leading [exceptional, great, etc] brand in order to deliver product/service X.” I’ve heard this notion expressed […]

Lee Hower
January 9, 2007 · 2  min.

A somewhat self-effacing holiday video from the folks at Blueprint Ventures which I found it to be rip-roaringly funny. Very happy holidays to all.

Lee Hower
December 29, 2006 · 1  min.

There was an amusing article last Friday in the SJ Mercury News about former venture capitalists who are trying their hand as entrepreneurs. The article notes how surprised many of the VCs are at various aspects of working in a […]

Lee Hower
December 11, 2006 · 4  min.

Last week, I attended the latest get together of the Boston area WebInno Group. The group started off as an informal meeting of a handful people and has evolved into a fairly well-attended regular gathering of entrepreneurs, investors, and even […]

Lee Hower
December 4, 2006 · 1  min.

Two quick blurbs from the WSJ today that I wanted to highlight (paid registration required, unfortunately). The first was their coverage on the 2nd tier of social networking services like Piczo, Hi5, and Xuqa (a company I had the privelege […]

Lee Hower
October 3, 2006 · 1  min.

There are fundamentally three ways to make money on the internet… there, I’ve said it 🙂 I meet folks time to time who seem to disagree with this notion, either because they conceive of some other modality for generating revenue […]

Lee Hower
September 11, 2006 · 4  min.

I recently heard a great presentation by Scott Kirsner on the adoption of new technology in the movie industry. He included a quote from Thomas Edison, inventor of the first movie projection device, in which Edison pessimistically predicted that there […]

Lee Hower
September 11, 2006 · 2  min.