Monthly Archives: December 2010

Durbin Act Disruption, the shoe drops at $.12

It is amazing how much gets done when people are in a hurry to get out of the office.  The same is true of government so you see a lame duck Congress passing all sorts of interesting things every two … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays Glenn Kelman but Ho Ho-Hum Hybrid Start-ups

It is no secret that I admire Redfin CEO Glenn Kelman and I enjoy his often contrarian blog opinions on all things Silicon Valley.  His real estate focused company has managed to initiate a new model and some change in … Continue reading

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SF Lowe’s Groupon sells out during my coffee

This morning I got my usual Groupon email and unlike the other 6 days of the week today was one that I actually cared about so I clicked through.*  It was the usual 50% off, $25 for $50 worth of … Continue reading

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LinkedIn goes the extra mile in security

I have been impressed with companies that go the extra mile to help you out when you don’t know that you need help, today LinkedIn did just that. The background is that a large media site Gawker got hacked and … Continue reading

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Flash sales & flash Jettas?

Now that everybody should be familiar with my opinion that flash sales / group buying margins are going to start to collapse I continue to ask what’s the next version of the model? Gilt group is trying to spin their … Continue reading

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Internet Famous for a day

A short post but my friend and teammate Josh Wiseman is a Facebook engineering rockstar.  I know lots of engineers but few people are as excited about their work as Josh and while it can be a grind at times … Continue reading

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