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Have you been following 3D printing ?  Recently Makerbot, the consumer oriented 3D printing company was sold to Stratesys ((Nasdaq: SSYS), acquired Makerbot, a Brooklyn-based startup for $402 million.  Stratesys was responding the the success of  the Cube, another consumer oriented 3D printer marketing by 3D Systems (Nasdaq:DDD) and sold through Staples. While consumer oriented… [more]

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I am in San Francisco this week for the amazing Salesforce.com Dreamforce conference.  At yesterday's keynote there were 10,000 people sitting in a single room watching a really impressive presentation.   But while that was going on, I  was actually glued to a video feed with updates on the birth of our nation's newest industry… [more]

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It really DOES change everything. Especially if you wish you didn't have to lug around a bigger PC to do e-mail, make presentations, and surf the web - - which is what most of us use our laptops for. You can already find plenty of video content at the Apple web site going over the… [more]

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This is the third in a three part series that are excerpts from my talk "Managing and Running a Startup". They work along with the CEO Roadmap that I covered in an earlier blog. The number one dilemma for a startup CEO is maintaining perspective - - taking a step back from the business and… [more]

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It's true.  The first “tweets” were send in the 1920’s and 30’s by radio operators desperate to reach an audience with the least possible number of characters !   That’s right, Twitter is the internet version of a very old idea. Twitter's success highlights the  idea that one of the  the real values of Twitter is… [more]

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Here we are at one of those rare perfect storms that will be a major turning point for periodicals and newspapers.  Everything changes in the next 12 months - five times faster than it took the music industry to come to grips with the iTunes model and a new world order. Events are lining up… [more]

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