Silicon Valley Watcher (Interview)

2014
May
28,
2014
| 02:04 PM America/Los_Angeles
Hoopla Digital is based in Toledo, Ohio proving that you don't have to be in Silicon Valley to come up with great business ideas. Hoopla has pulled off a stunning achievement, it has managed to negotiate the right for local libraries to lend digital ...
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April
23,
2014
| 12:17 PM America/Los_Angeles
I recently met with Shawn Riegsecker, the CEO and founder of Centro, a large ad network and technology company based in Chicago. It's doing extremely well but there's been shockingly little coverage of the company -- even in Chicago. Centro has been ...
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April
01,
2014
| 03:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
 I recently met with Vineet Jain, (above) CEO and co-founder of Egnyte, which offers file sharing for enterprises, with a hybrid cloud and data center model.My recent post about startups having to sell because they can't get to scale, caught the atte...
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March
04,
2014
| 08:22 PM America/Los_Angeles
Co-founders of InPowered and NetShelter: Peyman Nilforoush and Pirouz Nilforoush.InPowered today launched a free version of its trusted content discovery and promotion services as a way of gaining new customers for its core service: the promotion of ...
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January
09,
2014
| 01:26 PM America/Los_Angeles
Co-founders of InPowered and NetShelter: Peyman Nilforoush and Pirouz Nilforoush.Yesterday I argued that the New York Times had committed a grave error in judgement by allowing the publication of native ads on its website. Native ads are OK in some s...
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2013
May
02,
2013
| 03:27 PM America/Los_Angeles
One of my favorite media technology companies is BrightTalk, based in San Francisco and London.Co-founded in 2002 by Paul Heald and Charlie Blackburn, this privately-held company offers an easy platform to create and distribute live audio and video b...
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April
10,
2013
| 04:25 PM America/Los_Angeles
(My readers are familiar with my "every company is a media company" mantra but how do companies become media companies? They need media services and technologies to help them and this will become  a core focus here at SVW - reporting on the intersect...
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January
23,
2013
| 06:21 PM America/Los_Angeles
I'm a big fan of the team behind today's launch of Swipp, a service that aggregates people's rating of any product, service, person, city ... anything.Swipp's ambition is to become a global platform that connects and collects the world's "social inte...
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January
16,
2013
| 10:56 PM America/Los_Angeles
Identropy recently launched its SCUID Identity Management system, which takes an interesting approach in reducing the considerable costs of integrating and deploying such systems within the enterprise.I can't count how many times I've been pitched ab...
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2012
December
19,
2012
| 04:06 PM America/Los_Angeles
I recently spoke with Ruvi Kitow, CEO and co-founder of Tufin Technologies, which provides firewall policy management tools for very large companies. Tufin is interesting because it is rethinking the way firewalls should be managed. It's because of r...
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December
06,
2012
| 07:30 PM America/Los_Angeles
The .CO domain extension has become very popular and the company that handles the registrations was in San Francisco earlier this week promoting local businesses that use the extension at a party in a local restaurant.I attended as a guest of my frie...
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2010
March
25,
2010
| 05:00 PM America/Los_Angeles
I had an excellent morning, drinking coffee at the Apollo cafe, and chatting with the co-founders of uberVU, a London-based startup. Vladimir Oane and Dragos Ilinca are young serial entrepreneurs on their second startup. I missed them on my trip with...
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