Live Blogging: AlwaysOn On DC: Henry Fisker keynote (new automotive company)

He left BMW to start a next-generation car company, with high-end design and eco-friendly. He worked in the car industry for 20 years. He realized a new business model was needed to get cost of development down. Fisker Automotive has taken the time to development to be less than 5 years and $1 billion. Usually hundreds of millions are spent on building a factory before the cars are produced. They decided to spend all their...
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LiveBlogging: OnDC Speaker Andrew McLaughlin, Deputy US CTO

He’s been on the job now for 3 1/2 months. He moved here from San Francisco. I’ll talk about the theory of what we are trying to do in the White House now, why it’s hard, and then take a look at the president’s innovation agenda, and what you can do if you choose. Our strategy is rooted in Moore’s law. Explosion in computing power, storage, connections. Moore predicted that the number of transistors on...
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OnDC winners — Pacific Biosciences is Overall Winner

Darkstrand — Instrastructure EverFi — Education JackBe — Enterprise Palantir — Government & Security Services CoaLogix — Greentech Pacific Biosciences — Healthcare and Overall winner Bruce Leisz, VP of Operations, is accepting the OnDC award. Bruce is saying that Pacific Biosciences will significantly boost the ability of the scientific community to rapidly access the Human Genome. Eventually your doctor will be able to speed read your genome. Technology was started at Cornell. The company is...
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Living Blogging AlwaysOn OnDC; Tony Perkins welcomes attendees

I’ll be live blogging the AlwaysOn OnDC Summit for the next 2 1/2 days. Tony Perkins, founder of the Churchill Club, Upside Magazine, Red Herring, and Always On took the stage to welcome the attendees. Tony is telling how he grew up in Portola Valley not far from where the Home Brew Computer Club met. He showed a picture of Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak before they were 20. Tony recently read Barack Obama’s innovation...
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How Do You Decide How to Price Your Product? And How Do You Know If You Got It Right?

No, it was a little too expensive 8%   No opinion 53%   Yes, it was priced just right 14%   No, it was way too expensive 9%   Yes — in fact, it is worth more than I paid for it 16% via dashboard.familylink.com At FamilyLink.com, we have been selling a particular product for more than a year now. We have had more than 10,000 people purchase it. We have always wondered if we...
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FamilyLink Climbs Facebook Developer Leaderboard

Sorted by Monthly Active Users Name DAU MAU Daily Growth 1. Zynga 47,142,368 161,442,415 1.11 2. Playfish 12,136,211 57,661,305 -0.04 3. RockYou! 2,493,761 41,616,918 -1.41 4. Facebook 11,868,141 32,375,076 -0.26 5. Causes 2,135,480 31,881,017 0.72 6. Slide, Inc. 1,234,691 24,757,153 -0.05 7. Familylink.com 1,266,743 22,096,540 0.72 8. SlashKey 5,830,463 18,709,422 -0.08 9. 3happybytes 549,065 18,643,657 -4.07 10. LivingSocial 708,836 17,740,792 -1.30 via statistics.allfacebook.com If you don’t count Facebook’s own applications, FamilyLink.com is now the #6...
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Perfect Score on Pew News IQ Quiz — Whew!

via pewresearch.org In addition to my day job, trying to build FamilyLink.com into a technology company that helps families connect online, I’m spending more and more time studying politics, history, and economics. (My college major was originally political science, until I switched to Russian.) I search in the Congressional Record often and watch CSPAN regularly. I’ve purchased about 30 books (mostly on my Kindle) on the derivatives industry, the great depression, the Federal Reserve, history,...
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MediaPost Publications U.S. Online Spend Might Not Equal UK’s, But It’s Getting There 10/01/2009

In the UK, Internet ad spending just surpassed TV adverting, according to a report by the Internet Advertising Bureau and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as the Web now accounts for 23.5% of all ad money, while TV ad spend accounts for 21.9% of marketing budgets. via mediapost.com This same article states that digital ad spending in the U.S. will reach 17% of total U.S. ad spending in 2010, up from 15.4% in 2009 and 13.9% in 2008. Posted...
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