Posts Tagged: Google

KikScore Acquired By Google

Washington, DC-based KikScore, a bootstrapped startup founded by at least one Social Matchbox community member, has just announced its acquisition by Google.  The four member team includes the CEO & Co-founder, Rajeev Malik, who is based in the DC area, while three others are in the Denver area.   Rajeev originally connected up with the Social Matchbox community through… Read more »

When Industries Collide

There was a time in my life when things were changing really fast in the technology space.  Things like Photo and Laser Tag were popping up at the same time as next generation gaming consoles like the Atari 600, 800, 9600 and 1040 ST were popping out alongside of the Commodore 64 and other various… Read more »

Will 2011 Be The Year of IPO’s or The Year of Investigations?

The last three years have brought a world of change to online application development, and with the change and increasingly web savvy political and regulatory actors in the nation’s capitol, there is more focused attention on the consumer Internet industry than ever before.  In years past the focus of government was on issues like exploitation… Read more »

Skype Acquired by Micrsoft for $8.5 Billion

Even though it isn’t a local exit, the fact that Skype is being acquired by Microsoft for a cold hard cash figure of $8.5 Billion dollars is a big deal.  This is potentially the biggest acquisition deal in Microsoft’s history, and one that could make the Windows Mobile OS and software community more relevent.  Apple… Read more »

Location, Location, Location

Over the last few weeks a lot of people have been really ticked off that their mobile devices are tracking them.  First it was the iPhone, then it was Android.  It all comes down to location, location, location.  If you can advertise to someone based on their location then you can put ads that are… Read more »

Culture trumps strategy and drives every tactic’s execution

By Don Rainey “Culture eats strategy for breakfast” —  Jerry Rawls, Finisar Amateurs talk strategy; the professionals focus on tactics; and superstars concentrate on culture. Superstars focus on culture because a company’s culture will determine if the company will successfully execute its strategy and tactics. A company’s culture is a statement of its values that… Read more »