Month: July 2011

Reminder: The Concept of Apps Has an Expiration Date

Yesterday Apple announced that they have had 15 Billion Downloads from their App Store.  My question is, how high do you think that number will ever get?  30 Billion?  40 Billion?  100 Billion?  I would bet $100 that it will never cross 100 Billion, might not even be 30 Billion. …

Pittsburgh Startups, What’s Your Twitter Handle?

I am working on getting a little more plugged in to Pittsburgh Startups on Twitter.  There are a number of great ones that get their news out that way and I want to help them turn up the volume in that channel.  With that in mind, I’ve created a Twitter…

Is Google+ Another Wave? Buzz?

The last couple times Google has gotten everybody excited about something that was “social” there hasn’t been much to see.  Google Wave came out and never left Beta before being literally given away.  Google Buzz created buzz for about a week before virtually completely disappearing.  Other more minor releases have…

The Pirates and the “Miraculous” Recovery

Something a little different about my morning cup of ESPN this morning… The PIRATES are on the front page for a good reason. Let’s be honest… this kind of success is hard to relate to startups, we can look at it as a larger enterprise though.  The Pirates are a…

Sauerkraut Sunday: Djokovic’s Favorite Sauerkraut and Beans

To be totally honest, I have NO idea whether new Wimbledon Champion Novak Dojokovic likes Sauerkraut or not.  I do know that his native Serbia is one of few countries that has their own set of recipes that specifically use kraut.  For example, Serbian Sauerkraut and Beans sounds pretty good. …

Innovation in Incubation

I saw an article on Fred Wilson’s blog about Founder Labs.  Founder Labs is, more or less, a traveling incubator program where people sign up as individuals, are paired together and then helped to build the start of a company in 5 weeks.  It seems like a good idea, an…