Category Archives: Technology

Sneak Peek at StarPound v1.3

44 unanswered voicemails.  That’s how many I had on my iPhone the other day when I came up for a little air after being heads down with our team on our upcoming new  release of the StarPound platform.  My StartupLounge email is full – I have no idea how many hundreds of unanswered emails are …

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The Future: WiFi Cat

I dropped a tweet on this earlier today, but thought I’d drop a quick note here on the blog as well – especially since I’ve been incredibly lazy about blogging lately.  Well, incredibly too busy to blog, actually, but … A while back, I was approached by a team of entrepreneurs here in Atlanta who …

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StarPound vs. Asterisk

The other day, someone wrote me an email asking me to explaining how StarPound’s platform compared to Asterisk.  After I replied, it occurred to me that it might be worth taking a moment to blog about this topic. First, if  you aren’t familiar with Asterisk, it is the leading open-source software PBX and telephony package …

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Why a Bad Economy Rocks for FOSS/SaaS Startups

The down market seems to be working in our favor. This probably isn’t going to news to some of you, but I thought I’d share a few random thoughts on this. As a FOSS (Free, Open Source Solution) company, that also offers a cloud-based software-as-a-service option, we’re sorting through more deal opportunities than we can …

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It’s Official: StarPound has Launched!

Well, after four years of toiling, the StarPound project is finally seeing the light of day.  In the wee hours this morning, Wei Wang (CTO) and I published v1.1.0 RC1 of the open-source StarPound CORE platform to Sourceforge, and then published the new StarPound.net web site.  The team has been working nonstop over the past …

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What do Bill Gates and PlayMotion Have in Common?

In actuality, not a lot. But, apparently we both believe that the keyboard will eventually become deprecated in favor of more natural inputs. Over the past 30 years, computers have changed dramatically in terms of processing power, graphics capability, and storage capacity. However, the one thing that hasn’t fundamentally changed is how we interact with …

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The Future of Interactive Training

If you will be attending the upcoming NASAGA 2007 conference, I’ll be delivering a cool keynote presentation (I hope!) on the trends surfacing with using interactive technology in the training and development space. The presentation will present my observations from the past (I spent quite a bit of time in the T&D/technology space with Cambridge …

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Technology IPOs on the Rise

Dow Jones’ VentureOne published a nice report today, outlining how technology IPOs are back. 7 of the 13 IPOs from Q1/2007 were in the IT/tech space: Company Description Amount Raised Post-IPO Value Switch and Data Shared infrastructure facilities provider $198M $757M Mellanox Technologies Communications, storage, and clustered computing products $102M $579M BigBand Networks Network-based platforms …

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Web 2.0 for The Uninitiated (or Ignorant)

The term “Web 2.0” is (and has been for a while) one of the most over-used and misunderstood phrases in business. I always get a chuckle when someone says they are “all about web 2.0”, when in actuality, they have no clue what it even means. They often use it to represent the “generic comeback” …

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Scaling Your Technology with Your Business

I have been advising a local entrepreneur who is building a really interesting new web play. A great guy, but doesn’t have a deep background in technology. He is starting to see some traction with his service, and is beginning to run into those early scalability hurdles that so many young startups eventually run into. …

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