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Monthly Archives: September 2009

U.S. Getting Out of the Internet Management Business — Sort of: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

It sounds almost silly to say it, but the Internet is going global. Of course, it’s already global. But the underlying technology that makes the Internet run was developed by the U.S. Department of Defense 40 years ago, and the federal …

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Deli-licous!

  I need a corned beef sandwich, on rye, with cole slaw and Russian dressing — now! I just finished reading an advanced copy of David Sax’s marvelous book, “Save the Deli: In Search of Perfect Pastrami, Crusty Rye, and …

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TechCrunch50 Conference: Fewer Toys, More Tools: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

Never mind the pie-in-the-sky business plans. Forget about the ambitions to change the world. It was all about financial discipline and making money at a conference for start-ups in San Francisco this week. Instead of cool-looking mousetraps, start-ups that drew …

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TechCrunch50: SeatGeek Advises You When to Buy Tickets to the Big Game: September 2009

It’s the ticket-scalping conundrum: Will it be cheaper to buy seats in advance of the event or will prices drop as it gets closer to game time and the sellers want to unload their wares? SeatGeek, a new company that …

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TechCrunch50: Dot-com Dreams: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

At the TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco, the focus is clearly on start-ups with solid business plans. Some are even making money already. But that’s not to say entrepreneurs have given up on the attention-getting gimmickry that often characterizes such trade …

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TechCrunch50: Easy Expense Filing: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

I have to confess: I sometimes get a little weary from the hype that surrounds new technology offerings. This happens particularly when I’m wearing my reporter badge and walking the floor at a conference like TechCrunch50, this week’s blizzard of start-ups desperate …

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TechCrunch50: Women Get Short Shrift: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

It’s a common refrain, but it always bears repeating: Why aren’t women better represented at technology conferences? TechCrunch50 is no exception. “It’s like a 20 to 1 ratio of men to women at this conference,” said Stella Yu, a personal brand …

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TechCrunch50: Penn and Teller, the iPhone App: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

The start-up world has converged on San Francisco’s Design Center Concourse this morning, where the TechCrunch50 conference is underway. And nothing says how hot the world of iPhone apps is right now than the presence of the first presenter: comedian/magician Penn …

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TechCrunch50: Mint Makes a Mint: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

Investors worried about the lack of payoffs in this recession can take heart from the deal confirmed on stage at this morning’s TechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco: Personal finance software giant Intuit will buy the upstart start-up Mint.com for $170 million. …

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TechCrunch50: Myspace Looks for Friends: Los Angeles Times, September 2009

It’s the sad fact of life for MySpace, a sponsor of this week’sTechCrunch50 conference in San Francisco: Silicon Valley loves Facebook and Twitter. MySpace? Not so much. Yet that doesn’t stop Rupert Murdoch’s favorite social network from trying. Chad Russell, who runs MySpace’s …

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