Larry Dignan

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Doctorow: Only masochists will buy Microsoft's Zune

So far, by the looks of Microsoft's official site for Zune (which will no doubt get activated with a full blown iTunes Music Store-like store come Zune's anticipated launch date of Nov 15), Microsoft's fashion strategy for Zune (which is it really what it needs to succeed) is to go with a bunch of no-name hipsters that redefine cool instead of someone that matches Apple's "deployment" of Bono (lead singer of the megaband U2). In a poll that asks "Who should be Microsoft's Bono?

November 6, 2006 by David Berlind


Workday begins its work day

PeopleSoft founder Dave Duffield and team officially unwrapped his new company Workday's strategy and first product this morning. Duffield called his company's Enterprise Business Services a new breed of on-demand ERP solutions.

November 6, 2006 by Dan Farber


Mashery brews service for managing APIs

With APIs increasingly serving as a mechanism to enhance Web applications, Mashery has developed an on-demand service that provides management infrastructure and community building tools for API developers. Mashery's beta service, launching this week, includes API access control, rate limiting, usage tracking and metrics, interactive documentation, developer key assurance and community development tools, such as blogs, documentation, forums, wikis and about pages.

November 5, 2006 by Dan Farber


Seeding the next generation of startups

With hundreds of startups looking to become the next big thing, all parts of the ecosystem are trying to figure out how to have skin in the game and lower the cost of capital and services for entrepreneurs. For example, Charles River Ventures launched a QuickStart seed funding program and Amazon's Elastic Computer Cloud (EC2) and S3 offer a low cost, pay-per-use way to provision a hosted environment.

November 3, 2006 by Dan Farber


Funniest Quote from Startup Camp

Pictured above (in white) holding court with industry celebs Patrick Chanezon (left, Google), Dave Sifry (Technorati) and Tim Bray (Sun), Amazon's Jeff Barr is giving a mind blowing demonstration of how he recently spoke a conference using Second Life. When these three folks get wowed by something, you know its special and when I took a peek, I was pretty blown away.

November 3, 2006 by David Berlind


Entrepreneurs and VCs descend on Silicon Valley for Startup Camp

For the last two days, I've been playing head counselor at Startup Camp in the heart of Silicon Valley at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA. Although we don't have an exact headcount just yet, the event has drawn approximately 325-350 attendees, most of whom are entrepreneurs that are either thinking of starting up a company, are already up and running but haven't launched yet, are launching now or just launched, or are in post launch mode.

November 3, 2006 by David Berlind