Reached That Goal

When I joined Half Off Depot back in May I started looking around for a competitive target. Not the 800 pound gorilla Groupon LivingSocial type of competitive target. A smaller yet significant company that we could set our sights on. That company was BuyWithMe. As best as I could tell BuyWithMe was the number three […]

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November 8, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Deals, Half Off Depot, Venture Capital

Quick Thoughts on Google/Motorola

This article by Henry Blodget for Business Insider and the below chart got me thinking about the smartphone market. Some quick thoughts. All the leading smartphones have been integrated software/hardware solutions. Blackberry/Treo/iPhone. The PC model does not work in the smartphone market. That Android OS bar is going to get a lot more orange. Apple will […]

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August 16, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Mobile

Correcting the Cat

Over on the Groupon blog Groupon the Cat is creating quite the ruckus. It seems like Mr. Cat wrote a little blog post about "The Groupon Guide to the "Quiet Period." In it Mr. Cats states: The “Quiet Period” is the time right before a company “goes public,” during which it is legally prohibited from […]

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June 22, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs, Fun, Stocks


Two weeks ago I was asked by The Atlanta Business Chronicle to identify tech trends in Atlanta in 2011. I provided six. The first one is below. 1. Liquidity events return. A few companies could see significant exits via acquisitions or IPOs (Silverpop, SecureWorks, Vendormate) Many smaller firms will be acquired by larger corporations looking […]

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January 4, 2011  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Business, Current Affairs