I have been a believer in net neutrality for nearly 20 years. These days it seems there is a lot of differences of opinion on if it is a good thing or not. I believe that it is good. I believe this because the concept of non-discrimination is one of the core tenants that has […]

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February 5, 2015  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet

The Internet Slowdown

Tomorrow is the Internet Slowdown. Essentially an awareness raising day in support of Net Neutrality. My thoughts on Net Neutrality are pretty straightforward. I worked for an ISP (the one that Tom Wheeler of the FCC was on board of directors for 10 years) at an executive level for seven years so have some interesting insights […]

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September 9, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet

Mary Meeker 2014 Internet Trends

Two days ago Mary Meeker of KPCB presented her 2014 internet trends. It, in all its 164 slide glory, is below. My takeaways. 1. We are now truly mobile and mobile first is a must. Ad dollars are going to move there. 2. Social networks have a lot of revenue upside. 3. Public tech company […]

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May 30, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet

Understanding SaaS: Ongoing Costs and Churn

Scott Kupor and Preethi Kasireddy of Andressen Horowitz published a strong SaaS valuation primer this week. If you don’t have a fundamental understanding of recurring revenue businesses and are interested in such things it is a must read. They discuss important SaaS metrics such as customer acquisition costs (CAC), billings, churn, and life time value (LTV). Working […]

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May 15, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, SaaS, Stocks

On Anonymous Apps

Messaging and anonymity are in vogue these days. Lots of fast growing apps. Big name venture firms like Kleiner Perkins, Google Ventures, and Sequoia Capital investing in the space. And lots of other big name venture capitalists coming out against the evils of anonymous apps. Names like Marc Andreessen, Mark Suster, and Hunter Walk have all come […]

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May 1, 2014  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Social, Startups, Uncategorized

Social Is Big, Mobile Is The Future

Over on the Nebo blog Kevin Howarth is doing a series of interviews that feature marketing thought leaders both locally and nationally. Kevin was gracious to ask me to participate and we had a fun conversation about interactive marketing. Kevin’s interview, with much better graphics than FoG, is being republished here with permission. What do you feel […]

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March 9, 2012  |  Comments  |  Tweet  |  Posted in Internet, Marketing, Mobile, Social