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December 10 2014
by Todd Hixon

Down-To-Earth Value From Big Data

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on October 17, 2013.] Big Data visualization. (Photo credit: Marius B)   Big data is an exciting idea, but I find little agreement about what the phrase means in concrete terms, and how to make use of it. Could big data be the next nanotech, a field that was […]

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November 13 2014
by Todd Hixon

Glad To Be An East Coast VC

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on June 14, 2013.] I spent the week in California, most of it at the annual Venture Investing conference in San Francisco. A few observations: The mood was rather positive, but the attendance was half was it was a year ago. That tells a lot about what seems to […]

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October 23 2014
by Todd Hixon

Venture Capital Bounces Back

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on April 12, 2012.] Venture capital has been getting a lot of support from politicians and the press recently, notably the passage of the JOBS (“Jump-start Our Business Start-ups”) Act. A key provision, much mentioned by President Obama, lets Joe Ordinary become a venture capital investor via legalization of […]

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June 17 2013
by Todd Hixon

Why It Stinks To Be A Healthcare Entrepreneur

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on March 27, 2013.] This is the title [paraphrased] of a keynote given last week by Jonathon Bush, the CEO of AthenaHealth, at the Xconomy Mobile Madness conference in Cambridge, Ma. What follows are my notes from the speech. The ideas are Jonathon’s. I really like what he’s saying and mostly agree, […]

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June 7 2013
by Todd Hixon

What Will 2013 Bring?

[This post first appeared at blogs.forbes.com/toddhixon on December 5, 2012.] It’s hard to believe that 2012 is about over, however, attention is turning quickly to 2013. I’ve been talking with friends and thinking about what the new year may bring, and that has turned up some interesting perspectives. Theme movie for 2013?   1. The economy […]

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November 7 2012
by Scott Johnson

App/Cloud Data Insurance – Someone Should Offer This

The big risk of apps that access the cloud is that when startups fail, all your cloud data disappears with them.  This is a paricularly troubling issue for startups that do archiving. Photo apps fall squarely into the category, and there have been high profile losses for consumers on some of the web sites that […]

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January 26 2012
by Scott Johnson

No Better Time, Ever, To Be An Entrepreneur

I am often asked “what is new and exciting” by pretty much anyone that knows what I do for a living. And it is a great question that I relish answering – usually. Of late, however, I have been responding in a way that needs polish. I will say “smartphones” or “Health IT” or “the […]

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December 8 2011
by Todd Hixon

The Battle For The Clouds

The recent launch of iCloud introduced a new phase of cloud computing: the battle for dominance of the consumer cloud. Consumers have used cloud-based services for years: Facebook, Yahoo Mail and Flickr, Hotmail and Windows Live Mesh, Apple’s MobileMe, and a series of loosely connected (often great) offerings from Google (GMail, Google Docs, PicasaWeb, etc.). […]

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January 3 2011
by Scott Johnson

Thank You – Cloud!

These Microsoft cloud commercials are everywhere – showing people using the cloud to improve their lives.  And I could be the source of one.  This weekend I was reading email at home and suddenly my laptop froze.  I tried to reboot in safe mode.  Not happening.  Looks like a disk failure.  Virus induced?  No way […]

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