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AWS Ten Year Birthday – Risky Bet to Winning FormulaFurrier.orgbezosbet

Mon, 14 Mar 2016 22:55:59 +0000

When launched its first Web service 10 years ago today, offering storage in the cloud, people thought it was yet another crazy, profit-nuking idea from Chief Executive Jeff Bezos. Why on Earth, investors and analysts griped, was a company still struggling with a marginally profitable retail business embarking on what looked like an entirely […](image)

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Hadoop Ecosystem is

Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:30:18 +0000 is live with @theCUBE at #hadoopsummit Ping me on Twitter @Furrier As big data is burning up the mainstream enterprise market, many are questioning the stability of the open source community. Wikibon analyst Dave Vellante (@dvellante) predicts that the Hadoop ecosystem will undergo significant overhauling as it evolves to “enterprise grade” – meaning it […](image)

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John Furrier on Venture Capital: Freestyle Capital Closes Early Stage $27 million dollar venture fundFurrier.orgjoshanddave

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:28:59 +0000

Freestyle Capital Exploding on The Scene Closes $27m Fund, More Exits Coming Two respected tech entrepreneurs Josh Felser and Dave Samuel officially announced their early-stage VC firm Freestyle Capital. Although Dan Primack of Fortune Term Sheet blog reported that Freestyle’s fund been public for sometime, it appears the Freestyle team wanted to announce exclusively at […](image)

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John Furrier on Venture Capital: Menlo Ventures $20 million dollar fundFurrier.orgpershevar

Tue, 13 Sep 2011 20:24:58 +0000

Menlo Ventures Launches $20 Million Early Stage/Talent Fund Shervin Pershevar announced on stage at the AOL TechCrunch Disrupt 2011 conference that he and Menlo Ventures has started a $20 million fund. The fund will be called the Menlo Talent Fund. Shervin and his team at Menlo Ventures will invest $200,000 in early stage startups. According […](image)

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Google Q4

Fri, 22 Jan 2010 03:06:30 +0000

Post on Google Earning Q4 from SiliconAngle Here is the post. Google reported revenues of $6.67 billion for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, up 17% vs the fourth quarter of 2008. Earnings for the quarter came in at $1.97 billion, up from $348 million for the same quarter of 2008. Earnings per share were […](image)

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Cloud Collision – Why Google CEO Quits Apple Board – SiliconANGLE

Mon, 03 Aug 2009 17:11:33 +0000

What happens when a warm front and cold front collide? Usually, extremely violent weather, which could include, torrential rain, lightning and thunder, hail, and tornadoes. Steve Jobs is back at the helm. In addition to getting down and dirty on the product stuff we are now seeing him take care of some looming issues around […](image)

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Commenting Here on

Sun, 12 Jul 2009 16:42:59 +0000

I have taken some time off from blogging here to work on the SiliconANGLE project.  siliconANGLE has been a big success in only three months.  Next week I’ll be announcing new news on SiliconANGLE. I will use this blog to post my personal observations and random notes about my family, friends, and work.  SiliconANGLE will […](image)

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Update: 3 Editors and 24 Contributors on – Open Source Approach to Profit

Fri, 10 Apr 2009 00:54:22 +0000

I’m really happy with the recent activity around what was launched as a side project of mine –  As of today we have 3 editors: me, Mark Rizzn Hopkins, and Rex Dixon.  Even more exciting is that we have 24 contributors signed up to blog with us. With the growth of siliconANGLE going strong, […](image)

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Google Grandcentral

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:44:41 +0000

Google launching GrandCentral tomorrow.  SiliconAngle is my new group blog one edited by myself  and community of contributors. Apparently this story might be under embargo or so I am hearing – well what can I say I am not under embargo.  I have never broken an embargo ever.  So if this was under embargo then […](image)

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siliconANGLE Demographics – Early Adopters and

Wed, 25 Feb 2009 14:14:23 +0000

The new open project called is a few days old and their is an interesting stat.  As expected mostly tech insiders are reading the blog early on – the firefox stats speaks to that.  I’m sure the mainstream sites are the opposite with IE at the top.  Interesting to see Chrome on there at […](image)

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Thanks Kara Swisher for Covering The ANGLE —

Mon, 23 Feb 2009 14:59:40 +0000

Thanks Kara for noticing the new blog yesterday and writing a post. We all at siliconANGLE look forward to diving deeper into the stories that you report. a new blog that is a collaboration between me and my friends.  A new model in blogging and developing stories and analysis.

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My New Blog – – The siliconANGLE

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 20:58:25 +0000

Introducing my new group blog  Here is a post that explains why I’m moving my blog to I’ve been thinking for sometime now about starting a new blog that is different than the current blogs out there today – one that adds something new, different, and interesting to the conversation. I’m launching […](image)

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Launching a New Group Blog

Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:39:33 +0000

I’m launching a new group blog tonight. Look for info here and on twitter..(image)

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Teaser: Future of Blogging Economics – Blogging is Changing and For The

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 21:05:31 +0000

This is a teaser post. I am waiting to talk about this further, but to tease out the future of blogging economics I wanted to point out a great post worth reading. Blogging and social media is changing and is very relevant. Advertisers just don’t know how to engage with it. Example quote from a […](image)

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Crowdsourcing Promo for Valentines Day From – Good But Why Would Anybody Want to See Britney Spears Anymore?

Wed, 04 Feb 2009 19:14:51 +0000

My friends Randy Adams and Nicole Adams over as are running a\”Share the Love\” contest where the first prize is an all expense paid trip for two to see Britney Spears in LA if you create the \”most romantic\” playlist from their music search. Although it escapes me why anyone would ever want to […](image)

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Will This Be Mike Arrington’s Last Post? – Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Video

Tue, 03 Feb 2009 01:35:51 +0000

Enjoy this interview Sheryl Sandberg the Facebook COO at Davos. Mike Arrington grabbed her for a 9 min interview. One thing that I would ask Sheryl is how they are handling the policy for kids. As Linda Furrier posted last week, she has an opinion on Facebook for Kids. Full transcript: Michael Arrington: I am […](image)

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My Favorite Super Bowl Ad

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 21:19:29 +0000

This is my fav from the Super Bowl 2009(image)

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Who Said Blogging Killed the Typewriter – My Cousin Tom Furrier – Typewriter Repair Featured in Boston

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 20:21:24 +0000

My cousin Tom Furrier is featured in the Boston Globe today with his business as a typewriter repairman.  Who said blogging killed the typewriter.  Maybe he should go into blog repair😉 Here is the link There is still a demand for typewriter repairs, from those, young and old, who love the sound and feel […](image)

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Forget InterWebs Think

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 19:44:07 +0000

I ran into this post by Cisco’s James Erquhart on titled – Is the Intercloud History Repeated? James writes:  definitely some of the same elements are appearing in the Cloud Computing ecosphere that once helped build the Internet. Specifically, I see three key initiatives that have an analog in the Internet’s past: 1.  The […](image)

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Internet Traffic Explosion by 2015 – Next Phase is Rich Media for Infrastructure 2.0Furrier.orgPrefixes – Kilo — 103 Mega — 106 Giga — 109 Tera — 1012 Peta — 1015 Exa — 1018 Zetta — 1021

Mon, 02 Feb 2009 18:59:26 +0000

The article today about Apple iPhone having video capabilities made me think about the scale of the net.  We have to see full scale global video by 2015.  However, first things first, we need an infrastructure revamp – Infrastructure 2.0. We need to handle the traffic explosion. Here is a great deep review of the […](image)

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