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TechCrunch 7 – Web 2.0 Party of the Summer

Photo Credit: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid Unfortunately I had to miss what turned out to be an amazing party. I had to sneak-in one last camping getaway with the family before the end of summer. Laurence (Lo) Toney, VP Marketplace Operations,, attended TechCrunch 7 and was gracious enough to provide us with his wrap-up report. Lo Toney, Guest Blogger, PR2.0 It was labeled the Web 2.0 party of the summer – Michael Arrington’s TechCrunch party or TechCrunch 7 for…

Don’t Slash Your PR Budget, Game Winners Don’t Sit on the Marketing Sidelines

With an image like this, I guess it’s fair to summarize the following article in this way, “benchwarmers can not drive successful brands and businesses. And businesses who choose to sit on the sidelines can never win a game.” Venture capital is no longer a guaranteed funding source for startup companies, and from what I’m hearing in the VC community, it may no longer be desirable. New business models are forcing sales to become the lifeblood of business once again…

Stowe Boyd’s Advisory Capital is a Solid Investment

Last Friday, I had the opportunity to hang with Stowe Boyd to discuss Web2.0 and his ideas around Advisory Capital. After coffee at the nearby Starbucks, we cruised over to Notre Dame, where he presented these concepts to the SVASE organization. Advisory Capital, per the man himself, is basically the idea of investing intellectual property as a means to help companies expedite their idea from concept to BETA without the typical Angel or seed funding associated with development. According to…

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