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Do iPhone developers care about the iPad? Here’s a data point…

I picked up an interesting factoid this week from AppStoreHQ – a Founder’s Co-op portfolio company that offers iPhone app search, discovery and social recommendations. In addition to their consumer-facing site, the company also owns and operates iPhoneDevSDK, the leading independent community site for iPhone developers. iPhoneDevSDK has over 20,000 registered members, but also picks continue…

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VC is dead. Long live VC.

I had the opportunity last week to speak at a Seattle Tech Startups meetup. The topic of the meeting was: “Where’s the Money in 2010?”, and I put together some slides describing how Founders’ Co-op is thinking about the early-stage landscape here in the Pacific Northwest. John Cook, a friend and local tech journalist, was continue…

Paid iPhone App Reviews – The Plot Thickens

Yesterday I shared an email exchange with someone claiming to be Jon Atherton, creator of Wobble iBoobs. Today I received the following comment on that post: see techcrunch – this is my response to their article. I’m afraid you have been duped by an impersonator Jack. 1. Did you call the number mentioned above? If continue…

Slides from Seattle Tech Startups Event Last Night

Guarav Oberoi and Chuck Groom put on another great event last night for their Seattle Tech Startups members. I was one of three speakers – DFJ’s Bill Bryant and CEOSherpa’s Michael Schutzler were the others – and had a bunch of great conversations both during the event and in the post-event party at Big Time continue…

A Quick Rant on Sleazy Sales Tactics in Old Media

I just wasted 15 minutes of my day talking to Craig (Greg?) Malloy, who represented himself as an Associate Producer at Going Green Television. His appointment setter had called one of our portfolio companies – Cooler Planet – asking for me, claiming he wanted to talk about doing a feature on the company’s work in continue…