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RSS is dead to me. The Shared Web killed it.

Like almost everyone I know, I’m a total content junkie. I read everything I can get my hands on, mostly tech and startup stuff, but with frequent side trips into economics, behavioral psych, education, endurance sports, music, organizational behavior, and… well… pretty much anything that catches my eye. When I first discovered RSS I was continue…

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The Database of Emotions

I had a great conversation with a friend today (Sree Nagarajan, founder + CEO at social media research platform Colligent) that gave me a new handle on the threat that Facebook poses to Google. We were talking about what Colligent does, which is to allow any brand to measure and track their relative affinity with continue…

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Does your startup practice Zen Archery?

A lifetime ago (actually in the mid-1990’s) I worked for an outdoor apparel company called Patagonia, running several of their product lines and leading their first foray into online retailing. The company was (and is) still owned and the original founder, Yvon Chouinard. Yvon is a brilliant entrepreneur who defies easy classification: a gifted capitalist continue…

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Announcing our investment in Zipline Games: an open-source, cross-platform development environment for mobile games

If you’ve been following our recent investment activity here at Founders Co-op, you know we love social games (e.g., Big Door, Massively Fun) and developer platforms (e.g., Urban Airship, PHP Fog). Today we’re excited to announce an investment that takes these themes to a whole new level: Zipline Games. The mobile games business is exploding: depending continue…