DEMO’s coming – Last chance to apply

DEMO Spring 2012 is just under seven-weeks away (April 17-19 in Santa Clara, CA), and this is your last chance to get in on the action. If you’re working on the next big idea, and about ready to take your company to the next level, we want you on stage at DEMO. The deadline to apply is tomorrow, March 2. Fill out this form now, and we’ll be in touch shortly with more details.

You don’t need a Mayan calendar to predict this potential disaster

Here we are in 2012, and while some fatalists are predicting the end of civilization, I’m going to predict another kind of end. This year will see an end to the current avalanche of investing in what I call “app lifestyle” companies, which have little to no hope of ever producing a sustainable business or “venture” return, usually defined as a 10X return on investment.

Why Netflix CEO Reed Hastings is suddenly warming up to cable & satellite TV providers

Netflix Chief Executive Reed Hastings is typically associated as one of the leading faces for the “cord cutting” movement, which is made up of people who canceled their expensive cable or satellite television subscriptions in favor of relying on streaming video services and web content. But earlier this week, that same face spoke of a happy coexistence between the two.