Saturday, March 28, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Economy Story Links
Thursday, March 26, 2009
TechCrunch50 2009 Announced
TechCrunch50 2009 has been announced.
It’s that time of the year again. We are pleased to announce the opening of business for the third annual TechCrunch50 event, to be held once again on September 14-15, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Last year we hosted 250 start-ups pitching to nearly 2,000 attendees, including 200 VCs, corporate buyers and angels and more than 150 members of the press. All the details are at TechCrunch50.com.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Thinking about buying
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Dell Mini 9 Hackintosh
Monday, March 16, 2009
Apple Dev Links
Pinch Media - Analytics and Advertisements for your iPhone App
Jeff Lamarche on UIimage from TGA.
Forum Help on OpenGL sprites.
Forum Question on Multiple Texturing mistakes.
Apple Sample Code - Must be an apple developer to login and see page.
Subversion and Xcode -- Subversion Notes
Objective C Memory Management Model explained
Intro to Memory Management for Cocoa
Cocoa iPhone example
Animating the UI
Particles on iPhone Video of particles on iPhone
iPhone Particles Code
Apple Developer Site
Sound on the iPhone
Formatting Cocoa Text Edit Field example
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Researcher to Entrepreneur
Interesting article about a British Academic bringing Silicon Valley entrepreneur culture to British academic research. This article about Mark Ferguson, from 2001 details his career leading to the formation of the Manchester Incubator and Renovo, a company he co-founded.
So rather than just approaching a company with an idea, it was necessary to have a fully developed proposal. "Then you need to find people in the company who will support you, you need to be clear how you can develop your research into something that they can make and make money from, so there not only has to be some underpinning science but also a product development pathway. You definitely have to be astute about intellectual property, and either have filed patent applications or know how to do that, because that’s the whole basis of the industry."
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After several years, Ferguson found he had built up good relationships with some pharmaceutical companies and was securing substantial funding for research. But, there was a problem. "They didn’t actually take the things forward from R&D into development."
Even though Ferguson’s group had made some genuinely useful discoveries, the technology was not being taken to market. He was falling into what the DTI has long identified as the "development gap". Getting out of it would require going a step further.
Monday, March 09, 2009
Links for Further review
A list of links I might want to read when I have time:
Go Big Network
University R&D Revenue - Forbes Article - Related Post
Local coverage of Wake Forest Ranking
Biz Journel Article
North Carolina Electronics and Information Technology Association
AN/Duke AND ISD/1/1/2008->12/31/2008 returns 42
Angle Technologies -VC Group specilizing in taking univeristy R&D
Business Link NC
Researcher to Entrepreneur
Serial Entrepreneurs and Venture Performance
Smart Business Article: Alfred Mann
Smart Grid research in RTP
Charlie Rose interviews Buffet & Gates.
Department of Labor Layoff Site
List of Science Twitters
Story from NPR about ENERGIZE Clinton County
Global Sources - OEM Directory
Using rsync to mirror sites
http://speedtest.net/ names says it all
Encrypting everything - A Discussion on Slashdot
CURL at godaddy hosting
RTP based Start Ups:
BIOLEX Therapeutics founded by Anne-Marie Stomp
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Cool Video Podcasts
A list of Video podcasts I enjoy.
- Hidden Universe HD: NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope - Stunning pictures from the space telescope. Great for showing off an HDTV.
- TEDTalks - Uplifting, amazing, optimistic look at the world. Who doesn't need that view point these days?
- Hubblecast - Images from the Hubble and Spitzer Telescopes, with Dr. J.
- Irving Renquist, Ghost Hunter - For those that love B Ghost Movies. Irving Renquist is a B ghost hunting fictional drama. It gets much better and more interesting after the first 2 episodes.
- DiveFilmHD Podcast Video - HD scuba dive videos. Some of these are seriously cool. Some of them are whale poetry (for better or for worse).
Sunday, March 01, 2009
NBR: As you know it's the 30th anniversary of Nightly Business Report. As you look back on the past three decades, what would you say is the most important lesson that you've learned about investing?
Warren Buffet: Well I've learned my lessons before that. I read a book what is it, almost 60 years ago roughly, called The Intelligent Investor and I really learned all I needed to know about investing from that book, in particular chapters 8 and 20 so I haven't changed anything since.