Monthly Archives: July 2012

Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Sometimes there just is not enough time in a week to get to all of the stuff that one should read.  And this week, July 22 to 28, was one of those weeks.  So this is going to be brief. 

Why do birds suddenly appear – Ars Technica

Birds of a feather – Tech Crunch

What the Flock – GigaOM

Loon – TMZ

What’s on my smartphone? – ReadWriteWeb

Can I borrow your iPhone for a minute? – CNet 

Lower Edumacation – Business Wire

Upper Edumacation – Pew Research

Big Cat Unleashed– Wired

In the chips – ZD Net

A million here, a million there and pretty soon…. – Boy Genius

Multi-Level Phone company  – All Things Digital

Barriers to adoption – Mashable

Get ’em while they’re young – Tech Crunch

Dermatoglyphics – Byte

Cacography – PC World

Enough for the nonce.  Have a good week.

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


An Evening with LA Mobile Entrepreneurs and a VC

What – the next LAVA Mobile Event
When – August 16, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Where – tiato, 2700 Colorado, Santa Monica, 90404

The Panelists: 

  • Dave Mathews – Founder of NeuAer
  • Matthias Galica – Founder/CEO ShareSquare and Curator StartupDigest LA
  • Nick Smoot – Founder and CMO of Here on Biz
  • David Travers – Partner, Rustic Canyon

Moderator:  Lori Kozlowski, Writer/Digital Editor, Forbes Magazine, Launch

Los Angeles Mobile Entrepreneurs – an evening of LA-based mobile startup
founders and executives and an experienced VC talking about what’s hot in the community right now – critical questions the panel will address include:
– How do you start one?
– What are the challenges?
– How do you pay for / get the tech?
– Is the app space too crowded to be starting?
– What are VCs looking for in a strong mobile startup?
– What’s the future of mobile startups?
– What are the hardware challenges — ie. scaling for each device?

LAVA Mobile is a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile events and SIG are generously supported by Gumiyo and Ernst & Young.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

So the week that was – July 15 – 21 – delivered a wide variety of opinions, insights and observations about things mobile – devices, companies, trends and events.  Here are some of the posts and online ruminations that caught our attention.

Change You Can Believe In – eWeek

A Bird in the Hand – Information Week

Revenue from an Unlikely Source – Slate

Offer Good Products at Good Prices – GigaOM

Upstarts and Has Beens – ReadWriteWeb

Has Beens and Upstarts – Columbia Journalism Review

Caveat Emptor – Hot for Security

Music Box – Slash Gear

Signal Flare – The Brainyard

One phone at a time – Mobile Magazine

One data point is not a trend – Digital Trends

Advoidance– Pew Internet

Kids these Days – Boy Genius

Getting back in Touch – PC World

Getting in Touch – CNET

Pwn bait – Social Barrel

Device Envy  – Byte

No Forking Way! – the Verge

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


LAVA Mobile Event – August 16, tiato, 6:30 PM

The Annual Meeting event came off pretty well – don’t you think?  So next in the series of LAVA Mobile events will be a special evening with some local mobile entrepreneurs and moderator Lori Kozlowski – Forbes Contributor.  This is your heads-up to mark your calendars. 

Check back here frequently for updates and bios of the invited speakers.  As a hint – there will be a founder of an instant business networking app and a founder tuned into the siren song of Silicon Beach.  Of course we will have those fabulous snacks, a no host bar and the usual assortment of mobile business executives, technologists, founders and entrepreneurs as it is a great networking opportunity.  And maybe a surprise or two more!

All LAVA Mobile events require pre-registration.  SIG events are free for LAVA members, guests are only $35.  Parking at tiato is free after 5:00 PM with validation – enter on Colorado.

LAVA Mobile is the Strategic Interest Group focused on mobile technology, business and trends for the Los Angeles Venture Association’s members, guests and community.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

So the first thing you should have seen last week was a great LAVA event on Tuesday at the Skirball Center that featured a line-up of thought leaders sharing their unique perspectives.  It was quite a show – emcee Richard Koffler of Koffler Ventures; and presenters: Shuki Lehavi of Gumiyo, Jeff Liu of E&Y and Joe Jasin of Polaroid.  Thanks to those gentlemen for their contribution to our understanding of the Mobile Ecosystem of Southern California and Beyond. 

And here is the rest of things you should have seen: July 8 – 14.

Zynga’s CEO Looks into Cloudy Crystal Ball– ZDNet

Foneros not Fonzie – GigaOM

HTML5 dentro – Movile

Sincerest Form of Flattery – PC Magazine

Just because you can doesn’t mean…. – ZDNet

Clueless – Ars Technica

Punctuated Equilibrium – Modojo

RIM Shot, Again – eWeek

All Your Forum Are Belong to Us – Phandroid

One Step Ahead of the Parents – CNet

Lie down with carriers, wake up fragged – PC Magazine

Write Once, Run for the Kool Aid – Information Week

What could possibly go wrong – Digital Trends

No Gramps, It’s a Phone, Not a Dance – All Things Digital

Beats Me – Boy Genius

Send me a Postcard – Tech Crunch

More Ads – FierceMobileContent

I’d Rather Have a Supersized Soda – GigaOM

Light’em Up – Electric Light & Power

Cult Is Not Happy – Byte

Perpetua Motion – Mashable

On His Way to a Gathering of Narcissists Perhaps – CNET

That should be enough from last week to get you started on this week.  Have a good one.

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week

Finally here:  LAVA Annual Meeting and Mobile Ecosystem of Southern California and Beyond.  Don’t miss it!

Busy week that left just a little time to keep current with the fascinating world of ubiquitous computing – and a holiday week to boot.  So let’s get to it – things worth knowing about from last week – July 1 – 7.

Jelly Bean: Sweet! – eWeek

Amazon Looks to Repeat Kindle Success with a Smartphone – ReadWriteWeb

Google Analytics comes to Android phones – PC Magazine

Users to blame for bad implementation –  ReadWriteWeb

Well maybe it is my fault – All Things Digital

This is my fault – GigaOM

Right Info to Right Device in Right Way – Information Week

Digital Medicine – Health Tech Zone

Independence Day – Beta News

SEO Clues for SMBs – the Brainyard

bric-à-brac – ZDNet

IP quakes – NDTV Gadgets

Making Change – BetaNews

Just a second, there’s something wrong with this thing – IT Knowledge Exchange

How Bad is Good Enough – Boy Genius

Keeping Score – comScore

Getting Traction – TechCrunch

Too Late Now – ZD Net

Good to talk to me – Mashable

The Stuff You Should Have Seen – last week is a compilation of articles, opinions, stories of interest to the mobile community presented by LAVA Mobile – a Strategic Interest Group of the Los Angeles Venture Association.  LAVA Mobile is generously sponsored by E&Y and Gumiyo.


Last Chance to Apply to Exhibit at the LAVA Annual Meeting

Monday, July 9th is the last day to register to exhibit your mobile app at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Los Angeles Venture Association.

LAVA members with mobile devices, products or services to demo can contact len @ lava dot org or jd.lavamobile @ gmail dot com.  There is no charge to LAVA members to exhibit.

GoTrexx, Skin Metro, Carvoyant, Gumiyo and Ernst & Young have reserved their exhibit space.  The window on this opportunity is closing fast.

Register today, exhibit tomorrow!