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Hi, I’m Brad Feld, a managing director at the Foundry Group who lives in Boulder, Colorado. I invest in software and Internet companies around the US, run marathons and read a lot.

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What, Why, Virtualization, Widgets, and Semantic Search

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Lots of good stuff from my friends this weekend.  I’ve been periodically doing this daily reading thing – hopefully you like it.  Feel free to flame me in the comments if you don’t; give me positive feedback if you do.

- What, Why, Can and How – Deciding on the Next Business Idea: Paul Berberian’s last business – Zuzingo – didn’t work.  He blogged eloquently about what didn’t work in his post Tango Blue.   Now he’s written a great post talking about how he’s thinking about the next thing.

- The Importance of Virtualization: Mike Merideth – the director of IT at Lijit – gets down and dirty and talks about why / how they use virtualization.

- Widget Analytics: Widget stats are seriously wrong – often overstating what is going on and what the real impact of things are.  NewsGator has been systematically increasing the quality of their widget stats and are trying to help widget publishers understand what is really going on.

- Gnip’s Head is in the Clouds: My friends at Gnip have decided to go all out and use AWS/EC2. Jud talks about some of the issues and what he wants to see out of AWS.

- Semantic Search; The Myth and Reality: Alex Iskold of AdaptiveBlue applies his very big brain to the program of Semantic Search and describes both the myth and the reality.  The punch line – it’s all about the UI.

  • http://www.zachlandes.com zachlandes

    Berberian's post is an inspiration – how many people sit around waiting for the perfect business idea to strike them! But Berberian knows he wants to start a business, and he is systematically working to determine an idea for one to build.

  • Amit Ghosh

    Brad – your daily reading concept is great, but it would be good to see some non-tech posts as well (i know that you read variety of stuff, and it would be good to get a sampling of that from time to time). Anything that influences you should be helpful to many of us out in the blogosphere. Thanks again for posting.

    • http://www.feld.com Brad Feld

      Good suggestion – I’ll include some non-tech stuff.

  • Matt McAdams

    I like the daily reading posts, keep 'em coming please.

  • http://cultalicious.wordpress.com Chris Patton

    +1 for keep them coming – I find the linked posts great

  • Josh Larson

    Brad, Thanks for pointing out what we're doing at NewsGator to help blog publishers better understand what's going on with their widgets through our widget analytics.

  • Keith Lucas

    Brad your daily reading list is a welcome addition. I would agree that some non-techie posts would be great!

  • zachlandes

    Berberian's post is an inspiration – how many people sit around waiting for the perfect business idea to strike them! But Berberian knows he wants to start a business, and he is systematically working to determine an idea for one to build.

  • Matt McAdams

    I like the daily reading posts, keep 'em coming please.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/bfeld bfeld

    Good suggestion – I’ll include some non-tech stuff.

  • Chris Patton

    +1 for keep them coming – I find the linked posts great

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/josh_larson8599 josh_larson8599

    Brad, Thanks for pointing out what we're doing at NewsGator to help blog publishers better understand what's going on with their widgets through our widget analytics.

  • Keith Lucas

    Brad your daily reading list is a welcome addition. I would agree that some non-techie posts would be great!

  • Amit Ghosh

    Brad – your daily reading concept is great, but it would be good to see some non-tech posts as well (i know that you read variety of stuff, and it would be good to get a sampling of that from time to time). Anything that influences you should be helpful to many of us out in the blogosphere. Thanks again for posting.

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