Biteseize Monday: 10 Links I Caught on Twitter (Feb 22)

Booring flowerHappy Monday everyone.  Below is a short list of links that caught my attention on the week ending on February 22 2009:

1. Hulu no longer plays on Boxee-  It turns out that CBS decided that it wants to keep total control of who watches its content. As a result, Hulu writes on its blog: “Our content providers requested that we turn off access to our content via the Boxee product, and we are respecting their wishes. While we stubbornly believe in this brave new world of media convergence — bumps and all — we are also steadfast in our belief that the best way to achieve our ambitious, never-ending mission of making media easier for users is to work hand in hand with content owners”. Boxee had no option but to agree. Here’s the post from Avner Ronen, founder and CEO of Boxee.

2.  AeroScout Israel raises $10 million from current investors: Pitango, Intel, Cisco, Greylock, Menlo Ventures, Star and Comverse. The company was started in 2000, developing RFID technology in wifi enabled networks. The meaning: corporations can pin-point the location of each laptop, PDA or other tagged objects(Calcalist)

3. What organizations get most out of Web 2.0, and why? Mckinsey quarterly has the answers. 

4. The 90-10 Rule for Successful Twitter Networking

5. Email, search marketing, and display ads are the top performing advertising channels and  Online Video Spend Tops $2.12B in 2008; 22.5% Growth in ‘09. via Carmelventures.

6. Paul Graham on the 13 rules for startups

7.  Israeli startup Secure Vision shuts down. The six year old company had  more than $4 million in funding from Doron Almog’s AGS, who owned 48%.

8. Friedman Misses the Point and Economic Reality of Silicon Valley – Sarah Lacy takes a shot at Friedman, who is several calibers over her.  The article is not very insightful, but there’s a good discussion in the comment section.

9. JobMob has a list of rights for laid off employees in Israel. I hope you won’t have to read it.

10. Great acquisitions are not (just) about financial returns. Danny Cohen gives the Israeli VC perspective on successful M&A strategy.

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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Ezewas a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.
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Eze is the Chief Innovation Officer at Antidote, a startup helping patients search and match to clinical trial, to accelerate medical breakthroughs. Previously, Eze was a General Partner at Google Ventures Europe. Before GV, Eze founded and led Campus London, Google's first physical hub for startups, and was the Head Google for Entrepreneurs in Europe. He's an experienced product manager and startup mentor. In 2012 Eze founded Techbikers, a non-for profit supporting children education in developing countries.