CES 2013 Preview: What Happens in Vegas, STAYS in Vegas

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This week marks the annual orgy of PR excess known as the Consumer Electronics Show. More than 150,000 (mostly male) visitors, many sporting T-shirts with mysterious acronyms like “4K in HD3D”, will alternate between 2 million square feet of exhibition space and the craps tables. Unfortunately for the 3,200 exhibitors, their marketing dollars will be squandered. Although I will predict a few likely trends, when it comes to CES, what happens in Vegas really does STAY in Vegas. Continue Reading

Eyeview Raises $1 Million Round from Innovation Endeavors

In 2008, we covered the story of EyeView on VC Cafe. Three friends won the Harvard Business School business plan competition, carried on with the venture to raise money from respectable VCs in Israel and land clients like Yahoo and eBay. But since then, very little was heard about the company until now. Beet.tv reported that Innovation Endeavors, the VC fund led by Google’s chairman Eric Schmidt, has invested an additional $1 million in Eyeview, bringing the total investment in the company to $6 million to date from Gemini and Lightspeed ventures. Continue Reading

Weekend Reads: from Innovation to Recession

How Yahoo’s Latest Acquisition Stole & Broke My Heart  http://goo.gl/UXBv [the flip side of Dapper’s acquisition by RWW] Venture Funding Shrinks Leaving Scores of ‘Walking Dead’ Firms http://goo.gl/3yRL [founding firms are down, but IPOs might be coming back] Is the Valley Falling… Continue Reading