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First six judges for http://www.launchedu.co announced.... who else has a passion for education and kids? edu@launch.co suggestions Judges Robert Scoble Wesley ChanGoogle Ventures Ted MaidenbergThe Social Capital Partnership Christine Tsai500 Startups Betsy CorcoranEdSurge Aydin SenkutFelicis Ventures Continue reading
Posted May 25, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
On This Week in Startups, Steve Chen (http://twitter.com/a5steve) joined the show to discuss his angel investments and some of the challenges restauranteurs face today (Steve owns 5A5 Steak Lounge). Steve also gave us a sneak-peak at his new venture, ScreenDate (http://screendate.com). Catch the whole episode here: http://goo.gl/Ksyis Or, you can jump right to some of the highlights: • 14 minutes in: Steve explains how he knew he wanted to invest in Space Monkey. Watch: http://goo.gl/rqtER • 24 minutes in: What was it about Alltuition that Steve fell in love with? Watch: http://goo.gl/Q9hWS • 30 minutes in: Great features vs. great... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Today, on This Week in Startups, Jason was joined by Everlane (http://everlane.com) co-founder Michael Preysman (http://twitter.com/mpreysman) to unpack the luxury e-tailer's success thus far. Everlane is an online-only clothing and accessories shop that cuts out the middleman in order to offer high-quality tees, sweatshirts and more for as much as 90% off traditional retail pricing. If your interest is piqued, be sure to tune in at 1pm PT here: http://thisweekin.com/live We'll also be in the chats on our live channels on Justin.tv (http://justin.tv/thisweekin) and Ustream (http://ustream.tv/thisweekin), and we'd love to hear your feedback and discussion. Today's episode is made possible... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Anyone out there interesting changing the world, or at least trying to put a dent in it? :-) best @jason Education Startup Seeks Managing/Executive Editor Hey, I'm the founder and CEO of a startup named Mahalo. My name is Jason Calacanis. I've built some solid brand in the past, like Engadget, Silicon Alley Reporter, TechCrunch50, LAUNCH, Cinematical, Open Angel Forum and TVSquad. You might have heard of one or two of them. Or not. They're kind of niche products. Anyway, we're a venture-backed startup with really cool offices in Culver City. Our mission is to help people "learn anything," and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/learn-guitar/id515889856?mt=11 So proud of my team! Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
The phoenix will rise, and it will be on the wings of the highest-quality content in the world. Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
http://media.mahalo.com/static/promo/ Learn Rhythm Guitar http://bit.ly/MasterRhythmB SoulCalibur V Guide http://bit.ly/SoulCailbur5B How to Draw http://bit.ly/HowToDrawAppB Learn Final Cut Pro X http://bit.ly/LearnFCBXB Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Today, on This Week in Startups, Jason sat down with long-time friend, fellow angel investor and SurveyMonkey (http://surveymonkey.com) CEO Dave Goldberg (http://twitter.com/davegoldberg). Dave began working in digital music before that concept even existed and had some words of wisdom to share about launching in an uncharted space, being too early to market and persevering when nobody understands your idea. Oh, and did we mention that he’s also married to a pretty awesome woman in tech? Watch the full interview here: Or, you can jump straight to some highlights: • 33 minutes in: Dave's path to SurveyMonkey. Watch: http://goo.gl/n3yy9 • 55... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Four of our best selling apps are free today! Learn Pilates: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-pilates/id473456615?mt=8 http://jc.is/xcbZah Learn Premiere Pro 5.5 http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-premiere-pro-5.5/id517138296?mt=8 http://jc.is/I0Qp0q Walkthrough for Cut the Rope http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walkthrough-for-cut-the-rope/id499991661?mt=8 http://jc.is/IjLE4T Master Guitar Solos http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/master-guitar-solos/id483635590?mt=8 http://jc.is/IaMDly Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Today, on This Week in Startups, news roundtable panelists David Travers (http://twitter.com/traversdavid), partner at the VC firm Rustic Canyon (http://rusticcanyon.com), and David Carter (http://twitter.com/_davidcarter), a co-founder of the accelerator Amplify LA (http://amplify.la), will join the program to offer their insight and analysis on some of the most buzzed about topics in tech news this week, including: 1. Facebook Buys Instagram for $1B 2. Apple Hits a $600B Market Cap 3. … And then Gets Slapped with an Anti-Trust Lawsuit 4. Google+ Debuts Revamped Navigation 5. Ex-Gowalla Employees Join Instagram Instead of Facebook, Get Acquired by Facebook 6. Yammer Makes its... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Learn Pilates App iPhone & iPad free today! please help us get to the top 10!http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id473456615?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4 Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
You can support This Week in Startups by clicking on this banner at www.thisweekin.com before you buy anything at Amazon.com! or click here: http://www.amazon.com/?_encoding=UTF8&tag=homepg06-20&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=390957 Seriously, producing independent media aint cheap--and clicking up here before buying your next flatpanel or shirts will really add up! Thanks so much for considering it, @jason Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Mahalo's first iBook is #1 in the iBook store for *paid* Arts & Entertainment! Mahalo is producing world-class educational content at distruptive prices. We are Zynga for education. http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/learn-guitar/id515889856?mt=11 This is a message from the MailScanner E-Mail Virus Protection Service ---------------------------------------------------------------------- The original e-mail attachment "Mahalo_s first.jpg" is on the list of unacceptable attachments for this site and has been replaced by this warning message. Due to limitations placed on us by the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, we were unable to keep a copy of the original attachment. At Fri Apr 6 10:00:25 2012 the virus scanner said:... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
what a guest! 1:00-2:00 Hi everyone, we're excited to have Naval Ravikant, the co-founder of AngelList, with us on the program today. 2:00-3:00 How many people have raised money on AngelList? 3:00-4:45 When did the first A round get done on AngelList? 4:45-6:15 So you think moderate success is the hard part? 6:15-8:45 What's an actual, true overnight success? 8:45-11:45 What do you think when you hear a story of someone like OMGPOP? 11:45-12:15 Would AngelList have worked ten years ago? What were your prior attempts? 12:15-14:30 How do you respond to the critique that weak companies are getting funded... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
On Monday, March 6th Naval Ravikant (co-founder of AngelList) and I are hosting a dinner for the ~40 startups launching at the LAUNCH Festival and a couple of dozens investors. If you're an angel investor or VC and you want to come to this event you should email me. jason@calacanis.com Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
How we filled our iOS App to free and hit the top 10 in 24 hours (chart) http://jc.is/yVMokI Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
These are all awesome $5-10 apps that are free this week... go get em and let me know what you think of them! Celebrity Hairstyles http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/celebrity-hairstyles/id493660777?mt=8 Walkthrough for Cut the Rope http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/walkthrough-for-cut-the-rope/id499991661?mt=8 Learn Piano http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-piano-hd/id480053047?mt=8 Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Did Arianna really follow my boards? Did she actually click follow, or is pinterest lying spam and she just uploaded her friends list and lied to me? Why doesn't pinterest have 1-click unsubscribe? Oh yeah, they're spammers. Isn't it illegal to do bogus marketing like this without unsubscribe and your aaddress and phone number at the bottom? From: Pinterest <pinbot@pinterest.com> Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 17:04:15 -0000 To: <jason@calacanis.com> ReplyTo: hi@pinterest.com Subject: Arianna Huffington is following you on Pinterest Hi Jason, Arianna Huffington started following all of your pinboards. Follow Arianna back. Happy Pinning! - Ben and the Pinterest Team... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
awesome episode... On This Week in Startups, Jason was joined by i/o ventures (http://ventures.io) partner Paul Bragiel (http://twitter.com/bragiel). Paul--accompanied by his formidable beard--gave us a lot of insight into the selection process for the i/o program, the companies he's proud to have mentored and the state of startups in the Valley (hint: Paul says no bubble!). If you missed the live show, never fear: http://goo.gl/0IHZg Or, you can jump straight to some of the best moments: • 17 minutes in: Are good companies still applying to accelerators? Watch: http://goo.gl/bDR6Y • 21 minutes in: i/o's approach to the incubator model. Watch:... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog
Thanks for making Learn Pilates #6 in the iPad store.... http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-pilates/id473456615?mt=8 Learn GarageBand is also free today (normally $4.99): http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-garageband-in-30-days/id471488620?mt=8 Learn Guitar is free today too! http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/learn-guitar/id457093781?mt=8 Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2012 at JasonCalacanis's blog