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Jason King Jumping!

This is a 15 second short, which is all that a new app by Viddy lets you do…check it out!


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Posted: December 11th, 2011
at 11:43pm by mnp

Categories: art,web

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SF MusicTech Summit 2012 Warm Up

Monday, February 13th, 2012 in San Francisco is the 10th SF MusicTech Summit which brings together the music/technology space. An entrepreneurial conference, where a meeting of the minds between culture and commerce will take place. What will be a proactive and conducive to dealmaking like conference, it will definitely be interesting.

Keep up to date with all the happenings by following @sfmusictech !

The current speakers are:

Jack Conte - Pomplamoose, Multi-instrumentalist, Songwriter, and Filmmaker, Nataly Dawn- Pomplamoose, Composer and Lead Vocalist, Ben Parr - Enterpreneur, Journalist / Mashable, (former) Editor-At-Large, Jeff Price - TuneCore - Founder/CEO, Kristin Thomson - Future of Music Coalition - Education Director and Brian Zisk - SF MusicTech Summit, Executive Producer.

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Posted: November 28th, 2011
at 7:53pm by mnp

Categories: music,web,business,events,entrepreneurship

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Art Market Startups

From to Paddle8 there are great art market start-ups that are some to watch.

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Posted: November 15th, 2011
at 7:22pm by mnp

Categories: art,web,business,contemporary,entrepreneurship

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GigaOM RoadMap 2011

At the inaugural GigaOM RoadMap for 2011 conference it was a pleasure to hear influencers in the connected tech arena discuss the new standards that importantly are happening today and will be reaching mass audiences in the next 5-10 years. The value chain of creators and moderators is moving farther and farther away from mega companies (who are squandering to protect licensing rights) to small teams of personalized directional players in places like India. With advances in personalized human health care and easier to use industrial design, there is an increasing thirst for understanding how to humanize a super enthralled society from the waves of recommendations and gifting.

Jack Dorsey of Twitter fame, mentioned a Hakim Bey notion of temporary autonomous zones and how we are moving back to this facilitation. With a big problem being the creative itself, some see the cluttered world as place where a CBS can come out on top out of the muffle of the rising artisan movement. Om Malik noted that if you are in the media business, you might as well have something to sell… It seems as though we are moving from an ownership society to an access society, from a binary world, to somewhere in between. The uncanny valley was a topic of discussion as was the large amount of leverage that intellectual capital can have even for a small company without traditional merit.

Is the professional world going to trump the world of knitting? Is annotation of Second Life like book experiences going to shape future meta-data? The cloud is the mover here folks, and there is much to look forward to as we are still in early days…but will the canary begin to show some life?

Some ideas from the conference with, Om Malik, Mark Rolston, Richard Nash, Hosain Rahman, Matt Mullenweg, Frank Moss, Jack Dorsey- featured by

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Yahoo’s Patents

How much are their 1,100 granted patents going to sell Yahoo! with a social networking and data interest?

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Posted: November 8th, 2011
at 2:08pm by mnp

Categories: web,business,trademark & copyright

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The Myth of Web 3.0

It seems like talk of web 3.0 has been going on for millennia…

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Posted: November 4th, 2011
at 12:08pm by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,computers,web,not ninja-worthy,design,development,internets,innovation,kilobytes

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Olympic Startups

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Yet 90% of people I meet in the startup community do just that, by building the 900th consumer internet/photosharing/social/mobile application. Out of the thousands of people in that race, you can bet at least 10% are Olympic-level software developers and product managers. People that deploy code to production 30 times a day. That’s what it takes to win in consumer internet.

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Posted: October 9th, 2011
at 11:40am by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,web,entrepreneurship

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FailCon 2011 Warm Up

If you wondered how people win, they failed to get there. FailCon is bringing together 20 speakers and a series of workshops to study the failure process. Happening October 24th, 9:00a - 6:00p at Hotel Kabuki, SF, it is bringing to light the often tabooed use of the term failure.

As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably encounter failure; it is overcoming it that is the biggest challenge. At FailCon, we help you do just that. Join founders and partners from MySpace, Uber, Cuil, Airbnb, Khosla Ventures, MindJolt, KISSmetrics, PBworks, Second Life, Mohr Davidow Ventures, and more as share advice on how to reach success.

Past ninja speaker from 2010 and teacher legend, Steve Blank, offers some insight about start-up customer development and the role of the pivot (from 30 years of experience mind you):

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So why attend a conference about failing as opposed to winning? Because it is refreshing to see the leaders of the tech world to talk about their bumpy path as opposed to a course that just happened exactly as it was supposed to (does that happen at all?).

MNP will definitely be checking out The Failure of Business Models and Negotiation - How To Not Fail At Getting Your Way. As you may or may not know, we embrace failure- if the resident ninja is seen with a broken computer in tote, you will know that they are failing to success and say what’s up! We hope to be able to learn from FailCon about………monetization- I know, outlandish right? Something that has eluded the ninjas in this part of the blogosphere…

Ed. note: Over the past five years, the look and feel of has been updated numerous times and for those that have stuck with us through our early days of coming off like a science project (no, really) and to where were at today, know that we have a long way to go! What better way then to continue on then to learn from the pitfalls en route to building something better the next time.

And when you’re ready to buy tickets to FailCon 2011, use the code, "my ninja" and receive 15% off!

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Posted: September 11th, 2011
at 6:09pm by mnp

Categories: web,business,development,events,entrepreneurship,fail,innovation

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Who is Ken Bautista?

"Everyone always talks about entrepreneurship like a marathon, that it is a long haul that you have to push through. I say it’s more like ‘parkour’ where you jump from one building top to another. You always need to shift and adapt; and if you do it enough, you begin to anticipate different situations. It’s never going to be a straight path to something and you need to know when something is not working. There is a difference between being stubborn, and knowing when its not working in order to approach it differently." (Source)

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Posted: August 7th, 2011
at 5:30pm by mnp

Categories: web,business,et cetera,who is?,entrepreneurship

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