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Churchill Club podcast: The good, bad and unknown on Web consumer data collection

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A panel of experts examined data collection on Web sites and how it is being used....
Churchill Club podcast: The good, bad and unknown on Web consumer data collection

Larry Page And Sergey Brin Thought Google Would Be Worth $500 Million (GOOG)

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When Amit Singhal, an executive now in charge of Google's search business, first met Larry Page and Sergy Brin, he "thought they were smoking something," he told attendees at the prestigous Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley on Thursday. The young Google cofounders told him, "We have the entire Internet...
Larry Page And Sergey Brin Thought Google Would Be Worth $500 Million (GOOG)

Steve Ballmer's Motto: Tech Companies Are Like Sharks

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is fully aware that Microsoft must transform itself. His motto comes from a Woody Allen movie, he told interviewer Reid Hoffman, the LinkedIn cofounder, at an event held by the Churchill Club in Silicon Valley Wednesday night. "A relationship, I think, is like a shark. You...
Steve Ballmer's Motto: Tech Companies Are Like Sharks

Why Venture Capital Isn’t Always the Answer for Start-Ups

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Cloud computing, mobile devices, social networks and other hot Internet technologies are producing waves of new start-ups, but for many of these young companies, venture capital is the wrong answer, at least in the beginning. Reuters So said a panel of investors and entrepreneurs who spoke last week at Microsoft...
Why Venture Capital Isn’t Always the Answer for Start-Ups

Churchill Club podcast: The elephant in the enterprise: What role will Hadoop play?

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In this installment of the Churchill Club podcast series, a panel examines how Hadoop fits in with the changing enterprise IT environment....
Churchill Club podcast: The elephant in the enterprise: What role will Hadoop play?

SAP's Bill McDermott Just Announced A Huge New Company Goal (SAP)

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SAP has been on a tear of late, re-energized by the popularity of its hot in-memory database, Hana, and its aggressive plan to (finally) become a major player in cloud computing. Now CEO Bill McDermott just revealed a huge new goal for the company: It wants to have 1 billion...
SAP's Bill McDermott Just Announced A Huge New Company Goal (SAP)

Oracle CEO sees long slog for U.S. economy

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Billionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison doesn't expect the U.S. economy to significantly improve until halfway through the next decade - a gloomy scenario he dubbed an L-shaped recovery. "The American consumer is so deeply in debt, this is not going to come back, certainly for five years," he told a packed...
Oracle CEO sees long slog for U.S. economy
Steve Ballmer makes case for total Windows domination

Here's Why Investor Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk's Space Dreams

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In 2008, Elon Musk was dead set on colonizing Mars, and building electric sports cars and just about broke. Steve Jurvetson was the venture capitalist who saved him. On Thursday night Jurvetson, a board member of both SpaceX and Tesla, talked about why he invested in Musk's companies when the...
Here's Why Investor Steve Jurvetson Saved Elon Musk's Space Dreams
Can you ever really delete yourself from the Internet?

SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)

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SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott has an amazing "first job" story. He bought a business at age 16, a Long Island delicatessen--and he borrowed $5,500 to do it, he told an audience at a Churchill Club event in Silicon Valley last week, reports Eric Savitz at Forbes. After buying the deli, he...
SAP Co-CEO Bill McDermott Bought His First Business At Age 16 (SAP)
Not a shocker: All VCs are different. Pitch accordingly

Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

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Steven Sinofsky in Anaheim in September. (Microsoft photo) Just in case you were worried: It looks like Steven Sinofsky will still get his employee discount on Microsoft products for the holidays.  A Microsoft filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission gives the official word on the Windows president’s departure, saying...
Filing: Microsoft's Sinofsky technically an employee through end of the year

Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

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Asked what business customers like about Microsoft's new Windows 8 operating system, CEO Steve Ballmer had a simple answer: "Touch! Touch! Touch!" Even with Windows 8's touchscreen-friendly user interface, though, he conceded that business customers are "going to be slow adopters," he said in an interview with LinkedIn cofounder Reid Hoffman...
Steve Ballmer's Pitch For Windows 8: 'Touch! Touch! Touch!' (MSFT)

Steve Ballmer Talks About What Sinofsky's Departure Means For Microsoft (MSFT)

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer had barely sat down for an interview with LinkedIn cofounder and venture capitalist Reid Hoffman when he got the question on everyone's mind: Why is Windows chief Steven Sinofsky gone from Microsoft? Ballmer was the guest star of the Churchill Club, a prestigious series of events...
Steve Ballmer Talks About What Sinofsky's Departure Means For Microsoft (MSFT)
Founders originally told Google Fellow Singhal that company would be worth $500M

What Reid Hoffman should ask Steve Ballmer

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LinkedIn chief Reid Hoffman is going to be interviewing the CEO of Microsoft. Here are a few questions he should pose. FORTUNE -- The Churchill Club and Microsoft made an interesting decision in choosing Reid Hoffman to interview Steve Ballmer tonight. Let me explain. Churchill is Silicon Valley's answer to...
What Reid Hoffman should ask Steve Ballmer

Facebook experiments with small-scale software-defined networking

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Martin Casado, co-founder and chief technology officer of Nicira, which VMware bought last year for $1.26 billion, has gotten tired of people discussing and agreeing on the importance of virtualizing networks. He wants to get out there and start solving networking problems with network virtualization. He said as much on...
Facebook experiments with small-scale software-defined networking
BALLMER: Wow, Am I Glad We've Spent So Much On Bing (MSFT)

Steve Ballmer Praises Exiting Sinofsky, Says Microsoft "All-In" on Current Strategy

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CEO Steve Ballmer briefly addressed this week’s exit of Steven Sinofsky, praising the former Windows chief and indicating no major strategy shift is coming. “From a strategy perspective we are ‘all-in’ on what we’ve done,” Ballmer said during a speech at the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, Calif. Sinofsky, a...
Steve Ballmer Praises Exiting Sinofsky, Says Microsoft "All-In" on Current Strategy

There Was Nothing 'Magical' About Jobs And Woz (AAPL, MSFT)

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Valley legend Vinod Khosla knows most of the tech industry's founding fathers first hand. Either he worked with them, competed against them, or later, as a venture capitalist, funded them. He's also a straight speaker. On Thursday, he received an award from the Churchill Club, a prestigious Silicon Valley institution....
There Was Nothing 'Magical' About Jobs And Woz (AAPL, MSFT)

Steve Ballmer During Reid Hoffman Interview: People Are Having Their "Oh" Moment With Surface

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At the Churchill Club in Santa Clara, two tech titans sat down to have a conversation. LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman interviewed Microsoft’s CEO Steve Ballmer at an event with “tech influencers and innovators”, and a bunch of of us press folk. Ballmer is riding on the release of Windows 8,...
Steve Ballmer During Reid Hoffman Interview: People Are Having Their "Oh" Moment With Surface

Just did prep call for Power of Pull event with @jhagel and @jseelybrown at Churchill Club in 2 weeks. http://bit.ly/cezlo4

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Just did prep call for Power of Pull event with @jhagel and @jseelybrown at Churchill Club in 2 weeks. http://bit.ly/cezlo4

Can You Ever Really Delete Yourself From the Internet?

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As the web infiltrates commerce and social life more each day, more consumers are becoming aware that their personal information is becoming less and less personal. While some websites and applications have transparent sharing policies, stating exactly what information they will be using for advertising and other purposes, others aren't...
Can You Ever Really Delete Yourself From the Internet?

There Are Really Four Silicon Valleys, Not Just One (MSFT)

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What's the next big thing for "Silicon Valley," according to Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer? That depends on which Silicon Valley you are referring to. According to Ballmer, there are really four different epicenters for technology--all of which get the "Silicon Valley" label. Only two of them, according to Ballmer, are...
There Are Really Four Silicon Valleys, Not Just One (MSFT)

Ballmer praises Sinofsky, promises aggressive innovation

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During a Churchill Club discussion, Microsoft's CEO offers observations on his former lieutenant and Windows 8, as well as Apple and Google. [Read more]...
Ballmer praises Sinofsky, promises aggressive innovation
Cloud: Google's Mind-Blowing Big-Data Tool Grows Open Source Twin

Amit Singhal: Here's What Happens When Someone Fails At Google (GOOG)

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Google search guru Amit Singhal says that working for Google is like having a hundred computer-science research departments at your beck and call. The real mistake at Google isn't tackling a project that ends in failure. It's not choosing projects that are risky and ambitious enough that they might...
Amit Singhal: Here's What Happens When Someone Fails At Google (GOOG)

HP Exec Calls Microsoft's Surface PC Slow, 'Kludgy' And Expensive (MSFT, HPQ)

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What does the head of HP's PC business, Todd Bradley, think about Microsoft's first PC? So not impressed. He had some pretty sharp things to say about the Surface to Citeworld's Matt Rosoff, insisting that the press has "made a bigger deal out of Surface" than it deserves. "I'd hardly...
HP Exec Calls Microsoft's Surface PC Slow, 'Kludgy' And Expensive (MSFT, HPQ)

A Contrarian Futurist

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The Churchill Club recently asked a handful of VCs to share a couple of non-obvious technologies that we expect to disrupt markets over the next five years. Here are my two predictions. EyePhones will Replace iPhones Remember MS-DOS commands, and the WordStar keystroke combinations we had to memorize? Then the...
A Contrarian Futurist
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