bijan sabet: @bpm140 congrats Eric! happy for you. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: reading all the various blog coverage on Bug labs. just posted mine. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Hardware mashups coming soon
I’m happy to be on vacation this week. I needed it and it’s great to be hanging with my family. But I missed a dinner last night that I wanted to attend. The dates simply didn’t work out. And that dinner was last night in SF with a group of bloggers that care about consumer products, consumer electronics, personal computing, web services and open source software. Last night...
We invested in Buzzwire (formerly 4th Media) about a year ago. At the time, it was an idea and a vision that Andrew, Ed and Dave had. They have been operating in stealth mode since then quietly building their technology and service. Today Buzzwire opened up and decided to share their software and plans with everyone. They have a beta version of their service that allows users to stream audio and...
Dolphins close to the beach house shore Originally uploaded by bsabet. Yesterday afternoon we were hanging out on the beach and we saw a whole bunch of dolphins come right by our house. My brother in law, Brian, took a bunch of photos fortunately. Check out how close they are to the shore. The kids were going crazy with excitement. And so was I. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Minature golf with all the kids (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: More boogie boarding with the kids. Sweet waves (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Lauren’s birthday today. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: go get ‘em brad ! (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: golf this am with 2 of my bro-in laws (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: uploading pix to flickr. happy the beach house rental has wifi (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Good day at the beach
Ellie and Sophia riding the waves Originally uploaded by bsabet. We are at beach with our family, lauren’s sister’s family and Nana this week. The waves were fantastic today. Lots of body surfing, boogie boarding. Tomorrow I gotta try my nephew Timmy’s skim board (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Fried oyster sandwich for lunch. If this is wrong I don’t want to be right. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Just tried lauren’s razr. Wow is the ui horrible (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Hanging at starbucks with james (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Just ran 3.5miles in this heat. Mistake (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Talking to the press about one of our companies. I wonder what he will quote. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: organizing all of the teams/kids for upcoming fall soccer season. lauren and I are coordinating the entire town kindergarten league. yikes! (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
To the beach
We are getting ready for our beach vacation - leaving tomorrow and out until Aug 5th. Bikes, golf clubs, running gear, kids stuff and the kitchen sink are coming along. Light blogging and even less email (if any). But I’ll be twittering away and I’ll probably upload a bunch of vacation pix to flickr (via BijanBlog)
Scott Kirsner's blog
Scott Kirsner wrote me a note this morning telling me about his new blog called Innovation Economy. Scott is great and I’m looking forward to his insights and observations as he covers the Boston technology scene. Welcome back. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: I’ll be at opencoffee Cambridge this morning (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
A view from Spark
The View From Spark Originally uploaded by stevegarfield. Steve Garfield came by my office this morning and took this photo from our conference room. It’s a cool look at the back bay. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: iphone backlash all over the web today. i’m still happy and frustrated with it at the same time. still my primary phone. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Born on a Train
I was listening to a mix of Arcade Fire tunes on Project Playlist last night. Winn Butler from the band introduced one particular song and talked about how he first heard it on the radio and just couldn’t get enough of it. Fantastic song. I hadn’t heard it before. It turns out the original song is by the Magnetic Fields and is called “Born on a Train”. I actually liked the...
bijan sabet: Leaving the gym. Feels good (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: congrats to Dave, Curt, Brad and Fred and Tacoda. woot! (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
iPhone tips (continued)
Helpful list of iPhone tips (via BijanBlog)
Colbert takes on Michael Moore
This morning my friend Jason sent me this video. Steven Colbert taking on Michael Moore. It’s a follow up to Moore’s appearance on CNN. Hilarious as always. Enjoy. (via BijanBlog)
Discovery Channel - Shark Week
The Discovery Channel is celebrating their 20th Anniversary of Shark Week. And with this anniversary, they have launched two very cool online products Shark Week Video Mixer: video & audio clips are now available with a web version of an iMovie-like editor. Fans can create their own videos and mix with clips from the show. Putting these tools in the hands of their fans is smart and fun....
bijan sabet: @bpm140 wanna chat tomorrow. just call my cell in the morning your time (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: FlickIM on iphone is cool (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Free Hugs - Wallstrip style
Last year I posted the Free Hugs video to my blog. I thought it was great. Shortly afterwards, I sent Howard an email suggesting a Wallstrip version of Free Hugs. I think my dopey idea at the time was something like VCs and entrepreneurs hugging each other. I don’t exactly remember. Howard, Adam and Lindsay had a much better idea. Here is Free Hugs Wallstrip style. (via...
bijan sabet: is it me or is typepad awkward to use in general. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: sunday morning with Ben Kweller - Run http://www.yottamusic.com/show/t:gODP (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
East Coast vs West Coast
They east coast vs west coast story about consumer start-up companies has been addressed many times. But for those of us (entrepreneurs and VCs) living in NYC/Boston - we should continue to ask ourselves this question over and over again. Scott Kirsner, former writer the Boston Globe, spent a few years in SF and just returned to Boston. His article today revisits this topic. He interviews my...
bijan sabet: Saw Jackie and lee tonite . Visiting from Seattle . Great seeing old friends. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Babysitter is here. Lauren and I are heading out on date night (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Teaching my 2 of my 3 kids how to play golf. Should be memorable (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
I love when bands do perform cover songs. Sometimes I like covers better than the original. Or at least as much. Rebel, Rebel by David Bowie has been covered a bazillion times. But the original is still the best. Hard to believe this song was written in 1974. It was first released as a single and then appeared on the album Diamond Dogs. Amazing. Turn it up. Way up. (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: james is sick. lauren pulled her back. no nanny today. I’m home. (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
51 billion reasons not to count out Microsoft
Microsoft just announced a record year. $51B in revenue. Wow. Growth in lots of places and new products in the pipeline. I think 2008 is going to be the year Microsoft gets their groove back. I never counted them out. I still own their stock. And now i’m going to add the MSFT ticker to my iPhone stock widget :) (via BijanBlog)
bijan sabet: Leaving nyc on amtrak. Time to go home (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
iPhone: one week later
A bunch of friends have asked me how my experiment is going. As my friends know, I’ve been a die hard blackberry user for awhile. We use Microsoft Exchange at the office and blackberry enterprise server. That trio is like gold. It just works. But I wanted more. Don’t we all? For the past week, I’ve been using my iPhone exclusively. The Blackberry Curve has been in...
bijan sabet: Listening to the Jam on the iPhone at Logan (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: Heading to NYC this morning (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
bijan sabet: @howardlindzon PLs tell us what happened (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
Apple to use 25 percent of the world’s flash memory– Apple to use 25 percent of the world’s flash memory | Tech news blog - CNET News.com
I love music. One of these days I have to digitize some of the live recorded shows we did in high school and college. It’s hilarious for many reaons. Music is one of the reasons I’ve gone cold turkey this past week (more on that tomorrow). And I’m a big-time user of a variety of music services (last.fm, projectplaylist, rhapsody, yottamusic and yes even itunes). And...
bijan sabet: obamagirl video is hiliarious and so well done (via Twitter / bijan sabet)
New Spark website - powered by Wordpress
Several months ago we decided upgrade our website over at Spark. With our latest fund news, we put up our new website as well. This will continue to be a work in progress and I’m sure the home page will change a few times by years end. But I’m very happy with our latest release. It’s much easier to navigate, it’s cleaner and it’s searchable. You can subscribe to our...