Author Archive: Chris Van Dusen

The iPad accessory market is extremely competitive. Entrepreneurs like Tim Angel with ZooGue are constantly looking for ways to standout and deliver a product unlike any other in the market. The ZooGue BinderPad is just that type of product.

Yesterday was a great day for the Namesake community, their iPhone app dropped in the App Store. For those of you not familiar with the Namesake community it is a “community for real conversation. It’s easy to find the people and topics that make life interesting — discover new people, build trust and improve your life.”

I am currently at the annual VC in the OC program held in Irvine CA by OCTANe, an organization that connects people and ideas to resources and capital in Orange County.  Over 600 people came to this event to listen share and network, including entrepreneurs, VC’s and investors.  The keynote speech was delivered by Vizio…continue reading.

The best part about being a writer who covers startups is seeing revolutionary ideas take shape from their infancy.  To examine disruptive technology and prognosticate on the effects on society as a whole is fascinating.  What makes this even more exciting is I am out of the echo chamber of Silicon Valley.  In fact, I…continue reading.

I heard about the LG LSB316 Speaker Sound Bar at CES this year and jumped at the chance to review it when we received a demo unit.

This instalment of the TZ Startup Hotseat is with Jeff Morris Marketing Strategist with Zaarly. Zaarly recently won Startup Weekend LA and have been on fire ever since. Let’s put Jeff in the Hot Seat and see how he does. First however, I would like to point out that LA is 3rd on the list of rollout cities.

I have outgrown G.I Joes, (so says my girlfriend) but at least I can make a good case that I only use the Spiderpodium as a stand! (wink)

This weeks TZ Startup Hot Seat features the team at Daqri. Brian Mullins and team agreed to answer our questions and tell us why Daqri will change the Augmented Reality space.

This week in the TZ Startup Hot Seat is Andy Wilson, CEO of Graphight which he considers “the ultimate networking tool.” By aggregating all of your existing address books and professional networks, it tracks who you know and how well you know them so that you can systematically enhance the value of your business network. Let’s take a look at Andy’s answers:

The third installment of TZ Startup Hot Seat features Michael Schneider of Mobile Roadie . Michael is a man of few words however his platform speaks volumes to businesses and consumers that want to make inexpensive apps. Let’s take a look at Michael’s answer