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Marc Nathan

Member since: Jan 11th, 2006

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Bulldog Puppies... (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

Sep 24th 2007 6:12AM As a bully owner myself, I can tell you that those guys look like they're going to be a handful - but in a good way.

Federico Rojas: The father of the father of Engadget (Engadget)

Jun 21st 2007 11:40PM My deepest sympathies for your loss.


Self-Service Shredder kiosk enables pay-per-use shredding (Engadget)

May 30th 2007 5:51PM I wonder if these guys would get along with the public shredding kiosk guys?


"ChurchStreet is the global leader in shredded document reconstruction technology. Our solutions focus on providing reconstruction software to governments, as well as performing the service of electronic reconstruction for investigative and legal teams worldwide. We pioneered strip- and cross-shred-reconstruction technology and continually assist in domestic and international cases."

The future of the music business...again (Blog Maverick)

May 29th 2007 10:19PM One of the ATM kiosk companies is based literally right in Mark's backyard of Carrolton, Texas - http://www.tidel.com/index.asp

WiFi kiosks are a nice interim solution, but I really think that it would be more efficient to use my cell phone as a point of purchase device that could discover what music was playing around me - whether it's in a Starbucks, in my car, at the movies or on TV. A small app would let me scroll through music that my device has "heard" or had the tune id broadcast to on a sub-audio channel and I could press 'buy' right there on the phone. My cell bill would be charged for each song individually, or it would be part of a minute/music package.

The iPhone and it's clones are bound to have something close to this capability and will therefore grab a larger share of the consumer music purchasing pie.

This would be especially hurtful to the retailers if my cell phone camera could take a picture of a CD's barcode and automatically download the album to my PC or device - legally through an electronic wallet application or illegally through a bittorrent site.

Professor X has left the building... (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

May 25th 2007 1:27AM Well it seems that all good things must come to an end at some point. I've always wondered why Weblogs Inc. didn't start something in that space - it's a broad niche, plenty of marketing and affiliate opportunities and fits the target demo of males aged 18-34. Maybe Time Warner/DC Comics ownership got in the way at AOL. I'm particularly interested in the progress of Comicmix only because I've become a comics nerd as an 'adult' but I continue to explore the business aspects of the online comic space. In any case, I wish Brian the best of luck on this new and exciting venture.

Wanted - New TV Show Ideas (Blog Maverick)

May 16th 2007 11:24AM 440 comments in less than 2 days is pretty incredible and a great start for your development needs. I don't have a TV idea, but more of a meta-management idea for handling this influx, because I don't believe that the comments section of your blog is the best way to handle all of the information.

How about using the Digg-style content management system that Dell is using for their http://www.ideastorm.com? I did a little research and this company: http://www.crispyideas.com/global/ideas handles the creation, hosting and content management system for IdeaStorm. I don't have a stake in their company, but it seems to me that it would be particularly beneficial to use them or something like it developed in house.

Maybe you would consider implementing this as your 'Submit Ideas' page across all of your holdings and projects and use tags to differentiate, e.g. [Mavericks], [HDNet], [Landmark], [Magnolia] etc.

If this is implemented and executed properly, you may be able to create a separate company that would revolutionize product development, customer feedback, and the Film/TV development cycle all in one technology framework.

TechCrunch20 Agenda (The Jason Calacanis Weblog)

May 12th 2007 7:58AM What about "Building and Managing Your Community"? Since Web 2.0 is built on social networks, it would be very interesting to get a the founders of Digg, Twitter, Dogster, Metafilter etc. The twist on this panel is to bring in one of each of their top users to discuss how the companies marketed their service and how the users heard about/use it.

Backup your Mac online with Mozy (Download Squad)

Apr 27th 2007 1:19AM A online backup company I'm working with has a Mac Client for OS X 10.2 and above, along with one for Linux and one optimized for 64-bit windows:


Patent applicant envisions PDA with "removable cellphone" (Engadget)

Apr 14th 2007 9:03AM I agree that the idea of a full blown cell phone housed in a larger PDA like a kangaroo is silly, but if it's just a bluetooth headset, then it makes more sense. A BT headset that can dock to the top of a phone would make it easier to charge both devices and the phone could know to switch to BT when the earpiece was removed from the main body. I'm surprised no one hasn't done this before, especially considering replacement sets would be a lucrative business for the handset manufacturers.