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Archive for December 19th, 2006

Netsuite $1 Billion?

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

Netsuite is looking for that $1 Billion IPO valuation. They reported $70 million in 2006 earnings. I took a look at the site, and I think that combining ERP (enterprise resource planning), CRM (customer relationship management), and eCommerce is a smart, but also dangerous thing.

Why? Well I speak from experience. While some of the readers out there may be in the startup industry in SV, Rex Dixon was responsible for installing and implementing these all in one great systems. I remember one that was written in Gembase over an Oracle  database. It was suppose to do it all, and guess what, it never ran successfully. I left that company long before the implmentation was complete. Well for more of that IT money basically, but also for the below also.

It was a botched purchasing decision to start with, and in the process, a VP of operations lost his job, an IT manager reached burnout and quit the biz entirely, and a Sr. Programmer had a heart attack due to stress of trying to implement a system that would not work. Rex Dixon knew a losing situation, and unfortunately he walked into another one. All for the money of course.

Another system, the do it all system (well it started out as tracking system for patients) was supposedly in talks to once again be the do it all registration system of hospitals. Do I need to continue? Do you already know what happened here?

What I am telling you, is that all the systems I have run across (from experience) that are supposedly do it all in one systems – never do it all, no matter how good they look. Is the company Netsuite worth $1 Billion because everyone goes ga-ga? I say Technically Speaking, start thinking and listening to those that have been there, done that. It might wake you up to the reality of the inflation of companies and software on the internet.


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Page Views, Hits, Unique Hits

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

What is the best to present in your web site portfolio? That is a great question of how popular a site really is. If either of the 3 are up there, then you are styling and the VC’s take notice. Now the bad thing is, there is no written standard. Unique Hits have started to become the standard of reality measurement of a web site.

Page Views unfortunately are the ruler of the advertisement world on the internet. So what about Unique Hits? Where do they play in the advertisement game? Should they have any play at all, since the defacto standard is now “Page Views“.

I believe it’s time for a new measurement. When television christened the nielson ratings as the standard they determined how they could or could not can a show. There needs to be a one only standard for measurement of a web site’s viability to advertise. Without that standard, it’s basically anybody’s guess at who is worth a ton of money, and who isn’t.

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InQ is now $7.75 million more stable

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

InQ, has raised $7.75 million and there is probably going to be more coming to this company. This is a great idea, as I totally agree with having a live salesperson 6inqlogo.pngclose a web deal you are about to do. When I saw web deal, I’m talking about buying something online. I feel that this company will take off in 2007.

Technically Speaking, you can point click, enter your credit card number, and hit “next” all the same. It’s the live person at the right time that might help you finish that deal. I think allot of eCommerce sites will be wanting the InQ personable touch.

Posted in 2007, InQ, Startups, Technically Speaking, VC | 3 Comments »

zu-zu … Zudeo

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

Yes, 5zudeologo.jpgI can be such a dork at times; major Phil Collins reference there if you didn’t get it! That new legal p2p site using Bit Torrent of course, called Zudeo just scored a major deal of distribution with the BBC.

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Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

SaneBull is a market watch monitor. It is still in beta, and happens to be on the nice clean and clear Web 2.0 path. 5sanebull.gifMy only complaint about the site, and this isn’t much is that there is this “box off to the left corner” – go float over it. So really it is NOT a complaint. It was my first time there (obviously), and the almost complaint was turned into a “Duh! Great IDEA guys!” – for those of you who haven’t surfed there in another tab yet – the little “box” is your login window, register options, etc…

Like I said nice, clean, Web 2.0 design. For those of you who have all sorts of stock tracking going on with possibly 5 or more sites, give this one clean stripped down look site a try. I’m sure Felix and the guys will be much appreciative of the help. It is in “beta”, but as you know, sometimes beta is the best time to get in. You can actually help out a great new company and feel that close “you helped built it” feeling. There is nothing wrong with that, as this is the future of how all of the internet will look and feel. The new generation of web tools and web sites.

Technically Speaking, I give SaneBull thumbs up!

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SI figures it out

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

They are investing $25 million in a startup sports social network called They also have taken interest in a teenage social network called Takkle last week. It looks like now, Time magazine wants a piece of the action. The $25 million is roughly 40 percent of the valued $60 million company.

Technically Speaking, if you can get the money, take it and run with it now.

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Sad Note – Natali Leaves TechCrunch

Posted by rexdixon on December 19, 2006

I want to take a minute to wish Natali Del Conte the best after her stop over at TechCrunch. I have been a bit behind lately here, as many of you already read about the above hours ago. I do apologize, as there are a few things that are currently occupying my time.

First off the new server and domain. I had a snafu over the weekend, and lost about 2 days of working on it. Secondly, the holiday season! There are just allot of other non-geek activities that you have to do and be accountable for.

With that being said. Stay tuned, Technically Speaking, this blog hasn’t gone anywhere – yet!

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