Hunter Walk's Blog
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Should Startups Get "Patent Troll" Insurance?
A patent lawsuit can be a deathblow to a startup - whether a patent troll or legitimate issue to be adjudicated, the cost is not only crippl...
Monday, May 20, 2013
Don't Mess Up Tumblr: Five Lessons Learned from YouTube
When Google purchased YouTube there was lots of skepticism and outright derision. Today analysts estimate its enterprise value is approachi...
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Tech Conferences Are Destroying the World. But I Have A Solution.
Tech conferences aren't about the content, it's about the conversation. The conversations in the lobby, the hallways, over meals, ac...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Congrats! The Backslappy Nature of Social Media
I'm a nice guy, right? I generally root for people to succeed, even in situations when I'm skeptical of their plans. And a pat on th...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Don't Let a Minimum Viable Product Minimize Your Minimum Viable Vision
Speaking today at a Wired conference in NYC, WarbyParker cofounder Neil Blumenthal prophesied that "you won't be able to hire talen...
Can You Really Trust A Cookie?
Is there a market in reverse engineering cookies in order to present a false identity to a website? Ecommerce sites routinely provide variou...
Sunday, May 05, 2013
Could Your Username Be Used For Fraud Detection?
If you go to just about any social website and search for user "hunter walk," there's a reasonable chance you'll find me. ...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Funding Kabuki (aka Creativity in Round Naming)
In the last 48 hours I've seen funding solicitations for the following "Pre-A" financings: Advisory Round, Friends & Famil...
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