I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

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Keith Teare, Newsletter Podcast

Don’t Underestimate China

This week we do a deep dive into how China’s tech sector is building replacements for many US-sourced technology products and seeking true independence from the US as a supplier. Contents Editorial My Master’s thesis, way back in 1980, focused on the economic certainty that no empire can avoid being replaced by the next upstart. Capitalism is relentless in enabling money to flow, across borders, to whoever can produce the needs of humanity most efficiently. For the past two decades, that money has been flowing to China and the pace has been accelerating. This inevitable trend, experienced by the UK

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CRM Playaz Executive Roundtable – Enterprise Tech Funding Decisions During a Pandemic

What kind of impact has the pandemic had on investing (by way of acquisition) in CRM/CX/Customer Engagement/Commerce technology? Has it changed the type of technologies that are of interest? Has it changed investment priorities? Has it changed long term investment philosophies and approaches? Has the build or buy equation been changed? If so temporarily or permanently? These are a few of the question we will be tossing around with the following guests: @Scott Beechuk, Partner, Norwest Venture Partners @Anil Raibagi, SVP and Global Head – Corporate Development and Post Merger Integration at Wipro @Rachel Spasser, Managing Director and CMO, Accel-KKR

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Mobile Kills TV

That Was The Week 2021, #17 Mobile media consumption grew 460% between 2011 and 2021. TV was down 24% and desktop consumption down 29%, with radio down 19%. But it has only just begun as mobile eats all media. Contents Editorial It is not exactly news, but mobile media consumption has been eating into TV, Radio, and Computer media consumption. Many predict what comes next after mobile, including AR, VR, brain implants, and more. But the truth is the media shift to mobile is only at the beginning. This week we collect articles on the fight between Google and Roku

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The Blockchain Moment

By Keith Teare • Issue #16 • View online Momentum is building behind blockchain technology, and it is not limited to Bitcoin. This week we step back and survey the horizon Contents Editorial Everybody has heard about the blockchain by now. Although nobody really understands its significance or role in human history. Let’s try and put it into context. Humanity, since forever, has evolved into larger, more integrated civilizations. From the cavemen to early settlements, to villages, then towns, then regions, and now nations with a world economy, we humans build larger and larger scale interdependencies. The social and technical infrastructure underlying evolved

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Do You Believe in Magic?

Content The Believers The Non-Believers Heard in Silicon Valley Startup of the Week Tweet of the Week Editorial This week sees the parting of the ocean, perhaps somewhat appropriate for the Passover weekend. On the one side the believers, believing in startups, Bitcoin as an energy store and an investment-grade asset, Remote digital events, Medium as a platform, NFTs, and yes, Microsoft, believing in the blockchain as a trustless identity platform. Trustless is good by the way, It means we can trust without needing proof. The believers’ number in their ranks Geoff Ralston of Y Combinator, Nick Grossman of Union

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Leaderboard of US Micro VCs

Data See below for a ranked leaderboard of US Micro VC’s. See below for a ranked leaderboard of US Micro VC’s. You can organize it by City, or just see the ranked list. I began working on this idea as far back as 2014. It is based on 10 years of funding data through August 2020 (probably incomplete) and only looks at funding into companies that reached a valuation of $500m or more. The complete data set includes ranking for all funds globally, no matter the size. But this table is cross references with Samir Kaji’s list of Micro VCs

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Story Telling for Startups

Startup Story Telling Andrew Keen has a new startup in development – now.tv. This video is our first attempt to leverage the approach explained in “Story Telling For Startups” to help him tell the story of now.tv. now.tv – the first attempt Andrew Keen has a new startup in development – now.tv. This video is our first attempt to leverage the approach explained in “Story Telling For Startups” to help him tell the story of now.tv. Over the coming weeks we will do further attempts to show how it improves         over time. [embedded content]

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Cameras Keith Teare,

Stunning new Digital Video Cameras

One of my hobbies is photography. I have a Canon 5D Mk II. It makes great pictures and also awesome videos. Check out http://planet5d.com for examples. Now the world of video is beginning to respond to the arrival of DSLR cameras that can do great video. There are three recent entrants into the space. They all significantly reduce the price point of awesome video. In order of release they are: 1. The Panasonic AG-AF100 2. The Sony PMW-F3 3. The Sony NEX FS-100 Here are samples of each: [vimeo 21556060 w=400 h=225] AG-AF100 test – Poi girl in Union Square,

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Keith Teare, realnames

Keith Teare, Michael Arrington and Jean-Marie Hullot – 1999-2002. On fotonauts.

fotonauts released a new build of the Mac beta today and it got me to playing with it again. It can now access Facebook files and also file system based images. It already had iPhoto, Aperture, Picasa and Flickr. So, here is a memory jogger. this is an album of RealNames related people and events between 1998 and 2002. Wow! Mike looks young. And so does Jean-Marie. As for me. I look pretty much the same :-(. But what great memories. And now shared… 🙂 http://widgets.fotonauts.com/albums/1a2ac3f5-8bc4-4ea5-9a64-3185733c6911/widget/width/425 Notable faces: Gené McPherson, Jim Strawbridge, Rob Reid, Griffin Golamco, Barbara Gore, Nicolas Popp,

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