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  • Eric Ries on the Lean Startup's Back-Story

    (Founder Stories) Eric Ries: Missing The Bullseye Made The Lean Startup

    In this episode of Founder Stories with host Chris Dixon, Dixon sits down with The Lean Startup author, Eric Ries. Ries tells Dixon about his early experience with startup failure in Silicon Valley and how that led him to launching IMVU, where “instead of spending years and millions of dollars in stealth mode we put a product in customers hands in full open public beta in six… Read More

  • Virtual World Hangouts: So Many To Choose From

    The avatars roaming many online virtual communities may be cartoonish and their activities inconsequential, but the recent sale of Club Penguin to Disney for $350 million (with $350 million in earn out) demonstrates that the business of casual immersive worlds, or virtual hangouts, is not entirely child’s play. Virtual hangouts are where people can engage each other using imaginary… Read More