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Mike Tatum

  1. Live music at Southland: Moon Taxi, The Weeks, LEAGUES and Cooper & the Jam and more

    Not only is our Southland conference taking place in Music City but it also falls right smack in between CMAFest and Bonnaroo - two of the country's biggest music festivals. In addition to a stellar speaker lineup, Southland attendees are going to see some of the Southeast's hottest new bands.

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  2. What founders can learn from Jack White about launching a product

    Like most entrepreneurs and technophiles, I love checking out new companies and products. But I am having a real problem with what has become the status quo "intro video," with its obligatory animations, cutesy music, and a description that seems targeted for my 5-year old. Don't get me wrong, I love Dumb Ways to Die, Yo Gabba Gabba, and pretty much most of the stuff my son likes during his "screen time." I just don't want to every new product I try going infantile on me.

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  3. Hackeroo! We're partnering with Bonnaroo for a Southland Hackathon

    We are less than 60 days from Southland and we have a ton of exciting news to share this week.

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  4. Announcing our first Southland bands: St. Paul & the Broken Bones, J Roddy Walston & the Business

    We are only a few months away from our Southland conference and we have some exciting news to announce today on the entertainment front.

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  5. Let's retire RSS when they retire Google Reader

    It’s been over a month since Google announced it would shut down Reader on July 1. Over that time, I’ve come to realize how unnecessary and outdated RSS and RSS readers are today. Like a Palm Pilot, this 90’s technology is no longer the most effective way for readers to scan news or for publishers to reach readers. There are better technologies for content discovery. More important, pushing all these RSS readers back to websites will enable publishers to create more revenue. Google is right, despite protestations to the contrary. It’s time to retire RSS for good.

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  6. The Google Fiber competitive plan for everyone else

    Google is dropping so many futuristic products that industry pundits like Jason Calacanis (and many others) are breathlessly declaring that “Google wins everything” with all these fiber cities, self-driving cars, and Internet-enabled glasses initiatives rolling out lately.

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  7. Trending: The Touch Era of Acquisitions Begins

    Does anyone else find it interesting that two of our most engineering-centric technology companies just bought an email client and a news reader last week? I mean, aren’t Google and Facebook just stuffed with engineers who could jam these products out in their sleep? Don’t get me wrong, both Sparrow and Acrylic have good products and I’m sure great product teams that will add value to the respective acquirers. What makes these purchases interesting to me is that I’m just enough of a gray beard now that when I see incumbents acquiring basic service product teams, it reminds me of prior acquisition sprees.

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