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Mark Cuban plus PointAbout Named Top 100 Private Companies by OnMedia

That's me with Dave Rosenbloom, Mark Cuban, and Mack McKelvey

PointAbout was recently named one of the Top 100 private companies in the world to watch in 2010 by the OnMedia conference.  We didn't realize what an honor this was until we saw some of the stats:  The average Top 100 winner has been in business for 4 years and raised $14MM in venture funding.  PointAbout is only 18 months old and we're completely self-funded.

The keynote speaker at the event was Mark Cuban, whom I enjoyed meeting (how many tech icons literally have screaming women everywhere they go?  Apparently, Mark does, because I witnessed it first-hand!).  In his keynote, he encouraged the audience to take a chance with their content:  Try keeping it out of the aggregator's robots and see if you can monetize it.  Here's the full keynote and part of the panel:

That's me with Dave Rosenbloom, Mark Cuban, and Mack McKelvey PointAbout was recently named one of the Top 100 private companies in the world to watch in 2010 by the OnMedia conference.  We didn't realize what an honor this was until we saw some of the stats:  The average Top 100 winner has been in business for 4 years and raised $14MM in venture funding.  PointAbout is only 18 months old and we're completely self-funded. The keynote speaker at the event was Mark Cuban, whom I enjoyed meeting (how many tech icons literally have screaming women everywhere they go?  Apparently, Mark does, because I witnessed it first-hand!).  In his keynote, he encouraged the audience to take a chance with their content:  Try keeping it out of the aggregator's robots and see if you can monetize it.  Here's the full keynote and part of the panel: And here's Mark on a Panel (partial recording):

Dirt off my shoulder

On The Tiny Octopus

I just need to get this off my back and out in the open. I made one of the worst trades in the history of mankind today on the stock market. This following me making a good ton of cash from TSLA shit talking because of some New York finance professor. TSLA popped down 6$ yesterday and popped back up the very next day netting me a nice gain from buying at 160 and selling at 166. I now stand to lose half to possibly ALL the profit I made from that one shit talking incident with TSLA depending on how the market goes tomorrow and how much faith I have in Apple stock (not much atm). Oh yeah my grand idea? Trading in Apple Computers during it's press conference to take advantages of the dips and bumps.

Now an illustration of our epic trade of the day... (if illustration doesn't show open the article up )

I don't know if my testosterone levels are back in surge but I felt particularly bold today trading AAPL while watching it's press release at the exact same time. I figured the emotions generated from features people liked or hated may overly exaggerate on the market's value. I drew a green line (above) which would be the variance midpoint. I'd buy when below that line and sell above it. I'd track the candlesticks and watch for inflections and trends. I thought it was too risky initially but as the day wore on somehow the Wells Fargo brokerage account opened up. Then as the day drew even longer the trading screen came up but I sat by idly watching. I had to go to the restroom. And then I come back and the price has plunged from 503 to 499.

Oh snaps time to buy!!!

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