This Week in Startups - Audio

This Week in Startups - Audio



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Jason Calacanis and a rotating group of guest experts bring you this weekly take on the best, worst, most outrageous and interesting stories from the world of Web companies. Calacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor. Looking to start your own company? Need strategies for improving your business or motivating your team? Just want to catch up on what's happening in Silicon Valley and beyond? Your journey begins here.

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Today, we are lucky to have a legendary tech pioneer on the program, someone who has been building tech products since tech startups started in the 1970’s and 1980’s, Jim Clark. He founded several notable Silicon Valley technology companies, including Silicon Graphics, Inc., Netscape Communications Corporation, myCFO, and Healtheon. His research work in computer graphics led to the development of systems for the fast rendering of three-dimensional computer images. Today, he announces the launch of his latest business venture, CommandScape, the only integrated building management system for commercial and premium residential properties. Join us as he shares about his journey from the early days at Netscape & Silicon Graphics, leading the computer graphics revolution, and his vision on the future of security, jobs & what makes startups and founders successful.

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