Are you or one of your friends an LA based startup looking for space? Message me, I know a friend with a great location right on the beach for a tech or non-tech company looking to rent it out. See listing here: http://www.loopnet.com/Listing/18292089/520-530-Cypress-Ave-Hermosa-Beach-CA/
Our team launched the new nexus 7 tablet and android 4.3 operating system today! Lots of great apps to be checked out. Buy the device, go to the Google Play Store and have some fun! Also, congrats to the Chromecast team-many of whom we work with clocely for launching their new Chromecast device! Game-changer!
Do you have experience in marketing and love mobile products, working with developers and think Android is the greatest thing since sliced bread? Check out this great marketing role on our Android/Play team. Please get in touch if you or someone you know would be a great fit. Note job is in California. https://www.google.com/about/jobs/search/#!t=jo&jid=2220001&
Our Android Play Business Development Team is hiring for a role focused on partnerships with Education developers….message me if you are interested-job is in California (Mountain View)https://www.google.com/about/jobs/search/#!t=jo&jid=1689001&
I have always made stock picks based on companies that I think are going to outperform on expectations-I know this seems obvious, but basically companies that will surprise on product development and user growth/adoption. Its hard for me to fully grasp how hidden financial metrics move stocks beyond positive earnings. That being said, here are three companies I like looking at it from a Buffet-like long term perspective (I know some are trading of very high multiples):
LinkedIn ($LNKD): just noticed recently that a lot of very talented/smart people are going to work for Linkedin. Tells me two things: 1) they are paying well for talent 2) the company will continue to be run and managed well and only be more successful. Also, love how diversified their revenue is. Also, their addressable market includes anyone between 18-65 years old who has any professional aspirations. They have a huge blank canvas for mobile and international. Finally, have you noticed recently a huge uptick in Linkedin Invitation requests from people you would have never thought would be on Linkedin?
Netflix ($NFLX): More tablets, more phones, more connectivity=more Netflix. Also, with House of Cards and some of the other original content they are creating, they are no longer beholden to the big studio/media content creators. If anything, it increases their negotiating power because they dont need the big content creators any more. If the price is right for the content, they will pay for it, but if its not, they dont need it. This trend will ultimately drive down the price/cost of the license of the content from the large studios improving their margins.
XPO Logistics ($XPO): My buddy sold me on this one. Next generation logistics provider on freight transportation. Solid management team with a huge forward momentum working for them-people will rely more and more on shipping as e-commerce continues to grow. Delivery becomes more and more important every day.
Click here to see job description. The Google Wallet/Offers team is hiring. If you are interested click the link. Note that the job is in NYC. Great role on an awesome team. Ideally someone with technology partnerships/business development/sales experience with a passion and understanding of e-commerce and payments. MBA/JD is preferred but people with several years relevant experience will also be considered.
We have our next New York Media Collective event on February 11th: http://nymc021113.eventbrite.com/.
Background on our group: We founded New York Media Collective (nymediacollective.com) in 2010 to be a networking group for digital media executives from established and emerging companies. NYMC hosts networking events each fall, winter, and spring in New York City. Our invitation only cocktail parties attract a broad range of senior-level professionals from the leading global media corporations to the most promising start-ups, as well as the advisors who guide them.
A good friend of mine is organizing an amazing standup comedy event (Comedy for a Cause) at the Broadway Comedy Club in midtown Manhattan featuring the famous Dan Nainan and eight other renowned comics from the New York area. The event will feature 100% clean comedy and will not contain any offensive material. The event will most likely get sold out so I encourage you to buy them online.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will go to Sahayta, a non-profit charity organization that provides financial support to unprivileged cancer patients in India. You can find out more about the organization here http://www.sahayta.org
Online: $12.50* link is http://bit.ly/SComedy
At the door: $15
For more details and to RSVP for the event please go to their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/events/348810645199951
More about Dan Nainan:
After leaving Intel to pursue comedy, Dan has toured as a feature act with comedians Robert Schimmel and Russell Peters. You may recognize Dan as the “guy in bubble wrap” from the Apple “Get a Mac” series of commercials.
Dan has appeared on network television including NBC’s “Last Comic Standing” as well as in feature films and on radio. A 100% clean comedian, he has performed for Hillary Clinton, CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Howard Dean, Tony Blair’s wife Cherie, and for many other celebrities. Here is a link to Dan’s detailed bio: http://www.danielnainan.com