Jay Bhatti to Councilwoman: Why did you ask Steve Jobs for Free WiFi?

Cupertino Councilwoman: Here's Why I Asked Steve Jobs For Free Wifi Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/apple-spaceship-cupertino-councilwoman-2011-6#ixzz1YnTMesw7     When Steve Jobs appeared before the city of Cupertino to pitch Apple's new HQ, one particular exchange with the city council caught our attention.   Councilwoman Kris Wang asked, "Do we get free wifi or something like that?" The audience laughed at her question, and Jobs responded with, "See, ...

How Startups Should Deal With Cliff Vesting For Employees

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This article was published on Business Insider, click here to see original post. One of the most exciting aspects of joining a startup is getting stock options. It gives you ownership in the company and aligns incentives between management and employees. However, one part of the standard options package causes a lot of debate amongst employees and management. ...

THE FUTURE OF BING: Microsoft’s Next Big Partnerships

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This article was written by Jay Bhatti and published on Business Insider - Click here to view.   My last article regarding Bing's partnership with Kayak resulted in several emails asking who Bing might partner with next.  It's an interesting question and one that merits thoughtful consideration. Let's go back a few years, when Bing was officially launched. On May 28, 2009, Microsoft ...

5 Things The Kayak Deal Tells Us About Bing

This article was written by Jay Bhatti and appeared on businessinsider.com - click here to see full version. On Friday, Microsoft announced apartnership with Kayak to provide travel results. Jay Bhatti is a former Microsoft employee who founded the people-search engine Spock. Here's what he sees in the deal: 1. Microsoft purchased Farecast a few years ago ...

Why Did Google Breakup With My Website?

When it comes to relationships on the web, there are none as one sided as the one between Google and your website.  Google can decide at anytime to rank your site higher, lower, or remove it all together from its entire index. Google’s rankings have helped some small e-commerce merchants grow to heights they never imagined, ...

New Beginnings

Well, after selling Spock.com and spending a year with the acquiring company, I am now ready to embark on my next venture. I moved to NYC this time. Decided that one startup in the valley was enough. Today, we got office space:) Lets see what happens this time around.

5 Things Microsoft Should Do To Improve Search

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I really want Microsoft to do well in search, because the overall search experience for consumers would be improved if Google had a viable competitor. (Also, I have friends there, and I want to see them do well.) Having built Spock.com, a vertical search engine company, and having worked with both Google and Microsoft on various partnerships ...

Does the iPad deliver?

As one of the more anticipated events in the tech community, Apple’s latest invention did not disappoint. In officially unveiling the new iPad, Steve Jobs took on the Amazon Kindle and once again raised the bar for its competitors. While pundits have criticized the iPad for lacking a true identity (and they are ...

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