Month: July 2015

VCs Can Help, Or Destroy Your Business

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vcchLooking for venture capital money to finance your Internet startup? Be prepared for a torturous experience. I’ve been there. And believe me, it’s a game with its own special set of rules and etiquette. I spent so much time trying to convince potential investors that there was a killing to be made, I ended up killing the product instead. Believe me… it’s a thing, no matter how cool your small business is.

I started shopping for VC backing about a year ago, shortly after beginning work on my project, a product akin to Spry’s Internet …

Chip Prices Rarely Stay Steady

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mcpIt’s time to pay the bill for the rising value of the yen and the years-long boom in semiconductor sales. The big memory-chip makers are gearing up for a series of price hikes, and the increases could add as much as 20 percent to the price of DRAMs and other key products by midsummer.

This isn’t just a blip. Capacity throughout the entire semiconductor industry is unusually tight, says Trina Garrett of Rioworks, and it will stay that way well into 1996. Eight-inch wafers are in short supply, SRAMs are scarce, and process equipment …

Skin Tag Removal Oils

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amolisoilSkin tags are unattractive, benign growths that commonly occur on areas of the body where the skin normally folds and creases, such as the neck, groin, armpits or eyelids. Skin tags begin below the surface and erupt as a lump of skin that is not contagious, painful or harmful but considered unsightly by many. Virtually everyone will experience a skin tag in their lifetime and so there are dozens of methods for their removal. Cutting and freezing are common options that are used and can be done at a medical clinic or at home. Oils are another method that leads to the drying out of the skin tag which eventually falls off. There are dozens of oils that are known to dry out the skin tag, allowing it to fall off naturally:

  • Tea Tree Oil is known to cure an array of skin ailments, one of which is skin tags. It is naturally antibacterial and contain antifungal properties. It is absorbed into the skin and begins to dry the skin tag below the surface of the skin. The process usually yields results after two weeks if the oil is applied 3 to 4 times daily, although in some cases it has taken more than two weeks or not been effective at all. Some people experience irritation from tea tree oil and can dilute it with another, more gentle oil like coconut or olive oil.
  • Amolis Skin Tag Removal is a naturally based oil that dries out the skin tag with repeated and daily application. It is FDA registered and contains Calendula oil, derived from marigold flowers, as well as Thuja oil which is derived from cedar trees. These essential oils, much like tea tree oil, remove skin tags naturally and painlessly with completely organic ingredients. Amolis Oil can only be found and ordered online, costing nearly $30.00 for an 11ml bottle. Although it is expensive, the small bottle should last the necessary 2 to 3 weeks of daily applications and is highly rated as being effective.
  • Revitol Skin Tag Remover is an oil that claims to work faster than Amolis, using tea tree oil as a main ingredient. It works like all of the other oils, drying the skin tag at the root underneath the skin and like Amolis, it also uses Thuja oil. Customers claim that their skin tags were nearly completely gone after 10 to 12 days and rate the product highly, but just below It is only available online and is more expensive at $47.95 for a 15ml bottle which is labelled as a one-month supply.
  • Tag Away is another skin tag removal oil product that uses Thuja oil as well as tea tree oil but cost significantly less than Amolis and A 10ml bottle costs around $12.00, giving around 60 applications or 20 days’ worth, however the product must be applied for 3 to 8 weeks and so more than one bottle is needed to remove a skin tag.
    See reviews of all these skin tag removal products here.

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Product Life Cycles Only Work At High Speed

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plcKeanu Reeves isn’t the only one who feels like he’s on a runaway bus. Just ask anyone who works in product development these days. It’s all about speed. And it can be as much of a cliffhanger as last summer’s action thriller. Drop below optimum development speed and you’re toast. Drive too fast and you’ll crash and burn anyway. “Sometimes it feels a little out of control,” says Ted Johnson, a founder of De MonsterDebugger, which has been breathlessly cranking out new releases for multiple operating systems. “How much can we do in six …