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Ryan Lawler

San Francisco, CA
As seen in: GigaOM, TechCrunch

Silicon Valley rock star

Ep. 1: Sean Percival

theratchet.co — Until recently, Sean Percival and I had what you might call a "Silicon Valley friendship." I had known him for years, mostly through a common circle of friends, and I had maybe written about his company once. It's also possible that I just imagined that last part.

Ryan Lawler LIVE Chat on Product Hunt

With Motorola, Google TV just got a huge shot in the arm

gigaom.com — Google's acquisition of Motorola (s mmi) isn't just about the Android mobile market. In addition to giving Google some mobile hardware capabilities and patent coverage, the purchase could also be a big boost to Google TV.

Who Is Startup L. Jackson?

medium.com — The path of the entrepreneur is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of profit, shepherds the user through the funnel, for he is truly his user's keeper.

Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann On Growing His Business And The Future Of On-Demand

blog.hipster.vc — Postmates CEO Bastian Lehmann is one of my favorite founders. But despite knowing him for years, last week was the first opportunity I've had to interview him in front of an audience.

On-Demand Helper Startup Wunwun Launches Branded Delivery Services For Businesses

techcrunch.com — On-demand helper startup WunWun has for the past few months offered consumers the ability to get pretty much anything delivered for a flat rate. Now, the company is offering its service to businesses who want to make local, same-day delivery a perk for their customers.

Breaking: TechCrunch Writer Becomes An Investor

medium.com — Let's not bury the lede: I'm leaving TechCrunch next week and, after taking a bit of a vacation, I will be joining 500 Startups as its newest Venture Partner come August. Goodbye TC I've been pretty lucky in my career.

Vimeo Now Lets Creators Launch Their Own Subscription Video-On-Demand Channels

techcrunch.com — Video distribution platform Vimeo wants to provide new ways for creators to make more money from their content. A few years after launching a video on demand offering so creators could rent out or sell access to their videos, the company will now let them charge for monthly subscriptions to their libraries of content.

Steve Case’s Venture Firm Revolution Growth Is Raising $450 Million For Third Fund

techcrunch.com — AOL founder and former chairman and CEO Steve Case has moved on to investing, and is doing so in a big way. Revolution Growth, the firm he founded in 2005 along with former AOL execs Donn David and Ted Leonsis, is raising another $450 million for its third fund to invest in growth-stage startups, according to an SEC filing.

Netflix Tests Teasers For Original Programming, But Has No Plans To Run Third-Party Ads

techcrunch.com — Streaming TV provider Netflix has always shied away from advertising, preferring instead to make money from a monthly subscription it charges users to gain access to its content. The company has no plans to change that, despite a recent test of teaser ads for some of its own original programming both before and after selected TV shows.
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