Archives for April 2011

My Endorsements @MassChallenge

Here’s some info on my endorsements @masschallenge.  Just finished batch-processing all my @masschallenge endorsements, so I figured I would post them here and explain my formula (if that’s not too strong a word…).  I endorsed companies for any one of the following reasons: (1) I knew and liked the founder and/or was mentoring the company (2) I am an investor in the company (3) I believed in the mission of the company or thought the product was good and/or worthy (4) a friend was mentoring the company and asked me to endorse or (5) they reached out and asked me for an endorsement in a thoughtful way (I did these in the order received, so if you reached out late, you may not have made the cut into my 5 & 25 quotas.)

My Diamond Endorsements:

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Verizon 4G LTE Speeds are Insane

Verizon 4G LTE speeds are insane.  I have lately been seeing 11-13Mbps around Boston area (about 10x faster than 3G), but the speeds I am getting on Connecticut coast right now take the cake so far: 17.6Mbps down and 8.1Mbps up!  For all intents and purposes, it is as fast as our home fiber-optic connection.  (To access Verizon’s 4G network, I am using the new Samsung MiFi rather than the Novatel – I had a Novatel for 3G and didn’t think much of it due to flakiness, slowness, and really poor battery life, so when I switched to 4G, I also switched to Samsung).  Needless to say, I am pretty satisfied with my 4G experience so far….