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Ben Smith is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of Chancebending Ventures, a full-service consulting and advisory firm servicing seed stage digital startups to Fortune 500 clients. Ben has built and sold multiple venture backed startups, including Blayze inc. Prior to that, Ben was an early Google and YouTube business exec behind YouTube’s biggest partnerships and strategic efforts. Ben created many first of its kind social media partnerships on the web, and lead YouTube’s efforts with Hollywood for years. He helped bridge the gap between Hollywood and Silicon Valley, leaving YouTube HQ to be the company’s first businessperson in Los Angeles.

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Don’t cry too much for Apple

I just read over on Mike Cane's site: "Just overheard from an analyst whose name I didn’t catch on CNBC: Everybody in the world who has an iPhone is going to buy a new iPhone to have 5G." Yes, Apple will find a way to survive these rugged turbulent times 😛...

What is “APCR” and why is it the future of Netflix?

Welcome back to life, my friends! Like any obsessed entrepreneur, I've been antsy for January 7th since all the way back to Dec 21st. Back to ideas, work, podcasts, and traffic. However, while we were all away, I sharpened up my Netflix viewing skills. I suspect many...

Making community better

Happy new year! It's quite easy to be down about the world and how we treat each other here in 2018 and early 2019. And while I feel those negative emotions, I also feel incredibly optimistic about the world overall. Positive things happen around the world everyday. I...

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