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Enterprise 2.0 – A Few More Thoughts

After reading a few really interesting posts on Enterprise 2.0, this one by Om Malik and this one by Peter Rip (both of whom are two of my favorite bloggers), I would like to throw in a few additional thoughts on the topic. I agree with most of the commentary that many of the web […]

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VCs Listening to Teens is the New TechCrunch

I think that it’s kind of cool that VCs are interested in what teenagers do and how they spend their time. There is probably something to learn there. However, after reading this post/photostream about a panel of teenagers and this blurb from one of my favorite blogs, I think it’s safe to say that VCs […]

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Is it Ever Too Soon to Monetize? Monetization as a Product Feature

Lately I have been stuck on the idea of monetization and how and why companies make decisions about monetizing their products. My fascination with monetization is driven by a few things: 1. I have seen or talked to a lot of start-ups who seem to be devoting all of their energy to developing features and […]

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YouTube’s Fast Followers

While I don’t really create or consume much online video, especially of the user-generated sort, it’s tough to deny that the market is growing very quickly. YouTube has really been the company at the center of all of the popular discussion about the potential for this medium. However, the landscape is changing for YouTube. Almost […]

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eBay and YouTube

I generally don’t write much about video, but lately I have been thinking a bit more about video. As I have mentioned before, video is the data format that I claim to understand the least. However, I am fascinated by YouTube, both as a social phenomenon and a business opportunity, and this is the first […]