Archive for September 2006

The Lesson in the YouTube vs. MySpace Video Battle

TweetI keep reading all of these articles talking about how MySpace is (or might be) serving more videos than YouTube according to comScore data. I don’t actually find this hard to believe. Nowadays, most of the core functions on the web are becoming commodities — IM, video uploading and playback, email, social networking, etc. The […]

Jumpcut Acquisition

TweetCongrats to my former Stanford GSB roommate, Mike Folgner, and the Jumpcut team on their recent acquisition by Yahoo! More information is available on the Jumpcut blog. Tweet

Google Checkout Promotion – Timberland

TweetI have been working with the Google Checkout team for awhile and I have a deal that I’d like to offer to all of my friends and blog readers: From now until September 17, enjoy 40% off Timberland gear AND free shipping when you use this promotional code when you checkout with Google Checkout: FFSEPTGGL […]

Upcoming VLAB Event on Mobile TV

TweetThe MIT/Stanford VLAB has an upcoming event that ought to be of interest to those of you with an interest in the convergence of television and mobility: Television Breaks Out of the Box: The Mad Rush to go Mobile Tuesday, September 19, 2006 6:00 – 7:00 PM Networking/Hors d’oeuvres reception 7:00 – 8:30 PM Presentation […]

Should YouTube Go Public? I Sure Hope They Try

TweetI am not sure that YouTube can go public. Aside from comments about “very significant” revenues, the company has been pretty mum on the financial details of its business. 1. If YouTube can’t go public, what web 2.0 companies can? Perhaps the strongest interest I have in a potential YouTube IPO is that if YouTube […]

MySpace IM Client

TweetI have been playing around with the MySpace IM client for about a week now. It’s really clean and simple to use, which I really like. It also has a nice update feature that notifies me in those rare instances when I get a MySpace message or alert. I am really curious to see if […]