Posted in: 37signals, CRM, Email, highrise

Highrise Feedback – Close but Still Work to be Done

I have been playing with Highrise for about a week and change now. Overall, I like it and it’s the best effort I have seen of late toward making a lightweight, easy-to-use, organization tool for small groups or individual power users. Features I Like Creating Tasks and Contacts by Email – The ability to create […]

Posted in: facebook, social networking

How Facebook Could be a Player in Local Ads

I was looking at some old college stuff and came across an old Stanford directory from my undergraduate days. Aside from the heft of the book itself, I had forgotten how many local ads (coupons) there were in my college directory. There were pages and pages of coupons from local businesses who wanted to get […]

Posted in: browser, internet+explorer, microsoft, Uncategorized

Should Microsoft Use IE to Get Into Analytics?

I have been playing with Alexa and Compete data for awhile this evening and was struck by a thought. Many of the complaints I hear about the inaccuracy of user data from the aforementioned services comes from the limited audience sizes, inability to de-duplicate users who work on multiple machines, and a host of other […]

Posted in: alexa, imdb, linkedin, monster.com, nextag, Search, shopping.com, technorati, tripadvisor, vertical search, vertical+search

Is Vertical Search Stalling Out?

Update – A few readers pointed out that the Alexa stats for some of the sites here look a lot stronger if you take a U.S. rank as opposed to a global rank. This is especially true for Trulia, Yelp, Kayak, and Indeed. It’s a point worth noting. I have been doing a lot of […]