Posted in: Events, vgsummit

Virtual Goods Summit 2007 Website – Conference Website Now Live

Just a really brief post to let everyone know that the conference website for the Virtual Goods Summit is now live on the web. We’ll be announcing more speakers and panelists soon: http://www.vgsummit.com Feel free to leave me any comments or feedback you might have on our web presence. We’re going to be making a […]

Posted in: meebo, web20, yahoo

New Yahoo Messenger for the Web – If it Looks Like a Meebo and Walks like a Meebo…

I just logged into the new Yahoo! Web Messenger, the webified version of Yahoo Messenger. It looks surprisingly (or perhaps not surprisingly) like the Meebo interface, with the exception of the advertisement panel featured prominently on the righthand side of the page. It also allows you to connect with MSN contacts, has an integrated search […]

Posted in: avvo, Beta, Business, metaweb, powerset, venture capital, vertical search, web20

The Return of the Large Pre-Launch Consumer Web Financing

I’ve been clipping stories about companies who have raised fairly large (as in greater than $10 million) amounts of venture capital for consumer web services prior to launch. I am not sure that three data points constitutes a trend, but I noticed that Avvo in Seattle (link here), Powerset here in the Valley (link here), […]