Posted in: api, developers, google, linkedin, myspace, ning, platforms, plaxo, rockyou, social networking, web20

OpenSocial – Is Opening Up the Answer?

I’ve been reading a bunch of posts about Google and friends launching the Open Social. So far, my favorite posts are this one, this one, and this one. Overall, I am skeptical (are you surprised?) that simply “opening up” is the recipe for victory. A few thoughts arranged in some rough form. At the end […]

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Thoughts on the >play Conference at Berkeley

I spent a good chunk of my last Saturday at the >play conference at Berkeley. Overall, I thought it was a well-produced show and the team behind it should be proud of what they pulled together. Mobile Advertising is Neither Well-Defined nor Understood. The conference session I attended called “The Co-Evolution of Marketing and New […]

Posted in: analytics, Email, enterprise, google, microsoft, office20, orgoo, plaxo, salesforce, social networking, web20, xobni, xoopit, yahoo, zimbra

Xobni and the Future of Social Networking Data

Earlier this week a friend of mine updated his IM status message asking his friends for thoughts on the future of social networking as he was getting ready to speak at an event on that very topic. I think that what the Xobni guys are working on is the future of where social networking is […]

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The Challenge in Switching Back to Outlook after Two Years on Gmail

VentureBeat is one of my favorite blogs – I read just about every post as soon as it comes out. I spend a lot of time thinking about email and I spend a lot of time reading, writing, and reacting to email. So when I saw this article entitled “Four Startups Ready to Change the […]