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FriendFeed and the Facebook News Feed – FriendFeed is For Sharing and Facebook Used to be About my Friends

I was reading this article on TechCrunch “Facebook Targets FriendFeed; Opening Up The News Feed” and I found it kind of interesting. As someone who uses FriendFeed a lot and uses Facebook less and less, I don’t think the FriendFeed team should spend much time worrying about this announcement. The reason is really simple. In […]

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Do "Tuck-In” Acquisitions Actually Work?

With all of the Yahoo and Microsoft blog commentary going around, I’ve been thinking a lot about M&A and whether the so-called “tuck-in” acquisition where a major Internet company purchases a smaller company for $25 to $100 million and rolls them into the larger fold. The logic for most of these deals is that the […]

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CommunityNext Conference – March 29, 2008 — I’ll be Speaking

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming CommunityNext Conference on March 29, 2008 in lovely Hollywood, CA. If you’re going to be in LA that week, let me know as I should be in town for a few days. More on the conference below – thanks to the team for giving me the opportunity to participate! […]

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MIT/Stanford Venture Lab Event – Shaking the Money Tree of Multi-Platform Social Networks

I’ve been working with the VLAB team to pull together what I think will be an excellent event on OpenSocial and why developers should consider a multi-platform strategy for their applications. More details below – you can register here if you want to go. Shaking the Money Tree of Multi-Platform Social Networks Why Pursue a […]

Posted in: blackberry, Email, facebook, Gadgets & Handsets, mobile, plaxo, social networking, web20

Facebook Ought to Own My Phone Address Book

I have been playing with the Facebook app on my Blackberry a lot lately and I really do like it. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with address books and email, particularly the concept of the evergreen address book. To date, the best solution I have is to treat […]

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Thoughts on the Prospect of a Yahoo + Microsoft Merger

Just some short thoughts on the prospect of a Yahoo + Microsoft merger, if it happens: We won’t see any real results from this integration until early 2010 – That’s the best case scenario. Assuming the deal closes in mid 2008, it will take another 6-12 months to figure out reporting structures, organization, merge product […]