Archive for March 2009

The bit.ly Investment Makes Sense to Me (the Feedburner of Twitter)

TweetI saw a blurb indicating that bit.ly raised some money. I use bit.ly and I can see why investors wanted to pony up a modest amount of cash to see if it can become something meaningful. Two quick thoughts: If Twitter continues to become a place where people share links and articles they find interesting, […]

What I Learned at the iGames Summit

Tweet I had a great time at the iGames Summit – thanks to all of you who showed up and shared your thoughts! I learned a ton from all of you who shared your ideas and wanted to summarize some of my key takeaways. There is a huge opportunity for someone (probably Apple) to build […]

Is Google Voice a Threat to SpinVox and Phonetag?

TweetI’ve been playing with my new Google Voice account now that my upgrade from GrandCentral is complete and so far I like it – it’s a good product and the improvements are great. I also like that the interface looks and feels more like Gmail and less like a webmail 1.0 interface. I’ve been a […]

Interested in iPhone and Facebook Connect? See You at the iGames Summit!

TweetI’m at SXSW right now and Facebook just announced that there are a number of iPhone game developers who will be integrating with Facebook Connect to make iPhone games more social. I think it’s going to be a big deal. If you want to hear more firsthand from some of the early adopters in this […]

My Schedule for SXSWi

TweetI couldn’t find a simpler way to post my best guess at my itinerary for SXSWi, so I am going to embed a Google Calendar with the events I’d like to attend. Not sure that I’ll make it to them all – consider this my wish list as someone who’s interested in games, venture capital, […]

My Slides from Engage Expo

TweetHere’s my quick overview deck on virtual goods from the Engage Expo – enjoy! Engage Expo Presentation On Virtual Goods View more presentations from chudson. Tweet

Making the iPhone More Social and Viral – We Need a Social Graph

TweetI’ve been playing with a lot of really interesting iPhone apps lately (mostly games) and one thing I’m finally beginning to see is a more concerted effort by iPhone application developers to start to think about viral distribution. As far as I can tell, the best two ways to get distribution for your app are […]

The Hard Road Ahead for Facebook Fan Pages – The Self-Promoters are on Twitter

TweetIn the last few days I’ve talked to three people who’ve been debating setting up Facebook Fan Pages for some cause / group they like or support. They’ve also asked about Twitter. I saw this post about the pending re-launch of the Facebook Pages with a new-and-improved experience for brands. I’ve been using Twitter a […]