Posted in: Events

JP Morgan Connector Showcase

Last night I attended the Connector Showcase at JP Morgan’s offices up in San Francisco. The event was designed to give invited guests an opportunity to etwork with each other and see some cool product demos. My hunch is that many of the people in the room were familiar with a good number of the […]

Posted in: Business, Search

Vertical Search Business Models – It’s All about Economic Transactions

For the past week I have been talking with a bunch of people about vertical search business models. I have a pretty bipolar perspective on vertical search; some days I think there is a business there and some days I don’t. After many enlightening conversations, my general thoughts can be summed up in the following […]

Posted in: Events, Search

Feb 8th SearchSIG Event on Classified Search

The last SearchSIG event I attended was really good and the lineup for this next event looks interesting as well. Presenting companies include Edgeio, Google, and Oodle with others to be added later. Sounds like a good list of presenting companies — it would be great to add someone from Craigslist in the mix. I […]

Posted in: Site Information

Mint and Feedburner

On the advice of a friend and fellow blogger, I installed Mint on my blog. It’s a great little product for gettting more insight into the nature of your own blog’s traffic. I was able to install it in just about an hour and the support forums have answers to most of the questions a […]

Posted in: Business

More Thoughts on Click-to-Call

I was browsing this interesting article on click-to-call or pay-per-call or whatever you want to call it. I have always thought that integrating the telephone and fax into the mix would be key to getting small and/or local businesses interested in online advertising as a means of lead generation. It lowers the barrier of having […]

Posted in: Email

Moving away from desktop apps

I have been trying to break myself from using desktop client programs where possible. I have 4 computers that I use reguarly and keeping track of documents and email across 4 different mail clients just became too difficult. I really miss the functionality and clean interface of Thunderbird and still run it on my home […]

Posted in: Site Information

Moving to WordPress?

A good number of my friends have recently moved off of MovableType to WordPress. I have been happy with MovableType (I have a very good admin who fixes stuff for me when I break it) but am curious as to why so many people I know have moved over to WordPress. If you are a […]