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Pitch Night 2009 – Support Women 2.0

Quick plug for my friend Shaherose, who has been working with the Women 2.0 team to pull together Pitch Night 2009. I’m planning to attend and wanted to spread the word. Details below: ******************************************** Pitch Night 2009 May 7th, 2009, 6 pm to 9 pm MICROSOFT 835 Market St (Westfield Center) #700 Limited seating: […]

Posted in: apple, Email, Gadgets & Handsets, google, mobileme, nuevasync

I’m Finally Giving Up on MobileMe

When I read Walt Mossberg’s revised review of MobileMe, I was really excited – it sounded like they had fixed many of the issues that had prevented me from using the product in the past. Alas, after two weeks of playing with MobileMe, I’m throwing in the towel. It’s not a bad product, it’s just […]

Posted in: facebook, google, social networking, web20

Google Profiles – Not For Early Adopters, but Potentially Useful for Everyone Else

I saw a Google blog post about their new profiles product and thought it was interesting. I immediately went and created my profile and had some thoughts on why Google might want to release this product and what it means for the web more generally. Google spends a lot of time analyzing what people do […]

Posted in: Business, cloudcontacts, CRM, highrise

CloudContacts Works Great – Get Rid of That Stack of Business Cards

This is a quick post based on my experience using CloudContacts. I first heard about CloudContacts a few weeks ago and was intrigued. In a nutshell, I think of CloudContacts as a business card scanner as a service (as opposed to business card scanning as a product offered by CardScan). The process for getting your […]

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Social Gaming Summit 2009 Agenda and Speaker Lineup (Zynga, Playdom, Playfish, Zong, MySpace, Facebook, Offerpal, Super Rewards, and many more)

I’ve already twittered this and sent out some emails, so now I’m doing a blog post as well. I’m working with Jeremy Liew from Lightspeed and a colleague of mine, David Sachs, to organize this year’s Social Gaming Summit. We have a preliminary list of speakers and topics listed below and are looking to round […]

Posted in: facebook, friendfeed, social networking, web20

The New FriendFeed UI – More About Content, Less About Sources

Last Thursday I had the privilege of hanging out with some really famous bloggers and FriendFeed personalities including Robert Scoble, Michael Arrington, Eric Eldon, Thomas Hawke, Louis Gray, Hutch Carpenter and the FriendFeed team (among many others) to get a good look at the new FriendFeed UI. If you want a more detailed treatment of […]

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Can Large Companies Help Small Companies Find Business Models (An Open M&A Question)

This is more of an open thread than a blurb. I’ve been looking at the dismal data on venture capital exits and the growing swirl of rumors about Twitter getting acquired. One thing I’ve always wondered is whether a situation where a big company buys a small company for a large sum (say north of […]