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Two Great Events – FailChat and Flash Gaming Summit

One more quick events post. Two of my friends are organizing events that I think are both interesting and worthwhile – check them out if you can: FailChat #1: The Pivot March 3rd, 6:00pm – 9:30pm PariSoma What do Flickr, YouTube, and Nintendo all have in common? They each went through a pivot: the act […]

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Great Companies Speaking at the Freemium Summit – Yammer, Zoosk, Pandora, Xobni, Dropbox,, Recurly, Chargify, and Many More

I’ve been hard at work on the Freemium Summit and it’s less than a month away. More importantly, for those of you interested in attending, Earlybird pricing ends on Friday. We’ve got a great lineup of speakers and topics (see below) – I hope you can join us! If you read this blog or found […]

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Google Buzz and the Challenges of Using Email as a Social Graph

I’ve been playing with Google Buzz for a few days, mostly to get a better sense for the interaction model. I’m a heavy Gmail user, so I’ve been particularly interested in how the service integrates with Gmail. While I have enjoyed using Buzz, it has helped crystalize some of my thoughts about why using email […]

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Bring an End to 90 Days of Crazy Deal Activity

This is a really short post. 1. Earlier this week we announced that Serious Business, where I have been the VP of Business Development for the past 18 months, was acquired by Zynga. You can read more about it here. It’s a great outcome for the team and I’m excited to see what the two […]

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Why I’m Slowly Starting to Love My Google Nexus One

My Google Nexus One is slowly starting to win me over. After a few errors in getting it set up (I’m willing to accept a good deal of the blame upon reflection), I really like the device. It’s not going to displace my iPhone as my primary device until they solve the entertainment experience and […]

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