I have not been doing much blog posting for two reasons: 1. I have been working really hard on Google Checkout stuff. We have some cool things in the work and that has seriously cut into my time for blogging and other Web recreational pursuits. 2. I got into a very heated argument with a […]
If you put any faith in popular rumors, you need to really pay up to get some of the most popular sites on the Internet today. All of the rumors about YouTube’s supposed $1 billion valuation got me thinking about what $1 billion would buy according to blogosphere rumors. Here is a very rough sketch […]
One of our MBA interns here at Google pointed me to a web concept called MBA Buzz that he and a friend developed while at school. I played with the site for a little while today and it’s pretty interesting. It basically takes self-reported data from MBA applicants (GMAT score, GPA, previous work experience, age, […]
I am willing to try just about any new application once. If it’s interesting, I might even use it again. I have been scratching my head over Jajah for about a month — I really like the product but was having a hard time explaining to one of my friends why he should move more […]
Glad to see that my friend and former GSB roommate continues to make good progress with his company, Jumpcut: Siliconbeat has a brief piece on a deal that they recently closed.
I have been working really hard on a product release here at Google and I am now returning to the world of blogging. If you want to see what I have been up to, click on the Google Checkout homepage.
Despite my love of the RAZR’s slim form factor, I finally grew sick of the horrible Motorola UI. I use a Blackberry 8700g for work and was hesitant about switching from the RAZR to another phone with a QWERTY keyboard. After about a week of using the Sidekick 3 I am totally hooked. Even more […]
After reading a few really interesting posts on Enterprise 2.0, this one by Om Malik and this one by Peter Rip (both of whom are two of my favorite bloggers), I would like to throw in a few additional thoughts on the topic. I agree with most of the commentary that many of the web […]
I think that it’s kind of cool that VCs are interested in what teenagers do and how they spend their time. There is probably something to learn there. However, after reading this post/photostream about a panel of teenagers and this blurb from one of my favorite blogs, I think it’s safe to say that VCs […]
Lately I have been stuck on the idea of monetization and how and why companies make decisions about monetizing their products. My fascination with monetization is driven by a few things: 1. I have seen or talked to a lot of start-ups who seem to be devoting all of their energy to developing features and […]