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YouTube’s Fast Followers

While I don’t really create or consume much online video, especially of the user-generated sort, it’s tough to deny that the market is growing very quickly. YouTube has really been the company at the center of all of the popular discussion about the potential for this medium. However, the landscape is changing for YouTube. Almost […]

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Fixing the RAZR – Create 3rd Party Applications

Yesterday I was trying to help a friend of mine perform a very simple operation on her new RAZR. She wanted to add a new phone number to an existing entry. The process is maddening, so I detailed it below: 1. Enter phone number on keypad and click “Store” 2. Click the center button on […]

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Firefox Flicks – Very Entertaining

Yesterday I went over and saw some of the funniest Firefox-related user-generated videos created by passionate Firefox advocates. The videos were really entertaining — below are a handful of my favorites: Whee – My geeky favorite The New F Word – My favorite business themed commercial (I couldn’t find the link) This is Hot – […]

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Stanford Cool Products Expo 2006: Lots of Cool Stuff for Gadget Geeks

In the interest of full disclosure, I should admit that a good friend of mine from business school has worked extremely hard to pull together this year’s installment of the Cool Products Expo at Stanford. The details on the event can be found below — go ahead and drop me a line if you are […]

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Online Invitations – Broken or Just Stale? (Evite, Renkoo, and Skobee)

A few days ago I was remarking to a friend about how many stale web interfaces are finally getting a much-needed refresh — calendars, email, directories, finance websites, and search results pages were the ones that immediately came to mind. In our discussion, there were two web properties that we both agreed had not really […]

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Notes from SDForum GeoSearch & Mapping Event

I went to the SDForum’s SearchSIG event last night on GeoSearch and Mapping. My guess is that there were about 150-200 people there and I have posted my notes in Q&A format for those of you with an interest in the content. Given that mapping is a fairly competitive area, most of the presenters played […]

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More Musings on People-Powered Search

Ever since I went to the SearchSIG event on social search earlier this year, I have been doing some more thinking about the barriers to having this “people-powered” approach defeat the machine-powered approaches that dominate today. After I read this article in CNet about blog spam, I finally feel like I have some level of […]

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