Monthly Archives: March 2007

It pays to break the rules

Mark Cuban’s question in a post below asks us to imagine if my old company – encoding.com aka Loudeye (which encoded lots of a-list music and video) decided to throw all the content it had online.  That would have been … Continue reading

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being early = wrong v2, the spot runner story

Today Henry Blodgett argues Google should buy Spot Runner essentially arguing Spot Runner is enabling targeted TV advertising for the long tail of local advertisers.  Spot Runner’s not the only company dreaming the dream of enabling the long tail video advertising … Continue reading

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it ain’t no damn bubble

Alright the title’s really a double negative, but the slang sentiment makes my point.  We’re not in a bubble the way we usually think of bubbles.  The Tulip Bubble was a bubble, the Stock Market 98-01 Bubble was a bubble … Continue reading

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I just found out someone who I worked with at zango died last weekend in a tragic cycling accident.  Having lived through a similar tragedy when my would-be best man was killed in a car accident a decade ago, all … Continue reading

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Geeking out this Weekend = Monster Whiteboard

I’ve often been accused of being a marketing geek and this past weekend I embraced my inner marketing geek. Like any marketing geek worth his salt – I need a white board to work through ideas, thoughts especially when working … Continue reading

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Feeling Good vs. Doing Good

I love to needle my liberal friends about how that the reason conservatives find fault with liberal ideas is that a lot of them are about feeling good about solving a problem vs. actually solving the problem. “Protecting/Cleaning/Saving” the environment … Continue reading

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Too Early = Wrong

Thanks to Dave McClure, I had a chance to sit down the other day with Scott Rafer, CEO of myBlogLog.  In the course of our conversation (largely reliving the ups and downs of the online business sector from 98 to … Continue reading

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windows vs. os x – windows 1, os x 0

to all the apple maniacs out there who love to tout how bullet proof their os is, all i have to say now is – b.s. last night my shiny six week old macbook began crashing every time i tried … Continue reading

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cuban takes on gootube

Mashable covers the story here and comes to the conclusion that mark’s personal feelings are driving magnolia’s decision to go after youtube users. Two things come to mind – who cares if its personal? Mark’s business has the right to … Continue reading

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the post e3 world

I will have to see as a geek having had jobs that have allowed me to go to shows like e3 and ces has been awesome. For gaming, e3 was nirvana though its success ultimately led to its implosion. Thankfully … Continue reading

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