Monthly Archives: May 2007

man vs. machine – the definition of search 2.0

Those who know me know one of the guiding prinicples in my business and product thinking is that automation is king.  I believe that smart automation will always beat out manual processes when automation can be applies.  The thesis has … Continue reading

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stumbleupon bought by ebay

Announced earlier today – eBay bought Stumbleupon.  I ran across Stumbleupon back in 2004 and ran the toolbar for awhile but ultimately dumped it.  Never got into the user generated recommendations thing myself.  That being said, I will say Stumbleupon … Continue reading

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people search: worth $30 billion?

Don Dodget does a great analysis this morning on what 1% of the search market is worth.  Putting my Spock hat on (disclosure – I did some work for them last winter), you can see why the market is excited … Continue reading

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spock invitation

I have one invite left for folks looking to get into the private beta for Spock - the search engine for people.  Post a comment if you’re interested and I’lll forward you the invite.  Spock Search of the day:

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valleywag and micropayments (been there done that)

Valleywag has an essay today pitching hard for a future of micropayments.  Would the madness stop.  As many, many, many folks have discussed many, many, many times micropayments are doomed to failure.  Having a lot of experience in consumer marketing … Continue reading

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technorati re-launches – but their search still lacking

Discussed widely online (such as at read/write web), Technorati recently upgraded/re-launched their site to expand their search focus beyond just blog posts.  That might be all fine and good, except Technorati isn’t that good at search.  Like all good bloggers, … Continue reading

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google’s new tag line: we do nepotism

Henry Blodgett (yes that Henry Blodgett) posted a good critique of the google investment in sergei brin’s wife biotech startup.  And to his point – what in heaven’s name is google thinking?  What a total PR blunder.  No matter how … Continue reading

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cycling detour: landis hearing

Found a great blog – trust but verify - that is doing liveblogging from the landis hearing.  I have no idea whether or not landis doped in france, but reading the today’s and yesterday’s testimony sure makes the french lab accusing … Continue reading

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Microsoft-AQuantive Followup

A quick followup to my post on the MSFT-AQNT deal announced last week.  There has been a lot of consternation in the commentary about the deal price across the internet perhaps highlighted by this post over at GigaOm.  First I … Continue reading

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the value of twitter

Jason Calacanis (someone who i met often back in my silicon alley days even if he wouldn’t be able to remember me from a hole in the ground) posts about his desire for a twitter pro account.  Since the rise … Continue reading

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