Monthly Archives: May 2007

why i can’t stand gmail

Maybe I am the only person in the world who thinks this, but I can’t stand the gmail interface.  Tim O’Reilly’s post reflecting on Bill Higgins post the Uncanny Valley of user interface design made me groan.  Higgins talks about why gmail … Continue reading

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holy-valuation bat-man! microsoft buys aquantive

Microsoft (Ticker: MSFT) announced that it was buying its Seattle neighbor aquantive (Ticker: AQNT) this morning for a whopping $6 billion!!!!!  Aquantive is best known for its two main business units – Avenue A (media planning agency) and AtlasDMT (ad … Continue reading

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pimping spock

Having been fortunate to have worked last winter with Spock, the burgeoning search engine for people, I have a beta account.  So I figure I would should share somethings – here’s my spock search of the day:

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heroes thoughts

I admit I am a sucker for shows with a mythology arc – from X-files to Lost to now Heroes.  I just got done watching this week’s episode where basically nothing happened.  And as such - is it just me or … Continue reading

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redfin vs. the traditional agent

With Redfin in the news with the company being featured on 60 minutes last night, I figured I would share my experience.  Last fall, I bought my current house using Redfin in large part because of the comission rebate after having … Continue reading

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it’s a bird, it’s a plane, no it’s super-vc!

Noted New York VC Fred Wilson’s comment on his non-involvement with any of the purported machinations going on with wallstrip, the online video show, raises a great point.  VC’s are not super-men/women or the masters of the universe that perhaps … Continue reading

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joost – is it just me or am I the only one?

This is perhaps the best followon to my post about Renee’s observation about living in an echo-chamber – what is all the excitement about joost for?  Let’s see p2p streaming techonology – that’s been around for years from folks like … Continue reading

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sometimes we forget where we are on the curve

Friend and colleague Renee Blodgett (she can blame me for getting her involved in the people search engine startup Spock) wrote an interesting post about what she calls the web 2.0 echochamber.  Her point is that we in the online … Continue reading

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quick followup on google and yahoo

I’ve been getting emails from folks about both posts.  First, I don’t have anything against Google or Yahoo.  And in Google’s case I should point out - there’s nothing illegal about being a monopoly (a point MSFT might have better pursued).  … Continue reading

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emetrics report: google analytics new ui

I was able to visit emetrics today on behalf of loomia.  Thanks to my colleague and friend dave mcclure I was able to meet some cool folks.  But more importantly I got to see a demo of the new analytics … Continue reading

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