Category Archives: work

Online Video – Not Here Yet – How a Big Number isn’t really That Big

Comscore (via Allen Stern at CenterNetwork) reports that 11.5 billion videos were watched online in March in the U.S.  11.5 billion sounds like an awfully big number.  But it’s not.  At least not in terms of web scale.  Comscore itself … Continue reading

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Glam – Proof Once Again that What Sounds to Good to be True Usually Is

Glam sent out notice on Friday that it would stop paying their guaranteed flat rate for unsold inventory.  For online ad industry insiders, Glam has always been looked at with an of eye of befuddlement.  Glam’s business model which was … Continue reading

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dinner with surf canyon and the realities of getting software & toolbar installs

Surf Canyon is a startup focused on improving search results that a college friend of mine, Dave Hardtke, is chief scientist (despite my prior stated views on inflated startup titles I bit my tongue and didn’t but Dave’s chops).  We … Continue reading

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Congrats TeachStreet on the Series A

John Cook breaks the news that my friend Dave Schappell has closed the series A for his startup – TeachStreet.  TeachStreet is building a directory of teachers and classes for instruction from lessons, classes to private tutors.  Dave is a … Continue reading

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Hanging at Graphing Social Patterns in SD

I’ll be in SD today and tomorrow hanging with the rest of the social net ecosystem at Graphing Social Patterns run by pal Dave McClure.  Check out my twitter feed (in sidebar) or follow me at http://twitter.com/sawickipedia for more up … Continue reading

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Oh yeah some money changed hands (Opera switches from Yahoo to Google for Search)

Presumably with a straight face Marshall Kirkpartrick over at Read/Write Web writes about Opera switching it’s default search provider from Yahoo! to Google saying “Presumably there’s some money changing hands.” Ya think?  Search distribution is a big money game.  Google … Continue reading

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Seattle Venture Scene: Madrona on Fire & Seattle VC Scene waking up?

One of the interesting challenges to being a startup guy in Seattle vs. the Bay Area is that there are a lot more VC’s down there versus here.  As a result there is more competition amongst VC’s for good deals … Continue reading

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Startup Prime

Over the past year I have had the chance to advise, consult, and work at a number of early stage companies. And as I sit here on a flight to Silicon Valley this morning, I have a few seconds to … Continue reading

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eric’s right: dopplr too closed

Thanks to Scott I am using Dopplr to document my upcoming trips – but the lack of public profiles is a hindrance to discovering folks to meetup with.  As EricM notes if you want to see what happens when you … Continue reading

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I’m Alive and Presenting Next Week at Ignite Seattle (Feb 19)

I’ve been uber-swamped with work, projects, advisory stuff and everything else that comes along with being knee-deep in startup-land and thus despite having lots of things I want to blog just not finding the time these days. Lookery’s going great … Continue reading

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