Archive for March 2008

Made It Ma! I’m Alltop Of The World!

WhiteHeat 1949 Warner Brothers Unless you are just returning from Spring Break in Siberia you have probably heard about Guy Kawasaki’s latest venture Alltop. Launched on March 11, Alltop is an aggregator along the lines of PopUrls, that was created for an audience that would never use an RSS reader or create a custom news page. The…

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Social Networks Are Not A Business

One of my favorite financial magazines; the Economist, published an article that convincingly argues that social networks are not a business. This is probably not news to the management and investors of most social networks but should serve as additional fodder for those who see an end to the Social Networking/Web 2.0 valuation & funding gravy train.…

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OnDemand Speed Links Mar 19 2008

More Companies Ban Social Networks and Web 2.0 sites CIO magazine reports that a UK based security vendor has found that over 20% of companies are now blocking Web 2.0 and Social Network content citing security concerns. Public Sector Use of Social Networking is Growing Meanwhile the benefits of Social Networking in the Public Sector…

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How Tech Firms Can Give Back to Community

2008 TED Prize winner David Eggers wish at the recent TED 2008 conference in Monterey was to ask anyone in a position to help “to find a way to directly engage with a public school in your area” and then share the story of their involvement with the public school on the OnceUponASchool.org website. 826 National, TED…

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Alan Cox on Community and The Enterprise

Alan Cox recently discussed his views on Community and the Enterprise for Red Hat Magazine. Alan goes into some detail about his history at Red Hat, his background with Linux and how he helped create the Red Hat subscription model.

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Release of Coloring Outside The Lines

Darren Herman’s new book; Coloring Outside The Lines is being released next week on 12 March 2008.  Darren’s book will focus on lessons he has learned while building up and mentoring very successful digital media and technology companies in Silicon Alley. I first had a chance to converse with Darren about a year ago when…

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