Is Silicon Valley The Place To Be?

June 6th, 2008 | Categories: launch, markets, off topic, strategy, trends, web issues

In February, a spat between Michael Arrington of TechCrunch and Glenn Kelman of Redfin re-ignited the age-old debate of whether it is better to launch a start-up in Silicon Valley or whether physical location matters in the Internet age.

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How Do You Seek News?

June 5th, 2008 | Categories: blogs, content, networks, off topic, social media

When I’m catching up on the day’s headlines, I turn to numerous channels and sources. Generic news sites lack significance and don’t offer meaningful content. The ability to weed out the excess and focus on what’s important to you is the ultimate goal.

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Clicky - Where Form and Function Coexist

June 3rd, 2008 | Categories: content, design, search, usability, widgets

Rarely do I blog about individual products or services. I am not often compelled or inspired by what I see. In the case of Clicky however, the company seems to be doing everything right - from a business perspective and a product strategy.

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Cash or Trash: Twitter

June 3rd, 2008 | Categories: cash or trash

Today’s “Cash or Trash” company is Twitter.

Twitter logo

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Twitter Loyalty

May 29th, 2008 | Categories: blogs, chat, content, networks, off topic, social media, trends, web issues

Has Twitter loyalty suffered from all the recent outages? Or does the fact that the community continues to thrive indicate that loyalty is stronger than ever? So-called Twitter competitors, such as Pownce and Jaiku, continue to grow as well, but we have yet to see a mass exodus from Twitter despite its poor service record.

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