I’m Surprised Our Currency Doesn’t Carry Advertising

From USA TODAY: The new $10 — featuring shades of orange, yellow and red — will join colorized versions of the $20 bill and the $50 bill as the Bureau of Engraving and Printing attempts to stay one step ahead of counterfeiters and ever-more sophisticated copying machines. The Federal Reserve will begin shipping Thursday the […]

Could Smaller Planes Make Flying Fun Again?

With Delta in bankruptcy and Northwest headed for a possible strike, this New York Times article on tiny jets sounds like good news to me. In its annual aviation forecast, the F.A.A. projected sharply higher levels of non-airline flights in coming years because of the new planes, called “very light jets,” which will seat four […]

In A Sea Of Free Standing Inserts

Remember CD-ROM? According to The New York Times, The Dallas Morning News does. The paper will begin to distribute CD-ROM copies of Hollywood Previews magazine in certain Sunday issues. In the 1990’s, CD-ROM’s were seen as a viable new venue for media, but they never flourished. Hollywood Previews, produced by iMedia International, began appearing in […]

You’re The Gold In The Data Mine

I was made aware of Zoom Info the other day. It’s “the search engine for discovering people, companies and relationships.” According to their site, “ZoomInfo continually scans millions of corporate Web sites, press releases, electronic news services, SEC filings and other public online sources. From these Websites ZoomInfo automatically compiles a person’s Web Summary, which […]

Look What eBay Spawned

Peer-to-peer is so much more than file swapping. It’s people helping people is what it is. Prosper, America’s first people-to-people lending marketplace, was created to make consumer lending more financially and socially rewarding for everyone. The way Prosper works is intuitive to people who have used eBay. Instead of listing and bidding on items, people […]

Celebrating Two Steves

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow […]

Bay Area Bubble Blowers

According to Silicon Beat, Vizu, a San Francisco-based start-up that does interactive Web-based polling, has raised $1 million in a first round of funding. John Keehler of Random Culture says, “When a company that produces web-based polls can get 1 million in funding, we’re in a bubble.” That may be, or the people at Vizu […]

Charting The Storyline

From The New York Times: To promote their upcoming season of “The Sopranos,” HBO, a division of Time Warner, and Deep Focus, an online marketing agency, have created an interactive map of New Jersey, using satellite maps from Google, and have highlighted important points of the most recent season’s storyline. The map has about 15 […]