Roger McNamee On HTML5 And The Future of The Web

Elevation Partners Director and Co-Founder Roger McNamee recently gave a talk at The Paley Center For Media. I haven’t had time to listen all the way through, but BusinessInsider was kind enough to recap many of his key points. For example: Microsoft’s share of internet-connected devices has gone from 95% to under 50% in 3 […]

Bring Your Big Ideas To Boulder

Do you have a big idea that will change the world for the better? Do you have the support you need to bring it to life? If you answered yes to the former and no to the latter, you’ll want to be in Boulder on August 19th. That’s the day budding social entrepreneurs will have […]

The Biggest Internet IPO Since Google’s In 2004

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The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Business Insider are all closely watching LinkedIn’s initial public offering today. LinkedIn’s IPO, which priced last night at $45 a share, has more than doubled in early trading, to prices north of $90 a share. Which means LinkedIn’s valuation shot to roughly $8.5 billion in a […]

He’s Been Right Twice Before. Is Gurbaksh Chahal Also Right About Tracking?

Until today, I had not heard of Gurbaksh Chahal, founder, Chairman & CEO of RadiumOne. My bad. Chahal–a serial entrepreneur, who sold his first company at the age of 16 for $40 million–is also an international best-selling author of The Dream, the true inspirational tale of his entrepreneurial journey. Thankfully, I am aware of RadiumOne. […]

Video Production Skills Are Sales Skills

In a New York Times Small Business feature on using online video to attract customers, the reporter points to BBQguys.com in Baton Rouge, and makes something of a case study. According to the Times, online video has helped the company recover its human touch virtually. In 2006, it started posting informal YouTube videos featuring new […]

AdPulp Isn’t A Soc Net, But We Do Serve A Niche Audience

Jordan Kasteler, SVP of Content Development and Managing Partner at BlueGlass, looks at the growing value in niche social networks for Search Engine Land. He points to FeedTheBull, a niche network for people interested in the stock market; YardBarker, for sports fans; and Path, a site where you can connect to just 50 friends. Kasteler […]

Little Boxes With Text In Them Need A New Name, Because They’re Not “Ads” In A Classic Sense

Today LinkedIn’s self-service pay-per-click text advertising offering, LinkedIn Ads, emerges from beta with a new set of targeting options that will increase the return on investment of ad campaigns by providing advertisers access to a high-quality and relevant audience of professionals. In addition to text and display ads, LinkedIn offers a number of customized marketing […]

Tell Proust Your Story For Posterity

Named for Marcel Proust and his famous questionnaire, Proust.com is a new online site that allows family and friends to capture life stories, thoughts and aspirations with compelling and engaging questions. The company cast a wide net for its launch execution, meeting with ad agencies and other companies to find the right match, among them […]

Revisionist Social Media History

MOMA in Sao Paulo is having some fun by placing today’s must have social technologies in retro advertising settings. Visit Bit Rebels for the Twitter and Facebook versions, or visit Beautiful Life for a better idea of how these ads were used to promote agency seminars. Share

Look At This Shiny New Thing! (And Please Ignore All The Stuff That No Longer Works)

Speaking at Apple’s annual press conference in California yesterday, chief new product promoter Steve Jobs announced the launch of Ping, a music-centered social network that lets iTunes customers share information about music and concerts, as well as allowing them to see what friends and their favorite artists are listening to and downloading. Ping is built […]