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It’s nice to see Alan listen and take notice. Many bloggers – including me – rant and vent at will, so that’s not really the issue here. The point is, you’ve claimed leadership in using weblogs to promote your business, while your first attempt might have looked like a blog (from afar, in the fog), [...]
Alan Meckler really gets how *not* to write a corporate blog. Let’s see: Disparaging the competition for silly reasons. Claiming to be a leader when it’s obvious you’re jumping on a bandwagon. This is 2003, not 1999. Weblogs aren’t new, even for marketing purposes. Not connecting with anyone in the outside world. This isn’t a [...]
Dan Gillmor: "Denton doesn’t want to make too big a deal of it, but I think he’s onto something important. He’s pushing the boundaries of niche journalism in logical ways, making the most of the Net’s ease — and low cost — of publishing, as well as the advantages that seem to accrue to pioneers. [...]
Udi Manber, former chief scientist at Yahoo, moved to Amazon. He probably got bored working for a mass media company, and Amazon is an interesting place to do applied software research at. 09/25/03 update: Amazon Plans Search Service to Drive Sales (A9 subsidiary headed by Manber) 02/26/06 update: Google hires Amazon’s search chief.
Good interview, where Bezos’ financial background is apparent in his reasoning.
Industry Standard: "After last week’s purchase of travel site Expedia, the holdings of this Internet believer are starting to look like a convergence empire." It didn’t occur to me that Vivendi Universal had a stake in USA Networks. 12/13/01 update: USA/Vivendi Throws A Wrench into Expedia Deal. 12/18/01 update: Microsoft Expedia Deal and Large Gain [...]
Yahoo: "The Internet Commerce Group, consisting of Ticketmaster.com, HSN.com, Hotel Reservations Network and Match.com, generated $39 million EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, debt and appreciation) on $182 million in revenue during the first quarter, an 89 percent jump in revenue over last year. Based on those numbers and projections that have been adjusted to take [...]
Udi Manber: "We need tools that give users the power to decide what exactly to save and what to do with it, but let them do it so conveniently that it does not interfere with their normal browsing. This is exactly what Nabbit is designed to do." The interesting thing is, this paper was written [...]
I'm CEO of an online trade publishing firm in the marketing and defense verticals. We try to make news and data digestible and useful in an environment that is more noisy each day. This personal blog mixes my thoughts and interests on politics, business, software, and more, based on my business and personal experiences. Over the years I have posted items that turned out spectacularly wrong, and a few posts that stood the test of times better. Personal views only.