Archive for the 'Business' Category

The Yahoo Strategy

Tuesday, January 24th, 2006

Frank Gruber offers some interesting insight into what Yahoo! is up to. He is right on with the social themed aqcuisition spree that Yahoo! is on, as well as what it could bring to the table for them. Check it out.

“…Yahoo might have another direction planned for its search offering that incorporates a social or […]

Domain Pimpage

Monday, January 23rd, 2006

The domain pimping business is still booming. Alarm Clock reports that Stanford MBA, Gary Kremen just sold the domain for $15m. Kremen was apparently scooping up domains back in 1995 and has already made a ton of cash pimping them off to other buyers. He also sold to Cendent for $6m.

The Thinking Inbox

Friday, January 20th, 2006

I am proud to finally annouce that my company, Blue Sky Factory, Inc has launched a weblog dubbed, “The Thinking Inbox.” I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and its always great to see things manifest. I used to write a blog called Media Mind, which served as more of my […]

Guidelines for Meetings

Thursday, January 19th, 2006

Ian Landsman links to Christopher Hawkins great post on guidelines for meetings. Talk about some good stuff. I think we can all agree that “meetings” can easily turn out to be great wastes of time, in fact ALOT of them are just that. It really doesn’t matter what you do for a living, chances are […]

All Million Pixels Are Gone

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Serious props to Alex Tew, the british college student who was the brainchild of The Million Dollar Homepage. I posted about it on September 23, 2005 impressed that he had sold 108,000 pixels in less than one month. Amazingly, he has sold all 1,000,000 pixels in less than 5 months according to his last blog […]

Trend Radio: CES Floorcast Part 2

Saturday, January 14th, 2006

Here is the second part of our troll through the miles of aisles at CES. In this podcast, Andy and I chat with some of the vendors that are pitching the latest and greatest in home theatre technologies. Plasma’s, HDTV, etc.. and of course some other random rants. All good.

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Word of Mouth Trends

Wednesday, January 11th, 2006

Todd Tweedy sums up 10 of his 2006 word of mouth trends on his cool blog “Word Spreads Quickly” :-) Here are the first 5:

The 2006 IN and OUT list for Word of Mouth Marketing:

1. Word of Mouth - in and out — Buzz Marketing
2. Social Incentives - in and out — Economic Incentives
3. […]

Trend Radio: CES Trade Show Floor Cast

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006

Here is the first podcast from the exhibition floor at CES, originally recorded last Thursday. Andy and I barely scratch the service as you can imagine. That being said, here are some of our random conversations with vendors as we cruised through the trade show floor. We spend a good few minutes on the Treo […]

Back in Baltimore: CES & PodcasterCon Rocked!

Sunday, January 8th, 2006

I am finally back in Baltimore! I left home at 4:30 am last Wednesday and headed to CES in Las Vegas, and then made the trek to Chapel Hill, NC on Friday so I could attend PodcasterCon. Saturday was spent with some of the coolest people I have ever met, and then finally early this […]

Trend Radio: CES Bound Flightcast from 35k ft.

Thursday, January 5th, 2006

Back in action, the first podcast of 2006! This will indeed be a podcast filled week. This weeks first podcast comes from 35,000 ft,in the 15th row of flight 1224. Andy Mueller and I discuss our travels to Vegas for CES, our long conversation with former Attorney General John Ashcroft, Andy’s drive for sports betting, […]