Archive for the 'People' Category

Trick App: The Inquisitor

Sunday, October 9th, 2005

The Presurfer in his usual fashion is always coming across interesting things. Today I read about The Inquisitor, an instant search application that will retrieve web results and present alternative suggestions as-you-type in the search bar. Just in case Google isn’t fast enough for you, the developer David Watanbe states:

“Inquisitor is an instant search […]

Weblogs Exits Early

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Paid Content reports that Weblogs, Inc is being bought by AOL. Jason Calacanis and his partner Brian Alvey have decided to exit early and take a buy out, or as Paid Content reports possibly some kind of earn out. As a business owner, that can only mean one thing, they got a sweet deal. The […]

Content Relevancy in Podcasts

Tuesday, October 4th, 2005

Ryan Irelan continues his writing on podcasting with a piece called “Why Should I Listen to Podcasts?” Summed up, Ryan talks about the importance of the relevancy of podcast content over concept, and how that plays into pushing podcasts out into the mainstream audience, beyond as Ryan says “geekdom”. I agree with him 100%. […]

renew orleans

Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

If you are looking for a way to make a contribution to the relief efforts in New Orleans, let me suggest renew orleans, a fund and site set up by Ropadope records in Brooklyn, NYC. The various initiatives include the New Orleans Musicians Hurricane Relief fund.

“the new orleans musicians hurricane relief fund is a […]

The Million Dollar Homepage

Friday, September 23rd, 2005

This is definitely a far out concept. Out of the box thinking has commenced for this young enterprising college student. In order to pay for his college tuition, Alex has created a site called the Million Dollar Homepage and has begun to sell advertising on it, one pixel at a time, for $1 per pixel! […]

The Trend Man Unplugged

Wednesday, September 21st, 2005

Looking back on my last few posts this week, I have mostly been blogging about people who I respect and find inspiring. All great people from the business world. Just when I was about to post about one of my usual “findings,” I found Todd Storch’s latest “People You Need to Meet” segment, this time […]

Smart People Make You Think

Tuesday, September 20th, 2005

Today, I would like to point you to a couple of great reads. Peter Cooper originally blogged about Ben Neumann, urging folks to check out his new weblog “Views From The Trenches.” Ben, who is currently the President & CEO of Globat, has started and sold many successful companies, and therefore has a wealth of […]

Calacanis Interview

Sunday, September 18th, 2005

Jason Calacanis posted an email interview he did with a reporter to fill people in on the happenings at Weblogs, Inc. These sound like exciting times for Jason and the crew who are among the pioneers that are building the new face of online publishing. I have always enjoyed reading Jason’s posts, he’s an open […]

Citizen Media Monetized

Friday, September 16th, 2005

Check out Scoopt, a new UK based start up that is providing a way for people to sell their photographs to the media. It is a very simple concept and works like this: If you happened to be at the right place at the right time with your camera phone or digital camera and want […]

The OC Register on Corporate Podcasting

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

Jan Norman of the OC Register wrote a quick piece on how corporations are experimenting and using podcasting as an alternative marketing medium. The story mostly focuses on the Disney podcasts that I worked on with Michael Geoghegan, and also mentions the Pontiac podcast from this past June. You can link to a non-registration […]