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Disappointed by #TCDisrupt Startups — this is disruption?

TweetI’m unimpressed so far at this year’s startups launching at TechCrunch Disrupt. It’s not just this year though, it’s been all years. It’s not TechCrunch’s fault, it’s mine. I know why I’m unimpressed — I’m sitting here watching the launch announcements and waiting to see the next

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Advertising for Real-Time Search (aka Twitter)

TweetReal-time search is going to change things up on the web. To me, real-time search is essentially “conversational search” — what are people talking about right now? What events, what trips they are planning at this moment, what answers they are trying to find to

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Web 2.0 Innovation enters Deadpool

TweetThis was a post I started writing April 25 of this year, I never finished it, but thought I’d post it now. Alternative title to this post: Web 2.0 Dust Settles. Enterprises wondering how do we now use this stuff in our businesses? This year’s

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Lessons on Search and the Simplicity of Google

TweetThese are just some scattered thoughts I have on Search. These numbers are based off a large general base of searches from a project I’ve been working on… The number of user’s queries that actually result in a match is ~70%. Which means on average,

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CNET is best acquirer of Digg

TweetDigg would fit into CNET; especially with CNET seemingly trimming the fat and trying to get back to a core business model — which I believe is back to becoming something in the Tech world. But the only way Digg users wouldn’t revolt this, is

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Price Ceiling of Music is “Free”

TweetCaution: This is a bit of a freeform flow of information from my head… Ultimately, all music will be free someday — ok, 99% of it. OK, maybe I’m wrong. I was thinking of TV — that’s all free to consumers. I was thinking of

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Yahoo/AOL – I called it last week

TweetI called it last week — a Yahoo/AOL merger potential. I disagree with Arrington that Yahoo needs to compete with Google; I think they are going in a different direction. If they team with AOL, then they have so many weapons in the battle for

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Get Neglected: Go Get Acquired by Google

TweetI was just thinking about Jotspot — remember that enterprise wiki site that got tons of buzz, because the founders were some of the Excite guys? They were acquired by Google back in October 2006 and I haven’t heard of them since. Turns out I’m

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Yahoo! Acquires AOL; slaps Microsoft in the Face

TweetOK – Not really. But honestly, I’d love to see Yahoo! blow off Microsoft and swing back with the purchase of AOL. I don’t think a merger of Yahoo! and Microsoft could really do anything. Microsoft wants a piece of search, which is the reason