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44 Seconds of Youtube for All!

Lee Gomes at the Wall Street Journal wrote an interesting article today regarding the usage of Youtube talked Johan Pouwelse, a Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, Anita Elberse, a Harvard Business School professor and Andrew M. Odlyzko, a mathematician who heads the Digital Technology Center at the University of Minnesota.

Based on the figure provided of 9305 years, each person on earth has watched 44 seconds of video:

Years                           9,305
* Days                             365
Total Days               3,396,325
* Hours                              24
* Minutes                            60
* Seconds                      60
Seconds of Video 293,442,480,000
Earth’s Population   6,644,395,948
Seconds of Youtube  
per everyone on earth
      44 seconds
percent estimated US            0.70 
US Population             299,605,719 
Seconds of Youbtube per 
US Population
   686 seconds or 11:26

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Mobile Marketing/Search – Open Thread – Comment Away!

I’m researching mobile marketing and mobile search, a lot, lately. There are articles everywhere you loop like like this.

The following are opinions I seek:
– What do you want to see on your mobile device?
– What don’t you want to see on your mobile device (perhaps more important actually)?
– What companies are the leaders in the mobile marketing/SMS/messaging space?
– Who are the movers and shakers in the mobile marketing/SMS/messaging space?
– Who are the thought leaders in the mobile marketing/SMS/messaging space?
– What are the barriers to international standards and metrics creation?
– Will pay per call truly migrate to the mobile device? How will it be different?
– What are the other barriers to success of the space?
– What oligopolistic and/or blocking will prevent adoption of superior technology?
– Will customers true needs and desires be considered fully first? 

Gee, that’s a lot of upside down M’s at the start of the thoughts above!
Other links for you to consider for discussion:  Mobile Marketing Magazine, Engadget, The Mobile Weblog, Mobile Marketing & Spam, 4Info, Goobile,  etc

OK now, please comment away and ask your friends to do the same (heck even link it if you want), I want this discussion to focus on your thoughts and ideas and drive my future research and discussions here. Thanks for your time.

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Guy Kawasaki Interview

Thomas Mulready of interviews Guy Kawasaki via podcast as Guy will be visiting Cleveland on September 6th for a speech.

Thomas talks to Guy about “Art of the Start”:
– evangelist – used more than ever in job sites
– Xerox Parc and mouse and graphical user interface
– the mass of inertia that is against you when you starting a company
– talk about being pissed offness
– if a product or service isn’t good enough that is a good reason to start a company
– just starting a company because you hate them is not good
– what do you look for as a venture capitalist?
– young people who are not proven and a business model that is not proven
– the “Market doesn’t need it” argument is stupid
– dislike of mission statements, prefers a mantra 3 to 4 words long
– to avoid failure you’d have to try nothing – there are many cases of people
who have failed and have come back to win. I burned through $50 million!
– it starts with the universities, the engineering – if I had a choice between $100 million
in venture capital or a great university engaged with what is around it I’ll take the later
– Guy says his speech will be more about what not to do than what to do (this is great!)
– current state of Apple Computer is also discussed

Interesting to hear Guy interviewed outside the valley the vibe and questions are different. Enjoy!

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Danny Sullivan to leave SES and SEW

Yes, Danny Sullivan is leaving SES and SEW.

The rumors that he is leaving to build the world’s largest design firm of flash web sites are unfounded!

Please do a blogroll lesson here and update your blogrolls to, many people change primary blogs and the blogrollers don’t follow. For example Robert Scoble’s old blog still ranks above his new blog in Google…

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Yahoo!, Ebay, Google = Strangeness

Am I the only one who is confused by the action to sign an agreement with Google by Ebay less than three months after being acknowledged on stage at the Yahoo! annual shareholders meeting? Is this a result of the recent Yahoo! platform delay? What is really going on here?

To refresh your memory, you will recall that Yahoo! announced a partnership with Ebay in May…

Yahoo!, eBay Enter Partnership To Expand Searches, Advertising
(Extracted from the Wall Street Journal, May 25, 2006) Yahoo! and eBay have announced a strategic partnership for Internet searches, advertising, online payments and a co-branded toolbar. “This partnership with eBay provides us with a great opportunity to further extend our sponsored search and graphical advertising reach to one of the largest and most active communities on the Web,” Yahoo! Chief Executive Terry Semel said in a statement. The two companies said Yahoo! will become the exclusive third-party provider of all graphical advertisements throughout the eBay site as well as so-called sponsored-search ads — a potential blow to Google, which is Yahoo!’s fiercest rival in that category of business. The companies will also develop “click to call” advertising technologies, in which consumers can use a link included inside an advertisement to directly call that advertiser.

Then yesterday Ebay announces an agreement with Google…

MOUNTAIN VIEW and SAN JOSE, Calif., August 28, 2006 – Google Inc.
(Nasdaq: GOOG) and eBay Inc. (Nasdaq: EBAY) today announced a
multi-year agreement to benefit both companies’ collective communities
of users, merchants, and advertisers around the globe. The agreement
consists of two primary components involving text-based advertising and
“click-to-call” advertising functionality.

Specifically, Google will become the exclusive text-based advertising
provider for eBay outside the United States. In addition, eBay and
Google plan to integrate and launch “click-to-call” advertising
functionality that leverage both Skype and Google Talk globally in each
company’s respective shopping and search platforms. The companies said
the financial terms for certain components of the deal involve revenue
sharing, but did not disclose specific details.

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Shel Israel says Dell warned customers about the Sony hot battery problem. However, I’ve got to say not good enough here. In fact my Dell laptop does run hot. When I got a recall notice on my car once, they mailed me a letter and notified me directly. What a concept actual communication to the affected customer. 

Dell has the data to inform the customers themselves directly. Instead they are sending people to a lame web site,, asking customers to do their work for them. If you are Dell you have service codes, you have email addresses in other words you have all the data necessary to contact these people…yourself. You didn’t need to spread panic in this manner. You could have issued a statement saying “We contacted all the parties with the batteries under recall and will immediately be shipping them the new batteries after we have verified their current address.”

Dell, you can and should do better here. I want you to tell me whether I’m affected. Even if I’m not, my laptop still runs hot, why is that?   

Speaking of Dell, the Dell blog has still never acknowledged my post about USB shortcomings in my new Dell desktop. Will they ever innovate from customers?