Archive | August, 2007

KickStart Solves the Wrong Recruiting Problem

While I have not seen or used the reported Kickstart, Techcrunch described it in the following manner: “Yahoo is reported to be working on a new social networking service that matches college students to employers.” (emphasis added) This is not a knock on Yahoo!, but this is not solving the actual problem that the entire […]

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George Reyes To Retire As Google CFO

Google just sent out the following announcement. One wonders if this is the first of many senior executive exits as certain post-IPO events and timelines are reached. Time will tell. It will be extremely interesting to see if they promote from within or go outside the firm. The following is form the Google press release: […]

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WordPress 2.3 Beta 1

Wow, WordPress 2.3 Beta! Small problem I’ve still not migrated to 2.2 due to plugin incompatibility / instability – especially podpress. As I’ve stated before, I hope that many of these more complex plugins functionality gets integrated into the core of WordPress, reducing this painful upgrading issue. So my question is this, does WordPress 2.3 […]

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Google to Present at the Citigroup Technology Conference

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – August 27, 2007 – Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG) announced today that Sundar Pichai, Director of Product Management, and Nicholas Fox, Group Business Product Manager, will participate in a question-and-answer session at the Citigroup Technology Conference in New York. The session is scheduled for 4:10 p.m. Eastern Time / 1:10 p.m. Pacific Time […]

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Bloglines Version 3.0 Beta Launched

Bloglines has relaunched with with a quicker and cleaner interface based on my short period of new usage this morning. I’m checking it out more right now. Gary Price has a nice summary of the new features at Resourceshelf and there is the official Bloglines announcement. On a related topic, you may have noticed that […]

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How the Credit Crunch Could be Good for Venture Capital and Other Sectors

There is discussion tonight around the blogosphere regarding the potentially positive impact of the credit crunch on the venture capital flows. Based on the history of past cycles, like the post dot com bust and 9/11 era created the low interest rate environment that fueled the inappropriate allocation of capital to the housing market. Some […]

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One Reason Why You Should Not Start a New Online Retailer

Greg Howlett over at Marketing Pilgrim has a post today entitled “Six reasons NOT to try to be an online retailer“. Some of the people who left comments haven’t agreed with the post in some areas. I’d like to add an important reason to the conversation: Mobile will eventually shift many online retail purchases to […]

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