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Jim Lanzone Leaves Ask to Join Redpoint Ventures as Entrepreneur in Residence

Rustybrick reports that Jim Safka has taken over as CEO of Ask.com and that Jim Lanzone has joined Redpoint Ventures as an entrepreneur in residence. Some point to the recent increase traffic at ask.com traffic and ask why? It’s hard to tell exactly what terms Jim left under, nevertheless it’s great to see that he […]

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Ask Launches AskEraser

Ask.com today officially announces AskEraser. What’s AskEraser? When enabled by the user, AskEraser completely deletes all future search queries and associated cookie information from Ask.com servers, including IP address, User ID, Session ID, and the complete text of their queries. An AskEraser link is featured prominently in the upper right corner of the Ask.com homepage […]

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Happy Thanksgiving 2007

As always Rustybrick has a great holiday logo summary. My only add on is the following. Take a minute to read the full history of the holiday – it’s not about a day off and football.

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Ad Age Interviews IAC’s Barry Diller

Last week, I wrote about the breakup of IAC by Barry Diller. At the time I stated: He’s quite animated and interesting to listen to, I wish he did loosely structured calls like this more often. Today Adage released an interview with Mr. Diller. In it he adds some sensibility to the Facebook valuation discussions, […]

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IAC Split Up Conference Call Summary

In the call it was stated that Barry Diller will continue as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of IAC. There are a ton of other reports. I won’t repeat all of that, I’ll just point out the conference call highlights. He’s quite animated and interesting to listen to, I wish he did loosely structured calls […]

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Will You Attend SMX Local & Mobile Denver Next Week

I’ll be attending the first ever SMX Local & Mobile conference next week in Denver!!! Chris Sherman, who talks about why he is excited about the event in this post, and Greg Sterling have both put in a tremendous amount of work into researching and programming this highly unique and special event. You may view […]

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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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