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The Marshall Kirkpatrick not-so-secret formula for making big announcements

I have been on one side or the other of thousands of tech company announcements – from making tiny feature announcements at a startup that doesn’t exist anymore to reporting under embargo on many, many other peoples’ startup launches and keeping it a secret that Neil Young was going to make a big announcement at [...]

Viral Video: Exposing Harassment On the Streets of New York

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be catcalled and followed by numerous creepy dudes on big city streets, or, you just want someone else to see what it’s like for themselves, then this week’s video is for you. Heads up: it doesn’t look fun. Show More Summary

How I raised millions of dollars for my startup from famous investors like Mark Cuban: by blogging a lot

Other people at startups often ask me how I connected with Little Bird lead investor Mark Cuban, among the many other awesome investors we’ve raised money from for our startup. Our technology finds the most influential people in any industry and helps you build relationships with them – but our first fundraising relationships were mostly [...]

Despite Disappointments, Social Is Still Top Marketing Priority for SMBs — Survey

2 days agoMedia / New Media : Screenwerk

Local directory site Manta has come out with another of its regular SMB surveys, most of which I don’t write about because they tend to be focused on taxes, politics or hiring and are intended to attract mainstream news coverage. The most recent one however a couple of findings that struck me. The survey asked, […]

Three Things Cory Doctorow Wants You to Know About Privacy

Featured image: Joi Ito, CC BY NC 2.0 Activist, author, blogger, journalist and self-described “Facebook vegan,” Cory Doctorow presented a fire hose of information about Internet privacy at the University of Washington’s Kane Hall on October 25. Show More Summary

Science Fiction: Apple Makes A Toaster Fridge…

  …a supremely elegant one, naturally. Plummeting iPad sales rekindle fantasies of a hybrid device, a version that adopts PC attributes, something like a better execution of the Microsoft Surface Pro concept. Or not. For a company that...Show More Summary

Science Fiction: Apple Makes A Toaster Fridge…

  …a supremely elegant one, naturally. by Jean-Louis Gassée Plummeting iPad sales rekindle fantasies of a hybrid device, a version that adopts PC attributes, something like a better execution of the Microsoft Surface Pro concept. Or not. Show More Summary

The two things that could hurt Google 

  Google’s recent Search Box feature is but one example of the internet giant’s propensity to use weird ideas to inflict damage upon itself. This sheds light on two serious dangers for Google: Its growing disconnection from the realShow More Summary

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