Archive for July, 2005

Logoworks - Mixed review

We are launching several new little web applications and needed quick, down and dirty logos for each. I had previously posted about Logoworks raising VC money. We paid for four logos and one of them really turned out great. The other three? Well one was an absolute throw away and the […]

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Dallas Web2.0 Forum

I propose that we start the Dallas Web2.0 Forum:
Frequency of meetings: once per month (same day each month)
Duration of meetings: two hours (5-7PM)
Location of meetings: our conference room (1950 Stemmons Frwy, Suite 2013)
Format of meetings: YPO/YEO style (5 min updates, 1 presentation)
Founding members: Amit Malhotra, Stuart Watson, Mike Orren, Brian Oberkirch, and Alexander […]

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Google - Do No Evil?

So I was reminded about the ten things Google found to be true. Number six is “You can make money without doing evil.” I wonder if they still believe this one. If you are reading the scores of articles regarding the alleged Google patent of RSS advertising you might just start to […]

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Perhaps Google did NOT try to patent advertising in RSS feeds.

Interesting post from Brad Hill from the unofficial google weblog about the current buzz associated with the recent patent application for placing ad in RSS feeds. He notes that Google is not actually the applicant: “The listed inventor is Nelson Minar, whose online bio identifies him as a Google engineer. The word “Google” […]

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Fred Wilson should read this post (tips for avid blog readers)

In a previous post I revealed that Fred Wilson had abandoned his newsreader. I had a few suggestions, but I think this recent post from To-Done! Working to live might be more helpful. If you are an avid reader of blogs check it out - Fred - you check it out too!

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OPML files - have you ever lost yours?

This afternoon I spent an hour cleaning up my newsreader. I started to think about the number of hours I have spent adding RSS feeds and organizing those feeds in my newsreader (I use netnewswire). What if I lost my OPML file (the file that lists all of my RSS feeds and their […]

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The Internet is amazing…

This evening I engaged in a few simultaneous instant messaging conversations with our people and I was struck by how amazing the Internet is.
My first IM session was with our coder in Sweden (Daniz), the second IM session was with our template designer in Argentina (Rodrigo), the third IM session was with our […]

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Quiet venture deals and the emergence of Business Week’s blog

Business Week has some of the best blog content available on the internet. If you have not had a chance to subscribe to their content you should take some time and do so immediately. For those of you who are not regular readers Justin Hibbard reported on the ‘Quiet Deals of Q2‘ in […]

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Mind of a Manager, Soul of a Leader (am I going mad?)

This evening I was reading Matt Blumberg’s OnlyOnce blog and it caused me to think about an indicent I had at Architel this morning. Matt reviews Craig Hickman’s Mind of a Manager, Soul of a Leader. Craig’s thesis is that the ideal organization is balanced and integrated between the two extremes. Matt […]

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Great cross-platform widget workshop - Konfabulator! - bought by Yahoo!

Yahoo announced the acquisition of Konfabulator today.
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Tom Coates and I have a lot in common.

Tom Coates wrote in his blog today about the dearth of Web 2.0 style start-ups in the U.K. His entry titled, “Where are all the UK start-ups?” is a great analogy to my feelings along a similar vien “Where are all of the Texas start-ups?” Lengthly, but worth it read. Check it […]

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Great meeting with Mike Orren from Pegasus News

Last night Mike Orren and I got together at Fuse to have a few drinks and to talk about his new company Pegasus News. The company is ‘Web 2.0esque’, but it might be better described as Journalism 2.0. Several influential and smart angel investors are backing the venture with their money and experience. […]

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Next Web 2.0 toy from the elves at Weblogs Work

During SuperNova2005 one of the presenters was polling the audience to see who had cameras intergrated with their phones (about half did). He narrowed the group to almost zero by asking how many people had cameras who were older than 35. This really started me thinking about cellphones and cameras.
Last weekend I was […]

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elfURL was just CRUNCHED by TechCrunch!

Thanks to the guys at Archimedes Ventures via TechCrunch for the shout-out. Here is their elfURL profile.
If you are a follower of things associated with Web 2.0 you might want to subscribe to their feed - I know I do!

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elfURL is the elfin Web 2.0 way to shorten giant URLs.

Last Monday I posted an entry with an idea for a new little Web 2.0 application to replace Tinyurl. Basically I suggested that it would be helpful to have a tool to make long URLs shorter, while at the same time providing a way to apply delicious tags, while at the same time adding […]

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