Archive for February, 2006

Howard broke radio, now radio wants to break him. . .

CBS sues Howard Stern.  Best part?  43 page complaint!!!

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Favorite 43 Best List? Presidents!

My favorite 43 best list has to be the 43 Best Presidents.  Check it out here.  It is hard to argue this one…

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Lists? How about one more? 43 Best Blogs in the Universe!

A friend of ours is starting a new blog network and he launched a new ‘Top Blogs’ list (I won’t mention who is doing it or what it is called) and it reminded me of a post Josh Hallett wrote last August titled, "List of Blogs Nobody Reads by Should and Other Lists."
His […]

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YouTube, great source for parodies!

Ever wonder what YouTube was good for?  Parodies.  This one gave me a chuckle.  Great production values!  Almost makes me want to go out and by the Microsoft iPod.  Thanks Brian for pointing it out.
 

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Making a difference in my life . . .

Periodically people will ask me why I have been successful in business. This question is funny to me because I don’t actually feel all that successful - mostly I feel like I am a work in progress. But nevertheless I do get the question. I normally joke with the questioner and move […]

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WTF Russell Beattie

I just spent a few minutes reading the lastest post from Russell Beattie titled "wtf 2.0." He spends 15+ paragraphs ranting about how "The worst thing about all the Web 2.0 hype is the complete loss of business perspective."
I guess I am not sure what all the fuss is about. I am not […]

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BarCamp Austin

 
We will be down for SXSW so stopping in at BarCamp Austin seems like a good idea. 

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Mashing up PodServe, FrankenFeed & InstantFeed

I came up with a quick tool mashup that I thought I would share with you. Weblogs Work have several managed podcasts for clients on PodServe. I used FrankenFeed to combine each of the podcast feeds into a single “monster” feed. Then I took that “monster” feed and used InstantFeed to deliver […]

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SimpleTicket Organizational Meeting

Starting next Tuesday (2/28/06) the SimpleTicket team will be holding a standing conference call at 10:00AM Con Bridge: 214.550.3540. The calls will last between 10 minutes and an 30 minutes as needed. We will be discussing the future of the project, ongoing initiatives, and division of duties. The calls will be open to anyone interested […]

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USPTO issues patent to Neil for Internet (Al Gore is pissed)

So you can get a patent for just about anything.  Just ask Neil Balthaser, he got a patent for internet applications that use Flash, Flex, Java, Ajax, and XAML.  The smart people at the USPTO wouldn’t know a rich-media applicaiton if it bit them on the ass.  Check this one out:
The patent, No. 7,000,180 or […]

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Canadian University bans Wi-Fi, Sweet’N Low will Stay!

Fred Gilbert, the president of Lakehead University in Canada has decided to limit Wi-Fi on campus.  He made the order "on the basis of possible health risk from the technology, especially to young people. Inconclusive studies into possible links between radio transmissions and leukemia and brain tumors from, among others, scientists for the California Public […]

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From the gapingvoid: COLOR!

 
Leonard said it first, "Hugh discovers Colour !!!!!"

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Relax it is just a podcast . . .

I was listening to David Parmet’s post on the Naked Conversation Discussion Podcast (a public podcast on PodServe) where he describes his involvement in Shel and Robert’s book and it occured to me that I have certainly expectations regarding production values.  For some reason I think that podcasts should have a radio-level production value.  But […]

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Elevator Pitch Podcast

First, we renamed the Investment Pitch Podcast, it is now the Elevator Pitch Podcast. We have lots of folks who want to upload their elevator pitch, but are not looking for money right now for various reasons. I think the new name reflects the purpose of the podcast better than the old name. […]

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eBay + LinkedIn = Prosper Marketplace

At least according to VentureWire.  They describe Prosper as a mix of both types of companies.  Prosper’s goal is to connect borrowers with money lenders, while leaving banks out in the cold.  Brrr…
The company just closed a Series B investment of $12MM lead by Fidelity Ventures (including Accel, Benchmark, Omidyar Network).  Accel and Benchmark invested […]

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