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SES: Jason Calacanis Does The Keynote

Sequoia Capital’s newly-minted “entrepreneur in action” delivered the morning keynote address at SES Chicago, where he talked about Digg, Digg, Spam, Digg, Netscape, Digg, Digg, and Valleywag. Our Chris Richardson dug in for the session.

Jason Calacanis Has Left AOL

Yes, ladies and gentlemen – the Jason Calacanis era at AOL appears to be over.

Jason Calacanis Departs AOL

The head of Weblogs, Inc, who sold his blog network to AOL for a reported $25 million price tag has followed his mentor, ex-CEO Jonathan Miller, out of the company.

IsiPhone The Holy Grail of Podcasting?

Reports this week of a deal between Apple Computer and Cingular, coupled with Apple’s new speech-recognition patent, have rekindled rumors of the company developing the much talked about iPhone. Would the advent of such a device herald a subsequent launch of wireless podcasting?

Wikipedia Ads, People Hating Ads and Calacanis

Just some thoughts from a post by Jason Calacanis about the good Wikipedia could do for the world if it donated ad revenue money, and then Fred Wilson’s response pointing out in the comments of Jason’s post that people hate ads, and Jason himself.

Blog Business Summit: Jason Calacanis Keynote

Jason Calacanis of Netscape/Weblogs Inc./AOL just kicked off the day at the Blog Business Summit here in lovely and cloudy Seattle.

Jason Calacanis Announces New Podcast

CalacanisCast, a weekly media, tech, finance podcast will launch in November as part of the PodTech network. The show’s sponsorships, thus far totaling $100,000, will be donated to Bay Ridge Preparatory School to provide private schooling for underprivileged children.

Calacanis Wigs Out On Non-Blogging Employees

Weblogs Inc. CEO and AOL executive Jason Calacanis has a bone to pick with AOL employees not taking his directive to launch their blogs before he counts to three. His new directive: blog or die, man.

Calacanis Enticing Diggers With Cash

Weblogs Inc and Netscape head Jason Calacanis is offering $1,000 per month to the top users on Digg, Reddit, Newsvine, Delicious, and Flickr to do for the revamped Netscape what they currently do for free for those other sites.

Alan Meckler and Jason Calacanis Face Off

The WSJ has Meckler and Calacanis discussing whether the typical blogger can make money from their blog.

Bloggers Should Think Coo-petition, Not Competition

Jason Calacanis chastises the WSJ for not directly linking to bloggers. He wants the WSJ to give blogs the credit of a direct link rather than hiding behind Javascript code. That’s touching.

Spectrum of Corporate Social Media

Dan Mitchell’s What’s Online column in the NY Times highlights the grey area of the Business Blogging Wiki:

MSN Filter – Reactions

There has been a bit of a buzz around the blogging community in the past few days with the release of Microsofts blog publishing network …

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Contextual Advertising

There is a good look at the Pros and Cons of Contextual Advertising over at Online Journalism Review today. Here’s a couple of snippets.

Calacanis Wants Publishers To Blackmail Google

Jason Calacanis wants twenty major publishers to blackmail Google into cutting off the ad dollars it gives to content-stealing websites. Funny, I thought Google had a spine. Oh, wait, it does.

High Expectations For Final Star Wars Movie

Just over a week to go until Star Wars Episode III Revenge of The Sith opens! Lots of pre-reviews are appearing around the net…

Yahoo! Starts Syndicating Overture Ads on Blogs

The blogosphere has been buzzing about the imminent arrival of Yahoo!’s answer to Google Adsense.

Seven Bloggers Named to Media 100 List

Seven bloggers have been named to The Media 100 (PDF) – Media Magazine’s annual list …

How To Use Gmail as a Personal File Server

From enGadget comes this neat looking way of using your Gmail account as a personal file server …

The Value of Advertising On Blogs

Here is a very simple way to think about the value of advertising on blogs. About.com was

Weblogs Inc. Sends VW Ad Packing

Congrats to Jason Calacanis —- our winner of the week. One of his blogs, autoblog …