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So a partner at Kleiner Perkins, one of the premier Silicon Valley investment firms, has apparently told Tom Foremski of Silicon Valley Watcher that they have “no interest in funding Web 2.0 companies any more.” For Web 2.0 devotees, this is a little like King Arthur telling you he’s really not that hot on the whole Grail thing any more, and you can stop looking now.
eBay recently stared down Google, one of America’s most important companies, and now it’s going to try its hand at winning in China, one of the world’s oldest civilizations. For those of you keeping score, this is eBay’s second attempt at succeeding in that country.
While doing some RSS feeds catchup, I actually bumped again into a weblog post that I have been meaning to share a thought or two for a little while now since it has been out there in the open for a few weeks already.
I’m in Las Vegas, but what happens here definitely won’t stay here. I’ll blog pretty regularly from the New Communications Forum, which begins this morning with pre-conference sessions, two in the morning and two (including the one I’m conducting on podcasting) in the afternoon.
The conference proper gets underway tomorrow with a keynote by David Weinberbger. Among the sessions I’m anxious to attend:
Tom Blue writes a blog called Marketing Revisited ("Lessons and Observations from the Marketing Trenches"). Last week he wrote a piece entitled "Harness the Market-making Power of Webinars." In his entry, he talked about how he had paid no attention to webinars until he was invited to be a presenter with Research In Motion (aka RIM… the company that makes the ubiquitous BlackBerry handheld communications device).
The New England Patriots pulled off an improbable upset by defeating the top seeded San Diego Chargers last Sunday in an AFC Divisional Playoff showdown. Coming off the victory, Patriot quarterback Tom Brady is enjoying a newfound surge in popularity according to the Yahoo Buzz Log.
Along with Toronto blogosphere luminaries such as David Crow of Ambient Vector and DemoCamp fame, Mark Kuznicki of Remarkk, ex-Flockster Will Pate (soon to be a Torontonian, I hear), Eli Singer of CaseCamp and Tom Purves of firestoker, I attended the launch of Don Tapscott’s new book Wikinomics – subtitled “How Mass Collaboration Changes Everything” – on Thursday at U of T. My first thought? Bob Rae looks a bit like a Muppet character.
Two of eBusiness’s most “informal” companies are top performers when it comes to making good use of their money, according to a new study. It may not come as a surprise, but Google and Apple are both extremely efficient at translating their research and development funds into products.
The Net Neutrality debate hit the floor of the United States Senate today as Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) made an impassioned plea for Net Neutrality protection, promising to use all means necessary to block Sen. Ted Stevens’ telecommunications bill unless it expressly forbade Internet discrimination.
You know, doing the PR blogger tour – or, well, just meeting other PR bloggers at a few past PR events – people ask me “why are you so hell bent on issues” or “what does it matter” when speaking about PR blogging, and the purity and honesty I demand from myself (at least try) and I demand of others.
As more companies start blogging – and the list is gaining ground – more are also making publicly available their guidelines on blogging, primarily focused on what the ground rules they have put in place are for employees who blog publicly so everyone knows the boundaries.
Nancy Evars, one of the creators of the Yahoo Search blog, says that their blog was not created for PR, but rather as a way to reach “influencers”.