From the monthly archives:

June 2006

As more than one observer has pointed out, one of the benefits of being a Web-based startup is that you can get a lot farther with less money, to the point where some Web 2.0 companies such as Flickr, del.icio.us and Writely made it all the way from tiny startup to multimillion-dollar buyout by one…

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Not much time to post today -- in the middle of moving, which is not an easy thing with three daughters, two of whom are teenagers -- but I wanted to take note of the Wall Street Journal article about bloggers finding financial backing, and not just because it mentions my friend Om Malik, who…

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My old-media pal Scott Karp over at Publishing 2.0 latched onto something that I noticed as well -- a "data point," as I like to call them -- in Mike Arrington's post about Digg launching the new broader version of its news filter next Monday. According to TechCrunch and Alexa's traffic stats, Digg has about…

Bill Gates, TV pirate

by Mathew on June 22, 2006

Sometimes it pays to read all the way to the end of an interview. In a recent chat (subscription required) between Microsoft co-founder, chairman and gazillionaire William Henry Gates III and the Wall Street Journal's tech guy Walt Mossberg, the discussion turned to the phenomenon of "social networking" and sites like video-sharing service YouTube.com. At…
I was having dinner with my fellow mesh organizers the other night, and I half-jokingly suggested that our next conference on Web 2.0 topics should be held in Second Life, the virtual world/game that some are calling "the new golf." There have been book signings (Cory Doctorow's) and talk shows in the online world, and…

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