From the monthly archives:

December 2006

Austin Hill -- a smart guy who founded the company that eventually became Radialpoint, and writes a venture-capital oriented blog called Billions With Zero Knowledge -- has put together what he hopes will become a Web 2.0-style charity called Gifter, and launched it with a "million-dollar blog post." For every wish that is submitted, $1…

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If you like things like podcasts, video and a widescreen look to a website, then Digg has just launched a site redesign that will be a nice ChristmaHanuKwanakah present for you, as described by both Om Malik (at NewTeeVee) and Mike Arrington at TechCrunch. But will all of these new additions help to broaden Digg's…

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Bubble-ology has become a more popular topic than ever now that Time magazine has named You as its annual Person of the Year (no, not you specifically, but the collective you -- or us; oh never mind). In fact, there's quite a bubblicious debate going on between my friend Paul Kedrosky and Josh Quittner of…

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Anyone who has been following the debate in the blogosphere over "blog payola" -- under-the-table compensation for a positive review of something -- knows the name PayPerPost.com. The company emerged earlier this year and was instantly vilified for paying bloggers to write about clients, but not requiring them to disclose that compensation. Pete Cashmore of…

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Did Peter Thiel have to practice in a mirror saying that Facebook is worth $8-billion, so that he didn't smirk at the wrong time, or worse yet, burst out laughing? I wonder. The venture capitalist and former PayPal founder certainly seems to have pulled it off, since he got Bloomberg to publish that number with…

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