From the monthly archives:

July 2007

Well, it seems that Twitter is good for something: I watched a blog war (or at least a skirmish) blow up in real time via the "micro-blogging" app that just got funded by Fred Wilson at Union Square. First, Robert Scoble said that he was in an all-staff meeting at the company -- and that…

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Another one destined for the "No Surprise" file: HBO is planning to shut down its comedy-video site This Just In (I know, I'd never heard of it either) in August, according to Variety magazine. Why? Because -- as one NBC executive admitted when the network shut down its InnerTube site, which was supposed to compete…

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Fortune magazine has a great overview of the issues facing newspapers, using the Washington Post as a core example -- the implicit argument being: If a great newspaper with a fantastic Web property like washingtonpost.com can't make it work online, then who else has a chance? There are no easy answers, but the Fortune piece…

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From my pal Paul Kedrosky comes a video clip from new Wall Street Journal tech video-blogger Andy Jordan, who went out into the park to see whether one guy's iPhone would help improve his social life or not. Kara Swisher of All Things D has a clip of Andy explaining his new gig.  
File this one under the "No Surprise" heading in the VC database: Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures, the guy who is probably the most closely identified with Web 2.0 apps -- if only because he seems to have one of every kind of Web widget in the sidebars on his blog -- has funded…

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