• Quote of the Day

    “…the tech industry is trying to be the new media industry, and very few people in the tech industry understand what?s really happening to the economics of media… (snip) …What the user needs is help allocating a finite amount of attention. And the solution needs to be personal ? perfectly tailored to each user?s needs.… Continue Reading

  • Back from Having a Life

    So I went to Napa this weekend with three friends to get mud baths and taste wine. Last weekend, I had a party for my birthday. Blogging has been slow because, well, I’ve been focusing on other things going on–the new job, the social celebrations, the friends and family thing, the divorce papers getting signed.… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “…just a year ago most of the people at that table were celebrities to me – people who I knew through their writing but never really thought I’d ‘know’. They are my friends now, they include me in their conversations and occasionally ask for my advice. It’s thrilling, and I still feel a bit overwhelmed… Continue Reading

  • Burtonator: Yahoo’s buying Digg

    Is Kevin Burton right and Yahoo is buying Digg? If yes, that’s going to pile Y’s social media shopping cart pretty high. Kevin says, if yes “Yahoo is going to own Web 2.0.” Digg says no, not the focus, but that’s what they usually say, right? (Note: The discussion of this on digg is priceless.)

  • Lovosphere: Personals Watch

    “As of June 2005, an estimated 33.2 million people between the ages of 50 and 64, were online just in the U.S. alone. It’s not surprising to find divorced and widowed seniors are also turning to online relationship sites to find love and companionship.” Duane Dahl, Founder/Chief Executive Officer of PerfectMatch.com MediaPost: Sisterwoman’s social network… Continue Reading

  • Greetings from the Purpleplex

    So this is day #3 of my new job at Yahoo. It says something about the culture of the company that the halls are–literally–filled with candy–Red Vines, chocolates, gum, etc–it’s everywhere. Niceness also seems a part of the culture–there’s an emphasis on grace and courtsey that reminds me of my kid’s Montessori school–but hey, I’ll… Continue Reading

  • Product Development: TV Guide will roll their own

    Just announced: Gemstar-TV Guide’s created a product team to build–what else–products–for the brands. The press release says “The mandate of the group will be to enhance existing product plans at the company and to develop new products and services to further Gemstar-TV Guide’s strategy to be the leader in television guidance across multiple media platforms.… Continue Reading