• Product blogs: NY Times First Look works

    I keep a running list of product blogs, many from Yahoo, and check into them occasionally–and every time I do, I’m disappointed at how weak (and boring) most of them are, day to day. Just shows that although the concept of keeping in touch with your customers is wonderful, figuring out how to talk to… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “As a sex writer and online sex personality, I’m not any kind of “safe” pastiche you see in mainstream media; I have chipped black nail polish, work on lethal robots for fun, have tattoos, am a fetish model, am a pro-porn pundit, a tech fetishist, and make no apologies about sex. …. On a personal… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the day

    “What would happen if Coke loosened its grip on its formula? . What if it allowed fans and chemists alike to concoct a derivative version of the soda pop, credit Coke and keep the train moving by using a Commons License to pass the recipe on and on and on.” — Frances Katz, Harvard Law… Continue Reading

  • Yahoo: Hack Day Sept 29-Oct 1

    Chad Dickerson and the rest of the Developer’s Network Yahoorati (like that one?) are holding the first ever external Yahoo Hack Day in Sunnyvale on September 29 to October 1. Expect creativity, sleeping bags, singing and technology innovation.

  • Founder Mark Pincus returns to lead Tribe

    Matt Marshall’s SiliconBeat story confirms Mark Pincus is back with tribe. I am eager to see what Mark does with the amazingly powerful Burning Man and alternative communities who are totally embedded with the service and the tools- Is there a business there no one else could imagine? And how big a business might that… Continue Reading

  • Quote of the Day

    “Google, we want to ride up front, with you, not locked in the trunk, with uncertain air supply. ” –Developer Dave Winer, explaining why Google seems to be more and more like the mid-90’s incarnation of the *evil * Microsoft as they develop more and more of their own APIs…rather than help create open source… Continue Reading

  • Noted

    Scarborough Research white paper: Web-only newspaper readers are typically between two and fifteen percent of a newspaper brand?s total audience–and they’re younger and more affluent than the print base. (Susan sez: Of course audience in other categories is growing far more rapidly, right?) (Via Paid Content) Ad Age: Will myspace launch a print magazine? (Susan… Continue Reading