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Converting Your Passion into a Real Business

Women 2.0 (a division of Entrepreneur27) and Stanford BASES are hosting their next event focused on individuals who went against tradition and took big risks, resulting in careers that they really enjoy. In many cases, these entrepreneurs actually “created” or joined real business based on their passions, allowing them to earn a living doing something they love. Event: Converting Your Passion into a Real Business Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2006 from 6:00PM to 8:00PM Location: Stanford University, Room 420-040 in…

Web 2point2 – The Interviews

Recently, we attended Web 2point2, an ‘unconference’ driven by participants and based on conversations, not powerpoints. The people who attended the event are the influentials in the Blogosphere and Web 2.0 movement – the folks in the trenches doing the real work, starting up new companies and sharing their understanding of what they learn. In short, the crowd will be largely made up of peers and contemporaries in the resurgence of the Web. Alison McNeill and I were on site…

The Sky is Falling 2.0

Photo Credit: Gary Shaw I lamented over whether or not to write this post, but felt that it was absolutely necessary in order to stop any potential widespread panic after Dave Winer’s post that semi predicts the end of Bubble 2.0. According to Winer, “In the late 90s, we knew the end would come, and we knew what the end would look like — a stock market crash of the dotcom sector. So, if Web 2.0 is a bubble, and…

Are We Ready for Web 3.0?

www.3.0 Living in Silicon Valley has been an intoxicating and suffocating experience all wrapped up into a lavish party with gourmet food and cocktails poured through a block of chiseled ice. Everyday I live, breath, sleep everything two dot oh, and what started as a way of making the web more dynamic and interactive, is now one big pool of punch where programmers, marketers, and startup founders are the new rock stars and everyone wants to jump in to take…

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part I

STIRR has set the bar pretty high, and it has earned its place as the reigning champ for monthly tech/Web 2.0 business events. Note, that I will stop using words such as “mixer” and “networking event” because they cast a horrible misconception on what STIRR is really all about. The secret of STIRR’s success is that its founders, Sanford Barr, Sean Ness, and Dan Arkind carefully screen their invite only (and wait list application) lists in order to fill the…

Let’s STIRR Things Up A Bit – Web 2.0 Event Soars to New Heights, Part II

Part I of the STIRR 1.8 series featured the written wrapup report. Part II is our video report, complete with interviews. Alison McNeill was on hand to capture the excitement. Footage includes: Frucall Kongregate Krugle Liftopia Mycroft now Inchorus Swapthing Techdirt Video One – Rafe Needleman, Kongregate, Krugle Video Two – Liftopia, InChorus, Swapthing, TechDirt (note: turn your volume up) Congrats to Sanford Barr, Sean Ness, and Dan Arkind on the best STIRR yet. * The video project has been…

Google Tops $500 Per Share

Search leader, and start-up gobbler, Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) surpassed the $500 mark for the first time today. This is a significant milestone which only took a little over two years to achieve – making its initial public offering of $85 per share seem like a bargain today. And, if you think about it, it really has been a meteoric rise for the pair of Stanford University graduate students, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to go from a garage to a…

Ladies and Gentlemen, Allow Me to Introduce bub.blicio.us

Welcome to the Bubble Sung to Guns and Roses “Welcome to the Jungle” Welcome to the bubble We’ve got fun and games We got everything you want, and we know the names We are the people that can find whoever you may need If you got the ruby honey, We got your VCs In the bubble, Welcome to the bubble watch it bring you to your na na na na na na na na knees, knees We wanna watch you…

WebGuild Hosts SEO for Web 2.0 at Google HQ

Daya Baran, president of WebGuild, let me know about an event that they are hosting on November 29 at Google. Event focus: * How web 2.0 companies can increase their traffic and ranking using search engines. * Why all content can’t be tucked away behind a membership login? * How to open up internal data to the search engines without compromising user privacy? * Structural barriers limiting indexability and maximizing the spiderability of web sites. Event description: Web 2.0 is…

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