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 market value of about $154 billion.
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
Daya Baran, president of WebGuild, let me know about an event that they are hosting on November 29 at Google.
* 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.
Scott Beale, primary tentacle at Laughing Squid, will fuse tech, culture and community tonight at the highly anticipated Laughing Squid: Decade 2 at Mighty in SF. There will be three main areas, the big room inside, a smaller side room (chill lounge area) and the outside area.
This is a must-attend event.
Have plans this weekend? Now you do.
PodCamp West is a must-attend (oh and free) event this weekend that will cover all things related to podcasting and video blogging. Whether you’re a beginner, curious or an advanced practitioner, PodCamp West is designed to help everyone, at every level, share and learn.
It’s a two-day event, starting at 12 and running until 6.
Oh, but wait, I almost forgot, there are also two parties hosted by Vic Podcaster and the PodCamp West team.
The November Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup was held at the AOL campus in Mountain View this month with over 100 entrepreneurs, VCs, bloggers, programmers and executives in attendance.
Kudos to Vincent Lauria for growing into a monthly must-attend meetup.
This time around, we tried something a bit different – video instead of pictures! Alison McNeill was out there interviewing the presenters to help viewers get a better sense and perspective of each featured company.
It’s not social media if the rest of the PR industry isn’t socializing…
I was a last-minute invite to the Bulldog Reporter Advanced PR Technology in Practice event in San Francisco on Friday to discuss Social Media and successful examples in today’s PR landscape.
I joined Sally Falkow, a fellow Social Media Club member, and Eric Schwartzman, on the “Brave New World of Social Media” panel.
As part of the continuing saga of video interviews with the latest players in tech, Alison McNeil, Jeff Smith and the rest of the PR2.0 crew headed up to SF Beta to hear poetry?
Yes, it’s true. No demos this time…just Haiku.
Meetro (Vinnie Lauria / VP)
CivicEvolution (Brian Sullivan / Founder)
Rooftop Comedy (Will Rogers / Co-Founder)
ShopCastTV (Eric Swan / Founder)
The Forbin Group (Cindy Phung / Worker Bee)
BuzzShout (James Yu / Co-Founder)
Diigo (Maggie Tsai / Co-Founder)
Today I’m speaking at the Bulldog Reporter Advanced PR Technology in Practice event in San Francisco. It is an intensive update on how to exploit the state of the art for increased visibility, greater ROI and crisis management.
Joanne Wan, Mixer Chair of the Monte Jade Science and Technology Association, informed us of an event we think you should know about.
Next Tuesday, Nov 14, she will be moderating a great panel (e.g. Trinity Ventures, FanPop, and Mobile80) focused on the topic of transitioning from employee to founder of your own company. The evening will also include a networking mixer filled with aspiring and current entrepreneurs.
Brian Solis is a digital analyst, anthropologist, and also a futurist. In his work at Altimeter Group, Solis studies the effects of disruptive technology on business and society. He is an avid keynote speaker and award-winning author who is globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders in digital transformation.
His most recent book, What's the Future of Business: Changing the Way Businesses Create Experiences (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold in four distinct moments of truth. His previous book, The End of Business as Usual, explores the emergence of Generation-C, a new generation of customers and employees and how businesses must adapt to reach them. In 2009, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.