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Women2.0’s Converting Your Passion into a Real Business

by Alison McNeill of FutureWorks I attended the panel and mixer at Stanford University called “Converting Your Passion into a Real Business.” The event was sponsored by women2.0, bases and Entrepreneur27. A great mix of folks made up the panel including: Liz Gannes: Reporter for GigaOM. She mainly focuses on consumer-oriented startups and other technology stories. Tim Johnson: Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing at jangl, Inc. jangl allows users to talk anonymously on your phone (on any phone). For example,…

New Media Release Cast #11 – The Evolution of Press Releases

Chris Heuer, Shel Holtz, Tom Foremski, and I recorded the latest edition of the New Media Release NMRCast for Shel’s award-winning For Immediate Release (FIR) podcast. Welcome to NMRCast episode #11, a 29-minute podcast recorded live from the San Francisco Bay Area and Kansas City, MO. We discussed reactions to the social media release concept; announced an upcoming social media release summit; and invited PR pros to post their case studies to the social media release wiki. In This Edition:…

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…

Social Media Club Forms Working Group to Develop New Standard for Press Release

On the heels of its official launch, Social Media Club (SMC) formed the Media Release Working Group to begin development of the hRelease , a new standard for modernizing the traditional press release for a Web-centric world. The Media Release Working Group will work closely with the Microformats community, while evaluating other technologies such as XPRL, XBRL, and NewsML to establish a standard way of organizing, tagging, distributing, and sharing ‘official’ organizational communications among blogs and other online communities. The…

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