Posts Tagged ‘techcrunch’
This was STIRR ’s sixth event and there was no doubt that it was the biggest to date. In fact they had to move from Blue Chalk in Palo Alto to The Whisper Lounge in SF in order to accomodate the growth. In discussions with Sean Ness and Joanne Wan, estimates were easily placed at about 225.
225…? Kudos STIRR team!
I wrote that headline and realized that readers could interpret it as either monthly revenue or subscribers. Well, according to Feedburner, TechCrunch hit 100k readers right on the money – literally. And, take a look at Technorati’s numbers…Techcrunch, Rank: 8 (43,393 links from 12,110 blogs).
While the number may read 100k, I believe that TechCrunch has had a much bigger impact than Feedburner or Technorati numbers can represent here.
Skeptic over at Dead “Twenty” - inside joke- ran an impressive post today regarding the ideas, benefits, and consequences of blogs taking VC funding.
I’ll run a few excerpts, but make sure to jump over there and read the full article.
He starts by asking, “So the question is, can bloggers successfully build businesses that are worth funding?” Then continues, “An even better question is: why raise the money?”
Photo credit: Scott Beale
Thank you to Scott Beale of Laughing Squid for the TechCrunch7 reference earlier…
From Laughing Squid: “Monkey Notions has made an excellent video about the Valleywag / TechCrunch Peace Accord using my photo of the now famous, less-than-enthusiastic handshake between Nick Douglas of Valleywag and Michael Arrington at the TechCrunch 7 Party.”
Quoting Brian Solis on Flickr:
TechCrunch7 Party $100,000
Open Bar $50,000
Picture of Mike and Nick shaking hands, Priceless…
Photo Credit: Scott Beale, Laughing Squid
Unfortunately I had to miss what turned out to be an amazing party. I had to sneak-in one last camping getaway with the family before the end of summer. Laurence (Lo) Toney, VP Marketplace Operations, art.com, attended TechCrunch 7 and was gracious enough to provide us with his wrap-up report.
Lo Toney, Guest Blogger, PR2.0
If you were around Silicon Valley during the 90s, then I’m sure the current Web2.0 frenzy seems familiar. If you’re fresh out of college, or if you’re a recent transplant, welcome to Bubble 2.0.
Not that this bubble is going to burst with the same “pop” as 1.0, but it does share all too familiar nuances of hype and misdirection. There are even calls to ditch 2.0 for 3.0 already.
In about a year, Michael Arrington has risen to fame and fortune through TechCrunch covering Web 2.0 startups while aligning himself with some of the most influential people in the industry. Now he is among the most influential in the industry…
A couple of weeks ago, he launched CrunchBoard to help companies and jobseekers connect and yesterday, he officially launched CrunchGear, which, according to Arrington, “will look like something between a pure blog and CNET Reviews.”
In February, Guy Kawasaki wrote an extensive article that was in essence, a strategy guide to strengthen the bridge and enhance the likeliness for PR and communications professionals to reach influential bloggers. Yes, I know, February…that was a lifetime ago in Silicon Valley. But, I think this article will only gain greater relevance as time goes on and is more important today than it was just several months ago.
In this last week, we’ve learned that Arrington is a millionaire, been hit over the head about his troubles with his site design and the resignation of his designer, and now we have uncovered that his readers are the magnet for highly niche business models.
In a very interesting series of posts, Josh Kopelman, an East Coast angel investor, fueled a fever of comments about how Web 2.0 companies are targeting the TechCrunch genre.
I have been diving head first into the emerging realm of Web 2.0, and I have to say, damn if it doesn’t feel like the 90’s all over again. I mean, the only thing missing here are the inflated marketing and PR budgets, rooftop parties, and gigantic, celebrity-studded events associated with marketing anything.com for everyone.com.
Brian Solis is principal at Altimeter Group, a research firm focused on disruptive technology. A digital analyst, sociologist, and futurist, Solis has studied and influenced the effects of emerging technology on business, marketing, and culture. Solis is also globally recognized as one of the most prominent thought leaders and published authors in new media. His new book, What's the Future of Business (WTF), explores the landscape of connected consumerism and how business and customer relationships unfold and flourish 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. Prior to End of Business, Solis released Engage, which is regarded as the industry reference guide for businesses to market, sell and service in the social web.