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December Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

With over 100 people in attendance, the Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup continues to run strong. Entrepreneurs, VCs, IT professionals, bloggers all congregate each month to not only network with one another, but to also see the latest in the online frontier. First up… boorah.com – Eric Moyer, co-founder Boorah.com makes it easy to find a great restaurant by presenting a summary of user and professional reviews in a way that has never been done before. The service offers a unique,…

Engage or Die! ROI vs. ROP in Social Media

This isn’t an attempt at sensationalism, this is a clear message for all businesses, in every market – Engage or die! If you don’t, you’re competition will. Those who engage with customers and markets will cultivate loyalty in ways never before possible. Traditional marketers will lose, unless they embrace new media. The key however, is finding ways to measure everything in ways that mean something at every level of corporate communications. In any given day, I will sell, evangelize, educate,…

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…

Web Two Oh Chronicles – November Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

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. Fanpop – Founder Dave Lu Fanpop…

This week: The Art of Start and Launch: Silicon Valley

My friend Zoli Erdos let me know about two important events coming up this week. On November 8, 2006, make plans to attend The Art of Start and Launch Silicon Valley produced by SVASE and Garage.com. The Art of the Start is a conference dedicated to helping entrepreneurs succeed. It runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Start-up authority and popular business author Guy Kawasaki and experts from Garage, along with Silicon Valley leaders and mavericks, venture capitalists, and successful…

Web 2.0 “Bubble Free” Bar Crawl in San Francisco on Nov. 10th.

My good friend Greg Narain and I are hosting a “network free” and “bubble free” bar crawl in San Francisco on 11/10. The Crawl will take place on November 10th, 2006 at 6pm. Here are the details: The Bubble-Free Bar Crawl is a celebration of our sacrifice. This event is for everyone toiling late at night to launch their own startup and take a piece of the pie. Most importantly, it’s a time for you to bring all those who…

Web 2.3 and Beyond, What’s Really Next?

Chris Heuer, host and event organizer of Web 2point2, has requested that participants write blog posts to facilitate topics for the board to consider for the Main Talks or the “How To” sessions. Here’s another idea: As more and more events spring up and parties become the new business mixers, we can’t help but scream, “the bubble is back.” But, I’d like to learn about what really lays ahead for the new Web. With the barrier to entry so low,…

WebGuild Annual Conference – Ram Schriram Keynote

It was billed as an alternative to O’Reilly’s upcoming Web 2.0 conference in San Francisco. Was it? No. Was it related to Web 2.0? Not really. Was it still useful? Yes. Bambi Francisco and Roland Vogl, Esg. For a “Web 2.0” event however, it had a completely different group than I’m used to seeing. It seemed to mash veteran Silicon Valley professionals with up-and-coming Web 2.0 entrepreneurs. But, that’s OK. It was still, for all intensive purposes, a valuable event;…

October 2006 SF Beta Web 2.0 Mixer

Photo Credit: Beau Liening Grab a bottle of bubbles at your local Longs or RiteAid, get outside and commence blowing. Try to make one very big bubble, gander, marvel at its size, call all of your friends to see it, and then, pop. Pop? That’s so 1.0. Now, do it again…but, be careful…don’t let this one pop. Instead of filling it with air, try injecting a bit of hope and enthusiasm into each blow. Nice work….I can see the beginnings…

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