Posts Tagged ‘web2.0’
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!
On the heels of the Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup in Palo Alto on Tuesday, I spent the day in San Francisco at the Social Media Club HQ specifically to attend my first SF event – well that and a million other things on the SF to do list.
Your host, Vincent Lauria
Last night’s Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup was definitely the biggest yet.
Vincent “Vinnie” Lauria again took center stage to welcome guests, which included VCs, engineers, programmers, entrepreneurs, bloggers, and plenty of CEOs.
The evening’s lineup included four up-and-coming Web startups, some more well known than others (and maybe one that really isn’t a startup per se). And interestingly enough, all seem to have found their niche for creating a loyal customer-base.
It’s true, throughout the rise of everything “two point oh,” O’Reilly is not only leading a movement, but is also learning many things along the way, such as, there’s money to be made from new Web duex companies, when they themselves have yet to figure out how to generate significant revenue, and, that sometimes bad publicity can have major “net” results…sorry, had to fit in the pun.
Last month at STIRR, I was introduced to YouSendIt, “the leader in file delivery.” It’s an interesting service that allows anyone to send large files, securely, to contacts through email, bypassing any filters or limits set in place by admins on other side of the firewall.
For a couple of years, I’ve used a similar service from Dropload – basically, when I needed to send files in excess of 5-10MB.
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?”
A friend of mine let me know about his latest venture. Alex Limberis is the CEO of a new Silicon Valley startup, Lifebits.
Lifebits is a personal content sharing service that makes it easier for the average consumer to capture, catalog and share their digital memories.
Alex and company are genuinely excited about this service and it will formally launch within the next couple of months. Lifebits aims to solve real problems for real consumer that capture a lot of life events and then struggle to store, share, and catalog them in a sensible way.
Alright, while we’re at it…guess who holds the number one spot on Blogpulse? Nope, not TechCrunch, it’s the The Web 2.0 Bullshit Generator™ brought to you by Emptybottle.org.
According to the homepage, “The web is getting hot and sweaty again, and the dollars are flying almost as fast as the bullshit.”
That statement couldn’t be more accurate. As someone working in PR and writing for this site, you have no idea how many of these verbs, adjectives, and market disruptors I hear on a daily basis.
This is a hilarious and painfully accurate parody of the unique world of Web 2.0 logos…although we’re missing lime green here. The Web 2.0 Logo Creatr by Alex P. has created a small frenzy on the web and managed to climb to # 15 on the latest BlogPulse analysis report.
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.