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STIRR It Up! Founder’s Mixer 1.6 Raises the Bar

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! STIRR is an effective mix of “live” social and business networking among a highly qualified crowd of tech innovators,…

September SF NewTech Meetup

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. Organized by Joel Sacks, CNET and Marketing Strategist at BuzzShout, and Myles Weissleder, VP of Communications for Meetup, SF NewTech Meetup is similar in format to the Silicon Valley event, but targeted…

September Silicon Valley NewTech Meetup

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. For those of you too…

O’Reilly and CMP Announce the 2.0 of Web 2.0 Conferences

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. Just a bit of quick background for you…The invite-only Web 2.0 Conference launched…

YouSendIt – IGetIt – An easy way to send large files online

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. According to Dropload’s site, it is a place for you…

TechCrunch Hits 100k

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. Let’s not talk about the accuracy or relevance of Web 2.0,…

Dead 2.0 Runs Killer Article – Should VCs fund bloggers’ wet dreams?

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?” His post explores the market as well as high profile funded…

Lifebits, the Future of Personal Content Sharing?

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…

Web 2.0 Bullsh**t Generator

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…

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