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Is Pownce the Twitter or Jaiku Killer?

There’s a new kid on the block and the edglings are a twitter over whether there’s room for another player in the presence application market. Pownce, the latest brain child from Digg founder, Kevin Rose, is off to a whirlwind start, with many asking whether or not it is already the “new” Twitter and Jaiku Killer. While Twitter and Jaiku are the current leaders, we’re really still too early to predict winners and losers in a market that is far…

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…

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…

Office 2.0 Kicks off in San Francisco

The Office 2.0 reception kicked off last night at SF MOMA. It was actually a grand affair, at least by Web 2.0’s more humbled event precedents. It truly drew an all-star crowd and the dialogue in there was pretty enlightening. Ismael Ghalimi Chris Heuer and Tara Anderson Steve Gilmor Aside from discussing business models, technology, the state of Web 2.0, and the future of Office 2.0, it was also room-filled with familiar faces and friendly conversation among thought-leaders catching-up in-between…

S.F. Bay Area Web 2.0 September Meetup

Written by Alison McNeill I had the pleasure of attending the S.F. Bay Area Web 2.0 executive group meeting, at Plug and Play Tech Center in San Jose. Shobeir Shobeiri, business relationship manager for Plug and Play, organized and hosted the event. When I asked him about his inspiration for starting such a group he told me he wanted to, “create a group for executives to grow together.” Simple enough. He continued, “Our group is intended to grow a community…

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…

The SiliconValley and SF NewTech September Meetups

I will be attending both NewTech meetups this week. Stop by and say hello! Silicon Valley Tuesday, September 5, 2006, 7:00 PM Presenters include: Video Egg – Video publishing over easy! [Joe Hurd] Boompa – Your garage online! [Ethan Lance and Dave Snider] Zazzle – Buy, sell and create custom products [Jeff Beaver] San Francisco Wednesday, September 6, 2006, 7:00 PM Yousendit – Khalid Shaikh on how to send BIG email files with ease. Civic Evolution – Brian Sullivan on…

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…

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