Browsing articles from "February, 2009"

At the DLD conference I stepped away from “social media” for a moment to speak with Central Films film producer Fernando Sulichin, one of the judges of the competition that’s currently going on at  You may know him as the producer of great films like Malcolm X and Alexander.  I talked with Fernando about […]

I met with Katie McMahon, VP Business Development at Shazam,  last month at the DLD Conference.  Shazam is a unique technology that launched in 2002 and enables music lovers to identify and capture songs from any location using just their mobile phone.  Shazam users can take a sound sample, using their mobile phone, and Shazam will return the […]

My friend Yoav Leitersdorf is founder of YL Ventures, a VC fund that is also a Network Partner at Microsoft BizSpark.  BizSpark is an innovative new program that serves to support and accelerate the success of startups by uniting them with entrepreneurial and technology resources.  BizSpark is uniting a global community of entrepreneurs to help guide […]

I attended an interesting panel discussion at LeWeb, moderated by Scott Rafer CEO of Lookery, about the trends in social advertising.  The discussion, which was called “Social Advertising: Where’s the Love?,” focused on media proven revenue streams for social software and social networks in our current economic environment, primarily on the approaches of Brand Advertising vs. Performance Advertising.  Panelists included Philip J. […]

On March 9th and 10th I will be attending the Social Networking World Forum in London, a two day conference dedicated to social networking.  At the conference representatives from leading social networks will be talking about everything from their revenue models to the future of social networking, global brands and corporations will be presenting case […]

At the DLD Conference last month, I had the privilege of meeting with Victor Cho, VP and General Manager of Internet and Software Services at Kodak.  We spoke about a few of the new and innovative things that Kodak is doing right now.  One of the company’s current focuses is on creating connected devices such as cameras and […]

Last December at the LeWeb conference in Paris I sat in on an interesting panel discussion entitled Love in Motion: Why are Mobile Social Networks Booming?  The panelists, Antonio Vince Staybol of, Dr. KF Lai of BuzzCity and Ewan Spence of WuBud, talked about what mobile social networks are, who uses them and what they […]

At DLD I had the opportunity to speak with David Sifry about his new project, Offbeat Guides.  Offbeat Guides, which launched publicly in November, is the first company to create fully customizable travel guides.  Unlike many travel guides which were written over a year ago by a travel writer who quickly popped in and out of the […]

The Internet is rapidly growing– there are new sites and content being introduced constantly.  SimilarWeb is making it easy for users to discover new content without having to search around for it.  The SimilarWeb smart browser add-on shows you related content as you surf the Web so you can easily discover similar sites and content without […]

Last week at the DLD conference I had the opportunity to speak to Constantin Bjerke, founder of is a new online video magazine all about contemporary culture that is set to launch in March and plans to feature high caliber content on the topics of Culture, Art & Design, Fashion, Lifestyle, Travel, Ideas […]