Tag Archive 'Web 2.0'

Meet ‘Garbo’: The anti-social network

Like many people, Randy Hallet is fed up with the Facebooking of the planet. Unlike most, he’s decided to do something about it. The 30-something Webpreneur has created what he calls “the anti-social network.” Hallet declined to speak by phone, though he did agree to an interview via Twitter. He tweeted: “I’m fed up with [...]

Conversation, My Ass

Michael Arrington’s sudden hiatus from TechCrunch belies a bigger problem on the ‘social’ web: it’s getting more and more anti-social. Even Cringe is feeling the effects.

Social media search: A stalker’s paradise?

Don’t look now, but you’re being watched. And now that I’ve signed up for Spokeo.com, I could be the one watching you. Spokeo is a search engine that uses email addresses to find people across the social Web. Give the site your log-on info for Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, or AOL – or just upload [...]

Web of the Living Dead

Last week it was I Want Sandy. Yesterday, Pownce. Which Web 2.0 startups will disappear tomorrow? Twitter? Facebook?? Consolidation fever has gripped the valley, and that’s not good. Last week it was IWantSandy. Yesterday, Pownce. Tomorrow, who knows? The current financial crisis is claiming a passel of Web 2.0 startups whose VC sugar daddies appear [...]

Is Yahoo Dead?

Thanks to the DOJ, Google has backed out of its partnership with Yahoo — leaving the #2 search company dangling helplessly over the jaws of Microsoft. Can it survive?

Seven things IT should be doing (but isn’t)

Taking a hard, honest look at what you need to accomplish is the key to keeping your business competitive — and yourself gainfully employed (This post originally appeared on Infoworld.com) by Dan Tynan Pity the poor IT managers. They’re expected to know what their end-users want need, even if their end-users can’t articulate it themselves. [...]

Quiz: Tech Celebrities 2.0

(Note: An edited/augmented version of this piece appeared on Infoworld.com.) Sure, you may know all about the garage where Apple was born, Michael Dell’s dorm room, or Bill Gates’ youthful indiscretions. But that’s all so 1997. The old guard of the PC revolution are giving way to the young Web 2.0 turks redefining technology for [...]

VCs to Startups: Don’t Show Me the Money — Yet

(This entry originally appeared on Wired.com. It’s here now though ….) by Dan Tynan The last thing Philip Bensaid wants to think about is making money. The co-founder of Crusher, a hip, Web 2.0-ish take on invitation sites like Evite, he’s determined to keep his self-funded firm revenue- and ad-free, at least for the time [...]