I am a founder and CEO at SignalRank, a data driven technology company. I publish a weekly newsletter – That Was The Week – on Substack. The posts here are pulled from it. I also have a video podcast with Andrew Keenthat accompanies it each week. You can see the full catalogue on AnchorSpotify , Youtubeand Apple Podcasts. And I am a regular guest on Steve Gillmor’s The Gillmor Gang.

Year: 2007

Features Google

Google and the newspapers

Over the long labor day weekend Google announced a serious change in the way Google News will relate to the various wire services and the newspaper industry. The change could have a dramatic impact on the traffic Google News sends to newspaper web sites. There have been several commentaries on the developments and Techmeme has been a great source tracking them. The New York Times, ironically carrying a Reuters syndicated article, said                 “Google is playing host to articles from four news agencies, including The Associated Press, the company said Friday, setting the stage for it to generate advertising revenue

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announcement

launching seriouslymedia

  I decided to start publishing a blog about the challenges and opportunities facing the media business because I think the subject is seriously interesting. I read almost everything and everybody, and there are some great resources (paidcontent.org; techcrunch; ReadWriteWeb; GigaOm; Henry Blodget’s blog; Jeff Jarvis, Don Dodge, various industry research analysts, the media itself, and many more). So, I thought, why not write about what I read? It will give me a great opportunity to begin to say what I think, and force me to be sufficiently disciplined to digest and evolve my views. If I am really fortunate

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announcement edge edgeio Web 2.0

edgeio has announced the paid content platform. Distributed Commerce meets Web 2.0

Press release for download Product Description given to Gnomedex Attendees News from the Web on this: Digg – here Techmeme – here and here ReadWrite web – here TechCrunch – here Venturebeat – here Gnomedex – here Jeff Jarvis – here Dan Farber – ZDNet – here Rob Hof at BusinessWeek – here Bub.blicio.us – here Mashable – here Forecast Blog – here It has been a great effort by the team at edgeio to get this launched. The company now has 6000 advertisers who will, by September, have 29 million classified ads in the system, and with the launch

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Keith Teare, Mike Arrington TechCrunch

Techcrunch founder Michael Arrington is even more famous

Fred Vogelstein from Wired has written a really good profile of TechCrunch and Michael Arrington. It manages to capture the Mike that I know and love. The profile starts out with the story of 3 Dutch entrepreneurs descending on Mikes house at 10am one Tuesday morning, wearing white suits and carrying a latte and a croissant. They have posted their own version of events here and also a video embedded below: http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-185548633391839509&hl=en Techmeme is following the discussion. I have to own up to the fact that it was my suggestion that the guys go and wake Mike up (they had

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Web 2.0

Debating Andrew Keen tonight

I will be at the Campbell Barnes & Noble tonight debating author Andrew Keen and his debating partner Nick Carr. Joining me will be Steve Gilmor and the moderator is Dan Farber of ZDNet. Here is an excerpt from Andrew’s Blog. Nick Carr’s Big Switch by ZDNet‘s Andrew Keen — Nicholas Carr, amongst the most incisive and profound critic of information technology, will be in Silicon Valley tonight (7.00 pm), at Campbell’s Barnes and Noble bookstore in conversation with ZDNet honcho Dan Farber, Edgeio co-founder/CEO Keith Teare, and Gillmor Gang ringleader & Podtech exec Steve Gillmor, and me. While the

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Mike Arrington TechCrunch Web 2.0

TechCrunch20 web site goes live

It seems like a long time ago that Jason Calcannis and Mike Arrington announced their intention to host a conference for startups in the fall. It was at the DEMO conference at the start of the year. Well ….. TechCrunch20 is now real and today the web site went live with more details of the event. “The format is simple: Twenty of the hottest new startups from around the world will announce and demo their products over a two day period at TechCrunch20. And they don’t pay a cent to do this. They will be selected to participate based on

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announcement Mike Arrington TechCrunch Web 2.0

It is true. Heather Harde is new TechCrunch CEO

Om Malik has the scoop but this is something I have been keeping under my hat for several weeks. Heather Harde, former Fox Interactive Media executive, responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, is to be the new CEO of TechCrunch. ———————————————————————- UPDATE Mike has now confirmed the news here. ———————————————————————- Heather was a key figure in Fox’s strategy to acquire the key assets needed to turn itself into a major Internet presence. She is accomplished, charming and as sharp as a razor. It’s a major coup for Mike and TechCrunch to recruit her. I believe it augurs well for TechCrunch that

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announcement Internet

Salim Ismail to head Yahoo Brickhouse

TechCrunch reports that Salim Ismail is to head the Yahoo Brickhouse project. Yahoo’s intention is to create an internal incubator – think Google Labs – and so encourage innovation and productizing akin to forming lots of internal startups. Salim is a great choice for this role. Currently heading up Confabb (to be replaced by David Dell) Salim is a serial startup guy. His most recent stint was at PubSub where he served as co-founder and latterly CEO. I have known Salim for quite a few years now. He has been a great thought partner during the gestation of edgeio and

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