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.

Month: March 2007

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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Internet

TechCrunch chooses edgeio to power Crunchboard

My edgeio co-founder Mike Arrington has chosen the edgeio classified boards product to power his Crunchboard listings marketplace. Crunchboard is focused on job listings and charged $200 per month for a listing. previously it was a home grown solution that was expensive to build and to run. Now Mike gets the service for free and we handle running it. His cost is a 20% share of revenue. The phenomenon of sites launching listings boards is interesting. It is kinda strange that content owners in the print world have made significant revenues from listings ($17bn in 2006) yet online listings are

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Internet

Google Finance launches Video and extended market quotes

Om Malik reports that Google Finance has had a makeover. it doesn’t seem like a lot but I think the direction is great. Video and Audio are a big part of investor relations these days. For example the entire Morgan Stanley Technology conference is being WebCast. Expect Google to increasingly “organize the finance worlds information”. That will certainly include these company snapshots presented to investors by CEOs and CFOs. Earningscast is one of my projects, and we recently started posting company earnings or announcements as slides and audio synchronized in mp4 files. It wouldn’t surprise me to see these show

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announcement

OpenCoffee meetup in Palo Alto

My good friend Saul Klein has bullied and cajoled me into hosting an opencoffee meetup in Palo Alto. They will be on Tuesday mornings at 8.30am. We will meet in Deuce France (my favorite coffee and pastries place). It has great coffee and awesome pan au raison or pan au chocolat. The goal is to provide a place to meet and greet entreprenuers from outside the US who are in the Valley looking for help/guidance/conversation or just great coffee and pastries. It kicks off next Tuesday. Deuce France is in Town and Country Village, on the corner of El Camino

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