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: September 2008

Features Internet Strategy

De-portalization and Internet Revenues I

I am re-posting this from the edgeio blog. Mainly because I think it has current relevance and will in future have historical value. I’m not certain the edgeio blog will continue to exist, so this is the new home for the post. Since it was originally written we have seen the rise of Adbrite, Glam, Sugar Publishing, Digg and other businesses based on understanding the proliferation of publishing, reading habits, and advertising away from the big portals. I also note that Chris Anderson of Long Tail fame commented on the post, something I failed to notice originally. So, here is

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fotonauts in the wild

In spite of Mike banning us from competing for any of the prizes at TechCrunch50 (due to my shareholding in both TechCrunch and fotonauts and so a perceived conflict of interest) Jean-Marie Hullot, David Rosenblatt and I had a great time at the event last week. We showed the world fotonauts for the first time, launching the private beta of the Mac and Windows application and the web service. To top it all CNet (which had no conflict) put us in the top ten companies from both TechCrunch50 and DEMO. You can see Jean-Marie’s 8 minute presentation, sign up to

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