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: 2010

Internet

After Chirp, is Twitter related investing still smart?

Robert Scoble cornered Ron Conway in the hallway at the Chirp conference yesterday and in the aftermath of Twitter acquiring Tweetie, and announcing their own URL shortening service, asked the big question. Is it still sensible to invest in companies seeking to expand or enhance the use of Twitter in some way? Ron is unequivocal in his answer. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vW-bhzX6sxk&w=640&h=385] For what it’s worth I think Ron is right…. as usual 🙂 TechMeme Link here

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iPad

seriouslyipad.com

Many of you will be familiar with the project I have been incubating over the past 18 months or so. s.erious.ly. It is predicated on two ideas. One is the trend (now almost complete) of the deportalization of internet content. The second is the success of companies like Glam Media and Sugar Publishing is proving the value of passion based content networks. Today, the 4th site in the group was launched – seriouslyipad. It is aggregating – in real time – all articles from a selection of highly rated sites about the iPad. Feel free to subscribe, comment, or hang

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Internet

Internet and TV, are we at the tipping point?

Walt Mossberg today reviewed a couple of new technologies that allow you to beam video from a PC to a TV wirelessly. Pretty cool, but IMHO there is not a big demand for this. More interesting is the discussion about whether we are at the tipping point between TV and the internet, where more and more people will get their video from the Internet. In the video below Walt is a sceptic, but his colleague makes the point that the big TV companies have much to lose if we are close to that point, namely subscriber fees from Cable and

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