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: April 2010


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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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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