My Bloglines feeds just blew up this evening with the finding of a new Valley dotcom incubator that plans to start 15 internet companies in the next 3 years. That company is called Next Internet, and I’d probably be more interested in them if they hadn’t completely, utterly, and unabashedly stolen the look, feel, and Read more »
I just stumbled upon a site called Top Ten Sources, and if I’m assessing it correctly, I believe that editors pick a topic and then find ten weblogs they feel are good resources on that topic to comprise their “Top Ten List”. These editors then make a page for that topic (Venture Capital for example), Read more »
I just came across a great quote that pretty much sums up my thoughts about “web 2.0″ and how it relates to Flock: Maybe I’m just confused, but isn’t the whole point of Web 2.0 is the browser is not the platform but the internet is? Doesn’t this kind of defeat the point? Isn’t the Read more »
Anil Dash draws up some great conclusions about the new “built to flip” economy and I couldn’t agree more. He thinks that these new “web 2.0″ startups aren’t thinking IPO but are looking to get acquired, which probably makes sense considering all the acquiring that’s been going on (Weblogs, Inc., Upcoming.org, Weblogs.com, etc.).
It all started with this entry: Since our company/service/network is getting links from everywhere nowadays, I wanted to quickly clear up some confusion regarding the name of what it is we’re doing. The company is “9rules, Inc.” and the network is “The 9rules Network” or just “9rules.” These capital R’s dropped everywhere are making our Read more »
Business 2.0 reminded me that Gap.com has been down for the entire month of September, something I knew about a few weeks back, but never guessed it would be down this long.
A problem that we see a lot of companies facing, especially with the pace that information spreads on the web, is that they can’t seem to keep track of how they are being viewed outside of their company. Business Logs and 9rules, Inc. didn’t have this problem a few months back for we were still Read more »
The title is fitting considering that I posted A Case Against Small Business Blogging, but it is well-deserved after you see Juicy Fruit’s blog (hat tip: Blogspotting). Actually, it is tough to even call whatever that is a blog and it shows that we have hit a point in the technology cycle where everyone feels Read more »
37signals Signal vs. Noise weblog has been featuring entries recently on how to boost productivity, how to simplify your life, and generally how to GTD and be more organized professionally. Usually the tips are worthwhile, but one of the most recent ones hit me as strange, and I wasn’t really sure how it would boost Read more »
Companies that place high value on ideas and creativity: Oakley In my lifetime, I’ve owned 6 pairs of Oakley sunglasses which include my very recent (yesterday) purchase of the new Why 8.2 wireframes, which cost way more than one should ever probably spend on sunglasses. Oakley is known for using the highest quality materials, the Read more »
BREAKING NEWS: Weblogs Inc. has been hacked by someone purportedly named “Fuxz”. Affected sites include the homepage and Jason’s weblog. The scoop is at Scott Kidder’s weblog including a screenshot.
It’s only natural for a company to want to discuss every positive aspect of their service, product, or themselves, but when do you get to see them talk about the negative aspects? Yesterday Darren Rowse talked about what he saw as the postives for the new 9rules Network. It’s always great to see others discussing Read more »
Six Apart has partnered with Major League Baseball to create MLBlogs.com, a new service that lets baseball aficionados use TypePad to blog about their favorite team with branded templates. Also, MLB has contracted some big names in baseball to start blogging — I highly doubt they’ll keep it up with any sort of passion, but Read more »
What do you do if you are a large company whose sole business is to host weblogs for thousands of people only to find out that everything has been shutdown? Well first you tell your customers what happened and apologize. Then you could do what LiveJournal did and go into great detail about exactly what Read more »
We would like to apologize for any discrepancies people may have come across with the site this weekend. We had to move everything over to a new server and I just happened to forget to bring 30% of the site with me. Everything should be working okay now, but if you see anything wrong please Read more »