Integration: Apple and Nike and WWW

NikePlus provides Integration of Nike, iPod, and WWW. There’s a community piece to this online as well, you can find other runners using their site (click on community tab). Pretty interesting, anyone out there try this? Edward from USAToday has a review: “Nike + iPod records the time, distance, pace and calories burned in real time as you run (or, in my case, power walk). You can track those results on an iPod Nano and, after connecting the Nano to a computer, on the Nike+ website (” The next piece could be GPS, you could even build mashable games to play, indicating where users are. Update: Some people think this is a security risk, you could be watched! Conversations on … Continue readingIntegration: Apple and Nike and WWW

Remembering Startup Culture and the Lessons Learned in Web 1.0

Left: the Logo that used to adorn the HQ building of Exodus is now displayed over my garage sink. From 2000-2003 I experienced nearly a complete business cycle at Exodus Communications. EXDS was a high flying (5 splits in 12 months), then the fastest falling company in the valley, we went Chapter 11 (twice). The beautiful towers on Mission College on 101 were built with Exodus paper stock money. These gorgeous towers are now occupied by Yahoo and EMC, in a selfish way, I still I have some ownership over them. I’m not too hung up over the physical aspect, because I still keep in touch with many of the friends I made there. While the shine of Podtech and … Continue readingRemembering Startup Culture and the Lessons Learned in Web 1.0

List of Companies that Measure Social Media still shaping up (your input needed)

I’m tipping Nathan Gilliatt 1000 virtual Jeremiah Dollars. He’s the blogger that teaches executives how to be Web Savvy. We’re on the same quest and passion to learn about all the companies that measure social media. I’ve We’ve started this list of Companies that Measure Social media, Influence, and Brand, and have had some successful comments and emails come in. Unfortunately, I published it over Thanksgiving weekend, and suspect that not everyone has had a chance to read and add to it. Nathan and I have added quite a bit to it, and he’s found some international ones. Perhaps you know? If you know other companies that measure Social Media, thanks I’m building out a resource guide for folks who … Continue readingList of Companies that Measure Social Media still shaping up (your input needed)

Social Networking for Business, and can we please bury the Resume and Cold Interview?

There are a variety of tools and methods available for folks to connect for business, prospects, and new jobs. It’s really up to individuals to find the right tools and methods Quality over Quantity I decline most of the LinkedIn invites that I get to my account. I try to know folks, as for the 95% of the folks that are added to me, I want to be able to say good things about them. The other 5%, I have a hard time remembering, or when I added them I wasn’t thinking. Keeping one’s network quality is important. I see some folks with a crazy amount of contacts and friends, we all know they don’t really know them all personally, … Continue readingSocial Networking for Business, and can we please bury the Resume and Cold Interview?

Amusing my Readers

I got a lot of ‘back channel’ comments via emails, phone calls, and in person today. Concerned friends and family jokingly ask if I’m ok adjusting to startup culture because of this post on ‘Corporatitus‘. This includes employees at Hitachi, Podtech, and friends, Pretty funny. Even my new colleague Valerie (who has a wordpress sticker on her laptop but doesn’t blog) found it amusing, don’t know her, you may recognize her from Valleywag hottie contest. I think I’m adapting ok, I’m just going to run with it until someone tells me otherwise, I’m noticing that in order to thrive a startup has to have self-starters willing to make mistakes, learn from them, and get back up and try again. I … Continue readingAmusing my Readers

Changing my Media and Communication Mix

Over the next few days, I’m going to be changing my Media intake, I’ve erased many of my feeds on my Google Reader feedreader and am starting over from scratch.  My Ipod has been replaced, so I’m re-selecting podcasts and video blogs.  Also, I’ve cut out Instant Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo, Gizmo, Skype, and Mobile Yahoo IM. (It’s nothing personal). I’m not sure if I’ll return to IM, we’ll see.  Those that know my cell can call anytime! I’m not quite fully online at Podtech yet, so there is some slowness in my online response.  It’s kind of fun to start from scratch! So if I’ve been unresponsive, please don’t get it personally, I’m still adjusting. (And trying to digest … Continue readingChanging my Media and Communication Mix