From: May 2009

Google Wave…The Twitter IPO That Should Have Been

I told twitter to do an IPO. Instead, Biz and Ev went on a world tour. You should not do Roadshows unless you are GETTING PAID. Investment Bankers and Rock Bands know this, web entrpreneurs…not so much. Well timing is everything and Google is stealing the billions in market cap that should Twitter’s with today’s …

TubeMogul 2.0: Democratizing Video Metrics

Howard (a board member and early investor) was kind enough to lend us this space to plug our latest announcement: the launch of TubeMogul 2.0. Basically, we integrated our technology with 15 of the top video sites’ Flash players, unlocking rich, standardized data measuring far beyond the metric of video “views,” including per-second audience dropoff, …

The Godfathers of Social Networking?…OY

No one is more bullish than me on Social Networks and Social Leverage, but when I watched this video of Zuckerberg, Yuri and Michael Arrington I puked a little in my mouth and realized I could just be wrong. Mike has the deep questions like ‘Is Facebook big in Russia’ ? Yuri looks like a …

Twitter Goes Hollywood and Nerds Go Ballistic

Mike Arrington took some time off from making up stories about Sequoia in China, Digg being acquired and Last FM/CBS to whine about Twitter going Hollywood . Firt off…it’s genius for Twitter. Basically, a few smart Hollywood producers were smart enough to create some sick press off the nerds hate. I am further emboldened by …

How to Launch a Twitter Business – Threadless

I am seriously impressed by the Threadless launch of Twitter Tees . I only know @jeffrey from the Threadless crew, but he is wicked smart. I love watching amazing management and businesses launch because it inspires me to do better and rethink ideas I have myself. My friend Mo sums up the Threadless launch best: …

Twitter is our Id, Facebook is our Ego

Roger cranked out a post with the same title after our lunch today . There are MANY things wrong with Twitter, but I don’t care that much. I love what it has right. I love that I can block people. I love that I am not pressured into following people. I love not looking through …

Stocktwits Closes and A Round of Financing

We are happy to announce that True Ventures has invested in Stocktwits to help us build and Grow faster. It is fun to be an entrepreneur and an investor in the web space and with True Ventures we get a partner with the same philosophies. Tony Conrad is also an entrepreneur/investor with a great track …