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Category Archives: Tech Trends

Five Overlooked Facts about the Instagram Deal

Everybody and his brother is writing about the Facebook – Instagram deal today, and most are name-dropping to no end in hopes of catching some of the deal’s karma. And … Continue reading

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April 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Facebook Floats Changes to Statement of Rights and Responsibilities

Facebook just sent out an email to users who are following its Site Governance page indicating that is proposing changes to its Statement of Rights and Responsibilities. According to the … Continue reading

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March 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Will Pinterest Survive its Disclosure Fiasco?

[UPDATE: Danny Sullivan reports today (February 17, 2012) that Pinterest has now dropped its association with SkimLinks and no longer uses the service to monetize its site. I’ll keep this … Continue reading

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February 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Why the Facebook IPO was So Slow to Happen

Why has it taken Facebook so long to make its IPO filing? Simply, it was doing just fine without one. But those days are quickly ending. Back in the day, … Continue reading

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February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Free or Fee? Biggest Tech Trend of 2012

Black Markets as Drivers of Innovation? Back in December a well-known journalists – I think it was Steve Gilmor – posted that it was “a fool’s game” to try to … Continue reading

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January 22, 2012 · Leave a comment

Still the Coolest Tech Show in the West

So it’s well known by now that the New York Times thinks the Consumer Electronics Show is passe. Somebody must have spiked that Big Apple because these are the same … Continue reading

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January 9, 2012 · Leave a comment

My Out-on-a-Limb Tech Capability for 2012: Social Data Overlays

I’m going to go way out on a limb here, fundamentally because I am not an expert in the technology I am about to discuss. There are plenty of people … Continue reading

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December 27, 2011 · 2 Comments