31 January

Ironic that Kijiji is Advertising via Adsense Here…

31 January

The New England Patriots are ‘Underdogs’ in Las Vegas – 75% of Money on New York Giants

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Any time the Wall Street Journal has an article about sports, I read every word. Partly because their articles are always well written and fascinating. And partly because it makes me feel better about my addiction to sports news. Darren Everson of the WSJ has a great article on the Patriots vs. Giants Super Bowl […]

30 January

Can Twitter Be Taken Seriously If I Never Visit Twitter.com?

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Let me first state that, as a publisher and a user, I love Twitter. I love Twitter’s portability – whether it exists between Twitter.com, SMS, or Gtalk. But that’s precisely what worries me about Twitter. There is much talk about whether Twitter should be taken seriously. And while I love using Twitter, my worry is […]

30 January

Three Companies Advertising A LOT Right Now: Flock, Disaboom and Microsoft Live

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I always keep an eye on who’s advertising where. It says a lot about the state of the company and/or it’s growth stage. It also says a lot about the network publishing those ads – I regularly hover over ads to see what networks are serving what ads on which domains. With that, three companies […]

30 January

beRecruited Colleges Revamped

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This has been an important last few weeks for beRecruited – we hit our 2,000,000th recruiting connection, launched a couple new features and have some exciting things coming in the near future. One exciting site update is our Colleges section – a cornerstone of our platform considering the depth and uniqueness of content we collect […]

30 January

Google Universal Search vs. Ask, Yahoo, and Live

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Very thorough, thoughtful article on Google’s Universal Search over at SearchEngineLand – but it leaves me asking how anything can be considered universal when the formats change with nearly every query. To give Google credit, the types of pages they include in their search results (core, video, product, news, etc) depends on the type of […]

29 January

Ron Paul Dominating the Web According to Compete.com

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Last week I posted about using Quantcast to predict the 2008 election – and suggested that Obama and Romney were favorites based on a combination of aggregate numbers and acceleration of traffic. That post resulted in a roasting by Ron Paul fans (on Digg, on Ron Paul fansites, etc), leading me to check Compete.com for […]

29 January

Using Wikis & Google Docs to Increase Team Productivity

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sfEntrepreneurs kicked off Sunday evening and one of the first questions we faced was how the 20+ of us would be able to efficiently communicate in a form other than email. This was a question we continually face with beRecruited (people in San Francisco, Seattle, Atlanta, Boston) and faced at eBay. We decided to use […]

29 January

Hiring Bloggers – Where to Look (Oh yeah, We’re Hiring a SportsWrap Editor!)

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Over the course of beRecruited’s growth, we’ve relied heavily on organic growth and grass-roots marketing. Similarly, we’ve used Elance, Craigslist, and Kijiji to outsource smaller projects… and, while each is time consuming, it’s been effective for us on a project-by-project basis. Now we are hiring a full time beRecruited SportsWrap editor and a few bloggers […]

29 January

AT&T Raising SMS Rates to $0.20… When Will We Move to Email?

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Starting March 30th, AT&T is raising SMS and MMS rates by $0.05 to $0.20 and $0.30 respectively… which is absurdly expensive considering that the actual cost of an SMS message to the carrier is close to nothing. Slashdot and DSLreports.com each did analysis stating that the effective marginal cost of a text message is zero. […]

27 January

Where’s Nabaztag in New York Times’ “Coming Wave of Gadgets That Listen and Obey”

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Michael Fitzgerald of the New York Times has gotten some tremendous web buzz on today’s article “The The Coming Wave of Gadgets That Listen and Obey” (now the #3 story on Techmeme). Fitzgerald focuses on high end gadgets on ‘luxury’ electronics like GPS systems integrated into high-end cars. While I found it to be an […]

26 January

Duke Chronicle Writes About beRecruited’s Growth

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Yesterday, the Duke Chronicle (Duke’s daily newspaper) released an article about beRecruited’s growth and the 2,000,000th recruiting connection we recently passed. While the article has some inaccuracies, it was quite gratifying for both Russell Cook and myself to have been written about (unsolicited by the way!) by our alma mater’s paper… after all, it was […]