Mahalo Search Bar

I was just visiting the Mahalo site, specifically the How To Add Mahalo To Your Search Bar page and received an error when I tried to install the search bar functionality to my copy of Firefox. Here’s a...

Adult Social Network Zivity Will Fail … Miserably

Web 3.0 Startup Checklist: 1. New Take on a Social Network: CHECK2. Built With Uber Cool Rails: CHECK3. Investment from Rich Web 1.0 Moguls: CHECK4. Crazy Ass Business Model: CHECK The idea for Zivity is good, but the execution is not in line with the market, and I know a little...

TripAdvisor Acquires Where I’ve Been; Are They Crazy?

Trip Advisor is reportedly paying $3,000,000 for a free application, that runs on another free application (at the pleasure of the latter app). Are they crazy or does this make business sense? Hmmm, they now own the #1 and #2 apps in this category on Facebook and are displaying a new...

Skype Outage Highlights Mahalo’s Faults?

No offense Allen but you’re just plain wrong here. Yes Mahalo doesn’t pick up “new” news as quickly as automated bots, again just like Alexa as long as you understand how the data is collected this shouldn’t be a surprise. The important question here is; ...

FEEDJIT: The 10 Hour Internet Startup

Via the *new* Hacker News I found FEEDJIT, a widget sort of thing that displays incoming and outgoing traffic including destination. The more important story here however was that this ‘jit was created in only 10 hours. I could roll a startup out in less time than that, but it...

Bebo Social Network Top in UK … For Now

I tend to think Steve isn’t going out on a limb much here in predicting that Facebook will overtake both MySpace and Bebo to take the UK Social Networking crown. Bebo (design wise) looks very much like YouTube, and not knowing the history here I can’t comment as to why....

Shopify Marketplace; All Your Products Are Belong to Us

I’ve always like Shopify’s business model, and their product (although I’ve never used it). Mashable has the info on their new marketplace which I think is genius. Genius mostly because it’s a similar idea I’ve had for one of the projects I’m...

TC Thinks Alexa is Useless; I Disagree

I have to object with Arrington’s analysis of Alexa and scold him for yet another blog article about how Alexa is inaccurate and needs a “re-work”. Alexa is just a tool, no more no less. We all know HOW Alexa gathers data, and we all know the flaws. It should be...

Mashable Marketplace; Sell Your Social/Web 2.0 Site

Mashable is offering a free listing on their (somewhat bare) marketplace for the next 48 hours. Expect things to get crowded, but currently there are only 4 listings, so depending on the first update you could get some good exposure from this highly ranked blog. clipped from...

Pibb is Now Embeddable

I’m on the fence when it comes to Pibb, but they are in the right area (and led by some smart people) with their new embeddable chat/thread code for WordPress blogs. I don’t think I have enough audience to warrant using Pibb for my posts, but it would be a viable replacement...