Month: July 2010

CardStar, I Wish I’d Had That Idea

If I had the funds and inclination to be a serial entrepreneur or very early angel investor, I’d like to think I’d come up with great ideas.  I have previously commented that I really wish I’d thought of GroupOn, Open Table and a couple of FourSquare apps.  Well, another one…

What Might Amazon & Facebook’s Marriage Look Like?

Yesterday I talked about how Facebook and Amazon have started dating with a little gimmick related to figuring out what to buy your friends for their birthday.  This morning another thought occurred to me.  How much do you think Amazon would pay Facebook to integrate a link to Facebook in to…

The Biggest Internet News of the Month (Disguised as a Gimmick)

I originally had the title, Facebook friends Amazon but I bet between that and Amazon likes Facebook, you’re all about ready to kill every tech blog out there.  I am saying a little different then most of them though, I’m going a step or two lower then the press release….

Twitter Messing Around with Inline Media?

According to TechCrunch, twitter might be messing around with the idea of displaying inline media right on their page.  To me, this is potentially a peak at Twitter’s answer to the biggest problem (I think) they’ll face over the next year: “How to compete with Facebook’s features, but maintain differentiation….

Book Review: The Facebook Effect

I read a lot of nonfiction books (here’s the list), I think this is nonfiction number 14 (overall 15) for me on the year and I’m used to finding ones that are labeled “fast paced” and “easy to read”.  The reality is, few of them live up to that expectation….

Sauerkraut Sunday: The Shortage Edition

I don’t regularly trade commodities as valuable as sauerkraut, prefering to focus on more commonly accepted economic commodities like worthless gold and silver.  If I were to trade sauerkraut futures though, I would be in BUY mode today.  You see, there’s been a tragic accident at one of the few…

No Zuckerberg, Social Media Can’t Help us Reach a Gift Economy

One of the more interesting passages in David Kirkpatrick’s The Facebook Effect is the first little bit of Chapter 15.  It seems Kirkpatrick queried Zuckerberg about what the ultimate effect of facebook might be and Zuckerberg’s answer was fascinating.  I’m going to present the section and then analyze it from…

A Facebook Page for the Blog of Burgher Jon

When I make substantial changes to the blog, I like to make a post to keep readers informed.  While this post only effects those readers who use Facebook, I have to think that’s a large enough percentage to make a post worthwhile.  After toying with the idea for a bit,…

Foursquare App Ecosystem, Part 2: 3 Apps That Will Win at Foursquare

Foursquare opened up its API in January, and not much happened.  The only reason I can understand why is that Foursquare itself doesn’t quite have the audience to demand the best and the brightest’s time on app development.  It’s getting there though, and fast.  This lead me to start thinking…

FourSquare App Ecosystem, Part 1: 3 App Types That Won’t Pay

Foursquare opened up its API in January, and not much happened.  The only reason I can understand why is that Foursquare itself doesn’t quite have the audience to demand the best and the brightest’s time on app development.  It’s getting there though, and fast.  This lead me to start thinking…