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Talking with an IBM distinguished engineer about marketing

Monday, August 4th, 2008

At the Internet Strategy Forum last week, I met Mike Moran, who gave an interesting talk about, um, marketing. Huh? A distinguished engineer at IBM talking about marketing? What? Listen in and learn about Mike’s ideas on marketing.

Also a visit to the best hair salon in San Francisco - Red Union Salon.

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Classic Scoble : Pandora bringing Internet Radio to Cell Phones

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

Pandora is one of my favorite Internet services. It lets you build a customized radio station by starting with the names of your favorite bands and songs. It then brings you more music that’s similar to that. Here Pandora’s CTO, Tom Conrad, talks about the service, demos its new mobile service, and discusses new legislation under discussion that is designed to help keep Internet radio alive. For those who don’t know, Tom explains how the music industry is threatening to decimate Internet Radio providers by charging new, much higher, fees than regular radio has to pay to broadcast music. We have an interesting discussion about that while walking around San Francisco on a Saturday afternoon.

Other posts from a year ago:
Editor’s Choice: Pandora’s CTO talks music and politics

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Classic Scoble: Keep your laptop cool with Dean Haglund’s invention

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

Dean Haglund is a comedian, actor, and inventor. You might have seen him on the X-Files or other shows. He comes into PodTech to talk about his invention which keeps your laptop cool while you’re using it in your lap.

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Classic Scoble : Collaborative design app wows at Mix

Sunday, May 11th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

ConceptShare was my favorite thing at the recent Office 2.0 Conference. Here I run into Bernie Aho, co-founder of ConceptShare, at the Mix BlogZone last week and he gave me a short demo. ConceptShare lets you work with designers on, say, a brochure, or a Web site design, or other design elements and projects.

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Classic Scoble : Keeping track of your life with Meosphere’s CEO

Sunday, May 4th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

What have you done? Where have you been? That’s what Meosphere wants you to tell it. Here, Founder and CEO Eric Eliason shows us the Meosphere.

Other posts from a year ago:
Keeping track of your life with Meosphere’s CEO
Collaborative design app wows at Mix
Compete’s charts Web traffic trends
Talking about tracking Web site traffic/trends with Compete

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Classic Scoble : Making storage easier with Fabrik

Friday, May 2nd, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

Mike Cordano, CEO and co-founder of Fabrik shows me the new SimpleTech’s software and we talk about the storage, er, hard drive, business and how they are trying to differentiate themselves with software that makes backing up and finding files easier.

Other posts from a year ago:
Attention security experts: BlueLane protects your virtual machines
The day the Web changed

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Classic Scoble : Using PhotoShow to create photostories

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

If you use photo sharing sites you might not be aware of some of the kinds of stories you can create with your photography. Here, Simple Star’s CEO, Chad Richard, shows me how to use his company’s service, PhotoShow, to create really great photo stories.

Other posts from a year ago:
Talking with Simple Star CEO about photo shows

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Classic Scoble : eBay Demo Expo: Prototype eBay tagcloud gets emotional

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

I was one of the few outsiders to visit eBay and witness an internal “Demo Expo.” The Demo Expo was a way for employees to come up with a new technology or feature and show it off to eBay’s employees and executives. I picked my favorite four teams, and this is one of them. Thanks to eBay’s Disruptive Innovations team, which is the one that put together the Demo Expo and invited me along. The only rule was that these projects had to use eBay’s standard publicly-available APIs.

Here Neel Sundaresan, distinguished research scientist, eBay Research Labs, shows me Emosi Sosial, which is like a tag cloud, but shows me very quickly whether a seller is highly regarded or not in the areas most important to the interested buyer.

Other posts from a year ago:
eBay Demo Expo: Second Life prototype
eBay Demo Expo: Prototype eBay Toolbar
The details behind eBay’s Demo Expo, internal innovation competition
eBay Demo Expo: EXCLUSIVE: New eBay Web 2.0 To Go Widget now shipping

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Classic Scoble : Photowalking 8, part II, with Thomas Hawk: stunt bikes, tide pools, and surfers in Half Moon Bay

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

Here we continue our Photowalk around Half Moon Bay with a 600mm monster lens where we take photos of people looking at tide pools, stunt bikers jumping over rocks, and more surfers. All while meeting some of the 25 people who showed up for the Photowalk. Next Photowalk, by the way, is on Sunday, April 29th, at the Half Moon Bay airport where we’ll be shooting some of 2,000 “dream machines.” You’re welcome to come along. Meet at the front gate of dream machines at 9 a.m., or call Scoble at 425-205-1921 to join in.

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Classic Scoble : The Architecture of Flash

Friday, April 25th, 2008

What was Scoble up to one year ago today? Check out today’s video for a trip down memory lane.
And for more context, check out his blog, from one year ago today!

Ely Greenfield, Flex architect, David Wadhwani, vice president of Flex Product Line, and Mike Chambers, senior product manager, developer relations, walk to the whiteboard and give us a look at Adobe Flash’s architecture and give further details about what is being open sourced.

Other posts from a year ago:
Breaking News: Adobe Flash (Flex) goes Open Source

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