Mad Mojitos at the Ritz: talking tech with CEOs from B5 Media and SmugMug

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On weekends I like to walk down to the Half Moon Bay Ritz Carlton resort. It’s nice, as you’ll see (stick around for the bagpiper at the end, he comes down playing his music every Saturday an hour before sunset). Anyway, on a recent weekend Jeremy Wright, CEO and founder of B5 Media, a blogging network, came to visit me. While at the Ritz we met up with Don MacAskill, CEO of SmugMug, a popular photo-sharing service.

So why call this “Mad Mojitos?” Well, before we turned on the camera we had one of the Ritz’ famous Peach Mojitos. It’s a good way to get CEOs to loosen up a little bit and share more about what makes their businesses special.

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  4. Duncan Says:

    Robert
    just on your conversation with Jeremy re marketshare of Google, I’d note strongly that Google market share is only 60% in the US, it’s a whole lot higher outside of the US in other places(for memory it’s something like 87% in Australia for example). b5’s traffic is far from being only from the US.

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  8. Ed Holloway Says:

    Robert,

    I love this format, just candid (alcohol induced) conversations in a relaxed environment. This is so much more valuable than the usual PR-scripted executive interviews.

    I think for the next show, you just need to have a few pitchers of mojitos sitting on the tables during the interview. One before the show just isn’t enough to get all the dirt! :-)

    Also, please get some more mics – my arm was hurting just watching you

  9. Jeremiah Owyang Says:

    It’s always good to see Jeremy, you guys were having too much fun.

    When you go over to visit Smugmug, I’m curious to hear more about their recent announcement of using Amazon’s S3 online storage. It was featured in Forbes in Sept.

  10. B5 Media gets funding « Scobleizer - Tech Geek Blogger Says:

    […] Now you know what we were really talking about when we were drinking Mad Mojitos with B5 Media’s CEO, Jeremy Wright (he only hinted at what was coming, but told me a little more after the camera was off). […]

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