Has Google+ finally cracked the code to popularize...
I’ve been thinking and consulting and blogging on the inevitability of the video chat revolution since…well, the beginning. Has Google+ finally cracked this? Good analysis of the Google + and Skype video chat conundrum by Om Malik @ GigaOm.
Chilled reds from the Jura are the wines of summer... →
This is a great Poulsard. Refreshing. Aromatic. Elegant and satisfying. And very affordable. Hint—Buy more than one. And try some Trousseau as well. I’m letting you in on the best wine tip you will get this summer. The Jura rocks!
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in...– From Marcel Proust New York and Paris make me think of this all the time. Endless new discoveries in ageless old neighborhoods.
Great wine choice for the last weekend in June.... →
I’ve been hoarding a few bottles of this remarkable Ganevat J’en Veux field blend from the Southern Jura. Biodyanamic. Artisanal to the core. Truly remarkable to drink and easy to afford. Check out my notes on the Ganevat ‘09 Cotes du Jura J’en Veux on my wine blog. I’ve been getting some notes that this bottle is not simple to find. My suggestion—go with a chilled...
Pandora Puts The “P” In IPO →
Congrats to Pandora and to my friends at Walden Ventures. Wow…18.7%
Little else makes me more thrilled than crazy people making great wine.– From Alice Feiring’s post Wine Treasure in Austria (some buried) #1.
Hashtags, a New Way for Tweets - Cultural Studies... →
Twitter is becoming a communications language for certain. This explains the grammar of #hashtags as well as I’ve read it anywhere.
Facebook Sees Big Traffic Drops in US and Canada... →
Is there meaning in this slowdown? I don’t think so but it points to the importance of China if they plan on getting to 1B in the near future. This quote from article explains the negative trend, pointing to a loss in US and other early adopter countries. “Why the drop? Most prominently, the United States lost nearly 6 million users, falling from 155.2 million at the start of May to...
Orange wines, fad or here to stay? A fad since 1500 B.C.– Eric Asimov, NY Times wine writer Interview @ Samantha sans Dosage. When I first read the interview pre-expresso this Sunday morning. I thought he was saying this about Natural Wine. I personally think the answer holds true for that as well. Thanks Samantha and Eric.
We invest in networks because they have the power to collapse inefficient...– Two that tell a story to me from Brad Burnham at Union Square Partners from this Q & A— Brad Burnham on Momentum Investing and Rolling With the Punches Thanks to @wmougayar for finding this through Eqentia.
In a crowded marketplace, being ignored is the same as failure.– From one of Seth’s Godin’s best posts in a while, The game theory of discovery and the birth of the free-gap Two other quotes that I can’t get out of my mind: “The brutal economics of discovery combined with no marginal cost create a relentless path toward free, which...
Closing the action gap on the social web →
New post digging into how a natural language for social communications based on your company’s passion points is at your fingertips. And some examples of companies that really get that “Being genuine is more powerful than being professional”.
Adwords is becoming an increasingly stratified platform designed to reward...– From a commenter on GigaOm’s post “Google +1, Facebook Likes & the Battle for Web Commerce”. Well stated and true. Adwords are a great tool for the big budgeted brands or for high margin products but extremely difficult to be useful for smaller companies. The first of many...
Natural Wine as a consumer category? The early...
The debate over the nits and definitions of whether “Natural Wine” is a good, sensible and helpful category has raged relentlessly. This is all good and necessary to figure out and it is important to be clear about this from the industry’s perspective. But note, the early market has already leaned in this direction and embraced ‘Natural Wine” as their filter at least...
The number of network-connected devices available by 2015 will be double the...– Big numbers…. From “Retailers gear up for explosion in network-connected devices”. Sourced through Eqentia.
You will not tune into a certain channel this is broadcasting — and that is the...– From GigaOm’s Future of TV According to Netflix’s Reed Hastings. The idea is obvious and has been bandied about for a long time. What is truly profound is that Reed Hastings is actually getting it done and making it real. Thanks Reed!
A Bill to Kill Fine Wine in New York →
This is bad and stupid and nonsensical.