Fashion Stake: Is Their New Funding Style Legal?

Jeff Nolan | April 6th

A major problem in the fashion industry is that it is very difficult for a new designer to “break the code” that enables a distribution capability, so as a result we have few brands

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Federation is the Key to an Open Cloud

Nico Popp | April 6th

This week is the week of the OpenID summit in Mountain View, California. We are all hoping that 2010 will be another pivotal year for open identity. There seems to be a combination of market forces

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Is the Location Based War Real or Imagined? [Gowalla vs. Foursquare]

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 5th

Henry Blodget today demonstrates an alarming lack of ability to perform basic math in a post entitled “Watch Gowalla Pretend It's Not Fighting For Its Life Against Foursquare.” In the post, he launches a full-out,

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Social Media Myths – A Must Watch If In Social Media Marketing – Not Just PR But Branding Applications

John Furrier | April 2nd

Michael Brito who is now a VP at Edelman Digital caught up with Adweek's social media analyst/write Brian Morrissey who is covering social media ad models like a blanket - he's the digital editor of Adweek. Michael...»

News Without a Profit Model? Doomed.

Tom Foremski | April 2nd

I'm not a supporter of philanthropic non-profit news ventures because I believe that we need to find a news business model that is self-sustaining and doesn't rely on handouts from rich people or fundraising. If it

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Episodic Acquired by Google, and What it Means for YouTube

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | April 2nd

It was just announced moments ago on the Episodic company blog that the small video platform startup was acquired by Google.

From the blog post:

We are thrilled to announce

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Why I Love April Fools Day (and Halloween)

Stephen Foskett | April 1st

I love April Fools Day. Not because I love getting fooled, mind. No, I love April Fools Day for the same reason I love Halloween: It's a chance for people to loosen up, get creative, and maybe even...»

DooID’s Per Schmitz on the Cultural Implications of Privacy

socialnerdia | April 1st

Based out of Tenerife, Spain, Per Schmitz is the co-founder of DooID, a very promising digital contact card with privacy protection that is easy to use. If you’d like to easily share your social

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Kownacki’s Question: Just How Big are the Location Based Social Networks? [SxSWi2010’s Twitter, Mini-Doc]

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | March 31st

Jeff Pulver and Justin Kownacki have been advancing a conversation last week week that the germ of which started at this year’s SxSWi in Austin. In Siegler-esque headlines, the question is “What was this year’s Twitter

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Dark Future: Monetizing Your Social Network

Mark 'Rizzn' Hopkins | March 30th

In a world where in-stream paid placements augment our reality…

We spent a lot of time indoors, smoking and talking. She wasn’t physically beautiful, but I didn’t want someone beautiful; I wanted

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