Posts from the ‘web 2.0’ Category
May 20, 2007
Last September I wrote about something which has intrigued me for quite a while — the notion of a virtual world as a “third place.”
Michael Arrington just wrote on MyMiniLife, which a great example of what I was thinking about then.
I am going to try reaching out to these guys and see what I can learn.
Will let you know what I find out.
Addendum: also check out this NYT article on the new Barbie-world.
February 11, 2007
A couple weeks ago I hosted a summit of our Internet/Digital Media portfolio companies, along with a stellar lineup of industry execs from Google, Yahoo, AOL, NBC, etc., to debate a range of topics and best practices.
As part of the summit I pulled together a bunch of articles pertaining to the topics on the agenda.
I got a ton of very positive feedback on this compilation of materials.
So, instead of letting it die on the vine (or on the blog, as it were…), I decided to use this as a foundation for keeping a live “Web 2.0 Reading List” here on my blog. It can be found at the top of this page, the third tab. Or just click here.
Please, by all means, feel free to leave comments with other articles/posts you think should be included.
January 13, 2007
December 30, 2006
The WSJ published a good email debate between my friends Todd Dagres and David Hornik on the question whether there is Web 2.0 bubble right now. Check it out here.
My own take, briefly stated, is YES, there is a bubble, in that there is alot of money going after mediocre deals in the “Web 2.0” sector, with the result that deals are getting done at silly valuations and increasingly with little real diligence and serious thinking.
But, that said, I ultimately come down agreeing with Hornik: regardless of the fact that a bunch of silly deals will get done, the Internet and its increasingly central role in all aspects of media offers one of the more exciting and rewarding opportunities for discerning venture investors.
August 7, 2006
Rob Weisman of The Boston Globe has an interesting piece this morning on the relative dearth of Web 2.0 opportunities in the Boston area.
(And, in the process, outs me as an itinerant VC Worker…)