Tag Archives: web_2.0

Web 2.0 for The Uninitiated (or Ignorant)

The term “Web 2.0” is (and has been for a while) one of the most over-used and misunderstood phrases in business. I always get a chuckle when someone says they are “all about web 2.0”, when in actuality, they have no clue what it even means. They often use it to represent the “generic comeback” …

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December 31, 2006

Technology Cost Comparison: Web 1.0 vs 2.0

Inspired again by this post from Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures, I began thinking of the differences in the capital required to launch something these days. Much ado has been made over Web 2.0, and how much cheaper it is to build technology solutions these todays. I came across an old proposal that I …

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Hittin’ the Streets with HiddenMarket

Today was a very cool day. This morning I spent a couple of hours with the Kettering Executive Network, a group of around 500 C-level/VP-level executives here in the Atlanta area. I got a chance to network with some old friends, meet some kind new faces, and best of all, show off HiddenMarket as a …

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A Dilution of Trust

Fred Wilson at Union Square Ventures had a very interesting post yesterday (Friending). In it, Fred shares his views on the evolution of “contacts”, “connections”, “friends”, et al. A very interesting read, and timely, given what we are doing here at HiddenMarket.

Why Web 2.0 Plays Still Need a Business Plan

There has been quite a bit of buzz lately about Web 2.0 startups, and the importance (or not) of having a formal business plan in place. The whole Paul Graham, YCombinator, Kiko failure has brought all of this to the forefront. Is business planning important? You bet.

Why There is No Web 2.0 Bubble

I have been working on this post for some time now, and for a variety of reasons, simply have yet to finish it. However, after reading today’s offering by Alex “Semper Fi” Muse over at the Texas Startup Blog, I am scrapping my efforts on this front. He has managed to summarize my thoughts in …

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IBLOKS, UBLOKS, we all BLOKS!

iBloks is a new media play that recently announced a $3M round of financing, which followed a $500K angel round. Some folks out there have questioned the “utility” value of such a product, and the motives of the investors who parted the linings of their wallets to pony up the $3M.

Quasi-Death of a Web 2.0 Play

As the world moves merrily along towards roughly Web 2.26beta (by my calculations), we are seeing the beginning (I think) of the thinning of the ranks with existing Web 2.0 plays. I received an email the other day from the folks at Fruitcast. Fruitcast is/was a play that catered to providing integrated audio ads for …

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Top 10 Questions on Web 2.0

A short list of the 10 most popular questions that everyone is asking me about Web 2.0.

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Mornin’ Cup: Web 2.0 Search Overload

My friend Matt McCall, the guru of Chicago early-stage investing for Draper Fisher Jurvetson/Portage Ventures, just posted an interesting piece on Web 2.0 and searching, and how people are beginning to become overwhelmed with information. I concur wholeheartedly with his sentiment: One of the underlying principles of Web 2.0 is (obviously) “collective intelligence”, or wisdom …

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