Top 10 Ideas from Web 2.0 Summit

My top 10 ideas or reflections from Web 2.0 conference this week in San Francisco. #1 There’s a real Heirarchy in Value Creation Apps beat features. Online applications beat packaged

“Outsides” building your stuff?

Recently, Yahoo announced they were letting “outsiders” build their email solution. Why would they do that, some might ask? Why would they not, is what I’m thinking. Get the best

"Outsides" building your stuff?

Recently, Yahoo announced they were letting “outsiders” build their email solution. Why would they do that, some might ask? Why would they not, is what I’m thinking. Get the best

SaaS avoids the Blue Plate Special

Marketing Profs kindly published part 5 of a 6 part series about 2 weeks back. Just catching up from last week’s break, and wanted to share it with you. It’s

Developer Programs Key to Upward Cycle

In grade school, one of the key determinants of popularity on the playground was how quickly you were selected when the time came to choose up sides for basketball, baseball

Don’t be the Dinosaur Brought down by Mosquitos

Emerging Business Models can destroy your current business Working in Silicon Valley, there are a few hundred new acronyms and technologies introduced each year that need to be understood. Being

Is Adobe going to get crushed by the Big Guy?

The Journal reported today that talks between MSFT and Adobe broke down earlier this week. The issue is whether PDF will become a built-in feature of Microsoft’s office.
This is not a one way assault on Adobe, but a fundamental tension on who will innovate the platform and UI of the industry. Adobe has plans of it’s own that will make Microsoft the equivalent of plumbing. Needed but not discussed.