listening to calacaniscast on my way to office

I find it quite informative, especially VC world is quite foreign to me. Jason Calacanis interviews Ron Conway, who is the angel invester of google among others. Interestingly, Ron notes the current situation is not bubble because 90% 75% of the companies are profitable compared to the situation in the bubble around 1998 when 75% most companies are not profitable. I, by the way, listen to MP3 on my way mostly in the JR train to the office with my softbank mobile x01ht.

I looked up Marvin Gaye in mahalo.com

Here is the result. http://www.mahalo.com/Marvin_Gaye

Pretty nice!, it has the links to YouTube and Flickr as well as Wikipedia.

No entry yet for http://www.mahalo.com/Luther_Vandross ? It’s human dependent. Not sure if the entry be made by July 1, Luther’s anniversary.

UPDATE: WOW! It has the Luther’s entry the next day I posted. What a quick response, not sure if they’d read this post. mahalo.com says top 10,000 search by man made content. Note one difference with squidoo.com is that mahalo.com bases its content on “top 10000” search result and hence cares about scalability (how to scale the business), while squidoo.com lets lens master to choose what he or she wants to write about.

I am preprating mahalo.com for Japanize.

What does it make any difference when Seth Godin tried to incentivise lensmasters with referral program?

B.L.Ochman nicely summarizes the debate between Jason Calacanis and Mike Arrington over crowdsourcing.

By the way, where do you think that $1,000 money come from? – business model, I mean. I understand this is one way of paying the producers, but what then was the problem when Seth Godin of Squidoo tried to incentivise the lensmasters with the referral program?  I remember both Jason and Mike responded negatively to the annoucement.  Probably there is a difference between paying for the good bookmarking work and paying for the refferal.  I don’t know.

 

Blogging humanizes product and services

Robert Scoble once humanized Microsoft. Jason Calacanis now humanizes AOL / NetScape. Then, Dell one2one is now trying to humanize Dell, which for once had commoditized and, thereby, de-humanized the entired PC market. I think it is a really big challenge.

 Update: B.L.Ochman blogs about her own dell experience with a unique Kikazaru photo of the three wise monkeys.

is the new way of launching?

Netscape by Jason Calacanis, the media coverage increases as it approaches to the launch time.

update: I haven’t used DIGG at least consciously in the past and so I have no idea if they are copying DIGG.  But it seems like fun.  Here is my profile: http://www.beta.netscape.com/member/kenjimori

The discussion goes on there: “AOL copies DIGG

BL Ochman provides an excellent analysis.

A VS’s Fred Wilson.

Even more inspiring by Jason himself.