Archive for May, 2009

What the tweet is going on:   #140tc just wrapped in Mountain View #140conf is coming up in NYC, and #TWTRCON is today in SF, Hotel Nikko, 222 Mason/O’Farrell Everything you ever wanted to know about Twitter.  7:30, Breakfast 8, Twitter for Dummies 9, Marketing at the Speed of Twitter – Guy Kawasaki, Virgin, Suns, […]


There were whirlygigs and whatchamacallits and inspiration abounding.  Lots of eyes on the sky, with softer, more mellower play play play.  And definitely not the crowds expected.  Last year, 65,000 attended, this year felt healthy but light.  Less lines, more fun.  If you’re thinking of going, go.  The price is right, even discounted at Radio […]


85,000 geeks of all ages are expected to bike, walk, ride and fly to Maker Faire at the San Mateo County Expo Center this weekend, SS 5/30-31 10-8/5.  (By contrast 50,000 are expected at #E3)  It’s quite a cultural happening, well-suited for Silicon Valley, home of innovation. Detailed schedule of activities at http://www.makerfaire.com/bayarea/2009/schedule/all/index.csp.   If […]


Fresh from SXSW, RIP:  A Remix Manifesto reflects the power of documentary as a force for social change, and screening it as part of the Anti-Corp Film Fest in SF, a city more densely populated with doc filmmakers than anywhere in the world and home of EFF, is particularly fitting.   The film’s message is […]


D7 is on.  Speakers include Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, Steve Ballmer, Jeff Zucker, Rupert Murdoch, Ev Williams, Biz Stone, Carol Bartz, Heads of Palm, Nokia, RIM, ATT….  Talking about all things apps, Connected TV, and Twitter.  Follow #allthingsd and #d7.  Beet.tv is on the scene as our eyes and ears.  CNET News is also live […]


650 attendees, the vibe of a rock concert, and lots of lox.  How cool is that. Eventhough dozens of digital media events have played out in the past week, SanFranMusicTech wins hands down for best time had by all.  Emotionally intense, Ted Cohen and Rob Pegoraro had the audience bellylaughing with hilarious riffs, while there […]


See ya tomorrow at the Hotel Kabuki, 1625 Post, San Francisco for San Fran Music Tech Summit.   We’ll be there tweeting live from twitter.com/contentnow as long as Twitter doesn’t go down.  Follow #sfmusictech.  It’s going to be a party!  Here’s the guide: 9am, Brian in conversation with Adam Zbar, CEO, Zannel (Home to Dane Cook’s backstage […]


There was so much news coming out of EconSM last week, from a Twitter M&E hire to Pandora’s numbers to the real reason for the TV.com/Hulu fallout, as well as a net metering update from Stanford Legal Frontiers, TiECon winners (GetJar, PlaySpan..), Cannes, Clios, and more…. #EconSM We’ll start with EconSM which was a non-stop […]


Two fantastic conferences today, but only one might answer this:  is anyone building a mobile social casual mmorpg gaming app with virtual currency rewards for losing weight, highly addictive yet totally causal for the 14-64+ demo..because that’s the future, fa schizzle.  Since I’m more likely to find that out at EconSM, that’s where I’ll be today, […]


Quintessentially quixotic was this Silicon Valley scene of dreamy kids pitching VCs to the tune of Tim Draper’s Riskmaster anthem, and as the day waxed on, the youth got younger and younger, regressing from college kids to high schoolers to multimillionaire middleschoolers, until at one point Tim Draper got a big laugh for addressing preschoolers.  Kudos to […]