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Archives for March, 2009


The Social Media MacGuffin: A Volume-based Business Model for Twitter

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 27, 2009  |  6 Comments

Twitter famously has no visible means of financial support, aside from the money it has raised from venture capital firms. A viable business model for Twitter has become the elusive MacGuffin sought by many observers of social media, like the statuette in the Maltese Falcon. Fairly vague comments from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone have ignited [...]

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Ada Lovelace Day: Women in Technology

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 24, 2009  |  Submit a Comment

A few weeks ago, I blogged about signing a pledge to blog about a woman in technology I admire on March 24, 2009, aka Ada Lovelace day. The subject I chose is certainly an unsung heroine, as I cannot remember her name. She was the administrator for the computer center at Davidson College where I [...]

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Experiencing SXSW, One Tweet at a Time

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 16, 2009  |  1 Comment

A year ago, I had no idea what the letters SXSW signified. South By Southwest started as a small music festival in Austin, Texas, but has now grown into a collection of festivals encompassing music, film, media and interactive technologies. I have never been to SXSW, but I come close to feeling like I have, [...]

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Bringing the World to Your Outlook Inbox

by Jeffrey Mann  |  March 6, 2009  |  2 Comments

I spoke with a company with an interesting product set today, which is just coming out of development and onto the market. Kayxo is based in Germany, Argentina and Denmark. They offer four products that bring more data into Microsoft Outlook and Exchange, all built around Microsoft’s Office for Business Applications (OBA). Insight and Exchange [...]

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