Today’s announcement that the Telegraaf Media Groep has acquired the company behind the Hyves social networking site is another troubling sign for locally-oriented media sites. Hyves has achieved quite good penetration in the Dutch market, with almost 11 million Dutch users, over half the total population. Despite its efforts, it hasn’t succeeded much in growing [...]
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by Jeffrey Mann | November 1, 2010 | 2 Comments
by Jeffrey Mann | December 19, 2009 | 2 Comments
It was a hectic, but fun and informative two days at entrepreneur Loic Lemeur’s LeWeb conference for high tech startups in Paris earlier this month. I was looking for exposure to new ideas and activities, and mostly achieve that. That’s me at the lower right of the picture. For those not there, Ustream has posted [...]
by Jeffrey Mann | December 9, 2009 | 1 Comment
I am sitting in the audience, waiting for the LeWeb conference in Paris to start. I am more accustomed to being backstage, waiting to speak at conferences. Organizing and speaking at Gartner conferences has sort of ruined me as an attendee at most of these things. I get antsy after a few minutes of sitting. [...]