Archive for the ‘search technology’ Category

Sacca, Twitter and why should we care?

Monday, May 11th, 2009

 

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Chris Sacca – Picture courtesy of Anne Helmond

  Last month, at The Next Web 2009, Chris Sacca – investor in Twitter, was interviewed on stage and also chaired a panel about the Twitter ecosystem. The following post is a combination of his comments.

Before being a major investor in Twitter, Sacca worked  for Google, where he ran the the alternative access division, whose ambitious aim was to get everybody connected to the internet. They mostly focused on user experience and solving user problems.

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Tipping point – beyond 2.0

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

 

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Jeff Jarvis (left) and Andrew Keen courtesy of Ann Helmond

   Jeff Jarvis (author of What Would Google Do?)  and Andrew Keen (author of The Cult of the Amateur) painted opposing views of the techno-cultural landscape.

Keen actually regarded Jarvis as a ‘cheerleader’ for Google although Jarvis himself said he used the company as an example for changes in the real world.

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Impact of Web 2.0 on Search

Friday, April 17th, 2009

 

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Ricardo Baeza-Yates gave us Yahoo’s view that they do not believe in black boxes as a way to solve the complexities of search but that its more about what can be learnt from users.

 

Of course nothing new here   but he gave a holistic view about how Yahoo is addressing the different areas of the conundrum.

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