One little sentence, by Venture Capitalist Rick Segal, explains just why corporate blogging is so powerful: “having one of the designers tell me what they fixed, what didn’t get added, etc, tends to make the relationship I have with the product and by extension the people who made it, personal.”
I was at Picaboo last week and Michael Arrington picks up on that and does a full review of their software. I just emailed all the evangelists at Microsoft and told them that TechCrunch is a “must read.” He’s covering everything hot in the industry, particularly in the Web 2.0 industry. I really like Picaboo. They are a Silicon Valley startup but aren’t afraid to tell the rest of the hype machine to sit down and be quiet. Gasp. Installable software from Silicon Valley using .NET? Funded by Kleiner Perkins? Who’d a thunk it?
PodTech’s John Furrier has been rocking and rolling. He’s been getting a remarkable string of interviews. Earlier this week he had Steve Forbes on. Today he has Gabe Rivera of Memeorandum. John also told me he just passed two million downloads. That’s really remarkable given that his site has only existed for a few months.