Daily Archives: July 19, 2007

Calacanis interviews famous angel investor Ron Conway

http://www.calacanis.com/2007/07/19/calacaniscast-beta-30/

Very interesting interview done by Jason Calacanis of Ron Conway who has invested in many of the companies we take for granted now. Fascinating interview. If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, it’s a must watch. Heck, if you’re interested in hearing one of the smartest investors in the business, this is a great listen.

Poke Scoble in the nose (or make your own game at mygame.com)

Want to build your own game with your own face on it? MyGame.com has the answer. Here’s a cute little game we created last week where you get to poke me in the nose. Ouch, knock that off. Hey!

You can see how this game was developed. I have an interview with Robert Norton, VP of business development at MyGame.com, and he also has a demo. In the interview he talks with me about the casual gaming market and how he sees things evolving.

Here’s an embedded version of the demo I filmed:

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Facebook: the new data black hole

Oh, my.

I added the WordPress Facebook Application a few days ago. Now my blog, and your comments, are showing up on my Facebook Profile Page. Along with my Twitters. My Flickr photos. My Google Reader items. My Kyte videos. And a bunch of other things.

Jeremiah Owyang is sitting here with me and he’s the one who said it’s a black hole after seeing how Facebook is becoming the new portal for all information you post around the Web. He wrote a post titled “all your widgets are belong to Facebook.”

Other evidence that Facebook is a black hole, sucking stuff into it: They just acquired Parakey, a stealth-mode startup started by Blake Ross and Joe Hewitt, two former Firefox geeks.