Farewell Yahoo! The Time Has Come to Move On
As you may have heard through the grapevine, after 4 years of an incredible roller coaster ride with Yahoo, the time has come to move on to other opportunities. I am bootstrapping my own stealth (for now) startup. In parallel, today I’m launching a consulting practice to provide advisory services to other startups and more-established companies. After over 8 years in the big corporate worlds of Yahoo and eBay, I’m excited about taking everything I’ve learned from my experiences at those two great companies and returning to the entrepreneurial world.
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Predicting the Death of Big Entertainment Venues
I have always loved live entertainment events. Concerts, comedians, music festivals; you name it. But, I have noticed an interesting shift over the past couple of years. I no longer have the patience for large venues. With the increasing quality of home entertainment systems and faster broadband pipelines, the entertainment decision is becoming harder. Do you go out for an event and endure skyrocketing ticket prices, challenging commutes and parking, standing in line, and crowded venues? Or, do you simply stay home and watch an event in HD with surround sound on the comfort of your living room couch? Read full article…Read More
Is Your Email Inbox Killing You?
After I missed a few critical email messages recently, I spent a good part of today simply trying to get my email inbox under control. Over the past decade, the “email problem” has slowly grown into an unmanageable beast. I looked at my work inbox today (this isn’t even counting my personal email accounts) and noticed I had over 18,000 emails in the Inbox alone, with over 3000 marked unread (and I file and filter even more than that). Ouch. Staying ahead of email, responding to one as several more come in, has become a Sisyphean task. Quite simply, email is failing us. The system hasn’t scaled with the volume and variety of communication we deal with today.
I’m obviously not alone in reaching this massive point of failure in the email system:
- Lawrence Lessing publicly declares email bankruptcy
- TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington returns from a trip and decides to simply delete his entire inbox
- Andrew Baron starts over as well, telling everyone to resend their email if it was important
Whitepaper published: Search Engine Results 2010
The final whitepaper has been published by Enquiro Research for “Search Engine Results 2010”. In it, they cover what search engines may look like in the future, thoughts on personalization, universal search, eye tracking research, and interviews with leading industry experts such as Marissa Mayer, Jakob Nielsen, and Danny Sullivan. Read full article…Read More
What Will the Search Experience Look Like in the Year 2010?
I was recently interviewed by Gord Hotchkiss over at Search Engine Land on the future of Search. The meta question was: “What will the search results page look like in 3 years?” He also interviewed Jakob Nielsen, Marissa Mayer, Danny Sullivan, Michael Ferguson, Greg Sterling, Justin Osmer, and Chris Sherman. Read full article…Read More