Posts Tagged: blogging

Does Web 2.0 need VCs?

I got to this session slightly late, but that’s okay. Jason Fried and Rick Segal are tackling the question of whether or not Web 2.0 companies need venture capital. Jason is, of course, from 37signals, a Web 2.0 company that didn’t take VC. Here are my notes (my comments in italics): Jason says everything they… Reads more »

Building a Community

Tara Hunt is on stage now, to present the third and final keynote of the day, talking about building a community. Here are my notes (my comments in italics): Tara says she left thinking there wasn’t a tech community in Toronto, but thinks that things have changed now. She wants the session to be interactive…. Reads more »

Alarm at Mesh!

Apparently an alarm has been tripped somewhere in the MaRS conference centre, so there’s a flashing light and a repeating loud beeping, which has brought the conference to a halt. Every now and then a lady comes over the loudspeaker to tell us that the cause of the alarm is being investigated, causing great humor… Reads more »

Venture Capital and Web 2.0

Today’s second keynote features Mathew Ingram talking with Dr. Paul Kedrosky about venture capital and Web 2.0. Here are my notes from the session (my comments in italics): Is this another bubble? In a sense we’ve returned to 1995, two browsers got funding! (Maxthon and Flock) In a sense, it feels like we’re renacting a… Reads more »

The Future of Marketing

In the first keynote of the day, Stuart MacDonald will be chatting with popular blogger Steve Rubel of Edelman about the future of marketing. Here are my notes from the session (my comments in italics): Throughout the conference they have been showing short ads for Mesh, made by a company called Storystream, whose tagline is… Reads more »

Mesh Day 2

Just got settled in the auditorium for day two of Mesh. Tris Hussey and I just remarked that the conference is much more business focused, which is a good thing for Canada, we really haven’t had that yet. We’re starting late, but I think it’s because there was hardly anyone here at ten to 9,… Reads more »

The Future of Media

Last session of the day is all about media and it’s future, particularly that of newspapers. Participating is Mathew Ingram, Angus Frame, Tomer Strolight, and Tomi Poutanen. Here some notes from the session (my comments in italics): Why is Craigslist successful? Because newspaper classifieds are restrictive and expensive. Apparently the site steals $50 million of… Reads more »

The Future of Broadcasting

Here we go for the next session, talking about where broadcasting is going, with Barnaby Marshall, Amber MacArthur, Jian Ghomeshi, and Andrew Baron. Here some notes from the session (my comments in italics): Barnaby started off with a survey of the audience. It seems satellite radio is not that popular, but lots of people like… Reads more »

Are Bloggers Journalists?

Just got back from lunch, and I decided to attend the session about bloggers and journalists, featuring Matthew Ingram, Om Malik, Michael Tippet, and Scott Karp. The Editor-In-Chief of Dose is sitting right behind me, which is kind of cool. Should bloggers be treated as journalists? Here some notes from the session: Scott says bloggers… Reads more »