Rocket Fuel gets Marketing Turbo Boost, adds Eric Porres as CMO

Ad agency founder, former ad-tech CMO, and 15-year digital marketing veteran completes executive staff REDWOOD SHORES, Calif. (February 29, 2012) – Rocket Fuel, the leading provider of artificial-intelligence advertising solutions for digital marketers, today announced that Eric Porres has joined the company as Chief Marketing Officer. Porres has over 15 years experience in the digital….

20 places to see before the world ends

So far I’m up to 3 out of 20.  This is a great list: http://www.buzzfeed.com/masseffect3/20-must-see-places-before-the-world-ends

Learning, and Profiting, from Online Friendships

Cover story of Business Week by Stephen Baker, author of The Numerati. What do these relationships [Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn] say about us and the people in our networks? Companies armed with rich new data and powerful computers are beginning to explore these questions. They’re finding that digital friendships speak volumes about us as consumers and….

SNL: Seth Meyers, Really?!?, and Michael Phelps

One of the most sublime commentaries made on the bong/Phelps/Kellogg’s fiasco (2 mins): SNL – Really?!? – Michael Phelps, 02/07/2009 It’s all so damn good that I transcribed the last bit: “…and if you’re at a party and you see Michael Phelps smoking a bong and you’re first thought isn’t ‘wow I get to party….

Absolutely fascinating article

Anyone who has ever thought about the meaning of music, art, and/or contextual relevance should immediately put aside 45 minutes to ingest and ponder the experiment that The Washington Post conducted (Jan, 2007) in the DC Metro.  I don’t want to give it away, as it needs to unfold on its own: Pearls Before Breakfast….

The best intentions for this site

Over the past couple of months I’ve been taking inventory of the various ways in which I communicate, whether is be for myself to keep track of news and information (on NetVibes), externally through tweets, Facebook updates, NYGrapes updates, dojo updates, or this blog.  In short, while I hope to keep this site fresh, you….

The Tera Era or Peta is Better?

Here are some fascinating stats about data storage (thanks to my friend Glenn Rempe for finding some), spawned in part by my purchase of an Infrant ReadyNAS NV+ 3TB device: From an article in Computer Technology Review: In terms of raw numbers, IDC, a leading market intelligence and research firm, estimates the volume of digital….

Jason Fried at Web 2.0

Just saw Jason Fried, the founder of 37 Signals (I use Basecamp and also am a regular reader of their blog) give one of the micro-keynotes at the Web 2.0 conference.  Here are a few quick notes: Building Software requires… – no raw materials – can build anywhere Challenges with building software – Doesn’t have….