Interview: AOL’s Debbie Menin on Branded Content, Online Video and how Social Media Influences Marketing

Continue reading “Interview: AOL’s Debbie Menin on Branded Content, Online Video and how Social Media Influences Marketing”

BarCampLA-5 Was a Blast

Best BarCampLA to date? Quite possibly. There were some amazing presentations — Hopefully presos / audio, etc will be posted online soon. I hosted PowerPoint Karaoke and almost died laughing. There was a very well used gong. Vinyl was spun, there was a Rickroll Train, a Rockband rocktackular, even a couple sessions delete with food artistry and consumption. Read my post from Day 1 at LAist. Check out the photos via flickr:

Continue reading “BarCampLA-5 Was a Blast”

AOL Launches Clone of Yahoo Home Page

Years ago, the backronym “Yet Another Hierarchical Officious Oracle” (YAHOO) was born out of Jerry [Yang] and David’s [Filo] Guide to the World Wide Web and became the first successful Web portal. Later, Amazon.com’s model was the one everybody tried to copy. And now, it’s back to Yahoo. Yahoo updated it’s home page last year, and now, AOL is launching an eerily similar version in which not much more than the name changes. Is this infringing or just down right poseurish?

More on the imitation job at PCWorld, DownloadSquad, TechCrunch.