I Am a Camera: Yahoo and Reuters Launch “You Witness News”

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The latest development in the world of “citizen journalism”: News services are inviting photographs and video from anyone, anywhere. As explained in the New York Times (“Have Camera Phone? Yahoo and Reuters Want You to work for Their News Service,” 12/4/06): The Yahoo-Reuters project will create a systematic way to incorporate images covering a wider range of topics into news … Read More

AMA Pittsburgh Luncheon: Boscov’s Formula for Success in Pittsburgh

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Join AMA Pittsburgh and Stephanie Swift, public relations manager for Boscov’s on December 14 at the Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center to learn how Boscov’s has been able to thrive in a market that has been changed by significant consolidation. Ms. Swift will discuss how Boscov’s low turnover rate and active management training program help the chain respond to the … Read More

Geek Night 50

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Geek Night is a highly informal bimonthly gathering of people in the Pittsburgh high-tech industry. There is no dress code and no cover charge. Show up anytime after 5:00pm, and leave when you feel like it. When: Thursday, December 7, 2006, 5-9pm and later Where: The Church Brew Works at 3525 Liberty Ave in Lawrenceville (geeks gather in the bar … Read More

Show Me the Money: Making Money with Your Blog or Podcast

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During PodCampPittsburgh, one of the biggest topics of discussion was monetizing: making money from your podcast (or blog). Many sites offer recommendations, usually focused around understanding your viewership/readership. A recent post by Grace Bonney of BizBox Blog on Slate (“How Does One Live Off of a Blog?“) brings together great ideas and a healthy dose of reality: There are few … Read More

Buggy Blog Beta: How the Business 2.0 Blog Site Could (Should) Be Improved

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CNNMoney.com is conducting a staff blogging experiment. Sixteen staff writers are each maintaining blogs on specific topics, with the bulk of them aggregated at Business 2.0 Blogs. It’s an interesting idea, and the site is readable. But they’ve missed some basic and important pieces that would make the site easier to use — especially for those new to blogs. For … Read More

Tri-County IT and Communications Services Consortium Survey

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The newly-formed Tri-County IT and Communications Services Consortium, covering Armstrong, Butler & Indiana counties, is conducting a survey to understand the needs and expectations of companies in this area. The consortium’s mission is “to support and strengthen information technology and communication services and industries in the Armstrong, Butler, and Indiana county regions.” If you have a technology business that operates … Read More

Clues Surfacing: Marketing “The Muckle Man”

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I’ve been receiving strange emails the last few weeks, talking of a mystery and sending me to www.TheMuckleMan.com. The site is an online puzzle, with a grid of squares that link to various news reports across the web and the MySpace blog of Gilbert, a marine biologist researching giant squid in Newfoundland. (Incidentally, Gilbert seems to have great taste in … Read More

Women in Technology Breakfast Briefing: Customer-Led Innovation

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Jana Eggers, U.S. CEO of Spreadshirt, explains how to let your customers lead the way to innovation in technology. Ms. Eggers is “obsessively customer focused” and enjoys “making technology easier to use,” and these factors helped bring her success while leading Intuit’s Innovation Lab and remain her guiding principles in her current position. What: Women in Technology Breakfast Briefing, presented … Read More

Nonprofit Marketing Boot Camp

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Recetly announced by the American Marketing Association: Pull on your fatigues and roll up your sleeves! The Nonprofit Marketing Bootcamp is making its way to the ‘Burgh! Event Specifics: December 7 and 8, 2006 Boot Camp for NonProfits Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh City Center, One Bigelow Square Fee: Members $440 Non-members $665 (includes one year AMA membership) Presented by the American … Read More

PodCampPittsburgh

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PodCamp is a FREE UN-CONFERENCE for people who create, enjoy or are interested in learning more about blogs, vlogs, audio podcasts, web video, content networks and new media monetization. Show up, meet people, make connections. Friday, Nov 10, 2006: Evening Meet-n-Greet, 6-8 PM @ The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Saturday, Nov 11, 2006: 9 AM – 5 PM @ Pittsburgh … Read More

Pittsburgh BlogFest 8

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If you write a blog, read blogs, or want to know more about blogs, please join us for Pittsburgh BlogFest 8. This is the quarterly gathering at which local blog folk gather to share their ideas in person rather than on the web. It’s always fun and interesting, with an eclectic mix of folk.