The Art and Science of Marketing: Seminar announcement

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Business consultant Wayde Nelson is holding a seminar next week that’s perfect for small business marketers looking to hone their chops. B$olutions is pleased to announce a comprehensive seminar on marketing. This seminar will reveal the tricks of the trade – practical insight into developing an integrated marketing strategy and plan for your business and ideas to increase your sales. … Read More

What are you having? The Happy Hour Hotline

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In the Bits & Bytes column of today’s Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, way at the bottom, there’s a little item about my “sideline” as mixologist-for-hire. This service is my experiment with the web service Ether, which is an intermediary between experts and people looking for advice, conducted via telephone. (Their tagline: “Sell what you say.”) I wanted to see how well it … Read More

What’s in a (domain) name? Name unavailability leads to creativity

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Today in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Corilyn Shropshire looks at how companies deal with the problems of finding a great domain name (“Web is no bottomless pit for dot.com name seekers,” 8/16/2006): The World Wide Web is running out of names — or at least the most popular names that end with a dot.com suffix. Dot.net, dot.org and other suffixes still … Read More

Pittsburgh BlogIN

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(cross-posted at My Brilliant Mistakes) Calling all bloggers and wannabe bloggers: As a complement/counterpoint to our much-beloved Pittsburgh BlogFests, we’re starting a new type of event — one where instead of standing around talking about blogging, we get right down and do it. WHAT: The First Ever Pittsburgh BlogIN WHEN: Sunday, July 2, 1pm – 5pm WHERE: The Carnegie Library, … Read More

The Future of E-Media: Intro to panel discussion

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Last week I participated in a panel discussion at the HOBY PA-West Leadership Seminar. The seminar participants were junior and senior high school students, all aspiring leaders (and a fun bunch as well). The panel topic: “The Future of Newspaper, e-Media, and Local News.” My fellow panelists included Tracy Certo, Managing Editor of Pop City Media; Kelly Tabay, Producer, WPXI … Read More

Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar

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On June 15, I’ll be speaking on a panel at the Hugh O’Brian Youth (HOBY) Leadership Seminar. The panel will be “Media and Communications: The Future of the Newspaper, E-Media, and Local News.” I’ll focus on blogging, but I’ll also talk about independent online publications like the much-missed (and soon-to-return) Inkburns. HOBY is a national youth leadership development program founded … Read More

Geek Night 47

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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, June 1, 2006, 5-9pm and later Where: The Church Brew Works at 3525 Liberty Ave in Lawrenceville (geeks gather in the bar … Read More

Warts and all: Watch an application being born on Bare Naked App

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Carson Systems, makers of web applications, are true believers using blogging as a conversation, and in the power of openness in attracting customer and community interest. How do we know? Because they’re documenting their application development process as it happens on Bare Naked App. The app they’re creating is called Amigo, and in the blog they’ve been candid about left … Read More