Tag Archive | "techcrunch"

Doubting Yelp. Defecting to Rummble Beta.

September 25, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Social Media
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Yelp burned a bridge with me this week, and I’m defecting to the Rummble beta.  Rummble is London-based mobile + web 2.0 start-up that provides geographically relevant recommendations and reviews from likeminded people. My frustration with Yelp started when I got an email from my dentists’ office… Earlier this year, I wrote a glowing review […]

Top 10 Reasons Why I Haven’t Bought an iPhone 3G

August 1, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Mobile, Review
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The line: I spent 4 years living in England, the rumored birthplace of queuing.  I know the rules of standing in a line, and I respect a good queue.  It avoids people trampling on each other, and that’s a good thing.  But, when a line is 1/4 mile and 3+ hours long, count me out.  […]

Facebook Meets MySpace at the Top of the Charts

June 13, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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And the number one social network in the world is…IT’S A TIE!  Facebook just caught up to MySpace.  The race to the top gets more and more interesting.  Stay tuned…

Plaxo Hits Another Foul Ball to Left Field

January 4, 2008 by Lisa Oshima | Enterprise, Social Media
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At the end of November, I published a Dear Abby-esque post on Plaxo Pulse.  In it, my friend, Paul emailed me to get my opinion on Plaxo Pulse, and I didn’t have many (okay, ANY) positive things to say about it.  So, it was with great amusement that I read Michael Arrington’s post on TechCrunch […]

Crunchies Award: Vote ShoZu as “Best Mobile Start-up”

December 22, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Consulting, Contest, Events, Social Media
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My client, ShoZu, has been nominated in the Crunchies Award as Best Mobile Start-up. This award is co-produced by TechCrunch, Read/Write Web, VentureBeat and GigaOm.  Major sponsors include: Adobe, Microsoft, Sun and a few venture funds. Please head to the voting link, http://vote.crunchies.techcrunch.com/ scroll to the mobile category and vote for ShoZu.  You can vote […]

$15M for Tagged… Why?

July 23, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Financing, Social Media
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Today, TechCrunch revealed big news in social networking investing: Hi-5 got $20 Million in Financing from Mohr Davidow Ventures and Tagged Hi-5 I understand, but Tagged?!  Whoa.  That’s a whole lot of mula — especially for a social networking site that no one I know uses (especially given that I blog about Social Networking).  A […]

Ning – Create Your Own Social Network

February 27, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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I read a great review of Ning in yesterday’s TechCrunch.  So, today, I thought I’d give it a whirl myself.  Michael Arrington’s review was right on the money… Ning is pretty cool!  It lets you create your own customized social network – complete with RSS feeds, blogs, forums, and more.  Almost everything is customiseable – […]

Has “Social Networking” Lost its Appeal to the News Media?

January 11, 2007 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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Today, the self-proclaimed “tech gossip rag,” Valleywag, published the following graph, suggesting that Social Networking is past its peak from a media coverage perspective: 011107-valleywag Valleywag writes: The social network — the umbrella term for features of a website which allow users to track their friends — is past its peak. Mentions in the press […]

Roundup of Exciting Social Media / Social Networking News

December 13, 2006 by Lisa Oshima | Social Media
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The World is abuzz today with all sorts of interesting news relevant to social media/ social networking.  Here are some teasers with links to keep you occupied with plenty of great reading: MySpace is apparently the biggest site on the internet in terms of the number of page views.  Fox Interactive (largely MySpace) surpassed Yahoo, […]



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