Silicon Valley Watcher - Former FT journalist Tom Foremski reporting from the intersection of technology and media

FridayWatch: Laughing Squid, Meebo and Cool Mom Tech...

Posted by Tom Foremski - October 22, 2010

Congratulations to Laughing Squid on its 15th anniversary curating the best of San Francisco/Silicon Valley culture. Founder Scott Beale now lives in New York but that hasn't changed the high quality content you can find on Laughing Squid.

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Congratulations to Meebo which celebrated its 5th anniversary this week.

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I went to the launch of Cool Mom Tech, which is a new site focused on gadget reviews by moms. That's a different view from that of many other gadget review sites, which are written mostly by males in their early 20s. I had a great time at the launch with some great conversations.

The event was hosted by Logitech in its loft in San Francisco, which is set up with living rooms that show off Logitech's products such as Revue, its version of Google TV.

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I had a great meeting with Ravit Lichtenberg, principle at Ustrategy, a boutique consultancy that works with some big companies to help them understand the tremendous changes happening in their markets.

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Also, it was great to see Dana Oshiro and her presentation at Murray Newland's SF Blog Club meetup. If you haven't yet met Murray, you will, he gets around very well and has a lot to offer. He recently moved here from the UK and has already organized several conferences in San Francisco.

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I enjoyed meeting Derek Ball, CEO of Tynt. And I loved his search for a business model: "If you chase 100 rabbits you will go hungry. We haven't yet figured out which "rabbit" we should go after, we are looking for a fat one with a limp."

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I really enjoyed visiting Burson - Marsteller's San Francisco office for one of my lunchtime chats about media and PR. Lot's of great questions. Let me know if you'd like me to come to your office...

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I'm posting more guest posts. Let me know if you have something you'd like me to publish on SVW.

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Here is a great collection of links related to "Twitter and journalists" compiled by the hugely talented author and teacher Howard Rheingold. Here it is in Pearltrees format so that you can easily add it to your account:

@Hrheigold's Twitter for Journalists Bookmarks


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