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Speaking at SMX West Next Week

So I’m going to be part of a panel discussion that will focus on blended search.  I think it will be interesting.  Then again, I’ve spent a good amount of time studying the topic in the past few weeks so I’m biased.  Also, I’m the one speaking so that makes me even a little more [...]

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Interview with Jason Kintzler from PitchEngine

This past week, Brandy and I chatted with Jason Kintzler, founder of PitchEngine.   The interview can be downloaded or heard online at WebmasterRadio.fm.

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HARO Announces Product Launch

HARO (Help a Reporter Out) is launching a host of new features to support their system, which connects journalists and bloggers (let’s call them content producers) with PR/marketing folks interested in getting coverage. According to most accounts, HARO was launched as a Facebook group in 2007 (although HARO had probably been manifesting organically through founder [...]

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1410Q: A Home for Innovation in DC

I got together with Daniel Odio from PointAbout and Peter Corbett from istrategylabs at 1410Q last week, PointAbout’s new corporate headquarters. Turns out that Daniel has a much grander vision for the space than simply housing the PointAbout group.  The goal is to create an “entrepreneur-friendly technology innovation hotspot, where we invite tech entrepreneurs to [...]

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Business Wire “Super Charging” Press Releases

Business Wire recently announced the launch of “unique features that ‘super-charge’ press releases.”  After spending several minutes trying to slice my way through marketing sludge (that included an actual reference to “global-mobile-social-measurable features”) I think I managed to distill the following: Increased mobile distribution – Business Wire will be distributing content via the mobile applications [...]

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PressLift Review

File sharing company drop.io is currently working on a news release creation tool called PressLift.  PRNewser’s Joe Ciarallo provided a good synopsis of PressLift this past week. Without taking a deep dive into the product, the key components seem to include: A basic CMS that will provide users with the ability to create a Web [...]

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Review of Google’s Living Stories

Yesterday, the Google News team announced the beta launch of Living Stories, a platform that aims to provide a new way for users to consume news.  The prototype blends Google technology with content from the Washington Post and New York Times. According to Josh Cohen, Senior Business Product Manager at Google News, “The idea behind [...]

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More Interviews with Webmaster Radio

We’ve been working on some programming on the conference circuit with Webmaster Radio devoted to what’s new with PRWeb.  Here are the links to the episodes we have produced so far: 107/2008 – General Update with PRWeb from SMX 11/4/2008 – PRWeb Partnership with Entrepreneur from ad:tech

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Social Media Group to Acquire Livingston Communications

In a PRWeb news release issued July 21, Canada-based Social Media Group (SMG) announced they would be acquiring Livingston Communications, based here in DC.  Actually, the release was joint-issued and read more like a merger announcement but I digress. This news is a few days old but noteworthy because I believe the social media (SM) [...]

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