Event Robot Takes Conway’s Funding, Changes Name and Strategy

Event Robot started as a secretive company offering a customizable, white-label social networking platform. The firm, founded by Tim Young had some early successes including building a platform for the Van’s Warped Tour and more recently, Ozzfest 2007. The initial business model included a network customization fee, followed by a revenue share from in-network advertising. […]

In the day. In the night. Say it right. Say it all: SayNow.

Darren Herman just wrote about SayNow, a startup that raised $7.5M for their Series A. According to Darren, SayNow offers music fans the ‘ability to call a pre-determined phone number for their particular band of interest and hear a personalized message and hear a greeting from the band.’ Okay’ Techcrunch reviewed these guys positively in […]


I had the chance to talk with a new player in the mobile-meets-social-networking space several weeks ago. Frengo allows members to create content channels which can be used for private communications and media sharing (publicly or privately) and which can be monetized via a reward system. Mobile allows users to better experience first responder and […]

Give Me My Facebook Back! What’s a Social Utility Anyway?

Currently the most-emailed New York Times article is ’omg my mom joined Facebook!!’ The article is a humorous recount of a Mom who, feeling disconnected from her daughter, joins Facebook (now open to everyone) only to find that her daughter isn’t exactly happy with her decision’ The article highlights an issue that became apparent to […]

The Truth About Truemors

There has been a ton of blogosphre buzz lately surrounding Guy Kawasaki and his launch of Truemors. Today Guy came out with a transparent ’by the numbers’ look at the Truemors production. Specifically, Guy seems very proud about only spending $12, 107.09 to build his new company. However, I think a lot of people are […]