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OpenSocial, Facebook Beacon, Social Network Portability and Small Business

Posted by Brent Leary on Sat, Jan 05, 2008 @ 02:20 PM

Tags: openid, six apart, opensocial, google, david recordon, facebook

Show : OpenSocial, Facebook Beacon and Social Network Portability
Guest : David Recordon, Open Platforms Tech Lead, Six Apart
Aired : Sunday January 6th, 2008

Scott K. WilderWelcome to the first show of 2008.  And we start the year off trying to figure out when we'll be able to utilize online social networks more efficiently and effectively, to improve both our personal and professional lives.  Our featured guest, Six Apart's David Recordon, shares with us his unique perspective on the social networking landscape, working closely with both Google and Facebook on the subject of social network portability.  David fills us in on the impact of social network fatigue, the potential impact of OpenSocial, the importance of Facebook Beacon and the controversy surrounding it, and how services like OpenID may make our lives online easier to manage.  David also shares how Six Apart tools like TypePad, Vox and MovableType will utilize these platforms to make it easier to build and cultivate successful online communities.  And check out how this Generation Y leader uses Web 2.0 tools to keep in touch with his parents.

We're also excited to kick off our first "Solopreneur Spotlight", featuring Jennifer Hammock, founder of  Divinely Orchestrated Events.   Jennifer fills us in on why she thinks 2008 is the year of the international solopreneur.  And Brent has a special welcome for the newest technology entrepreneur Stanley Burrell.  You may know him by his stage name, MC Hammer.   

David Recordon is Open Platforms Tech Lead for Six Apart, the largest independent blogging company in the world. Recordon has played a pivotal role in the development and popularization of key social media technologies such as OpenID. In 2005, Recordon collaborated with Brad Fitzpatrick in the original development of OpenID, which has since become the most popular decentralized single-sign-on protocol in the history of the web. During a year and a half at VeriSign, Recordon played an active role in refining and evangelizing OpenID, bringing it from an experimental technology to one that's been endorsed by major companies ranging from AOL to Microsoft, and implemented for over 120 million identities on the web. Recordon's history with open source software and open standards stretches back to the beginning of his career, when as a sophomore in high school he volunteered his time to lead an open source message board project with over forty members worldwide. This interest led to his co-founding of a message board hosting provider that still services tens of thousands of users around the world, and that he has since sold. Recordon was recently recognized by Google and O'Reilly as the recipient of a 2007 Open Source Award for his efforts with OpenID and is the youngest recipient in the history of the award.

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Small Business Technology Talk with BusinessWeek's Stephen Wildstrom

Posted by Brent Leary on Sat, Jun 23, 2007 @ 12:00 PM

Tags: crm, technology, apple, microsoft, steve wildstrom, google, businessweek

Show : Talking Tech with Stephen Wildstrom
Guest : Stephen Wildstrom, writer and editor of BusinessWeek's "Technology and You" column
Aired : Saturday June 23rd, 2007

From the iPhone, to Microsoft Surface to Web 2.0, and all things Google there are so many things going on in technology.  Lucky for us that Steve Windstrom from BusinessWeek allowed us to fire a whole bunch of questions at him to help us figure some of this out.  And if one guru weren't enough, our guest co-host this week is Paul Greenberg, author of the best selling book CRM at the Speed of Light and popular blog PGreenblog.  Paul fills in for Michael who's been dispatched on a secret assignment.   Brent and Paul talk about Web 2.0 and CRM being perfect partners, and how the CRM vendors haven't seemed to recognize that yet.

Stephen H. Wildstrom is writer and editor of BusinessWeek's personal technology column, "Technology & You," a position he assumed in April 1994. Mr. Wildstrom has done commentaries on high-tech issues for CNBC, Fox, PBS, and National Public Radio's Morning Edition. In addition, his column has been featured in segments on BusinessWeek TV and ABC's Business Now. He has served as a panelist at industry trade shows and conferences, including the Consumer Electronics Show and Mobile Insights, and as a judge at a number of industry competitions, including the Software Publishers Association's Codie Awards. Mr. Wildstrom had the honor of receiving two National Magazine Awards and a McGraw-Hill Achievement Award, and is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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Posted by Brent Leary on Mon, Jun 18, 2007 @ 12:56 AM

Tags: crm, warrillow, it trends, small business, google,

Show : SMB Trends
Guest : John Warrillow, CEO of Warrillow and Company
Aired : Saturday June 9th, 2007

Today we talk with John Warrillow, ceo and founder of Warrillow and Company. The company created The Warrillow Subscriber Network -- an advisory service for 55 enterprise companies targeting the Small & Medium Business (SMB) segment which provides market research insight on the SMB market. We also get an expert take from AMI Partners' Laurie McCabe on what to make out of the "big" announcement on and Google's new partnership, and what it means to small businesses. Filling in for Michael this week is Lynn Do, president of Renovo Data. 

In addition to being the ceo of Warrillow and Company, John is the author of Drilling For Gold: How Corporations Can Successfully Market to Small Businesses.  He is frequently quoted in media outlets like The Wall Street Journal and Business Week.

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