social media

December 24, 2013
Ori Allon

Outside the Comfort Zone: Urban Compass’ Ori Allon

The serial entrepreneur is a restless animal. He or she moves from one investment to the next, never satisfied with seeing a single seedling ripen into sustainable profitability. The challenge is personal, but it’s also about creating impact in the entire ecosystem. Take the Twitter success story, with its many […]
October 13, 2013
Twitter going public

The Tweet That Shook the World: Twitter Announces IPO F

With Twitter’s recent announcement (by way of a tweet, naturally) that we should expect an IPO from the social media superstar, the buzz has been mostly positive. But the elephant in the room is a giant like button. As in, how can Twitter avoid the “ipocalypse” that Facebook nose-dived into […]
May 16, 2013
Facebook or Bookface?

Third Way

Someone always has to come in second place. In competive markets, the number 2 can be highly indicative. Is the contender threatening to overtake the incumbent? Or does the leading brand seem to possess an unassailable advantage? The swirl of speculation surrounding Facebook, the most popular social media site, is […]
April 8, 2013
Google Reader

Out With the Old, In With Something Better

How is the just announced July demise of Google Reader good news? The Google version of the RSS platform was never going to be as glitzy as Google+ or Chrome. Reader has its devoted following, and they’ve gone ahead with the obligatory online petition to grant it a stay of execution. But […]