$240M for Less Than Two Percent of Facebook

A billion news and blog posts about the announcement that Microsoft shelled out $240 million for a 1.6% stake in Facebook Inc. If you want details, you’ll easily find it. I scoffed in the past about the longevity of Facebook and it’s “$Billion” valuation when Yahoo was rumored to be after Facebook…. The investors that have money in Facebook today must be writhing their hands on getting this baby into the public market.

Video on Computer or TV: It’s all in the Length

Good market data in AdAge showing where consumers prefer to watch video content — on their TV or computer. Not surprisingly, people prefer shorter videos on their computer and longer videos on their TVs. Frank Magid Associates’ research shows 18-24 year olds are twice as likely to watch a 60 minute video on their computer compared to older age groups.

Article on Robert Scoble in new Blogger and Podcaster Magazine

Robert Scoble is a cool guy. I’ve really enjoyed getting to know him personally through my working with PodTech.net. Back in March, Rocky Mountain Voices sponsored Robert as a guest for a meet-up event. Robert’s topic was Living in a Google World.

I thought this article was cool as it chronicles Robert’s work experience and connections with the right people that lead him to the blogger A-List. In the article, Robert is the first to recognize that to join the A-List, all you have to do is write good content and get readers.

Robert works hard. not many — if any at al l– can compete with the content Robert’s collecting and producing right now. Just see the number of video’s he’s delivering as part of the Scoble Show. I know how hard this is with my work at Rocky Mountain Voices. He deserves the credit. He’s also married to a very nice

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Rocky Mountain Voices New Workhorse

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Moving from HouseofBaldwin to BradBaldwin.com

For those of you who subscribe to my blog, please note that I am switching my blog from HouseofBaldwin.com to BradBaldwin.com (wanted to get my SEO up). HouseofBaldwin will be converted to a Family site effective Dec 15. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Corresponding for Reuters, this is Brad Baldwin

Starting tomorrow, users will be able to upload photos and videos to a section of Yahoo called You Witness News (news.yahoo.com/page/youwitnessnews)…. Editors at both Reuters and Yahoo will review the submissions and select some to place on pages with relevant news articles, just as professional photographs and video clips are woven into their news sites today…..CNN, which is owned by Time Warner and introduced its I-Reports section for user-submitted material on its site in August (www.cnn.com/exchange/), accepts text, images and video.

PodCamp West 2006 Wrap-Up

It was cool to hang with the early west-coast podcasting experts at Podcamp West in San Francisco. It was fun to connect with Doug Kaye, the original IT Conversations podcaster, one of the first podcast subscriptions. I made some good contacts with whom I can share best practices.

45 Minutes with Robert Scoble — Advice for News Publishers

Robert Scoble, one of the most recognized voices on social media, shares his opinions on how traditional newspapers, like the Mercury News, and news outlets, CNN and BBC, must change to absorb the new “on-the-street” journalist. These new field correspondents can leverage their own blog, Flickr, YouTube, or yet-to-be-invented social media solutions to provide real-time […]

Facebook’s gotta get the “$B” now

So Google decided to get smart and stop building an inferior product and just buy the brand in YouTube. Hard to imagine that YouTube could be worth a thousand and a half million dollars ($1.65B), but it’s clear that there’s still future dollars in eyeballs.

Best Sales, Marketing, Business movies

The Blog at FeaturePlan.com, a company focused on software for product and marketing management, offered a question: What are the best movies for sales, marketing, business, office culture, advertising, etc. Here’s my list: Favorite Hi-Tech Cubical Culture: Office Space — why do we in hi-tech identify so well with this movie? Is it the crazy […]

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