The @Arrington T-Shirt

My old friend (and one of my favorite writers, btw) Mike Arrington aka @arrington is in the news again. This time, he’s back writing at Techcrunch, the tech blog he founded back in 2005, sold it for a bunch of money to AOL, then left under a bit of a cloud a year ago, then […]

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“Live-Tooning”: gapingvoid does Events, Y’all…

Gapingvoid Does Events – TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 from Gapingvoid on Vimeo. We’re doing more and more events these days. I call it “Live-Tooning”… It’s what I do instead of “Public Speaking”. A little bit more unique. Here’s what we wrote recently: Here’s how to supercharge your event: The gapingvoid team was engaged by TechCrunch […]

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The gapingvoid Wall at Techcrunch HQ

[Techcrunch and gapingvoid have been friends for a while– since 2006 or so, actually. And here’s the art to prove it, hanging on a wall in the main Techcrunch offices in downtown San Francisco. Those smaller ones are 9″x12″, larger ones are ginormous.  Jeff Sass took the picture while visiting there a couple of weeks […]

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Gape Into The Void Podcast, Episode 3: “Culture”

Gape Into The Void – Episode 3: “Culture”. [Subscribe on iTunes] [Direct Link to episode 3 MP3 (listen now)] Show Notes: Recorded just before we left for San Francisco for TechCrunch Disrupt, in this episode of Gape Into The Void we tackle the topic of “culture” and the importance of a business articulating its purpose. […]

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is your business co-dependent on external factors?… or, any startup who thinks success or failure depends on whether techcrunch covers them or not, deserves everything they get.

I just wrote the [very long] blog headline above just to give y’all something to chew on… I’m guessing most of us here are familiar with Techcrunch, yes? Like I said earlier, we’re incredible beings. So frickin’ go do something about it. Frickin’ go do something that matters. Exactly. God Bless…

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“how culture will un-break itself”

Very cool. The Techcrunch Party poster I mentioned the other day (and in the newsletter this morning) is now available as a print. Also, for today only there’s a wee offer code that knocks 45% off the normal price etc. I’m writing this from my hotel in West Hollywood. I’m in LA for the PSFK […]

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techcrunch party

Last week I was in Silicon Valley for the annual Techcrunch Party. As usual (this is my fifth year in a row doing it) I designed the commemorative poster for them, which I hand-signed at the event. I thought my “delusional” motif would be perfect for it. I also attended the CrunchUp conference earlier that […]

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daily bizcard 045: adam ostrow

Today’s “Daily Bizcard”, goes to Adam Ostrow, the Editor-In-Chief of Mashable, the world’s third largest blog. I remember (and it wasn’t that long ago) when Masahble was just a small blog, run by Pete Cashmore out of his bedroom in Aberdeen, Scotland, while he was still living with parents. Now Mashable’s “bigger than Elvis”- the rise […]

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dailybizcard 039: a.v. flox

Today’s “Daily Bizcard”, “This Is Not A Bed”, goes to my favorite saucy vixen/sex blogger, AV Flox. AV and I met at the Techcrunch Party in Paolo Alto last year, and have been good friends ever since. I’ve never been much of a sex blog reader, but AV’s writing is so sharp, so funny and […]

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note to social media marketers: do the math

A Twitter comment from the London-based writer, Alain de Botton got me thinking. We can argue the numbers all day long, but they seem fairly ballpark to me, so let’s just assume for now that Alain is correct: “The Law of Money & Complexity: An artist needs 20 followers to survive; a writer 20,000; a […]

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