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I'm Jake McKee

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Pricing IS an issue

In the “Bowl me over with a feather” category, it looks like Sony’s PSP movie format discs (UMD) might be going away. Disappointing sales have slowed the flow of movies on the proprietary Universal Media Disc to a mere trickle. At least two major studios have completely stopped releasing movies on UMD, while others are […]

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MySpace numbers

Continuing this unintended theme of social communities for the week, I saw some stunning numbers on MicroPersuasion today regarding MySpace. It is the largest online social networking portal on the web It has 61 + million registered users with 21+ million unique visitors (media metrix) It’s the second largest destination on the web, by page […]

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Bad time to start a company?

Caterina from Flickr says it’s a bad time to start a new company. Everybody else is starting a company. It’s crazy. Every single person who leaves a tech company isn’t going to Microsoft or Google or Apple or whatever, they’re going to a startup. Trying to operate in this environment is crazy. I’m getting late-onset […]

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Seriously? Bullying?

Since it seems to be "Social Community Week" here on CommunityGuy.com, I figured I’d post a note about MyYearbook.com. The site is yet another social community site for students, but what really stuck out to me is the items in their home page sales pitch: Bully, Flirt and secretly admire Share homework Vote for Best […]

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Solutions for Email Overlooad

If you’re like me, you get a metric ton of email in your inbox every day. Most of said mails are poorly crafted, to say the least. To make sure you aren’t crafting bad emails, check out this article from the Harvard Business School folks. It’s worth the long read. Love it, live it.

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Facebook for sale?

Interesting news about Facebook…. Facebook, the Web site where students around the world socialize and swap information, has put itself on the block, BusinessWeek Online has learned. The owners of the privately held company have turned down a $750 million offer and hope to fetch as much as $2 billion in a sale, senior industry […]

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Yes, MySpace can do good things

These days, it’s fun to rail on MySpace for all its problems. Journalists love a juicy story after all. So today’s juicy story is that teens in multiple cities around the country have walked out of class to protest the new immigration policy proposals. It started with a posting on MySpace.com. E-mail and text messages […]

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MySpace and World Reality

When reading this Wired article, I came across a very interesting comment, presumably from a teenager. I can’t help but wonder… Clearly, those adults who think myspace is bad for us kids and will only lead to us being sexually molested clearly has forgotten their teenage years. I’m a teenager, and I use myspace. I […]

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Sprint Ambassador Program

Kudos to Sprint for starting the Sprint Ambassadors Program! What is the Ambassador Program? The Sprint Ambassador Program is an exclusive opportunity to try Sprint’s latest products and services made possible by the Sprint Power VisionSM Network. Who qualifies for the Ambassador Program? Individuals in select cities across the US who have access to the […]

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And the backlash begins…

You know you’re doing something big when the parody starts…. Check out the latest social networking site (sorta): isolatr.com

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