This week’s edition has David Kirkpatrick on his Facebook Effect and Techonomy, the iPad’s latest accessory, a New York Congressman’s opinion of BP’s spokespersons, Scoble’s next big thing in location-based companies, and Stephen Colbert’s PR-Mageddon.
Zuckerberg: Grow First, Monetize Later
The Business Insider’s Nich Carlson was one of the many interviews that Facebook Effect author and Techonomy co-founder David Kirkpatrick granted to promote his new book. In it, Kirkpatrick postulates that Zuckerberg’s refusal to acquiesce to his colleagues’ demands to monetize early helped fuel Facebook’s extraordinary growth.
I also had planned to talk with Mr. Kirkpatrick on his new venture, Techonomy, which he formed with two former tech-beat colleagues from Fortune magazine, but found this video clip instead:
iPad meets Velcro
With two million+ iPads now in the hands of consumers and new iPad apps sprouting as fast as one can say oil gusher in the Gulf, we’ll soon see a flurry of iPad accessories. Here’s one that marries the newest classic with one of the older ones.
Location Location Location
Scoble says forget “overhyped” location companies FourSquare, Gowalla and Whrrl, watch our for Goby.com and DealMap. Here’s his take on the latter:
Blimey PR People
Not one to mince words, here’s how New York Congressman Anthony Weiner views what emanates from the mouths of BP’s “British-accented” spokespersons:
Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert on BP’s PR-Mageddon (via ODwyerPR)
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