Emerging Tech Dinner At Yahoo
A couple days ago, I was leaving work and was really surprised to run into Scott Rafer (Feedster CEO), Rich Skrenta (Topix.net co-founder), Ross Mayfield (Socialtext CEO) and a few others.
Scott Rafer (Feedster CEO)
Rich Skrenta (Topix.net co-founder)
Ross Mayfield (Socialtext CEO)
I immediately suspected that I had completely forgotten about some important event, since that cast of characters is at nearly every conference I attend.
As it turned out, there were on-site for a dinner in which Yahoo folks were talking about Yahoo, RSS, Syndication, and so on. Since I was on my way out anyway and uninvited, I didn't head upstairs to see what was going on. However, I've managed to find a few folks who wrote about the dinner.
Over at sfist you can read a long summary of the presentations and questions that came up.
Susan Mernit wrote up a shorter summary that I hope others read. Her first two points are:
I'm sorta bummed that I didn't know about this event beforehand. It would have been great to spend 15 minutes there to meet some of the attendees who I've probably wanted to meet for a long time. But it looks like a few of the attendees are getting the message and helping to spread it. That's good news.
- Yahoo gets the long tail, absolutely.
- Yahoo has the capability to turn into an infrastructure platform for blogging and micropayments of ad revenue and shopping, courtesy of work done by the My team and Overture.
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