Happy New Year 2009!
I wish all readers of this blog a great 2009.
It is simple but not easy
I wish you a Merry Christmas and, if you don't plan to check back before the end of the year, a Happy New Year! Take care of your loved ones and don't forget that there are organizations like Kiva, Medecins Sans Frontiers/Läkare Utan Gränser and Wikipedia that can use a small Christmas-inspired donation.
Almost a year ago I made some predictions for 2008:
This spring I started lending on Kiva. As Christmas is approaching and some of you might be thinking about charitable contributions before the end of the year, I thought of writing a second post about my experiences with Kiva (triggered by the post that Joakim Jardenberg is once again offering gift certificates of $25 to people who want to try out Kiva (sv)).
Given the timing of Google's embrace of gambling ads in the UK and hard liquor ads in the US, I suspect the company is taking some punches in industries like finance, travel and retail. The value of a customer and number of customers is key when advertisers decide how much to spend in measurable media.
It is pretty cool when a smart venture capitalist calls your friends' startup Flickr For Musicians. Good to see that Eric, Alex & team are getting the recognition they deserve.
Nobel Prize winner goes LOLcats in The New York Times. This is indeed a brave new world.