Read today in Wired News (thanks Marco !): “WASHINGTON — U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Michael Powell has started his own Web log to reach out to the high-tech community and bypass the scores of Washington lobbyists who typically skulk around his office.
Powell, who wants to avoid regulating new technologies like Web-based telephone service for fear of stifling innovation, said he started the blog to encourage the high-tech industry to get involved because its past practice of flying under the radar to avoid regulations would no longer work. “
Thanks, Pascal, for having organized this dinner in Paris
This dinner gathered 8 French entrepreneurs bloggers (some of them blog in English) and we decided we would launch a multi-authored blog where we would share our thoughts and ideas about entrepreneurship, open to any entrepreneur as an author.
Who is in to write on it ? I know Paulo is and a few others around Europe. Anybody else ?
Great PR, Joi !
Just imagine if a blogger did like this journalist, posting the same story to 50 different weblogs, I guess he would be flamed for polluting the blogosphere, right ?
NB. Joi can you tell the journalist he forgot the link to Six Apart :=)
Last week I had another great dinner in San Francisco with Reid Hoffman, founder of Linked In. Reid is one of the most impressive and visionary friends I know.
I am very proud to join its investors list. Reid has secured Series A financing of $4.7 million in November last year. The investment was led by Sequoia Capital, the venture investors behind well-known Internet brands such as Yahoo!, Google and PayPal. A round with business angels that I participated in will be announced within a few weeks.
Here is some information about Linked In’s recent growth, if you are interested:
600,000+ users (30,000+ growth per week)
28,000,000+ email addresses sent through Linked In (3,000,000+ growth per week)
12 months old
Within the 600,000+ users:
265,000+ international users
120,000+ senior management-level users
100% professional users
and 28,000+ in France only.
Congrats, Reid !