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BoomTown Visits SDForum

BoomTown was the opening keynote for SDForum‘s conference in Silicon Valley last week called “The Business of New Media II,” which was about–well–the business of new media.

Here is the speech I gave, in which I discuss everything from how this AllThingsD.com site was created to the financial prospects of Facebook to how Marie Osmond was robbed on “Dancing With the Stars.” (And she was, my friends, she was!)

It’s in two parts, which should be plenty of material to bore just about anyone except my mother:

Part 1:

Part 2:


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus