Jason Calacanis

GeekCast 43: Valley vs Affiliates

GeekCast 43 is up and it’s a good listen. The entire gang of Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral, Lisa Picarille and myself chat about online marketing, gadgets, web2.0 and all-things-geek for 70 minutes. If you’re new to the show, start with this one b/c it’s one of our best (in my opinion). Here’s the mp3 or head over to GeekCast.fm for the stream if you’re of that persuasion. Show Notes: – Shawn Got a Blackberry Bold …

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Mahalo Launches Loyalty Program Reminiscent of 1999

Last week, Mahalo CEO Jason Calacanis announced the search/discovery startup was cutting 10% of its staff (or 6 people) as the economic downturn continues to cause nervousness in Silicon Valley. It looks as if Mahalo is searching around for revenue channels to accompany the $20 million raised in venture capital funding. While playing with the new Mahalo interface I noticed that there is now a Mahalo loyalty program that seems to be based on visits …

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Buying Links: Good or Bad?

At the https://www.fusionquest.com/cgi-bin/main/hotlinks.cgi?aflt=afc1&client=affsumAffiliate Summit West this year, one of the most talked about moments was the back-and-forth between SEO expert Wil Reynolds and Jason Calacanis during Wil’s session. Here’s Wil’s take: Well the BIG topic – buying links to help boost your SEO rankings, let me say again…if you properly analyze your landscape you can determine if you may or may not need to buy links. If you do, you should buy ones that are …

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GeekCast Episode 5: Cease and Desist

Lisa Picarille, Shawn Collins, Jim Kukral and I taped another episode of GeekCast that was published yesterday. It’s a free-form and fun show where we discuss current trends in the geek marketing world ranging from tech to performance marketing. [display_podcast] This week, the gang tackles wearable video, fake Twitter-ers, master link baiters, affiliate link cloaking and Lost Geekend ’08. Give it a listen and let us know your thoughts.

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