René Pickhardt on June 30th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: inviting people to our new favourite social networking site Google plus seems not obvious right away. This is what you need to do: Create a circle or add people to one of the predifined circles. You can do this from the suggestions google does or add them by adding [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 30th, 2011

If you need an invitation to Google Plus just leave a comment or subscribe to my newsletter! This site really seems to be an alternative to Facebook! Great! I just invited about 50 interested people from different mailinglists and my blog. I have to get back to work now! The invites will come!

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: In the last days, there was a lot of media coverage on the the antitrust investigation by the FTC against Google. In my opinion, this investigation is ridiculous. Let me explain why: The Facts From an FTC Point of view Google is the leading search engine on the net. [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 22nd, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: My new cellphone finally arrived today. Being a fan of Google products, I was excited to test Android and get a feeling for everything. I wasn’t sure whether I would really need a smartphone or whether it was rather a time wasting but cool toy. After a bit of [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 15th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I just received an email that said I should verify my gmail account. It was sent from an emailadress of with username: This email seems to be a phishing attack – they ask for your gmail password! Do not reply to it!. It looks like this: This verification [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 13th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: I just realized that I wasn’t to active in this section of my blog. While thinking about Internet business models I tried to generalize the ideas behind some products and companies I know of. This results in my rather uncomplete list of Internet Business Models that I know of. [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 9th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Today I want to talk about one of my favourite Internet start ups. It is called Metaweb. Metaweb was founded in 2005. To my knowledge it had two rounds of investment (all together about 60 Million US Dollar) and it was bought by Google in June 2010. So why [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 9th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: Besides ecommerce one really big Internet business model obviously is the trade or monetarization of data. This Blogpost reminded to write an article about this topic. I think the author points out the most important facts! Services like Facebook / gmail / Youtube and so on are not free. Moneywise [...]

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René Pickhardt on June 7th, 2011

Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: While writing my article on link baiting for musicians I realized that this topic is overdue. besides the fact that Facebook is highly overrated this is probably the most valueable piece of advice I wrote in my blog so far. Quick answer: “where to upload your music”: You upload [...]

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Archived; click post to view. Excerpt: As everyone knows in my limited freetime I am currently doing two tings: I am reading Eli Parisers book about the filterbubble. I don’t want to review it until I am done which happens hopefully somewhen soon. But it has a connection to the other thing I am doing [...]

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