• Use RosterBot To Manage Your Kids' Little League Team

    Nothing mind blowing here, but RosterBot will be a welcome application for coaches of kids or adults informal sports teams. It’s simple, it’s free and it works, unlike existing applications (let me know if you know of an alternative that you like). Like most of the good applications we see, it was created not from a spreadsheet but from the need to solve a problem. In this case… Read More

  • PubSub: They're Baaaaack

    PubSub is certainly more well known for its self-induced implosion last year than for the product itself. The company developed what they called a “future search engine” that allowed users to type in keywords and get blog and other RSS-enabled news back as it was published. It was a good idea, and one emulated by most of the blog search engines over time. But the… Read More

  • PubSub Co-Founder Takes The Gloves Off, Digs Hole

    PubSub co-founder Bob Wyman responded to rumors that PubSub is falling apart on his blog today. He says the problems were not that the company lacked killer technology or great employees, but instead lays the blame squarely at the feet of ex-CEO and co-founder Salim Ismail. Bob trashes Salim quite publicly: What has prevented us moving forward is a battle with a group of minority… Read More

  • Pubsub Implosion

    Blog search engine PubSub had massive layoffs today after last minute merger discussions with knownow fell apart. It looks like a shutdown is imminent. Pubsub ousted founding CEO Salim Ismail in March after losing a power struggle with co-founder Bob Wyman. Constantine Gus Spathis took over as CEO before Salim’s announced departure. Update: I made some corrections to the above post after… Read More

  • PubSub CEO Steps Down, Acquisition Rumors

    After a reported long-term power struggle with co-founder Bob Wyman, PubSub CEO Salim Ismail has been replaced by Constantine “Gus” Spathis today. More details in the PubSub blog. There are also serious acquisition rumors floating around about the company, so expect more news soon. My previous posts on PubSub are at this link. Read More

  • PubSub Launches Community Lists

    PubSub launched a new product today called “Community Lists“. They’ve taken topic specific feeds from experts and have ranked the feeds according to their LinkRanks algorithm. There are four lists currently and my understanding is that they plan to expand the number greatly in the near future. The current Lists: The Law List The PR List The Fashion List The Librarian List… Read More

  • The Companies of Web 2.0, Part 2

    Here’s the second set of companies that presented at the Web 2.0 conference Launchpad workshop. See Part 1 here. Zvents My friend Ethan Stock showed off Zvents, which launched last night. We’ve written about zvents here and here. In a nutshell, Zvents helps you create and locate the tens of thousands of monthly local events and has tons of awesome ajax, tagging and other… Read More

  • PubSub's List of Most Influential Blogs

    PubSub (profile) has been experimenting with blog stats recently (see their pubstats page). Zachary Rodgers reported earlier today that PubSub has released it’s newest stats tool – a list of the top 1,000 most influential blogs. The PubSub LinkRanks 1000 is a list of the most consistently influential sites that publish feeds, based on their average LinkRank scores over the past… Read More

  • Profile – PubSub

    Company: PubSub Location: New York Launched: February 9, 2004 What is it? PubSub, which is short for “publish and subscribe”, is a future search engine. It’s also called “persistent search”. Users input keywords on subjects that they are interested in. The keywords are stored, or “persistent”. PubSub’s matching engine compares these… Read More