Monthly Archives: April 2012

Another Dagger in the Heart of Job Boards?: BranchOut announces $25-million in additional backing for combat with LinkedIn

BranchOut’s new round of funding could heat up competition with LinkedInFor investors, it is a small price to pay: One US dollar for each of BranchOut’s current users. To CEO Rick Marini; it’s 25-million reasons to sleep better knowing his … Continue reading

Posted in BeKnown, BranchOut, careerbuilder, job boards, Josh Kaplan, LinkedIn, Monster, recruitment, staffing, Talascend, Talascend IT | 12 Comments

The Internet Economy and the Human Experience: Time for a Plan

Exponential growth raises economic & social questions. It’s been 27 years since Al Gore invented the internet.OK, I thought that might get your attention. We’ll talk about politicians and blog factual integrity later.It’s been 27 years since the internet was … Continue reading

Posted in bgc.perspectives, e-commerce, exponential growth of the internet economy, exponential technology growth, G-20, Josh Kaplan, Ray Kurzweil, Talascend, Talascend IT | Comments Off

Is Twitter ‘Jumping the Shark’ with new marketing partnerships?

Is Twitter advertising threatening its relevance?The fifth season of the sitcom Happy Days began with Arthur Herbert Fonzarelli (The Fonz) water skiing in his trademark leather jacket and jumping a tiger shark being held offshore in an attempt to prove … Continue reading

Posted in AmEx, Josh Kaplan, jumping the shark, re-tweeting advertisements, SXSW, Twitter advertising, Twitter search | Comments Off

The Evolution of the Contingent Worker

During my regularly scheduled industry analysis a couple weeks ago I happened upon a blogby Subadhra Sriram of Staffing Industry Analysts regarding the evolution of the contingent worker over the past five years. Five years ago, people wondered exactly what … Continue reading

Posted in 1099 contractors, at-will employment, company man, company woman, contingent workers, contract workers, full-time workers, recession, temporary workers | 2 Comments