Interviewing Marrisa Mayer – Take 2

by ornit on 11/11/2009

I first talked with Marissa last fall, at TechCrunch50, shortly after she announced GoogleNews and helped celebrate Google’s 10th anniversary with cupcakes and candles and a cheering TC50 crowd:

Alas, it wasn’t until the end of the day, when I found out that our over-20 minutes of videotaped conversation was gone – total audio loss due to a faulty microphone connection. I sat down again for another interview with Marissa, a few months later at the LeWeb conference in Paris. This time we discussed Google’s OpenSocial and content sharing and distribution on YouTube, which was just acquired by Google:


post-LeWeb posts: Finland, live from the sauna

by ornit on 9/11/2009

Blogger and communicator Andrea Vascellari, CEO of iTive, commented on the European blogosphere and shared his experiences from the social networking scene in Finland:


post-LeWeb posts: when Seesmic met Seesmic

by ornit on 9/11/2009

The Seesmic video conversation, discussed by LeWeb ’08 participants and Seesmic users – Phil Jeudy of San Fancisco-based Altaide Valley, and artist Philippe Lejeune:

I also asked another French expat, Seesmic investor  Jeff Clavier of  SoftTech VC about his take on video conversations:


@140conf: Following @jack

by ornit on 16/06/2009

I talked with Twitter Co-founder and Chairman Jack Dorsey at Jeff Pulver‘s 140 Characters Conference New York:
@tinromedia: “Why 140?”
@jack: “simple math” (not in so many words):

@tinromedia: “What do you see in Twitter?”
@jack: “globalness”

@tinromedia: “A Twitter’s Tweet? (140 characters or less)”
@jack: “We have a long way to go!”


post-LeWeb posts: Startup Competition winners

by ornit on 19/04/2009

Selected in 2007 by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women, Christine Lagarde Minister of Finance of France, introduced the winners of the Startup Competition at LeWeb 08, with Loic Le Meur and Robert Scoble: Viewdle (Ukraine), Webnode (Czech Republic) and Zoover (Netherlands):


post-LeWeb posts: Google

by ornit on 10/03/2009

Nikesh Arora, SVP, Google and President, EMEA Operations, shares Google’s vision about crossing language barriers with innovative translation technologies (from a LeWeb interview with Loic Le Meur):

In an interview with me, following a panel discussion titled Platform Love: Getting Along, David Glazer, Google’s Director of Engineering, referred to the expansion of social networking platforms:

He also discussed privacy standards and how they changed over time:


Sniffy sniff with GaryVee

by ornit on 21/02/2009

Gary Vaynerchuk shares his passion for wine, people, web 2.0 and business during the filming of Wine Library TV Episode #624 – Pinot Noir Blind Tasting. Episode and interview excerpts were filmed at the WLTV studio.


LIVE from Paris: “Le Bar Est Ouvert!”

by ornit on 1/02/2009

A Seesmic MeetUp at the Paradise Lounge Bar in Paris, brought together fellow Seesmic users (above), under the Seesmic tag “JUJU” (announced by Fred2Baro) to celebrate the daily Seesmic routine Le Bar Est Ouvert! started online (below) by KeepDaFunkAlive.


post-LeWeb posts: loving Dr. Helen Fisher

by ornit on 24/01/2009

Dr. Helen Fisher, Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University and Scientific Advisor at and, talks about Lust, Romance, Attachment and the Drive to Love at LeWeb 08.
Part 1 from a 6-part series posted on my YouTube channel:


post-LeWeb posts: the Gillmor Gang

by ornit on 9/01/2009

Excerpts from: The Gillmor Gang at LeWeb 08, moderated by Steve Gillmor with guests: Michael Arrington, Loic Le Meur, Robert Scoble, Marc Canter, Doc Searls, Gabe Rivera, Hugh McLeod and Loren Feldman, discuss the cultural differences between Internet entrepreneurs in USA and Europe.