Thursday, May 29, 2008

The Social Media Movie

This is a very nice movie that explains Social Media IN simple English.
At almost makes sense...

Social Media in Plain English from leelefever.


Veodia @ the Enterprise 2.0 conference Launchpad

Thank you for all your support.
Veodia was selected to present in the Enterprise 2.0 conference launchpad.

If you are in Boston - please come and see Veodia at booth 207

Thank you,


Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Live and on demand Video from French TechTour (2/...)

In case you do not attend this event, you could see live broadcast of it on Veodia.

Latest updates on

Live videos here:
On demand

Cool and useful.


Notes from French TechTour (1/...)

At Veodia we have many French team members.
Recently I attended several events around the IsraelWebTour and now it is time for the French Tech Tour.

Engaging with Analysts and the Media

Panelist guests:

  • Carla Thompson, Senior Analyst, Guidewire Group
  • Michal Lev-Ram, Fortune Senior Writer, Fortune
  • Rafe Needleman, Editor, Webware/CNET
  • Dean Takahashi, DigitalMedia Lead Writer, VentureBeat
Moderator: Jeff Clavier, Founder & Managing Partner, SoftTechVC

There is a blur between the 'official' journalists and the bloggers.

Consumer product - should be focusing on traditional channels (NY-T and such) as the bloggers are focusing on early adaptors and not on the mass audience.

Do and Don't on how to contact press and bloggers

- Introduction eMail - provide information about the company/product and how to reach you
- Contact from the CEO. Do not hide behind the PR team.
- No 25Mb PPT in eMail
- No embed video in eMail
- Make sure the mailing list does not include everyone on the TO field.
- Make sure you include the right person name and do not miss-spell the name of the Blogger...
- Embargo - control the process. In case there is a ... Notify all the bloggers who still keep it.
- Do not ask for a flow-up based on a competitor story
- Have a media kit (images, bio, white papers, demos) ready for a follow up.

To be continued.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Jing and Skitch - Screen Capture Tools

"An image worth a thousand words" (as long as it does not take too much time to produce...).

Screen shot and screen cast (movies) are one of my key tools to communicate, design and share ideas and content.

It use to be hard to capture a good snapshot, clean it, resize it and then add some text and other graphics to support your message.

Not anymore.

In the last few months, I've been using Jing from TechSmith.

It is a great tool that allows me to take snapshots as well as movies and to save them locally or on their hosting service. Very easy to use and the latest update include copy to clipboard and some other features, making it powerful and simple to use.

Sam Lawrence recently introduced me to Skitch.

Skitch has a clean UI and very simple and powerful features, such as resizing the snapshot and saving in several formats to the desktop (by D&D) and to a hosted service.

It also supports taking snapshots from the Webcam.

Introduction movie:

Two great tools to use on a daily basis.


Monday, May 19, 2008

Veodia - 'Business Ready' at Enterprise 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 conference is few weeks away and Veodia is getting ready.

We are going to announce some exciting news and to show you how to bring video to your business processes and daily activities.

+ I got a new suite...

But first...

We need your help. Please vote for Veodia to be part of the launchpad.
(We already won the first round...)

Please vote here:

Thank you,


Friday, May 9, 2008

Piposh / פיפוש

Blast from the past...

Many years ago I used to work with a great designer and animator.
Renard (Renan) Gluzman.

I remember working with him on Macromedia Director 4 and looking how he drew and animate amazing screens pixel by pixel.
Long time since we last met.

Anyway, for Israel's 60 birthday, he decided to share his famous games for free.

And even on facebook...
As I said, blast from the past.

Kept me smiling the whole day...


Thursday, May 8, 2008

Thoughts About Age and the Entrepreneur

Recently I read an interesting blog by Paul Kedrosky (Age and the Entrepreneur).

I have a theory that there are 3 time frames to start/join a start up:

Age 22:
Just finish army service (I am from Israel..). Young and Naive. Following some crazy ideas with some friends. Work hard and play harder.

After you spend some time in a start up, your spouse (which somehow you manage to find while working 16 hours a day) is fed up with your schedule and "ask" you to "find a real job". Or in my case, the start up is closed and/or acquired by a bigger company.

Age 35:
So you spent some time in a big company and learn how to do things, or how not to do things, you feel it is time to do something yourself. You pick up to phone and call your friends. If you are lucky / got smarter - there are not the same from the first start up... And you start your own or join a start up you believe in and know why you should be there.

(Let's hope your spouse is OK with you following this path again...)

Age 50:
Either you spent more than 20 year in a big company or worked for 10 start ups by now, you are ready to lead or support a new idea. You are a domain expert (or at least, other think you are) with no interest to work in the same domain... So you start, join or consult to a start up.

Does this theory work for you?